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Unique Linfield Internships

Below is some information on internship programs that are unique to Linfield, and available only to Linfield students. For additional internship possibilities, please check CatConnect.

Career Development Impact Scholarship

Career Development encourages students to seek and complete impactful internships. Sometimes these great experiences are unpaid. Grants are available to cover living and travel expenses to help make this a reality.  

Dream of working in media, but can only find an unpaid experience? Make this dream a reality! A great internship can change your life. Meet passionate professionals who can influence your career path, starting now. 

Found a great internship with a sports team, but it’s unpaid? Do it! Learn now whether working in sports is the right fit for your skills and passion. Meet others who are just as impassioned as you, and have a great time doing it. 

Want to change the world? Find a cause where you can! Go for it! When you work alongside like-minded people, amazing things can happen. Find your place in the non-profit world and see what you can accomplish.

Who can apply? Current fulltime Linfield students who have secured an internship and will return to campus for at least one semester following their internship.

How do I apply? Download and complete the application below. Return to Career Development by Reading Day (spring 2015) and share how you are going to impact the company or organization during your internship. Include how this experience will change you as a person. Oh, and let us know where you will be. What are you waiting for? Do it today. 

CD Impact Scholarship Application (MS Word file)
CD Impact Scholarship Application (PDF)

First Federal Internship Program

The First Federal Internship provides the opportunity for students to receive valuable insight into our McMinnville and Yamhill County communities by working with a non-profit organization, and then sharing that experience through an interdisciplinary seminar. This partnership between First Federal, a nationally recognized leader in community relations in the banking community, and Linfield College, is a competitive internship scholarship that offers students an opportunity to work on concrete projects in our local community through service to other. Students selected for this spring internship earn a $1000 stipend.

Students use Advanced Search and select ‘First Federal Internship’ as the position type. 

Spring 2015 Internships.
Student application.
Student course outline.
Non-profit RFP letter.
Non-profit posting instructions.

Kemper Internship Program

The Kemper Internship provides the opportunity for students to receive valuable insight into their chosen field by working in a business or organization and sharing that experience through an interdisciplinary seminar. The intent of this program is to offer students an opportunity to explore job possibilities, especially juniors and seniors, qualified sophomores, and students in departments without internships.

Contact Professor Jeff Peterson in the Linfield Center for the Northwest, TJ Day 218. or 503-883-5269.

Kemper Program Flyer (PDF)
Kemper Student Application (PDF)

Public Service Internship Endowed Scholarship

An endowed internship has been established to provide $2,000 for a Linfield student from the McMinnville campus per year to pursue an unpaid or very modestly paid summer internship with a government or non-profit organization either in the US or internationally. The internship aims to provide liberal arts majors with educational opportunities that expand their education and learning experience outside the classroom and to prepare them for graduate or professional school; advanced work in writing, the visual arts, or performing arts; or for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. Funds may be used for travel to and from the internship, living expenses, and/or appropriate research or other materials necessary to conduct the internship. Funds may not to be used for tuition, and credit may not be earned for the internship. Contact Tom Mertes for more information:

Intern Abroad - IE3 Global Internships

IE3 Global Internships offers 150 internships in more than 50 countries. Since the beginning of the program in 1995, over 2,000 interns have participated in the program. Internship periods are from 10-14 weeks in length and Linfield students will have an opportunity to apply to intern at a variety of sites abroad, and earn academic credits at Linfield. IE3 Global Internships arranges placement and provides pre-departure orientation, international health insurance, learning tools, monitoring, and support. Linfield professors award credit based on reporting requirements. Fill out an application and turn it into the International Programs Office. See the IE3 homepage to find a desired internship.

For more information about all of these internships, please contact Kristi Mackay at