Dahl School of Business

Internships

Internships—Dahl is the only B-School that guarantees all business students a PAID internship or field practicum!

An internship provides an opportunity for students to gain work experience related to their academic major or career field, explore career options while in school, and earn academic credit for the experience.  All of our students complete at least one internship, and employer ratings for these students have consistently exceeded 4.0 on a 5.0 scale. The relationships we establish with area businesses have proven valuable to our students while they are here and after they graduate.   This invaluable opportunity is often the edge that employers are looking for upon entering the job market after graduation.

The internship required in your Dahl School program will be PAID -- guaranteed!  If the employing site cannot pay you, we will.  It is as simple as that.

What is an internship?

An internship provides an opportunity for students to gain work experience related to their academic major or career field, explore career options while in school, and earn academic credit for the experience. Benefits of an internship include:

  • Acquire resume building experience essential to obtaining full time employment.
  • Develop and/or increase your marketable skills.
  • Observe the work place and see if it matches your expectations.
  • Begin to develop your network of professional contacts.
  • Develop mentor-type relationships.
  • Ease transition from student to work world.
  • The opportunity to integrate classroom theory with practical work experience, which makes the classroom more exciting.

What steps should I take to get an internship?

  • Learn more about internships at Viterbo University by reviewing the FAQ page
  • Make an appointment with Viterbo's intern and employer relations coordinator, Alyssa Gostonczik, at 608-796-3829 or argostonczik@viterbo.edu.
  • Begin exploring some internship sites by checking out Career Connect/Purple Briefcase, talking with your advisor and professors, and checking other sources such as online internship directories, newspapers, or with people you know