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:
Jessica Klyn de Novelo, M.A., assistant dean for career development and civic engagement, coordinates the internship program at Central. With over 15 years of experience, Jessica is committed to helping students expand their knowledge and understanding through experiential learning opportunities.
Each year, Central hosts an Internship Networking Fair on campus with more than 50 area companies and organizations looking for interns and full-time employees.
Central sophomores can participate a free, one-week Career Kickstarter program offered during winter break that offers guaranteed micro-internship opportunities with local alumni or other professional mentors, plus in-depth career exploration and career planning workshops.
Central interns benefit from the support and guidance of a faculty member who is paired with each intern to maximize the internship learning experience.