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).

Wartburg West: Winter Term, 2017: Jan to mid-April


Elizabeth Crow: Sports training: Downtown Denver YMCA

Garrett Grimsman: Sports mgmt.: Metro State Athletic Dept

Joseph Chamberlain: computer networking: National Renewable Energy Labs

Maya Weatherall: Journalism and Communication: FourthWall Productions

Taylor Evans: bio/premed: Denver Health and Hospital emergency room

Zachary Nullmeyer:  accounting: Bruce Hellerstein and Associates

Social Work Practicums

Adriana Rodriquez: SW: youth and family: Aurora Community Connections

Gabrielle Larson: SW: medical social work : Doctors Care

Augustana-Rock Island: March 6-May 12

Lin Myo

Ranay Janssen

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.”