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Internships provide real world experience to students, making valuable contributions to companies while developing important skills to add to a resume.

A majority of students complete more than one major related experience prior to graduation. Throughout the year, many events are held to connect students with employers. In addition, the Career bluePrint system allows students to view current job openings nationwide. Most internships are completed during the summer, however, there are plenty of opportunities in the Des Moines community for one to work during the fall or spring semester.

Here are some examples of companies for which our students have interned or are working full-time:

  • AVIVA, West Des Moines, IA
  • Caterpillar, Peoria, IL
  • Ernst & Young, Minneapolis, MN
  • FDIC, Des Moines, IA & Chicago, IL
  • Hy-Vee, Inc., West Des Moines, IA
  • John Deere, Moline, IL & Johnston, IA
  • Kemin Industries, Des Moines, IA
  • KPMG, Des Moines, IA & Minneapolis, MN
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York, NY
  • Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA

Actuarial Science:
  • Allstate Insurance, Northbrook, IL
  • Aon Hewitt, Lincolnshire, IL
  • CIGNA, Hartford, CT
  • Mercer Consulting, Kansas City, MO
  • Mutual of Omaha, Omaha, NE
  • Nationwide, Des Moines, IA
  • Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, WI
  • Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA
  • Towers Watson, Chicago, IL & Stamford, CT
  • Travelers, St. Paul, MN

Economics & Quantitative Economics:

  • Allied Insurance, Des Moines, IA
  • EMC Insurance, Des Moines, IA
  • FDIC, Des Moines, IA
  • Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA

Entrepreneurial Management:

  • Bankers Trust, Des Moines, IA
  • Hotcourses, Ltd., London, England
  • NCMIC Insurance Services, West Des Moines, IA
  • Rockstar Energy Drink, Des Moines, IA
  • Wells Fargo Financial, Des Moines, IA


  • Deloitte & Touche LLP, Des Moines, IA
  • EMC Insurance, Des Moines, IA
  • Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
  • General Mills, Minneapolis, MN
  • Holmes Murphy, West Des Moines, IA
  • John Deere, Moline, IL & Lenexa, KS
  • Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA
  • Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA

Information Systems:

  • Businesssolver, Des Moines, IA
  • Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO
  • Ernst & Young, Minneapolis, MN
  • Feeding America, Chicago, IL
  • IBM, Dubuque, IA
  • King Solutions, Dayton, MN
  • MetaBank, Des Moines, IA

International Business:

  • Bridgestone Firestone, Des Moines, IA
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Johnston, IA
  • World Food Prize, Des Moines, IA


  • Allstate Insurance, Northbrook, IL
  • ChildServe, Des Moines, IA
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Des Moines, IA
  • Farm Bureau Financial, Des Moines, IA
  • Harris Bank, Chicago, IL
  • Holmes Murphy, West Des Moines, IA
  • Hy-Vee, West Des Moines, IA
  • Monster Worldwide, Chicago, IL
  • Nationwide Insurance, Des Moines, IA
  • State of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
  • Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN


  • ABC News, Des Moines, IA
  • Ameriprise Financial, West Des Moines, IA
  • ConAgra Foods, Omaha, NE
  • Iowa Cubs, Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa Energy NBA Development League, Des Moines, IA
  • Marsh, Des Moines, IA
  • Meredith, Des Moines, IA
  • Merrill Lynch, Des Moines, IA
  • The Des Moines Register, Des Moines, IA
  • Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL