CDAE is a pioneer of UVM internship opportunities and our connections run deep. Our network represents nearly all Vermont industries and we are here to help students utilize our resources to find a rewarding and valuable internship.

Internship Opportunities

The CDAE Internship Program provides support for students interested in finding career-related internship experiences. Interns are supervised and supported by professionals in the field as well as our Internship Coordinator. 

Earn Academic Credit

An internship is a structured and supervised professional learning experience related to a student's field of study, within an approved agency, for which a student earns academic credit. The agency can be a business, government agency, educational institution, social service agency, or other organization that accepts interns. CDAE students can enroll in CDAE 296 to earn academic credit towards their major.

Learn more about CDAE 296

Explore Opportunities

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Database: A list of paid internships throughout the state.
Handshake: UVM’s platform for connecting students to employers, internship opportunities and career resources.
Idealist: A site filled with local, state-wide, national and international non profit internship opportunities.
UVM Career Center: The Career Center at UVM has many resources to help you start the internship search process.

  • UVM Internships in the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics often are in the field of Food Systems

    Internship Sites in Vermont

    Our students have interned across the state at organizations including Burton, Ben and Jerry's, ArtsRiot, the Intervale Center, Vermont Public Radio, Vermont Food Bank, and Vermont Gubernatorial Campaigns. Click on the CDAE majors below to see a sampling of where our students have interned in the past.

Community & International Development

Community Entrepreneurship

Name of Organization Location
Cabot Creamery Waitsfield
The Dock Doctors Ferrisburgh
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Waterbury
Gronnfell Meadery Colchester
Kria Burlington
Merrill Lynch Burlington
National Life Group Montpelier
Spectrum Youth & Family Services Burlington
VT Adaptive Ski & Sports Burlington
VT Lake Monsters Burlington


Meet with our Internship Coordinator!


For Students:
Unsure of where to find an internship? Need assistance contacting potential internship sites? Looking for help with your resume or cover letter? The CDAE Internship Coordinator is available to guide and support you through the internship process. Have you already done an internship?

Tell us about your internship!

For Host Sites:
If you are interested in being considered as a host site, please contact our Internship Coordinator. We can help connect you with student interns, brainstorm projects, and identify tasks that will benefit both the student and the host site.