An internship is a planned, out-of-classroom work experience, generally related to
one's degree program. An internship gives the student an opportunity to develop practical
skills which supplement his/her academic studies, in addition to assessing the desirability
of certain types of career environments. While completion of an internship is not
required for the BA in International Studies, it is strongly recommended.
Internships can be extremely beneficial to the both the student and employer. From a student perspective, internships present an opportunity to explore career options, gain work-related experience and develop professional skills, build a valuable network of contacts, obtain academic credit, and become a more competitive job applicant. From an employer's perspective, internships provide a way to evaluate potential employees, get help on short-term projects, bring fresh perspectives and the latest knowledge to the workplace, and develop relationships with the Josef Korbel School community.
Some examples of the many organizations that have employed INTS student interns in the Denver area include:
- Alliance Francais
- Asian Pacific Development Center
- Chamber of the Americas
- Colorado Coalition for Genocide Awareness and Action
- Colorado International Trade Office
- Colorado School of English
- Congressional Offices
- Executive Telecard
- Japan External Trade Organization
- Mexican Consulate
- Polaris Project
- Project Cure
- Russian-American Chamber of Commerce
- World Trade Center
The main DU Career Center offers customized services in career planning, and job and internship seeking strategies.
DU Careers Online provides job listings in the Colorado area, as well as out-of-state.
The DU Career Center also maintains links to several international career-related. Additional links are available through the
International Studies Internship Portfolio site.
INTS students enjoy the added benefit of having an in-house Internship Coordinator, in addition to the main DU Career Center. Besides overseeing student participation in INTS 3980 - Internships in International Studies, the BA Internship Coordinator may work individually with students in the following areas:
- Career preparation
- Resumes, cover letters and mock interviews
- Internship advising
- Internship search assistance
- Fellowship applications and advising
For more information
Contact the BA Program Office at 303.871.4495 or email the Internship Coordinator in order to schedule a career or internship advising appointment.