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The Vermont Studies Program, within UVM's Center of Research on Vermont, consists of a collection of courses with a Vermont focus that will encourage you to use the backdrop of Vermont as a living laboratory for learning. Vermont Studies students can examine Vermont as a microcosm of the world at large through humanities, social sciences, the natural sciences, or the environment.

Minor Requirements

Vermont Studies faculty work closely with students to tailor the minor to students' interests and areas of study. Students may conduct independent readings and research courses to help complete the minor. View the comple minor requirements here

  • Minors must take eighteen credit hours
  • Introduction to Vermont, VS 52
  • Five courses with significant Vermont content (+50%). This could include History of Vermont, Literature of Vermont, Geography of Vermont, Field Studies of Vermont, and more.

Beyond the Classroom

The Vermont Studies program offers a selection of internship opportunities available to students wanting to experience hands-on work within the subject of Vermont Studies. Learn about the internships we offer below.

Vermont Research Internship

Student interns work with researchers conducting original research on Vermont related issues. Internships are per semester and can either be for pay or academic credit. Students-are expected to work 75-125 hours per semester.

General Learning Objectives

  • Learn basics of conducting original research
  • Learn all aspects of a small non-profit research center
  • Learn about Vermont and Vermont research

Prerequisite for Vermont Research Internships: Good writing and thinking skills as demonstrated through classes taken, grades, papers written and other related.

How to Apply

Student must be available from the beginning of the semester to the end, about 15 weeks and willing to work from 75-125 hours either for pay or for academic credit.

Candidates must submit the following by e-mail or by U.S. Mail:

  • A brief letter or email message identifying the internship you are interested in and the skills and traits you would bring to the experience (about 1-page). Why would you be good at this?
  • A resume, including summary of work, volunteering, and significant interests
  • A writing sample (3-5 pages) can be an excerpt from a longer document
  • Contact information for three references, including at least two from school or work
  • Identify if you would prefer to be paid or receive academic credit

All application materials are to be sent to Richard Watts, rwatts@uvm.edu.

Social Media Internship

Social media interns produce, edit and design web site content and promote Vermont research and Center activities through tools such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, linked-in and others. Internships are per semester and can either be for pay or academic credit. Students-are expected to work 75-100 hours per semester for credits or funding.

General Learning Objectives

  • Learn basics of social media
  • Work within a professional environment to apply social media tools
  • Learn about Vermont and Vermont research

Prerequisite for Social Media Internships: Some basic knowledge of social media needed. Students with related course work, including communications, journalism, education, media, English or other related fields are preferred.

How to Apply

Student must be available from the beginning of the semester to the end, about 15 weeks and willing to work from 75-125 hours.

Candidates must submit the following by e-mail or by U.S. Mail.

  • A brief letter or email message identifying the internship you are interested in and the skills and traits you would bring to the experience (about 1-page). Why would you be good at this?
  • A resume, including summary of work, volunteering, and significant interests
  • A writing sample (3-5 pages) can be an excerpt from a longer document
  • Contact information for three references, including at least two from school or work
  • Identify if you would prefer to be paid or receive academic credit

All application materials are to be sent to Richard Watts, rwatts@uvm.edu.

Video Internship

Video interns produce, edit and design short videos with researchers and work with local public access cable provider RETN in a real-world environment attending and video-taping events. Internships are per semester and can either be for pay or academic credit. Students-are expected to work 75-100 hours per semester for credits or funding.

General Learning Objectives

  • Learn basics of video production and editing
  • Work within a professional environment to apply these tools
  • Learn about Vermont and Vermont research

Prerequisite for Video Internships: Some basic knowledge of video editing and production needed. Students with related course work, including communications, journalism, education, media, English or other related fields are preferred.

How to Apply

Student must be available from the beginning of the semester to the end, about 15 weeks and willing to work from 75-125 hours.

Candidates must submit the following by e-mail or by U.S. Mail.

  • A brief letter or email message identifying the internship you are interested in and the skills and traits you would bring to the experience (about 1-page). Why would you be good at this?
  • A resume, including summary of work, volunteering, and significant interests
  • A writing sample (3-5 pages) can be an excerpt from a longer document
  • Contact information for three references, including at least two from school or work
  • Identify if you would prefer to be paid or receive academic credit.

Application materials are to be sent to Richard Watts, rwatts@uvm.edu.