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Honors Colloquium Internships

The Honors College announces that it is making teaching internships available to interested students who seek teaching and pedagogical experience alongside a Colloquium instructor.

Eligibility: students who will be at least a JUNIOR during the semester they will be an intern and who are in good academic standing in the Honors College. 

  • Internships are for one semester. A student may do up to 2 internships, but only one per semester.

  • Students enroll in 1-3 hours of HP 4976 (Independent Study) 

Step 1: Formally Indicate Interest

Students request to do a Teaching Internship by MAY 15, 2020 for Fall 2020 semester. (In future semesters, deadline will be last day of semester prior to semester of internship).

Please submit the following information to Colloquium Coordinator at

  • NAME:

  • CONTACT INFO: (Phone/email)

  • YEAR:

  • GPA:

  • Instructor with whom student would like to work (IF KNOWN):

    • Have you been in contact with this instructor: Y/N


Step 2: Work with Instructor on Internship Plan

  • If student designates a specific instructor, they then go right to the instructor and start making their plan, but if student doesn’t have a particular instructor in mind to work with, Coordinator tries to help find a match. 

  • Students and faculty work together to determine the student’s academic and professional needs and goals and how this educational experience will mutually benefit the intern and instructor/students.

  • Instructor and student create plan with the agreed upon expectations, activities, projects, duties, etc. including how many academic credit hours (1-3) the student will earn.

  • Instructor will provide regular oral or written feedback to the student throughout the semester and a brief written evaluation at the end of the semester. 

Ideas for possible activities in a Teaching Internship:

  • Attend agreed upon # of classes and review/read course materials

  • Lead designated classes, workshops, discussions, activities related to the Colloquium

  • Conference with students individually

  • Design a class session related to a text

  • Develop an assignment or lesson plan

  • Help with digital learning; create digital projects, workshops

  • Help with student research

  • Interns will not assign grades or be the sole commentator on a student paper which receives a grade.



Step 3: Submit Plan in Writing to Dean

(cc. to Coordinator). Since this involves faculty work load, responsibility, supervision etc.) no later than JUNE 1, 2020 for Fall 2020 semester internship.


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The Honors College

Guthrie House

1200 Ivinson St.

Laramie, WY 82070

Phone: 307-766-4110

Fax: 307-766-4298


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