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...for faculty

  • Develop mentoring relationships with internship students and help direct them toward appropriate choices.
  • Develop professional contacts and exposure to new information and technology
  • Learn more about employment sectors in your field
  • Professional stimulation
  • Enhance your visibility in non-academic circles
  • Personal gratification
  • Students with practical work experience are generally more committed to their field and make germane contributions in the classroom
  • Internship students become more academically motivated
  • Enhance the learning opportunities for your students

...for academic departments

  • Well-trained student interns advertise the quality of MSU Denver's programs and enhance the reputation of their departments
  • Students who have had gratifying experiences through internships often recruit others to their major
  • Industries or agencies that have developed internship affiliations may turn to that institution when making equipment donations or sponsoring scholarships

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