As a learner in the MLIS@Denver program, you must choose to culminate your course of study with either a capstone experience or a 75-hour guided internship in or near your community.
Capstone: Learners who choose the capstone get to design and complete a project over the nine-week summer quarter to demonstrate their ability to integrate and synthesize their master’s coursework and apply their knowledge to a topic. Learners meet in class with an instructor, who monitors and guides them to ensure they complete the phases of the project in accordance with proposed timelines.
Culminating internship: Learners who choose the internship course will work in a library or information agency over a 10-week quarter, and have the opportunity to supplement and reinforce the knowledge they’ve gained in class in a practical, real-world experience. Learners in the culminating internship can pursue experiences in the fields of medicine, law and art, or in settings such as public and academic libraries. It is the learner's responsibility to select a practicum site and a field supervisor, who must be approved by Library and Information Science faculty.