Internships are an ideal way to take a career for a test drive, build the resume, and develop skills crucial to searching for and landing a job after graduation. Vermont’s largest trade association, Vermont Business for Social Responsibility (VBSR) partners with UVM to offer students paid internship opportunities. The internship program lets students explore careers, connect with Vermont’s best businesses, learn socially responsible business practices, and gain valuable work experience. Internships are not guaranteed and require formal interviews for available positions.
The popular Business Savvy summer course helps non-business majors relate area of study to employable job skills in the competitive marketplace. Business Savvy students also receive a FREE one-year membership to VBSR. This provides students with the opportunity to attend events and conferences while also offering a unique networking opportunity and competitive edge.
UVM Career Services helps students locate internships for credit. Students can also build relationships on their own with Burlington area businesses and organizations. Resources include the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine.
Summer U students are invited to access UVM Career Services for a full spectrum of services which can help with job recruiting, resumes, alumni connections, and overall career support.
A series of short, 1 credit career development online courses are offered for students to explore requirements for some of today’s most trending careers including animal science, community development, engineering, education, writing, and performing arts management. These courses help students make plans and/or set goals toward gaining experience in their field:
- Self-assessment of skills, experience, and knowledge while assessing pathways and interests through personal reflection;
- Identify current abilities and talents, and consider those in relation to the skill sets necessary in a particular field;
- Identify campus and online resources and discuss career possibilities and/or graduate school options;
- Get introduced to sub sectors and/or emerging career areas within a field;
- Identify and research companies within which the student may want to work and how to begin the networking process ;
- Review transcripts, write cover letters and resumes, and find job prospects.
Use the tool below to search for career development courses. Additionally, students can search to find an applied theory internship connected to the classroom or with an organization through an instructor.