Check the AS (Arts and Sciences) listings for internship classes that bring together students from across the College. Available every spring and fall.
Check out this video: University of Vermont student Molly Jennings '17 works with a fellow intern to research the legacy of Sam B. Hand, renowned Vermont historian.
Internships offer students opportunities to connect their studies in English to potential future careers, while receiving course credit (usually 3 credits, but up to 6). Students must be in their junior or senior year.
How to set up an internship:
1. Use the resources at the Career Center to find an internship site and arrange a work schedule with the venue of your choice.
2. In the fall and spring semesters, find a faculty member in English who's willing to supervise your internship. This would normally be someone with whom you've taken a class and with whom you enjoy working. If you can't find anyone else, the faculty member teaching ENGS 191 or 192 will be your supervisor. All summer internships are supervised by the faculty member teaching ENGS 191.
3. Fill out the internship application form and write an internship proposal with the help of your faculty supervisor.
4. Get the required signatures and deliver the form and proposal to the Chair of the English Department before the end of the add/drop period. You will then get the override that allows you to register for the class.
A maximum of three credit hours total in Independent Study and Internship Courses can be counted toward the thirty-three credit hours required for the major, and no credit hours in Independent Study and Internship Courses can be counted toward the requirement for eighteen credit hours at the 100-level and above.