Need a little inspiration?

So you've landed the dream internship... now what? Use the tools below to prepare yourself for the experience, or to keep yourself going mid-way through. 

Do you need to de-stress and realign yourself? UVM has created a new student portal called You@UVM that provides tips, advice, event recommendations and more relating to self-care, health and well being. Some of the articles you will find below are located within the portal. Login with your UVM NetID and password! 


Before: Getting Ready

"What do I do now?" After landing an internship, it can be daunting to think about your first day. These tools will help set you up for success, both internally and externally. 

The nuts and bolts

Setting yourself up for success

Your first day...


During: Resources for Personal & Professional Development

"What am I getting out of this experience?" A great question. Taking the time to consider your organization's impact on you, as well as your impact on your organization, is key to understanding the value of any internship experience.

Tools for Self Reflection

Improve your workstyle

Working with Community Groups or NGOs


During: Wellness Tools

Feeling overwhelmed? Taking on an internship can be exciting, stressful, overwhelming and wonderful all at once and it is important to take some time for self care! Follow Living Well on Facebook and Instagram for motivational messages and the latest self-care articles. 

Meditation & Stress Management

Smart Podcasts for Your Commute or Workout

Make New Mistakes

CEO Melissa Anelli and COO Taekia Blackwell of Mischief Management discuss the mistakes you have to make in order to grow and develop. This motivational, and at times hilarious, podcast is a must-listen for all  women making their first forays into the world of work. Themes: women, personal development, POC, leadership. 

The Accidental Creative

The Accidental Creative podcast shares how to build practical, everyday practices that help you stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work.

Back to Work

Back to Work is an award winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more. Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

Take Action Q&A

Interviews with experts across a myriad of fields about taking action and leveraging your passion with actionable steps that you can apply immediately to your life and business.

The Art of Charm

The Art of Charm is where self-motivated people come to learn about to how to master human dynamics, relationships, and becoming your best self. Johnny and AJ bring their 11 years of coaching experience from their famous Bootcamps, where they host clients in Los Angeles from all over the world and they share their stories, best practices and themselves on this weekly podcast. Not only does The Art of Charm help everyday people, including active members of the military, learn how to become higher performers, better spouses, partners, and coworkers, they dig deep into human behavior, the science behind it, and demystify what we do and why we do it.

A bit of fun...

99% Invisible

99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.

Grammar Girl

From the Quick and Dirty Tips series, Grammar Girl aka Mignon Fogarty provides you tips to improve your writing in a short and fun format. From punctuation to style, Grammar Girl has you covered in her weekly on demand podcasts.

Good Job, Brain!

Part pub quiz show, part offbeat news, and all awesome. Do you relish beating your friends at Trivial Pursuit? Do you blab out the answers at the gym when Jeopardy! is on? Then this podcast, fellow trivia nut, is the ultimate mental nutrition for your very big brain. So eat up!

We Have Concerns

Jeff Cannata and Anthony Carboni talk about the personal philosophical concerns they find lurking inside everyday things.


After: What now?

After your internship ends, it may feel like you have been cast out at sea. Here are some tips for what to do next...

The day after your last day

3 Things to Do Immediately After Your Internship

Long-term career tips



Do you need help?

For help managing stress, please get in touch with Living Well, CAPS or Student Health Services.