Intern and supervisor at plant nursery

Internships are great opportunities to explore your career interests, build relevant skill sets and make connections in your fields of interest. Many students also find that internships encourage them to apply knowledge and skills gained in the classroom. 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.

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Support: 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 RSENR faculty member, RSENR Career Counselor & Internship Coordinator Anna Smiles-Becker..

Explore Internships: It is never too early to start!

  • Useful websites for your internship search
  • Handshake: UVM’s platform for connecting students to employers, job and internship opportunities, career resources, event information, and more.
  • Want assistance in finding an internship?  Contact Ryan Buckley, Ryan.Buckley@uvm.edu, Aiken 219, or make an appointment through Navigate.
  • Do you have an internship and want to earn credit?  Curious about internship funding?  Contact Anna.Smiles-Becker, Anna.Smiles-Becker@uvm.edu, Aiken 220G, or make an appointment through Navigate.

Obtain Credit: Internship credit needs to be arranged PRIOR to the start of an internship. Please follow the steps below. Contact Anna Smiles-Becker if you have further questions about credit.

Apply for Funding:

  • Kate Svitek Memorial Award: Provides funding to RSENR students pursuing internships related to outdoor leadership or environmental education. Learn more about the Kate Svitek Memorial Award.
  • Rubenstein School Internship Fund: Provides funding to RSENR students (priority given to first year and sophomore students) pursuing unpaid or under paid, credit-bearing internship/research experiences. Learn more about the Rubenstein School Internship Fund.

Rubenstein Perennial Summer Internship Program: Provides valuable summer internship opportunities for a select group of students with environmental companies, agencies, municipalities and organizations. Learn how to apply.

Student intern working in UVM Natural Area

Past internship and research summaries

Learn about cool internships that Rubenstein School students have done. Read internship stories by category below. Also explore our Rubenstein School YouTube Channel.