Internships

The School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville gives you an opportunity, and support, to invest in your future with an internship as a requirement to graduate.

As an intern you will gain real-world experience from professionals in your industry. Internships provide experience with hands-on learning and merging academic knowledge with professional skills.

You will also build and enhance your professional network. There are ample opportunities to attend meetings and events that will provide contact with many professionals in your industry. These professionals make good contacts and references for a successful future career.

Internships give knowledge, skills, and contacts that make you more desirable in the job market.

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To qualify as an internship for credit, a potential job opportunity must:

  • Be clearly linked to the student's business administration or accounting education
  • Require a university education in the job description or to perform job duties
  • Begin after the internship application has been approved
  • Require at least 80 hours of work per credit. (240 hours are required for 3 credits)*
  • Require at least 20 hours of work per week
  • Be a paid position if it is with a for-profit employer. In addition, the job must not be with a business owned or run nor supervised by a member or a close friend of the student’s family.

For Employers

There are many reasons to hire a University of Wisconsin-Platteville intern. You may gain a potential future employee and get the chance to observe them over time. You can help the next generation of business leaders to apply their classroom learning. Also, interns may have technical or other knowledge that can make them a cutting-edge addition to any team.


Approve job duties that the intern has developed cooperatively with the internship coordinator or provide a list of job duties. The duties must require some college education.

  • Provide ongoing, informal feedback to the intern about their work performance.
  • Complete a final evaluation of intern's performance using an online employer evaluation form. The intern first submits an internship self-evaluation, then you the employer will receive a message directing you to a link to complete the online evaluation.
  • The employer evaluation must be submitted before the student’s internship grade will be processed.
  • Employers are strongly encouraged to conduct a face-to-face meeting to explain their evaluation of the intern’s performance to the student intern.
  • Perform assigned duties satisfactorily and professionally.
  • Comply with all company regulations, health and safety rules, and legal requirements.
  • Follow all company policies.
  • Comply with all applicable university regulations.

Arranging an internship for an accounting or a business major is easy. For more information, call the UW-Platteville School of Business at 608.342.1660.

  • Consider posting internship opportunities using Handshake.
  • The UW-Platteville Career and Professional Development Office is a great resource for employers.
  • UW-Platteville has consistently provided interns who are hardworking, conscientious, and dedicated to learning.