An important part of your academic experience might be hands-on learning in an internship. Northwestern will help you prepare for and find an internship that matches your career interests and talent. Opportunities include the prestigious Carlson Internships offered through the Franken Leadership Center, with placements throughout the country. Or you may choose to work with the Career Development Center or your faculty adviser to arrange to intern in and around Orange City, in your hometown, or elsewhere in the U.S. through off-campus programs in cities like Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Whether you stay close to campus or venture across the country, an internship will build your résumé, increase your professional network, and maybe even lead to landing your first job.

  • Recent internship placements
  • Accounting Cain, Ellsworth & Company, Sheldon, IA
     Eide Bailly, Sioux Falls, SD 
     F H Anderson, Orange City 
     Interstates Construction-Harbor Group, Sioux Center, IA 
     Kenning Neely, LLC, Chicago 
     Kroese & Kroese PC, Sioux Center, IA 

    Revival Animal Health, Orange City
     Van Bruggen & Vande Vegte PC, Orange City 
     Van Rooyen Financial Group, Orange City 
    Art Vi Bella Jewelry, Sioux Center, IA 
    Biology Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, NE
     Hometown Pharmacy, Orange City 
     Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago 
    Business Access Sport, London, England 
     American State Bank, Sioux Center, IA 
     Andrie Trading LLC, Chicago 
     BCD M&I, Chicago 
     Bergsdorfer Dorfstrasse 48, Germany 
     Ernst & Young, Minneapolis 
     Ethan Huizenga Law Firm, Orange City 
     Iowa State Bank, Orange City 
     Lifeline Theatre, Chicago 
     Magnificent Mile Association, Chicago 
     MainStreet Advisors, Chicago 
     Mau Marine, Okoboji, IA 
     Sioux Falls Skyforce, Sioux Falls, SD 
     The Principal Financial Group, Des Moines 
     The Export-Import Bank of the US, Chicago
     Ver Hoef Automotive, Sioux Center, IA 
    Chicago Reporter, IL 
     Field Museum, Chicago 
     Great Books Foundation, Chicago 
     Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago 

    Passenger Productions, Sioux Falls, SD
     Today's Chicago Woman, IL 
     Where Chicago Magazine, IL 
    English United States District Court of Nebraska, Omaha 
    Exercise science
    Anytime Fitness, Le Mars, IA
     Aspen Athletic Club, Des Moines, IA 

    California Lutheran University athletic department, Thousand Oaks, CA
      Center for Neurosciences, Orthopaedics and Spine, Dakota Dunes, SD
     Duke Health and Fitness Center, Durham, NC 
     Iowa State Football, Ames, IA 
     Orange City Physical Therapy, IA 
     Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, IL 
      Saint Elizabeth's Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, NE
     Therapeutic Health Services, Orange City 
    History Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles, CA
    Kinesiology Athletico Ltd., Chicago 

    Gehlen Catholic Schools, Le Mars, IA
     Orange City Parks and Recreation
     YMCA, Le Mars, IA
    Psychology CJE SeniorLife, Chicago

    Howard Area Community Center, Chicago 
    Public Relations Blue Sky Chicago, IL 
     Catholic Charities, Chicago 

    Congressional campaign for Lee Byberg, Willmar, MN
     Easter Seals, Chicago 
      Fuksa Khorshid, LLC, Chicago
     Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, Denver, CO 
     Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago 
     MVT Public Relations, Chicago
      Pizza Ranch, Inc., Orange City
      planitOmaha, NE
     Quatro Composites, Orange City
     Ronald McDonald House Charities, Des Moines 
     Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD 
     Sodexo, Orange City 
     Synod of the Heartland, Orange City 
    Social Work ATLAS, Sioux Center, IA 
     Children's orphanage, Cuernavaca, Mexico 
     Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence,
    Le Mars, IA 
     Denver Rescue Mission Star Transitional Program, CO 
     Family Crisis Center, Sioux Center, IA 
     Heartland Alliance, Chicago 
     Home Health & Hospice, Sheldon, IA 
     Lutheran Social Services, Sioux Falls, SD 
     New Moms, Chicago 
     Open Door Ministries Still Water Housing Program,
    Denver, CO 
     Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Chicago 
     Street's Hope, Denver, CO 
     The Bridge, Orange City 
     Village Northwest Unlimited, Sheldon, IA 
    Iowa State Patrol, Spencer
     Lyon County Sheriff's Department, Rock Rapids, IA 

    Minnesota Drug Courts Program, Fairmont, MN
     Sheldon Regional Treatment Facility, Sheldon, IA 
      Sioux County, Orange City
    Sport management Colorado Rapids Academy, Commerce City, CO
     Colorado Springs Sports Camp, Colorado Springs, CO 
     Gehlen Catholic Schools, Le Mars, IA 
     Snap Fitness, Sioux Center, IA 
    Theatre John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation, Jackson, MS
     TimeLine Theatre Company, Chicago