The CU Public Interest Internship Experience (PIIE) Program was established in 2006 to connect students interested in civic engagement with paid summer internships at non-profits and government agencies. PIIE was the first of its kind among public universities in the nation and has become increasingly competitive since its first summer. Now on its 13th anniversary, PIIE has provided over 100 internships in fields ranging from animal welfare to education, health, law, sustainability, and more.
To find out more about the program, please review the requirements and process listed below.
Applications open on December 1, 2017 for the following summer. Students will need to submit all application materials by February 2, 2018.
Once students submit their full application, they will be initially reviewed by the PIIE board to identify potential candidates. Successful applications will then be sent to host organizations. Employers will then contact candidates to set up interviews.
By the middle of March, all PIIE internships will have offers made and accepted. The CU PIIE director will work with applicants who do not receive an internship offer by providing resources that may help them in their future.
In order to be eligible for a CU PIIE internship, a student must:
The internship requires a completion of 360 hours over the course of 9-12 weeks. This equates to approximately $12 an hour.
If you are a recipient of a CU PIIE internship, you must be able to:
*The CU PIIE Advisory Board reserves the right to refuse any internship based on the consensus of the committee*