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Questions or comments about internships in the College of Arts and Sciences? Contact our internship coordinator:
Internship Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences
What is the timeline for the Spring 2018 Career Ready Internship Program?
Internship Email Invites Sent
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Committee Reviews Applications
Applications are due Monday, November 6, 2017.
Students turn in resumes and cover letters to A&S Internship Staff to send to employers
Upon notification of acceptance to the Spring 2018 program, students should begin working with Sarah Curry to submit resumes and cover letters for internship positions as soon as possible.
Sites and students interview and make final decisions
mid-November to Winter Break
|Students begin internships||Within the first few weeks of the semester/term|
Workshops coming up
"Resume Writing for Internships" workshop
What are the eligibility requirements for this program?
Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors from the College of Arts and Sciences will be invited to apply to the Career Ready Internship Program based on certain eligibility parameters (financial need, college standing, and in good academic standing with the university).
If you do not meet these requirements, we cannot consider your application for admission.
Graduate students and international students are not eligible for this program.
When reviewing applications, we will also consider: applicants’ GPA, application short
answer responses, and first-generation, or EOP status.
What is the application process for the Career Ready Internship Program?
Students who meet the eligibility requirements should complete the application emailed to them or available on the Arts & Sciences Internship webpage and submit it to Sensenbrenner Hall, Suite 103 or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program coordinators will select participants for further consideration in the program based on a number of factors (available sites, short answer essay questions, number of applicants, etc.) and those participants selected into this next phase of the program will be notified by email.
Selected participants will work with program coordinators and faculty coordinator (if applicable) to pursue specific internship opportunities. Acceptance into this phase of the program does not mean that the student has been guaranteed an internship placement. Employer requirements and hiring processes will vary, but will often require that applicants submit a resume, cover letter, and complete one or more interviews in order to secure an internship. Students are strongly encouraged to have their cover letters and resumes reviewed by the Career Services Center located in Holthusen Hall.
If I’m accepted for further consideration, how are internship site placements decided?
If you choose to go through your academic department to find an internship, you will work with your academic coordinator to find a “best-fit” internship. Each process is different. Most will ask what your interests are and where you would like to intern.
If you are interested in one of the internships posted through the Career Ready Internship Program:
You will rank your choices on your application
The committee will review your choices along with your short essay questions to determine what would be best for you and the available sites
Our committee will review applications and we will select some students to move to the next phase. We will send you the contact information for the sites you ranked and you will apply to these sites directly
The sites will ask for resumes and may contact you for an interview. Please note: They may be interviewing multiple students for one or two positions. We wanted this process to mirror a job search (narrowing selections based on interests, contacting employers, providing resumes, interviewing, etc.) after graduation
Initial acceptance to the program does not guarantee an internship. There may be multiple students applying for the same internship.
What internships are available?
Students have interned at places like: Child Protective Services, Milwaukee County Historical Society, Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation, Neighborhood House, and Discovery World. These placements are not guaranteed – just a representative sample of what could be offered. Refer to the A&S Internship webpage to view participating organizations and potential placements or see the question above for additional information on how to find internships.
Internships will be off-campus and may be connected to your major or career interests.
If I get an internship through my department, am I still a part of the Career Ready Internship Program?
You are considered a participant in both your academic department internship program and as a participant in the Career Ready Internship Program. Your academic department provides an educational component and connections to internships. The Career Ready Internship Program provides compensation and complementary services.
What are the Career Ready Internship Program Requirements?
Enroll in an internship course (through major dept or through A&S).
Commit to at least 10 hours a week to your internship site.
Work required number of hours for internship course (minimum of 140 usually).
Attend mandatory A&S internship sessions throughout the semester.
Submit bi-weekly signed time-logs by given deadlines.
What are the hour requirements for the Career Ready Internship Program?
a. You must complete the required number of hours for your internship academic course (usually 140 but verify with your instructor for this course).
b. You can be paid for up to 160 hours a semester, and must work a minimum of 140 hours. You can work more than 160 but you would not get paid for any hour over 160.
c. You cannot work more than 20 hours a week at your internship.
d. Your hours at your internship count as hours worked on campus. Your internship hours count toward the 20-hour cap instituted for student workers. If you work on campus, your hours at your campus job and at your internship together CANNOT exceed 20 hours a week, i.e. if you work 12 hours at your internship, you can only work up 8 hours at your campus job.
Can I receive academic credit? Do I have to enroll in an internship course?
Yes, as a participant of this program, the expectation is that you enroll in an internship course and receive academic credit for this experience. The educational component of your internship courses enriches your internship experience. It provides additional context and career support to what you are learning off campus.
However, on a case-by-case basis, we may make exceptions for a compelling reason. If you have questions about this requirement, please contact us.
What are the financial aid implications if I participate in this internship?
Wages earned during the semester count as earned income. It may affect financial aid that you receive the following year. You may have to report it on future federal and state tax returns.
If you have more questions, please contact the Marquette Office of Financial Aid (Zilber Hall, main floor) or call at (414) 288-4000. Be sure to specifically mention your participation in the Career Ready Internship Program funded through the Great Lakes grant.
What if I need help with my resume/interviewing skills?
There are many resources available to help you. The Career Services Center in Holthusen Hall is equipped with a team of Career Counselors and Career Interns who assist with a variety of career-related needs, including Resume and Cover Letter reviews, and interviewing preparation. The Arts & Sciences Internship Coordinator, Sarah Curry, also has extensive experience in helping students prepare resume documents and preparing students for job interviews. You may contact email@example.com with questions
To get started on your resume and cover letter, review the Career Service's Center Resume and Cover Letter guide:
How much will I be paid? How does payment work?
Students earn $13/hour for up to 160 hours/semester (but no less than 140 hours/semester).
Program participants must clock in and out of the online EmpCenter Timekeeping system each time they work in order to be paid for their hours worked.
Interns must also keep track of their hours on a time log that will be signed by site supervisors and submitted on a weekly basis.
Paychecks will be issued via direct deposit every other Wednesday. View Marquette's Student Employment Payroll Calendar here: Payroll Calendar
Will transportation be provided to my internship site?
We do not provide transportation for students. As much as possible, we try to partner with employers in the Milwaukee metro-area so students can use their MCTS-UPASS M-Card. If you have questions about activating your M-Card, check out MCTS's website.
I’ve been accepted to Career Ready Internship Program and have a site placement – what happens now?
1. Read your acceptance email thoroughly.
2. Sign and return the Acceptance form by the listed date. Please read it carefully before returning.
3. Enroll in your academic department’s internship course or ask for the special permission number for the ARSC 3987 course.
4. Complete the I-9 process if you have NOT worked on campus before.
5. Review the Site Agreement form with your site supervisor and return by the specific date.
How do I complete the I-9 Process?
Obtain a copy of your placement form from the College of Arts and Sciences. Please contact Sarah Curry (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the College of Arts & Sciences Office (Sensenbrenner Hall, Suite 103) to obtain this document.
Make sure you have the required verification documents which are needed to verify identity and employment authorization. Please see page 9 of the I-9 form to see the necessary forms of verification documents. For more information, look at this document on the I-9 process.
Bring the placement form from the College, the completed I-9 form, and all verifying documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid in Zilber Hall in person to complete the I-9 process.
How do I turn in my required forms (application, acceptance form, site agreement form, timesheets, etc.)?
All forms can be dropped off in Sensenbrenner Suite 103 by the required date/time.
All forms can also be emailed to email@example.com by the required date/time.
Are these forms available online?
When do internships begin and end?
You will be expected to begin your internship within the first couple weeks of the semester, and wrap up your internships during the last couple weeks of the semester so that you meet a minimum of 140 hours at your internship site.
You and your employer may choose to continue on with your internship after the semester ends, but the grant only allows Marquette to pay you for a maximum of 160 hours of work at the internship site during one semester.
Can I work during fall/spring break?
Yes! But remember, you cannot exceed the 20 hour a week limit. Timesheets must still be turned in even in class is not in session.
How many semesters do you support paid internships?
To serve as many students as possible, students are eligible for one semester of a paid internship through the A&S Internship Program. However, in some instances and with consent from your internship site, students may choose to continue an internship placement beyond one semester, however, you will not be eligible for further funding through the grant.
I didn’t receive an email about applying for the internship but I am interested in a paid internship?
If you feel that you meet eligibility requirements (unmet financial need, junior/senior status in the College of Arts & Sciences), please feel free to reach out to A&S Internship staff. We can verify eligibility.
If you feel that you don’t meet eligibility requirements and are still interested in an internship – you can contact the College of Arts & Sciences Internship Coordinator, Sarah Curry or reach out to the internship coordinator in your department OR check out the internships available on Handshake.