Gain real-world experience that sets you apart. We’re dedicated to connecting you with internship experiences to gain career skills, expand your network and build your resume.
Meeting your unique interests and goals is important, and so is finding an internship in the right location. Central students intern close to campus, close to home and all over the globe. There are four large, international companies headquartered within one mile of campus. In addition, Des Moines, a renowned epicenter for young business professionals, is just a short drive away. Central students intern through programs in Chicago, Washington D.C. and every study abroad site.
Internships often lead to a career, such as in the examples below:
Central College has active connections at more than 500 internship sites across the U.S. and around the world, including:
Each year, Central hosts an Internship Networking Fair on campus with more than 40 area companies and organizations looking for interns and full-time employees.
Central interns benefit from the support and guidance of a faculty member who is paired with each intern to maximize the internship learning experience.
"With over 130 Central College alums working at The Principal it's clear we value the education they receive. Central's faculty and staff care about the students, and their investment in the students pays off for employers. We find Central College students to be a great match for our corporate culture."
— Molly Cope Peterson, campus relations manager with The Principal Financial