University of Wisconsin–Madison

Inter-LS 260: Internship course

The Internship in the Liberal Arts & Sciences (Inter-LS 260) online course is offered during Fall, Spring & Summer terms, with limited enrollment. The course is open to any UW-Madison student, regardless of year in school or major, as well as University Special Students.

We are now accepting enrollments for Spring 2018. All application materials are due Friday, February 2, 2018. 

Instructions to apply for INTER-LS 260
  1. Secure an internship in the United States. If you will be interning in another county, you will need to enroll in the Worldwide Internship Program course.
  2. Fill out Course Registration & Internship Contract completely; agree to terms and conditions at the bottom.
  3. Submit a Position Description & Supervision Form to
  4. Once you have submitted all required materials, the L&S Internship Coordinator will review them and email you when you have been authorized to enroll.
  5. Register for Inter-LS 260 via student center after you have received email authorization.
International Students Only

You must also submit a CPT Authorization Form to along with the other required materials before your application will be reviewed or approved.

Steps to complete CPT Form:

  • Part I & II – Student completes
  • Part III – Employer completes
  • Student sends CPT form with Parts I-III completed to
  • Part IV – Internship Coordinator completes and sends entire CPT form back to student
  • Final step – student submits entire completed application to International Student Services
Complete applications must be submitted


What should I expect?

This UW online internship course (Inter-LS 260) includes weekly readings, weekly online writing assignments, and a final reflection paper. It is worth 1 credit, and students may repeat the course up to three times. Grading is on the standard A-F system.

Submit all materials to: 

Mail: L&S Internship Coordinator

711 State Street, Madison, Suite 300, WI 53703


Fax: 608-262-3922

NOTE: Applications will be reviewed and approved on a first-come first serve basis. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed

Questions? Contact Internship Coordinator at or 608-262-3921

Course approval may take up to ten business days after submission of all required materials.

Inter-LS 260 FAQs

How do I know what counts as an internship?

The following criteria is used to evaluate the validity of an internship for participation in Inter-LS 260:
Basic Criteria for Determining Internship Validity

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Kathleen is here to help

Kathleen Rause

Internship Coordinator

Contact Kathleen about getting course credit for your internship (Inter-LS 260) or securing funding for an internship experience (L&S Internship Scholarship).