Internships | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | The University of Vermont(title)

Students in CALS spend hundreds of hours each year gaining real-world experience through internships.

Internships enable students to apply what they've learned in the classroom in a structured and supervised professional setting related to their field of interest. Students to get a taste of what a future career path might look like, while gaining valuable resume-boosting experiences that can often lead to a job after graduation.

Throughout the summer and academic year, CALS students intern at businesses, nonprofits and government agencies in their communities, around Burlington, or even abroad. Internships can be done for credit or not, paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time, and can be built into students' schedules during the academic year or over the summer. 

student feeds baby bird with eye dropper

Internship spotlight: New England Wildlife Center

Sophomore animal science major Ellie Karasch spent a summer working alongside veterinarians and technicians to help nurse injured or abandoned juvenile birds, ducks, turtles, raccoons, skunks, possums, and other wildlife back to health, before releasing them back into the wild.

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Internship spotlight: Sticky Brand

Public communication major and artist Andrew Salerno interns at Sticky Brand, a Burlington-based company founded by UVM alums. With a concentration in visual communications, Andrew has been able to use his internship to hone skills in graphic design, illustration, print production, and marketing.

Where to start


Internship coordinators in each CALS department work closely with students to help them navigate the internship process, from identifying opportunities to earning academic credit. Learn more about internships within each department.

Students in cross-college majors including Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Environmental Science or Environmental Studies, should contact with questions about finding internships or earning academic credit.