Career Services


Internship experiences are an essential component of your education.  An internship provides you with a chance to learn new skills, network with professionals in your field, apply coursework to a real-world work situation, and explore career options. While many factors impact success in the job search, internship experience will typically make you a more competitive candidate. 

Students interested in doing an internship are required to attend an Internship & Grant Information Session and an Internship Resume Session.  Click here to see the dates of the sessions: Thinking About Doing a Summer or Fall Internship?

 Internships in Washington, D.C.  

Viterbo University has a partnership with The Washington Center (TWC), an independent, nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. that provides challenging opportunities for students to work and learn for academic credit.  Viterbo students who apply and are accepted into The Washington Center Internship Program can register for 12 credits of internship in one semester at Viterbo (which will cover the program fees) and utilize any financial aid benefits to cover the housing fees.   TWC will find a semester-long professional internship in the Washington, D.C. area to match your interests.  In addition, you will also take an academic course and participate in their LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, Achievement & Development) Colloquium.

For more information, visit  and make an appointment to speak with Denise Lorenz, Viterbo’s Community Engagement Coordinator at

Great Lakes Career Ready Internship Grant

Viterbo University received a $150,000 grant for the 2014-2015 academic year to assist students with financial need in getting paid internships.  This has created a win-win situation for students and employers who cannot offer paid internships.  Students can gain valuable career-related experience, earn credit, develop their professional network, enhance their resume and get paid for their time. If you would like to find out if you can take advantage of the grant, please contact Denise Lorenz, Community Engagement Coordinator at .  Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. 

Check out this Powerpoint Slide Show for information about the internship program and the paid internships available through the Great Lakes Internship Grant.  

Grant Application Deadline for Summer Semester:  April 20, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.
Great Lakes Internship Grant Student Application for Summer 2015

Nursing Majors

Nursing internships are not taken for credit and are not facilitated through the career services office. Nursing students can, however, participate in a for-credit internship experience in areas outside of nursing (for example, in your minor field of study).Junior nursing students looking for a nursing internship should plan on attending the Nursing Career Fair held every year in early November. A number of regional facilities hosting nursing internships attend that event to share information about their internship opportunities and application procedures.

For more information about internships contact:

Denise Lorenz, Community Engagement Coordinator
Murphy Center 225