Career development, business

Internships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Denver School of Science and Tech | Denver, Colorado

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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