The Center for Research on Vermont manages all Communities of Practice internships at UVM. These are meaningful opportunities for students to get hands-on experience in a field of their interest, under the guidance of experienced professionals and UVM instructors. 

Our Communities of Practice interns at work

Local Democracy and Vermont Research

The Local Democracy and Vermont Research Internship Program offers students opportunities to work with Vermont town municipal offices to assist with communications, day-to-day operations, resident engagement, special projects, events and more. There are also student opportunities with CRVT research projects that dive deep into Vermont demographics, culture and governance. Together, these internships are a chance for students to contribute to civic functions and democracy here in our state.

Local Democracy and Vermont Research Internship

Community News Service

students on campus

Community News Service interns report for local outlets around the state under the guidance of professional editors and UVM instructors. We partner with nearly two dozen hyperlocal print publications along with statewide news organizations and broadcasters to provide hands-on journalism experience to students and critical news coverage to Vermonters. 

Community News Service Internship

Reporting & Documentary Storytelling Minor

Energy & Transportation Planning

Students work on sustainable transportation projects that match their interests and academic goals, with a final project that involves publishing a story (or multiple stories) about actual sustainable transportation issues a Vermont community is facing.

Energy and Transportation Planning Internship

Vermont Legislature

Vermont's citizen legislators have no professional staff. The Legislative Internship Center pairs students with legislators to do a range of work from responding to constituents, policy research, event coordination and logistics support. Students gain professional experience and get a first hand look at policy-making up close.

Vermont Legislation and Policy Internship

Public Health

Students are matched with organizations around the state that work to address public health challenges. A partnership between the College of Arts & Sciences, Health & Society, and CNHS' Health Sciences program, the Public Health Community of Practice brings students together across disciplines to support the health of Vermonters.

Public Health Internship


Learn more about internship opportunities through the CAS Internship Program