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Internship Funds

Funding is available to employers in the Chippewa Valley to hire a student intern from UW-Eau Claire. The maximum award is $750.00 and can be used throughout a semester, summer or academic year.

Awards can be given to interns as an hourly wage or as a stipend.  Employers can apply for funding a maximum of two times for different internship positions and a modest employee match is required for funding.

Applications for funding assistance are accepted on a rolling basis, there is no deadline. An Internship Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations in a timely fashion.

What funds are available?

Bill Boyken/Charter Bank Internship Fund
Named in honor of Bill Boyken, former Charter Bank President and longtime supporter of UW-Eau Claire, this fund was established to encourage Chippewa Valley area employers to incorporate interns into their organization by offering them financial assistance. This fund increases awareness of the benefit of interns for local employers and exposes UW-Eau Claire students to employment opportunities in the Chippewa Valley.

Momentum Chippewa Valley Fund
This internship was created by the Momentum Chippewa Valley organization to encourage Chippewa Valley employers to incorporate interns into their organization by offering them financial assistance. This fund increases awareness of local employment opportunities which support a technology initiative.

Jim Pinter/SBC-Ameritech Fund
Named for Jim Pinter, community leader and long-time supporter of UW-Eau Claire, this fund was created to encourage Chippewa Valley employers to incorporate interns into their organization by offering them financial assistance.

What are the goals of these funds?

  • Strengthen the relationship between local employers and UW-Eau Claire
  • Increase awareness of local employers and job opportunities to UW-Eau Claire students, in hopes of increasing the number of graduates from UW-Eau Claire who stay in the Chippewa Valley
  • Provide financial assistance to employers who may have difficulty affording interns
  • Promote the value of internships to employers in the Chippewa Valley

Who should apply?

Any employer located in the Chippewa Valley who seeks to create a new internship position available to UW-Eau Claire students. 

How do I apply?

Complete the employer application form. Applications will be reviewed by the Internship Review Committee and award recipients will be notified.

What role does the employer play in this process?

If selected for financial assistance it is expected that the employer demonstrate a commitment to the valuable learning experience that internships offer students, organizations and UW-Eau Claire. This commitment includes:

  • Providing meaningful work for the student that challenges him/her on the job.
  • Providing a mentor-like experience through organized supervision of the intern.

Career Services staff can help employers better define typical internship duties and responsibilities and promote internship opportunities to students. Contact Staci Heidtke, Associate Director of Career Services at heidtksl@uwec.edu or 715-836-5358 with any questions about internship funds.

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