The CAS Internship Scholarship is awarded to students who intend to participate in a career-related opportunity and need financial assistance in order to accept an unpaid internship.

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.

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Any current, undergraduate degree-seeking College of Arts & Sciences student is eligible to apply. Eligible students must plan to continue their course of studies for the fall 2020 semester, which means that students planning to graduate in May 2020 are not eligible for this award. It is important to note that the purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with attaining experience relating to career and professional development. Because of this, scholarship decisions are not made on the basis of previous experience or GPA. Rather, awards 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!

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.

This year, CAS will be providing...

  • 15-18 scholarships for internships located within the State of Vermont (at least 5 of those scholarships will be reserved for students with internships located outside of Chittenden County).
  • 4-6 scholarships for internships located outside of Vermont. 

You do not need to have confirmed your internship to apply, but distribution of the scholarship will be contingent upon receiving a letter from your 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:

  • At the time of award disbursement:
    • 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:
    • 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:
        • What was your overall impression of the internship experience? 
        • What was the most interesting/exciting activity or project you did at your internship?
        • 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. 


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."