Students in the M.S.Ed. program gain experience in higher education and student affairs through graduate assistantship or internship positions, full-time positions, and/or practicum placements. Without this essential practical experience, students would miss out on the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom. 

Applicants who are not already working in higher education or student affairs as a bachelor-level professional must be hired into a 20-hr/week paid assistantship or internship at UW La Crosse or one of our partner institutions. As part of the admissions process, we arrange interviews for both the academic program and the graduate student internship/assistantship. 

ON-CAMPUS cohort graduate assistant (GA) positions:

ONLINE cohort graduate student internship (GSI) positions:

While the online program is designed for those already working full-time in the field, we also enroll students who are placed in half-time paid internships with one of our partner institutions. 

All graduate student internships for a summer 2020 start date have been filled. Please check back with us in November 2020 for information on positions that may be available for Summer 2021 start, with priority application deadline of Feb 1, 2021.