Be an Intern with Career & Leadership Development!

Here in Career & Leadership Development, we don’t just write about interns, we hire them, too! Applications are now being accepted for the 2012-13 academic year. Here is a run-down of the available opportunities. All are paid positions.

  • Budget Specialist Intern (15 hours/week): The Budget Specialist Intern will be working in the new Student Involvement Office (to be located where the existing Women’s Resource Center is presently located). This intern will assist SUF (Segregated University Fees) funded student organizations in understanding how to request, access, and use their SUF monies.
  • Involvement Interns (3 positions – 15 hours/week): Again working out of the new Student Involvement Office, the Involvement Interns will be responsible for staffing the Office, helping students with JOIN!, working with students to develop involvement plans, and presenting to New Student Seminar classes and student organizations.
  • Pride Interns (3 positions – 15 hours/week): The three Pride Interns will be responsible for staffing the PB Poorman PRIDE Center, supporting educational programs and connecting with faculty, staff, and organizations that address LGBT student issues.
  • SEAL Interns (12 positions – 15-20 hours/week): The Student Entertainment & Awareness League is UW-Whitewater’s primary programming board, bringing you bands, comedians, movies, night clubs, and a whole host of other fun activities. The available roles are as follows:
    • Community Service Intern: Coordinates the America Reads program as well as other service initiatives.
    • Entertainment Interns: Coordinate a variety of events designed to bring the campus community together in socially entertaining ways.
    • Greek Life Intern: Implements Greek life initiatives, educational programs, and alumni outreach.
    • Management Intern: Responsible for the day-to-day operation of SEAL and outreach to student groups for opinions and collaboration.
    • Movie Interns: Coordinate weekly weekend movies.
    • Large Events Intern: Coordinates larger weekend entertainment events and acts as a liaison with Residence Life.
    • Promotions Intern: Assists all SEAL Interns with additional promotional support and promotes events electronically (Facebook, Twitter, videos, etc.).
  • Graphic Designers (10-15 hours/week): Seeking a career in graphic design? This ideal opportunity provides you with real design experience working on projects for Career & Leadership Development as well as SEAL.
  • Front Desk Staff (8-12 hours/week): Work on the front lines of Career & Leadership Development. Our Front Desk Staff are responsible for the reception and clerical needs of the office.

While not a part of Career & Leadership Development, you can also apply to be a Campus Service Officer (CSO – formerly Event Crew). Working 7-15 hours/week, you will serve as a resource to students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the campus community by providing awareness of security. The CSOs will assist with officer duties, such as pedestrian crossing and night patrol. CSOs will also assist in executing the campus’ Special Event Policy and the Academic Building Manager duties. Shifts vary between early morning, late night, and weekends.

Application Information

  1. Applications are available at The entire application process is done electronically.
    1. Complete and submit the online application.
    2. Send your resume to
    3. Have 2 references complete and submit the online reference form at
  2. Applications are due by Friday, March 23. Completed applications must include the online application, 2 references, and a resume.
  3. Interviews will be held on April 12th and 13th.
  4. Decisions and notifications will be made the week of April 23rd.
  5. A new employee meeting will take place before the end of the spring semester.

If you have questions about these employment opportunities or the application process, contact Melissa Grosso at

Intern Spotlight: Megan Rice ’11

Megan Rice

Megan Rice, Senior (May 2011)
Major: Finance
Internship: Global Finance Intern for Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions Unit

How did you find out about this internship? What interested you in the position?

I have always known Johnson Controls to be a company with a reputation of quality and integrity. Upon researching the company, I discovered their passion for sustainability which paralleled my own. I knew this was the type of company I wanted to work for. I initially found the internship on the company’s website. About two weeks later, I received a phone call requesting an interview. I had one on site interview and received an offer a few days later.

Describe your internship experience.

I currently hold the position of Global Finance Intern for Johnson Controls’ Power Solutions business unit. My team is transitioning to a new global financial reporting system (used by over 3,000 people throughout the world), and my job is to assist with this transition. In my role, I help analyze any discrepancies in the translation of financial reports. I have also been quite busy training employees who will be using this system on a daily basis worldwide.

What have you learned during your internship? How does this opportunity relate to your career goals?

Where to begin?! I have polished my analytical skills by applying the concepts I have learned in my formal education at UW-Whitewater to practical applications in my internship. My supervisor has played an active role not only in my career aspirations but also in my education. She has encouraged me to take an additional accounting course and a course in multinational business finance to enhance my abilities as a financial analyst. I love being able to learn a concept in my accounting class and apply it the very next day at my internship. I no longer sit in class wondering if I will ever use this information. I have become much more active and engaged in my education.

What advice would you give other students about internships?

Have fun! It is a lot of work, but it can be extremely rewarding if you enjoy the experience. I have taken pleasure in meeting people from almost every continent and in doing things I never thought I might. Take your responsibility seriously but have some fun along the way.

Are you having or have you had an outstanding internship experience like Megan? Tell employers, faculty, and fellow UW-W students what makes/made your internship experience so great! Be featured in the Intern Spotlight! To learn more, please visit the UW-W Intern of the Month Program info page.

Be sure to check out past featured students’ stories as well!