UWM student Alexis Ingebretsen is a biomedical sciences major who interned at Milwaukee City Health Department. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
UWM student Laetitia Zeba is a public health major who interns at the Foundation for Black Women's Wellness. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
UWM student Erick Rico-Sanchez is a mechanical engineering intern at Harley-Davidson. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
UWM student Hope Voorhies is a marketing intern at Direct Supply. She supports multiple lines of the company’s business, supporting digital marketing, execution of various projects and ensuring consistency across the board. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
UWM student Chloe Torres has been working with the Brain Injury Resource Center of Wisconsin through UWM’s Nonprof-IT program. The program helps nonprofit organizations with website design, social media assistance and other IT issues. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
UWM student Cedrick Antonio is an intern in health care administration at Advocate Aurora Health, helping to plan, direct and coordinate health services. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
An internship can be an important part of a college education. About 90% of employers prefer candidates with work experience, according to a 2017 survey published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
At UWM, thousands of students each year complete internships at businesses and nonprofits throughout southeastern Wisconsin, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to fledgling organizations. Those internships helps students develop skills, gain real-world experience and make connections with potential future employers.
In this photo slideshow, meet a few of the UWM students working at internships this year.