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Careers & Post-Graduation Planning: Summer jobs/Internships

Resources for learning more about careers and other next steps for Castleton University students

Internship listings

Website for students "to connect with Vermont employers and land great internship opportunities in technical, creative, and business pursuits."

An "internship marketplace bringing students, employers and higher education institutions together in one centralized location."

CoolWorks features a database of jobs in the U.S.  Includes jobs in the National Parks, resorts, amusement parks, camps, and ranches. Provides jobs by state, a job map and more.

Outdoor/leadership programs

National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
Learn wilderness and leadership skills

Outward Bound
Adventure-based wilderness programs

Some books on internships in the library

The list below is only a sampling of books available.  See more at

Resources at Castleton

Renee Beaupre-White
Director of Career Services
(802) 468-1339

Listings: Internships, part-time/full-time/summer jobs

Stay at Castleton over the summer

Student positions at Castleton

International opportunities

Summer jobs abroad from Transitions Abroad

Volunteer Abroad “The Portal for Volunteer Work, Service and Vacations Overseas” from Transitions Abroad

Volunteers for Peace
A non-profit founded in 1982 offering over 3000 voluntary service opportunities around the world.

Volunteer Abroad from Go

Research opportunities

Science summer internships

Pathways to Science from the Institute for Broadening Participation offers a searchable database of summer research opportunities. Searchable by by institution, disciplinary categories, and geography.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates from the National Science Foundation. Groups of 10 or so undergraduates work in a research program of a host institution.  Pays a stipend.

Undergraduate Internship Program Vermont EPSCoR Adaptation to Climate Change. 10 weeks. Paid.  (Deadline to apply:  early February)

At these campuses

  • Johnson State College in Johnson
  • Saint Michael's College in Colchester
  • University of Vermont in Burlington
  • Lyndon State College in Lyndon
  • Middlebury College in Middlebury
  • Castleton University in Castleton

In these areas

  • Lake and Stream Ecology
  • Climatology
  • Water Chemistry & Microbiology
  • Soil Nutrients
  • Land Use Management
  • Environmental Policy & Management
  • Computer Programming

AmGen Scholars program
Sponsored by the Amgen Foundation. "Allows undergraduates from across the globe to participate in cutting-edge research opportunities at world-class institutions. 17 leading institutions across the U.S., Europe and Japan currently host the summer program."

Books on volunteer/service opportunities

More job listings

Also see the Job hunting tab on this guide for access to more job listings

Summer camp jobs

American Camp Association Job Center

Vermont Camps

See listings of summer camps in Vermont.

Federal government jobs

Opportunities for internships and entry level jobs in the federal government, part of USAJobs

Farming internships

Sustainable farming internship and apprenticeship listings
From ATTRA, The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

Work abroad

Theater opportunities

Career resources in theater
on CU library theater course guide

Summer Professional Theatre Companies
List with links to company websites

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Job Bank, choose Internship for "Type of Position" when you search

Summer Theatre Directory
REF 792.02
Print directory
to summer employment at summer theatres and training programs.  Also:  theme parks, renaissance fairs, outdoor drama, cruise lines.