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Augustana College
Sioux Falls, SD


Augustana Internship Centers Update
9 Nov 2003

Denver

Minneapolis

Chicago

San Francisco

Washington, DC

International

[Also visit the Augustana Career Center.]

Within the current Faculty Development grant, one of the six overall emphases is entitled:  Internships and the Expression of Liberal Thinking.
Click on these links for Summary concept, and for proposal Details (3a).
In addition, for convenient reference, an unofficial copy of the current version of the Registrar's Internships form is available here (as of Nov 2003). [If you need to get the free Adobe Reader first, click here.] However students should obtain an official printed copy from the Registrar's Office.

    As indicated in the Summary, Augustana wishes to provide as many diverse undergraduate experiences as possible within a real-life application of liberal learning and vocational interest. These internship centers would also trigger faculty development in the sense of using distance learning methods and technologies to support the students while they are at the internship site.

    From the Details (3a) link: By the end of the project, the college will develop at least five internship centers at various places around the country. These centers will be integrated into the College's funding capability by the end of the third year. Recruit 3 alumni in each geographical area, orient team, and place 2-5 students in each center per year.

    Of the locations mentioned, we are proceeding initially with Denver, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Chicago. San Francisco and Washington, DC are likely next steps as we move toward developing at least five internship centers at various places around the country, within the three years of the grant.

Students
How to get started in pursuing an Internship in this program

The recommended procedure (current draft) grows out of suggestions from one of our Alumni steering committee members. This procedure will be updated periodically. In getting started, please become thoroughly familiar with this web site and with the Registrar's Internships form.

1. The student "applies for the program" by contacting the Faculty Development Coordinator (currently Arlen Viste), or the Dean of the College.
2. This application entails turning in a resumé and writing a letter of intent (indicating the student's top five or ten interests in an internship).
3. The student either chooses an internship that is listed on this web site or through links within it, or agrees to be paired with a professional (Alumni contact) in one of the internship metro area communities.
4. The Alumni Contact receives the resumé and application from the Faculty Development Coordinator and makes contact with the student by e-mail and/or phone.
5. The Alumni Contact is interested in helping the student make connections in the business world, and not simply in magically "getting them an internship." This means that the Alumni Contact will be interested and very helpful, but the final responsibility is the student's.
6. A plan is set for the time and manner in which the Alumni Contact and the student will move forward.
7. The student picks up the Internships form from the Registrar's Office, works with her/his Academic Advisor and selects an Internship Advisor, notes deadlines, and files the forms within those deadlines.
8. The Faculty Development Coordinator is kept fully informed as the process develops, through such means as CC: in e-mail.

The Alumni Contact, the Faculty Development Coordinator, and the student's Academic Advisor and Internship Advisor will work with the student as she/he develops plans for the Internship, but it is the student's Internship.

Denver Area Internship Center

    An exploratory/organizational dinner meeting was held on 29 June 2003. Dick Hanson and Arlen Viste met with a group of Denver area Augustana alumni at the Holiday Inn in Northglenn, CO, on the near north side of Denver. Discussion and conversation around internship center ideas were encouraging and supportive.

    The steering committee of the Denver internship center includes:
    Kari Blanchard ('81), DigitalGlobe
    Arvid Brekke ('47), former Augustana Regent, retired
    Gregory Erickson ('86), Realtor
    Dr. David Quissell ('66), Prof & Chair, Univ of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry, Department of Craniofacial Biology
    Dr. Marilyn Stember ('67), Augustana Regent, Prof, Univ of Colorado Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing
    Steven Stokes ('96), Special Event Supervisor, City of Northglenn
    Cletus Thill ('70), VP National Sales, Last Word Mgmt, Omnivest

    Sample Denver area internship opportunities for Augustana students
       (Augustana students: for further details contact Arlen Viste
        or Dick Hanson, and visit with your faculty Advisor):

    Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver
       Internship in Senior Ministry and Parish Nurse
       Possible dates: Jan 5-24, 2004
       Internship in Music Ministry
       Possible dates: Jan 3-24, 2004
       Alumni contact: Arvid Brekke

    DigitalGlobe, Longmont, CO
       Internship area: business/technical combination
       Applicable majors / minors: Physics, Computer Science,
          Engineering, Remote Sensing, Business, Pre-Law
       Particular interest in remote sensing
       Possible dates: Summer/Fall 2004
       Seniors preferred (Junior year completed)
       Internship description
       Alumni contact: Kari Blanchard

    Univ of Colorado Health Sciences Center (School of Dentistry, Department of Craniofacial Biology, and others)
       Internship area: summer student-faculty undergraduate research
       Possible dates: 8-10 weeks in Summer 2004
       Summer after Augustana Junior year preferred.
       Strong students majoring in the sciences, particularly
          Biology, Chemistry, Nursing
       Alumni contacts: Dr. David Quissell and Dr. Marilyn Stember

    One company is called Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver which is dedicated to working with young inner city girls in an after school program to teach them business and life skills. They routinely have interns and would be interested in an Augie student as well.
       Alumni contact: Steven Stokes

    Another company is called Leaders Challenge and is a high school youth leadership organization. The intern would work throughout the spring and/or summer and would work at Johnson and Wales University (a culinary arts/event management/marketing school) where Leaders Challenge will have their offices starting later this fall. Steven Stokes has been a contractor for this organization, and can guarantee that the student would work hard, but have an amazing experience! They could work part or full time in this position. They would work on student recruitment, marketing, event management, a fundraiser (black tie dinner), and the preparations for a leadership camp for high school juniors.
       Alumni contact: Steven Stokes

    National Multiple Sclerosis Society
    Internship opening at the National MS Society, Training and Resource Center in Denver. We are looking for a junior or senior student with excellent people and writing skills to assist with national donor development and recognition. The internship would allow the student to make contacts nationwide with fund development professionals, and experience working for a large non profit, in a very professional environment
       Alumni contact: Ellen Hicks Penrod ('96)
       National Corporate Development Coordinator, National MS Society

    Urban Servant Corps
       A lot of the non-profit agencies that the Urban Servant Corps sends
       volunteers to are open to interns. They include places like a clinic
       for the uninsured, a women's agency that helps those formerly
       incarcerated, those with drug problems, etc., an agency that helps
       the homeless with food and finding a job, and many other places.
       Alumni contacts: Erin Kaspar ('02) and T. J. Kaspar ('02)

    Other types of opportimities suggested by steering committee members include recreation management, sports and entertainment management, city government, not-for-profit management

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Minneapolis / St. Paul Area Internship Center

    An exploratory/organizational dinner meeting was held on 28 Sept 2003. Arlen Viste met with a group of Minneapolis area Augustana alumni at the Radisson Hotel South (I 494 and Hwy 100) in Minneapolis. Discussion and conversation around internship center ideas were encouraging and quite supportive.

    The steering committee of the Minneapolis / St. Paul internship center includes:

    Delores Wennblom Anderson ('53), former Regent, AAA Travel, Alumni Achievement Award 2003
    Marlin Berkland ('72), GE Foundation, Controller
    Dr. Carol Bland ('68), U of MN Medical School, Prof, Psychology, Regent, Alumni Achievement Award 1997
    Mary Beth Blegen ('65), blueprint coordinator for Saint Paul Public Schools, 1996 Teacher of the Year, Alumni Achievement Award 1996
    Mark Brodin ('88), Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, sound designer
    John Haglund ('83), 3M plant manager, Chemical Engineer
    Dr. Darren Hovland ('92), Dentist
    Dr. Cheryl Leuning ('72), Augsburg College, Chair of Nursing, former Augustana faculty, Alumni Achievement Award 2003
    David Lillehaug ('76), Fredrickson & Byron, Attorney
    Dr. Merle Loken ('1946), U of MN Medical Center, Prof Emeritus, Radiology, former Regent, Alumni Achievement Award 1976
    Kari Sonnichsen Marshall ('93), Minnesota Orchestra, Artistic Administrator
    Rev. Allan Negstad ('64), St. James Lutheran Church, Crystal, Pastor
    Dorothy Nelson ('49), Alumni Council
    Rev. Verlyn Smith ('50), former Augustana faculty, former Regional Director of Campus Ministry, ALCF Past President, retired, Class Agent
    Benjamin Stone ('82), US Bancorp Piper Jaffray, Managing Director, Fixed Income Capital Markets, Horizon Award 1995
    Jill Velure ('91), 3rd/4th Grade Teacher, Chaska; Class Agent
    Dr. Mark Viste ('92), Medtronic, Senior Scientist, chemist
    Scott Woelber ('89), Math Dept Chair, Edina High School

    Internship opportunities are possible for January Interim and for Summer. In addition, a brief Internship during Spring Break may be possible, shadowing or observing the work of professionals. Some schools refer to this brief sort of experience as an externship. Steering committee members provide important networking, helping to identify and facilitate possible Internships for which Augustana students may qualify. They can also provide a friendly face and welcoming presence, helping the student to begin to feel comfortable in the Twin Cities environment.

    Augustana students are encouraged to think about possible areas of mutual interest with one or more of the steering committee members. Then contact Arlen Viste or Dick Hanson, visit with your faculty Advisor, and obtain Internship forms from the Registrar. Student creativity is encouraged.

    Examples of potential Internship sites include, but are not limited to:

    3M Company
       Alumni contact: John Haglund

    Alebra Technologies
       Selected internships in the summer months for students interested
       in computer science, technology marketing, and/or finance
       Alumni contact: Gerry Fisher ('72)

    Augsburg Fortress publishing house
      Contact: Sandy Middendorf, HR VP; Beth A. Lewis, President & CEO

    High Watermark Video
       Alumni contact: Josh Reitan ('99)

    Law-Related Internships & Networking Possibilities
       Alum Contact: Kari Jensen Thomas ('92), Associate Director
       for Career Services at William Mitchell College of Law and
       Minnesota Women Lawyers Board of Directors member

    Medtronic
       Summer Associates
       Alumni contact: Dr. Mark Viste

    Minnesota Life Insurance Company
       Alumni contact: Steve Thor ('84)
       Summer internship opportunities in the areas of Information Services
       (application development, Network Systems, Systems Engineering, etc.),
       Actuarial Science, and Management Services (a business management
       development area responsible for developing managers and supervisors)

    Minnesota Orchestra
       Alumni contact: Kari Sonnichsen Marshall

    Minnesota School Boards Association
       Alumni contact: Jan Rhode ('69)

    Nonprofit Internships
    Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    Springboard for the Arts
       Alumni contact: Bjorn Arneson ('00), also housing advice

    Piper Jaffray
       Alumni contact: Benjamin Stone

    St. James Lutheran Church, Crystal
       General ministry, youth ministry, or children's ministry
       Also look at ISAIAH and Faith in the City
       Alumni contact: Rev. Allan Negstad

    St. Paul higher education budget internship
       Alumni contact: Judy Borgen ('68)

    Thrivent, Minneapolis offices
       Alumni contact: Dorothy Nelson
       Thrivent contact: Darcy Matz

    VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People)
       A non-profit organization serving families in need
       in Bloomington, Edina and Richfield.
       Internship areas: Social Services, Transportation, Food Shelf;
          PR, Communications, Computer work
       Alumni contact: Benjamin Stone

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Chicago Area Internship Center

    An exploratory/organizational dinner meeting was held on 12 Oct 2003. Arlen Viste met with a group of Chicago area Augustana alumni at the Chicago O'Hare Marriott. Discussion and conversation around internship center ideas again were encouraging and supportive.

    The steering committee of the Chicago internship center currently includes:

    Delores (Dee) Candia ('70), Admissions Area Coordinator for Luther College, former Augustana staff

    Mario O. Candia ('81), Language Specialist, U.S. Dept. of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, former Augustana staff

    Blaine Crissman ('84), Prism Mezzanine Fund, Chicago

    Gordon W. Engdahl ('72), The Dow Chemical Company, Corporate Risk Management

    Katie Knutson Foutz (2000), Staff Writer, The Naperville Sun (daily newspaper), Class Agent

    Rev. David P. Lerseth ('64), Director of Global Mission Support, ELCA, Class Agent

    DrPH Carole A. Kobler Miserendino ('79), RN, Consultant, CAM & Associates

    Rev. Jennifer Thomas ('94), Lake Park Lutheran Church, Milwaukee

    Joel Vander Kooi ('98), Law School student, Valparaiso University; former Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand, later mission work there

    Marvel Glinz Vander Kooi ('99), Elementary Teacher, Amabassador Academy, Gary, IN; former Church Youth Worker; former Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand, later mission work there

    Internship opportunities are possible for January Interim and for Summer. Steering committee members provide important networking, helping to identify and facilitate possible Internships for which Augustana students may qualify. They can also provide a friendly face and welcoming presence, helping the student to begin to feel comfortable in the Chicago area environment.

    Augustana students are encouraged to think about possible areas of mutual interest with one or more of the steering committee members. Then contact Arlen Viste or Dick Hanson, visit with your faculty Advisor, and obtain Internship forms from the Registrar. Student creativity is encouraged.

    Examples of potential Internship areas / sites include, but are not limited to:

    ELCA, Chicago
       Alumni contact: Rev. David Lerseth

    Our Saviours Lutheran Church, Naperville
       Augie grad Rev. Tom Grevlos is Senior Pastor
       Alumni contact: Dee Candia

    Many Internship opportunities in Modern Foreign Languages, especially Spanish, and in ESL
       Alumni contact: Mario Candia

    Chicago-based finance summer Internships
       Business Administration, Accounting and Economics majors
       Alumni contact: Blaine Crissman

    Diocese of Joliet, two week mission trips from Chicago to Sucre, Bolivia
       Alumni contact: Mario Candia

    Suburban Chicago newspapers
    Naperville Sun
       Alumni contact: Katie Foutz

    DuPage County Government
    Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
       Alumni contact: Katie Foutz

    Public Relations firms in the Chicago area
    Citizen Advocacy Center, Elmhurst, IL
       Alumni contact: Katie Foutz

    The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI
       Alumni contact: Gordon Engdahl

    Nursing Internships in the Chicago area
       Alumni contact: DrPH Carole Kobler Miserendino, RN

    Inspiration Cafe
    Mission is to restore a sense of dignity, repect and community to homeless men and women and help them in their journey back to self-sufficiency
       Alumni contacts: Marvel Vander Kooi and Katie Foutz

    Hilltop Neighborhood House, Valparaiso
    Hilltop's Mission is to enrich the quality of life by enhancing access to affordable health and child care, and by creating opportunities for meaningful participation in community life. Spanish speakers are needed.
       Alumni contacts: Marvel and Joel Vander Kooi

    Inner city Christian School: Ambassador Academy, Gary, IN
       Alumni contact: Marvel Vander Kooi
       Interns for the school's special classes, which are gym, computer,
       and Spanish. This school would provide a unique experience
       because it is an inner city Christian school.

    Several congregations in Greater Milwaukee Synod ELCA
       Internships in Youth Ministry and other areas are available
       in these congregations.
       An urban ministry immersion experience is possible.
       Lake Park Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, Pr. Jennifer Thomas
       Living Christ Lutheran Church, Germantown, Pr. Lester Spies
       Calvary Lutheran Church, Brookfield, Pr. Gary Liedtke
       Trinity Lutheran Church, South Milwaukee, Pr. Bill Mains
       St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Greendale, Pr. Carolyn Fredriksen
       First United Lutheran Church, Sheboygan, Pr. Gail Hermodson
           Youth Ministry, Senior Ministry, or a combination.
       St. John Lutheran Church, West Milwaukee, Pr. Donna Brown
       King of Glory Lutheran Church, Greenfield, Pr. Paul Bauman
       Galilee Lutheran Church, Pewaukee, WI, Pr. Joy McDonald-Coltvet
           General ministry intern or a parish nurse intern
       Parish nursing Internship at Kingo Lutheran Church, Milwaukee,
           and Hephatha Lutheran Church, Milwaukee
       Redeemer Lutheran Church, Plymouth WI
           Well-rounded internship experience or youth intensive
    Alumni contact: Pastor Jennifer Thomas

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San Francisco Area Internship Center

    Dick Hanson met with a group of San Francisco area Augustana alumni in early February 2004.

    Meetings and discussions included these Augustana Alumni:

    Dr. Keith Bostian ('73), CEO, Iconix Pharmaceuticals

    Nathan Hallanger ('98), Ctr for Theology and Natural Sciences (CTNS)

    Rachel Halvorson-Hallanger ('98), Asst Dir of private K-8 school, Raskob

    H. Eugene Hoyme, MD, ('72) Professor of Molecular Genetics, Stanford University medical school.

    Gloria Hoyme ('73), Burlingame School District

    Richard Pierson ('79), Software Development Engineer, Agilent Tech

    Randy Starkey, MD, ('75) Neurologist, Associated Neurology Med Group

    Jane Zaloudek ('72), financial planner, Kochis Fitz, Augustana Regent

    Augustana students are encouraged to think about possible areas of mutual interest with one or more of these San Francisco area Alumni. Then contact Arlen Viste or Dick Hanson, visit with your faculty Advisor, and obtain Internship forms from the Registrar. Student creativity is encouraged.

    Examples of potential Internship areas / sites include, but are not limited to:

    Internship in Genetics at Stanford University, particularly during January Interim.
       Alumni contact: Gene Hoyme MD

    Special Education Internship, Burlingame School District
       Alumni contact: Gloria Hoyme

    Education internships
       Alumni contact: Rachel Hallanger

    Kinamed - laboratory work - Dr. Mark Hellerstyein and Dr. David Fenimen.
    Health and medical careers - John Swartzberg, MD, MPH
    Bayer Lab - Jill Detmer
       Alumni contact: Randy Starkey, MD

    Internships in technical areas
       Alumni contact: Richard Pierson

    Internships in:
       Church Music;
       Youth work in churches;
       Social service placements
    Faculty contact: Alicia Vargas, Asst Prof of Contextual and Multicultural Studies, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley
       Alumni contact: Nathan Hallanger, CTNS

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Washington, DC Area Internship Center

International opportunities


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