Internships are a great way for you to identify your next full time employees. Students have an opportunity to work and contribute in a professional environment, while employers can often complete projects that have been on the back burner, provide supervision opportunities for mid-level staff members, or fill a current talent need.
We strongly encourage employers to provide paid internship opportunities. Often paid opportunities will receive a more competitive applicant pool and interns can add value to your organization. If your organization is offering an unpaid opportunity, the opportunity must comply with the criteria put forth by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
The internship wage range for Colorado College students is $10- $20 per hour.
Internship opportunities are posted in our Handshake system. If you do not already have a Handshake account, please set up an Employer account. View our guide to getting started in Handshake, which will help walk you through the steps to post your opportunity.
Handshake allows you to review résumés from qualified students and contact candidates directly to arrange interviews. We are happy to provide space on campus or arrange for virtual interviews. If you do not already have a Handshake account, please set up an Employer account. View our guide to getting started in Handshake, which will help walk you through the steps to post your opportunity.
Colorado College uses Handshake as our online recruiting and scheduling platform. Handshake will enable you to manage the application process for your opportunities. This includes features that allow you to manage qualification, deadline dates, and manner of receiving applications. Please note that we will have to approve all opportunities posted.
Tips for an Effective Posting
- Title Use a descriptive title such Marketing Intern, Financial Analyst, Human Resources Intern
- Job Functions Be sure to select the job function from the drop down menu that best fits the job for which you are recruiting; students often search using this criteria
- Job Description An accurate, complete, and interesting description will attract the right candidate pool. Be sure to mention unique characteristics of your organization or the position that sets it apart from your peers.
- Qualifications Share the competencies required for the opportunity.
Colorado College must maintain an equitable recruiting process for Colorado College students in order to stay in line with federal regulations as well as professional organization principles of practice. As such, all recruiting activity must be posted in the SUCCESS system and available for all eligible students.