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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Business Ethics Internship

The Business Ethics Internship program places Santa Clara University students in ethics and compliance positions at major companies in Silicon Valley. Interns gain first-hand experience working directly with professionals at local corporations, including Adobe, Intel, KLA, and Marvell.

In addition to mentorship received on-the-job, students collaborate in-person and online throughout the academic year. Students explore industry-relevant topics around ethics and reflect on how these issues might influence their future academic and career pursuits. These connections to each other, Ethics Center staff, and program alumni highlight the context between classroom learning, occupational interests, and the internship experience. The internship program is an ideal career start for a young professional with an interest in business ethics. 

For more information about the internship program, and corporate partner opportunities please contact program representative, Johana Engstrom.

Business Participants


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Intern Testimonials


"Being a finance major that is planning on attending law school, Cisco tailored the internship in a manner that would be most interesting and rewarding for me. I will forever be thankful for the great mentors I had during my time in the program for teaching me not only about compliance, but also exemplifying the qualities of a successful leader." - Ashley Derakhshandeh


"The experience has been deeply rewarding, offering me the opportunity to develop extensive networks within the legal and compliance community, refine my data analysis skills, and learn to effectively communicate with employees from a variety of functional and demographic backgrounds and I would highly encourage anyone to apply for this unique and rewarding internship experience." - Kevin Krautscheid