Summer internships with Ernst & Young’s office in Germany led to full-time job opportunities for two Elmhurst students.
Senior Scott Johnson’s summer internships led to big opportunities in California.
Kristen Gravelin’s internships in libraries and museums sparked a professional passion for all things archival.
International business major Lucas Wetherby Jonsson spent time in Nashville and in Sweden as part of a two-continent internship.
An internship is an excellent way to gain professional confidence and a competitive edge.
Elmhurst interns take on in-depth, substantive projects at sites ranging from WMAQ-NBC5 to Kraft Foods to WorldChicago to Gray Hunter Stenn LLP. They integrate career-related experience into their education by participating in supervised work, and even earn course credit for internships in Fall, Spring or Summer term.
Students of any major are eligible to take on an internship. Depending on your discipline, you’ll work with your advisor or with Elmhurst’s Office of Career Education to choose an internship that matches your goals and interests. Internships are also available through the Niebuhr Center for Engagement and Reflection and health professions advising. Health professions advising supports students who intend to pursue careers in the health care; including medicine, dentistry, optometry, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, veterinary medicine, and many more.
Internships offer the opportunity to explore a professional field related to your major and career goals. The program guides you through intentional learning objectives, skills assessments and performance evaluations. The experience complements and enhances classroom learning while creating links between the College and the world of work.
An Elmhurst internship can lead to a great job and give you a powerful start on life. You'll emerge with marketable skills, clarified career goals and a network of professional support.
Ready to get started? Submit the Student Internship Application (pdf) to the Center for Professional Excellence, and we'll contact you to set up an appointment. Meanwhile, browse Internship Sites to see some of the organizations that have helped our students on their journey of discovery. And for more information about internships at Elmhurst, please contact us.