Research and Internships

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences have opportunities to:

Through these experiences, students are able to integrate theory and practice, explore a career path, enrich their education, prepare for graduate studies, and/or obtain a meaningful start in their chosen professional field. Science students can choose to work in faculty research laboratories in either the College of Arts and Sciences or in the College of Medicine (with an Arts and Sciences faculty sponsor). Other students become involved in the local community through internships and service learning projects, and still others follow their interests far from the University of Vermont, both in the United States and abroad.

Read more about what Arts and Sciences Students have done.

Research Funding

One way to support undergraduate student research with funding is through the Academic Programs for Learning and Engagement (APLE) program in the College of Arts and Sciences. APLE funds research and creative projects undertaken by students in the College of Arts and Sciences on a competitive basis. Two kinds of funding are available: APLE Summer Stipends and APLE Awards. Learn more about the funding requirements, deadlines, and the application process.

Independent Study and Honors Programs

Students interested in completing Independent Study for credit should contact the department of the discipline they want to study for more information. Students interested in undertaking honors research should consult the College Honors website for information on eligibility and how to apply.


Internships and Service-Learning experiences are excellent ways to explore a career or gain experience in a chosen field. Arts and Sciences students should consult with their faculty, especially their faculty advisor, and Career Services to learn more. Most academic departments post internship opportunities on their websites. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences must follow the College's Internship Policy.