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 Policy on Internships for Academic Credit. Internship credit must be arranged prior to the start of an internship. Contact 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 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 the CEMS Career Readiness Coordinator 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.

Catcoders

Paid opportunities to complete a real-world CS Project for CEMS employers. Register as a CatCoder here.

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 via email or stop by the CEMS Career Center’s drop-in hours.

Vermont Business for Social Responsibility (VBSR) Intern Program

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

Where Are Other Alumni Working?

Here are a few examples of internships/jobs CEMS students have secured within their discipline:

Internship Testamonials

Testamonials

Here are some testimonials from students about where they have worked:

 

Emily Bolt

 



Major: Civil Engineering
Internship: City of Burlington Department of Public Works

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS): Are there any specific CEMS courses or projects you believe helped prepare you for your internship?
Emily Bolt (EB): I think that my structural analysis course helped me a lot during this internship. I also think my involvement with the Alternative Energy Racing Organization helped a lot- not in any technical skills per se, but mostly how to learn to perform tasks on your own and a lot of self-learning techniques.

CEMS: What does the company you interned with do?
EB: The City of Burlington Department of Public Works takes care of all municipal needs- from sidewalk and road repair to holding city meetings about new projects around Burlington.

CEMS: What do you do at the Burlington Department of Public Works?
EB: I put together Requests for Proposals and Requests for bids, I organized bi-monthly paving meetings with contractors, processed payments for paving projects, surveyed and modeled projects sites, as well as began developing the crosswalk protocol for the city.

CEMS: What have you learned during your internship?
EB: I learned a lot during this internship, including how to solve problems on my own, I learned the proper technique for CAD modeling, I learned how to resolve conflict between citizens of Burlington and the department of public works. I also gained confidence in my ability to organize and hold a professional meeting

CEMS: Anything else you want to add?
EB: Definitely get as much experience as you can- in that I mean apply to whatever internships come your way no matter if you think you won't find the work interesting or if you think they won't hire you. Be bold about asking for help or advice on projects during your internship because your advisor knows you're learning and is there to help with your growth and development as an engineer so take advantage of it.

Update: Emily is now a Highway Engineer in Training at Stantec

 

Daniel Russell

 

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Internship: Hayward Tyler

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS): Are there any specific CEMS courses or projects you believe helped prepare you for your internship?
Daniel Russell (DR): What helped me most was being proactive in my communication and interest in the company. I set up a job shadowing meeting there with a few of my fellow students and the engineering department. By doing this in the fall, they knew me and knew of my motivation already by the time I sent in my application. Continuing to communicate with the company through the application process by phone and email kept them aware of my interest.

CEMS: What does the company you interned with do?
DR: They create custom pumps and electric motors for high pressure, high temperature applications such as the nuclear industry.

CEMS: What do you do at Hayward Tyler?
DR: My fellow interns and I completed an excel database of previously made pumps to smooth over the repairs and servicing process in the future.

CEMS: What have you learned during your internship?
DR: I learned a lot about working in excel. I also learned a lot about the structure of an engineering company, and what it takes to get an idea from a CAD drawing to a functioning component.

CEMS: Anything else you want to add?
DR: Get involved really early, and make yourself known to the important people at the company before the application process begins.

 

Kara Yelinek

 

Major: Civil Engineering
Internship: Vermont Gas

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS): What did you do at Vermont Gas?
Kara Yelinek (KY): I worked heavily with the city planner and the city engineers. What I’ve actually gotten are things like writing invitations for bids for different projects going on in the city so that sort of helps me learn not so much the problem out of a textbook but the ‘oh no we ran into this structure underground that we didn’t know about’ kind of problems.

CEMS: What have you learned during your internship?
KY: I can read geotechnical reports that we get from consultants and know what they’re saying and actually understand the things I’m being given. I’m also learning a lot of stuff as far as communication goes. Sometimes I will be communicating with three different companies that are sub-contracted out from us and it's my job to help facilitate all of that and make sure everyone is on the same page.

CEMS: Have your engineering classes prepared you for your internship?
KY: Actually, my transportation class has applied directly to my internship. I’ve actually pulled out my notes from it before to use a reference. It’s been a really awesome experience and it has had some direct correlation to the some of the things I have learned in class.

CEMS: Anything else you want to add?
KY: I’ve been able to work on a variety of other projects, much more than I think I would have at other places because working for the city they handle all of their own business. so whether its a road that needs to be replaced or a building that needs to be replaced, it all comes back to them so I really liked that variety as opposed to just doing one thing the whole summer.

Update: Kara is now a Civil Engineer at the Vermont Agency of Transportation

 

Christopher Petitt

 

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Internship: SAC Incorporated

College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (CEMS): What did you think helped you get this internship?
Christopher Petitt (CP): A big thing was the senior design project. You get a lot of relevant experience. A big role in my getting this internship was the senior design project. We pretty much only talked about that in the interview. I think if you do a good job on that, put in a lot of effort and know what your talking about it will reflect well and employers will see that.

CEMS: Do you enjoy your work there?
CP: I do enjoy what I do. I was actually very fortunate because I had another full-time job offer and I turned it down to take this internship. I think the reason I like it a lot is because the people there are awesome. I think that’s a big deciding factor for where you want to work, to make sure you enjoy it.

Update: SAC Incorporated offered Chris a full-time position after his summer internship. Chris is now the Operations Manager at BombTech Golf in Williston, Vermont.

 

Stephen Gregory

 

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Internship: Hayward Tyler

CEMS: What does Hayward Tyler specialize in?
Stephen Gregory (SG): Hayward Tyler specializes in industrial pumps for all sorts of different markets, so water filtration, nuclear markets, power generation, stuff like that. I’m a design engineering intern. Basically, my job is to just assist the design engineering department however they see fit. So I have a supervisor who is the Lead Engineer, he’s the one who I work one on one with, who I report to and who gives me assignments.

CEMS: What did you do and was the work manageable?
SG: They are really good at spreading out the projects for me so I have actually been able to design a few important pieces of tools for the manufacturing shop. You know tools that they can use to help build these motors and help them make maintenance quicker on things. I’ve also been involved in data spreadsheets, typical intern work, as well as working on some contract work and communications with other companies to order things and get pieces designed.

CEMS: How did you get this internship?
SG: I wasn’t lucky enough to get an internship as a undergrad but I don’t think I was looking in the right spots. So this was a great opportunity for me. I had been aware of the CEMS Competitive Internship Program before and I’ve used the career services to work on resumes and cover letters so this year I contacted Alicia Ellis. She has been really great about sending out notices to all the engineers about internships. I knew I needed the experience so I contacted Alicia as opposed to trying on my own as I have done in the past.

CEMS: How did what you learn in UVM’s engineering program carry over to your internship?
SG: To a good extent, I would say the skills I’ve learned carried over. Actually, pretty much everything has applied to what I do now. I’ve learned a lot of problem solving skills in my engineering coursework at UVM that are directly relatable to my current job but I also took a bunch of classes that aren’t relatable as well. I’m in kind of a specialty market so I can’t really use all of the knowledge I’ve learned as a student so far but I do use a good amount. I would say the biggest things though is problem solving, presenting myself and making sure I’m coherent in writing my reports and documenting everything.

CEMS: How did you like your internship?
SG: I really do love it, it's a good job and they treat me very well there. It’s more than I expected to be getting out of the internship is basically how I would describe it. I’m getting more than I would have ever hoped of which is great. But, yes I’m enjoying it a lot and I think the CEMS Competitive Internship Program and Alicia Ellis did a really great job of setting up the internship placement.

Update: Hayward Tyler offered Stephen a full-time position after his summer internship.

 

Zach Berstein

 

Major: Data Science / Computer Science
Company: MassMutual

 

Garrett Faucher

 

Major: Computer Science
Internship: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

 

Calli Fuller

 

Major: Data Science
Internship: Cisco

 

Vanessa Myhaver

 

Major: Mathematical Sciences / Computer Science & Philosophy
Internship: NASA Goddard

 

Gavin O'Sullivan

 

Major: Computer Science
Internship: Wolverine Trading

 

Isabel Soule

 

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Internship: Bose Corporation

 

Anna Ursiny

 

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Internship: Fletcher/CSI

Mathematics & Statistics

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • NASA
  • Under Armour
  • Bottomline Technologies
  • Globalfoundries
  • Mathworks
  • Burlington School District
  • UVM MC
  • State of Vermont
  • VIP
  • Champlain Valley School District
  • National Life
  • Cox Automotive

Computer Science/Data Science

  • IBM
  • Tesla Motors
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Reddit
  • Cigna
  • Mass Mutual
  • IBM
  • VIP
  • Microsoft
  • Dealer.com
  • Google
  • Marvell Technologies
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Beta Technology
  • Union Mutual
  • Intel Cooporation
  • MITRE
  • PwC
  • Girls who Code
  • Bluehouse group
  • NDI

Biomedical Engineering

  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • MIT Lincoln Labs
  • Medtronic
  • UVM MC
  • Abbott
  • The Robert Larner M.D.
  • Roche
  • Colorado State University
  • Agilent

Civil Engineering

  • Jacobs
  • Vermont Agency of Transportation
  • Kiewit Construction
  • VHB
  • Stantec
  • State of Vermont
  • Dubois & King Inc.
  • HDR
  • AECOM
  • GZE GeoEnvironmental Inc.
  • Engneering Ventures, PC
  • GPI/Greenman-Pederson Inc.
  • CDM Smith
  • City of Burlington
  • US Army corps of Engineers
  • Stonefield Engineering and Designs

Environmental Engineering

  • Stantec
  • MIT Langer Lab
  • VHB
  • State of Vermont
  • AECOM
  • GZE GeoEnvironmental Inc.
  • Sanborn
  • Woodard and Curren
  • Arcadis
  • Weston and Sampson
  • CDM Smith
  • BL Companies
  • City of Burlington
  • Haley and Aldrich

Electrical Engineering

  • Draper
  • Beta Technologies
  • OnLogic
  • GlobalFoundries
  • Marvell Technologies
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Lockheed Martin
  • AMD
  • NRG Systems
  • Hallam-ICS
  • Agilent tech
  • Dynapower
  • National Grid
  • Eversource Energy
  • Medtronic

Mechanical Engineering

  • Bose Corporation
  • Benchmark Space Systems
  • GlobalFoundries
  • Beta Technologies
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Husky Technologies
  • General Dynamics
  • GE Aviation
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Boeing
  • Benchmark Space Systems
  • Hayward Tyler
  • Philips
  • Flexaseal Engineered Seals and Systems
  • Honeywell
  • DEKA Research and Development
  • SharkNinja

Physics

  • IBM
  • GlobalFoundries
  • Intel Cooporation
  • OnLogic
  • Sandia National Laboratory
  • University of Colorado Boulder