Apply for an undergraduate internship
Undergraduate Student Internship information and forms
Once you have made the decision to pursue an internship, follow these steps:
- Prepare a résumé for yourself. Be sure to discuss your education, major, relevant classes, work experience, etc. Career Services offers assistance and resume writing tips.
- Think about what interests and excites you in an internship or job.
- Think about what sort of experience or organization you would like to add to your résumé by doing an internship.
- Find an internship of interest to you either on the "Positions" page or in the ENVS office, or through your own research of government, non-profit, or for-profit companies.
- Once you find an internship, apply for it using your résumé and whatever materials they request.
- In the internship interview, whether by phone or in person, talk about your interests and skills. Ask about the sorts of projects you will be working on.
- Once you and the Internship Host agree on the internship, you complete the Internship Agreement Form together. Some key points about internships:
-You cannot be paid for an internship, however, you can receive room and board, and/or transportation.
-The usual internship earns you 3 academic credits for 150 hours of work.
-Internships can range from 1 to 3 credit hours.
-You must work 50 hours for each credit hour.
-In an internship you must be given one or more projects that you can work on with a lot or a little supervision, for which you have some responsibility, and that have some sort of outcome. You cannot simply be additional office or lab help.
- Meet with the faculty sponsor Dale Miller to review and have your Agreement approved.
- Register for Internship Credit, which shows on your schedule as a class.
- There are on-campus requirements of you in order to receive academic credit:
-The Internship class (ENVS 3930) will meet a few times during the semester; you will be notified when.
-At the end of the internship, you will write a paper and complete an Evaluation of Internship), as well as do a short presentation to the class about your internship.
-Your Internship Host must do an evaluation of you (which ENVS sends to him or her).
-You will have one final meeting with the faculty sponsor Dale Miller.
For more details see Internships
CU Public Interest Internship Experience Program
CU PIIE provides stipends of up to $4,320 for select students working at partnering nonprofit/government agencies in Colorado. Visit Career Services for details and the application.
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