Practicum Experience

In the growing field of student affairs, there are more and more functional areas arising. Practicum opportunities afford the opportunity to students to hone their skills in a variety of areas in addition to their assistantship.

Students in the Student Affairs in Higher Education program are required to complete 2 credits of practicum experience during their time in the program. An additional practicum experience may be used to fulfill the cognate and electives requirement. Students can register for 2 credits of practicum in any semester except for their first semester in the program. Practicums should be 60 hours and must be unpaid.

Have a practicum opportunity in your office that you’d like to share? Submit this Practicum Opportunity Details form to share information with the Practicum Coordinator. 



Practica can happen nearly anywhere! There are opportunities on-campus, off-campus, virtually, and internationally! Here are some places and practicum opportunities held by students before:

  • Teach an Undergraduate or Graduate Group Study Course in the School of Education
  • Scholarship Support Coordinator
  • Undeclared Advising
  • Alternative Spring Break Site Leader or Mentor
  • Special Projects Related to Student-Athlete Success
  • International Service Learning Trip Advisor
  • Special Projects Related to RamRide
  • Support Initiatives for Assistantship Selection
  • Special Projects Related to the Access Center
  • Community Liaison Between CSU and Fort Collins Internship
  • Special Projects with Universities Abroad
  • Special Projects for the Office of Admissions
  • TILT Academic Internship
  • Mentor/Coordinator for Events for the Fostering Success Program
  • Special Projects related to Retention Efforts and Programming in the Student Diversity Programs and Services Offices
  • Leadership Coach for REAL
  • Semester at SEA Internship
  • Special Projects for the Office of Financial Aid
  • Summer Session Assistant Resident Director
  • Summer Orientation Assistant Resident Director
  • Global Perspectives Field Experience TA
  • Project Catalyst with TILT
  • NODA Internship
  • Special Projects for the CSU Health Network
  • Health Promotions Internship with the CSU Health Network
  • TA for Online SAHE Course
  • Special Projects for Front Range Community College, specifically supporting diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Special Projects or Internships for Advocacy Offices at Another University
  • Office of International Programs
  • Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • Office of General Counsel
  • American University of Kuwait
  • BACCHUS Network
  • Franklin College, Switzerland
  • INTO China
  • Johnson and Wales, Rhode Island
  • Nipissing University, Canada
  • …and many more!

For more information, contact Shirl Portillos, Student Affairs in Higher Education Practicum Coordinator at