academics internships

Quincy University has a long tradition of providing real-world professional training experiences for students in many disciplines. We believe internships help you confirm your major, gain professional skills, and build your résumé, and sometimes they even lead to key career opportunities.

You can learn by doing in career-based internships that complement any major. Some Quincy students intern as early as their first year. Students in our internship program have worked in Washington, D.C., at Disney World in Orlando, at television (ABC, NBC) and radio (NPR, ESPN) affiliates, and at major corporations (Harris, ADM). They find internships in the city of Quincy, as well, where our professors have extensive networks and partnerships with area businesses and organizations.

Early Exploratory Internship Program

Though many students intern in their third and fourth years of college, Quincy's Early Exploratory Internship Program is a unique opportunity for first- and second-year students who are Illinois residents and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The program offers students the chance to explore off-campus business and technical options related to their academic fields through a maximum of 15 hours per week paid employment. A faculty advisor coordinates the program, which operates through a combination of state grant funds from the Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program of the Board of Education and the cooperation of participating businesses and agencies. For more information about this program, contact Kristen Liesen, director of career services, at 217-228-5432 ext. 3355 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .