Finance and personal financial planning majors at Western Michigan University can earn credit for approved student internships. The following is a list of requirements that must be met and a list of companies where students have served as interns in recent years.


To be approved, an internship must:

  • Provide you with relevant experience in the specialty area of that specific internship.
  • Expose you to a variety of tasks or projects.
  • Be approved and monitored by a faculty advisor.
  • Last for the equivalent of one full semester.
  • Require at least 75 hours of work for each credit hour earned.

For more information concerning the internship process, please review the internship guidelines from the Department of Finance and Commercial Law.

Companies that have participated in the program

  • A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc.
  • Advance Capital Management, Southfield
  • Aflac
  • Albion Financial
  • American Manufacturing, Three Rivers
  • Ameriprise Financial-Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids 
  • Bright Financial Advisors Inc.
  • Bronson Healthcare
  • Citi Smith Barney, Kalamazoo
  • Comerica Bank
  • Commonwealth Financial
  • Dietz Corporation, Detroit
  • Dummond Capital
  • Eaton Corp.
  • Edward Jones & Company
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • First Agency Inc.
  • First Community Mortgage, Grand Rapids
  • First Investors Corporation
  • First of American Bank Corp.
  • Gasaway Investment Advisors Inc.
  • General Electric Corp., Detroit
  • GHL Progressive Model
  • Glenn Rifenberg & Associates
  • GMAC Financial Services
  • Grand Haven Stamped Products
  • Greenleaf Trust
  • Hillside Financial Group
  • InterSecurities Inc.
  • Investment Plus Inc.
  • Johnson-Creswell Insurance, Muskegon
  • Kellogg Corporation
  • Levine & Levine
  • LVM Capital Management 
  • Medallion Equities, Plymouth, Michigan
  • Mercury Financial
  • Merrill Lynch, (Grand Haven, Kalamazoo, Livonia)
  • PNC Bank
  • New York Life
  • Northside Kalamazoo Association for Community Development
  • Northwestern Mutual Life
  • Old Kent Financial
  • Perrigo
  • Pfizer
  • Quicken Loans
  • Verlin Asset Management
  • Zhang Financial