CAS Internship Program Status:
Please take a look at our Annual Internship Reports to see what we have been able to accomplish recently.
- CAS Summer Internship Scholarship Annual Report (2022)
- Communities of Practice Annual Report (AY 2021-2022)
- CAS Internship Program Summary (2021-2022)
- CAS Internship Program 5 Year Report (2017-2022)
Internship Employer Requirements
Employers must review and sign the UVM Internship MOU (2022 updated version) and the Internship Site Letter. Please direct all employers to this online form to complete this step. If employers have questions about virtual internships, please direct them to this page. If an employer is not able to sign the standard UVM Internship MOU, please get in touch with the Career Center or UVM Internship Coordinator, Kristen Andrews.
If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please get in touch with Sophia Trigg
AS-190 (Arts & Sciences Internship Credit):
Our AS-190 courses offer elective internship credits that will count toward the student's degree but not toward their major or minor. AS-190 is a variable credit course that runs simultaneously with the student's internship. Credit is awarded at a rate of 1 credit per 40 hours worked over the course of the semester. This course is pass/no pass. AS-190 B is a one-credit course that runs the semester AFTER a student does an internship. In the fall, the students in the course should have had summer internships, and in the spring the students enrolled should have had fall internships. This course is graded. Both courses are run by Richard Watts and connect students' internships with possible careers through assignments, reflection papers and resume/LinkedIn updates.
Both AS-190 and AS-190 B are available to both on-campus and at-home students.
Credit through departments:
If a student wants to get credit toward their major or minor, they will need to get internship through the appropriate department. It is up to the department chair or appointed faculty member to decide whether or not internship credit will be awarded. If the internship is not appropriately themed to be eligible for major/minor credit, the student should be encouraged to get credit through AS-190.
CAS Internship Credit Policy:
A maximum of 12 hours of internship credit may be counted toward the B.A. or B.S. degree. Individual departments determine whether internships count toward the major and minor. Students are expected to either enroll in an internship course or work independently with a faculty member to design a readings and research project that complements the internship activity.
Students on F-1 visas MUST connect with OIE to apply for CPT (Curricular Practical Training) authorization before starting any work or internship experience. The student should also be in touch with their faculty advisor as part of this process.
- Generally a one-time experience
- 1-8 months in length
- Internships are distinguished from a short-term job or volunteer work is that there is an intentional “learning agenda” that is structured into the experience
- Learning activities common to internships include learning objectives, observation, reflection, evaluation, and assessment
- An effort is made to establish a reasonable balance between the intern’s learning goals and the specific work an organization needs done
- Internships promote academic, career, and/or personal development
- Intern positions cannot replace regular, paid, employee positions (i.e. If the company would regularly hire a person to do the work you are doing, but then decided to turn it into an internship position with no reduction in responsibility, or added learning components, then it should be classified as a job rather than an internship).
Get in contact with Richard Watts to discuss what he accepts for his AS-190 course.
Semester in the City:
This is a semester-long internship program located in Boston, Massachusetts open to students of all majors. Students will receive 15 credits toward their degree. 9 of those credits are internship credits (for the internship and professional development experience), 3 of them are elective academic credits (for the one course student's take while in Boston) and 3 are elective academic elective credits for guided professional development work. In some cases, with department position, students can count some of the academic credits toward their major.
The Washington Center:
This is a semester-long internship program located in Washington, D.C. open to students of all majors. Students will receive 18 credits toward their degree (12 for the summer session). 12 of those credits are internship credits (for the internship and professional development experience), 3 of them are elective academic credits (for the one evening course student's take while in D.C.) and 3 of them are academic elective credits for guided professional development work. The 3 academic elective credits for the students' evening courses are able to be counted toward the student's major with department permission. The Washington Center also offers a virtual version of the internship program.
Arts in Action:
The College of Arts & Sciences at UVM is offering a semester-long socially engaged experience in New York City with a focus on community, art and activism. Students will spend a semester interning in New York and gaining firsthand knowledge of the art world and arts in community. This program is for students that are interested in using the visual arts and the city of New York as a lens for exploring and understanding issues of inequality and the struggle for social justice. The program consists of a 3-day-per-week internship, professional development work and an academic course, Art and Activism. Students of all majors are invited to apply.
The College of Arts & Sciences offers summer funding for students doing unpaid or underpaid internships. This money can help students spend more time interning by reducing the necessity of a part-time job. Please see the scholarship guidelines for more information.
- Fall 2019 CAS Internship Program Info Sheet
- Virtual Materials for your Blackboard page
- Sample Vermont Internships (list of where students have interned in the past)
- How to Navigate Anti-Blackness in the Job Search