Until recently, UWRF offered internships specifically for women in the provost's and deans' offices.
In the mid-1990s, the Administrative Internship Program for Women at UWRF was established as a part of a five-year "Reach for the Future" plan, the purpose of which was to increase administrative training opportunities for women, with a goal of providing opportunities for those women to successfully compete for open positions in higher education leadership.
Since I had held a faculty position at another institution before coming to UWRF, I found that more informal mentoring (developed through networking with faculty in my own and other departments, as well as with women in administrative positions) was more beneficial.
At the end of the discussion we all agreed that it had been a privilege to participate in the Women's Administrative Internship Program at UWRF. We were fortunate to have had the opportunity to explore the roles and responsibilities connected with administration.