The alumni of Denver Colorado appreciate your interest in the CLIMB (Bulldogs in the Rockies) summer internship program. We believe students, employers, alumni, mentors and community members will benefit from the unique opportunities in CLIMB.
We have prepared this package of information for your convenience to evaluate and guide your participation in CLIMB (Bulldogs in the Rockies). The package contains:
For those of you who are new to the Bulldogs program, here is a brief history and description of some of the most significant program features for the model program in Louisville, KY:
In order to introduce the students to the assets and leadership of the Denver community, the internship program includes numerous civic and social events. In the other cities, these have included such programs as a “City View” day which provides an opportunity to meet various political and civic leaders in the community and to tour several area attractions. The students will also attend presentations by various Yale alumni and local community leaders as well as visit places of interest around the Denver area.
The students are housed together in a dorm setting for the summer. The housing will be provided by the CLIMB program and is free of charge to the students.
Each student is paired with a mentor for the summer. The mentor serves as another interested adult in the life of the intern, and in many cases the mentor families become like second families to the students while they are in Denver. Some of these mentors are Yale alumni; others are members of the community with an interest in the program.
Students apply for internships electronically. The website is active on the first day the students return to Yale from the winter holidays. The students apply directly to the employers and the employers are responsible for selecting their own intern(s). The CLIMB program does not play a direct role in the selection of interns. Once the employer has selected an intern and issued a Commitment Letter through the website, the internship position must be ratified by the program. The position is not finalized until the program has granted the position. Executed Commitment Letters are to be submitted no later than March 15 for final selection by March 31. Employers are therefore encouraged and urged to make selections in a timely manner to increase their chances of being granted a summer intern.
We look forward to working with you to make the CLIMB summer internship program a success. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call.