A Northwestern student completes an internship with Hope House in Denver.

Denver Urban Semester

Service-learning and community development are the focus of the Denver Urban Semester, which provides experience with careers in nonprofits. Students spend 24 to 28 hours per week at an internship, take 2 to 3 classes, and live in community. Serving as the on-site hosts are staff of Mile High Ministries, a Christian organization that seeks to mobilize neighborhoods, equip leaders and empower the poor.

Application deadline for spring 2019 program:
NWC students: Feb. 10, 2018
Non-NWC students: Oct. 1, 2018

Participants live, work and study in Denver, nestled at the base of the Colorado Rockies and known as the Mile High City because of its elevation above sea level. More than 2.8 million people reside in the Denver metro area, which is host to 7 professional sports teams, museums, concerts, amusement parks and a zoo.

  • Race and Ethnicity in American Society
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Global Urbanization
  • Incarnational Spirituality
  • Street Psalms

The Denver Urban Semester’s site director is Greg Fuchs of Mile High Ministries. Founded in 1988 by 10 churches, Mile High Ministries has partnerships with more than 30 ministry and nonprofit organizations in Denver that are focused on meeting the needs of the poor and marginalized.