WEST 4950 Capstone and Senior Seminar
The WEST Capstone and Senior Seminar includes an internship component. Students will be placed in community and organizational settings where they will gain practical work and networking experience. Students will keep a weekly log and journal, and apply an intersectional, critical and theoretical analysis to their sites. This experience will allow students to see intersectional theory in action, and practice their analytical skills. Various organizations in the Colorado Springs area have positions available.
If you are interested in participating in an internship, enroll in WEST 4950.
You can also pursue internships on your own by consulting published guides (e.g., Peterson's Internships; Vault Guide to Top Internships) or you can search for internships on the Web as well (e.g., www.internships.com or www.vaultreports.com). The UCCS Career Center also posts internship opportunities. If your department does not offer internship courses and you want credit, go to LAS Extended Studies and enroll in ID 3660.
Possible Places Where You Can Intern
If you are interested in conducting an internship at one of these sites, please contact the organization directly to find out more about their specific needs in order to determine if it is a good fit for you.
Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado
At Care and Share Food Bank, we believe that no one should go hungry. Every day, we provide food to our partner agencies across Southern Colorado to our neighbors in need because well-fed communities are better for us all.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is a nonprofit organization that trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of victims of child abuse, neglect, and severe domestic conflict.
Educating Children of Color
Our programs include ACT prep, Diversity University, and the annual Summit, which brings noted speakers to Colorado Springs and awards scholarships and laptop computers to high school students.
Citizens Project is a local grassroots organization dedicated to defending and promoting equality, religious freedom, and respect for diversity – the principles on which our nation was founded.
Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce
Building forums for black community in social and business activities.
Colorado Public Interest Research Group (CoPIRG)
40 years ago, college students started CoPIRG to fight for the public interest when powerful special interests threatened our health, environment, economy and our democracy.
Discovery Children's Museum
The mission of DISCOVERY Children’s Museum is to provide a vibrant and engaging experience, through exhibits and programs, where children from economically and culturally diverse backgrounds actively participate in playful learning experiences that ignite a love of lifelong learning.
El Paso County, Department of Human Services
We strive to protect our most vulnerable citizens while giving them efficient access to the services provided by local, state and federal governments. We aim to keep families together and help them to become self sufficient. We work closely with community organizations to stretch the safety net we provide even further.
Girl Scouts of Colorado
Help a girl reach her goal, buy Girl Scout Cookies! Girls are selling door-to-door now.
Each center strives to effectively develop creative solutions to improve the quality of life in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Inside Out Youth Services
For every 1 youth who is bullied because of their actual sexual orientation or gender expression – 4 straight kids are bullied because of their perceived sexual orientation or gender expression. Across America, youth violence and discrimination in the classroom and on the streets is robbing our future.
Leadership Pikes Peak
Empowering You to Make a DifferenceLeadership Pikes Peak is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1976 under the name Citizens’ Goals for the Colorado Springs Community. We’ve been one of the premier leadership development organizations here for over 30 years.
One Nation Walking Together
One Nation Walking Together is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of Native American Indians living on reservations as well as providing programs for urban Indians. Our charity is about people giving to people, NOT TO A CAUSE.
Pikes Peak Urban Gardens
Our mission is to: "cultivate, educate, and serve the community throughurban garden projects in the Pikes Peak region".
We are a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. - See more at: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are#sthash.ldaytm6n.dpuf
Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission
The Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission is a community-based organization grounded in principles of nonviolence, sustainable living and social and economic justice. We engage our community as partners in creating systemic change on local,national and global issues by educating, organizing and nurturing a world of justice and peace.
Every year Safe Passage serves more than 1000 children and non-offending caregivers in the midst of abuse investigations. A majority of the children we serve have suffered sexual abuse and our staff is specially trained to handle these most difficult cases, making Safe Passage the authoritative regional resource for child sexual assualt services. Safe Passage serves El Paso and Teller Counties as well as referrals from counties throughout Colorado.
Silver Key Senior Services
continuing to serve thousands of seniors in the greater Colorado Springs area for more than 40 years.We advocate for senior empowerment and offer a variety of services to maintain independence, safety and quality of life.
Seeks to develop mutually beneficial partnerships between students, faculty, and community organizations through enrollment in service-learning courses, internships, and community-based outreach activities.
Smart-Girl is a prevention and enrichment program designed to engage girls in activities that develop their social-emotional skills. Smart-Girl gives girls the chance to think about and discuss the challenges they encounter and to formulate and practice appropriate and productive responses. Through this process, Smart-Girl nurtures girls’ social-emotional intelligence and critical thinking skills – qualities proven to lead to success in life.
Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Families Initiative (SIRFI)
Empower people and organizations to succeed across languages and cultures.
TESSA empowers victims and stands in solidarity with the citizens of the Pikes Peak region against all intimate partner violence.
Serving youth experiencing homelessness in the Denver metropolitan area and Colorado Springs
Women's Resource Center
We empower women and girls to attain and maintain personal self-sufficiency and economic independence. For more than 40 years, Women’s Resource Agency has been supporting women of the Pikes Peak region by providing the tools necessary for them to succeed in the workplace and in their personal development.
Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Woodbine Ecology Center is a unique educational center that offers courses, workshops, and events. Only 6½ miles west of the town of Sedalia, CO, and 40 miles south of Denver, Woodbine’s 61 acres offer a mix of alpine, prairie, and riparian ecosystems. In this land-based setting, we gather to reflect, rejuvenate, learn, and take action.
9 to 5 National Association of Working Women
oday 9to5 is one of the largest, most respected national membership organizations of working women in the U.S., dedicated to putting working women’s issues on the public agenda. 9to5 is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.