The Six Colleges Collaborative Internship Program works with local businesses, post-secondary students and colleges both in and outside of Vermont.
The program works to partner college students and recent graduates with local companies and contribute to Vermont’s economic development, while introducing students to the opportunities that exist here in Vermont. It attracts students from across Windham County, the State, and the Country to start their careers in Southern Vermont, providing work-based learning experiences to students and qualified labor to Windham County’s growing businesses and nonprofits. Currently, five higher education institutions are participating in the program: Community College of Vermont, Landmark College, Marlboro College, World Learning/School for International Training (S.I.T.) and Vermont Technical College. This is an opportunity for an employer to explore a special or short-term project, build capacity for current employees so they may focus on higher-level tasks and try out potential employees in a low-risk environment.
We believe strongly in the value of internships for all parties involved. Our vision is to support area businesses in finding qualified, dedicated college interns. With these internships we look to enhance the workforce of Windham County and support businesses in their retention of people in their labor force.
The Six College Collaborative Internship Program offers: (1) a motivated, highly skilled applicant pool, (2) a rigorous program offering individualized support, (3) screening of candidates, reducing the hiring workload for the business organization, and (4) a local and regional model built on strong relationships between businesses, colleges and students.