Student researchers learn skills in empirical observation, utlize cutting edge technologies, and develop a sense of excitement about asking the big questions while working hard toward solutions.


Many Rubenstein School students are actively involved in on-going research projects with faculty and graduate students here in the School.

Learn more about Rubenstein School faculty research projects.

List of active Rubenstein-specific opportuities

Undergraduate students have the option of enrolling in an independent study course or enrolling in an undergraduate research course if working directly with a faculty member or graduate student on a research project. Recent students have quanitified the effects of zebra mussles on shipwrecks, studied what triggers color in maple trees, and measured Vermont's quality of life through the Genuine Progress Inidicator with faculty in Ecological Economics. Many students present at professional conferences and publish their work in a variety of professional journals.

Earning Credit

Research credit needs to be arranged PRIOR to the start of a research experience. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Start planning when and where you want to do research and if you want to work on an independent project or an already existing project with faculty and/or graduate students.
  2. Develop and submit application materials.
  3. Get an offer!
  4. Review these Rubenstein School Internship and Research Guidelines and decide what course you hope to take and when.
  5. Review this information on Academic Deliverables by Credit and decide how many credits you hope to earn.
  6. After reviewing the above documents AND connecting with the Rubenstein Experiential Learning Coordinator, please fill out this Experiential Learning Plan.

Contact Meghan Young to confirm your research opportunity and/or if you have further questions about credit.

A Few Opportunities to Explore!

Read stories about our students' past research and internship experiences.

Get started!

For more information on research opportunities, email, set up an appointment through Navigate or stop by 219 Aiken.

Another great resource to check out is the UVM Office of Fellowships, Opportunities and Undergraduate Research.

Submit UVM Site Use Request

Please submit a request to use UVM properties for research (by the end of spring semester for summer use):