Finding Internships

Finding An Internship

  1. Start searching on Handshake for approved opportunities.
  2. Make it a priority
    • Treat your internship search like another class on your schedule.
    • Start the process in the fall semester to give yourself the best chance of success.
    • Everyone's situation is unique so come to the Career Center for assistance. 
  3. Start networking
    • Many students have participated in internships through their existing contacts such as parents, siblings, former employers, coaches, doctors, and other various individuals they know.
    • Consider sending connection requests to Luther alumni on LinkedIn. Always include a personal note about why their organization is of interest to you, and ask if they would have 20 min. to talk.
  4. "Keep Three Doors Open"
    • Pursue multiple opportunities at the same time.

    RECENTLY POSTED INTERNSHIPS  -- More details are posted in Handshake and/or on Organization's website. 


Luther College Washington Semester

In this program you will enroll in 2-3 classes and the program director helps arrange an internship in Washington.

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Chicago Semester

In this program you will enroll in 2-3 classes and register for an internship.

International Internships

Stop by Center for Global Learning in Larsen Hall to learn more about locating a reputable company to assist you in arranging an international internship.   

Alumni Internship Program

Every year alumni and friends of Luther provide internship opportunities for Luther students. View the current opportunities on the attached list on this web page.


Utilize Luther's Handshake to find internship opportunities.  Log-in using your NorseKey information.

Create Your Own Internship

Many students who participate in an internship have done so through their willingness to approach a potential site and offer themselves as a possible intern. Many organizations do not have formal internship programs, and others have simply not considered hiring an intern before.

If you know the type of experience you are seeking and the type of organization in which you would like to get this experience, then simply approaching them may be a viable and fruitful option.  

If you would like to talk about creating your own internship, make an appointment with the Assistant Director for Experiential Learning to begin making a plan!