Earn Learn Apprenticeship (ELA)

The Earn-Learn Apprenticeship Program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU-Boulder provides financial support for engineering students while they work part-time within the college. The position includes non-research activities that both further your education and serve the needs of the Mortenson Center. Earn-Learn apprentices are paid a competitive hourly wage and fulfill the Service Learning requirement for students pursuing the Active Learning award. You will work and have the opportunity to network in a professional environment while enjoying the convenience and flexibility of a part-time job that fits with your academic schedule.

The Earn/Learn position with the Mortenson Center provides administrative support to the Managing Director and Program Assistant. A minimum academic year commitment is preferred. Maximum of 10 hrs/week at $15/hr. Example duties could include:

  • Shopper in Marketplace. Assist with supply orders.
  • Assist in website maintenance
  • Support GRAs in creation and submission of expense reports
  • Submit non-employee reimbursements in Concur
  • Assisting with finding and developing content for newsletter & social media
  • Assist with booking rooms and meeting prep
  • Other duties as assigned

Discovery Learning Apprenticeship (DLA)

Undergraduate engineering students in the apprenticeship program earn hourly wages while engaging in research with college faculty and graduate students. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission to the DLA program. Positions are announced in late March, and applications are accepted through the end of April for apprenticeships during the following academic year. You may work up to 300 hours in these positions over the course of the academic year (average of 10/hrs per week over 30 weeks in the academic year). Pay is $15/hour. There are several mandatory seminars and all DLA students present a Power Point presentation in the spring as a culmination of their work. The top presenters then move on to present a poster at the annual DLA symposium each April. View projects and apply.