Learning happens inside and outside of the classroom. As you are preparing for professional practice, internships are a very important part of your educational experience. Internships are offered in many different formats:

  • Required or optional
  • Paid or unpaid
  • Local or national
  • Short-term or long-term

Regardless of the type of internship, all experiences can help you better understand your field, gain valuable experience, establish professional networks and prepare for your future. In many situations, internships directly lead to full-time employment following graduation.

At Friends University, we work very hard to ensure that you will gain valuable experience in your field. Advisors, instructors and professional staff work to educate you about different possibilities and how they may positively influence your professional path. Securing a good internship experience can drastically influence your professional career.

Friends University students greatly benefit from attending a college in the city of Wichita. The greater Wichita area is home to outstanding school districts, nationally and internationally respected organizations, a wide variety of non-profit organizations, hundreds of churches and much more. Additional opportunities through W/ Wichita’s premier young professional network and the Kansas Leadership Center can provide you with ample opportunities to learn, grow and meet other young leaders in the Wichita community.

The following list represents all of the Major options in the College of Business, Arts, Sciences, and Education with information regarding internship hours and recent locations where our students have had positive internship experiences. For more information, please contact a faculty member within your desired field of study or Career Services.

MajorInternship Required (# of hours)Internship Optional (# of hours)Recent locations for Internships
Accounting01 to 6Koch Industries, POET Ethanol Products, InfoSync, Spirit AeroSystems, Betts Consulting
Art Education100McCollum Elementary, South High School in USD 259
Art- Visual ArtsStudio- 3/ Graphics -00Associated Advertising, Delta Dental, Pioneer Balloon, Emprise Bank
Biology3 hours-Field Biology track0Great Plains Nature Center, Kansas Pathology Associates, Mid America Orthopedics
Business Administration01 to 6Cintas, Koch Industries, Fidelity Bank, Cargill, Enterprise Holdings
Chemistry02 to 3Koch/Invista, Hampell Oil, Arrow Labs
Christian Formation and Ministry2+0Center for Student Missions, YouthFront LaCyne, Legacy Ministries, Glenville Bible Baptist Church
Christian Spiritual Formation2+0Glorieta Camps, Center for Student Missions, YouthFront LaCyne, Legacy Ministries
Communications30KAKE TV, KPTS TV, KSN TV, Entercom Communications, Greater Wichita Partnership
Computer Science & Info Systems01 to 6Koch Industries, NetApp, The Golf Warehouse, Spirit AeroSystems, CURO Financial, Various Non-Profits
Conservation Science03Kansas Department of Wildlife
Criminal Justice30Wichita Police Department, Sedgwick County Corrections/Juvenile Corrections, Parole Office, Local Wichita Law Firms
Cyber Security
Elementary Education100Wichita Public Schools, Haysville Public Schools, Derby Public Schools, Goddard Public Schools, Andover Public Schools, Maize Public Schools
Elementary Education (Adult Degree Completion)60Wichita Public Schools, Haysville Public Schools, Derby Public Schools, Goddard Public Schools, Andover Public Schools, Maize Public Schools
English00KAKE TV, KSN TV, The Mews, Entercom Communications
English Language Arts Education100Mayberry Middle School in USD 259
Finance01 to 6Koch Industries, Airbus, Cargill, Bundebank-Germany
Health & PE (non licensure)60Genesis Health Clubs, Greater Wichita YMCAs, Colorado Springs Switchbacks
Health Management60USD 259 High School Weight Rooms, Greater Wichita YMCAs, Wichita Wingnuts, Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita Thunder
Health Sciences00Via Christi Hospitals & Clinics, Wesley Medical Center, Choices Medical Clinic, Midwest Surgical, Advanced Physical Therapy, Theraplay Spot
History & Political Science00Senator Jerry Moran
History/Government/Social Studies Education100
International Business01 to 6Airbus, Kansas Global Trade Services, Lloyd Shoe Factory-Germany, HEAD Skis-Germany, Dusseldorf Airport Authority - Germany
Marketing01 to 6High Touch Communications, Union Rescue Mission, Orpheum Theatre, Wichita Thunder, Hollister Company, Sodexo, CoriTech Oil
Math Education100Robinson Middle School, Mayberry Middle School in USD 259
Mathematics03Koch Industries
Mechanical Engineering00
Music Education90Wichita Public Schools, Andover Public Schools, Maize High School
Music Performance00
Music Theatre01 to 3
Physical Ed Teacher Ed (licensure)100Mayberry Middle School, OK Elementary, College Hill Elementary in USD 259
Psychology60Wichita Children's Home, Sedgwick County Mental Health, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, ICT SOS
Radiological Technology00
Sociology30Wichita Children's Home, Sedgwick County Mental Health, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, ICT SOS
Spanish00Other majors are often served with the service abroad trips to La Salle in Cancun, Mexico, e.g., Health Sciences, Business and Education.
Spanish Education100Hyde Elementary in USD 259, Maize Middle School
Speech-Theatre Education100Wichita South High School
Theatre01 to 3Bartlesville Children's Theatre
Zoo Science2 hours of practicum2 hours off-siteSedgwick County Zoo, Blank Park Zoo, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo

If you have any questions about setting up an internship, please contact your Academic Advisor or visit Career Services.

Davis Administration Building, Suite 216