An internship is the practical application of the skills, knowledge and talents that students gain at Augustana or discover about themselves in a work or volunteer setting.
Internships at Augustana carry learning goals and objectives, plus an assessment at the conclusion of the internship. Internships may be part-time or full-time, paid or unpaid, for academic credit or non-credit.
Students may use their Augie Choice funds or apply for funding through the Office of Career Development.
• To register for an internship, contact a counselor in the Office of Career Development by email or call 309-794-8612.
Types of internships
Academic internships are the most common type of internship used toward a major. These internships are supervised and evaluated by faculty.
Senior Inquiry internships must meet the standards established by the academic department. These internships are supervised and evaluated by faculty.
These programs are in partnership with CAPA International. As one of the largest internship providers, CAPA has built an extensive network of internship sites in businesses, nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations.
Service Learning internships integrate community service with academic study and critical thinking (part of an academic course). These internships are supervised and evaluated by faculty.
Experiential internships allow students to explore career opportunities without requiring an academic component. Interns are supervised and evaluated by Career Development counselors or faculty. Internships are graded.
Volunteer internships meet the needs of the community. Interns are supervised and evaluated by Career Development counselors or faculty.
On campus internships are offered to students to promote the practical application of their skills, knowledge and talents in a work environment. Examples of on-campus internships are academic departmental intern, marketing and communications intern for Student life, art gallery curating intern, residence hall student affairs intern, Centennial Hall events intern, and Tredway Library management intern.
As summer interns, more than 150 Augustana students discovered what they want to do in life, what they don't want to do, and how to use what they've learned in class to be collaborative problem-solvers.
Meet six of the interns: Walid Alzein, Texas Medical Center; Dina Marin, PwC; Samantha Clasen, SeaWorld; Trang Hoang, Microsoft; Kyle King, Pinkston Group; and Moreen Akomea-Ampeh, Augustana's Upper Mississippi Center.