We are excited that you are considering a partnership with the Great Lakes-funded Career Ready Internship Program! This program facilitates internships between eligible juniors and seniors and Milwaukee-area organizations, providing students with valuable and necessary work experience and employers with an opportunity to work with a diverse and talented group of future Marquette University grads.

Drawing on funding provided by the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates, Marquette's College of Arts and Sciences Career Ready Internship Program provides compensation ($13 per hour, 160 hours maximum) and academic credit (3 credit hours) to undergraduate students participating in newly established off-campus internships. Eligible students include juniors and seniors who are in good academic standing and who meet financial eligibility as determined by the financial aid office. The links below provide further information for prospective employers as well as current employer participants.

Prospective Employers

Current Employers

Prospective Employers

Eligible Students

  • Program participants have majors within the College of Arts and Sciences. See the full list of Arts and Sciences majors.

  • Students with a liberal arts-based education tend to have strong communication and critical thinking skills, which could be broadly applied in a wide variety of positions.

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Expectations for Participating Employers

  • Employers should provide interns with an educational experience that allows them to apply their academic learning in a professional setting.
  • Develop a plan for student(s) to work at the internship for no more than 160 hours per semester.
  • Provide mentorship and professional training experiences.
  • Employers will NOT be required to provide compensation, as the grant enables the university to compensate students through the Marquette payroll.
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How to get involved

  • To find out more about our program, contact our Arts and Sciences Internship Coordinator, Sarah Curry ( or 414-288-4434)
  • We will discuss your organization's needs and how they might work as an internship for one of our students.

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current employers

Important dates and deadlines

  • Internship Email Invites Sent: October 6, 2017

  • Information Sessions: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 and Thursday, October 26, 2017 *Location TBD

  • Application is Due: Sunday, November 5, 2017

  • Committee Notifies Students of Decisions: Friday, November 10, 2017

  • Students turn in resumés and cover letters to Career Ready Internship Staff to send to employers: Sunday, November 19, 2017

  • Sites and students interview and make final decisions: November 20, 2017 -- end of the semester

  • Students begin internships: Within first few weeks of the semester/term

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Affiliation agreements

  • Once you have hired a student from the Career Ready Internship Program, our office will send you an affiliation agreement. This form is modeled on a standard affiliation agreement used by Marquette University for companies hosting Marquette interns.
  • We ask that you read through the form and return a signed copy (a scanned version is perfectly acceptable) to our office (
  • We will be emailing you a personalized version of the affiliation agreement. However, a sample version of the document can be found here.

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Job Description

Employers sometimes wonder where to start when it comes to drafting a job description for interns. Here are a few suggestions about what to include:

Internship Title (Avoid using internal titles, abbreviations, or acronyms that a student may not be familiar with or understand.)
Department (If applicable, include a specific department. For example: Marketing and Communications or Research Lab.)
Brief overview of the internship (You might also explain how the internship position fits within the overall organization, giving students an idea of how their work will serve your larger mission or operations.)
Description of responsibilities and duties (This section will outline the functions that the intern will perform or the projects on which he/she will be working. It may be formatted however you would like, but bullet points are sometimes easier to read/comprehend.)
Qualifications and skills (This may include actual technical skills or a certain level of education needed to perform the job successfully, as well as personality traits and soft skills. To attract qualified students regardless of major, we recommend adding a line that states, "Students from a variety of majors/backgrounds within the Arts & Sciences are encouraged to apply.")
Compensation (Clarify whether or not the student will be paid.)

In addition to the categories listed above, you may want to include the following:

Additional opportunities that the student may have (ex: professional development).
Additional information (ex: Site location, information about the work environment or accommodations provided)
About the company (a section that would highlight your organization's background, products, mission, vision, values, or other relevant information)

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Contact us

As students begin their internships, our office will be in contact with your organization regarding affiliation agreements and site agreements (to be filled out with your interns). If you have any questions or concerns regarding this paperwork, timekeeping, or any other part of the program, we encourage you to contact our Internship Coordinator, Sarah Curry, for clarification. We are dedicated to facilitating the best possible experience for both our student interns and our participating employers.

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