Compliance Externship Program

The Compliance Externship Program offers you an opportunity to work side-by-side with corporate ethics and compliance professionals to increase your working knowledge of the field. Through this elective program, you will evaluate and complete ethics- and compliance-related projects under the supervision of a professional in the field. The course-work portion of your externship will provide you with an understanding of the genesis of compliance programming and an overview of the seven elements of an effective compliance program. 

The professional community has embraced our students and is committed to enriching their education through externship experiences. The ethics focus of our program makes our students a natural fit for externships in newly created ethics departments, as well as in traditional compliance roles. Our students have been placed with companies across the United States. 

Past Externship Placements
Delta Air Lines Mayo Clinic Ecolab Medtronic
Piper Jaffray 3M TCF Bank Donaldson Company
Toro U.S. Bank Thomson Reuters City of St. Paul
Land O'Lakes Carlson Wagonlit Travel Supervalu Capella
HealthPartners YWCA Xcel Energy Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Dougherty Financial Excel Sports CHS, Inc. MN Dept of Transportation
The Emily Program University of Minnesota Athletics MN Attorney General's Office ITM 21st
MN Dept of Health & Human Services Infor Homeowners Preservation Society Code 42

‌‌"Having an extern from the University of St. Thomas law school brought great benefit to Delta Air Lines last summer. Our intern came with unmatched excitement and engagement for our mission to enhance Delta’s compliance programs across many risks areas. She adapted, produced and performed in a practical business setting."

— Dawn Kimmich, assistant general counsel, Delta Air Lines

‌‌"Kayla's diligence and research was tremendously helpful in progressing some of the key compliance projects of our program."

— Robet Goodall, vice president of enterprise compliance, Thomson Reuters