With the establishment of the Marjorie and Bill Springer Center for Excellence in Internships in 2008, Bradley University and the Smith Career Center rededicated the commitment to providing students with opportunities for career-related work experience. The Center provides resources to help students secure meaningful internships, co-ops, and part-time jobs. A centralized Cooperative Education and Internship Program provides students with the opportunity to register their internship for official transcript notation and possible credit. Contact Dawn Koeltzow at the Smith Career Center for more information.
Bradley students actively pursue opportunities for experiential learning. In the recent First Destination Study Report, 95% of the Bradley graduates participated in experiential learning and 82% had a reported internship or practicum. Bradley graduates reported internships in 28 different states and 12 countries. To read stories on Bradley interns, click Journals from the Road.
Each year, the Springer Center selects up to five students to receive the Outstanding Co-op/Intern of the Year Award.
The Internship Fund Award assists selected students with expenses incurred while conducting a summer internship that is either unpaid or provides only a stipend. Awards typically range from $500 to $750. Students can submit a completed application packet from March 1 - May 1, 2017. Please read the application guidelines to see if you are eligible. If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Koeltzow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Journals from the Road showcases the unique experiences of faculty, staff and students as they travel away from Bradley's campus.
Bradley University’s America Reads Tutoring Program hires Bradley students to serve in the community as reading tutors.