University of Vermont

Vermont Governor's Cabinet Graduate Internship Program

Vermont Governor's Cabinet Graduate Internship Program

The Office of the Governor and the University of Vermont's Master of Public Administration program are pleased to announce a partnership to connect outstanding graduate students with state agencies to support the development of tomorrow's leaders while tackling the issues of today. This innovative service-learning program provides opportunities for students in public policy, management and other related fields to explore their fields while providing state agencies with mission-critical support.

Information for Prospective Interns

The Governor's Graduate Internship Program is open to students attending graduate programs at any Vermont public or private college or university, or to Vermont students attending graduate schools out of state. It is not restricted to graduate students matriculated at the University of Vermont.
Interns will:
  • Identify specific learning objectives 
  • Develop a work plan that will achieve the learning objectives
  • Complete 200 hours of service for their placement agency
  • Engage in substantive work that addresses real issues
  • Provide professional-quality work product and engagement with the host organization
Internships have two components: academic course work and work for your placement.  

What kind of academic work is required?

The internship course work provides interns with opportunities for guidance and reflection in their placement work.  Based on a self-assessment of your skills and knowledge, you will complete learning objectives and develop a work plan that will provide a framework for outlining your goals for the internship and clarifying the expectations of both you and your in-placement supervisor. Mid-term and final reports summarize your progress toward your learning objectives.

What can I expect to do at my placement?

Interns will work on substantive issues within their placement. You will have an opportunity to engage and work alongside state officials and staff working on current issues facing the state.  While every placement is different and day-to-day tasks may vary, you should expect to do work that engages your thinking and utilizes your skills and interests. Details about each placement will be included in the posting.

How do I apply?

To apply, you must first complete the online application. If you are selected for consideration, a writing sample, resume, transcript and other information may be requested. An interview may be required.

Information for State Agencies

For more information or to request an intern, click here.

Last modified July 01 2014 10:12 AM