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Eager, professional and skilled Rubenstein School students working with organizations and companies finding solutions for critical environmental issues. Could there be a better match?



The Perennial Summer Internship Program at the Rubenstein School strives to provide valuable internship opportunities for you, Rubenstein School students, and to build and strengthen relationships with environmental companies, organizations and agencies working on critical issues. This is a competitive internship program and these 12-week, paid, credit-bearing internships range from part-time to full-time. Most of the Perennial Internships are located in Vermont, while others may be located elsewhere in the Northeast. Rubenstein School students currently in their sophomore and junior years are eligible to apply for Perennial Internships. Students graduating in May 2024 are not eligible to apply for Perennial Internships.

The Summer 2024 Perennial Internship Application process is now OPEN! 


2024 Perennial Internship Program Application Instructions (PDF)


2024 Perennial Internship Descriptions

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Interested in hosting an intern through the Perennial Internship Program?

Interested organizations and companies work closely with the Rubenstein School to design an internship that is robust, professional and beneficial to both the organization/ company and the intern.

Rubenstein School staff and faculty assist with application review and provide support to both the intern and supervisor throughout the internship.

The intern earns academic credit for the internship and is also paid through a cost-share agreement between the host organization/ company and the Rubenstein School.

Most internships are 12 weeks long and interns work 20 hours/week. There is flexibility in terms of the hours worked per week.

For more info, contact Meghan.Young, Rubenstein School Experiential Learning Coordinator,