Career development, business


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
Bengard & Associates Inc | Orange City, Iowa
Cain, Ellsworth & Company | Sheldon, Iowa
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP | La Crosse, Wisconsin
De Noble, Austin & Company PC CPAs | Rock Rapids, Iowa
Diamond Vogel | Orange City, 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
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith | West Des Moines, Iowa
Moss Adams | Bellingham, Washington
Plante Moran | Denver, Colorado
Revival Animal Health | Orange City, Iowa
Sammons Financial Group | West Des Moines, Iowa
Van Bruggen & Vande Vegte PC | Orange City , Iowa
Van Rooyen Financial Group | Orange City, Iowa
Williams & Company PC | Sheldon, Iowa
Williams & Company, PC | Spencer, Iowa
Wipfli | Denver, Colorado

CF Promo | Orange City, Iowa
Choose Chicago | Chicago, Illinois
Dwellings Decor | Alton, Iowa
House of Mission and Equipping | Sioux Center, Iowa
Influence Tee | New York, New York
Rise Ministries | Sheldon, Iowa
Sunnybrook Community Church | Sioux City, Iowa
Vi Bella Jewelry | Sioux Center, Iowa

Hegg Memorial Health Center | Rock Valley, Iowa
Henry Doorly Zoo | Omaha, Nebraska
Hometown Pharmacy | Orange City, Iowa
Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago, Illinois
Orange City Area Health System | Orange City, Iowa
Sioux Center Health | Sioux Center, Iowa
Sioux County Conservation Board | Hawarden, Iowa
Trans Ova Genetics | Sioux Center, Iowa
University of Chicago Hospitals | Chicago, Illinois
Vogel Paint | Orange City, Iowa

Access Sport, London | England
Ag Partners | Albert City, Iowa
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | Chicago, Illinois
American Investment & Trust | Sioux Center, Iowa
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
Cain Ellsworth & Company, LLP | Sheldon, Iowa and Sioux Falls, South Dakota
CenterFresh Egg Group | Sioux Center
CF Promo | Orange City, Iowa
Civco | Orange City, Iowa
Cooperative Credit Company | Sioux Center, Iowa
Corteva Agriscience | Orange City, Iowa
Crossroads Financial Planning | Orange City, Iowa
Dakota Systems | Orange City, Iowa
Dwellings Decor | Alton, Iowa
Eide Bailly LLP | Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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
Hawke Co & Ag | Alton, Iowa
Hegg Memorial Health Center | Rock Valley, Iowa
Highland Post | Orange City, Iowa
High Point Land Company | Stewartville, Minnesota
Holland House Interiors | Orange City, Iowa
Hostelling International | Chicago, Illinois
Interstates | Sioux Center, Iowa
Iowa State Bank | Orange City, Iowa
Kirk Den Herder | Orange City, Iowa
Land O Lakes | Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lifeline Theatre | Chicago, Illinois
Magnificent Mile Association | Chicago, Illinois
MainStreet Advisors | Chicago, Illinois
Marketing Werks | Chicago, Illinois
Mau Marine | Okoboji, Iowa
Mile High Workshop | Denver, Colorado
MJ's Concrete | Boyden, Iowa
mwseq | Chicago, Illinois
Nebraska Sports Council | Lincoln, Nebraska
NEW Cooperative, Inc. | Fort Dodge, Iowa
Northwestern College | Orange City, Iowa
Northwestern Mutual | Chicago, Illinois
O'Brien County Imp. | Sheldon, Iowa
Oculus Biologics | North Sioux City, South Dakota
Pfingston Farms/Vander Pol Seed | Boyden, Iowa
Pizza Ranch | Orange City, Iowa
Power Solutions, Inc. | Alta, Iowa  
Precision Ag Services | Rock Valley, Iowa
Principal Financial Group | Des Moines, iowa
Rice Dairy | Chicago, Illinois
Rock Valley Commodities | Rock Valley, Iowa
Scooter's Coffee | Orange City, Iowa
SEKISUI Aerospace | Orange City, Iowa
Sioux Center Health | Sioux Center, Iowa
Sioux Falls Skyforce | Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Tamar Productions | Chicago, Illinois
TC Home Furnishings | Orange City, Iowa
The Pressed Collection | Spencer, 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
Windy Ridge Ag LLC | Missouri Valley, Iowa
Zeutenhorst Farms | Sioux Center, Iowa
Zeutenhorst Financial | Sioux Center, 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

Absolute Sports Performance | Abingdon, Maryland
Anytime Fitness | LeMars, Iowa
Aspen Athletic Club | Des Moines, Iowa
Avera | LeMars, 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
HomeTown Physical Therapy | LeMars, Iowa
Iowa State Football | Ames, Iowa
LeMars Physical Therapy | LeMars, Iowa
MOC-Floyd Valley High School | Orange City, Iowa
Northwestern College | 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
Dry Bones | Denver, Colorado
Jared Weber Law Firm | Orange City, Iowa
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
ProActive Physical Therapy | Sheldon, 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
First Reformed Church | Orange City, Iowa
Genesis House | Orange City, Iowa
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
First Reformed Church | Orange City, Iowa
Fuksa Khorshid, LLC | Chicago, Illinois
Get Green Energy Corp. Ltd | Taichung City, Taiwan
Holland House | Orange City, Iowa
Interstates | Sioux Center, Iowa
Iowa Information Publications | Sheldon, Iowa
Kroenke Sports & Entertainment | Denver, Colorado
Lincoln Park Zoo | Chicago, Illinois
Magnificent Mile Association | Chicago, Illinois
MVT Public Relations | Chicago, Illinois
New Life Church | Sioux Center, Iowa
Northwestern College | Orange City, Iowa
Office of Senator John Thune | Washington, D.C.
Pizza Ranch, Inc. | Orange City, Iowa
planitOmaha | Omaha, Nebraska
Quatro Composites | Orange City, Iowa
Rise Ministry | Sheldon, 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
Trinity Reformed Church | Orange City, Iowa
Vibella | Sioux Center, Iowa

African Community Center of Denver | Denver, Colorado
ATLAS | Sioux Center, Iowa
Behavior Care Specialists, Inc. | Rock Valley, Iowa
Brent's Place | Aurora, Colorado
Children's orphanage | Cuernavaca, Mexico
Clayton Early Learning Center | Denver, Colorado
Colorado Village Collaborative | 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
Hope House Denver | Denver, Colorado
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
Purple Door Coffee | Denver, Colorado
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

Center for Homicide Research | Minneapolis, Minnesota
Chowchilla Police Department | Chowchilla, California
Iowa State Patrol | Spencer, Iowa
Lyon County Sheriff's Department | Rock Rapids, Iowa
Meskwaki Nation Police Department | Tama, Iowa
Minnesota Drug Courts Program | Fairmont, Minnesota
O'Brien County Attorney's Office | Sheldon, Iowa
Omaha Fire Department | Omaha, Nebraska
Plymouth County Sheriff's Department | LeMars, Iowa
Sheldon Regional Treatment Facility | Sheldon, Iowa
Sioux Center Police Department | Sioux Center, Iowa
Sioux County | Orange City, Iowa
Third Judicial District Department of Correctional Services | Sioux 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
Sioux Center Health Systems | Sioux Center, Iowa

Colorado Rapids Academy | Commerce City, Colorado
Colorado Springs Sports Camp | Colorado Springs, Colorado
CrossFit Sterk | Orange City, Iowa
Dordt University | Sioux Center, Iowa
Gehlen Catholic Schools | Le Mars, Iowa
Impact Mobile Physical Therapy | Orange City, Iowa
Midwest Peterbilt Group | Sioux City, Iowa
90TEN Athletics | Pocahontas, Iowa
Northwestern College | Orange City, Iowa
OC Fitness | Orange City, Iowa
Pella Christian Grade School | Pella, Iowa
Snap Fitness | Sioux Center, Iowa
Sioux Center Middle School | 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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