The BDCC & Six College Collaborative Internship Program offers works to partner currently enrolled college students and recent graduates with local companies through paid internship opportunities. The program 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.