Opportunities for Current Students

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  • Leadership Conference

    The McConkie Leadership Conference is a community staple that provides professional development for the Pikes Peak Region at large. The conference takes place annually.

    Students are invited to attend the one-day conference along with community leaders from the public, nonprofit, and private sectors, including local government employees and elected officials; police, fire, and other first responders; as well as a variety of professionals.

  • Potential Internships

    Graduate and Intern Opportunities

  • Study Abroad

    UCCS students have the opportunity of signing up for a faculty-led experience abroad.

  • Professional Development

    The School of Public Affairs is invested in your professional development.  This includes skill developments, networking opportunities, special events, and more.

  • Criminal Justice Engagement Series

    The BACJ program includes campus and community engagement as part of the program's student learning mission.  Our commitment to student development and success is demonstrated in the classroom and in authentic experiential learning contexts. 

  • Student Groups and Organizations

    Become involved on campus and with SPA by joining our student groups

  • Colorado Capital Conference

    Colorado residents have the opportunity to attend the annual Colorado Capital Conference. This is an unique, bipartisan conference at our nation's capital.  Selection happens through a competitive selection process.

    School of Public Affairs Graduate Scholarship

    SPA graduate students have the opportunity to apply for a stipend, made available by donors in collaboration with the School of Public Affairs.  This stipend pays for a guaranteed conference registration, hotel costs, airfare and other travel expenses.  

    The deadline for the 2020 Scholarship was Wednesday, February 26, 2020

    2020 Colorado Capital Conference

    The University of Colorado will co-host the 2020 Colorado Capital Conference with U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), Colorado Mesa University (CMU), and Colorado State University (CSU). University of Colorado System President Mark Kennedy will be CU’s host at the conference, June 10-12, in Washington, D.C.

    If you have questions, please contact Natalie Ellis in the CU Office of Government Relations, natalie.ellis@cu.edu or 303-831-9106.

  • Become involved on campus and SPA by engaging in mentorship opportunities;