Center of the American West Internship Program Opportunities:

The Nature Conservancy - Science and Conservation Intern

The Center of the American West Internships Program offers opportunities for CU-Boulder undergraduates (juniors and seniors) to work for public and private organizations on projects that deal with Western topics and issues, and offer professional training for the student.

These 3-credit hour internships foster students’ development as community leaders working for a sustainable West. Interns must register for the Center of the American West Internship Program course, CAMW3939. They are required to work a total of 120 hours for their employer over the semester, and must also complete academic assignments including weekly journal entries, mid-term and final reflection papers, and a final presentation. 

To qualify, applicants must be current degree program students at CU-Boulder with a minimum of 60 credit hours in progress at time of application, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. For application instructions and form, go to the Center of the American West. If you have any questions, send us an email at:

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY - Science and Conservation Intern

Work with The Nature Conservancy’s science and conservation program staff to manage a variety of projects related to land and water conservation, and with other staff in the Boulder office on special projects. There will be opportunities to learn about conservation career options from staff in various departments (science, conservation programs, policy, marketing, legal, and fundraising) and to attend special events with visiting guest speakers. 


Location:              2424 Spruce Street; Bouler, CO

Pay Information:        unpaid

Work Schedule:         8-10 hours per week divided between 2 or more weekdays


Ability to work independently; careful attention to detail; interest in project management and business systems. 




History Colorado - School Programs Intern

This is a 3-credit hour CU Boulder / Center of the American West Internships Program opportunity. See Center of the American West website for details and the application form.)

Organization: History Colorado Center

Position Title: School Programs Intern 

Credit Hours: 3

Total Work Hours: 120

Location: 1200 Broadway, Denver

Work Period: August 27 - December 12 (intern will be asked to continue through December 20 though this would be optional).

Pay Information: Intern will receive a stipend of $2,000. The stipend is not salary or compensation; it is meant to support study and research during the tenure of the appointment. It will be issued in two installments. Interns may also receive discounted parking.

Work Schedule: 

8-10 hours per week, preferably divided between two weekdays (for a total of 120 hours minimum over the semester)


Informal teaching experience with children, experience in an educational setting (formal or informal), excellent customer service, ability to interact professionally with members of the public, interest in acquiring education skills within the museum field, and passion for history or museum studies.

Internship Description / Nature of Work:

Help bring history to life for Colorado students! This internship is designed to give the intern experience working with elementary and secondary students in a museum setting. Primary duties include facilitating school tours, maintaining school programs materials, working collaboratively with volunteers and staff, and supporting the development and coordination of educational resources.


Field Trips:

Additional application question:

As a response to the national protests regarding systemic injustice, History Colorado staff came together to discuss as an institutional community the ways in which History Colorado can advance the work of anti-racism. These Grounding Virtues are the result of our collective process. 

Please address the following question in your application cover letter:

How have the guiding principles listed in the  These Grounding Virtues  document shown up in your previous work and/or how would you contribute to these virtues in your internship position at History Colorado?