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.

Spring 2021: Internships & Research Opportunities

The Rubenstein School is currently supporting both in-person and remote credit-bearing internships for the Spring 2021 semester. Remote internships are strongly recommended, but in-person experiences are currently being supported.  Students pursuing credit for research experiences should contact the faculty member or graduate student they're working with to discuss remote/in-person work.

Prior to the start of any in-person internship or research, COVID-19 forms must be completed:

  • Students need to complete an Experiential Learning Plan which includes a COVID 19 checklist.
  • All internship site supervisors need to complete two COVID-related forms.  
  • UVM Research supervisors do not need to complete the two COVID-related forms.

No in-person internship or research can start until these forms have been submitted.

Funding for spring internships and research is still available through the Rubenstein Internship Fund.

We are making decisions that prioritize student health and safety amidst the changing circumstances related to COVID-19.

Get Started!

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, and RSENR Career Counselor & Internship Coordinator Anna Smiles-Becker. Appointments can be made via email Anna.Smiles-Becker@uvm.edu or by phone at 802-656-3002.

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

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.

Apply for Funding:

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.