Let’s start off with the basics.
What exactly IS an internship?
An internship is
“College level learning that
happens outside of the
classroom.”
Ok. So why would I want an internship?
For a few different reasons.
•  Gain experience
•  Test out a career field
•  Develop professional skills
•  Create contac...
Sometimes people think of internships as grunt work
And interns may make coffee & copies (once in a while)
Because they are a part of every job.
But at its core, internships are an educational experience
And have supervision & educational guidance
Next question
Will I get credit?
You can get credit, in specific ways.
•  Has to be set up beforehand
•  Have to complete some additional work
•  You have ...
Can I get paid?
Yes!
(But this may vary from department to
department and industry to industry)
Is it better to be paid or get credit?
Where can I pick up my internship?
Places to start the search:
(all are listed on the Career Center’s website)
-  Catamount Job Link : uvm.edu/career
-  Inte...
How do I apply?
What you need to apply
-  Resume
-  (Career Center can help – check out our other workshop!)
-  Cover letter (sometimes)
-...
Can I design my own internship?
Definitely.
-  LinkedIn Career Connection & Alumni groups
-  Catamount Job Link
-  Networking-
·  With employers
·  Facult...
Questions?
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University of Vermont Internship 101 workshop. Describes what an internship is, why students would want one, how to go about getting one, the details about academic credit and payment, and how to create your own.

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  • Hello! Introductions: Name, class year, major, what brought you to the workshop (be sure to introduce yourself, too)This workshop is an introduction to the internship process – if you are looking for more specialized help, feel free to come in during drop-ins for a quick 10 minute conversation, or make an appointment at the Career Center (still located over in Living and Learning E140).
  • Anyone want to take a stab at the definition?
  • You’ll notice that this definition is pretty vague. An internship can happen in different settings (an office, in the field, at UVM, or other places). It can happen during the school year or over the summer. It can also vary in how many hours a week it is (we’ll talk a little bit more about that later). Essentially, an internship is hands-on job preparation.
  • Who wants to give some reasons for pursuing an internship?-Add experience to a resume-Get to try out a job. Sometimes it’s just as valuable to learn what you *don’t* like, and narrow down your plans now (instead of finding out that you don’t like something when you’re years into a job).-Learn about office culture and etiquette-Network – every connection you make potentially helps when you’re looking for a job-Get comfortable in office culture. It will be so much easier to interview for jobs once you know what jobs look like.-Get the opportunity to connect theory with practice. Instead of just learning about something in a classroom, you really get to DO it.
  • Everyone does a little copying and coffee-making. It’s ok to contribute to the workplace in this way. It just shouldn’t be the ONLY thing that you do.
  • This is the “college-level learning” part we talked about earlier.
  • This can take different forms, but you should have a supervisor who can give you feedback and who can answer questions for you. There needs to be someone available to provide help when you need it, because it is a learning experience.
  • Any questions on what we’ve talked about so far?
  • -It’s important to note that this CANNOT be retroactive. You can’t come in after you have completed an internship and get credit.-There will be some additional assignments, like reflections or journal entries. You might have to submit critiques about your own work.-Classes typically meet only a few times a semester. It’s not the same as your other classes that meet every week.-Different departments have different ways of awarding credit. Check in our Experiential Learning Guide after the presentation or check with your department chair or advisor.-You can also enroll in the Service Learning course, which awards between 1-12 credits, depending on the work you complete and the number of hours you work at your internship-You can also enroll in CDAE’s course for 2 credits.All of this information is available on the Career Center’s website
  • There is also the possibility of receiving a stipend, which is a smaller award (typically $1000-$2000) to cover the costs of transportation, housing, or food.
  • Some departments have their own different rules, but most of the time you can get paid and receive credit. If taking a class in your academic major, check in with that professor to learn more about their policies.
  • You have to APPLY for an internship, and it is a process. It’s not something that is packaged and waiting for you to pick up.
  • These are listed on our website (can open it in another window)
  • You can bring your resume to our drop in hours, or come to our Monday afternoon resume workshop
  • As The World Interns

    1. 1. Let’s start off with the basics.
    2. 2. What exactly IS an internship?
    3. 3. An internship is “College level learning that happens outside of the classroom.”
    4. 4. Ok. So why would I want an internship?
    5. 5. For a few different reasons. •  Gain experience •  Test out a career field •  Develop professional skills •  Create contacts for your network •  Build confidence •  Apply your knowledge in a hands-on way
    6. 6. Sometimes people think of internships as grunt work
    7. 7. And interns may make coffee & copies (once in a while)
    8. 8. Because they are a part of every job.
    9. 9. But at its core, internships are an educational experience
    10. 10. And have supervision & educational guidance
    11. 11. Next question
    12. 12. Will I get credit?
    13. 13. You can get credit, in specific ways. •  Has to be set up beforehand •  Have to complete some additional work •  You have to enroll in a class to receive credit o  Can go through your academic department o  For service learning (usually non-profit), you can enroll in EDSS 239 o  Or, enroll in CDAE 196 for elective credit
    14. 14. Can I get paid?
    15. 15. Yes! (But this may vary from department to department and industry to industry)
    16. 16. Is it better to be paid or get credit?
    17. 17. Where can I pick up my internship?
    18. 18. Places to start the search: (all are listed on the Career Center’s website) -  Catamount Job Link : uvm.edu/career -  Internships USA -  Idealist.org, Indeed.com, VT Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) -  Career Library resources: Binders, Guides -  Consult with Office of International Education about international internships (and check out iAbroad.com) -  Some departments post internship opportunities
    19. 19. How do I apply?
    20. 20. What you need to apply -  Resume -  (Career Center can help – check out our other workshop!) -  Cover letter (sometimes) -  Through Catamount Job Link or a different website/ service -  Contacting the company directly
    21. 21. Can I design my own internship?
    22. 22. Definitely. -  LinkedIn Career Connection & Alumni groups -  Catamount Job Link -  Networking- ·  With employers ·  Faculty ·  Family ·  Career counselors ·  (everyone is a potential connection)
    23. 23. Questions?

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