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Using your knowlege and abilities

Every bit of evidence available to us - federal employment guides, contacts with our own alumni, the Career Center's research and the faculty's own experience - supports the same conclusion: an internship, backed with a strong academic record, is the most useful employment tool available to you. This field experience gives you credibility with employers and first-hand knowledge of the field in which you might work. The college places between 80 and 100 students in internships each year and the department has been highly successful in placing our students in internships and micro-internships. Internships include an academic component under faculty supervision in an area related to the student's background and interests.

Internships are available in large corporations and small businesses, television and radio stations, newspapers and magazines, law offices and many other organizations. Recent placements have included:

Central Illinois Light Co., Peoria
Sterling Schools Foundation, Sterling IL
Total Training Solutions, Aurora IL
Royal Neighbors of America, Rock Island IL
Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Davenport IA
Nancy's Pies, Rock Island IL
Pella Corporation, Pella IA
Illinois Iowa Power Distribution, Rock Island IL
Bituminous Insurance, Rock Island IL
The Jerry Springer Show, Chicago
WHBF-TV, Rock Island IL WQAD-TV, Moline IL
KWQC-TV Sports, Davenport IA
Quad City Steamwheelers, Davenport IA
Quad City River Bandits, Davenport IA
Quad City Mallards Hockey, Moline IL
Quad City Sports Commission, Moline IL
St. Louis Rams, St. Louis MO
Disney World College Program, Lake Buena Vista FL
Nehlsen Communications, Moline, IL
CLTV, Oakbrook, IL
Opportunity International, Oakbrook, IL
Habitat for Humanity, Bettendorf, IA

Students can complete internships for credit as a department elective and toward graduation requirements. Internships range from zero to nine credits, depending on how many hours a student devotes to the organization. Students regularly complete reflective essays and a formal internship assessment as a part of the experience.

For more information on internships, please contact Dr. Ellen Hay,