The Center of the American West offers internship 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. Past projects include management of natural resources, the search for resolution of cultural conflicts, and the design and implementation of public environmental policy.  Qualified applicants attend a screening interview at Center of the American West, and the top candidate is then referred to the employer organization for a final interview. After interview and selection for the position, interns must register for the Center’s Internships Program class —  CAMW3939 — and are required to work 120 on-the-job hours through the semester. Interns will attend an orientation meeting and will meet with a faculty sponsor for advising on the academic components of the internship which include weekly journal entries, mid-term and final reflection papers, and final presentations.

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.

Visit our internships listings page for current opportunities.

For more information, email academics@centerwest.org or call 303-735-1399.