Guaranteed Internship Program

More than ever, internships can play a key role in your career success during and after college. Internships allow you to gain valuable hands-on professional experience in your field(s) of interest, giving ample opportunities to explore career options, apply academic knowledge, develop new skills, broaden networks, and prepare for the world-of-work.

To better prepare you to compete for and complete internships, Simpson College is pleased to now offer the Guaranteed Internship Program. The program itself consists of four semesters of preparatory activities, which are detailed below. Following the four semesters of preparatory activities (or sooner if desired – you don’t have to wait), you will seek out and apply for internship opportunities of your choosing with the ultimate goal of securing and completing at least one internship before graduation.

To participate in the Guaranteed Internship Program, you must

  • Be in good academic and social standing as defined by the College Catalog and the Simpson College Student Handbook
  • Register as a participant before the end of your third collegiate semester (e.g. end of fall semester of your sophomore year)
  • Fulfill all required activities: (1) complete CO-OP 119 at some point in your first or second year at Simpson, (2) complete all required semester activities, (3) attend one reflection session each semester, and (4) record and submit your program activities each semester using the Semester Reflection Form

To register as a Guaranteed Internship Program participant, click here to download the registration packet which includes an overview of program requirements and the registration form.

Submit your completed registration form via email to

Questions about the Guaranteed Internship Program? Contact Career Services at 515-961-1667 or