Career development, theatre


Internships provide hands-on learning opportunities for you to put into practice the things you have learned in the classroom. These experiences help you gain real world skills, network with professionals in your field, build your resume, and better understand your calling.

You can do an internship for academic credit or simply for the experience you gain. The Compass Center for Career & Calling will help you search for internships, and we are happy to utilize our Northwestern Network (link to NW Network) to connect you with alumni and friends of NWC who are seeking interns.

Contact Kendall Stanislav, director of experiential education, to get started with your internship search.

Aim Aerospace | Orange City, IA
American Investment & Trust | Sioux Center, IA
Cain, Ellsworth & Company | Sheldon, IA
Eide Bailly | Sioux Falls, SD
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America | Chicago
EY (Ernst & Young) | Minneapolis, MN
F H Anderson | Orange City
Hogan - Hansen, CPAs and Consultants
Interstates | Sioux Center, IA
Interstates Construction-Harbor Group | Sioux Center, IA
Kenning Neely, LLC | Chicago
Klay Law Firm | Orange City
Kroese & Kroese PC | Sioux Center, IA
Moss Adams | Bellingham, WA
Revival Animal Health | Orange City
Van Bruggen & Vande Vegte PC | Orange City
Van Rooyen Financial Group | Orange City
Williams & Company, PC | Spencer, IA

Choose Chicago | Chicago
Rise Ministries | Sheldon, IA
Vi Bella Jewelry | Sioux Center, IA

Henry Doorly Zoo | Omaha, NE
Hometown Pharmacy | Orange City
Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago
Trans Ova Genetics | Sioux Center, IA
University of Chicago Hospitals | Chicago

Access Sport, London | England
Ag Partners | Albert City, IA
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | Chicago
American State Bank | Sioux Center, IA
Andrie Trading LLC | Chicago
Animal Health International | Orange City
BCD M&I | Chicago
Bergsdorfer Dorfstrasse 48 | Germany
Boji Inc. | Boyden, IA
Bunkers Feed & Supply | Granville, IA
Civco | Orange City
Cooperative Credit Company | Sioux Center, IA
Dakota Systems | Orange City
Dwellings Decor | Alton, IA
EPA Office of Inspector General | Chicago
Ernst & Young | Minneapolis
Ethan Huizenga Law Firm | Orange City
Farm Bureau Financial Services | Orange City
Farmers Cooperative Society | Sioux Center, IA
Fashion Outlets of Chicago | IL
Fastenal | Sioux Center, IA
FinTex | Chicago
Hegg Memorial Health Center | Rock Valley, IA
Holland House Interiors | Orange City
Hostelling International | Chicago
Interstates | Sioux Center
Iowa State Bank | Orange City
Lifeline Theatre | Chicago
Magnificent Mile Association | Chicago
MainStreet Advisors | Chicago
Marketing Werks | Chicago
Mau Marine | Okoboji, IA
MJ's Concrete | Boyden, IA
mwseq | Chicago
Northwestern Mutual | Chicago
Pizza Ranch | Orange City, IA
Power Solutions, Inc. | Alta, IA
Precision Ag Services | Rock Valley, IA
Rice Dairy | Chicago
Sioux Falls Skyforce | Sioux Falls, SD
Tamar Productions | Chicago
TC Home Furnishings | Orange City, IA
The Principal Financial Group | Des Moines
The Export-Import Bank of the US | Chicago
Van Beek Natural Science | Orange City
Ver Hoef Automotive | Sioux Center, IA
Weber Law Office | Orange City

Field Museum | Chicago
Great Books Foundation | Chicago 
LW Branding | Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art | Chicago
Orange City Chamber of Commerce | Orange City
Passenger Productions | Sioux Falls, SD
Today's Chicago Woman | IL
Where Chicago Magazine | IL

Easter Seals | Chicago
United States District Court of Nebraska | Omaha 

Anytime Fitness | Le Mars, IA
Aspen Athletic Club | Des Moines, IA
California Lutheran University athletic department | Thousand Oaks, CA
Center for Neurosciences, Orthopaedics and Spine | Dakota Dunes, SD
Duke Health and Fitness Center | Durham, NC
Iowa State Football | Ames, IA
MOC-Floyd Valley High School | Orange City
Orange City Crossfit | Orange City, IA
Orange City Physical Therapy | IA
Orange City Area Health System | IA
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago | IL
Saint Elizabeth's Regional Medical Center | Lincoln, NE
Sioux Falls Skyforce | Sioux Falls, SD
Special Troopers Adaptive Riding School (STARS) | Sioux City, IA
Sprout Pediatric Therapist | Orange City
Therapeutic Health Services | Orange City
YMCA | Le Mars, IA 

City of Chicago Law Department, Municipal Prosecutions Department | Chicago 
Museum of Tolerance | Los Angeles

Athletico Ltd. | Chicago
Gehlen Catholic Schools | Le Mars, IA
I-29 Sports | Orange City 
MOC-Floyd Valley High School | Orange City
Northwestern College Athletic Department 
Orange City Area Health System 
Orange City CrossFit 
Orange City Parks and Recreation 
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab | Rock Valley, IA
Sioux Falls Stampede ice hockey team | Sioux Falls, SD
Snap Fitness | Sioux Center, IA
Special Troopers Adaptive Riding School (STARS) | Sioux City, IA
The Physioroom | Highlands Ranch, CO
World Sport Chicago | IL
YMCA | Le Mars, IA

Denver School of Science and Tech | Denver(Montview campus), CO

ATLAS | Orange City
CJE SeniorLife | Chicago 
Hope Haven | Orange City
Howard Area Community Center | Chicago
North Side Housing and Supportive Services | Chicago
RAS Companies | Sioux Falls, SD
SGA Youth and Family Services | Chicago
Village Northwest Unlimited | Sheldon, IA

Blue Sky Chicago | IL
Catholic Charities | Chicago
Center for American Progress | Washington, D.C
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce | Chicago
Congressional campaign for Lee Byberg | Willmar, MN
Easter Seals | Chicago
Fuksa Khorshid, LLC | Chicago
Get Green Energy Corp. Ltd | Taichung City, Taiwan
Holland House | Orange City
Interstates | Sioux Center, IA
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment | Denver, CO
Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago
Magnificent Mile Association | Chicago
MVT Public Relations | Chicago
Office of Senator John Thune | Washington, D.C.
Pizza Ranch, Inc. | Orange City
planitOmaha | NE
Quatro Composites | Orange City
Ronald McDonald House Charities | Des Moines
Roscoe Village Chamber of Commerce | Chicago
Sanford Health | Sioux Falls, SD
Sioux Center Health Avera | Sioux Center, IA
Sodexo | Orange City
StreetWise | Chicago
Synod of the Heartland | Orange City

African Community Center of Denver | Denver, CO
ATLAS | Sioux Center, IA
Brent's Place | Aurora, CO
Children's orphanage | Cuernavaca, Mexico
Clayton Early Learning Center | Denver, CO
Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence | Le Mars, IA
Denver Health Medical Center | Denver, CO
Denver Rescue Mission Star Transitional Program | CO
Family Crisis Center | Sioux Center, IA
Family Solutions | Orange City
Heartland Alliance | Chicago
Home Health & Hospice | Sheldon, IA
Hope House Colorado | Chicago
JAMLAC | Denver, CO
Joshua Station | Denver, CO
Lutheran Family Services | Denver, CO
Lutheran Social Services | Sioux Falls, SD
Metro Caring | Denver, CO
New Moms | Chicago
Open Door Ministries Still Water Housing Program | Denver, CO
Puerto Rican Cultural Center | Chicago
SOAR Academy | Denver, CO
Street's Hope | Denver, CO
The Bridge | Orange City
Village Northwest Unlimited | Sheldon, IA
Women's Bean Project | Denver, CO

Chowchilla Police Department | Chowchilla, CA
Iowa State Patrol | Spencer, IA
Lyon County Sheriff's Department | Rock Rapids, IA
Minnesota Drug Courts Program | Fairmont, MN
Sheldon Regional Treatment Facility | Sheldon, IA
Sioux County | Orange City
Third Way Treatment Center | Denver, CO
Woodbury County Sheriff's Office | Sioux City, IA

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital | Chicago

Colorado Rapids Academy | Commerce City, CO
Colorado Springs Sports Camp | Colorado Springs, CO
Gehlen Catholic Schools | Le Mars, IA
Northwestern College | Orange City, IA
Snap Fitness | Sioux Center, IA
Sioux Falls Skyforce | Sioux Falls, SD
Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey Club | Sioux Falls, SD
Western Christian High School | Hull, IA

John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation | Jackson, MS
Lifeline Theatre | Chicago
Northlight Theatre | Chicago
Paskal Rudnicke Casting | Chicago
TimeLine Theatre Company | Chicago

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