How to set up an internship:
- For help finding an internship, go to the College of Arts & Sciences internships page.
- In the fall and spring semesters, find a faculty member in English who's willing to supervise your internship. This would normally be someone with whom you've taken a class and with whom you enjoy working. If you can't find anyone else, the faculty member teaching ENGS 191 or 192 will be your supervisor. All summer internships are supervised by the faculty member teaching ENGS 191.
- Fill internship application form (PDF)and write an internship proposal with the help of your faculty supervisor.
- Get the required signatures and deliver the form and proposal to the Chair of the English Department before the end of the add/drop period. You will then get the override that allows you to register for the class.
*A maximum of three credit hours total in Independent Study and Internship Courses can be counted toward the thirty-three credit hours required for the major, but no credit hours in Independent Study and Internship Courses can be counted toward the requirement for eighteen credit hours at the 100-level and above.
Where have students interned?
Vermont Media: WCAX-TV, Vermont Public Radio, Seven Days newspaper, Vermont Digger, Vermont Business Magazine, the Mark Johnson Show, Burlington Free Press, WBKM-FM, Shelburne News, Essex Reporter, Colchester Sun, Vermont Woman newspaper, Vermont Vows and WellWed magazines, Horse Collaborative (now Horse Network) online magazine.
Other Media: The Alpinist, Eating Well magazine, Girlzone.com, New England Center for Investigative Reporting, Channel 7 and CW 56 channel in Boston.
Non-Profits: Vermont Humanities Council, Vermont Natural Resources Council, Vermont Arts Council, Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, Peace/Justice Center, Burlington City Arts, American Cancer Society, Big Heavy World (VT music), Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown), Copper Canyon Press.
Other: FCB Chicago (advertising), W.W. Norton (marketing department), VTPrivateye, Lincoln Center, National Life group in Montpelier (social media projects, internal and external communication).
University of Vermont student Molly Jennings '17 works with a fellow intern to research the legacy of Sam B. Hand, renowned Vermont historian.
Check out the College of Arts and Sciences listings for internships which bring together students from across the College. Available every spring and fall.