Internships & Graduate Schools

2013 graduates at the Annual Senior-Send Off Party
2013 graduates at the Annual Senior-Send Off Party

Simpson religion majors participate in a variety of experiences during their Simpson Experience. Our students have interned at Children and Family Urban Ministries (CFUM), the Iraqi Refugee Resettlement Project, Youth Services of Iowa, Catholic Charities, a variety of local churches, Bidwell-Riverside, and a number of other sites in Des Moines and the surrounding communities. In several cases, a semester-long internship or volunteer experience led to extended summer internships and/or summer jobs.

Many Simpson religion majors pursue graduate education after Simpson. While some students attend theological school to prepare for a wide variety of careers in ministry and service, others attend library school, law school, schools of social work, or pursue public policy degrees. Simpson religion majors are well prepared for graduate school, and each year some of the country’s best graduate programs welcome our majors. In 2012, eight religion majors matriculated at graduate schools, including Boston University, Duke University, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Candler School of Theology, Garrett Evangelical Seminary, and St. Paul School of Theology. In 2013, one of our 2012 graduates will begin her seminary career, and another will matriculate in Law School. Two of our 2013 graduates plan to attend seminary, one will volunteer with AmeriCorps, one is applying to the Peace Corps, and one plans a career in editing and creative writing.

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