What Are Internships?

Internships offer opportunities to obtain hands-on experience and link coursework studies with the world of work.  Whether preparing for a job search or applying to a professional school after graduation, internships offer a means to increase marketability.  They can increase clinical experience hours, enhance a resume, and add substance to future interviews or applications.  Our students have participated in internships with a host of employers:

  • Alameda Veterinary Clinic
  • Bluff Lake Nature Center
  • Colorado Wildlife Federation
  • Denver Health Medical Center

  • Denver Office of the Medical Examiner
  • Denver Police Crime Laboratory Bureau
  • Denver Zoo College Internship Program
  • Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND)

The department also has affiliate relationships with the Denver Botanic Gardens  and Denver Museum of Nature & Science , providing opportunities to work on projects involving conservation genetics and biodiversity. 

Biology Internship Advisor

Dr. Laurel Beck

How to Obtain an Internship?

Students interested in an internship experience should start the process early.  Requirements must be met, prior to starting a position.  Competitive internships may require 1-2 semesters of preparation in advance of placement.  A good first step is to attend a workshop, offered through the Experiential Learning Center .  

For detailed information on the process of obtaining an internship and enrolling in BIOL 3939, please refer to the BIOL3939 - Internships handout  or contact Dr. Laurel Beck, the department Internship Advisor.