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Student Internships

Internships are temporary positions with an employer that are designed to provide on-the-job training in your field of study. You can earn academic credit by completing an internship and in many cases you are also paid for the work you do.

Internship opportunities at CMU are varied and companies that offer internship positions range from programs on campus and local employers to nationally recognized organizations and government agencies. Experience has shown that internships are not only valuable educational experiences, they also provide a solid base for future employment. Participating in an internship is an opportunity to apply classroom learning to real-world situations, and some majors require students to complete an internship.

Internship Coordinators

To enroll in an internship, contact the internship coordinator for your discipline:

Addiction Studies

Bob Lang | 970.248.1765


Suzie Garner | 970.248.1444

Athletic Training

Jeremy Hawkins | 970.248.1374


Robert Mayers | 970.248.1728

Deb Parman  |  970.248.1170

Biological Sciences

Denise McKenney  |  970.248.1015

Computer Science

Lori Payne  |  970.248.1014

Criminal Justice

Katie Dreiling |  970.248.1645

Michael Delaney  |  970.248.1301

John Reece  |  970.248.1541


Jennifer Hancock  |  970.248.1832

Environmental Sciences

Russ Walker  |  970.248.1162

Exercise Science

Jill Cordova  |  970.248.1715

Kristin Heumann  |  970.248.1763

Carmine Grieco  |  970.248.1635

Forensic Anthropology

Melissa Connor  |  970.248.1219


Verner Johnson  |  970.248.1672

Health Sciences

Kelly Coffin  |  970.248.1774


Jill Cordova  |  970.248.1715

Kristin Heumann  |  970.248.1763

Carmine Grieco  |  970.248.1635

Mass Communication

Dan Flenniken  |  970.248.1184

Political Science

Justin Gollob  |  970.248.1279

Psychology (Counseling)

Jake Jones  |  970.248.1254

Social Work

Michelle Sunkel  |  970.248.1723


Tyler Anderson  |  970.248.1067

Sport Management

Richard Bell  |  970.248.1365

Examples of Previous Internships Held by CMU Students

The list below is a sample of agencies where CMU students have obtained internships. To enroll in an internship, contact the internship coordinator for your major (see contact information above).

Acton Publishing, LLC, Grand Junction, CO

Bureau of Land Management, Grand Junction, CO

Colorado Division of Wildlife, Grand Junction, CO

Colorado Rockies, Grand Junction, CO

Community Hospital, Grand Junction, CO

Denver Visitor and Convention Center, Denver, CO

Denver Zoo, Denver, CO

Department of Human Services, Grand Junction, CO

Division of Youth Services, Grand Junction, CO

Empire Theatre Company, Grand Junction, CO

Family Health West, Grand Junction, CO

Grand Junction Free Press, Grand Junction, CO

Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, Grand Junction, CO

Home Loan State Bank, Grand Junction, CO

Japanese Film Productions, New York, NY

JUCO World Series, Grand Junction, CO

KAFM-FM, Grand Junction, CO

Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City, MO

KCNC-TV, Denver, CO

Mesa County Health Department, Grand Junction, CO

MGM, Las Vegas, NV

MTV, New York, NY

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR

Parks and Recreation Department, Grand Junction, CO

Phoenix Firebirds Triple A Minor League Team, Phoenix, AZ

Riley and Associates Advertising, La Crescenta, CA

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, Colorado Springs, CO

Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Grand Junction, CO

Special Olympics, Grand Junction, CO

St. Mary's Hospital, Grand Junction, CO

Sublime Designs Media, San Francisco, CA

Two Rivers Convention Center, Grand Junction, CO

U.S. Forest Service, Grand Junction, CO

USA Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, CO

USA, Washington, DC

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, Grand Junction, CO

Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO

Western Orthopedics, Grand Junction, CO

Visitor and Convention Bureau, Grand Junction, CO

Zeto Creative, Denver, CO