Internship Program

Internships offer an invaluable opportunity for our students to extend their education in a real-world setting, explore career options, apply knowledge, expand their professional network, and gain transferable skills. 

If a student is using an internship to earn credits through Saint Michael’s College then they’ll be required to complete a minimum of 130 internship hours during the semester at an approved internship site.  The internship can be paid or unpaid, and the main goal in either case is for the student to contribute to the organization in a manner which will allow them to enhance their professional skills and apply their learning. 

If your organization would like to recruit a student intern from St. Mike’s, here is the basic information that we’ll need to effectively advertise your opportunity to students: 

  • Company information (address, phone, website)
  • Supervisor’s contact information (name, job title, email, phone)
  • Internship details
  • Title (this will appear as the headline of the posting in our Handshake system)
  • Timeframe (fall, spring, summer)
  • Duties/responsibilities/projects/tasks
  • Learning outcomes/opportunities
  • Qualifications
  • Pay level (paid/unpaid)
  • Application instructions
  • Additional information you would like students to know before applying

 Once your internship description is ready there are two options to get it advertised with us:

  1. Email your company’s internship information to careerdevelopment@smcvt.edu and we’ll post it for you.
  2. Post opportunities yourself in Handshake by registering for a new employer account.

In general, students are seeking fall/spring internship opportunities in the greater Burlington, VT area, and summer opportunities nationwide.  Please feel free to contact the Office of Career Development if you have any questions or would like to talk further about our internship program or the needs of your organization.   We look forward to collaborating with you!

Additional Information for Employers:

On-Campus Recruiting:  If you would like to visit campus to recruit in-person simply email careerdevelopment@smcvt.edu to have a visit scheduled.

List of Saint Michael's College Majors and Curriculum:  https://www.smcvt.edu/academics/majors-minors-and-curriculum.aspx

15 Best Practices for Internship Programs  http://www.naceweb.org/internships/15-best-practices.aspx

Developing Interns’ Skills Strengthens Their Bond to the Organization:  http://www.naceweb.org/talent-acquisition/internships/developing-interns-skills-strengthens-their-bond-to-the-organization/

Internship Programs Under The Fair Labor Standards Act:  https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.htm

Handshake Employer URL:  https://app.joinhandshake.com/employer_registrations/new


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