“We believe that every student should have the opportunity to have at least one, if not multiple, internships during their time at UVM. Internships provide essential life skills, preparing students for the work place and building the networks and skills they need to succeed.”
-- William Falls, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Organizations that hire interns also create pipelines for new employees: A 2016 study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) showed that 72% of interns eventually received full-time job offers from the companies where they worked, and 85% of those offered positions accepted them.
Research indicates that students who have internships are more likely to find jobs and be paid more over the course of their careers. Studies also show that students with internship experiences have a better understanding of the world of work, receive more job offers and higher starting salaries, and secure full-time work earlier than those who have not engaged in an internship.