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?
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:
- 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
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
Gabriel Del Castillo
Gabriel Del Castillo is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in computer science. He is originally from Venezuela and moved to the U.S. in search of a better future in July 2015. His goal is to contribute to the development of more efficient and sustainable ways of utilizing artificial intelligence for everyday life.
Selena Elekovic is pursuing a bachelor in science degree in environmental engineering. She is originally from Serbia and moved to the United States to pursue a better education. She is passionate about the environment and hopes to start a non-profit organization that will help bring clean water to the millions of people that do not have access to it.
Anissa Shull is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry. She is the founder and president of the CSM Student Chapter of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Anissa is interested in multiple potential career fields such as immunology, genetics, brewing, and toxicology.
The VIP Leadership Team
OUR COMMITMENT TO INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY
Colorado School of Mines is committed to embracing the inclusion and diversity of our campus community, thereby creating equal opportunity for everyone. We feel that acknowledging, respecting, and promoting each student and graduate, with their distinctive combination of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or military service, and socioeconomic background creates an inspiring and inclusive place for every Oredigger.