Shannon Roe | Program Advisor
Diane Chavez McGrew | Academic Advisor
Advising services for general studies questions or concerns.
[email protected] | 303-615-1099
The AMS Internship program has been designed to help you connect the knowledge and skills you have learned in the classroom with the demands of real-world employers. The internship is a unique opportunity for you to gain valuable work experience while receiving school credit towards graduation. If you wish to do an internship at a site where you are currently employed, the AMS Internship must differ from your normal work activities and you must complete a project above and beyond your usual job responsibilities.
An internship is meant to be a learning experience over a period of time, typically over an entire semester. It is important to plan ahead and work towards securing an internship starting 4-6 months before the semester in which you want to do the internship. AMSI highly encourages each student to plan to complete an internship over a semester period in order to achieve the full work experience. It isn’t just about the number of hours you work; it should be a meaningful experience that exposes you to the industry in which you would like to enter for your career.
Shannon Roe at [email protected] with questions and for help with this process.
Fall 2023 Semester
• July 24 – Student complete and submit Application for Academic Credit at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the semester
• August 21 – Fall Semester Starts
• September 1 – Deadline to submit Application for Academic Credit in Career Link
• December 1 – Student Evaluation due in Career Link
Spring 2024 Semester
• December 15 – Student complete and submit Application for Academic Credit at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the semester
• January 16 – Spring Semester Starts
• January 26 – Application for Academic Credit deadline for Spring Semester
• May 6 – Student Evaluation due in Career Link
Summer 2024 Semester
• May 13 – Student complete and submit Application for Academic Credit at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the semester
• June 10 – Summer Semester Starts
• June 14 – Application for Academic Credit deadline for Summer Semester
• August 2 – Student Evaluation due in Career Link
AMS 3980 Industry Internship is an OPTIONAL course that can be selected and completed to satisfy upper-division Advisor Approved Elective requirements. A student can choose up to (12) credit hours of this course throughout their academic career. To choose AMS 3980, please contact the department advisor to discuss the internship and next steps.
AMS 4950 Professional Internship Senior Experience is MANDATORY for all AMS students in order to satisfy graduation requirements. Students with Junior or Senior status may select this course. Please contact the department if you have any challenges in securing an internship.
AMS majors must complete a minimum of 3 credit hours of AMS 4950 Professional Internship.
1 credit hour = 45 work hours
2 credit hours = 90 work hours
3 credit hours = 135 work hours
You should start looking for an internship 6-9 months prior to when you want to start the internship.
Large companies such as Lockheed Martin Space and United Launch Alliance have very formal internship programs. Internships are posted in Career Link in September for summer internships.
Other companies post internships the semester before the internship will start. Ball Aerospace posts internships at the start of the spring semester for summer internships.
Start researching companies you may want to work for. Go to the company websites and see what the company does. Look at the job openings to see the types of positions available and skills and education needed for those positions. See if the company has an internship program and what the process/timeline is. Make a list of companies you would like to intern at. You can find a list of over 200 manufacturing companies with links to their career page at Industry Internships & Jobs
Apply for internships either on Career Link or at the company website. Apply for all internships that interest you.
For help with resumes and interview preparation, contact C2 Hub at (303) 615-1333 or [email protected]
Complete (3) credit hours of AMS 4950 Professional Internship Senior Experience.
The MSU Denver Classroom to Career Hub (C2 Hub) provides resources to help you find internships and jobs. To get started, login to Career Link from your Student Hub. Search and apply for internships and jobs. Once you are hired by a company for an internship or job, you will then apply for Academic Credit.
You may also look for jobs and internship opportunities on the websites of companies you are interested in. If you find an opportunity that interests you, follow the company’s instructions to apply for the position. You can find a list of over 200 manufacturing companies with links to their career page at Industry Internships & Jobs
If you are selected by the company for an internship or offered a job, you will then login to Career Link and complete the Application for Academic Credit. You will not be able to register for AMS 4950 or AMS 3980 until you have completed the Application for Academic Credit.
For help with resumes and interview preparation, contact the C2 Hub at (303) 615-1333 or [email protected]
We are the Advanced Manufacturing Club at MSU Denver. We work on projects like 3D printing, CNC machining, drone printing and programming.
We welcome any and all students. If you are interested in creating we would love to hear from you.
Let’s manufacture our future!
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