Applications for the 2016 CPP internship are currently being accepted. Join ARC for an informational Open House on Monday, October 12 from 11:30am - 12:30pm in the Titan Room in the Memorial Center. The CPP internship application is now open on Titan CareerLink as well as the State Farm Careers page. If you have not already, you will need to create an account on both sites in order to apply. You must apply on Titan CareerLink AND The application is due October 30, 2015. On, you will need to search by the Job Opening ID 56385. Questions can be directed to Bevin Cowie at

The Community Partnership Program is the only internship of its kind across the 2013 CPP internscountry. What makes it unique is the 3-2-1 format. State Farm hires IWU students as fulltime interns. They work 3 days per week at State Farm where they are assigned to a department and given projects and responsibilities. For 2 days per week, ARC places them with a community partner where they are also given projects to manage. And 1 night per week, the students meet with ARC and learn about community development, leadership, and non-profit infrastructure. This 3-2-1 experience gives students a look at how for-profit, non-profit and higher education work together in Bloomington-Normal.



Program Goals:

  • Promote the collaborative relationships between multiple institutions (State Farm, Illinois Wesleyan University, the not-for-profit agency) serving a shared community;

  • Develop well-rounded and thoughtful citizens that can engage in the community in meaningful ways for a lifetime; 

  • Teach interns about State Farm as a global insurance and financial leader,  a role model of business-community partnership, and important cornerstone of the local community;

  • Create future community leaders by giving them important tools and allowing them to explore various roles – direct service provider, service recipient, staff, volunteer, donor, and Board member;

  • Create a systemic change within organizations by utilizing students in challenging capacities that require critical analysis and strategic thinking; and

  • Expose students to “beyond the classroom” experiences and illustrate how text book lessons and real life examples align, conflict and co-exist.

There are profiles of CPP interns on the ARC blog