Employers are highly selective about whom they hire. Most managers prefer to hire graduates who bring real–world experience to their organization. Internships do more than just look good on your resume. You can test–drive the career path that interests you most. You can build a network of professional and personal contacts; develop the skills employers are seeking; and build confidence, motivation and professional work habits you need to excel. Ultimately, an internship can get your foot in the door with major companies or influential organizations. At Wartburg, internships, field experiences, and job shadowing are encouraged in most majors. More than 33 percent of students complete an internship for credit and more than 60 percent of our alumni report having completed an internship (for academic credit or non-credit) during their four years. 

We can help you set up internships that will make you more attractive to employers and graduate schools. Internships can take place almost anywhere, including sites at Wartburg West in Denver, Colo.

Jo Dorrance

Internship and Wartburg West Coordinator


  • Basilica of St. Mary
  • Evangelical Church in America
  • First Lutheran Church
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
  • Sugar Creek Bible Camp


  • Benchmarking Partners
  • Cargill
  • CUNA Mutual Insurance Group
  • H & R Block
  • MED Alliance Group
  • Merrill Lynch
  • The Principal Financial Group
  • VGM Financial Services


  • Black Hawk Country YMCA
  • Cedar Falls Rec
  • Covenant Wellness Center
  • Roc Fit Gym
  • Waterloo Black Hawks 
  • Waterloo Bucks

Media & Marketing

  • Amperage
  • Archives of Iowa Broadcasting
  • College Humor Media
  • Cumulus Broadcasting
  • Digital Office Solutions
  • Infinite Image Design
  • KWAY Radio
  • Mudd Advertising
  • On Media
  • Passport Magazine
  • Photography by Christine
  • Quad City Broadcasting
  • River Falls Journal
  • Strictly Social Media


  • Algonguin Animal Clinic
  • Kerby Family Dental
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Northern Iowa Therapy
  • Spencer Municipal Hospital
  • Taylor Physical Therapy
  • Waverly Health Center

Social Services

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Cedar Valley United Way
  • Heal One World
  • Heal the Family Inc
  • Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • North Iowa Juvenile Detention Center
  • Self-Help International

Waverly Area

  • Bartels Lutheran Home
  • Duos Coffee and Ice Cream
  • First National Bank
  • Kaiser Corson Funeral Homes
  • Miller’s True Value
  • Nestle
  • Rada Manufacturing
  • Sasquatch Jacks
  • Waverly Area Development
  • Waverly Bowl Inn
  • Waverly Chamber of Commerce
  • Waverly Golf and Country Club
  • Waverly Light and Power
  • Waverly Newspapers
  • Waverly Police Department
  • Waverly Shell Rock Area United Way

Other Area Businesses

  • Century 21 Real Estate
  • Cheyenne Mt. Zoo
  • Grout Museum District
  • Hartman Reserve Nature Center
  • John Deere
  • Mercy Housing Human Resources
  • Readlyn Telephone Company
  • Target Distribution
  • Waterloo Conventions and Visitors Bureau

Email and Social Media Etiquette

Dress for Success

Elevator Speech and Interviewing