Summer in January

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Make the most of your summer!

January 26, 2021
2:00-4:00pm MT, connect with programs "fair style"

Summer is just around the corner.
Come learn about the variety of programs available to enhance your summer experience!

This is a great opportunity to learn how to fit the building blocks of your education and experiences together into a firm foundation - one that can move you closer to jobs and careers after your time at CC!

Register for Summer in January in Handshake to ensure you receive any updates on the day of the event.
Zoom links are posted with the descriptions below for the Jan. 26 event.

Questions? Contact Jim Burke, Director of Summer Session, (719) 389-6656
Having trouble during the event? Find Jim Burke or Andrea Culp for assistance


Participating Programs

Collaborative for Community Engagement

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Highlighting two opportunities for the Summer:
Davis Projects for Peace: An initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools to design grassroots summer projects - anywhere in the world - which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. We encourage applicants to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace. The process is underway for Summer 2021 but we encourage students to begin thinking about proposals for Summer 2022. More info on the proposal process can be found here.

Peak Inquiry Project: In 2019 the CCE launched the Peak Inquiry Project a program through which community organizations and city departments can submit knowledge- and research-based project ideas to share with CC students, faculty, volunteer teams, and courses. Our goal is to connect campus change-makers to community INQUIRIES - real-world questions, challenges, and problems - of the Pikes PEAK region.

The Collaborative for Community Engagement currently has an active list of projects up on our webpage and are continuously accepting new projects from community. I look forward to meeting with you at Summer in January to share more!

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Mellon Museum Summer Internship Program
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The FAC Museum provides internship opportunities for CC students to gain real-world museum experience. FAC Museum Summer Interns will focus work in the collections department in order to build expertise and develop skills. Interns will support in-person and remote projects aligned with the FAC Museum’s mission: to provide excellent arts programs for the community, as well as teaching and learning opportunities for CC students. There will be multiple internship opportunities and all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Learn more about the Summer Internship Program from the education and collections staff during Summer in January!

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company
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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company’s robust and comprehensive theatre school offers an internship program which provides a rich and challenging experience to a Colorado College student who is interested in theatre, education and management. Intern responsibilities may include camp instruction, administrative assistance, and production staff to the numerous productions throughout the summer.  This internship will be tailored to suit the skills and experiences of the selected candidate. Position details are available in Handshake, but come join use to discuss the position and your questions. We look forward to meeting you!

The Edge Internship Program

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The Edge Internship Program gives rising juniors and rising seniors the opportunity to complete a paid summer internship in the corporate sector while maximizing personal and professional growth through pre-internship training, goal setting, professional development, mentoring and self-reflection. Edge Interns walk away with the ability to tell powerful stories that demonstrate the acquisition and application of critical skills for the world of work.

Intern roles that are curated by the Edge Program range from Social Media, Government Relations, Finance, Marketing, Sales to UX Design, Business Operations, Data Analytics, Research and Software Engineering.

Please visit the Edge 2021 Overview to learn more or apply.

Outdoor Education and New Student Orientation

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Outdoor Education is looking to hire 4 full time NSO Summer Interns to assist in planning and implementation of Fall NSO trips, help lead Summer Session day trips, work at the gearhouse and indoor climbing wall. Outdoor Education also offers a wide variety of fun activities throughout the summer for students to engage with! Swing by our live session to learn more about our summer employment opportunities and other summer fun activities that we will be offering!

Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP)

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The PIFP partners with nonprofit organizations and social enterprises in the Colorado Springs and Denver areas to provide summer ($4,500 in pay) and year-long ($31,500 in pay) fellowships for our students. We are looking for energetic candidates who are dedicated to systemic social change. In these fellowships, you will gain meaningful skills in the workplace, develop a better understanding of the nonprofit sector, work with a mentor who is a CC alum, and make an impact in our community.

The year-long opportunities are only available to graduating seniors. Please see the PIFP website for more information on our opportunities.

The Quad Innovation Alliance

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The Quad Innovation Alliance is a joint initiative between Colorado College, Pikes Peak Community College, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and supported by the US Air Force Academy (insofar as authorized by federal law*). Students participate in problem-based consulting projects for our community or local organizations. Each project team is comprised of 4-7 interdisciplinary students representing at least 3 of the Quad's partner institutions. Students are given meaningful direction and assistance by professional management staff, and faculty advise with relevant subject matter expertise.

The program offers students opportunities to develop professional experience, technical skills, and leadership abilities in a diverse, professional team environment. Research conducted through the Quad has catalyzed community impact ranging from affordable housing development to business growth. Over half of the companies and organizations who have hired the Quad have committed to additional work, indicating the value these organizations receive from their teams.

The Quad's summer program will likely run between mid-June to mid-July and will be paid (stipend is $1,000). Stay tuned into our website this spring for our summer application.

The Quad is not an organization of the Federal Government and USAFA provides no underwriting or implied endorsement of the activities.

Student Opportunities and Advising Hub & Pre-Health Professions

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Interested in taking summer courses? Questions about how to use your Wildcard? Curious about which courses count for your major, minor, pre-health plan, or general education requirements? Join the Student Opportunities and Advising Hub team to learn more about all the course options available this summer, how to register, how to apply your Wildcard, and how you can plan to make the most of all your summers at CC.

Summer Internship Funding

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The Summer Internship Funding Awards Program is designed with the intention to increase the ability of all Colorado College students to participate in internship opportunities, many of which remain unpaid or underpaid. The application for summer 2021 will open on February 15, 2021. 

Eligible internships must be a minimum of 8 weeks and 240 hours. The internship must be away from the CC campus, and all travel for internships outside of the U.S. must be approved. Applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to be eligible. Third-party programs are not eligible for funding. While the internship does not need to be confirmed or accepted at the time of application, verification of the confirmed internship will be required before the award is officially secured.

"Stop by" to discuss eligibility requirements and the internships you are considering.

Summer Research & Fellowships

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Each year at CC, over 100 students take part in collaborative research with faculty. Students receive a stipend to allow all selected students to take part in this meaningful high impact practice. Students typically research for a ten week period, but sometimes do for shorter time frames. Faculty identify the students who research with them early in the Spring semester. Come learn how to make yourself a competitive candidate for summer research. Student Opportunities also supports students in pursuing competitive fellowships and institutional grants- drop in to this session to get basic information and make a connection to consider these opportunities as well.

Summer Session

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Summer Session 2021 will have over sixty courses offered on-campus and remotely. With such a large and diverse array of courses, Summer 2021 will provide students many opportunities to catch up or get ahead in their degree. Join the Summer in January Virtual Fair to learn more about summer courses, billing, financial aid, and more!



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