Participating in an internship gives students an enormous advantage when starting their job search by providing real-world experience, a network of contacts, work samples and professional references.
In many cases, students can receive up to three hours of academic credit, and it is not uncommon to receive monetary compensation. In 2012, 328 students had an internship arranged through the Career Center (that's not even counting the internships through individual programs!).
Our students have interned with these companies (among many others):
The Career Center at St. Ambrose University helps students look for those beneficial internships and offer many job assistance benefits as well.
To get information on financial assistance, visit the Financial Aid office. Keep in mind: 99% of First Year students received financial aid through SAU (2012-13).