Throughout the summer and academic year, CALS students may be found interning in 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.
Practice what you learn. Apply what you know.
Students in the 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. They offer a chance for students to get a taste of what a future career path might look like, while gaining valuable resume-boosting experience that can often lead to a job after graudation.
Internship Spotlight: New England Wildlife Center
Sophomore animal science major Ellie Karasch spent a summer working alongside veterinarians and technicians at the New England Wildlife Center to help nurse injured or abandoned juvenile birds, ducks, turtles, racoons, skunks, possums and other wildlife back to health, before releasing them back into the wild.
"It's the most hands-on experience I've been able to do."
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Hear from past interns
Check out our YouTube playlist below to hear from CALS students directly about their internship experiences.