Career & Counseling Services  


Career Services works with over 200 companies and organizations locally and nationally to help you attain an internship in your chosen field of study.
Why an internship may be right for you:

Since 1972, thousands of Aquinas students have found internships in Grand Rapids, around the nation and in specialized programs such as the Walt Disney World College Program. Many of our traditional-age students gain credit through an internship experience.


Often, Aquinas College interns receive job offers from their internship employers. Internships offer you experience, academic credit, personal growth, professional development, and may include a salary or stipend.


The Career Services department conducts an on-site evaluation for students during their internship. The on-site evaluation brings the intern and supervisor together to ensure the student receives the best possible internship experience available.

Internship Information Sessions
Internship information Group sessions are usually held in the Career Services office a couple of times per week including most Wednesdays during business hours and most Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. (Additional times are available upon request.)  At this session you will learn: registration procedures for internships, criterion for an internship to be approved for credit, how to find an internship, and the policies and procedures concerning the internship program. To sign up for an information session, call (616) 632-2905. An information session is required before registration.
International Internships
Individual advising is available for students hoping to complete an international internship. Due to varying immigration laws, safety considerations and language barriers, special restrictions apply to these internships. If you are considering completing your internship in a country other than the United States, it is recommended that you begin planning your internship at least one year in advance. Call (616) 632-2905 to schedule an appointment to discuss your plans with the Internship Coordinator.
Internship Opportunities


Handshake is a free, web-based system connecting Aquinas students with employers. Create a profile and search for current internships. >Join Handshake


Additional Internship websites can be found on: Internship Search Website List.

Organizations Providing Aquinas Students with Internships:
97-LAV FM Actors' Theatre All Parts
Amway Andrews Hooper & Pavlik P.L.C. BDO Seidman
BISSELL Beene Garter LLP Blanford Nature Center
Broadway Theatre Guild Burglar Advertising Business Update Publications
Catholic Charities of West Michigan Deloitte Detroit Lions
Detroit Pistons Detroit Tigers Fifth Third Bank
Foremost Insurance Fox 17 Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
Grand Rapids Art Museum Grand Rapids Business Journal Grand Rapids Griffins
Grand Rapids Magazine Haworth Hospice of Holland Home
Kent County American Red Cross Kent County Juvenile Court Metro Health
Michigan State University Migrant Legal Assistance Project Miramar Films
Office of the United States Attorney General On-The-Town Magazine Orlando Magic
Pine Rest Christian Health Services Project Rehab Public Museum of Grand Rapids
St. Mary's Hospital 61st District Court SMG - Van Andel Arena
Spectrum Hospital Steelcase The Grand Rapids Press
The McCahill Group The Student Conservation Association United States Export Assistance Center
United States Post Office Van Andel Research Institute Wada Go Fitness
West Michigan White Caps WGRD 97.9FM WLHT 95.7FM - Michigan Media
Wood TV YMCA Disney