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Train on the job

In economics, we place an emphasis on preparing you for what comes after college. With a steady supply of graduates each year, internships can make sure that you graduate with the experience to set you apart as a job or graduate school candidate. Through our internship program, you will gain direct, relevant experience in your chosen career path. In addition, our internships help create career networks and contacts in the field that often lead to job offers before graduation.

Internships in economics can come about in a myriad of organization and business types — after all, economic theory and analysis underlies nearly all aspects of our society, and our students are placed in a wide range of locations. From financial firms and insurance agencies, to tech and manufacturing companies, we will find the right place for you to apply your classroom knowledge to the real-world workplace.

For many of our students internships provide that first step into employment, a whole new learning environment and a first opportunity to apply the skills they have developed here at UWEC.

Dr. Thomas Kemp, economics chair & internship director

Examples of past internship placements in economics

Not only have the following local businesses and organizations provided internships for Blugolds, several have later employed our graduates full time as well.

  • Citizens Community Bank
  • City of Eau Claire
  • City of Chippewa Falls
  • Northwestern Bank
  • Marten Transport
  • MMX Management
  • Weir Minerals of North America
  • EMC Insurance

  • Eau Claire Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corporation
  • Xcel Energy Corp
  • U.S. Bank
  • United Way of the Chippewa Valley
  • Western Dairyland Community Action Agency
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Orgel Wealth Management

My internship at Orgel Wealth Management introduced me to the financial industry and the various software platforms used by financial planners. It has been extremely valuable to have on my resume and for the work experience it provided. It was a fantastic learning experience and has encouraged me to pursue work in the field of banking and finance.

Michael Korbol, '16 business economics


An internship is a great way to experience a career before you graduate. More than 200 employers come to campus for college employment fairs each year, and many more internships are arranged by faculty.

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