Internships

Create a Highly Marketable Environmental Studies & Policy Resume

The Environmental Studies & Policy major is focused on the action-oriented practicalities of what you can do to influence the policies and laws surrounding environmental issues. It will provide you with a great depth in the specific skills that will give you the most flexibility in a global industry.

BusinessInsider.com ranks Burlington, Vermont, as one of the "15 Hottest American Cities of the Future." Of Burlington, the write-up says, "This environmentally-friendly city has turned its focus on sustainability into a form of economic self-reliance-a model which will become increasingly more important in the years ahead."

From being a lobbyist intern in Montpelier to working at Lake Champlain International after graduation, our students have interned and worked at locations all across the Green Mountain State.

Recent Internship Locations for Environmental Studies & Policy Majors

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Action Circles
VPIRG
Peace & Justice Center
1% For the Planet
Crow's Path
Casella Resource Solutions
Community & Economic Development Office of Burlington

How We Prepare You to Land Internships

Great internships don't just happen. You need to develop valuable skills, create a good résumé, receive expert guidance, and you need an "in." At Champlain, we make sure you are well-prepared in all four of these 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 before your sophomore year.

  • Champlain's Career Collaborative will help you develop your professional résumé and hone your interview skills. By graduation, you'll have created a career marketing plan highlighting the unique talents and benefits that set you apart from other job candidates.

  • 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 résumé.

  • 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.