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Find a Job, Internship, or Co-Op

Students in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) at UVM can find and apply for jobs, internships, co-ops, and other professional opportunities in several ways.

Internships

The majority of CEMS students complete one or more internships during their time as UVM undergraduates. Most often, CEMS students complete  full-time internships over the summer, though many also intern on a part-time basis during the academic year - typically at companies in the greater Burlington area. Most students participate in internships for professional development and for pay, though some students also pursue academic credit for internships under certain circumstances.

Students in CEMS can receive credit for internships in accordance with the PDF icon College's Policy on Internships for Academic Credit. Internship credit must be arranged prior to the start of an internship. Contact Becca Kronenbitter in the CEMS Career Readiness Program to discuss further.

CEMS Cooperative Education (Co-Op) Program

Students in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS) at UVM can pursue 6-9 month, full-time work opportunities, also known as co-ops, in accordance with the PDF icon CEMS Cooperative Education Program Policy. Co-op opportunities may be available with specific companies or agencies that work closely with the College, or student may pursue outside co-ops. Either way, co-ops careful require planning beforehand. Any student wishing to pursue a co-op experience should meet with Becca Kronenbitter to discuss further details about the program, how to find co-op opportunities, and what needs to be completed prior to starting a co-op.

 

Helpful Resources

Handshake

UVM's internal job and internship database. Search for jobs and internships, upload your resume, and cover letter for feedback, apply for positions, and see information about on campus recruitment, info sessions, and other events.

UVM Job Shadowing Program

Apply to the Job Shadowing program to be matched with a UVM alum or parent for a one-day job shadow experience over winter break. You can see what a typical work day looks like, make connections to people in an industry, and determine if this type of job is a good fit with your interests and goals. Each year there are about 100 job shadow sites available in a variety of different industries and locations.

LinkedIn

Use the “Jobs” tab to search for opportunities in various industries and locations! You can also find alumni and professionals to connect with to start building your network. For information on how to get registered, build your profile, and search for positions contact CEMS Career Readiness Program Coordinator, Lauren Petrie or stop by the Hub!

Vermont Business for Social Responsibility (VBSR) Intern Program

VBSR connects interns with companies in VT throughout the year. All internships are paid.

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Internship Testimonials

Read testimonials from our students.

Nicole Mason

Nicole Mason (B.S. ’07, M.S. ’10) has been working tirelessly to help others around the world, utilizing the UVM alumni network to make it happen.

Mason reports in a phone interview from her home in California, “I took a Women and Minorities in Engineering summer course. I learned that the things people need most are electricity, buildings, and roads.” She explains that, in her research, she found that women, herself included, view the ability to make a difference as highly motivating in their career choices.

Mason later had the opportunity to work with a professor on a gravity water system in Honduras. From that point on, she did not look back on her global service mission. She has been to Honduras more than ten times; she serves on the board of Clara Vista, a nonprofit founded by fellow UVM grads; she founded the nonprofit Common Action for Sustainable Development (CASD) in Nepal and the USA. After the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal, when Mason “didn’t think [she’d] make it out alive,” CASD built 200 temporary shelters.

The cross-disciplinary skills she learned at UVM put her on an equal playing field with those who are much older than she, Mason says, “I’m still ahead in thinking about alternative technologies, which UVM really stressed when I was there. UVM was also really supportive of the idea that there are skills outside of engineering that make people effective engineers.”

While her humanitarian work has largely been voluntary, it is also a part of what makes her such a desirable employee. According to Mason, “Everywhere I work they appreciate what I’m doing. They have been flexible about giving me time off, so I am making a living and doing what I love.”