Now is the Time to Think About Hosting an Intern, College students are actively looking for spring and summer opportunities

Are you a Windham Region employer looking for assistance on a special project, or some extra support over the summer? Have you ever considered hosting a college intern? Attracting and developing new talent is critical if your organization is facing the same workforce challenges we all are – tight labor market and an aging workforce. The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) Internship Program may be your solution!

The BDCC connects currently enrolled college students and recent college graduates with Windham Region companies through paid internship opportunities. The program attracts students from across the region, the state, and the country to start careers in Southern Vermont. Internships provide work-based learning experiences to students from a wide range of backgrounds and educational institutions. The only requirement for employers is to pay an intern at least minimum wage ($10.78).

Vermont is big on Internships:

  • 71% of students attending college in Vermont engage in an internship or other field work experience (Vermont Futures Project)
  • 95% of qualified students who seek an internship opportunity secure an internship placement  (Vermont Futures Project)

Great Interns can also become great employees: 25% of BDCC-placed Interns have gone on to accept permanent positions with their employer.

Highly motivated college students are already looking for summer opportunities, so now is the time to seek and hire an intern.  If you are interested in hosting an intern, or know a college student interested in an internship, please contact, Sarah Lang at the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, slang@brattleborodevelopment.com or (802) 257-7731 ext 222.


The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation is a private, nonprofit economic development organization that serves as a catalyst for industrial and commercial growth throughout Southeastern Vermont, including Windham County and the towns of Readsboro, Searsburg, and Weston. BDCC serves as the State of Vermont’s certified Regional Development Corporation (RDC) for the greater Windham County area. BDCC is one of 12 RDCs throughout Vermont.  For more information visit: https://brattleborodevelopment.com/

Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) is an affiliate of BDCC that grew from a 2008 grassroots effort, initiated by BDCC, to reverse the economic decline of the Windham Region and plan for the economic impacts from the closure of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. In 2014, after multiple years of regional input, education and data gathering, SeVEDS submitted the Windham Region’s federally recognized S.M.A.R.T. Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for federal approval. For more information visit: www.seveds.com

The BDCC Internship Program works to partner currently enrolled college students and recent college graduates with local Windham County 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. BDCC partners with higher education institutions across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts which include; Community College of Vermont, Keene State College, Greenfield Community College, Landmark College, Marlboro College, World Learning/School for International Training (S.I.T.) and Vermont Technical College.