Individualized Studies Internships
We recommend that you complete an internship during your time in Individualized Studies. Internships can be very valuable experiences.
The knowledge, skills, and connections that you acquire through an internship can be key assets as you seek employment.
How to Get an Internship
If you want to pursue an internship, your Individualized Studies advisor will help you start the process.
You should begin searching for internships several months in advance because it can take time to secure a site.
WSU Career Services also offers support for students seeking internships. Additionally, some WSU academic departments allow students in Individualized Studies to take internships through their department.
In the past, students have interned at:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winona
- Mayo Clinic
- YMCA of Winona
- Interstate Sound
- OERC at WSU
- Sal’s Tile
- La Crosse Area Veterans Mentor Program
- JL Schwieters
- WSU Advising Services
- Women’s Resource Center
- WSU Football
- Student Success Center
- 4H After School Care Program
- Gunderson Health Systems
- WSU TRIO Program
Course Credit for Internships
You must complete at least 60 credits—with at least 21 credits of upper-division coursework—before you can register for an INDS internship course:
You can combine these 2 courses for a maximum of 12 credits for majors and 6 credits for minors.
- Individualized Studies Internship Contract and Proposal Form (PDF)
- Individualized Studies Internship Program Packet (PDF)
- Internship Hour Credit Equivalencies (PDF)
As you work through the Individualized Studies program, you should connect with WSU Career Services for support.
Not only can they help you with your post-grad career or additional schooling, but they also offer a variety of services to assist you achieve your internship goals, including:
- Handshake is WSU’s #1 job and internship search tool for students and alumni
- Interviewing.com is an online interview practice tool for students and alumni
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