University of Vermont

Rubenstein School Perennial Summer Internship Program

Eager, professional and skilled Rubenstein School students working with organizations and companies finding solutions for critical environmental issues. Could there be a better match?

Intern Sam Wallace in storm drain while working with the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District


The Perennial Summer Internship Program at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources strives to provide valuable internship opportunities for you, Rubenstein School students, and to build and strengthen relationships with environmental companies and organizations working on critical issues. This is a competitive internship program and these 12-week, paid, credit-bearing internships range from part-time to full-time. Many of the 2014 Perennial Internships are located in Vermont while others are located in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. Rubenstein students currently in their first, sophomore, and junior years are eligible to apply for Perennial Internships. (Students graduating in May 2014 are not eligible to apply for Perennial Internships.)

Myles Cox (far right) intern with Prima Catering helps accept award

Interested in hosting an intern through the Perennial Internship Program?

Interested organizations and companies work closely with the Rubenstein School to design an internship that is robust, professional and beneficial to both the organization/company and the intern. Rubenstein School staff and faculty assist with application review and provide support to both the intern and supervisor throughout the internship. The intern earns academic credit for the internship and is also paid through a cost-share agreement between the host organization/company and the Rubenstein School.

Most internships are 12 weeks long and interns work 20 hours/week. There is flexibility in terms of the hours worked per week. For more info, contact or call 802-656-3002.

2014 Application Process is now closed

Look for information on the 2015 Summer internships in January 2015.

2014 Perennial Internship Descriptions (pdfs)

Last modified March 06 2014 09:05 AM