Wartburg West Participants

Field Experience for Certification in Education or Social Work
Students receive full-time academic credit for the field experience plus whatever seminar their department requires. The supervision and seminar instruction are provided by adjunct faculty contracted by the college for this purpose. Students also take a 1/2 credit course, Urban Lifestyles, taught by the program directors, which meets weekly and includes the other Wartburg West students.

Internships in Fields other than Education or Social Work
Students work in their internships three days per week and receive two credits. In addition, they take a one-credit course that fulfills an Interdisciplinary (ID) requirement, and a another one-credit course that fulfills a Faith and Reflection requirement (see course descriptions here).


Alison Leonhart: AI & TIACO

Jessa McAvoy: Denver Health (orthopedic surgery)

Meghan Parman Edge of 7

Sophomores in Field Placements:

Nick Arnold: Metro State Athletic Dept

Ashley Dahl: CHUN

Madelyn Carlson: Padres Hovenes Unidos

Rachel Perkins: Together Colorado

Student teachers

Dani Langowski

Heidi Bergeson

Jamie Harrings

Madison Ehlert

Melissa Davis

Weston Westervelt

Augustana-Rock Island:

Alissa Grutze: Environmental Studies: Sierra Club

Alyssa Kendall : Pre Med: Denver Health Emergency Room

Carolyn Muller : Gender Studies: ONE Colorado

Emily Handrahan: PT and Business: Craig Hospital

Katie Wallner: graphic design: Boys and Girls Club and Ronald McDonald House

Paige Phelps : music and business : Inside the Orchestra

Sara Tamasello: PT & research: Co Neurological Institute

What past internship supervisors had to say:

Student: Andrew Tubbs
Supervisor: Grace Hartke (Production Manager – Phamaly Theatre Company)
Quote from Supervisor:
“My direct interaction with Wartburg West was limited, but I knew who to contact should the need arise. I knew my intern was well taken care of by Wartburg and his education and drive are sure to make him unstoppable.”

Student: Jesse Smith
Supervisor: Jason Salas (Manager – Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships)
Quote from Supervisor:
“Very good experience. The coordination was very thorough and provided an easy structure to work with. The level of support the student and placement site receive is in invaluable. I look forward to continued partnership with Wartburg West.”

Student: Zack Henaman
Supervisor: Dan Snyders (Vice President of Public Relations – Armada Medical Marketing)
Quote from Supervisor:
“The Wartburg West program has been an excellent experience for me and for our agency. Great program!”

Student: Sophia Corpstein
Supervisor: Gary Wheat (President/CEO – Visit Aurora)
Quote from Supervisor:
“Wartburg West has proven extremely beneficial for Visit Aurora. We look hopefully forward to continued partnerships with Wartburg West. The students make our organization better!”

Student: Jessica Donahue
Supervisor: Julia Eisenberg (SVP Client Services – iModerate)
Quote from Supervisor:
“Very enjoyable. Program is well structured, detail oriented, and professional. Students are set up for success given the support of the program and you’ve made it easy for us as an employer to give Jessica a relevant experience which also benefits our organization. Great program!”

Student: Victoria Berst
Supervisor: Gail Bransteitter (Director of Marketing & Communications – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver)
Quote from Supervisor:
“It was a great program. The summer is an ideal time for our organization to have an intern and we were so pleased to have one as outstanding as Victoria. As a nonprofit, having interns with a variety of skills and a willingness to help with different needs of the organization is very helpful.”

Student: Dani Gordon
Supervisor: Jonna Busack (Development Manager – Ronald McDonald House Charities)
Quote from Supervisor:
“The Wartburg West program is a real positive for Ronald McDonald House as it provides us with skilled employees and gives us the opportunity to help teach and provide experience.”