Make real-world connections

In 2012, U.S. News and World Report names Calvin as one of only 15 schools in the nation for "outstanding internships that enhance student success." It's no wonder since, as of 2015, over 85% of Calvin students complete internships as they prepare for careers in medicine, engineering, marketing, environmental education, ministry, and more.

At Calvin, you'll have resources at your fingertips to make crucial connections between what you study in courses and the real world. Take advantage of the vast network the Calvin community has created to intern for Airbus in Germany, the New York Stock Exchange, the Harley Davidson division of Wolverine Worldwide, Herman Miller, Zondervan, World Vision, and hundreds of other well-established companies and organizations.

Related pages

Careers & Outcomes
An overview of career services and alumni profiles

2015 Graduate Career Results (pdf)
Employment statistics, internship rates, employers

Career Development Office
Career planning and strengths assessments; search for internships and jobs; get resume help; attend job fairs and networking events.

Quick Facts
  • 85%

    of all Calvin students participate in at least one internship/practicum

  • 100%

    of English, computer science, nursing, education, film & media and kinesiology majors participate in internships.

  • Companies

    that have Calvin interns include Google, Southwest Airlines, Zondervan, Cleveland Cavaliers, the White House, Johnson Controls and many more.

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How to find internship opportunities

Through professors in your major, minor, or program

Making good connections to professors in your academic programs can be the key to finding your dream internship. Ask professors if they know of companies that regularly hire interns—locally and internationally.

Career Center

While you may arrange some internships through your program advisor, the Career Center is always available to connect you to internships related to your major or career goal. Learn more, or find internship opportunities through Calvin Handshake (Calvin password required). 

Jubilee Fellows

Explore your call to ministry in the church by participating in a year-long program that includes a seminar course, a summer internship, and fall on-campus service component.

Chicago semester program

This off-campus program gives you the opportunity live in downtown Chicago and intern at a company there for a semester. Learn more

Washington D.C. semester program 

Political science and social work majors spend a semester living and working in Washington, D.C. Learn more.