Applied Learning Center
In fall 2011, Metropolitan State University of Denver introduced the Applied Learning Center. The center houses the unit formerly called The Internship Center, along with the Service Learning Program, and a newly developed Undergraduate Research Program.
These programs represent 3 of the 10 "high impact educational practices" documented by George Kuh and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. They each provide opportunities for student learning through experiences outside of the classroom. Creating a single center enhances the work of all three programs and highlights the commitment of MSU Denver to developing a variety of learning experiences for students.
The Internship Program has existed at MSU Denver since 1977. First called the Cooperative Education Internship Center, then The Internship Center, the program mission and activities have not changed. Students from most majors can use the program to find internships. The program also administers academic credit for many academic departments.
Internships enhance the education of MSU Denver students by placing students in work experiences related to their academic major or minor. The staff of The Internship Program works closely with students and employers to match students' skills and theoretical training with positions in businesses, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. The Internship Program also works directly with faculty to ensure that internships meet the educational needs of our students.
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Undergraduate Research Program
The Undergraduate Research Program promotes, supports, and celebrates faculty and student engagement in undergraduate research activities. These undergraduate research experiences enhance students’ preparedness and competitiveness for future employment and the pursuit of advanced degrees.
Join us MAY 3, 2013 for the 2nd Annual MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference in the North Classroom from 8:30am - 5pm.
If you would like to learn more about the conference, please see Undergraduate Research Conference for details.
Undergraduate Research Grants
The fall 2012 grant program is closed. The next application period will be in the 2013/14 academic year. See MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Grants for information.
If you have any questions about the Undergraduate Research Program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 303-556-4260.
Service Learning Program
The goal of the Service Learning Program is to provide mentoring and support to faculty considering integrating service learning into their courses. Faculty considering integrating service learning into their courses should contact Dr. Sheila Rucki at email@example.com
Are you currently engaged in Service Learning:
Faculty who are engaging in service learning activities are strongly encouraged to let us know what you are doing. In addition to tracking your projects, we can offer support, and advice on issues like Worker's Compensation and Liability Insurance. Please Report Your Service Learning Activities.
Are you looking for a community partner for a Service Learning project?
If you are looking for a community partner go to Find Communty Partners.
** Announcing the MSU Denver Service Learning Grant **
Would you like to have a service learning project for a class, but are concerned that the project will involve a cost? The Service Learning Program is pleased to announce a limited number of $500 grants designed just for you. Go to the Service Learning Grant link for the application instructions.
Center for Urban Connections
The Center for Urban Connnections administers the Compact Service Corps - an Americorps program that provides money for your education in exchange for community service. The Center for Urban Connections also has resources for students or groups seeking partnerships with community agencies and volunteer opportunities.
Go to http://www.msudenver.edu/urbanconnect/ for more information.