The Experiential Learning Center (ELC) is eager to support departments with the Faculty Sponsor role and/or incorporating forms of experiential learning into their curriculum. A Faculty Sponsor is a CU Denver faculty who serves as the academic evaluator of and point of contact for a student’s internship. By working with the Experiential Learning Center, you can reduce the time and effort required to manage student internships while still maintaining high-quality programs based on national best practices.
The For-Credit/Academic Internship option requires students to enroll in an internship course concurrently with completing their internship. Internship Advisors coordinate course registrations after the students’ learning agreements are approved. The department designs the course to integrate classroom study with the internship experience, overall strengthening students’ professional growth.