Hiring Student Interns
Internships are pre-professional learning experiences that offer meaningful, practical work experience related to a student's field of study or career interest. Internships allow students to apply principles and theory learned in the classroom in a professional environment.
When you hire an intern, you create employment opportunities for UW students, help them develop marketable skills, and increase administration/student interaction. Supervision of student interns is considered a contribution to student development and is a form of education.
|Why Hire an F&A Intern?||Why Work as an F&A Intern?|
|Find enthusiastic, innovative workers who can contribute new ideas based on their academic learning||Get a full and realistic view of work life|
|Meet goals of senior leadership to provide work opportunities for students at the UW||Integrate academic preparation with practical application and skill development in the workplace|
|Cost-effective opportunity to evaluate a potential future employee||Get the opportunity to network with professionals in a field of interest|
|Connect with students with specialized skills and/or knowledge||Get the chance to explore career options and develop hands-on work experience and transferable skills|
|Develop skills in how to manage student workers and the satisfaction of helping students progress in their career path||Gain opportunities to learn new skills and gain information with other student interns on career development, teamwork, customer service|
How to Create a Finance & Administration Internship
Complete and submit an Internship Funding Request
Include this information:
- Job title and description
- Goals and learning objectives
- Outcomes and metrics
- Start date/end date
After F&A approval, post to Husky Jobs, hire, onboard and manage intern. Help is available from F&A if needed.
How to find Finance & Administration Internships:
F&A Internships are posted to HuskyJobs throughout each quarter. They vary in time commitment, skills needed and length of position. To find an internship in an F&A department, search HuskyJobs on keywords related to the department.
Internships Are Not:
- Primarily clerical tasks (these should comprise no more than 20% of an internship)
- Jobs that provide little opportunity for students to gain practical experience that complements their academic learning
- Part-time jobs with little or no training, guidance and supervision
- Volunteer positions
Expectations for Finance & Administration Units
- Provide interns with real work assignments
- Hold orientations for all involved
- Provide time for interns to attend team activities and trainings
- Encourage team involvement
- Showcase intern work through opportunities to present at team meetings