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: The 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: Established in 1879, History Colorado is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education. We offer access to cultural and heritage resources including statewide Community Museums, programs for families and adults, stewardship of Colorado’s historic treasures, and resources for students and teachers. We provide programs and services related to historic preservation and archaeology as well as access to a vast collection of archives, artifacts, and historical photography.
At History Colorado we strive to be a place of belonging for all Coloradans and to serve as a platform for community connection. We’re committed to Colorado’s diverse communities through new engagement programs such as We Are Colorado, and we know we’re succeeding when more voices, perspectives, and experiences are part of History Colorado.
History Colorado is a Smithsonian Affiliate, a partnership that gives History Colorado access to Smithsonian resources such as traveling exhibitions. The partnership also gives reciprocal admission discounts at other affiliate museums to History Colorado members who hold Smithsonian Affiliate–level memberships.
Opportunities: New listings coming soon
About: El Pueblo History Museum showcases the region’s many cultural and ethnic groups through innovative exhibits including the Borderlands of Southern Colorado and the award-winning Children of Ludlow. The property includes a re-created 1840s adobe trading post and plaza, and the archaeological excavation site of the original 1842 El Pueblo trading post.
Opportunities: New listings coming soon
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.
1) 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.
2) 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.
3) 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.
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 Molly Brown House Museum stands as an enduring symbol of the turn of the 20thcentury in Denver. In the 1880s, the lucky few who made millions in the mountains, the railroads, or trade moved to the prestigious Capitol Hill neighborhood. This included Isaac and Mary Large who made their fortune in silver mining and built the house at 1340 Pennsylvania Avenue. They commissioned the well-known architect William Lang who combined the styles of Classic Queen Anne and Richardsonian Romanesque to create a unique and eclectic home. The home contained all the modern technology of the day including electricity, indoor plumbing, heat, and telephone.
Shortly after its completion, the Larges became victims of the silver market crash. They sold their home to James Joseph “J.J.” and Margaret Brown in 1894. Over the next thirty years the Browns made changes to the house including the front porch, back porch, roof, and third floor. In 1898, J.J. transferred the title of the house into Margaret’s name. When Margaret was traveling she would often rent the house to wealthy families. In 1902, while the Browns were on a world trip, the home became the Governor’s mansion for James Orman and his family. Margaret continued renting until the declining neighborhood and the Great Depression forced her to turn the home into a boarding house under the supervision of her housekeeper, Ella Grable.
Upon Margaret’s death in 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, the house was sold. Subsequent owners altered the house dramatically, creating twelve separate spaces for roomers. In 1958, Art Leisenring purchased the house, renting rooms to gentlemen boarders. He later leased it to the city for use as a Jane Addams Hull home for girls. Leisenring however wanted to preserve the history of Margaret “Molly” Brown as she was being immortalized on stage and screen in the “Unsinkable Molly Brown.” Concerned about the urban renewal he was seeing happen in the neighborhood, a group of citizens led by Leisenring appealed to the Governor’s wife, Ann Love, for help.
On December 11, 1970, these citizens formed Historic Denver, Inc. and began a grass roots effort to save the Molly Brown House from demolition. Media appeals and other fundraising efforts allowed Historic Denver to purchase the “House of Lions” and begin restoration. Through paint analysis, architectural research, and studying original house photographs from 1910, the house has been carefully restored to its original Victorian splendor.
Opportunities: Collection Intern and Education Intern
- Each postition will be scheduled for 8-hour per week commitments through the duration of the spring semester.
- Please contact Stephanie McGuire directly at email@example.com for more information.
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.
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.
- Azerbaijani, Bangla, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
- Arabic, Persian and Portuguese: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
- Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.
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
About: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science envisions an empowered community that loves, understands, and protects our natural world.
Opportunities: New listings coming soon
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 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.
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
• 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
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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.