It is undeniable that an internship while going to college can be a great ‘leg up’ to finding a job after graduation. The CU Denver Experiential Learning Center (ELC) has many resources available for students to find internships that will give them great on-the-job experience.
One such service is Internlink. It’s the online system for internships that recently has gone through a bit of a facelift. The process for obtaining an internship has become much more efficient because it is now completely paperless; everything is now hosted within the Internlink website.
Tony Smith, director for the Experiential Learning Center, said, “It is going to make things a lot easier for students to find an internship and get all the paperwork done.”
The ELC has connections with more than 6,000 employers and 350 active internships at any given time. There are internships that relate to every academic major and minor on campus, and new employers are always being added.
“There is more evolution to come with the internship process here,” said Smith. “But we want people to be aware of what we have to offer now.”
There are a few requirements that students must meet to have an internship. Those are: student must have 15 CU credit hours and a grade-point average of at least 2.75. The deadline for internships for the Spring semester is Jan. 27, 2013.