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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 Handshake 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 a few examples of companies for which our students have interned or are working full-time:

Accounting Internships:

  • Athene, West Des Moines, IA
  • Cedar Fair Entertainment, Kansas City, MO
  • Deloitte, Des Moines, IA
  • 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
  • PwC, New York, NY & Des Moines, IA
  • Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Securian Financial, Minneapolis, MN

Actuarial Science Internships:

  • Allstate Insurance, Northbrook, IL
  • Aon, Lincolnshire, IL
  • CIGNA, Denver, CO & Hartford, CT
  • Humana, Louisville, KY
  • Mutual of Omaha, Omaha, NE
  • Nationwide, Des Moines, IA
  • Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, WI
  • Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA
  • RGA, St. Louis, MO
  • Travelers, St. Paul, MN
  • USAA, San Antonio, TX
  • Verisk, Jersey City, NJ
  • Willis Towers Watson, Chicago, IL & Atlanta, GA

Economics & Quantitative Economics Internships:

  • American Enterprise Group, Des Moines, IA
  • EMC Insurance, Des Moines, IA
  • FDIC, Des Moines, IA
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Iowa Center for Economic Success, Des Moines, IA
  • Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA
  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Des Moines, IA

Entrepreneurial Management Internships:

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

Finance Internships:

  • Baird, Edina, MN
  • Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, MO
  • 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
  • Lutz Financial, Omaha, NE
  • MidAmerican Energy, Des Moines, IA
  • Morgan Stanley, Des Moines, IA
  • Piper Jaffray, Minneapolis, MN
  • Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, IA
  • Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA

Information Systems Internships:

  • 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
  • US Small Business Administration, Washington, DC
  • West Bank, West Des Moines, IA

International Business Internships:

  • Bridgestone Firestone, Des Moines, IA
  • HDI Global Insurance, Chicago, IL
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Johnston, IA
  • Polaris, Medina, MN
  • US-Japan Council, Washington, DC
  • World Food Prize, Des Moines, IA

Management Internships:

  • Allstate Insurance, Northbrook, IL
  • Amazon, Aurora, IL
  • ChildServe, Des Moines, IA
  • Collins Aerospace, Des Moines, IA 
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Des Moines, IA
  • Farm Bureau Financial, Des Moines, IA
  • FairLife, Chicago, IL
  • 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
  • Securian Financial Group, St. Paul, MN
  • State of Iowa, Des Moines, IA
  • Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
  • Volleyball New Zealand, Auckland, NZ

Marketing Internships:

  • ABC News, Des Moines, IA
  • Country Music Association, Nashville, TN
  • CVS Caremark, Scottsdale, AZ
  • DotDash Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA
  • ESPN, New York, NY
  • Iowa Cubs, Des Moines, IA
  • Iowa Wild, Des Moines, IA
  • Marriott Resort, Marco Island, FL
  • Marsh, Urbandale, IA
  • Merrill Lynch, Des Moines, IA
  • Nordstrom Corporate Headquarters, Seattle, WA
  • Optum, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Procter & Gamble, Fayetteville, AR, & Seattle, WA
  • Sporting Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
  • Unilever, Rogers, AR & Minneapolis, MN & Englewood Cliffs, NJ
  • Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
  • Yeti, Austin, TX
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