Internship Course Information

The courses listed on this page will get you elective Arts & Sciences credit toward your degree. If you are looking to get credit toward your major or minor for an internship, please check the Schedule of Courses to see what internship courses are offered by your academic department. 

Spring 2023 Internship Credit:

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For internships external to UVM, or with a UVM entity such as an academic department or administrative office, you'll enroll in course number AS-190.*

  • Section A is for students with any kind of internship and is open to all majors. 
  • Section E is for students with internships related to the Arts (museums, theatres, collectives, galleries, etc.) or with internship that contain a strong art component (i.e. drawing cartoons for a news outlet or curating a collection for a company). 

*If you are interning with the Community News Service or the Communities of Practice, please see this page to find the correct course number for these programs.

Registration Instructions for AS-190 A

Step 1: Enroll in AS-190 A 

Step 2: Edit the amount of credit you are enrolled in - IMPORTANT

  • AS-190 defaults to 0 credits. It is very important that you edit the amount of credit after you enroll. Enroll for 1 credit per 40 hours you plan to work at your internship. (PDF Instructions).

Step 3: Complete the Required Forms:

The information below is not necessary for registration, but might be helpful for your planning:

  • Please note that this class is listed as hybrid as most of the work will be done independently on BlackBoard; however, you will be required to meet four times in person through the semester.
     
  • The meeting weeks are as follows:
    Week of January 23-27
    Week of February 20-24
    Week of March 20-24
    Week of April 24-28
     
  • For each of these meeting weeks there will be five time options to choose from. You only need to attend one. The times are as follows:
    Tuesday 2:50 to 3:40 PM
    Tuesday 4:25 to 5:15 PM
    Wednesday 2:20 to 3:10 PM
    Thursday 2:50 to 3:40 PM
    Thursday 4:25 to 5:15 PM
     
  • If you have a scheduling conflict you will coordinate with the course intstructor, Andy Elrick at Andrew.Elrick@uvm.edu

If you are registering for AS-190 A after open enrollment: you need to complete this brief form so that we can process an override. 

Registration Instructions for AS-190 E (arts internships)

Step 1: Enroll in AS-190 E (if you are in need of an override, please contact Kelly Smith)

Step 2: Edit the amount of credit you are enrolled in - IMPORTANT

  • AS-190 defaults to 0 credits. It is very important that you edit the amount of credit after you enroll. Enroll for 1 credit per 40 hours you plan to work at your internship. (PDF Instructions).

Step 3: Complete the Required Forms:

  • College of Arts & Sciences Internship Credit Information Form
  • Your internship site supervisor should review and sign the UVM Internship MOU. They will automatically get an email with a link to the forms once you complete the CAS Internship Information Form (above), but a follow-up reminder from you will be very helpful! Please direct any questions to Kelly Smith.

 

Fall credit for a summer internship -or- Spring credit for a fall internship

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If you completed an internship, but didn't get credit for it, register for AS-190 B -- the one-credit course that helps you reflect on your previously completed internship! 

This is a one credit graded course that connects your previously completed internship experience with your academic studies and future career opportunities by focusing on professional development and reflective work.

To enroll in this course, you should have worked at least 40 hours at an internship. The internship must have occurred during the semester prior to taking this course. 

Summer Internship Credit

Do you have an internship that runs between May and August? Enroll in AS-190 OL1 to earn credit. Please reach out to Kelly Smith with any questions. 

Registration instructions

Step 1: Enroll in AS-190 OL1

  • Please note that you will need to pay UVM summer tuition. See current rates here

Step 2: Adjust the number of credits

  • This course is variable credit. You will need to edit the amount of credit after enrolling. Enroll for 1 credit per 40 hours you plan to work at your internship. The assignments for this course will be completed entirely online. (PDF Instructions).

Step 3: Complete the required forms:

  • College of Arts & Sciences Internship Credit Information Form
  • Your internship site supervisor should review and sign the UVM Internship MOU. They will automatically get an email with a link to the forms once you complete the CAS Internship Information Form (above), but a follow-up reminder from you will be very helpful! Please direct any questions to Kelly Smith.

 

Summer Internship Funding

Did you know that UVM has summer internship funding available?

If you're applying to internships for this summer that are unpaid or underpaid, be sure to apply! These funds are intended to support your living expenses through the summer while you complete your internship. 

Head to the Career Center's page to learn more and access the application -- opening on January 17!

Please reach out to Kelly Smith with any questions. 

Do I qualify for internship credit?

You ARE eligible for internship credit if your internship is... 

  • Paid (either by the organization, via UVM internship scholarship, or via external scholarship or stipend)
  • Unpaid*
  • Remote
  • In-Person
  • Hybrid (some remote and some in-person work)

*If your internship employer does not offer to pay you at least minimum wage, you might ask them about other forms of compensation. Some internships offer stipends, which is a fixed amount of money delivered in a lump sum, used to cover expenses (e.g. a $1,000 stipend for the semester). Other allotments may include housing, food, or vouchers for gym memberships, bus passes, etc. It can’t hurt to ask and credit is available for internships under all of these arrangements.

Internships that qualify for credit are...

  • Generally a one-time experience
  • Generally 1-8 months in length
  • Distinguished from a short-term job or volunteer work in that there is an intentional “learning agenda” that is structured into the experience
  • Balanced between the intern’s learning goals and the specific work an organization needs done

Please note that intern positions cannot replace regular, paid, employee positions (i.e. If the company would regularly hire a person to do the work you are doing, but then decided to turn it into an internship position with no reduction in responsibility, or added learning components, then it should be classified as a job rather than an internship). 

Internships for credit must be with companies or organizations that are able to sign our UVM Internship MOU (i.e. legal entities or cole proprietorship with proper insurance coverage).

If you have questions about whether your internship will be eligible for credit through UVM, please reach out to cas.internships@uvm.edu to talk with our Internship Team!

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College of Arts & Sciences Internship Credit Policy:

The College of Arts & Sciences follows the University Policy on Academic Internships with the following clarifications (as of April 2016):

A maximum of 12 hours of internship credit may be counted toward the B.A. or B.S. degree. Individual departments determine whether internships count toward the major and minor. Students are expected to either enroll in an internship course or work independently with a faculty member to design a readings and research project that complements the internship activity. Internship work must be done during the same semester in which the student is enrolled for internship credit.

What is AS-190?

AS-190 is an elective internship course that you complete in conjunction with an internship experience. The course aims to help you connect your experience to your academics and complete essential professional development work, like resumes and LinkedIn profiles. Your assignments will include: 

  • Reflections
  • Resume
  • Linked In Site
  • Tracking Hours
  • Informational Interview
  • Supervisor Evaluation