Student Internship Information 

Over 200 Westminster students complete internships all over the world every year.

Students recognize the value of internships, and the entire Westminster community, from the president to the alumni, are highly supportive of the Internship Program. Not only do most graduates credit their internship experience with helping them to get a job offer upon graduation, they also report learning much more than what they expected going into the internship. Some confirm their career direction, some change their career direction based on their internship.

From an employer's perspective, 74% of employers of new college graduates say they prefer to hire a candidate who has had relevant work experience. Of those employers, over 50% prefer that "relevant experience" to be an internship.
Source: 2014 Job Outlook Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

To discuss when to do an internship and where, contact Abigail Manwell, Assistant Director of Center for Career Development/Internship Coordinator at 573-592-5382 or

You can also start your search with the some resources we have compiled.

Once you reach sophomore status (27 credits), you can opt to do your internship for credit. There is no cost for internship credit during the school year, unless it causes an overload; summer internships do carry a cost. Check with Abigail for the current fee. Some scholarships are available.

Details about internship credit
More information about the internship program

International students should check with Abigail BEFORE applying to an internship to ensure it aligns with CPT guidelines.
More information about international students and CPT

Where do students do internships?
Over 60 students are participating in internships during Spring 2015. Below is a sampling of some of their sites. 

Athlete Network Marketing Intern Fulton, MO
Atlas Physical Therapy Physical Therapy Intern Fulton, MO
Baer & Edington CPAs and Consultants Tax Preparation Intern (2) Columbia, MO
Bank Star One Loan Officer Intern Fulton, MO
Café Crème Business/Marketing Intern Fulton, MO
Callaway Bank Banking Intern Fulton, MO
Callaway Community Hospital radiology intern/shadow Fulton, MO
Central MO Community Action Community Engagement Intern Fulton, MO
Diana Hufstedler, Competitive Shooter Social Media Intern Fulton, MO
Direct Impaqt Web Developer Intern Millersburg, MO
Empire Mock Trial Mock Trial Research Intern New York (virtual)
Fulton State Hospital  Psych Research Intern Fulton, MO
Fulton State Hospital  Medicinal Chem Intern (2) Fulton, MO
Harlan, Harlan & Still Law Intern Columbia, MO
Heart of Missouri CASA Social Media Intern Columbia, MO?
Holiday Inn Express, St. Mary's Hospital Business Intern Fulton/Jeff City, MO
Humanity for Children Accounting Intern Fulton/Columbia, MO
Jim'N'I Farms Beekeeping Intern Columbia/Fulton, MO
Judge Aulgur Municipal Court intern Columbia, MO
Learfield Communications Copywriting Intern Jefferson City, MO
MO Dept of Health/Jefferson City Health Dept Public Health Internship Jefferson City, MO
MO State Archives Archival Intern Jefferson City, MO
MO State Capitol State Capitol Intern Jefferson City, MO
MU Clinic Physician Shadow Fulton?
National Churchill Museum Museum Archives Intern Fulton, MO
Presbyterian Manor Nutrition and Wellness Intern Fulton, MO
Pro Fitness Sports Mgmt Intern Columbia, MO
Rep. Robert Ross Legislative Comm Intern Jefferson City, MO
Rep. Sharon Pace State Legislature Intern Jefferson City, MO
Rep. Sheila Solon State Capitol Intern Jefferson City, MO
Rep. Tom McDonald Legislative Intern Jefferson City, MO
Reps. Mathews & Curtman State Legislature Intern Jefferson City, MO
Sen. Ryan Silvey State Legislature Intern Jefferson City, MO
Sen. Scott Sifton Missouri Senate Intern Jefferson City, MO
Show Me Heroes Program Communications Intern Jefferson City, MO
Special Learning Center, Peak Physical Therapy Intern Jefferson City/Fulton, MO
Special Learning Center; Rusk Rehab PT Shadow Jefferson City/Columbia
State Farm - Don Woodson Banking Intern Fulton, MO
State Farm - Don Woodson Budget Analysis/Fin Risk Intern Fulton, MO
Straightforward Media Translation Intern Fulton, MO
Terra Bella Farm Organic Farming Intern Fulton, MO
U.S. Dept of State/U.S. Embassy US State Dept POL Internship London, UK
U.S. Geological Survey Env Science Intern Columbia, MO
University Hospital Immunology Research Intern Columbia, MO
WC Athletic Training Athletic Training Intern Fulton, MO
WC Center for Career Development Comm/Marketing Intern Fulton, MO
WC Computer Science Dept IT Intern Fulton, MO
WC IT Dept IT Intern Fulton, MO
WC Office of Marketing & Strategic Comm Social Media Intern (2) Fulton, MO
WC Religious Studies Dept WGS/REL Teaching Intern Fulton, MO
WC Wellness Center Wellness Programming Intern (3) Fulton, MO
WC Wellness Center Fitness Intern Fulton, MO
WC, HealthPlex, Columbia Speed Academy Wellness Intern Fulton, Jeff City, Columbia
Westminster College HES Teacher Assistant Fulton, MO
Westminster College Military Internship Fulton, MO
YMCA Sports Management Intern Fulton, MO
YMCA Sports for Youth Dev Intern Fulton, MO
YMCA Nonprofit/Vet Ldshp Fulton, MO