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Experiential Learning


You will design your own internship experience, which is then supervised by a faculty member.

This is a graded 140+ hour experience. You’re free to work to gain general experience in the junior-year internship or to develop a senior-year internship in a specialized field. For example, if you plan to enter advertising, you can develop an internship with a marketing company near Bethel, or wherever you choose, over the summer. Some students have used this opportunity to begin making the transition into their family-run business. The overall goal of the internship courses is to better prepare you for work life after Bethel and to make you more competitive in the job market.

Interested in hosting an intern? Find out how.

Internship placements since 2007 have included the following:

  • Andera, Inc., Rhode Island
  • Bethel College athletic department
  • Blue Valley Trailers, Waterville, Kan.
  • Coldwell Bankers real estate
  • Cole Street Tire/Auto Service, Moundridge, Kan.
  • Copp Media Services, Inc.
  • Dewayne Pauls Accounting, Newton
  • Drs. Grant, McKinney & Simmonds, Newton
  • First Bank of Newton
  • Force Fitness and Performance, Bloomington, Ind.
  • Habitat for Humanity-Anchorage
  • Hartman Arena, Park City, Kan.
  • Harvey County Health Department
  • Harvey County Homeless Shelter
  • Hesston College Aviation
  • Hesston (Kan.) Wellness Center
  • Hidden Lakes Golf Course, Derby, Kan.
  • Hutchinson Credit Union
  • Kansas City Barnstormers
  • Kansas Coliseum, Park City, Kan.
  • Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • Kansas Department of Transportation, Topeka
  • Kansas Sports Museum Hall of Fame
  • Kaw Valley State Bank, Wamego, Kan.
  • Kay-Jan John Deere, Inc., Colorado
  • Kemper Sports Management, Chicago
  • Kidron Bethel Retirement Village, North Newton
  • King Enterprise Group, Inc.
  • Law Offices of Morris Laing
  • Lee’s Bike Shop
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza
  • MEDA – Financial Literacy
  • Menard’s
  • Mid-America Youth Basketball, Newton
  • Midland National Bank
  • Morning Star Ranch
  • National Baseball Congress, Wichita
  • Nebraska Sports Council, Lincoln
  • New Jerusalem Missions
  • Newton Chamber of Commerce
  • Newton Medical Center – Human Resources
  • Newton Medical Center – Marketing
  • Osceola Studios, North Carolina
  • Oswald Associates, Inc., California
  • Ottawa (Kan.) Cooperative
  • Parks Stone Landscaping and Design
  • Pine Village Retirement Community
  • Primerica Financial Advisors
  • Prudential real estate
  • Radio Shack
  • ReMax real estate
  • Richard B. Walker, Harvey County District Court Judge
  • Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, Colorado
  • Sand Creek Station Golf Course, Newton
  • Sanford Health Plan, Fargo/Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • South Dakota Achieve, Sioux Falls
  • Stultz Plumbing Service
  • Sullivan Higdon & Sink Advertising, Kansas City, Mo.
  • United Methodist Youthville, Newton/Wichita
  • West Lane Technical Learning Center

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.