The City of Burlington and surrounding communities Burlington are part of a nationwide network dedicated to breaking through social, cultural, and economic barriers so previously interrupted lives can flourish. Students of German and Russian have plenty of opportunities to provide tutoring and translation services for members of the greater Burlington community, including refugees and recent immigrants. With the assistance of faculty mentors, many UVM students have also UVM students also developed internships abroad.
During summers or study abroad semesters, students participate in internships with educational institutions, corporations, publishers, and the non-profit sector in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Recent examples include the Congress/Bundestag exchange and Hochschule für Forstwirtschaft in Rottenberg.
Russian students can participate in a study abroad internship program in Russia: the University of Arizona Internship program in St. Petersburg, where students attend language classes in the morning and work in Russian businesses in the afternoon and evening. UVM students in our department have recently completed internships at The Moscow Times, the Center for Economic and Social Research in Warsaw, American Embassy in Moscow; the consulate of Kyrgyzstan and the U.S. State Department.