Gain global skills with local businesses and nonprofits — and see increased value to your education with Northern Vermont University’s Learning and Working community.

At NVU, opportunities to learn and work are built into your academic experience.

At NVU, you’ll try out a career, apply new skills, and practice solving problems in your field — all along your educational path. You’ll gain experience with businesses and schools, nonprofits, and government and learn how your coursework applies directly to your career — first-hand knowledge that you’ll carry back to your classes to gain even more from your NVU program.

With Learning and Working, the communities where NVU students intern and work gain so much, too — skilled new staff who dig right in. Paid internships and work opportunities make college more affordable — and help you stand out with employers after you graduate, too.

Summer 2021 found NVU students working in youth education, in substance abuse prevention, and at Yellowstone National Park. They developed an ecommerce store for an outdoor company, helped manage a university athletics department, forecasted weather, and worked as audio engineers for live concerts.

Graduate Career-Ready and Confident the Field is Right for You

NVU alum work everywhere — at The Weather Channel and Pfizer, in schools from the U.S. to Scotland, at mountain resorts like Jay Peak and Park City Mountain Resort, at VPR and Netflix, and in state government in Vermont and beyond. Learning and Working sets your course for your future.


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Meet Camden Patten ’21 (New Hampshire)

Camden Patten ’21 took part in a Learning and Working Community internship experience with Northview Weather based at Do North Coworking during summer 2021. A Climate Change Science major, Camden conducted research to help improve the prediction of solar power for grid management applications.

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Vermont by Degrees: NVU making a difference

Perspective, Rutland Herald
by John W. Mills, NVU Interim President 

Imagine, as a college student, the opportunity to work with an early-stage technology company helping to improve electric system reliability under extreme weather. Imagine the opportunity to work in a 1,500-acre tract of woods building trails, controlling invasive species and doing GIS/GPS mapping. Now imagine getting paid for these opportunities while earning credit towards your degree. This isn’t a fantasy or opportunities available at faraway universities. These are just a couple of the opportunities for undergraduate students right here at Northern Vermont University under the new Learning and Working Community program.

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“Here, you get out into the community and do exciting things. It’s part of our curriculum. It’s our practicum. How the newsroom is run is what really sets the program apart.”

- Emma Quinn ‘19


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