Unique Experiences, Career-Relevant Skills

Experiential learning is a definitive element of our educational approach. Through internships, cross-disciplinary courses, research and other hands-on learning opportunities—at DU and around the globe—we ensure students have the opportunity to receive the practical experience they need to thrive. 

Our degree directors are focused on creating educational experiences that address real-world challenges. The School is home to a number of research centers, institutes and initiatives that allow students to gain valuable research and internship experience. We also encourage our students to study abroad and learn a foreign language to widen their cultural perspective and articulate solutions with regional stakeholders. 

Our office of career and professional development is a unique resource dedicated to helping Korbel students identify employment opportunities in their area of interest or expertise. Actively mapping a student’s career early on aids in pinpointing and developing skills that their ideal employers specifically seek. Furthermore, many of our staff, faculty and visiting professors are actively engaged in the field and offer career-focused guidance to current students and alumni.

Additional Opportunities

korbel building

Research Assistantships


Student Internships


Classroom Assistantships


Plot your career


Humanitarian Simulation Exercise

Whether made by man or by nature, a disaster leaves distraught and displaced people in its wake. Addressing the needs of survivors is the work of highly skilled aid workers and mental health professionals. To ensure that the next generation of those workers is prepared for effective service in the fog of calamity, the University of Denver sponsors an annual international humanitarian crisis simulation exercise.

Featured Stories