VIP Internship

VIP Summer Internship

VIP Summer Internship

The VIP Professional Development Summer Internship includes a combination of classroom and extra-curricular experiences to build the skillset needed to be successful after graduation. Program activities include alumni/professional mentoring programming, guest lectures, workshops, and enhanced Career Services programming.

Why an Internship?

Why an Internship?

The VIP Professional Development internship is a necessary component of this program. It is key that the student perspective is incorporated into the design of the program, to ensure effective results. The VIP Intern will assist in program development through research and benchmarking, website development, resource development, and event and program planning.  This also allows the interns to build upon their own professional skills in an internship setting.

Each summer, new interns will be brought on to improve upon the program for the upcoming year. This gives an opportunity for students to enhance the professional development program for all Mines students over time. As the world changes, so will students’ experiences. The perspective student interns bring will always be invaluable in keeping the program relevant and modern. In sum, this program will continue to grow and change throughout the years to better help students at Mines gain skills for the workplace.

Graduates of Mines are unquestionably academically advanced, and the VIP Professional Development will bolster their professional skills.

Becoming an intern will allow you to:

Becoming an intern will allow you to:

  • Research professional development competencies required for recent graduates to be successful
  • Benchmark professional development programming
  • Analyze gaps for Mines graduates to become distinctive in professional development characteristics
  • Interact with alumni and other professionals
  • Conduct peer survey and/or focus groups
  • Identify world-class experts and speakers on professional development
  • Develop web site for VIP Professional Development
  • Create modules to be used in curriculum
  • Create workshops and events for the following semesters

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

To qualify, students must be undergraduates (minimum sophomore standing by start of internship) and enrolled for the fall semester at Mines.

The application for the VIP internship for Summer 2022 is now closed.

“We recognize internships are an important component of the academic journey of students. Further, internships that focus specifically on professional development provide an unparalleled experience for the VIP interns, as well as being highly regarded by future employers. We see the internships as a critical component of a best-in-class professional development program, providing hands-on professional development training for the interns while also providing continuous improvement of the VIP Professional Development content.”

                                                                  Fran Vallejo ’87 and Scott Irvine ’87

VIP Interns

2022 Interns
Aileen Le (’24)
Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Davian Sandoval (’25)
Mechanical Engineering
Kevin Tran (’24)
Mechanical Engineering
2021 Interns
Gabriel Del Castillo (’24)
Computer Science
Selena Elekovic (’24)
Environmental Engineering
Anissa Shull (’23)
Biochemistry

Meet Our 2022 VIP Interns

Aileen Le (’24)
Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering

Davian Sandoval (’25)
Mechanical Engineering

Kevin Tran (’24)
Mechanical Engineering

The VIP Leadership Team

Colin Terry, Ph.D

Colin Terry, Ph.D

Assistant Vice President for Student Life

cterry@mines.edu
303-273-3081

Wendy Winter-Searcy

Wendy Winter-Searcy

Director, Career Center

Luis Sandoval

Luis Sandoval

Director, PASCAL Center

The VIP Leadership Team

Colin Terry, Ph.D
Assistant Vice President for Student Life
cterry@mines.edu
303-273-3081

Wendy Winter-Searcy
Director, Career Center
wwintersearcy@mines.edu
303-273-3235

Luis Sandoval

Luis Sandoval
Director, PASCAL Center
lgsandoval@mines.edu
303-384-2584