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.
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.
The College of Arts and Sciences listings for internship classes are bring together students from across the College. Available every spring and fall.
Multiple Paths to Academic Opportunity
In some cases, we collaborate with other local colleges in the Burlington area to share resources and collectively offer a richer array of classes and programs. The College of Arts and Sciences is piloting a cross-registration agreement with St. Michael's College and Champlain College for the 2017-18 academic year. The cross-registration agreements will provide you with important learning opportunities that are not offered by our art and art history department or our film and television studies program. In return, students from Champlain and St. Michael's can take courses not offered on their campuses. UVM students who meet the prerequisites and get approval from their advisors can enroll in selected courses in graphic design, oil painting, Medieval art history, courses in sound design, and more. These are exciting areas allow you to dig deeper while still pursuing our rich curricular offerings at UVM.
The agreements allow you to take one course at a host school, paying no extra tuition for the course (except for lab/studio fees). Registration will take place after the normal registration period is concluded at each school. Students will have their courses transferred in and will receive elective credits for the courses. Students must meet the prerequisites for the courses offered and be enrolled in at least 12 hours of credits at UVM in the semester in which they take a course at a host school. Students should meet with their UVM academic advisors for more information and approval for the courses.
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