Internships

Create a Highly Marketable Communication Resume

The Communication major will provide you with the specific skills that will give you the most flexibility in a fast-moving, innovative industry. With our in-depth curriculum in the Communication major starting in your first semester, you'll be qualified sooner for internships.

The average Communication major completes two to three internships—and some do more. Multiple internship opportunities help you explore an integrated set of skills that will help you launch a successful career. The Program Director and Career Services work extensively with you to identify internships that align with your interests and career goals, and then will coach you in writing cover letters, resumes, building interview skills and preparing you to represent yourself well in a professional environment.

In their internships, Communication majors have worked on communication outreach, media relations, newsletter writing, editing,  website content production, research, photography, video production, audio production, on-air radio, TV news and sports, social media,  public relations, branding, blogging, legislative work and event management, among other activities.

Recent Internship Locations for Communication Majors

True Tone Studios
RETN
Flynn Center
Dealer.com
Hen House Media
Star 92.9
Fletcher Allen Health Care
New Wave Technologies
National Life
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
HOPE Works
Bolton Valley
Healthy Living
Country Music Television
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Ski Vermont
Shelburne Farms
Sparkle Stories
Maqic Hat Brewery
Boyden Valley Winery
Seven Days Newspaper
Otter Creek Brewery
Smugglers Notch
Fiddlehead Brewery
Lyric Theater
Champlain Valley Exposition Center
Hall Communications
Alchemy & Science
Intervale
VH1
Ben & Jerry's
Catamount Outdoor Family Center
Conde Nast
Brandthropology
Democracy for America
Eating Well Magazine
ECHO Lake Logo
FUSE Marketing
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
The Emily Post Institute
KSV
Marketing Partners Inc.
Mudd & Wyeth
PMG Public Relations
Popular Beat Combo
Select Design
Shelburne Museum
The Simpsons
S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
VT Symphony Orchestra
VT Vows & Well Wed Magazines
WCAX-TV
VT City Marathon
Kids VT Newspaper
PHISH- The Waterwheel Foundation
Burlington YMCA
Burton Snowboards

How We Prepare You to Land Internships

Great internships don't just happen. You need to have developed some valuable skills, you need a good resume, you need expert guidance, and you need an "in." At Champlain, we make sure you well prepared in all four areas.

  • The Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to get extensive classroom learning and hands-on experience with industry professionals in your major in your first year, which gives you the real world skills and qualifications to begin taking internships as early as the summer after the first year.

  • The Office of Career Services and the Life Experience Action Dimension (LEAD) program will help you develop your professional resume and teach you interview skills.

  • Your professors will become your reliable mentors, pointing out the strategic academic and co-curricular activities they will help you build your professional skill-set and enhance your resume.

  • Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are universally better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain Graduates receive full and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships.

Read more about Champlain graduates' Career Success.


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