Wartburg West Internship Sites
Students have had placements at the following internship sites, but are not limited to this list:
Biology and/or Psychology
Clinica Campesina
Clinica Tepeyac
Colorado Neurological Institute
Craig Neurological Hospital
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Health 
Doctor's Care Clinic
National Association on Mental Illness
Park Hill Veterinary Clinic
Rossow Dental Clinic
Swedish Hospital Genetic Counseling Dept.
University of Colorado Health Science Center
American Society of Bariatric Physicians
Armada Medical Advertising
Arvada Center for Performing Arts
Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Metro Denver
Colorado Symphony
Comedy Works Business Office
Denver Center Theater Company
Denver Film Society
Entercom Denver Radio
Fulcrum Publishing
iModerate Marketing Research
Metro Denver Homeless Initiative/United Way
Metro State University Admissions Office
Metro State University Athletic Dept.
Pro Star Sports Agency
Senior Housing Options
Visit Denver Tourist Bureau 
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Mercy National Housing Association
Denver Public Schools
Adams County Public Schools, District 50
AXL Charter School, Aurora
Bishop Machebeuf Catholic High School
Electronic Media
Audio Information Network of Colorado 
Colorado Public Television 12
Denver Center for Performing Arts Dept. of Communications and Video Productions 
High Noon Productions
Major Geo Thermal
Environmental Science
Denver Dept. of Environmental Health
Finance and Accounting
Bethany Lutheran Church 
Hellerstein and Associates Accounting 
Lutheran Family Services Accounting Dept.
Mercy National Housing Association
Fitness Management
Coors Fitness Center, DU
The Point Athletic Club
Colorado Historical Society 
Historic Denver
Human Resources
Denver Public Library
Mercy National Housing Association
Journalism and Communication
Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods 
Colorado Community Media
Denver Center for Performing Arts
Denver Center Theater Company
Denver Dept of Parks and Recreation
Visit Denver Tourist Bureau 
Comedy Works
Denver Film Society
Entercom Denver Radio
Just Business LLC
Ronald MacDonald House
The Publishing House
Bethany Lutheran Church 
Saint John’s Episcopal Cathedral 
Peace & Justice
American Friends Service Committee
Colorado Progressive Coalition
Denver Justice and Peace Committee
Political Science
Colorado Center for Law and Policy
Rocky Mountain Voter Project
Public Policy
City Council Office
Governor’s Policy Office
Bethany Lutheran Church
Capitol Hill United Ministries
Colorado Council of Churches
Rocky Mt. Synod ELCA Office of Advocacy
Social Work
9-5 Colorado 
Bridge Project for At-Risk Youth
CHARG Resource Center
Colorado Anti-Violence Program
Denver Rescue Mission Ministry Outreach Center
Denver Safe City Juvenile Diversion
Empowerment Program
Focus Points
Mount Saint Vincent Children’s Home
Rocky Mt. Synod ELCA Office of Advocacy
Together Colorado Community Organizing
Urban Peak Youth Outreach
Denver City Attorney’s Office
Wartburg West Participants

Field Experience for Certification in Education or Social Work
Students receive full-time academic credit for the field experience plus whatever seminar their department requires. The supervision and seminar instruction are provided by adjunct faculty contracted by the college for this purpose. Students also take a 1/2 credit course, Urban Lifestyles, taught by the program directors, which meets weekly and includes the other Wartburg West students.

Internships in Fields other than Education or Social Work
Students work in their internships three days per week and receive two credits. In addition, they take a one-credit course that fulfills an Interdisciplinary (ID) requirement, and a another one-credit course that fulfills a Faith and Reflection requirement (see course descriptions here).



Michael Hegelheimer, Computer Science - Optimiser Energy

Social Work

Ariana Gremmels Olson - The Center at Lowry for rehabiliation

Herbert Brown - Saint Francis Center

Audrey List - Denver Rescue Mission Administration 

Andrea Leisinger - Mount Saint Vincent Home

Kennedy Haut - Mount Saint Vincent Home  

Student Teacher:

Alyssa Christopher, Elementary Education - Place Bridge Academy
Caroline Madsen, Elementary Education - Place Bridge Academy
Cheyanne Saddler, Elementary Education - Bradley International
Madison Faga, Elementary Education - University Park Elementary
Peri Benna, Elementary Education - Lincoln Elementary

What Supervisors Say

Student: Andrew Tubbs
Supervisor: Grace Hartke (Production Manager – Phamaly Theatre Company)
Quote from Supervisor: 
“My direct interaction with Wartburg West was limited, but I knew who to contact should the need arise. I knew my intern was well taken care of by Wartburg and his education and drive are sure to make him unstoppable.”

Student: Jesse Smith
Supervisor: Jason Salas (Manager – Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships)
Quote from Supervisor:
“Very good experience. The coordination was very thorough and provided an easy structure to work with. The level of support the student and placement site receive is in invaluable. I look forward to continued partnership with Wartburg West.”

Student: Zack Henaman
Supervisor: Dan Snyders (Vice President of Public Relations – Armada Medical Marketing)
Quote from Supervisor:
“The Wartburg West program has been an excellent experience for me and for our agency. Great program!”

Student: Sophia Corpstein
Supervisor: Gary Wheat (President/CEO – Visit Aurora)
Quote from Supervisor:
“Wartburg West has proven extremely beneficial for Visit Aurora. We look hopefully forward to continued partnerships with Wartburg West. The students make our organization better!”

Student: Jessica Donahue
Supervisor: Julia Eisenberg (SVP Client Services – iModerate)
Quote from Supervisor:
“Very enjoyable. Program is well structured, detail oriented, and professional. Students are set up for success given the support of the program and you’ve made it easy for us as an employer to give Jessica a relevant experience which also benefits our organization. Great program!”

Student: Victoria Berst
Supervisor: Gail Bransteitter (Director of Marketing & Communications – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver)
Quote from Supervisor:
“It was a great program. The summer is an ideal time for our organization to have an intern and we were so pleased to have one as outstanding as Victoria. As a nonprofit, having interns with a variety of skills and a willingness to help with different needs of the organization is very helpful.”

Student: Dani Gordon
Supervisor: Jonna Busack (Development Manager – Ronald McDonald House Charities)
Quote from Supervisor:
“The Wartburg West program is a real positive for Ronald McDonald House as it provides us with skilled employees and gives us the opportunity to help teach and provide experience.”