Internship Policies & Procedures
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**IMPORTANT**: Internships must be registered and approved by OCPD before hours can be applied to the 150-hour minimum required.
Funding support: The Office of Career and Professional Development at Korbel is fortunate to have funds to support unpaid/underfunded in-person internships outside of the Denver-metro area for the AY2122. Starting this summer, we are planning to support in-person internships requiring travel more than 50 miles outside of the Denver metro area. Our goal is to support travel internships as much as possible, but we reserve the right to reexamine the allocation of funds due to unforeseen events. We will review travel restrictions each quarter and decide on funding levels for the following term throughout the 2021-2022 academic year.
For Summer & Fall 2021 terms: Travel has opened enough to allow us to support travel awards up to $2,500 for US-based internships outside of the state of Colorado and up to $3,000 for international internships when travel is required and approved. Please contact our office if you are traveling more than 50 miles from the University of Denver but staying in Colorado for your internship experience. Actual award amounts depend on expenses and income as documented on the funding portion of the Internship Approval form on PCO.
As of June 15, we recognize the majority of internships are continuing to be remote. To support students through a continued transition out of COVID, we will be supporting unpaid, remote or local internships with a $500 award. This will be reviewed and potentially updated at the end of the Fall 2021 term.
Students can apply for funding on the Intenship Approval Form when registering the internship on PCO. Awards can only be used for travel, housing, and daily expenses related to a registered internship, and cannot be used to pay tuition, 3rd party program fees, or other fees related to coursework through the University of Denver.
Funding from the Office of Career and Professional Development is designed to help students with costs related to unpaid or underfunded internships. The Financial Aid Office is required to review these awards and ensure that this funding is properly accounted for and considered when determining the total amount of financial aid that each student receives. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss any potential impacts to your financial aid eligibility or awards. These awards may also have tax implications depending on your individual situation. Please consult the IRS or your tax professional for additional information. For additional questions, please contact OCPD at firstname.lastname@example.org.