Rock Internship Program

The purpose of the 2019 Summer Rock Internship Program is to accelerate personal, as well as professional, skills development and career-related exposure for rising High School Seniors. This structured, earn-and-learn (paid internship) model will provide students with a meaningful, career pathway experience that will serve as a foundational element of their Academic & Career Plan (ACP); thereby, positioning students for future academic and workplace success. As such, students will gain: valuable interviewing, job searching and resume building experience; direct, career exposure at a worksite; opportunities to develop or improve communication, critical thinking, leadership and teamwork skills; and important networking connections. For a recap of the 2018 program, click here.

Internship placements will be determined by a combination of factors, including but not limited to: match-making / compatibility with student ACP and the types of available internships. The program will last for a total of six weeks (i.e. up to 30 hours per week), beginning on June 10th with a Signing and Orientation Day. Then on June 17th, students will report to their designated worksites. Additional activities will take place at BTC's Central Campus, as well. The last day of the program is August 2nd. Additional program details are highlighted below. 

The application period for the 2019 Rock Internship program is closed. 

The Rock Internship Program is a collaborative talent development offering supported by participating employers, Blackhawk Technical College, Rock County 5.0 and the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board.

For additional program details, continue reading below; download the Student or Employer flyer; and/or contact Kerry Osmond, the Internship Coordinator (608.757.7728).

Participating Employers

Student Participation & Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be at least 16 years and a resident of Rock County, WI, by the Signing and Orientation Day; and be eligible to work in the U.S. and Rock County, WI.
  • Students must have parental and/or legal guardian consent and be able to document said consent, by the Signing and Orientation Day.
  • Students must be entering their senior year of High School, as identified and/or recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction or an accredited education organization.
  • Students must have reliable transportation, ensuring full access and participation as it relates to every program obligation outlined with this manual and the Internship Program Participation Agreement.
  • Students must have an active ACP; be making progress toward fulfilling and/or meeting district-specific ACP requirements; and there must be alignment with the identified internship and the ACP.
  • Students were required to apply online and submit a completed application, including one Letter of Reference from an existing district staff or faculty member, by no later than February 22, 2019

Internships Available

Architecture & Engineering

Architecture & Engineering (Angus Young Associates Intern)

This position will serve as a team member, working directly with professional architects and engineers on a local project. The intern will have the opportunity to experience, as well as apply, architectural and engineering principles from concept to design.

 

Architecture & Engineering (Civil Engineering)

Architecture & Engineering (Batterman Civil Engineering Intern)

As a part of our growing civil engineering team, you will assist in the design and construction management of various transportation, land/site development, infrastructure, and facility improvement projects. We provide a supportive work atmosphere, where you will be mentored by respected leaders in the Civil Engineering/Surveying Profession.  

Project opportunities may range from interstate reconstruction field inspection, along the I-39 corridor to local government infrastructure (e.g. Town, City and County) and private sector redevelopment design or field inspection. Examples of duties you may be performing include:

  • Provide assistance to the Project Manager for Construction projects, including maintaining project records and documentation
  • Provide assistance on design projects including plan preparation, data collection, report writing and design field review
  • Provide assistance on traditional construction layout projects and stake-less paving operations
  • Provide assistance in the inspection of highway culverts and local road reconditioning/reconstruction
  • Provide assistance in the inspection of private sector development

Business Management & Administration (Admin. & Accounting)

Business Management & Administration (BTC Admin. & Accouting Intern)

The candidate chosen for this internship will gain exposure in the following areas/duties of the Accounting Department at Blackhawk Technical College:

  • Account reconciliations
  • Entering journal entries into our accounting software
  • Entering, taking inventory and fiscal year end reconciliations of fixed assets
  • Daily and monthly bank reconciliations
  • Accounts payable processing
  • Accounts receivable (entering of contracts, invoice preparation and collection of payments from third party accounts)
  • Process daily deposits
  • Payroll processing
  • Quarterly payroll tax preparation
  • Benefits billing
  • Working with the Purchasing department
  • Reconciling P-cards
  • Auditing expense reports
  • Reconciling daily cashiering sessions
  • Filing

 

Business Management & Administration (Customer Care)

Business Management & Administration (Kerry Customer Care Intern)

As a member of Kerry's Customer Care Department, the intern will provide an array of team member support and assistance. In doing so, the intern will gain first-hand knowledge and related experience as it concerns Kerry's global customer care practices and policies; data collection, analysis and reporting; inter-departmental engagement and support; and other duties as assigned.

 

Business Management & Administration (Customer Service Representative)

Business Management & Administration (SASid Customer Service Intern)

As a member of SASid's team, the intern will provide support and assistance as it concerns: inbound and outbound phone / email correspondence; performing data entry and other related functions using proprietary software; and providing other types of administrative support as assigned.

Possessing excellent communication and computer skills, as well as an energetic and lively personality, are the key qualifications for this intern position.

 

Business Management & Administration (Human Resources)

Business Management & Administration (Kerry Human Resources Intern)

As a member of Kerry's Human Resources Service Center, the intern will provide an array of team member support and assistance. In doing so, the intern will gain first-hand knowledge and related experience as it concerns global employment practices and policies; data collection, analysis and reporting; vendor engagement and contracting; and other duties as assigned.

 

Finance (Commercial/Retail Client Service Specialist)

Finance (Johnson Financial Group Commercial/Retail Client Service Specialist Intern)

As a member of Johnson Financial Group’s team, the intern will provide support and assistance to Clients and Relationship Manager’s alike.  The intern will perform data entry, data collection, analysis reporting, inter-departmental engagement/support and all other duties as assigned.  In doing so, the intern will gain first-hand knowledge and related experience as it pertains to Johnson Financial Group’s customer expectation standards and policies/procedures. At Johnson Financial Group, you’ll experience a welcoming culture unlike any other that inspires, challenges, and empowers our team to give their best at work and in the communities where they live. 

Possessing excellent communication, computer skills and confidentiality are key qualifications for this intern position.


Fire & Emergency Services (City FD)

Fire & Emergency Services (City of Beloit Fire Department Intern)

The City of Beloit Fire Department is offering an internship for a firefighter career exploration and immersion experience. This internship will immerse the candidate into the daily emergency operations for the fire department and emergency medical services. 

This includes: observatory response to emergency incidents; daily equipment checks; maintenance; skills training; and special project work assigned by the Fire Chief or designee. 

Candidates will be exposed to the work, weather, and potentially hazardous conditions. A uniform is required. Desirable candidates should have a strong interest in pursuing the fire service as a career.

Fire & Emergency Services (Town FD)

Fire & Emergency Services (Town of Beloit Fire Department Intern)

The Town of Beloit Fire Department is offering an internship for a firefighter career exploration and immersion experience. This internship will immerse the candidate into the daily emergency operations for the fire department and emergency medical services. 

This includes: observatory response to emergency incidents; daily equipment checks; maintenance; skills training; and special project work assigned by the Fire Chief or designee. 

Candidates will be exposed to the work, weather, and potentially hazardous conditions. A uniform is required. Desirable candidates should have a strong interest in pursuing the fire service as a career.

Health Sciences (Clinic Administration)

Health Sciences (Beloit Health System Clinic Administration Intern)

JOB SUMMARY

Beloit Clinic interns develop their talent through experiential learning, formal training, and interacting with industry professionals who serve as Intern Managers. Interns learn about the inner workings of the health organization, gain broader perspective on the health field and career options through internship placement, networking events, site tours, and career exploration experiences. Beloit Clinic Interns have the opportunity to learn the importance of ethics and confidentiality, professional behavior and appearance, proper patient interaction - including age-specific competencies, infection control, fire safety and security.

As a Beloit Clinic intern, you will play an integral role in caring for our community. Our goal is to ensure that your intern experience is as rewarding for you as it is beneficial for our patients, families, visitors and caregivers.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

  • Work to positively impact the patient care experience by greeting and assisting patients, families and guests by escorting them to and from their appointments and other destinations throughout the Beloit Health System Campus.
  • Clean and tidy rooms after each patient encounter and ensure rooms are adequately stocked.
  • Maintain Comfort in the Waiting Room by offering guests blankets, activities, beverages and updates about their loved ones
  • Work with Clinic Leadership on Special Projects such as Health Fairs, Patient Experience Initiatives.  
  • Acts as an intermediary between clinic administration on behalf of patients and their families.

INTERN REQUIREMENTS

  1. KNOWLEDGE AND TRAINING
  • Must be 17 years of age by June 1st
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently 

2.  AUTHORITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Must be able to organize and prioritize multiple demands.
  • Maintains ethical conduct and keeps personal and medical patient information confidential.
  • Adheres to established health system and departmental policies, rules and regulations.
  • Maintains appropriate levels of attendance, initiative and productivity.
  • Reporting Relationship: Clinic Administration

 

Health Sciences (Environmental & Public Health)

Health Sciences (Rock County Environmental & Public Health Intern)

The Environmental Public Health Intern will be responsible for assisting Rock County Environmental Health staff. Primary responsibilities will be beach, lake, river and stream monitoring to evaluate water quality concerns; conducting a mosquito surveillance monitoring program to assist in evaluating potential vector-borne diseases in the community; and assisting with groundwater monitoring.  The intern would be expected to be able to perform general field collection of samples in a variety of outdoor conditions.  The intern may also provide support to specific public health programs, by presenting materials at health fairs and/or community events.  The internship will also obtain exposure to a large variety of public health roles through job shadowing of sanitarians, health educators, public health nurses, and other public health professionals.  Services are performed under the general supervision of the Environmental Health Director and in partnership with Environmental Health Specialists. However much of the intern’s duties will be conducted independently, in accordance with general instructions and departmental regulations. 

 

 

 

Health Sciences (Healthcare Administration & Practitioner)

Health Sciences (Rock Haven Healthcare Administration & Practitioner Intern)

Position Summary and Job Duties

Perform a variety of routine to moderately confidential, complex, and administrative duties within various departments and functions at Rock County's Rock Haven facility. The intern will rotate through all areas of the operation. Work involves an increased responsibility due to the confidentiality of information handled. Work requires accuracy and attention to detail.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Have an interest in healthcare administration or related field.

Self-starter, motivated, and attention to detail.

Have basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.

Have strong people skills and a sense of customer service.

Job Requirements, Education, Training and Experience

Must be prompt and motivated.

Must have reliable transportation to and from the Rock Haven facility.

Essential Job Functions

Shadow various facility leaders and department managers.

Perform various tasks and duties as requested by facility leaders and department managers.

Observe and assist in the Nursing and Therapy Departments. Perform tasks as requested.

Support of Activity department functions, asset with events as directed.

Observe and assist in the Dining Services Department, and assist with dining tasks as requested.

Writing receipts for funds collected, observe manager of patient accounts following up on problem collections and other Financial Department tasks.

Observe and assist in the Environmental and Maintenance Departments, perform tasks as requested.

Interacts with facility residents and families.

Greets and directs facility visitors.

Assist with incoming/outgoing communication intra-inter department and external sources. 

Respond to voice mail, email, and direct inquiries from the facility and outside contacts.

Composes a variety of correspondence as requested.

Other duties as assigned.


Health Sciences (Medical Clinic)

Health Sciences (HealthNet Medical Clinic Intern)

Reception – Assist with answering phones; checking patients into their appointment through our scheduling system (Athena); scheduling follow-ups; new patient and medication pick-up appointments. Performing appointment confirmation and Prescription Assistance Program request calls as needed.

Medication Room - Assisting med-room staff and volunteers with filling medications; helping with inventory and purging of expired medications.

General Duties - Assisting HealthNet staff with sorting donations. Faxing, scanning and copying of documents. Remain in compliance with HIPAA and confidentiality rules and regulations. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

Must be at least 16 years of age.

Good communication skills.  

 

Health Sciences (Radiology & Pharmacy)

Health Sciences (Mercyhealth Radiology & Pharmacy Interns)

POSITION TITLE: Radiology Summer Internship

Summer interns will have a combination of experiences from working as a Radiology Aide, to Reception, to job shadowing members of the Radiology team as well as working on special projects.


Radiology Aide

JOB SUMMARY      

Escorts or transports patients within hospital or other medical facility by performing the following duties.  Assists with patient exams as requested by technologist, nurse, and physician. May be asked to flex hours/shifts as needed to support the needs of the dept.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Determines patient name, destination, mode of travel, time, and other data, following written or oral instructions.
  • Directs or escorts incoming patients from designated areas.
  • Cares for patient's belongings accompanying patient.
  • Assists patient in walking to prevent accidents by falling, or transports non-ambulatory patient with wheelchair or cart.
  • Transports patient, alone or with assistance, in bed, wheeled cart, or wheelchair to designated areas within facility during patient stay.
  • Delivers messages, mail, medical records, and other items.
  • Utilizes appropriate scripting, barriers and patient identifiers.
  • Maintains, cleans all transport equipment.
  • Checks O2 tanks to ensure they are operational, removes tanks when they are at 10% or lower to be filled.
  • Assists in reception or file room duties as requested.
  • Uses patient identifiers.

 

Receptionist

JOB SUMMARY      

Individual who act as the central point of communication among patients, partners and providers; responsible for providing front line activities to include registration and overall support services to patients and guests.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

 

Clerical

  • Answers incoming telephone calls, determines purpose of callers, and forwards calls to appropriate personnel .
  • Retrieves messages from voice mail and forwards to appropriate personnel.
  • Answers questions about organization, physicians, and available services, providing callers with address, directions, and other information as appropriate.
  • Welcomes on-site visitors, determines nature of business, and announces visitors to appropriate personnel.
  • Monitors visitor access and issues passes when required.
  • Receives, sorts, and routes mail, and maintains and routes publications.
  • Receives, and maintains office supplies.
  • Maintains fax machines, assists users, sends faxes, and retrieves and routes incoming faxes.
  • Creates and prints fax cover sheets, memos, correspondence, reports, and other documents when necessary.
  • Performs other clerical duties as needed.

Epic Scheduling and Registration

  • Responsible for EMR (Electronic Medical Records) registration /check-in processes in Epic.
  • Verifies and updates patient demographics.
  • Scans insurance coverage.
  • Collects signed HIPAA and Consent for Treatment documents, updates the interactive face sheet and sends documents to Medical Records for scanning.
  • Assist patients with MyChart signup and activation.
  • Safeguards patient privacy and confidentiality per MHS policies.

Radiology Transport

  • Transports/escorts patient, alone or with assistance, in bed, patient cart, wheelchair to designated areas within facility. 
  • Working knowledge of PACS.

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE

Must meet the student criteria for participation and eligibility in the Rock Internship Program

 

POSITION TITLE: Pharmacy Summer Internship

Summer interns will have a combination of experiences from working as a Pharmacy Technician, to job shadowing members of the Pharmacy team as well as working on special projects.


JOB SUMMARY

Assists Pharmacist in the hospital pharmacy under direct supervision with all medication dispensing functions.  Accurately fills medication cassettes/orders according to computer generated documents. Enters patient charges into the computer system.  Prepares basic IV solutions. Restocks inventory.  Answers and forwards telephone messages.  Delivers patient medications to patient care areas as directed. Performs monthly unit check. Prepackages medications accurately and efficiently. Accurately compounds basic pharmaceuticals at the direction of the pharmacist. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • Mixes pharmaceutical preparations, accurately fills medication cassettes/orders according to computer generated documents.
  • Assists Pharmacist to prepare and dispense medication.
  • Restocks inventory and provides general maintenance of stock area(including repackaging of pharmaceuticals and monitoring of outdated drugs.
  • Processes and enters patient charges and ancillary department charges into the computer.
  • Prepares basic intravenous solutions.
  • Cleans equipment and sterilizes glassware according to prescribed methods.
  • Answers and forwards telephone messages.
  • Delivers patient medication to patient care areas.

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE

Must meet the student criteria for participation and eligibility in the Rock Internship Program


Hospitality (Culinary Arts)

Hospitality (Best Events Culinary Arts Intern)

Serve as an important member of the Best Events Catering Team, regularly performing the following tasks and other duties as assigned: basic food preparation, cleaning and presentation related activities within a commercial kitchen environment. 

 




Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security (Law Enforcement Academy)

Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security (BTC Law Enforcement Academy Intern)

Students will job shadow and participate in the Blackhawk Technical College Law Enforcement Academy. The Academy is specifically designed for potential law enforcement officers in need of meeting Wisconsin certification requirements. Some training will take place outdoors and in the evening hours to simulate actual conditions. The training instructors are a combination of full-time educators, law enforcement officers, supervisors and administrators who are recognized as leaders in law enforcement training. 

Interns will participate in a small portion of the 720 hour Academy and receive classroom instruction in Constitutional Law, Crimes, and Report Writing. The hands on training will consist of CPR/First Aid, Defense and Arrest Tactics (DAAT), Vehicle Contacts, TRACS (ticket and accident writing software) and Physical Fitness.  Interns will also learn how to combine all of these pieces together as they related to performing the customary duties and job responsibilities associated with law enforcement careers.

 

Manufacturing (CNC & Machining)

Manufacturing (North American Tool CNC & Machining Intern)

As a member of the North American Tool team, the intern will perform a variety of tasks associated with  machining cutting and threading tools according to their manufactured specifications. These tasks include, but are not limited to, the following: blueprint reading, calibrating parts, loading/unloading parts, machinery maintenance, programming machinery, performing quality control, as well as other duties as assigned.

Manufacturing (Engineering Tech)

Manufacturing (Rock Energy Systems Engineering Tech Intern)

As a member of the Rock Energy Systems team, the intern will provide support and assistance in the following core areas: manufacturing, materials, design and engineering; In addition, the Engineering Tech will be responsible various engineering-related administrative and technical support functions, including but not limited to data entry and database management; workflow content development and documentation; as well as other duties as assigned. 

Manufacturing (Engineering & Logistics)

Manufacturing (MPC Engineering & Logistics Intern)

This MPC internship provides a 360-degree experience into the fields of engineering, and logistics. As such, the intern will have an opportunity to work in any combination of the following areas: 3-D printing, engineering, general administrative, inventory management, logistics, quality assurance, tool and die and other areas as assigned. 

Manufacturing (General)

Manufacturing (Scot Forge Intern)

This Scot Forge internship represents a holistic immersion and pathway opportunity for students interested in pursuing a manufacturing related Youth or Registered Apprenticeship and/or career. As such, interns will apply and develop skills that are transferable to any of the following topical areas and/or industrial processes: heat treating, machining, maintenance, quality, safety, tool crib, etc. 

Attention to detail and instructions; as well as situational awareness and the ability to work in extreme temperature and climate elements, are absolute requirements. Additional preferred skill sets and related responsibilities will be shared with interested applicants. 

Manufacturing (Industrial Maintenance)

Manufacturing (Frito Lay Industrial Maintenance Intern)

The Frito Lay Manufacturing Maintenance Development Program is designed to build a pipeline of skilled technical talent for future, full-time employment. This portion of the program provides an introduction into the skilled trades, technical thinking, and hands-on experiences. The intent is to provide an opportunity to explore the career of an industrial maintenance mechanic, specifically within a food processing environment.

Qualifications:

Interns must possess the following qualifications or attributes to be considered for this program:

•       Reliable and consistent attendance

•       Positive attitude

•       Willing to work with others

•       Ability to follow directions

•       Possess basic mechanical experience (working on car, shop, farm, etc.)

 

Manufacturing (Operations & Technology)

Manufacturing (Diamond Assets Operations & Technology Intern)

Diamond Assets has several internship positions, ranging from operations to technology. These interns will work as part of a team, assigned to any one of the following topical areas with cross-training/pollination and related exposure opportunities:  MacBooks and iPads device cleaning and refurbishment; inventory and quality control; shipping and receiving; hardware/software support; and other duties as assigned.

 

Marketing (Advertising, Community Relations & Promotions)

Marketing (Beloit Snappers Intern)

This is an extremely engaging and comprehensive internship, where the intern will be providing direct assistance and support in the following areas: day-to-day advertising, marketing and promotional efforts; community relations; quality control; and other duties as assigned. 

This position is fast-paced and it offers quite a bit of independence, which is why time management; communication, computer and people skills; and the ability to multi-task are important characteristics that we're looking for in a summer intern. 

 

Marketing (Chamber & Community Events)

Marketing (FJI Communications, Development & Special Events Intern)

The individual selected for this internship will spend time with each member of the Forward Janesville team, with a primary focus on learning about and facilitating community development projects; developing and managing special events; and various related marketing activities. This will be an extremely hands-off internship - where communication, collaboration, creativity, independence and time management skills will be critically important. Plus, there will be plenty of networking opportunities with area business and community representatives.  

Marketing (Creative Content Team)

Marketing (BTC Creative Content Team Intern)

Marketing interns will join a growing creative team who produces all creative content in-house. Interns should be enthusiastic, creative, and dependable as they will collaborate with our marketing and communication team members in project management, design, digital strategies, photography, videography, printing, and storytelling. The work of the intern will include developing, growing, and expanding our marketing efforts to target audiences.

Marketing Intern Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the marketing team
  • Assist in the creation of signage, mock-ups, email campaigns, and social media content
  • Seek and analyze competitor marketing material and digital content
  • Assist with photography and videos
  • Assist in planning and staffing of summer events
  • Assist in planning and hosting marketing events
  • Other duties as assigned

Marketing Intern Final Project

Develop a new social media campaign, considering current and planned promotional activities, that is targeted to high school students.

Marketing (Non-Profit Development Assistant)

Marketing (KANDU Non-Profit Development Assistant Intern)

Provide administrative and tactical support, for KANDU'S marketing and fundraising activities within a fast-paced environment. Duties will include: public relations; event planning; fundraising support; data entry; filing and reporting; and other duties as assigned.

Must be proficient with computers, Microsoft Office software products and the Internet. 

Must possess excellent communication and organizational skills.

 

 

Public Administration (Airport Administration & Maintenance)

Public Administration (Airport Administration & Maintenance Intern)

The Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport internship is designed to provide a comprehensive experience into the facilities, maintenance and overall requirements that are associated with operating a large-scale General Aviation Airport. As such, the intern will work under the direct supervision of the airport's maintenance staff and assist when / where needed. In doing so, the intern will learn and become familiar with airport terminology, markings, signage, lighting, wildlife control methods; and applicable aviation regulations that govern said work. Specific tasks may include, but are not limited to: painting airfield markings; performing concrete repairs; mowing; general building and T-hangar maintenance; inventory; general equipment maintenance; and other duties as assigned. 

Public Administration (GIS, Planning, Real Estate & Zoning)

Public Administration (GIS, Planning, Real Estate & Zoning Intern)

The Rock County Planning, Economic & Community Development Agency intern will provide team member assistance, and support, as they address daily and/or project specific tasks that are associated with any combination of the following topical areas: community and economic development; data research, analysis and report generation; GIS information and mapping; planning and zoning; real estate surveying and development; and other duties as assigned. 

Transportation & Logistics (Aviation)

Transportation & Logistics (SC Aviation Intern)

The SC Aviation internship is designed to provide a comprehensive experience into the facilities, maintenance, customer service, logistics, and overall requirements associated with a FAA Part 135 charter operation. As such, the intern will work under the direct supervision of leaders in SC Aviation’s Sales, Operations and Maintenance Departments and assist when/where needed. In doing so, the intern will learn and become familiar with aviation terminology, charter operations, and applicable aviation regulations that govern said work. Specific tasks may include but are not limited to: cleaning aircraft; taking inventory and organizing the stock room; flight logistics; customer service; quality control audits; and other duties as assigned.  

 

Employer Participation & Eligibility Requirements

  • Employers must allow individuals under the age of 18 years old into their place of business, as it concerns job shadowing and employment activities. Well supervised interns will not present a problem, provided they are not assigned to “hazardous” duties, as defined by OSHA standards. Additionally, employers must agree to consult with their insurance agents (in advance) to ensure they fully acknowledge and understand how workers compensation coverage and related liability issues will be addressed within the context of the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Board (SWWDB) serving as the Employer of Record for this program. For more info, see visit these links: Work Contracts, Employment of Minors, Liability & Insurance and Manufacturing & Construction Equipment and Wisconsin’s Employment of Minors Laws .
  • Employers must agree to cover their financial, as well as technical, support for this program - at $1,800.00 per intern [NOTE: Businesses that participated in the 2018 program are eligible to receive a rate discount; and employers that agree to host more than one intern during summer 2019 will receive a rated discount too].
  • Employers must be in good standing; and in compliance with all applicable local, state and/or federal workplace rules and regulations.
  • Employers must have an established and documented safety plan.
  • Employers must possess a corporate culture that values professional growth and development.
  • Employers must have the organizational capacity to serve as an intern worksite, as demonstrated by past / current earn-and-learn participation and/or other related experiential learning activities (e.g. internships, apprenticeships, job shadowing, mentoring, etc.).
  • Employers must offer a comprehensive, holistic internship experience that extends beyond a specific subject or core competency. For examples, an intern working for a metal fabrication business should be exposed to more than the company’s welding and fabrication operations.
  • Employers must assign a primary contact as the intern worksite supervisor and also provide a secondary or back-up intern contact. The worksite supervisor must participate in the intern interview process; as well as attend the Signing and Orientation Day, and the Graduation Day, events.
  • Employers must agree to work collaboratively and communicate frequently with the Internship Coordinator throughout the Rock Internship Program. This engagement includes, but is not limited to: intern selection and onboarding activities; onsite visits; weekly phone/email communications and related follow-ups; reviewing and signing time sheets, etc.
  • Employers must agree to, if requested, permit the Internship Coordinator to perform a criminal background check to authentic the character of the intern worksite supervisor.
  • Employers must agree to strictly adhere, as well as enforce, the program’s guidelines.

 

Internship Calendar & Work Schedule

  • February 22, 2019: Intern applications are due by no later than 5 PM.
  • March 4 – March 15, 2019: Internship Coordinator conducts onsite (school) district interviews with interns. Specific times TBA.
  • March 18 – March 29, 2019: An interview between the employer and the intern, occurs onsite at the intern worksite. Specific times TBA.
  • April 1 April 19, 2019: Internship Placement Confirmations
  • June 10, 2019: Signing and Orientation Day. During this event, interns will participate in various pre-employment and on-boarding activities. The first of three professional development workshops will be incorporated into this event, as well. The location for this event will be BTC's Central Campus.NOTE: Due to school closure (winter weather) dates accumulated during Q1 2019, this event date might be adjusted, accordingly.
  • June 17 – June 21, 2019: Week 1 of 6; interns report to their worksites. 
  • June 24 – June 28, 2019: Week 2 of 6; interns report to their worksites. 
  • July 1, 2019: Interns report to BTC's Central Campus for two professional development workshops and a field trip. Instructions regarding the intern Capstone presentations will be reviewed, as well. Specific times TBA.
  • July 2 – July 5, 2019:  Program breaks for the July 4th Holiday.
  • July 8 – July 12, 2019: Week 3 of 6; interns report to their worksites. 
  • July 15 – July 19, 2019: Week 4 of 6; interns report to their worksites.
  • July 22 – July 26, 2019: Week 5 of 6; interns report to their worksites.
  • July 26, 2019: Intern Capstone presentations are due.
  • July 29 – August 1, 2019: Week 6 of 6; interns report to their worksites.
  • August 2, 2019: Graduation Day event and Capstone presentations at BTC's Central Campus. Specific times TBA.