Undergraduate Internships


Internships are a great way to get involved in the field and learn more about possible career paths. Students who are interested can also earn between 1 to 4 hours of upper division academic credit. 

Students often find internships with government agencies, non-profits, commercial research and consulting firms, or animal welfare organizations.  Most internships are unpaid, but credit can be given for paid internships.

Students are expected to find their own internship placement, but the internship advisor Harrison Carpenter This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. can be contacted for advice and suggestions. For EBIO credit an internship experience must relate to the department's areas of study.

The internship contract, which should be completed in consultation with Dr. Carpenter, must be wholly completed and requires signatures from the employer and departmental representatives. Over the course of an internship, a student may be asked to submit periodic brief reports. In order to receive EBIO credit, a student is required to write a brief, academically formal paper at the end of the internship experience, in order to describe the work completed and its intellectual merits.


CU in DC Internship Program

CU in D.C. is a program for students who want to put classroom learning into real world action. The program is a semester-long experience that combines a professional internship with CU coursework in Washington D.C. Internships in Washington D.C. offer students an opportunity to build bridges between knowledge gained in the academic environment of CU, and practical experience gained in the exciting, fast-paced world of the nation’s capital.

CU in D.C. is a new initiative of the CU Boulder campus. Housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, CU in D.C. is a for-credit internship program open to undergraduate students in majors across the entire campus, as well as to undergraduate students on the CU Denver and CU Colorado Springs campuses. Internships are offered in fall, spring, and summer.  Click on the CU in DC Internship Program link below for additional information about the program.

CU in DC Internship Program

You can click here for a list of interships that may be of particular interest to EBIO students considering the CU in DC Program.


Wildlands Restoration Internships

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers provides competitive internship opportunities for people who want to gain valuable, hands-on experience in the ecological restoration and non-profit fields. Interns will work alongside senior staffers to support the mission of building a community of volunteers to help restore the land. Responsibilities in these positions are wide ranging from organizing restoration projects to writing grants, to marketing. Click here for additional information about Wildlands Restoration Internships.


Additional Internship Opportunities:

Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

Sierra Club Rocky Mountain Chapter

Student Conservation Association


For a list of open internships please visit the CU EBIO ADVISING BLOG and look under "currently open internships."

Be sure to set up an account with Career Service's Career Buffs to search available internships and receive emails when new internship positions open! 


If you are a local agency and interested in developing a relationship with the EBIO department to help recruit interns, please contact Harrison Carpenter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.