Applying for an internship? We can help!

This is a guide for students who are seeking an independent internship -- either in the Burlington community, or elsewhere during the summer months. If you're looking to be matched with an internship, please check out our Communities of Practice, Semester-Away, Semester for Impact, or Community News Service programs. 

As always, when applying for a position online, do not give out personal information (beyond your basic contact information) and don't agree to anything that makes you uncomfortable. If offered an interview, make sure that it takes place at the business's office or at a public place (like Starbucks).  If you are worried about the authenticity of any job posting, stop, and get in touch with the Career Center so that they can help you validate it.

Step 1: Finding an internship

UVM Career Interest Groups

Interest Groups will help you build your network to help connect you to the opportunities, insights, and resources that support career success. Join by activating your UVM Connect account and selecting your first group at log in. Join additional groups (as many as you like) using the left navigation bar - come and go as you please - there are no obligations. Need help figuring out which group(s) are a good match for you? Use the matching quiz.


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Online Search Engines

One of the best ways to ensure you are alerted to internships in your interest area is to set up alerts and save filters on job posting websites. That way, you can sit back and wait for opportunities to hit your inbox rather than constantly monitoring websites.

General Search Engines:

  • Good Food Jobs - Jobs & internships in food systems.
  • ZipRecruiter - Nationwide job & internship search site.
  • - Nationwide job & internship search site.
  • - Nationwide job & internship search site.
  • LinkedIn - Nationwide job & internship search site.
  • Seven Days - Statewide job & internship search site.
  • Vermont JobLink - Lists jobs & internships in Vermont. Run by the Vermont Department of Labor.

Subject-Specific Search Engines:

Connect with Alumni

Similar to LinkedIn - but specifically for UVM alums, students, faculty and staff - UVM Connect is the best way to tap into a supportive and growing global network.  It is  It's free & easy to join.

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Step 2: Reaching out to sites that don't have posted openings

Even if a company doesn't have an internship position listed, it doesn't mean they don't need help! Here are some tips for you as you start to reach out to potential internship sites:

  1. Instead of asking for "an internship" ask them if you can help out with their most recent project. If asked for an internship, employers will often respond with a "no" if they don't have a program already set up. But by crafting your own position or offering your expertise, employers can better envision you as a part of their team! 
  2. Develop a strong pitch: Describe yourself, your skills and goals; be brief, sincere and memorable.
  3. Mention that you are involved with the CAS Internship Program and will have a faculty mentor to support you and your potential supervisor or co-workers at the internship site. Feel free to include your faculty's or the email address in your email so the organization can follow up with questions.
  4. If you are looking for a summer opportunity, mention that you will be applying funding from UVM to help support you while you do an unpaid opportunity - so being paid is not a necessity. In this economic climate, this can help relieve the burden on organizations you hope to work with. 

Not sure who to reach out to? Check out the Career Center's networking guide for some tips! Or, take a look at these sites that have previously hosted a UVM intern for some inspiration:

Arts, Media, and Communication

@Leaf'dAbby Yozell LLC/Choix Home
Alpinist MagazineAnthropology Department (UVM)
Amuse Group USA Inc.Angelo D'Agostino Photography
Backcountry MagazineBurlington Record Plant
Big Hassle MediaBlue Note Jazz
Boston MagazineBroad Reach Productions
BRICBrooklyn Museum, New York (Arts in Action)
Burlington City ArtsBurlington Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington Free Press (CAS Program)Center for Media and Democracy
Burlington TaikoCollege of Arts & Sciences 
CCTVCoed Media Group (
Center for Media & DemocracyCommunity News Service (website)
CK Fashion DesignCreative Time, New York (Arts in Action)
Conversations From the Open RoadCenter for Research on Vermont
Communications (Community of Practice, website)DealerPolicy
Cumbancha RecordsDavis Studios
Daniel Arsham StudioDelirium Entertainment
Deep State Blog (Independent Media Institute)Dig Umbria / Orvieto Excavations (Italy)
DigitalGlobeFine Arts Work Center
Ecovativedesign.comFleming Museum (CAS Program)
Franklin Furnace, New York  (Arts in Action)Future Fields Recording Studio
French Heritage Society (France)Fuse Marketing
Glenn Russell (Photographer)Global Studies Department (UVM)
Helen Day Arts CenterGOODSPEED Musical Theatre
Heritage Mill Museum (Winooski, VT)Hinesburg Record
Hugo BossJAM Creative
Let MediaLight Weight Media LLC
LONDONmiddleburyMichael Kors
Marketing Partners, Inc.Mascola Group
Mazur KaplanMediaBlaze
MILK StudiosMimsy Museum Database
Museum of Contemporary Art, San DiegoMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Moving Images, New York (Arts in ActionNancy Winship Milliken Studio
National Building MuseumNativy
Nectar's Club MetronomeNew Breed Marketing
New City GalerieNew York Minute Magazine
Newlywed RecordsOutfest
Pacific Conservatory TheatrePutamayo World Music
Pennington ProductionsPMG Public Relations Firm
Real Reggae PublishingRCA Records
Robot Dog StudioScissor Films
Sangha StudioSelect Design
Seven DaysShark Communications
Skillet Design & MarketigSmithsonian American Art Museum
Society 19Silver Special Collections Library (UVM)
Spoonful HerbalsStowe Story Labs
The American Folklife Center (Library of Congress)The Brattleboro Commons Newspaper
The H. Lawrence McCrorey Gallery of Multicultural ArtThe Vermont Cynic
The Global Language NetworkThe Lane Series
The Other PaperVermont Folklife Center
UVM Alumni HouseUVM Foundation
UVM AthleticsUVM Lane Series
UVM CommunicationsMIT Media Lab
UVM Medical CenterVermont Archaeology Heritage Center
Vermont Association of BroadcastersVox AM/FM
Vermont Folklife CenterVermont Humanities Council
Vermont IndependentVermont PBS
Vermont Pop RecordingsVermont Public Radio
Vermont Stage CompanyVermont State Archives
Vermont Symphony OrchestraVT Digger
VTIFFWarner / Chappell Music
Winooski Memorial LibraryWCAX


Business & Entrepreneurship

Burlington Business AssociationBrandthropology
Cheese and Wine TradersEvent Operations & Scheduling
Face Hired Inc.HI Boston (Semester in the City)
Donahue & AssociatesEisnerAmper LLP
Essex Resort & SpaFloweast
Focus Acquisition PartnersFoundation on Economic Trends
Global FoundriesGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters
GSR Solutions Inc.Heritage Automotive
Hotel VTIndigo Intellect
J.E. Compliance ServicesJP Morgan Chase
Keiloch Consulting (The Washington Center)Maven Skate Shop
Kelliher Samets VolkManomet U360
McVeigh Skiff LLPMerrill Lynch
National Association of Home BuildersNortheast Kingdom Online
National Life GroupNecrason Group
Phoenix BooksRaytheon
Redstone Commercial GroupRich May P.C.
RoyaltySeventh Generation
State StreetThe Friedrich Agency
The Austin Chamber of CommerceTableboost
UVM Athletic DepartmentUVM Dining
UVM Emergency ManagementVermont Business Magazine
Vermont Business RoundtableVermont Energy Investment Corporation
Vermont Human Resources AssociationVermont Lake Monsters
VT CommercialVermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
Vermont Talent PipelineVermont Captive Insurance Association


Education, Policy & Social Impact

1% for the Planet350 VT
826 BostonAARP
Academy for Jewish ReligionAccess Challenge
Anacostia Watershed SocietyAssociates in Rural Development (TetraTech)
Bernie Sanders Presidential CampaignBoston Scores
Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special NeedsBurlington Reparations Taskforce
Burlington Children's Space 
Burlington Department of Public WorksBurlington Housing Authority
Burlington Police DepartmentCarina for Mayor Campaign
Camp KesemCapstone Community Action
Center to Support Immigrant OrganizingCenter for Research on Vermont
Center for Cultural PluralismChamplain Community Services
Champlain Valley HeadStartChittenden County Public Defender
Christine for VermontChurch World Services
Chittenden County Regional Planning CommissionCollege Bound Dorchester
Commonwealth Care AllianceCommunity and Economic Development Office (CEDO)
Community Action NetworkCommunities of Practice
Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)Common Roots
Council for Court ExcellenceCriminial Defense Attorney (D.C.)
Cradles to CrayonsCREW: Communities Responding to Extreme Weather
DC Justice Lab (The Washington Center)Dentons (The Washington Center)
Deaglan McEachern for CongressDeltek
Dr. Dan for CongressDREAM Salmon Run
Dutchess County Public Defenders OfficeE2T Adventures
Emerge VermontEmily Post Institute
Energy Action NetworkEmerson Collective: Smithsonian
Federal Public Defender (Vermont)Ghana's National Folklore Board
Generation CitizenGirls on the Run Vermont
Global Treks and AdventuresGreater Burlington YMCA
Gogi AbroadHinesburg News Services
Hart Senate Office BuildingHeadStart
Howard CenterHunger Free Vermont
HOPE WorksIgnite Church
Immigrant Family Services Institute (M.A.)Jason Sawyer Law Firm
James Ehlers for VermontJane Knodell for City Council
King Street CenterLake Champlain Land Trust
Legislative Intern & Policy Center (Community of Practice)Local Democracy (Community of Practice)
Massachusetts State HouseMatt Dunne for Governor
MAZON: A Jewish Response to HungerMigrant Justice
Mohawk Hudson Humane SocietyMorgan Horse Farm
MidCoast Regional Planning CommissionNational Association of Federally Impacted Schools
New England AquariumNYU Bronfman Center's Collegiate Leadership Internship Program
New Hampshire Democratic PartyOpportunity America
Office of Senator Bernie SandersOffice of Senator Patrick Leahy
Office of the GovernorOffice of the Lt. Governor
Partnership for Public ServiceProtect Our Wildlife Vermont
Peace & Justice CenterFormer Governor Peter Shumlin
Congressman Peter WelchPine Forest Children's Center
Planned ParenthoodPolitiCorps
Project HopeReSOURCE
Rights & Democracy VermontRural Turnout Organization
Richard Deane for Burlington City CouncilRonald McDonald House
Second Nature, Inc.Seed and Sew
Senate Internship ProgramShaw & Morrow Law Firm
Simon's Town SchoolSimply Smiles
Spark Point FundraisingSt. Stephen's Youth Programs
Steps to End Domestic ViolenceStern Center for Language & Learning
Student Legal ServicesThe Peace Corps
The Borgen ProjectThe DREAM Program
The Interfaith CenterTrustees of Reservations
The Sanders InstituteTown of Dennis Council on Aging
U.S. CensusU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Office
U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityU.S. Federal Courts
United States Department of State United Way of Northwest Vermont
USCISUVM Emergency Management
UVM HillelUVM Howe Library
UVM Interfaith CenterUVM Police
UVM Natural History MuseumUVM Special Collections
UVM Student Legal ServicesVCWA
Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports (VASS)Vermont Community Garden Network
Vermont Adult LearningVermont Council on World Affairs
Vermont Democratic PartyVermont Democratic Party
Vermont Department of Public WorksVermont EPSCoR
Vermont Lt. Governor's Office 
Vermont Senate Democratic CaucusVermont State House
Vermont Speaker of the HouseVermont Workers' Center
Victory Programs, Inc.VT Cares
Voices for Vermont's ChildrenVoluntarItaly
VPIRGWinooski Parks & Rec
Winooski Mill MuseumWomen's International League for Peace and Freedom
World Debate InstituteZatz & Renfrew Lobbyists


Food, Environment & Sustainability

All Breed RescueAudobon Vermont
Big Island FarmsBike Recycle
Bristol Trail NetworkCharles River Watershed Association
CarShare VTCommon Roots
Composting Association of VermontConservation Law Foundation
Cottonwood Canyons FoundationDelaware State Parks
ECHO Leahy Center for Lake ChamplainFundacion Amigos de El Yunque
Green Peaks LabsGlobal Footprint Network
Green Mountain PowerHeady Vermont
iSun EnergyLocal Maverick
Local MotionMarine Stewardship Council
Mahoosuc Land TrustMassachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation
Maryland ZooNet Zero Vermont
National Park ServicesNational Radio Astronomy Observatory
National Weather ServiceNectar & Root
Oregon Ridge Nature CenterSHO Farm and Sanctuary
Saddleback MountainSolstice (M.A.)
SunCommonSustainabile Transportation Vermont
Tucker Hill FlatsVermont Department of Environmental Conservation
The Campus Kitchens Project (DC Central Kitchen)The Intervale Center
The Nature ConservancyU.S. Forest Service
UVM Office of Environmental ComplianceUVM Plant and Soil Science
Vermont Department of Health - Office of Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Injury PreventionVermont Foodbank
Vermont SystemsWachusett Earthday
Whale Shark & Oceanic Research CenterWhitehall Farms


Health Professions

American Red CrossConnecticut Children's Medical Center
The Center for Neurorestoration and NeurotechnologyVerto Inc.
Dynamic Strength and ConditioningEthan Allen Residence
Earth Rhythm HerbalHealthcare Internships in Southern Vermont
Flyway WellnessHarvard Medical School
Journey MeditationMIDAS Project at Rhode Island Hospital
NeuroTechXSt. Joseph's University: Psychology Department
The Mental Health Association in New JerseyUniversity of Vermont Medical Center
UVM Epilepsy, Cognition, and Development GroupVanderbilt University School of Medicine
Vermont Center on Behavior and HealthVermont Department of Health


Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

Alice Schermerhorn's LabDraper Laboratory
RefbinUVM Department of Physics
UVM Biology Department 
UVM Pespeni LabVirginia Tech STrEAM Lab


Step 3: Applying for an internship

If you've found an internship you would like to apply to, reach out to the Career Center to get some advice, update your resume, cover letter, and more! 


Intern Elora McCuddy

Elora McCuddy ('19) interned during summer 2016 at Warner Chappell Music in Los Angeles. 

"I worked to manage the song catalogue, note take, and create weekly event calendars for the staff. Through the various activities I completed, I grasped a better understanding of the professional work environment. With guidance, I learned more about computer and database usage, the importance of time management, communication skills, customer service, and organizational skills. I began this experience across the country in an unfamiliar area with minimal professional work experience and quickly transformed. I am now an individual who has experience in the working adult community and can handle the same responsibility as other, experienced professionals."