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Internships in English

Internships offer students opportunities to connect their studies in English to potential future careers while receiving course credit.

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 PDF icon 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.


Multiple Paths to Academic Opportunity with CAS

In some cases, we collaborate with other local colleges in the Burlington area to share resources and collectively offer a richer array of classes and programs. The College of Arts and Sciences is piloting a cross-registration agreement with St. Michael's College and Champlain College for the 2017-18 academic year. The cross-registration agreements will provide you with important learning opportunities that are not offered by our art and art history department or our film and television studies program. In return, students from Champlain and St. Michael's can take courses not offered on their campuses. UVM students who meet the prerequisites and get approval from their advisors can enroll in selected courses in graphic design, oil painting, Medieval art history, courses in sound design, and more. These are exciting areas allow you to dig deeper while still pursuing our rich curricular offerings at UVM.

The agreements allow you to take one course at a host school, paying no extra tuition for the course (except for lab/studio fees). Registration will take place after the normal registration period is concluded at each school. Students will have their courses transferred in and will receive elective credits for the courses. Students must meet the prerequisites for the courses offered and be enrolled in at least 12 hours of credits at UVM in the semester in which they take a course at a host school. Students should meet with their UVM academic advisors for more information and approval for the courses.

To learn more about the Multiple Pathways to Opportunity please contact the College of Arts and Sciences:

(802) 656-3166
cas@uvm.edu

New Internship classes through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Check out the College of Arts and Sciences listing for internship classes that bring together students from across the college. These online courses are offered every spring, summer and fall.

 

Recent Internships

Girl wearing a white knit sweater with long dark hair flipped over to her left, pushing up dark glasses and looking into the camera

Shanti Boyle ’21 at the Smithsonian American Art Musuem

Shanti Boyle has her sights set on a journalism career, and she’s already getting plenty of hands-on experience this summer as a public affairs intern at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) in Washington, D.C. An English major from Essex, Jct., Vt., Boyle received financial support from a College of Arts and Sciences Internship Scholarship. “I’m very grateful for that—I wouldn’t be here without it,” she says. Her job includes writing press releases and contributing to the SAAM blog “Eye Level” to promote public programs and exhibits throughout the summer. “SAAM is doing an excellent job providing me with learning opportunities that I hope I will get to use in a future journalism career. I work very closely with press and media in my internship—I think these interactions will prove to be really valuable if I continue my current trajectory.”

 

Sam McCollom

Sam McCollom '20 at New York Minute Magazine

Sam McCollom is getting broad exposure to the world of online publishing through a six-month internship at New York Minute magazine, an online publication with a mission of empowering women while shedding light on the effects of inequality. “I’m about to start my junior year here at UVM, and I can already say, ‘Hey look, I’m the lead editor of a magazine!’ That’s not something I thought I would be able to say this early in my life.”

Read more about Sam McCollom's experience

 

Molly Jennings on a climb

Molly Jennings '17 Intern at the Alpinist

The nearby village of Jeffersonville, Vt., is base camp for Alpinist, a quarterly magazine devoted to climbing and mountain adventures around the world. Molly Jennings ’17 settled in there last summer, working with world-renowned authors and photographers who capture stories and images of the world above the tree line... “I’m a more confident writer thanks to my English professors and classes as an undergrad."

Read more about Molly Jennings' experience

 

Smiling Owen

Owen Gomory '18 Intern at The Friedrich Agency

Owen Gomory ’18 got a sneak preview of books that might be part of our reading lists in future summers as an intern for The Friedrich Agency, a literary agency based in New York City. “The English classes I’ve taken at UVM have given me invaluable tools for reading and analyzing literature, one of the essential parts of my job. And the writing skills I have gained at UVM have been very useful in the reports I’m writing.”

Read more about Owen Gomory's experience


 

Need more information?

Contact the English department at English@uvm.edu.

 

To learn more about the Multiple Pathways to Opportunity please contact the College of Arts and Sciences:

(802) 656-3166
cas@uvm.edu