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Internships: Risk Management and Insurance

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

  • Undergraduate RMI students complete an RMI internship to fulfill their graduation requirements. 
  • Graduate students have the opportunity to complete an internship in RMI as part of their coursework.

By working directly with the RMI Program Facilitator, 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.

You could work in an insurance carrier’s adjusting department or work in a risk management department for a governmental entity or work in an independent agent’s office. The opportunities are varied, and may be local or national.

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

What past students 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, now working at Alexander, Morford and Woo

Employers

If you are an RMI employer who is considering a CU Denver student for an internship, please contact Cindy Baroway directly at cindy.baroway@ucdenver.edu 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 J. D Hatter, 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. 

Once a position has been granted, you will then complete paperwork​ directly with John Daley, Ph.D. and with Paul Worthman​ in the Office of Experiential Learning. You will also then register for FNCE 3949. Professor Daley will be your faculty advisor during your internship.

Student Eligi​bility

You must be accepted into the Business School and be at least a first semester junior before you can register for an internship for credit. Please note that some of the more competitive internships will require between a 3.0 GPA and a 3.5 GPA. Most graduate students are not eligible for competitive internships. This is something that can be discussed with Ms. Baroway.

Student Guide to Internships

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