What is an internship?
Internships are similar to short-term jobs that are related to your academic and career interests. They typically last three to six months and give you an opportunity to get work experience and academic credit at the same time.
What are the benefits of an internship?
Students gain knowledge and experience in their field of interest, and they network with potential employers. Many employers offer jobs to individuals who have completed an internship with them. Internships also are great resume builders.
How do you acquire an internship?
There are many ways to get an internship, especially in a city as large as Sioux City. Your academic advisor is a great place to start, and the Career Services counselor is also available. Other options are the alumni connections in your area of interest. You can take the initiative yourself to contact companies and ask if they have internship programs. In addition to the many internship opportunities in Sioux City, past Morningside students have interned at national locations.
Here are just some of the internship opportunities in Siouxland:
- American Cancer Society
- Bandits football team
- Beef Products Inc.
- Center for Neurosciences, Orthopedics, and Spine
- Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
- Dakota County Victim Assistance
- Great West Casualty Co.
- Iowa Department of Natural Resources
- KTIV-TV, KCAU-TV, KMEG-TV
- Local campaign headquarters for political candidates
- March of Dimes
- Musketeers hockey team
- Sioux City Explorers baseball team
- LifeServe Blood Center
- Northwest AEA
- Wells Enterprises
- Woodbury County Attorney’s Office
- Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA