Internship Planning

At Grand View, you'll have many opportunities to get acquainted first-hand with what it will be like to work in a chosen field. Most majors offer or require at least one internship, practicum, clinical, or other job-related experience before graduation. Your internship is an important component of your Grand View education. Not only do internships give you the practical, real-world experience employers want, they also often lead to full-time jobs after graduation.

You won’t have to wait until you’re well along in your studies to get involved in hands-on practical activities. Starting with your first year, you’ll begin to practice in your field at on-campus facilities. You might operate the latest radio and television equipment in Cowles Communication Center, write for the Grand Views student newspaper, practice clinical skills at the Wellness Center, create your own company in a business major capstone course, polish your creative skills in the fully equipped graphics design lab, or explore the structural and functional relationships of the human body in the cadaver lab.

Academic Program Requirements

Since an internship is an academic program at Grand View, the faculty in your department have established the eligibility requirements for student participation. To learn about internship eligibility requirements for your academic department, check with your advisor or the department's faculty internship coordinator for more information.

Accounting / Business Administration / Management Information Systems / Sport Management
Dr. Shannon Juergens, ext. 6082 Krumm Business Center sjuergens @ grandview.edu
Applied Mathematics
Dr. Sergio Loch, ext. 2922 Elings Hall sloch @ grandview.edu
Biology / Biotechnology
Dr. Idit Hazan, ext. 2921 Elings Hall ihazan @ grandview.edu
Biochemistry
Dr. Corbin Zea, ext. 2834
Elings Hall
czea @ grandview.edu
Computer Science
Dr. Sergio Loch, ext. 2922
Elings Hall
sloch @ grandview.edu
Criminal Justice
Dr. Ahmadu Baba-Singhri, ext. 6007
Rasmussen Center
ababa-singhri @ grandview.edu
Digital Media Production
Becky McDonnell, ext. 2836
Student Center 

bmcdonnell @ grandview.edu

Education (Art, Elementary, Music, Secondary)
Dr. Lindsay Grow, ext. 6182
Rasmussen Center
lgrow @ grandview.edu
English
Dr. Paul Brooke, ext. 2929
Jensen Hall  pbrooke @ grandview.edu
Graphic Design
Mary Jones, ext. 6194
Rasmussen Center
mjones @ grandview.edu
Graphic Journalism
Mary Jones, ext. 6194
Rasmussen Center
mjones @ grandview.edu
History
Dr. Kevin Gannon, ext. 6102
Jensen Hall kgannon @ grandview.edu 
Human Services
Dr. Jill Sudak-Allison, ext. 2815
Rasmussen Center  jsudak-allison @ grandview.edu
Journalism & Public Relations
Becky McDonnell, ext. 2836
Student Center
bmcdonnell @ grandview.edu
Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Dr. Zebblin Sullivan, ext. 6019
Wellness Center  zsullivan @ grandview.edu
Liberal Arts
Dr. John Lyden, ext. 6015
Jensen Hall  jlyden @ grandview.edu
Multimedia Communications / Sports Media / Corporate Communication
Becky McDonnell, ext. 2836
Student Center
bmcdonnell @ grandview.edu
Music
Dr. Kathryn Duffy, ext. 2958
Cowles Center
kduffy @ grandview.edu
Nursing
Dr. Cathy Homard, ext. 6091
Wellness Center
chomard @ grandview.edu
Organizational & Technical Studies
Doug Wiig, ext. 2994
Rasmussen Center  dwiig @ grandview.edu
Political Studies
Doug Wiig, ext. 2994
Rasmussen Center
dwiig @ grandview.edu
Psychology
Dr. Bob Emley, ext. 2815
Rasmussen Center
bemley @ grandview.edu
Social Work
Myke Sekha, ext. 2966
Rasmussen Center
mselha @ grandview.edu
Sociology 
Paul Rider, ext. 2917
Jensen Hall

prider @ grandview.edu

Spanish
Coralie Turner, ext. 2916
Jensen Hall
cturner @ grandview.edu
Theatre Arts
Kristin Larson, ext. 2968
Student Center
klarson @ grandview.edu
Theology
Rev. Dr. Mark Mattes, ext. 2903
Jensen Hall  mmattes @ grandview.edu
Visual Arts
Mary Jones, ext. 6194
Rasmussen Center
mjones @ grandview.edu
Setting Goals
One way to define a successful internship is that the experience provided a stepping-stone to reaching your career, personal, and academic goals. To begin planning for an internship, we suggest that you spend time considering your long-term goals and how they may be achieved with your internship. Think about the specific tasks and activities you want to experience and how these experiences will develop or enhance your skills and knowledge.
Prepare for Success

Many internship employers require a formal application from interested student interns. If you need to develop a resume and letter of application, the Career Center offers resources to help you prepare a competitive resume and letter of application.

Additional application materials may be requested by an employer such as transcripts, writing samples, and portfolio.

Interviews

Expect to be called for an interview. Be prepared for the interview by:

  1. Researching an employer's products or services.
  2. Practicing your responses to interview questions.
  3. Developing your own list of questions to ask the interviewer.

Plus, the Career Center has resources on interviewing preparation, and mock interviews can be scheduled.

A select number of premier employers schedule interviews for interns through the Career Center and the Iowa College Recruiting Network (ICoRN). Check the calendar of events on this website to see who is interviewing on campus. You can also view employers that participate in the ICoRN Interview Days at www.recruitiowagrads.com. Registration and resumes are required for the ICoRN interviews through the ICoRN website, and the GV Career Center can assist you with the registration process.

Academic Credit
Each department has its own process, forms and standards for registering and earning academic credit. The faculty internship coordinator in your department will help you with the planning and registration process and will also provide the necessary guidelines and forms to complete your internship.

Land An Internship

To be successful in the search for the "ideal" internship, explore the many resources available to you within Grand View, on the internet, and through your own networks. See the list of excellent options below as you prepare to land an internship.

Check with faculty in your department or program of study.
Check out the opportunities the Faculty Internship Coordinator in your department may have. Also, visit with your academic advisor and your favorite professor.
Accounting / Business Administration / Management Information Systems / Sport Management
Dr. Shannon Juergens, ext. 6082 Krumm Business Center sjuergens @ grandview.edu
Applied Mathematics
Dr. Sergio Loch, ext. 2922 Elings Hall sloch @ grandview.edu
Biology / Biotechnology
Dr. Idit Hazan, ext. 2921 Elings Hall ihazan @ grandview.edu
Biochemistry
Dr. Corbin Zea, ext. 2834
Elings Hall
czea @ grandview.edu
Computer Science
Dr. Sergio Loch, ext. 2922
Elings Hall
sloch @ grandview.edu
Criminal Justice
Dr. Ahmadu Baba-Singhri, ext. 6007
Rasmussen Center
ababa-singhri @ grandview.edu
Digital Media Production
Becky McDonnell, ext. 2836
Student Center 

bmcdonnell @ grandview.edu

Education (Art, Elementary, Music, Secondary)
Dr. Lindsay Grow, ext. 6182
Rasmussen Center
lgrow @ grandview.edu
English
Dr. Paul Brooke, ext. 2929
Jensen Hall  pbrooke @ grandview.edu
Graphic Design
Mary Jones, ext. 6194
Rasmussen Center
mjones @ grandview.edu
Graphic Journalism
Mary Jones, ext. 6194
Rasmussen Center
mjones @ grandview.edu
History
Dr. Kevin Gannon, ext. 6102
Jensen Hall kgannon @ grandview.edu 
Human Services
Dr. Jill Sudak-Allison, ext. 2815
Rasmussen Center  jsudak-allison @ grandview.edu
Journalism & Public Relations
Becky McDonnell, ext. 2836
Student Center
bmcdonnell @ grandview.edu
Kinesiology and Health Promotion
Dr. Zebblin Sullivan, ext. 6019
Wellness Center  zsullivan @ grandview.edu
Liberal Arts
Dr. John Lyden, ext. 6015
Jensen Hall  jlyden @ grandview.edu
Multimedia Communications / Sports Media / Corporate Communication
Becky McDonnell, ext. 2836
Student Center
bmcdonnell @ grandview.edu
Music
Dr. Kathryn Duffy, ext. 2958
Cowles Center
kduffy @ grandview.edu
Nursing
Dr. Cathy Homard, ext. 6091
Wellness Center
chomard @ grandview.edu
Organizational & Technical Studies
Doug Wiig, ext. 2994
Rasmussen Center  dwiig @ grandview.edu
Political Studies
Doug Wiig, ext. 2994
Rasmussen Center
dwiig @ grandview.edu
Psychology
Dr. Bob Emley, ext. 2815
Rasmussen Center
bemley @ grandview.edu
Social Work
Myke Sekha, ext. 2966
Rasmussen Center
mselha @ grandview.edu
Sociology 
Paul Rider, ext. 2917
Jensen Hall

prider @ grandview.edu

Spanish
Coralie Turner, ext. 2916
Jensen Hall
cturner @ grandview.edu
Theatre Arts
Kristin Larson, ext. 2968
Student Center
klarson @ grandview.edu
Theology
Rev. Dr. Mark Mattes, ext. 2903
Jensen Hall  mmattes @ grandview.edu
Visual Arts
Mary Jones, ext. 6194
Rasmussen Center
mjones @ grandview.edu

 

Review internship listings on myView.

The Career Center uses myView to list all internship opportunities for students. Login and password required.

Explore employer websites.
Many internship opportunities can only be found on an employer's website. You may want to develop your own list of favorite employers or visit the Career Center's job board.
Review work study community service opportunities.
Qualified students awarded Federal Work Study program funds by the Financial Aid Office may work off campus in a non-profit organization. Community service work-study opportunities can be viewed on myView under Bud's List/jobs.
Look for part-time jobs.
Find a NEW "Part-time Job" related to your career goals and it MAY qualify as an internship experience. Check with your department's Faculty Internship Coordinator.
Connect and network with family and friends.

Talk with family and friends about your internship plans. Ask for advice, names of organizations and people to contact.

Attend special events held on campus.
Attend a Career Fair event and interview employers about their organizations and opportunities. Current events are listed on the events calendar.
Go to interview days on campus.
A number of employers may schedule an interview day with The Iowa College Recruiting Network. Registration is required for ICoRN interviews. Contact the Career Center staff for more information.