Disability Internships

The following are a list of possible internships in organizations that work with the disabled. If there is a place you are interested in that is not listed, please consult Dr. Karen Jennison for approval:

Connections for Independent Living

Assists people with a wide range of disabilities.

Contact: VonAlice Simms
Phone: 970-352-8682      

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Eldergarden Adult Day Program

Enables older adults with special needs to participate in stimulating activities in a social setting, allowing them and their caregivers time apart.

Elder Garden Flyer put together by a student intern.

Contact: Marie Seaton

Phone: 970-353-5003

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Frontier House


Considered a model program in Colorado, Frontier House graphically illustrates NRBH's commitment and belief that individuals with mental illness can and will actively engage in a recovery process given the opportunity to do so. Clubhouses, like Frontier House, help individuals get back to work, regain their self worth, find safe and affordable housing, improve their education level, and experience mutually respectful relationships.


Contact: Jennifer Euler, MA
Phone: 970-347-2128

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Hearts and Horses

To promote the physical, cognitive, emotional and social well-being of people with special needs through equine assisted therapy.


Contact: Carrie Coyne, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 970-663-4200

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Meals on Wheels

Delivering hot meals to seniors and disabled people.  Must have own car, driver’s license, and evidence of insurance.


Contact: Mary Margaret Cox
Phone: 970-353-9738 

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If you have an internship opportunity you would like to post here, please contact the Sociology Department at 970-351-2315 or sociology@unco.edu.



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