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Brent SchusterSummer at Berlin RacewayAugust 30, 2010

A Calvin sports management major knows why they're always painting the fence at Berlin Raceway.

Tatjcha-HubertsIntern at the GRAMSeptember 20, 2010

As part of her internship at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, a Calvin senior art history major helped choose the museum's 2010 ArtPrize entries.

 Steve Brink at Airbus headquartersEngineering in GermanyAugust 9, 2010

One Calvin engineering student never much cared for traveling—until he did an internship in Germany. And then, another ...

Heather Sanderson narrating a tourInterning at Meijer Gardensvideo componentJuly 19, 2010

A Calvin education major is riding the train, leading the tour and talking about the art at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

Amanda Hoffmeyer holding turtle eggsCleaning up in FloridaJuly 26, 2010

While interning for the US Fish and Wildlife Service, a recent grad walked the Florida beaches and checked in on the birds.

Brian SpeelmanPutting media with ministryAugust 2, 2010

Brian Speelman is using his Web and radio skills to streamline the message in his internship with ReFrame Media.

Abby Koning in downtown Grand RapidsResearching race in GRJune 28, 2010

The stories transcribed by transcribed by a Calvin English major and McGregor Fellow will be used in an ethnographic play about race in Grand Rapids.

Ryan Van baren at Millennium ParkExtending his reachJuly 1, 2010

A Calvin junior accounting major is working in the third-largest city in the U.S. at the largest exchange of listed options in the world.

Michael RodriguezAtop St. Adelbert'sSeptember 7, 2010

A recent grad and future architect is helping to restore several historical icons, among them a venerable Grand Rapids basilica.

Jodi Unema and Josh GaroneHigh-flying lifeJune 12, 2009

Calvin's Ecosystem Preserve interns spend their workdays maintaining trails, measuring trees and spotting the occasional Indigo Bunting.

Meghan Odekirk with a big fishA summer aboardSeptember 14, 2009

A Calvin accounting major spent a summer working as a bursar on the Alaska Packer, a 4,000-ton fish processing vessel.

A student playing baseball at the Gainey retreatLearning to lead at GaineySeptember 7, 2010

At Two Moose Ranch in Montana, Calvin's athletic team captains learned about communicating, working together and leading.

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• In 2009-2010, 749 Calvin students interned at 521 different sites.

• Eighty percent of Calvin’s class of 2009 completed an internship or practicum.

• Calvin's business and engineering departments have the highest rates of student participation in internships.

• Calvin is one of just 15 schools in the nation—the only one in the state of Michigan—to be recognized in the internships category by US News and World Report.

• According to a recent survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, more than 50 percent of internships result in a full-time position.

• Sixty percent of internships are paid.

• Internship or practicum credit is available for every major.

• To qualify as an internship, a position must be supervised by an expert or mentor.