Practical experience greatly enhances traditional classroom education and, therefore, the History Department strives to connect students with internship opportunities. This listing will be updated every three months, so we advise you to check back often and pay close attention to deadlines. 


About: The Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House focuses on scholarship, research, lectures, tours and exhibits that expand the understanding and collective memory of the history of women in Colorado. Most importantly, the Center is connecting local stories to the broader stories of women’s history worldwide. The Byers-Evans House has been the home to inspiring women since 1883. It has been beautifully restored to the era of 1912-1924 and is furnished with the Evans family's belongings. Guided house tours weave together the stories of the many women who lived and worked in the home and the impact of the families on early Denver.

Opportunities: History Colorado is seeking three recipients for its Center for Women’s History Fall Fellowship at the Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House Museum. We invite scholars, activists and artists who are engaged in the generation and collection of knowledge to help inform the understanding of women in Colorado’s history, specifically through the interdisciplinary lenses and methodologies of women’s studies, gender studies, and/or race and ethnic studies. Find the application here.

About: Fort Vasquez is open again - with a fresh new look and programs. Visit the site of an 1835 fur-trading fort and follow the paths of founders Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette, who hired mountain men like Jim Beckwourth and Baptiste Charbonneau at their adobe outpost on the South Platte River frequented by the Cheyenne, Arapaho and Lakota people.

Opportunities: Fort Vasquez Museum Internship_Fall 2018

About: The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding.Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details.

Opportunities: Applicants should use the following two resources to familiarize themselves with the program requirements and locations before applying. 

About: Discover Denver has great opportunities for historic preservation, history, urban planning or urban design students to get real-world experience and make an impact on a dynamic and important project. Discover Denver is a citywide building survey focused on identifying buildings that are historically, architecturally or culturally significant to Denver’s history. The survey documents the city’s individual buildings, the histories of its neighborhoods, and the stories important to its communities. Led by Historic Denver, Inc. and the City and County of Denver, the project is funded primarily by a grant from the Colorado State Historical Fund.


Field Survey Internship - Field survey interns assist in the planning and coordination of field survey efforts for the Discover Denver project. Interns will help supervise survey volunteers in the field, assist with management of the survey database and proprietary software, and help with evaluation of surveyed properties. Click here to learn more about field survey internships.

Building Research Internship - Building research interns assist in the planning and coordination of building research efforts for the Discover Denver project. Interns will perform historical research on buildings identified through the Discover Denver survey, help review the work of building research volunteers, and assist in the completion of architectural inventory forms. Click here to learn more about building research internships.

Outreach Internship - The outreach intern will assist in the planning and execution of outreach and community engagement efforts for the Discover Denver project. Responsibilities include generating content for Discover Denver social media accounts and ensuring that the content of the project website is current and engaging. Click here to learn more about the outreach internship

About: Adventures in Preservation is a non-profit organization offering volunteer and experiential travel opportunities through hands-on building conservation projects, which are held at a variety of locations. Our projects promote traditional building techniques as a sustainable practice; create an atmosphere of international understanding; and use historic preservation as a powerful tool for change.

Opportunities: Check out their internships here.

About: The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by American Councils for International Education.

Languages Offered

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Please visit the CLS Institutes page for more information.

Opportunities: Apply here

About: The mission of the Denver Firefighters Museum is to preserve the history of the Denver Fire Department and firefighting through the collection and preservation of artifacts, documents and photographs. The purpose of the Museum is to educate the public about fire safety and the history of firefighting in Denver from its inception to the present. This is accomplished through interpretive exhibits, educational programming and scholarly research. Education is the primary focus of programs at the Museum. Educational program content is guided by its relevance to the mission statement. Programs are designed to provide the participants with opportunities to understand how fire safety and prevention directly affect their daily lives.

Opportunities: Collections Internship - contact Jamie Wilms

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

About: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world.

Opportunities: Native American Science Internship - The Native American Science Internship is offered by the Department of Anthropology to to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders currently enrolled community college, undergraduate, or graduate-level students. Interns will participate in museum-based science and collections activities in the Anthropology Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The goal of the internship is to assist with the reorganization of the collections by culture group. The intern will be trained in artifact re-housing, inventory, processing, movement, cataloging, data entry, and analysis. The role requires physically positioning drawers inside cabinets and then placing objects appropriately. The intern will report directly to either the Anthropology Collections Manager or Anthropology Assistant Collections Manager, depending on the mutually agreed upon assignments. Priority will be given to students interested in Anthropology or Archaeology. Interns will receive a stipend for 10 - 20 weeks, 350 total hours. Scheduling is flexible, although two to three full days is preferred. The internships is open to all Native peoples from anywhere in the Americas, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Indigenous Pacific Islanders.

Intern Responsibilities

  • Update database records in EMu collections management system, including implementing new barcoding system, updating locations, and updating catalog records
  • Collaborate with volunteers recruited to assist with object movement
  • Some research of collections as directed by curators or collections managers to establish cultural affiliations
  • Ensure 0% damage to objects and specimens during move

Required Skills

  • Experience or education related to conservation and/or anthropology
  • Experience working with museum collections
  • Familiarity with relational databases
  • Ability to think logically, methodically, and intuitively
  • Strong communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills
  • Strong ability to multitask
  • Ability to work as part of a team and take direction from supervisor
  • Work within M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to climb ladders
  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds

Application Deadline Monday, October 15, 2018
Applying for the First Time? Please complete the online Native American Internship Application. Applicants will need to upload their cover letter, resume, or CV as a step in the application process or email it to Moe Shuley at Please combine the cover letter, resume, or CV into one document before sending or uploading.

About: Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, initiatives of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. 

The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.


Scholarships - The Boren Scholarships national application deadline is February 7, 2019. Please see your campus representative for your earlier on-campus deadline. Please visit how to apply for more information on application process.

Maximum scholarship awards are:

  • $8,000 for a summer program (special initiative for STEM students only; 8 weeks minimum)
  • $10,000 for a semester
  • $20,000 for a 6 - 12 months

Fellowships - Boren Fellowships are made for a minimum of 12 weeks overseas and a maximum of one year overseas. Boren Fellowships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion.  Therefore, preference will be given to applicants proposing overseas programs of 6 months or longer.  However, applicants proposing overseas programs of 3-6 months are encouraged to apply. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1 of the application year. Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study.

In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000. Please review the budget guidelines for more information.

The Boren Fellowships national application deadline is January 30, 2019. Please see your campus representative for your earlier on-campus deadline. For more information on the application process, please visit, how to apply.

Boren Fellowships applicants will be notified of their status in mid-to-late April.

About: 9News Intern Program - 

Do you consume news 24/7? Want to learn what it takes to produce daily content? Interested in shaping the future of the media industry? Apply for the 9NEWS Fall Intern Program!

TEGNA is a large, public media company with a portfolio that includes 46+ TV stations. We’re committed to developing the next generation of media industry leaders. Our paid internship program gives students an opportunity to explore career paths across TEGNA. Participants will gain valuable real-world experience alongside some of the most senior and celebrated journalists in the country and have the chance to build a network that will be invaluable throughout their careers. Come join us in the adventure!

  • Produce engaging content for all platforms
  • Use social media and other tools to understand audience’s needs
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn as much as possible about a career in media
  • Assist as needed in the newsroom

Opportunities: 9News Intern 


  • Degree-seeking student currently enrolled at a college or university; preference is for juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who will be rising seniors during their internship summer
  • Passion for storytelling
  • Strong writing and social media skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

About: Butterfly Pavilion combines science education with interactive fun to teach guests about invertebrates and conservation. Invertebrates- animals without backbones make up 97% of all animal species on the planet! Our zoo is designed to showcase the diversity of these small wonders, their habitats, and the big role they play in ensuring the health of our environment. Five immersive exhibits, including a tropical rainforest filled with 1600 free-flying butterflies, provide guests of all ages with an unforgettable experience. We are the zoo of small wonders and BIG experiences! Mission: Butterfly Pavilion's mission is to foster an appreciation of invertebrates while educating the public about the importance of conservation of threatened habitats in the tropics and around the world

Opportunities: Butterfly Pavilion is seeking a creative, highly motivated and energetic individual to develop and implement youth education programs and exhibit interpretation as part of a team of talented and experienced staff and volunteers. This is a great opportunity for those seeking hands-on experience in environmental education, informal science education, biology, interpretation, and museum studies. .


  •  Greet and orient field trip groups - visiting schools, non-school youth groups Instruct interactive, creative, age-appropriate onsite classes for school and youth groups
  • Provide administrative support to Education Department
  • Be trained in exhibit interpretation to provide interpretive support in exhibits Interacting with guests as they explore Butterfly Pavilion's Exhibits
  • Facilitating play-based learning and providing educational information to guests of all ages. Utilizing live animals to demonstrate science-based concepts to guests. Creating meaningful interaction between the exhibit and guests for a deeper and more thoughtful experience and to make connections between exhibit topic, conservation and daily life. Collaborating with Education and Exhibits Department to develop and implement new curricula or programs.


  • Pursuing or holding a degree in education, environmental sciences, biology, museum studies or related fields
  • Relevant experience may substitute for education
  • Interest in engaging children with environmental education about science, invertebrates and conservation
  • Good communication skills; ability to interact with all Butterfly Pavilion guests
  • Computer proficiency'word processing, spreadsheets and databases
  • Willingness to handle animals - all training provided onsite
  • Ability to work weekdays and weekends, 8:30 am 5:15 pm
  • Criminal background check
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age

Butterfly Pavilion encourages people of all backgrounds to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or veteran status. The internship will last 3-9 months, ideally aligning with either the school year or spring, summer or fall semesters.

  • Hours per week: 2-3 days per week/16-24 hours per week
  • Stipend: Unpaid; school credit can be earned for this internship in most cases 

About: The Denver Police Department (DPD) – Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) is now accepting applications for a Paralegal Internship within DPD. The Internship is intended for college students who are exploring career fields and/or whose degree requires an internship. These follow the academic calendar with Fall (early August - early January), Spring (early January – late May) and Summer (early June – early August) semesters. Designed for participants in a Paralegal certification program. This is a competitive process and only 2 (two) interns will be accepted per semester.

CLS paralegals are responsible for identifying and producing relevant records in contemplation of litigation or pursuant to claims and lawsuits against the Denver Police Department and the City and County of Denver. Paralegal staff is responsible for analyzing requests for criminal justice records, identifying responsive documents, accessing various internal and external databases to fulfill those requests, and tracking case progress. Personnel work closely with the City Attorney and District Attorney offices, and appear in court with documents pursuant to subpoenas duces tecum. The student intern will work closely with the CLS paralegal staff, with duties that go beyond merely clerical, to include production of criminal justice records as well as attending court hearings with a CLS paralegal. Interns will be directly supervised by their assignment supervisor and the VIPS Program Coordinator.

Opportunities: Paralegal Intern - Denver Police Department Civil Liability Section 

Application deadline: November 30, 2018.

Before applying to this position, please make sure that you have the following documents available to be uploaded to your application:

  • Copy of your driver's license
  • VIPS Volunteer Application Packet (click here to download and fill out the last three pages)
  • Resume to include 3 personal references (a list of references can also be uploaded as a separate document.) Note personal references cannot be family members
  • Copy of your transcripts (unofficial is ok to submit)
  • Copy of the Syllabus (or something to describes purpose/requirements of internship)
  • Cover letter that includes three learning objectives for your internship

Internships are unpaid positions. We are able to work with your school for school credit.

About: The Denver Department of Public Works, through its employees, provides for the delivery of high quality, cost-effective, efficient, safe services involving public infrastructure and facilities to enhance the quality of life in Denver. Within the Transportation team in Public Works resides the Smart Systems team, a contributing partner to the City-wide Smart Cities team, and the lead for the federal grant program, Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD). The ATCMTD program aims to leverage advanced transportation technologies to improve congestion and safety in Denver. The program focuses on connected vehicle technology to drive these improvements.

Opportunities: This internship reports to the ATCMTD program manager. In this role, you will be exposed to a full range of program management experiences, including establishing project scope, understanding procurement practices, running team coordination meetings, technical testing and documentation, task tracking and management, external communications and reporting. Since the ATCMTD program involves introducing new technology into an existing transportation environment, a blend of project management techniques are used to oversee the effort, including agile project management and lean startup methodologies.

As an Intern you will experience the following:,
• Maintaining product backlog and in-progress tickets through an agile project management tracking system
• Drafting user stories with project stakeholders
• Updating tracking tickets during meetings with the program team or stakeholders
• Producing or drafting new and existing reports using a range of project management tools to communicate project status
• Producing meeting minutes and notes
• Conducting product, new technology, or market research
• Assisting with technical documentation and technical notes alongside engineers
• Scheduling meetings with internal and external stakeholders
• Drafting initial documents, incorporating best practices from external documents and research, or proof reading existing draft materials
• Drafting and reviewing public communications, potentially including blog posts, social media posts, and technical publications.

About You
Our ideal candidate will be/have:
• Attention to detail
• Experience with Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI.)
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Research skills beyond that of Google
• Good analytical and critical thinking skills
• Dependable
• Detail oriented

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
• Education requirement: Current enrollment in a college program leading to a Bachelor's specific to the departmental and/or work assignment
• Continued enrollment in a college program is condition of employment with the City
• Experience Requirement: None
• License/Certifications: By position, may require a Colorado Class "R" Driver's License
• Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment

Job Profile
TA0015 Professional Occupations Intern II
Hourly Pay: $15.88

Opportunities: The Denver Mayor's Office of Administration is seeking an unpaid, part-time Intern to assist the Director of Administration and Mayor's Office with administrative matters, special projects, and other related duties as assigned or requested. This opportunity is available from October 2018 - December 2018. This is a part-time internship requiring 15 - 20 hours per week during normal business hours and with a consistent schedule each week (for example, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays).

We will work with your college, university to accommodate the requirements of your school's internship program. The intern will experience a fast-paced, professional environment specific to office administration and learn about the Mayor and his initiatives, Denver municipal government and public services. The intern will report to the Director of Administration and Mayor Hancock's Executive Assistant and will be trained in formal and informal training sessions when embarking on a new task while receiving real-time feedback on performance, as well as a review at the end of the internship.

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to experience the following:
• Collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Administration team
• Assist in event planning on various high profile community events
• Aid with special projects
• Understanding the importance and overall operations of the Mayors office
• Assisting with data entry and administrative support for the office
• Aid with personnel or HR filing
• Other duties and projects as assigned

This is an unpaid internship with the City and County of Denver ​ 

Our Ideal Intern will have/be: ​
• Pursuing a degree in Business Administration, Event Planning, Political Science, Public Relations or related field
• Knowledge and experience with MS Office Suite
• Passion for providing excellent customer service
• Sound understanding and experience in writing, proofreading, grammar and spelling
• Top-notch organizational skills
• Superb attention to detail
• Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
• Consistent track record of being dependable and reliable
• Proven to be trustworthy

• Current enrollment in a college program leading to a degree in a professional field specific to the departmental and/or work assignment.

About: Golden History Museum & Park engages and inspires visitors through preserving and sharing Golden’s history. Founded in 1938 as the Jefferson County Historical Museum, today GHM&P is a cultural campus in downtown Golden. The Golden History Museum is a dynamic, modern museum with changing exhibits, a research library, artifact lab, children’s hands-on gallery, and multi-use theater. The Golden History Park is a three-acre outdoor learning lab with historic and reproduction buildings that replicate a 19th century mountain homestead.The museum’s acclaimed educational programming includes the award-winning Building Coloradoclassroom outreach program for third- and fourth-graders, Hands-on History Summer Camp, and Golden City Trading Post field trip experience. A multitude of public programs for adults including lectures, tours, film screenings, and more are offered year-round. Additionally, the museum is steward of the City’s collection of historic objects, documents, books, maps, newspapers and photographs.

We encourage you to explore and enjoy. You’ll find that Golden History Museum & Park offers something for everyone in your family and is a place you can visit time and again. Come see something new every day.

Opportunities: The Golden History Museum currently has no internships availabe. However, they are always accepting volunteers who play an important role in the interpretation of Golden's History. They are specifically looking for Historic Park Interpreters and Visitor Engagement Specialists. For More information, please click here. To complete the volunteer application, please click here


  • Handshake - CU Denver Career Services
    • Resume and Cover Letter Workshops 
    • Practice Interviews 
  • Advising and References 
    • Chris Agee, Undergraduate Student Advisor
    • Ryan Crewe, Graduate Student Advisor