The Applied Learning Center is the home of the Internship Program (formerly The Internship Center), the Service Learning Program, The Center for Urban Connections and the Undergraduate Research Program.
These programs represent "high impact educational practices" documented by George Kuh and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. They each provide opportunities for student learning through experiences outside of the classroom. Creating a single center enhances the work of all three programs and highlights the commitment of MSU Denver to developing a variety of learning experiences for students.
The Internship Program has existed at MSU Denver since 1977. First called the Cooperative Education Internship Center, then The Internship Center, the program mission and activities have not changed. Students from most majors can use the program to find internships. The program also administers academic credit for many academic departments.
Internships enhance the education of MSU Denver students by placing students in work experiences related to their academic major or minor. The staff of The Internship Program works closely with students and employers to match students' skills and theoretical training with positions in businesses, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. The Internship Program also works directly with faculty to ensure that internships meet the educational needs of our students.
The goal of the Service Learning Program is to provide mentoring and support to faculty considering integrating service learning into their courses. Faculty considering integrating service learning into their courses should contact Dr. Sheila Rucki at email@example.com
Faculty who are engaging in service learning activities are strongly encouraged to let us know what you are doing. In addition to tracking your projects, we can offer support, and advice on issues like Worker's Compensation and Liability Insurance. Please Report Your Service Learning Activities.
If you are looking for a community partner go to Find Communty Partners.
The Service Learning Program is pleased to announce a limited number of $500 grants designed to assist MSU Denver Faculty who need funds for their service learning class projects. Go to the Service Learning Grant link for the application instructions. We have extended the application period until Feb. 1, 2014.
The Center for Urban Connnections administers the Compact Service Corps - an Americorps program that provides money for your education in exchange for community service. The Center for Urban Connections also has resources for students or groups seeking partnerships with community agencies and volunteer opportunities.
Go to http://www.msudenver.edu/urbanconnect/ for more information.
The Undergraduate Research Program promotes, supports, and celebrates faculty and student engagement in undergraduate research activities. These undergraduate research experiences enhance students’ preparedness and competitiveness for future employment and the pursuit of advanced degrees.
To learn more about the conference, please see Undergraduate Research Conference .
The next application period is open. There will be one grant application period in 2013-14. The deadline is Sept. 27, 2013 so make plans to apply now. See MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Grants for information.
If you have any questions about the Undergraduate Research Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 303-556-4260.