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Springer Center for Internships

Bradley students actively pursue opportunities for experiential learning. In a recent graduate survey report, 87% of the Bradley graduates conducted an internship during their time at Bradley. To read stories on Bradley interns, click Working Vacations.

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.

The Smith Career Center and the Springer Center for Internships congratulates the 2014 Outstanding Co-op/Intern of the Year Award. See below for highlights of this year's Award winners.

Congratulations to the 2014 Outstanding Co-op/Intern of the Year Award recipients.

Brendon David

College of Education & Health Sciences
OSF St. Francis Medical Center

Shane Garland

Caterpillar College of Engineering & Technology
Mechanical Engineering
NuScale Power

Stephanie Robbons

Slane College of Communications & Fine Arts
Television Arts

Shannon Vance

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
International Studies
American Red Cross

Sarah Welsh

Foster College of Business
Business Management & Administration - Human Resource Management
OSF HealthCare

Cooperative Education and Internship Program

Part-Time, On and Off Campus Jobs

Outstanding Co-op/Intern of the Year Award

Each year, the Springer Center selects up to five students to receive the Outstanding Co-op/Intern of the Year Award. Guidelines and applications will be available for the 2015 Outstanding Co-op/Intern of the Year Award during the spring semester of 2015.

Internship Fund Award (IFA)

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 $1,000. Students can submit a completed application packet from March 2 - May 1, 2015. Please read the application guidelines to see if you are eligible. If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Koeltzow at

IFA Application & Guidelines 2015

Journals from the Road

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America Reads Tutoring Program

Bradley University’s America Reads Tutoring Program hires Bradley students to serve in the community as reading tutors.