University of Vermont

CEMS Summer Internship Program


Interested organizations and companies work closely with the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) to design an internship that is robust, professional, and beneficial to both the organization/company and the intern. CEMS staff and faculty assist with application review, pre-select the top students for each internship position, and provide support to both the intern and supervisor throughout the internship. Most internships are ~12 weeks long and may be full- or part-time.


Benefits of joining the program
  • We identify the very best of our students for your internship, but let you do the final interviews and selection.
  • We advertise your company and your internship so you don’t have to.
  • We support you and your intern throughout the internship process.
  • Together, we build a strong relationship that ensures we are training our students to have the skills necessary to be your future employees.
How to join

Contact the UVM CEMS Internship Coordinator, Alicia Ellis (


Benefits of participating
  • We find the internships so you don’t have to.
  • We ensure that the projects are exciting, relevant, and with reputable companies.
  • Many of the companies we work with use internships as an extended interview for future employment. You could walk in with an internship, and leave with a full-time job!
  • Not only do you get the benefits of doing an internship, but you can also list on your resume that you were the top applicant from a competitive CEMS internship program.

You must be an active undergraduate student in good standing in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS). You can be a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in any CEMS major.

How to apply
  1. Review all of the internship descriptions listed below. Please take the time to read through each individual description so that you don't miss a great opportunity. You may apply for up to two internship positions.
  2. Make sure that your resume and cover letter/s are as strong as they can be. Utilize the resources around you:
    1. Visit the Career + Experience Hub, 1st Floor Davis Center for a Drop In appointment with a Career Counselor. Mondays-Thursdays 1-4pm, Fridays 1-3pm.
    2. Email Alicia Ellis (CEMS Internship Coordinator) to sign up for a resume/cover letter review appointment (
  3. To apply for a CEMS Summer Internship, please submit the following to the CEMS Internship Coordinator, Alicia Ellis (via email at or handwritten in the Student Services mailbox in the 109 Votey) by 4pm on Monday, March 23, 2015:
    1. Resume
    2. Cover letter
    3. One reference (name and contact information for a professor or work supervisor)
    4. One CEMS Internship Recommendation Form
      1. This recommendation form should be completed by a professor, staff member, or employer member of your choosing, but should be different than the person you list for your reference in ‘c’ above.
      2. As the applicant, you’ll need to complete the first page of this form, click "save as" and then email the document to your recommender. Your recommender will then complete the second page of the document, click "save as" and then deliver it directly to Alicia Ellis – by email or handwritten in the Student Services mailbox in the Dean’s office (109 Votey).
      3. Notes: You must submit a resume, cover letter and reference for each internship to which you are applying. However, you only need to have one CEMS Internship Recommendation form submitted on your behalf regardless of multiple applications. A team of CEMS faculty and staff will be reviewing all submitted applications and will be looking at unofficial transcripts as part of that process. Preference will be given to applicants who have not been selected for CEMS Internships in the past.

  4. If you are selected as one of the top candidates, you will be notified by the CEMS Internship Coordinator on March 31st. You will then be contacted by the company to set up at time for an interview. Students not selected as a top candidate will also be notified on March 31st
Important Notes!
  1. You are responsible for housing and transportation during the internship. Please check the location of each internship BEFORE applying.
  2. If you are an INTERNATIONAL STUDENT: You can participate in the Summer Internship program but you must have held F-1 student status for at least one full academic year. In addition, after accepting an internship position, you must:
    1. Register for independent study course credit for the summer semester when you do the internship. Many students register for a single credit using Charlie Ferreira’s CDAE Internship Course (CDAE 196).
    2. Apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) by bringing the following to your International Student Coordinator:
      1. Letter from the employer stating the start date, end date of the employment, the hours per week and a brief description of job duties. Please note: in the eyes of immigration 20 hours per week or more is considered "full-time" employment.
      2. Letter from your academic advisor specifically stating that the employment is an integral or required part of your curriculum.
      3. Proof of an academic component to the CPT. You must be registered for an internship credit or an independent study.

2015 Important Dates

February 17: Employer job descriptions due to CEMS Internship Coordinator
February 23: Internship positions posted on CEMS website for students
March 23: Student Internship applications due to CEMS Internship Coordinator
March 31: Students notified regarding status (top candidate or not selected)
Early April: Companies contact top candidates to schedule interviews
May: Internships start!!

2015 Internship Positions & Companies

Electrical Engineering Intern, Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO), Rutland, VT Learn More
Industrial Automation Engineering Intern (ME, EE, CE, & Chemical), Omya Inc., Florence, VT Learn More
IT Development Team Intern, State Street, Boston or Quincy, MA Learn More
Data Intern, IXIS, Burlington, VT Learn More
Engineering Intern, Hayward Tyler, Colchester, VT Learn More
CAD Technician/Engineering Intern, SAC Incorporated, Williston, VT Learn More
Estimating/Project Manager Intern, SAC Incorporated, Williston, VT Learn More
Energy Services Intern, Vermont Gas Company, South Burlington, VT Learn More
Environmental Engineering Intern, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., Rutland, VT Learn More
Civil Engineering Intern, City of Burlington, Burlington, VT Learn More