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Human Biology Internships

A hands-on Degree

We'll teach you to think and to do.

Internships allow you to test drive a future profession. It's an out-of-the classroom experience that transform knowledge into action. And since Green Bay is a regional hub for health care, internship possibilities abound!

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Internships for Credit

You can obtain internship credit for:

  1. Conducting a supervised practical experience with a professional in the community who has expertise relevant to your career goals.
  2. Serving as a teaching assistant in a Human Biology course.
  3. Shadowing a healthcare professional.

The University has specific guidelines if you who wish to enroll in an internship. In addition, the Human Biology program has specific guidelines that you must meet, including junior or senior standing and a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. If you don't meet the minimum GPA requirement, you must receive special permission from a Human Biology faculty member in order to enroll in an internship.

1 Supervised Practical Experience

Credit Requirement Guidelines

Internships in Human Biology are usually completed for 1-3 credits. For a 1-credit internship, conduct a minimum of three hours per week of work. In a 14 week semester, that would be a total of 42 hours of work for one credit.

Internship Course Guidelines
  • Have regular meetings with your instructor.
  • Follow the UW-Green Bay writing policy in preparation of the paper. Additional requirements regarding style and format may be given by the instructor (e.g. the instructor may request that the paper be written in the format of a particular journal in the field). Prepare a draft for review by the instructor before the final typed copy is submitted.
Registration Requirements
  • A proposal form should be filled out and agreed upon by you, your instructor and the field supervisor. The form requests a description of the internship, a timetable for the project and the basis for evaluation.
  • After the form is filled out, the field supervisor, the instructor and the Human Biology Chairperson must approve the proposal form before you can register for the course.

2 Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship

  1. Must be second semester junior or first or second semester senior.
  2. Must be either Human Biology or Biology major.
  3. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  1. Conduct 50 minute discussion groups twice a week or assist in a 3 hour laboratory.
  2. Develop appropriate study materials for students (lecture subject summaries, study guide materials, practice exam questions, etc.)
  3. Assist in proctoring class and/or laboratory examinations.
  4. Attend lectures.
  5. Meet with faculty member supervisor once every 2 weeks.
  6. Complete a journal, closing report or portfolio including activities developed to aid student learning, personal learning experiences in teaching students, materials used in instructing students, etc.

3 Internship Shadowing of a Healthcare Professional

Many professional programs require applicants to have experience in the career in which they wish to pursue. You can earn only one (1) internship credit for this type of experience. This credit will serve as an elective and will not count towards any upper level requirements.

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All Across Wisconsin

A whole host of organizations in our community need your expertise!

Because of our partnerships with local organizations and the need for science experts everywhere, many students find internships throughout the area. Past internships have taken place at the following places, among others:

  • Boys and Girls Club Green Bay
  • Ripon Medical Center
  • UW-Green Bay
  • YMCA
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Kress Events Center
  • Rivers Bend Health and Rehab
  • Luxemburg-Casco High School
  • Bay Cliff Health Camp
  • Bellin - Titletown
  • Oshkosh Corporation
Curt Hemphill, Human Biology major

Professional Connections

"The internship is undoubtedly one of the most influential healthcare experiences. I am still benefiting from numerous professional connections I have made throughout my time at Bellin Health…I hope more students from UW-Green Bay get to share this incredible experience."

Curt Hemphill, '19
Human Biology major

Professor Brian Merkel

Want to Know more?

Professor Brian Merkel found his passion as a professor and researcher focusing on on the effects of environmental toxicants and herbal supplements on immune function. He wants to help students find their passion and make that their career, too. If you have questions, he can help.

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