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  • Internship Policies & Procedures

  • The PDF below lists the internship policies and procedures. To view in presentation mode, click the double arrows (>>) or download a PDF here: Internship Policies & Procedures.pdf.

    **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 internships for the AY23-24.  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. 

    For AY2023-AY2024: We are grateful to the donors and support from the Social Sciences Foundation board to help support unpaid/underfunded internships. Funding for the coming academic year (beginning summer 2023) is as follows: 

    • Unpaid remote/local $1500
    • Domestic travel support outside of the state of Colorado up to $3,500 based on student's travel budget
    • International travel support up to $5,000 based on student's travel budget

    IIC Students (a partnership program with the Department of Media, Film & Jornalism Studies):

    • Unpaid remote/local $1000
    • Domestic travel support outside the state of Colorado for unpaid/underfunded internships up to $1500
    • International travel support for unpaid/underfunded internships up to $2000

    IIC internships are managed by Dr. Erica Polson in the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies. Please contact her with any questions at

    Travel support is provided for internships that require you to be in-person. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at with any questions. Korbel graduate students are eligible for one award during your time at Korbel.  Actual award amounts depend on expenses and income as documented on the funding portion of the Internship Approval form on PCO.

    Students can apply for funding on the Internship Approval Form when registering the internship on PCO. Travel related 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


    Students in select/limited circumstances may apply for a waiver to the internship requirement. For more information, view the online form

    Updated: 2/12/2021

This portfolio last updated: 03-Jan-2024 1:43 PM