Internships


Semester Study Away Internship Programs

Loras College Chicago Semester

The Loras College Chicago Semester Program allows junior and senior students at Loras College the opportunity to spend a full semester in Chicago interning and taking classes toward their degree.  Students earn 12 credits through a variety of experiences, inside and outside of the classroom.

The Loras College Chicago Semester exposes students to a metropolitan experience through coursework, interning and service in the community while living at Roosevelt University.

A sample of employer partnerships in Chicago …
  • WLS Classic Radio
  • WBBM – CBS Affiliate
  • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
  • Y-Me Breast Cancer Foundation, IL
  • Discovery Communications
  • Make A Wish Foundation
  • Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
  • Chicago World Trade Center


Loras College Washington Center

The Washington Center allows sophomores, juniors and seniors the opportunity to spend a full semester in Washington, D.C. interning and taking classes toward their degree.  Housing is arranged for students.

Loras students have interned with the following organizations:
  • The Peace Alliance
  • Various Senators' and Representative's Offices on The Hill
  •  U.S. Department of State: Office of Holocaust Issues
  •  U.S. Department of Justice



Academic Internships

Through a variety of local and national programs, students can pursue internships that encourage them to apply what they are learning through their coursework to professional settings. Internships are an excellent way to obtain experience in the field prior to college graduation.

Internship opportunities take place in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis, Orlando, and Denver. These experiences give students exposure to various careers as well as geographic settings.
 

Dubuque Area Academic School Year Internships

Students living in Dubuque, enrolled at the College full time, often take advantage of including a local internship in their course schedule. 
  • Students intern in either profit or non-profit organizations to reach outcomes that the Center, the intern, and the worksite have identified and agreed upon.  Paid and unpaid internships are available to students during the fall and spring semesters, as well as summer.
  • Students average approximately 10-11 hours on site while attending classes and being involved in campus activities.
  • All academic credit internships require students to develop a portfolio, incorporating learning plans, critical thinking, and reflective journaling. These materials must be submitted, reviewed and approved by a panel of faculty in order  to obtain credit for an internship.

Summer Internships

Summer provides an excellent opportunity for students to participate in internships across the country. Internships include non-profit and profit organizations.  Research opportunities are also available. Example internships include: 
  • MedX    Estes Park, CO        Roswell Cancer Research - Priyanka Parajuli
  • IBM       Dubuque, IA           
  • Rawlings Sports    St. Louis, MO
  • Comcast Sportsnet    Chicago, IL
  • McGladery-Pullen       Dubuque, IA
  • Discovery Communications   Chicago, IL 
     

Additional Internship Experiences

  • Disney  Orlando, FL
  • Gulfstream  Savannah, GA
  • Covidien Denver, CO


Funds Available for Internships

Scholl Foundation Funds are available to support students pursuing internships away from the campus and their home town.  This grant assists students in meeting the increased costs of transportation, housing, and other expenses. Grant amounts range from $1000-$2500.

Adducci Loan Funds are made available through the generosity of Carl and Antonia Adducci.  Carl is a 1963 graduate of Loras, he and Antonia want to support students pursuing internships to prepare them for the world of work.  Students have the opportunity to have an interest free loan, if paid within three years of graduation, to assist them in increased costs of transportation, housing, etc. Loan amounts range from $500-$3000.


Career Services


A sample of What is offered

  • One-on-One Career counseling,Critiques of resumes and cover letters
  • Online Audio PowerPoint presentations (resume-writing, effective interviewing, and job search tactics)
  • Workshops on Internship and job search tactics, Writing resumes and cover letters, Effective interviewing
  • Graduate School Planning
  • Networking: Using social media, Young Alumni career panels
  • Employer Connections/Faculty Connects: On-campus Interviews, Career Fair
 
I am so grateful for Loras having such a wonderful CEL office :) Thanks to everyone there, I attended a networking event- which led to an internship at McGraw Hill Publishing- which led to a full-time position after graduation! --- Ellen Long ‘(11)


Websites of Interest
To reach Faye Finnegan, Internship and Career Services Coordinator
1450 Alta Vista #123
Dubuque, Iowa
563.588.7155
faye.finnegan@loras.edu


To reach Jeff Roberts, Internship and Career Services Assist. Coordinator
1450 Alta Vista #123
Dubuque, IA
563.588.7025
jeffrey.roberts@loras.edu

 
 
 



 
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