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Casey Feldman Investigative Journalism Internships

Launched in 2021, this is a new program honoring Casey Feldman and her passion for journalism. The Casey Feldman Investigative Journalism program provides stipends for students with financial need so that they can participate in unpaid internships working on in-depth or investigative journalism. Learn more about the Casey Feldman program.

CU in DC

The CU in D.C. program gives CU Boulder undergraduate students the opportunity to put classroom learning into real world action. Participants spend time living, studying and interning in the nation’s capital. They gain practical work experience by doing a professional internship in the daytime, and they continue their coursework by taking CU Boulder classes in the evening.  Students grow personally, professionally and intellectually and say that CU in D.C. is a formative and rich college experience.

CU Public Interest Internship Experience (PIIE)

The CU Public Interest Internship Experience (PIIE) program was established in 2006 to connect students interested in civic engagement with paid summer internships at nonprofits and government agencies. PIIE provides paid internships in fields in which many internships are unpaid due to lack of funding. PIIE interns participate in professional development activities, are paired with advisors and network with each other and community members. Learn more about CU PIIE.

Education Abroad

Education Abroad provides students with the opportunity to combine experiential learning and academic theory as a means to gain professional experience and to develop a new perspective on a career field. You will experience what it's like to navigate work culture in your host country and have the chance to expand your international network all while earning academic credit.

Startup Summer

Interns at innovative companies across the Front Range come together once a week for entrepreneurial programming led by successful Colorado founders and C-level executives in Startup Summer. You’ll be guided through the startup ideation and creation process, build your own venture, and compete in an end-of-summer pitch contest with cash prizes. These are ten incredible weeks you’ll never forget! A limited number of spots exist. 


Ready for some paid projects? UPSKLS is offering short-term projects usually spanning 10-40 hours with companies across the country (many in Colorado). These projects range in focus and UPSKLS will interview you to pair you with the projects that match your skills and interests the most. Each project is paid upon completion. Whether you are looking for a little bit of professional experience to get your feet wet, to apply your skills, to earn some extra income or something else, UPSKLS may be a great option for you.

Questions about these internship programs? Contact internships@colorado.edu.