Internships | Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources | The University of Vermont(title)

Internships are great opportunities to explore your career interests, build relevant skills, and make connections in your fields of interest.

Internships may be for credit or not, paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time, and can be built into your class schedule during the academic year or arranged during the summer. The Rubenstein School Internship Program awards academic credit for well-structured internship and research experiences. Internship opportunities exist in Vermont, throughout the United States, and internationally.

See our resources for getting an internship, supporting a student, or hosting an internship below.

Resources for Students

Getting Started

The Rubenstein Internship Program provides a formal structure for students pursuing career-related internships and research experiences. Interns are supervised and supported by professionals in the field, a faculty member, or a staff member.

Need assistance finding an internship? Do you want to earn credit for an internship? Curious about funding? Email Meghan Young or make an appointment with her on Navigate.

Trying to navigate academic planning with internship planning? Curious about how to use your internship experience toward career development? Email Emily LeForce or make an appointment with her on Navigate.

Earning Credit

Internship credit needs to be arranged PRIOR to the start of an internship. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Start planning when you want to do an internship and where you hope to intern.
  2. Develop and submit application materials.
  3. Get an internship offer!
  4. Review these Rubenstein School Internship and Research Guidelines and decide what course you hope to take and when.
  5. Review this information on Academic Deliverables by Credit and decide how many credits you hope to earn.
  6. After reviewing the above documents AND connecting with the Rubenstein Experiential Learning Coordinator, please fill out this Experiential Learning Plan.

Email Meghan Young to confirm your internship and/or if you have further questions about credit.

Funding for Internships

Rubenstein School Internship Fund: Provides funding to Rubenstein School students (priority given to first-year and sophomore students) pursuing unpaid or underpaid, credit-bearing internship and research experiences. More about the Rubenstein School Internship Fund.

Additional Funding at UVM

Perennial Internship Program

The Perennial Internship Program is a competitive internship program offering 12-week, paid, credit-bearing internships that range from part-time to full-time. The program strives to provide valuable internship opportunities for Rubenstein School students and build relationships with environmental companies, organizations, and agencies working on critical issues. 

More about the Perennial Internship Program

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UVM Student Health Services: Confidential health care services for students, (802) 656-3350

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Contact us

Meghan Young

Experiential and Community-Based Learning Coordinator (802) 656-5853