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.

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.

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. 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.

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.