Internships in the International Business Major

Create a Highly Marketable International Business Résumé

Internships are a key part of Champlain's career-focused education. Positions in your field give you an insider's knowledge of your future career, real-world skills, and the chance to explore your interests. 

Our students are prized interns, many securing paid internships at renowned firms, businesses, and organizations. 

Because of Champlain's Upside-Down Curriculum, you will already have usable knowledge of your field at the end of your first year. This early experience with the actual work of your field—not just the theory—is why so many employers can't wait to hire a Champlain student.

Another benefit to starting your International Business classes in your first year is that you'll be able to participate in multiple internships over your time in college, making your résumé stand out to future employers. 

Plus, you'll be in Burlington, Vermont—a town thriving with innovative businesses that trade and partner with companies in locations like Canada, China, Taiwan, Japan, and more—giving you many career-building learning opportunities. 

Recent Internship Locations for International Business Majors Include:

  • Department of Homeland Security // HR Assistant // Burlington, VT
  • JW Grace Consulting // Recruiting Consultant // Shanghai, China
  • Tata Harper Skincare // Client Retention and Education Associate // Burlington, VT
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) // Benefits and Retirement Intern // South Burlington, VT

Other Internship Locations Have Included:

Burton Snowboards Nordica Keurig Green Mountain
Dunn Global Fletcher CSI Iconx Skateshop
U.S. Sherpa International Department of Homeland Security MyWebGrocer

How We Prepare You for Experiential Learning

We want you to be well prepared for your first internship, externship, or other field work. After your first year of exploratory practical education, you'll be ready to work with your career advisor to take the next step. 

  • The Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to get extensive classroom learning and hands-on experience with industry professionals in your first year, which gives you the real-world skills and qualifications to begin taking an internship or externship 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. Early on in your studies, you'll be able to show employers what you know.

  • Your professors will become your reliable mentors, pointing out the strategic academic and co-curricular activities that 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 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 or externships.

Read more about Champlain graduates' Career Success.