Visual Communications Design intern working on photography shoot at Burton Snowboards

Internships

As a professionally focused institution, Champlain emphasizes the value of getting as much time in the field as possible. We go to great lengths to create the best options for our students to do so. If you have the drive, we will work with you extensively to help you find—or create—an internship that will give you a chance to really dig into the work of your profession, build up your professional portfolio, and capture impressive credentials for your resume.

Champlain has established close ties with the local business community, and Champlain students are the interns of choice at numerous businesses in and around Vermont, including (among many others):

Ben & Jerry's Logo Seventh Generation Logo Burton Logo
GE logo Nordica Logo Amazon Logo
Keurig Green Mountain logo Cisco Logo The University of Vermont Medical Center logo
Magic Hat Logo Paloalto networks logo KPMG logo

 

Why Our Interns Are In Demand

Our career-focused programs align closely with specific professions—and, because our Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to take courses in your major beginning in your first semester at Champlain, you will be prepared to do productive work in an internship in your field as early as the summer after your first year. Having an established professional skill set upon which you can build will set you apart from others when it comes to securing an internship—which, like the overall job market, is becoming increasingly competitive.

Many companies in the Burlington area favor candidates for internships from Champlain College because our students invariably arrive prepared and eager to learn. To be an exceptional intern, you need know-how, and at Champlain we begin teaching you the skills of your profession immediately. In fact, 89% of 2019 Champlain College graduates completed one or more career-relevant experiential learning opportunity (internship or other professional work experience)—prior to graduation. Our students are also sought after while studying abroad and many find exciting jobs around the world after they graduate. In Montreal alone, 52 Champlain students have gone on to work for international organizations like Ubisoft over the last few years. 

ICOS logo Gameloft logo World Trade Center Dublin
Ubisoft Logo Kyoto Design Lab logo Sansi logo

To learn more about the conditions to intern or work internationally, please click here.

 

Game Design student collaborating in a Montreal game lab
Filmmaking students interning on a shoot for Driven Studios
Education student interning in a local elementary school
Student intern holding a snowboard at Burton
Students interning at a game studio in Montreal
Digital Forensics students interning in The Leahy Center

Champlain graduates bring hands-on and real-life experience they’ve attained through their internship programs. They’re really ready to contribute as part of the team.

Heather Adams, Director of Human Resources, Logic Supply