frequently asked questions - internships

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have many questions. Here are answers to some of the most common questions we receive. 

What is the internship schedule?
The internship schedule is flexible based on your schedule. We find our interns benefit the most from working full-time during the summer months and part-time during the school year. 
What types of projects will I be doing?
Projects vary by internship assignment. All interns are offered hands-on experience that allows them to apply their classroom knowledge on actual business projects.
Where are internships located?
Internships are located in our corporate office in South Sioux City, Nebraska
Will housing be provided for the internship?
Some interns may qualify for a housing allowance of up to $1,500 less applicable taxes. We can also provide recommendations for temporary housing once an intern is selected.
Will an internship lead to a full-time position?
While an internship is not a guarantee of full-time employment, 33% of our interns over the past 20 years have returned to Great West in full-time positions after graduation.
What year do I need to be in college to qualify fo an internship?
Ideally, our interns have completed, or are in, their junior years. However, we accept applications from students at all stages of their college careers.
Are recent graduates eligible to apply for an internship?
All interns must be actively enrolled in a degree-seeking program during the semester of their internships.
Is there a minimum GPA required?
We evaluate each application and take into account past experiences, activities, and education. While we prefer a 3.0 GPA, we will consider those with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Do interns need to be eligible to work in the United States in order to apply?
Yes, interns must be able to verify their eligibility to work in the United States. We do not offer sponsorship for employment.
Will I earn academic credit?
We do not require that an intern pursue academic credit to be eligible for an internship. However, if an intern’s academic institution offers the opportunity to earn credit, Great West as the employer will review the requirements of the academic program and work with the intern to complete the necessary process.
Is the internship paid or unpaid?
All of our internships are paid positions; compensation varies by assignment.
What are the dress code and appearance standards?
Our interns are held to the same standard as all Great West employees. Our dress code is business casual except for designated dress-down days. Visible, offensive tattoos that violate our Respectful Workplace Policy are not acceptable.

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