RISE Program Internships | Judson University Christian College

RISE Internships


Why We Do Internships

Employment development is an important aspect of the RISE Program. Our curriculum is designed to help cultivate professional skills within our students that prepare them for competitive employment after the two-years in our program.

In Professional Skills and Person-Centered Planning courses, we expose our students to different employment options and industries while coaching them on how to be an exceptional employee. During the first semester of the program, students identify areas of interest through career evaluations, self-discovery surveys, and experiential visits to several business departments on the Judson campus. The students have on-campus internships during their second semester and off-campus internships with local organizations and/or businesses in the third and fourth semester.


On-Campus Internships Include:

  • Campus Post Office
  • Fresh Ideas – Food Services
  • Advancement
  • Campus Safety
  • Plant Operations
  • Benjamin P. Brown Library
  • Business Offices
  • Lindner Fitness Center
  • University Registrar’s Office
  • Financial Aid Office
  • Student Success Center
  • Department of Education
  • Marketing

Off-Campus Internships Include:

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital
  • Gail Borden Public Library
  • TJ Maxx
  • Immanuel Lutheran School – West Dundee
  • Willow Creek Community Church
  • Boys and Girls Club of Carpentersville
  • Anderson Animal Shelter
  • Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch
  • Westminster Christian School
  • The Elgin History Museum

Student Supports

As an important aspect of the RISE Program, we hire Judson University undergraduate students as Vocational Advisors who work alongside our students as a one-on-one support, helping them develop independence and self-advocacy skills within the work place. Vocational Advisors serve as a liaison to the Work Site Supervisor in order to gauge the students’ performance, ensuring that the student is trained appropriately and maintaining a high level of focus and motivation. Vocational Advisors work with our students to coordinate all transportation to and from internship sites using the RISE program Uber account with the hopes of training them to use this tool independently.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about RISE student internships or if you are a business interested in partnering with the RISE Program as an internship site, please contact:

Alyssa Mitchell  

Alyssa Mitchell
RISE Program Vocational Coordinator
(847) 628-8535

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