Summer 2020: Remote-Only Internships & Research
The Rubenstein School has made the decision that, for Summer 2020, all credit bearing internships and research must be entirely remote. Fully remote work is defined as work being carried out online or by phone from a students’ residential location. No field or lab work will be permitted. Any internship or research that cannot be done remotely will not be eligible for credit or funding.
Funding for remote summer internships and research, as well as remote environmental service projects, is still available through the Rubenstein Internship Fund. Here is info about how to apply for that funding.
We recognize that this decision will impact many students. We are making decisions that prioritize student health and safety amidst the changing circumstances related to COVID-19.
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. Stop by Aiken 220G to make an appointment with Anna. Appointments can also 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.
- Review these Rubenstein School Internship Guidelines (PDF)
- Review this information on Academic Deliverables by Credit (PDF).
- After reviewing the above documents, please fill out this Experiential Learning Plan.
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.