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Environmental Management and Business InstituteEMBI

Internship Roles

EMBI Advisor: The EMBI advisor is a UWGB faculty or staff member that acts as a liaison between the interns and EMBI.

The Intern: The interns are the center of the project acting as project leaders. Success rests with them.

Intern Supervisor: The intern supervisor is an employee of the sponsoring organization who is knowledgeable about the organization's processes and procedures.

Intern Supervisor

The intern supervisor is an employee of the sponsoring organization who is knowledgeable about the organization's processes and procedures. Some of the responsibilities of the intern supervisor are to:

  • Help determine work schedules for the intern.
  • Provide the interns with any information or training regarding the sponsoring organization's procedures and regulations, safety & health concerns. Also inform the interns of what information is confidential.
  • Inform all involved parties (management, other employees, etc.) of the intern and of their project(s). Also, the intern supervisor will make sure that these parties know the importance of the intern, and that it is imperative that they cooperate with the intern.
  • Provide the interns with a workplace, and proper equipment (computer, phone, etc.).
  • Provide the interns with the proper funding for equipment, supplies, and anything else that will help the intern do their job properly.
  • Thoroughly review any findings, tests, or proposals, to check for accuracy, correct assumptions, and proper work.
  • Review the intern's final report, checking for accuracy, completeness, as well as checking for any confidential information.
  • At the end of the project, evaluate the interns' performances, and send the evaluations to EMBI.
  • Provide EMBI with feedback about the internship successes and failures. Describe any concerns, or ideas to make the EMBI internship program a more beneficial program in the future.

The Intern

Interns are the center of the project. They will act as the project leaders, and will determine whether the project succeeds or fails. They will need to apply knowledge learned in the classroom and apply it to real life situations, but only in ways that do not interfere with the current operations at the sponsoring organization.

Intern responsibilities include the following:

  • Determine work schedules and establish a list of specific goals for the internship with your supervisor. These should be given to your EMBI advisor.
  • Work in responsible and appropriate manors. You will need to learn about the sponsoring organization's procedures and regulations, safety & health concerns, as well as determine what information is confidential. See the EMBI guide on Ethics & Confidentiality. You should seek this information within the first few days of work, and afterwards act accordingly. Working within these boundaries is imperative, and failing to do so may result in termination of the internship. Do not make assumptions regarding procedures, regulations, health & safety concerns, or confidentiality; ask questions if you have any.
  • Regularly inform your supervisor and EMBI advisor of updates on your project. Keep a daily log of your work, and include it in a bi-weekly report for your supervisor and EMBI advisor. Also keep track of your hours, and forward your timesheets to sponsoring organization or EMBI in a timely manner.
  • Prepare a final report of an overview of your internships, and present the final report to EMBI and the sponsoring organization.