DFC student interns at US bank


The Professional Internship Program

Our goal is to help you dream bigger. We've made career development a priority to allow you to explore career paths before you have even declared a major. In our Professional Internship Program, you'll have the opportunity to develop real-world, professional experience in paid internships at leading organizations throughout the Twin Cities. You'll be able to use your education while building a career that makes a difference.

We'll support you every step of the way as you build your confidence, your resume and a network of professional contacts.

Be Ready for Success

How Internships Work

Our Professional Internship Program is mapped out for you, so you’ll know what to expect each step of the way.

DFC student interns at Ryan

Get Prepared

All students complete a semester-long professional development course to prepare them for their internship.
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Match With an Organization

Students are matched with organizations based on their skills and interests along with the requirements and location of the internship.
Intern and Supervisor

Work Hard and Get Paid!

During the school year, students typically work one day per week, with more time during J-term and summer. Interns are paid a minimum of $15 per hour.
Student poses for a portrait at the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Get Support When You Need It

Students and their supervisors receive ongoing coaching and support.
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Where You’d Work

Organizations of all shapes and sizes partner with us to offer you a diverse mix of industries and job experiences. Work with large and small corporations and non-profits. Discover some of the possible career paths you can explore here:

  • Human Resources
  • Education
  • Marketing
  • Health Care
  • Public Service
  • Finance
  • Research
  • Technology
DFC Target Intern DeAmonte Block with US Bank Mentor

Class of 2021

Khadra Sharif

“My internship at Target Headquarters has helped me develop knowledge about every department...My mentor also helped me with my agenda and journey through the day, so I understood how to navigate the workplace and what to expect from my meetings. I have a lot of knowledge!”

Class of 2019

DeAmonte Block

“My internship at U.S. Bank taught me professionalism. I learned how to carry myself. I was encouraged to be myself, including how I chose to dress. I could look and act professional and still be me.... I always ask myself, ‘What do I want people to see?’ I can be myself. When you accept yourself, you have the confidence to take on new things”

DeAmonte started his DFC internship with US Bank in 2018. He now works as a full-time staff auditor at US Bank, after he completed his bachelor's degree in business. 

Internship company representative talking with students

Want to Hire an Intern?

Are you a business leader wanting to play a role in shaping your future workforce? Read more to find out how to get involved.