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 80 students participated in internships during Summer 2014. Below is a sampling of some of their sites. 

Aldi District Manager Intern St. Louis, MO
A.G. Laramore LLC Law Intern St. Louis, MO
Ardmore Language School Activities Manager Berkeley, CA
Ardmore Language School Sports Management Intern Los Angeles, CA
ARMA International  Accounting & Sales/Marketing Intern Overland Park, KS
Atlas Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Physical Therapy Intern Fulton, MO
Bank Star One Banking Intern Fulton, MO
Boone Family Resources PR Intern Columbia, MO
Brand Asset Mgmt Group Finance Intern Chesterfield, MO
City of Fulton IT intern Fulton, MO
Coldwater Creek Liquidation Intern Springfield, MO
Edward Jones Financial Advisor Intern Columbia, MO
Edward Jones PR Intern St. Louis, MO
Empathy Communications Marketing PR Intern Denver, CO
Engineered Lubricants Intern St. Louis, MO
Enterprise - NVA Department Business Admin Intern St. Louis, MO
Ernst & Young Accounting Intern MAURITIUS
FBI Honors Internship Federal Law Enforcement Intern Little Rock, AR
First Bank Credit Analysis Intern Creve Couer, MO
Fulton Chamber of Commerce Economics Intern Fulton, MO
Fulton State Hospital Psych Disorders Intern (2) Fulton, MO
Fulton State Hospital Nurse Training Intern Fulton, MO
Fulton State Hospital Mental Health Meds Intern (2) Fulton, MO
Fulton State Hospital Data Analysis Intern Fulton, MO
Girl Scout-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council Education Intern Phoenix, AZ
Hannibal Cavemen Baseball Operations Intern Hannibal, MO
Hux Law Firm Property Law Intern Sacramento, CA
IBM Computer Science Intern Austin, TX
JP Morgan Retirement Planning Intern Overland Park, KS
Missouri Golf Association Sports Management Intern Jefferson City, MO
Missouri Union Presbytery Editor Intern Jefferson City, MO
MO Dept. of Transportation Environmental Intern Jefferson City, MO
NASA DEVELOP Environ Assess Intern Athens, GA
Nat'l Rural Electric Coop Assn Energy Policy Intern Washington, DC
Ncell Marketing Intern NEPAL
Neiman Foods Inc Contracts Intern Quincy, IL
Northwestern Mutual Financial Rep. Intern St. Louis, MO
Panther Creek Country Club Marketing/Mgmt Intern Springfield, IL
Practice Pain Physical Therapy Shadow Phoenix, AZ
Rep. Chrissy Sommer Campaign Political Campaign Intern St. Charles, MO
Rockies, Broncos, Nuggets PR/marketing shadowing Denver, CO
Sen. Mark Pryor Legislative Intern Washington, DC
Solar Car Challenge Leadership Intern Dallas, TX
St. Louis Ambush & Attack Arena Football Sports Marketing Intern St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Cardinals Sport Ticket Sales Intern St. Louis, MO
State of MO Office of Administration Cybersecurity Intern Jefferson City, MO
Symbion Engineering Intern TANZANIA
Terra Bella Farms Organic Farming Intern (2) Hatton, MO
The Mosaic School Agile Learning Facilitator Charlotte, NC
TOP Consulting Human Resources Intern St. Louis, MO
Total Health & Rehabilitation Center Chiropractic Shadow/Intern Fulton, MO
Tulsa Shock (WNBA team) Marketing Intern Tulsa, OK
U.S. Marshals Office Federal Law Enforcement Jefferson City, MO
Univ. of Kentucky Medical Center Radiation Medicine Research Lexington, KY
Univ. of Missouri Molecular Genetics Research Columbia, MO
WC Office of Marketing & Strategic Comm. Marketing Intern (2) Fulton, MO
Westwood Holdings Equity Research Intern Dallas, TX
World Wide Technology Business Development Intern St. Louis, MO
World Wide Technology Cyber Security Intern St. Louis, MO
YMCA of Greater St. Louis Sports Director St. Louis, MO