The Internship Program at MSU Denver opened in 1974 as a small, yet innovative program. Over the years, the number of students served has grown significantly. Currently, The Internship Program serves over 3000 students per year including over 1000 who get academic credit.
The Internship Program assists students with the process of finding an internship and getting credit once they have an internship. Students are given access to our internship database, TIP (The Internship Program) Online. We will also assist with resume review, interview preparation, and other internship search skills.
Once a student has an internship, we will guide the student through the process of getting academic credit and will often do site visits and send out evaluations. Different academic departments have different internship policies so be sure to check with our office to determine the correct steps.
Paid internships with possible credit
Some internships are paid work experiences that are related to a student's major. These positions provide hands-on work experience that enhance the students’ job marketability after graduation. The money students earn in these positions can provide significant financial support for their education. Some of these positions are also appropriate for academic credit.
Unpaid internships for academic credit
Both private industry and the non-profit world provide opportunities for students to enhance their classroom learning with an on-the-job experiences. Unpaid internships are done for academic credit. These experiences provide resume building skills and sometimes lead to paid employment upon graduation. Some students are required to do an internship, others can use it for elective credit.