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Internships | Risk Management and Insurance

Internships: Risk Management and Insurance

One of the significant features of the RMI Program is an internship.

  • Undergraduate RMI students are required to complete an RMI internship to graduate.
  • Internships are optional for graduate students but can present great opportunities and even lead to career changes.

By working directly with the RMI External Relations Coordinator, you are paired with an employer that best meets your interest and the employer's needs.​ Most of the provided internships are paid positions with wages averaging $14/hour. Internships often progress to part-time and fulltime positions.

You could work for an insurance carrier as a loss adjuster, in a risk management department for a governmental entity, or work at an independent agency. The opportunities are varied and may be local or national.

Several of our former students have completed two or more internships. Usually the internship taken for credit is a paid internship. The student may complete an unpaid internship for the experience. Some internships have resulted in part-time or full-time jobs for students.

What our graduates say

The hands on experience taught me a multitude of skills and also gave me a view of an insurance company from the inside out. Seeing how an insurance company works is different than just reading about it. I think there is a part of every student that wonders how much our classroom experiences will help us when it comes to the real world application. I thoroughly enjoyed b​eing able to apply what I had learned in school to a real life job, and it made me value my education all the more."

- Allison Crosby, RMI Graduate December 2012,  Alexander, Morford and Woo


If you are an RMI employer who is considering a CU Denver student for an internship, please contact Barbara Sidwell directly at or 303-315-8154. Please refer to our Employer Guide to Internships for more details. Please know that we do our best to ensure that we match you with the right student.

We were very impressed with the depth of knowledge that our intern had from day one on the job. She asked intelligent questions, saw the big picture in regard to insurance coverage and risk management, and is excited and ready for a career in this great industry!

- Pam Adams, CEO, ISU I​nsurance​

Student Responsibility

You should contact Barbara Sidwell, or 303-315-8154, about three months prior to the start of the semester in which you expect to complete your internship.

Please make an appointment to discuss your interests and the available opportunities.

Student Guide to Internships


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