Investigate Vermont

The Vermont Research Community of Practice allows students to delve into Vermont topics alongside working researchers or town officials while learning to produce content for a public audience. 

This program is closely linked to the Center for Research on Vermont, the state's center for multidisciplinary study of our State. Recent work can be seen at project14.netvermontresearch.org and vermontresearchbooks.org

Students: Enroll now for Fall 2021 in AS-189 E

 

The Student Experience:

This Community of Practice allows students to choose the ways in which they engage with Vermont researchers. While all students will focus on Vermont topics, some may get involved working with specific Vermont towns, while others may work on more overarching projects:

 

Local Democracy

Building civic infrastructure for more informed, engaged, and equitable Vermont communities.

The VLCT-UVM Local Democracy Internship Program brings together UVM students and Vermont town municipal offices to explore and support local democratic processes in our State. The program is part of a statewide initiative to rebuild civic trust and engagement by providing greater government accountability, transparency, and a reliable ecosystem of local information.

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Digital Media Production

Develop digital media including podcasts, websites, electronic newsletters, videos and interactives, i.e. computer assisted graphs and charts – all to tell strong multi-media stories about the state of Vermont. This program is closely linked to the Center for Research on Vermont, the state's center for multidisciplinary study of our State.

See past work podcast on MudSzn and videos on our YouTube channel and this vote tracker map for example. 

 

QUICK HELP:

Contact the College of Arts & Sciences Experiential Learning Coordinator, Sophia Trigg

Credit information: 

The Vermont Research Community of Practice counts as elective internship credit under course number AS-189 (3 credits). 

Recent Books:

Senior Louis Augeri (History, '22), worked alongside authors H. Nicholas Muller III and J. Kevin Graffagnino and editor Kristin Peterson-Ishaq to coordinate, research and edit Vermont Heritage: Essays on Green Mountain History, 1770-1920. The book was published in late 2020. Read more...