CU in D.C. is a program for students who want to put classroom learning into real world action. The program combines a professional internship in the daytime, with CU classroom courses in the evening in Washington D.C. Students participate over a full semester, summer, or Maymester (fall, spring, and summer are for students from all majors, while Maymester is for students who are interested in science policy). Internships in Washington D.C. offer students an opportunity to build bridges between knowledge gained in the academic environment of CU, and practical experience gained in the exciting, fast-paced world of the nation’s capital.
CU in D.C. was an initiative of the CU Boulder campus that began in 2012. Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, CU in D.C. is a for-credit internship program open to undergraduate students in majors across the entire campus, as well as to undergraduate students on the CU Denver and CU Colorado Springs campuses. Internships are offered in fall, spring, and summer (Maymester students take an intensive, highly participatory course, but do not do an internship).
The CU in D.C. program is part of a broader initiative by the university to develop a more visible presence in Washington D.C., where students, alumni, policymakers, and others participate in the dynamic processes of our nation’s capital. Students intern in a wide variety of sectors in D.C., such as: political offices, government agencies, nonprofits, think-tanks, and businesses. Through daily professional experience, they gain confidence and develop the professional skills they will need to succeed after graduation. Washington D.C. is a rigorous and ideal training ground for young people, and through CU in D.C., participants are transformed from students into leaders and competent professionals.
If you are ready for a challenge and a transformational experience, CU in D.C. may be for you!