Internships, independent studies, and job shadowing are great ways to gain insight and experience in a particular field.  They also allow you to see whether or not a profession is really for you while strengthening both your resume and your applications to graduate and professional schools. 

Dimensions is committed to helping students have a rewarding internship, independent study, and/or job shadowing experience. Dimensions supports a number of experiential learning opportunities that place students side-by-side with professionals in real-world situations. 

Finding an Internship 

Previous Internship Sites  

Students have completed internships around the world, from Iowa to India. Location sites include: 

  • Milwaukee Department of Public Health (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)
  • Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
  • Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics (Iowa City, IA)
  • University of Iowa College of Public Health (Iowa City, IA)
  • University of Chicago Medical Center
  • The Miguel Angel Asturias Spanish School (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala)
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • New York City Medical Examiner's Office (New York City, NY)
  • Community Health Center of Central Missouri
  • HELPS International (Guatemala)
  • International Volunteer HQ, (Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Thedacare Center for Healthcare Value (Appleton, WI)
  • St. Luke's Hospital (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • Indian Institute for Health Management Research (Jaipur, India)
  • Power Tek Fitness (Woodville, Ontario, Canada)
  • Maine Medical Center Research Institute (Scarborough, ME)
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Anamosa Veterinary Clinic (Anamosa, IA)
  • University of Iowa Department of Pediatrics
  • University of Minnesota Department of Urology
  • Iowa Physical Therapy and Cedar Hand Therapy Center (Mt. Vernon, IA)
  • Mercy Care (Mt. Vernon, IA)
  • Kluver Chiropractic (Mt. Vernon, IA)
  • Mercy Medical Center (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • Mount Vernon Family Dentistry (Mt. Vernon, IA)
  • Murray Laboratory, University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)