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Unique Linfield Internships

Below is some information on four internship programs that are connected to Linfield. For more opportunities, please check CatConnect.

Kemper Internship Program

Kemper Internships provide the opportunity for students to work in collaboration with a community organization on a project that uses their academic experience, individual talents and expertise.  It also provides for interactions among interns across disciplines. The Kemper Internship is a competitive program, open to students in good academic standing (3.0 GPA+), and priority is given to students working on regional concerns such as regionally oriented businesses, nonprofit and organizations working in local communities and on environmental issues.  Students must secure their internship experience and then apply for the credit through the Kemper Program.  Selected interns earn a $1000 stipend.

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

First Federal Internship Program

The First Federal internship program helps local non-profits leverage the energy and talent of Linfield students to achieve a strategic goal through the completion of a specific short-term project.  To qualify, an organization must be a 501(c)3 non-profit providing service in Yamhill County. Linfield interns will be in a position of leadership or work in a team environment.  Interns will not be used as administrative staff or to fill other gaps in staffing.  Project proposals are collected from and advertised.  Students must connect with the non-profit and come to an agreement to work together.  Selected interns earn a $1000 stipend.

Internship Letter (PDF)
Internship Instructions (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.

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 by October 1, 2012 for the 2013-2014 cycle. See the IE3 homepage to find a desired internship.

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