Every student who participates in Denver Urban Semester will complete an internship at least four days each week for the entirety of the semester. Education majors completing their student teaching will be at their student teaching placements for five days each week. Below is a list of potential site placements for the internship. The placement options vary in organization size, and some organizations are faith-based while others are not.
Please note, not every organization listed below always has internship space available; availability can vary from semester to semester. Furthermore, the list below is not an exhaustive list. If you are accepted into the program, DUS staff will work with you to determine the best internship fit for you.
Social Support Services
BRENT'S PLACE a nonprofit that serves as a long-term home away from home for children and families with cancer or other life-threatening illnesses while they receive treatment at local hospitals DENVER RESCUE MISSION a faith-based nonprofit serving people experiencing houselessness DRY BONES DENVER (also see Purple Door Coffee under employment) a faith-based nonprofit that provides supportive community among youth and young adults experiencing houselessness HOPE HOUSE a nonprofit that provides services and support for teenage mothers OPEN DOOR MINISTRIES a faith-based nonprofit that provides support to people experiencing houselessness and/or poverty through four focus areas: leadership development, outreach, housing, and children and youth
DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS elementary, middle, and high schools AURORA PUBLIC SCHOOLS elementary, middle, and high schools ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL a small, multicultural, faith-based K-8 private school
Immigration and Refugee Resettlement
AFRICAN COMMUNITY CENTER a nonprofit that provides refugee support services DENVER RESCUE MISSION a faith-based nonprofit serving people experiencing houselessness as well as refugee families LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES a faith-based nonprofit that provides adoption, foster care, older adult and caregiver, prevention, and refugee services
Career Development and Employment
COMMUNITYWORKS a faith-based nonprofit that empowers the unemployed and those with barriers to employment to become self-supporting through job preparation and placement CROSSPURPOSE a nonprofit that provides career and community development for the purpose of abolishing relational, economic, and spiritual poverty MILE HIGH WORKSHOP an employment and job training non-profit program for those facing barriers to work PURPLE DOOR COFFEE (also see Dry Bones Denver above) a job training program for youth and young adults experiencing houselessness and coffee roasting business - a social enterprise of Dry Bones Denver