Energy-Climate Public Impact Research Fellowship
Only first-year, sophomores, and juniors in RSENR or CEMS are eligible
to apply (graduating seniors are not eligible). Students must 1) show
proof of applying for/receiving an internship with a not-for-profit
organization working on energy and climate; and 2) complete at least two
pre-professional training sessions with the Career Center, which
- Resume workshop
- Internships 101
- LinkedIn workshop
- Wednesday Lunch & Learn
- Job Fair
- Internship Hop
- UVM networking events in Burlington, Boston, NYC, or Washington, D.C.
- An individual advising session with a UVM career counselor
Read the remainder of this web page for the application timeline, selection criteria, recipient obligations,&; and much more!
Go directly to the application webpage at UVM Internship Scholarship
Energy-Climate award offers a $4,000 summer stipend to support
undergraduate students in either the Rubenstein School of Environment and
Natural Resources or the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
The summer stipend is intended to support students working on
energy-climate related projects with organizations including municipal
utilities (e.g. Burlington Electric Department), government offices (e.g.
the Vermont Department of Pubic Service or Agency of Natural Resources),
and environmental advocacy organizations (e.g. VPIRG).
Internship Eligibility & Verification
Eligible internships are those that provide a substantive learning
experience related to energy system change and responding to climate
change. A student should have the opportunity to apply knowledge gained in
the classroom, and to attain new knowledge or skills that are transferable
to other employment settings. There should be clearly defined learning
objectives/goals and consistent supervision and feedback from an
experienced supervisor. The Career Center can help students determine
if an internship fits these criteria. Feel free to stop in at drop-in
hours in the Hub (100 Davis) with any questions.
A student does not need to have a confirmed internship to apply, but
distribution of the scholarship will be contingent upon the applicant
submitting some proof of internship which details:
- The organization name and address
- Confirmation of the internship offer to the student
- A brief outline of the student's responsibilities as an intern.
Internship verification must be received within three weeks after the
Energy-Climate application's interview period.
Application Timeline & Deadline
Information Sessions for Internship funding at the Hub: Wed, Feb 15, 2:15-3:15; Tues, Feb 23, 1-2; Mon, March 6, 2:30-3:30.
March 21, 2017: Deadline to submit resume to Catamount JobLink is
5:00 p.m.; resume must be approved by the application deadline (which may take upwards of 48 hours).
mid-April: Applicants receive final award notification.
Selection Criteria & Selection Process
A competitive selection process will take the following into
- A Professional sense of purpose: Selection committee members will evaluate the benefits a student will gain from the internship, and ow the internship aligns with a student's career/professional goals.
- Energy-Climate Public Impact: Selection committee members will evaluate the public impact of the proposed internship and the organization. The proposed organizations will be assessed based on reputation and record of innovative energy-climate work.
- Academic trajectory: Selection committee members will evaluate a student's academic experience as well as how their current academic trajectory will be enhanced through the proposed internship(s). Committee members will look for coursework and research experience relevant to the proposed internship.
- Financial need: Selection committee members will expect students to articulate why they need financial support in order to pursue an internship, as well as how financial support to do the proposed internship better enables them to meet their goals for their internship experience.
Scholarship Recipient Obligations
The following are required from award recipients at the end of the
- Two-page, double-spaced summary answering the following questions: How did this internship help you grow personally and professionally? How did this internship opportunity affect your career goals? Did it help you explore options, gain skills, or refine a plan as it relates to your career plans?
- Presentation of internship experience during the fall semester at a joint Rubenstein-CEMS event which is meant to foster increased connections and collaborations between the two colleges.
Materials from an awardee's internship application/experience that they
affirm may be shared with other UVM students (e.g., photos, videos, other
stories) may be used by the Office of Undergraduate Research, RSENR, CEMS,
or other UVM offices or social media sites.
Financial Aid & Tax InformationThe monies received from the fellowship are not compensation for hours worked. The fellowship is intended to cover food, transportation, housing, and cost of living expenses. There may be financial aid and/or tax implications associated with this award. Students who have questions about the impact of this fellowship are strongly encourage to consult with Student Financial Services or a tax professional before accepting the award.
A complete application will include:
- The general application form
- Make sure to indicate the Energry Climate Public Impact Award and any other awards for which you wish to be considered
- Current resume (submitted through Catamount JobLink)
- Letter of recommendation from a UVM faculty member (e-mailed directly to the Office of Undergraduate Research, email@example.com, by 5 p.m. on the due date)
- Unofficial transcript (provided to the review committee by the Office
of Undergraduate Research; students need not submit)
For technical assistance or other questions related to submitting the application itself, please contact the Career Center at 802-656-3450.
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