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As an intern, you can engage your strengths, interests, and values, while building your professional network. At the same time, interns build reciprocal relationships with community partners and deepen and contribute to a vibrant community.


Internships provide you with valuable opportunities to gain professional experience, confidence, and skills!

We strongly recommend internships as part of a continuum of experiential learning throughout your time at UVM. Internships can happen over the summer, during a semester and more than once.

Find Internship Opportunities

  • Focus your search by reflecting on your interests and goals for an internship.
  • Explore the Career Center's Student Internship Guide for quick reference.  
  • Join a Career Interest Group to learn about what others are doing / have done and hear about opportunities relevant to YOUR interests.
  • Create and save a search on Handshake and other job boards - filters can help you discover a range of opportunities.
  • Explore Micro-internship options (paid, short-term, project-based ops).
  • Talk with friends, classmates, Interest Group members, faculty advisors, and others you know who can help your search.
  • Attend networking and recruiting events like career fairs where you can identify specific opportunities that appeal to you. 
  • If your dream organization doesn't have an internship posted, you can propose your own internship. Check out this Guide to Developing an Internship from the UVM College of Arts and Sciences.
  • You may want to consult this Learning Contract Template in order to clearly communicate your learning goals. 
  • Not having any luck? Drop-by the Career Center. We’re happy to help you navigate our resources.

Fund Your Experience

Recognizing that unpaid or minimally paid internships can create a financial burden, UVM offers scholarships for undergraduate students who need financial assistance to cover costs of living while they complete a summer internship.  International students - be sure to understand how your immigration status impacts paid internship opportunities by connecting with the Office of International Education.

Summer Internship Scholarships Applications

Deadline: March 23, 2023

Earn Academic Credit

To earn academic credit, you must enroll in an internship course at the same time that you complete your internship. If you completed an internship, but didn't get credit for it, you can register for CAS 2991 B -- a one-credit course that helps you reflect on your previously completed internship. Like other academic courses, you must pay tuition for the credit you earn, and the course will require academic work such as reflections, readings, essays, and/or other assignments.

It is crucial to consult with your academic advisor to understand how internship credit would fit in with your graduation plan. The number of credits earned depends on how much academic work you complete and how much time you spend working at your internship. Typically, each credit is earned by 40 hours of work. Internship credit earned is often elective credit, and does not typically count toward major requirements.

You can find a listing of UVM Internship courses at Select Internship under Instruction Method in Advanced Search.

If you are required to earn academic credit for your summer internship but you don't want or need the credits, check out the affordable SINT summer credit option.

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