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Internships for Students in Colorado

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The AAYLC wants students to be presented with numerous opportunities to learn and thrive. As a high school or college student, you may be wondering how you can gain more “real world” experience in your field of study.  Paid or “for credit” internships provide students with various options.  Some internships even lead to full-time positions.

What is an Internship?

An internship is a way to gain practical on-the-job experience, where students generally perform entry-level tasks while taking part in developmental activities as a part of their experience. It is a great way to complement one’s academic experience and assist students with new resources for networking and mentoring.

When Should I Apply for an Internship?

While some organizations may offer internships year-round, you may be wondering: when do I apply for a student internship in Colorado?  The answer - the sooner, the better!  If there are specific roles that you are looking for, begin the research process now to give yourself time to apply.  Many internships for students in Colorado may ask for cover letters, tailored resumes, or a few letters of recommendation. Gathering those pieces in advance can save you time and stress.  

Click on each student internship listed below to view additional details and apply for ones that you qualify for now! 




Pathways Exploration Internship

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The Pathways Exploration Internship (PEI) is a 12-week career training program during the summer that provides paid exploratory opportunities and exposure for historically excluded groups within the museum field. We define historically excluded groups as people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), immigrants, LGBTQIA+, those who have been involved in the criminal justice system for nonviolent offenses and fostered youth. The internship requires a 40 hour per week commitment, May 18 - August 5.  Wage:  $16.50.  For more information and application, please click here. 

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