Discovery Learning Apprenticeship Program

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Whether helping develop new diagnostic techniques for heart disease, or detecting the effects of nuclear waste, Discovery Learning Apprentices make the most of their time at CU-Boulder by supplementing classroom instruction with real-world engineering experience. Visit our student profiles page to meet fellow Active Learning Program participants - including Discovery Learning Apprentices - and discover how their experiences have made an impact on their student careers!

Undergraduate engineering students in the Discovery Learning Apprenticeship Program earn hourly wages while engaging in research with college faculty and graduate students. Positions are announced in early April, and applications are accepted through the end of April for apprenticeships during the following academic year.

  • As discovery learning apprentices, undergraduates work alongside graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and industry representatives, as collaborative partners on original research. Students bring a fresh perspective to the research team while also learning from their more experienced partners. Apprentices learn hands-on techniques, gain insight to a field of study, and learn life skills such as time management, flexibility and how to be part of a team. In so doing, they prepare themselves to be the technological, academic, political, and creative leaders of tomorrow.

Want to learn more about Discovery Learning Apprenticeships? View or print the DLA brochure. Ready to apply? Read the Discovery Learning Apprenticeship FAQs first for detailed information and helpful tips to strengthen your application.

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