The CAS Internship Scholarship is awarded to students who intend to participate in an unpaid or under-paid summer internship opportunity and need financial assistance in order to accept the position.

Applicants must be in good standing, and current students at the University of Vermont in the College of Arts and Sciences. Awards of up to $3,000 per student will be awarded at the beginning of the summer.

The deadline for summer 2021 has passed -- check back in January 2022!

Student Eligibility:

Any current, undergraduate degree-seeking College of Arts & Sciences student is eligible to apply. Eligible students must plan to continue their course of studies during the fall 2021 semester, which means that students planning to graduate in May 2021 are not eligible for this award.

The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with attaining experience relating to career and professional development, so scholarship decisions are not made on the basis of previous experience or GPA. Rather, award decisions are based on:

  • The benefits a student will gain from the internship
  • How the internship aligns with a student's career/professional goals
  • Financial need

Do not rule yourself out! Please apply even if you are unsure that you are qualified. 

Read our FAQs!

Internship eligibility:

Eligible internships are those that provide a substantive learning experience. A student should have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom, and to attain new knowledge or skills that are transferrable to other employment settings. There should be clearly defined learning objectives/goals, and consistent supervision and feedback from an experienced supervisor.

**Please note that Communities of Practice are not eligible for this funding. The COP program will have alternate funding available to its participants. Learn more...

You do not need to have confirmed your internship in order to apply, but distribution of the scholarship funds will be contingent upon receiving a letter from your internship employer detailing the following information:

  • The organization name and address
  • Confirmation of your internship offer
  • A brief outline of your responsibilities

Scholarship Recipient Obligations: 

The following items will be required from scholarship recipients:

  • Before award disbursement in May:
    • A photo of you
    • A thank you note to the benefactor(s) including answers to the following questions:
      • How will this internship help you grow personally and professionally?
      • How will this internship opportunity allow you to explore life after UVM? Will it help you explore options, gain skills, or refine a plan as it relates to your career?
  • At the end of your internship (by August 31), please submit either:
    • A 1-2 minute video clip of you speaking about your experience. The video clip does not need to be fully produced, a selfie-style video filmed on your phone will do - just make sure you film horizontally and have adequate lighting! You are also more than welcome to include clips of you working at your internship.
      • Please answer the following questions in your clip:
        • Where did you intern (name of organization, location, online/in person)?
        • What was the most interesting/exciting activity or project you did at your internship? Why?
        • What did you learn/how did you grow as a person as a result from this experience?
        • What are your recommendations for future interns?

 - OR - 

  • A 2 page reflection about your experience + a photo of you working at your internship (even if it is remote! We want to see your workspace creativity!)
    • Please answer the following questions in your reflection:
      • Where did you intern (name of organization, location, online/in person)?
      • What was the most interesting/exciting activity or project you did at your internship? Why?
      • What did you learn/how did you grow as a person as a result from this experience?
      • What are your recommendations for future interns?

Please contact Sophia Trigg with any questions about these assignments. 

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Jordan Mitchell ('21, Film & Television Studies) interned during summer 2019 at Pennington Productions and was a recipient of the CAS Internship Scholarship.

Intern Carter Bradshaw

Carter Bradshaw ('21, Anthropology, French), interned during summer 2018 at Champlain Valley Community Services and was a recipient of the CAS Internship Scholarship.

"I have been able to explore a non-profit organization from all angles, take on a major project my own way, and run a fundraiser! Without this scholarship, I would never have been able to stay here in Burlington and go to CCS most days of the week. After taking on this internship this summer, Beth, executive director of CCS, has asked me to become a board member starting this fall."