My internship experience at the Colorado Innocence Center benefitted me in many ways. As a clinical intern, my job was to investigate cases that have been sent to the Center that claim an individual has been wrongfully convicted. This is the type of work that I hope to do in my future as a criminal lawyer, so I was beyond excited to get that real-life experience. Reading about a case in a textbook is very different than actually reading a letter from an inmate’s perspective as to what events occurred and collaborating with attorneys and determining whether the Center is able to take on a case. I now understand the importance of internships and couldn’t thank the School of Public Affairs enough for making this a required aspect of the BA in Criminal Justice!
Kimberly LunaBACJ ‘19, Internship Client: Colorado Innocence Center
My internship with Heart & Hand led to a full-time Development Coordinator offer from the organization. The work that I completed during my internship allowed me to demonstrate the knowledge I have gained in the master’s program and grow my skills in nonprofit development, data analysis and administration. In addition to increasing my professional skills, I was able to develop meaningful relationships with staff and learn from their experience.”
Kate BishopMPA '19, Internship Client: Hand & Heart