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WIU's Equal Opportunity and Access Internship Program


The program’s purpose is to enhance the University’s Equal Opportunity and Access program by increasing the pool of qualified women and minorities for administrative positions. The program provides women and minority employees with an opportunity to develop and increase administrative skills in an area of their interest. The program is not intended to guarantee a change in employment or salary status when the internship period ends.


Employees are offered the opportunity to work on a temporary released-time basis under the direction of an appropriate administrative mentor. These internships are typically either half-time for a full academic year or full-time for one semester. Administrative interns observe and participate in many of the University’s administrative decision-making processes during the internship experience. Interns and mentors also define a specific project to focus the administrative experience.

All continuing employees are eligible to apply. Past experience has shown that selection and placement through the program can enhance the competitiveness of interns who apply for administrative positions.

Typically, applicants possess at least a bachelor's degree.

Applicants for the Administrative Internship Program should submit:

  • a completed Internship Application Form (PDF);
  • a current resume;
  • the names and addresses of two references and;
  • immediate supervisor's statement of support.

Additional Internship Information

For additional information and assistance in completing the application process, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access, Sherman Hall 203, (309)298-1977.

Applications are typically accepted late in the fall semester. Watch the Campus Connection or call (309)298 - 1977 for deadline for receipt of all application materials.

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