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Virtual Diversity & Inclusion Career Fair

Looking for a Job, Internship, or Co-op? Save Valuable Time and Meet Recruiters Online.

Diverse Jobseekers are invited to join this virtual event to meet top-notch employers recruiting sought-after talent.

Virtual Career Fair Date: October 29, 2020

Register at

Opportunities - HACU National Internship Program

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities is seeking applicants for the 2021 sessions of the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP). HACU is committed to providing students with an opportunity to develop personally and professionally. HACU has worked with agencies to offer virtual internships over the previous spring and summer internships, and also offers a paid internship program as an option. 

HACU's paid internship program matches a student’s career interests, educational background, and previous work or volunteer experience with the needs and demands of our federal and corporate partners. Students receive paid round-trip airfare, housing arrangement assistance, emergency medical insurance, biweekly stipend, and attend an intern orientation. Throughout the internship, students also have the opportunity to participate in professional development, networking, and cultural activities.

Students can apply online at

The deadline for the Spring 2021 session is Friday, October 30, 2020. There is no cost to apply.

Searching for Jobs and Internships

There are multiple approaches to learning about job and internship opportunities.  We suggest that you incorporate multiple strategies to find the job or internship that most appeals to you and supports your career goals.

When developing a job or internship search strategy, consider including: career fairs, industry open houses, informational sessions, company websites, networking events, professional associations and organizations, staffing agencies, social media and MSU Denver faculty and staff.  For more tips and tools on search strategies, visit our Resources page.

The Classroom to Career Hub also provides students and alumni with an online system called Career Link. Browse hundreds of opportunities from reputable employers.  Apply filters and create custom search agents so that you will be notified when a new opportunity that meets your needs is posted.  You can also post your resume, research employers, find events to connect with recruiters and apply for on-campus interviews.

See our Job Search Resources SharePoint site for answers to quick questions, updates on the Job Search Meet up and more.

What is an Internship?

An internship is a work-based learning experience related to your career goals, and can be an important and impactful part of your career journey. 


  • Can be done for elective or required credit (depending upon your major).
  • Can be paid or unpaid.
  • Can be paid and possibly eligible for credit.
  • Can be done full-time or part-time.
  • Can be done at public, private, non-profit or government organizations.
  • Are great for clarifying your career goals, enhancing classroom learning with on-the-job experience, building your resume and creating your professional network.

Unpaid Internships

Unpaid internships are done for academic credit and can provide robust experiences and resume-building skills, and sometimes, lead to paid employment upon graduation!  Some students are required to do an internship, others can use it for elective credit.

Some unpaid internship sites may qualify to use work-study funds to help to pay you.  If you qualify for work-study and have an internship with a non-political, non-profit organization, you and your employer should review the following: Work-Study Information for Employers 

Applying for Academic Credit

There are requirements for getting credit for your internship. These requirements will vary depending upon your major, but most departments require that you are at least a sophomore, have been at MSU Denver for one full semester, and have a 2.5 MSU Denver GPA. Check with your department or review your departmental credit policy sheet available in Career Link > Resources > Document Library. 

To start your application for credit, click HERE for step-by-step instructions.

ATTENTION: Updates due to COVID-19

The University recommends the following guidelines regarding internships for credit:

  • If an internship is remote, the student can move forward with receiving credit as usual through the application for credit process in Career Link.
  • If an internship is on-site, the student will move through the application for credit process and will be approved on a case-by-case basis. If the internship is to be on-site, it is the expectation that the organization/company is observing COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when necessary, along with any federal, state or local restrictions.

If you have specific questions, please contact your academic department.


Also, due to budget restraints, the Earn & Learn Program is currently suspended.

Looking for a Job on Campus?

Follow these three simple steps to find current work-study and hourly student positions:

  1. Go to, the official MSU Denver Career Site.
  2. Select the ‘Student Employment’ button.
  3. Click on the job number of the posting to view the position details, qualifications and application process.

Some positions will require that you have been awarded work-study as part of your financial aid package.  To learn more about obtaining work-study, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at 303-556-8593 or

You may have many more questions about student employment, and the Student Employment Program at MSU Denver can assist you with getting started.  Visit the Student Employment Portal for more detailed information on types of positions, student resources and employment forms.

MSU Denver Career Link

Career Link is more than just a job board…it’s a career management system designed to help you connect with employers interested in hiring MSU Denver graduates.  Get started by signing in and setting up your preferences so that you get the latest on events and postings right to your email account.  Here are some other tips to help you leverage Career Link in your job search:

  • Upload a polished resume. 
  • Set up a ‘Job Alert’.
  • Research organizations by industry or open positions.
  • Download the Career Link (Symplicity) App for quick access.

How Do I Access Career Link?

The left button below goes directly to the Career Link page where you can login using your MSU Denver NetID and password. Current students can also access Career Link through the MSU Denver Student Hub.

For further Career Link instruction the right botton opens a new page with information on how to set up your profile, add documents, signing up for events and more.


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