Internship Course: INTS 3939
The INTS program offers students a high-impact internship course, INTS 3939, that builds professional capabilities. INTS students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one internship during their studies. INTS majors and minors may use up to six internship credits toward International Studies graduation requirements. Internships may be conducted in the United States or abroad, and may be paid or unpaid. The process for undertaking an internship begins before or immediately after the start of each semester and is as follows:
1. If you are a U.S. citizen, or an eligible international student, contact
Learning Center (ELC) INTS Internship Advisor, Kelli Rapplean
(firstname.lastname@example.org), and participate in an Internlink training
session. If you are an international student seeking a PAID internship, please
first contact International
Student and Scholar Services for a Work Clinic Information Session to
determine your eligibility.
If you are seeking an international internship, also contact the Office
of Global Education. Consider one of
CU Denver’s Internship Programs Abroad.
2. If you are looking for a U.S.-based internship, search Internlink for INTS-related
internship opportunities. Be sure to search under "International" as
a keyword. Check out the list
of international NGOs with operations in Colorado. If students would like
to approach a specific organization for their internship, the ELC can assist
with that as well.
3. Once you have selected/developed an internship through the ELC, you must
gain approval from the INTS Director or Assistant Director and be introduced to
an INTS-affiliated faculty mentor who will assign at least three INTS-specific
readings and meet with you once during the semester, and again when your
internship is complete, to discuss your experience.
4. Once you have received approval and are assigned a faculty mentor, you may
register for INTS 3939 (1 to 3 credits). This course is cross-listed with COMM
3939 and provides INTS students strong professional development skills and
personal portfolio materials. To earn INTS internship credit, students must
take INTS 3939 (not an internship course from a contributing department).
For further information regarding internships, students should contact the
ELC in Tivoli or visit their website at www.ucdenver.edu/elc.
Students should plan ahead and attempt to make all arrangements for their
internship during the previous semester. The ELC holds workshops for students
interested in finding internships.
Previous INTS Program Internship Partners (partial list)
- African Community Center
- Bridge Linguatec Inc
- Car2go N.A. LLC
- City and County of Denver
- City of Lakewood Municipal Court
- Colorado Refugee Services Program
- Colorado State Capitol
- Denver Rescue Mission / Lutheran Family Services
- Ecologic Institute Berlin
- Expert Council of German Foundations of International Migration
- Five Fridges Farm
- Foundation for Cultural Exchange
- Global Alternative Energy Solutions
- Hope Connects International
- Japan America Society of Colorado
- New Era Colorado
- Office of Governor
- Rage Unlimited
- Spatial Energy
- The Nature Conservancy
- World Denver - Denver World Affairs Council
- World Trade Center Denver
- Youth for Understanding USA