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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UC Denver
 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Internships


This year, over 80 percent of new college graduates will have completed one or more internships or co-ops. Don’t put yourself at a disadvantage – get an internship or co-op before you graduate! Internships are helpful in giving you insight into your chosen field/career by allowing you to apply concepts learned in the classroom to real-world experiences. Not only will you network and build relationships, but you will gain exposure to on-the-job issues while obtaining work-related references.

Internships vs. Co-ops

Internships are paid or unpaid work experiences for which you earn academic credit that are intentionally designed to tie together your academic program with a position in your chosen career field or area of interest.

Co-ops are paid practical work experiences related to your field of study that complement your academic training while promoting career development.

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This year, over 80 percent of new college graduates will have completed one or more internships or co-ops. Don’t put yourself at a disadvantage – get an internship or co-op before you graduate! Internships are helpful in giving you insight into your chosen field/career by allowing you to apply concepts learned in the classroom to real-world experiences. Not only will you network and build relationships, but you will gain exposure to on-the-job issues while obtaining work-related references.