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Summer Intern Spotlight – Caleb Paasche, Project Intern at BDCC

“My contact with the internship program came last year when I worked over the summer as an intern with the BDCC. When the time came to look for summer employment, I decided to return to the organization owing to the great experience I had last summer. Last year I spent a fair amount of time learning about the Windham Region but in order to provide a new experience, I spent much of this summer learning more about the work that goes on within the BDCC in order for the organization to function and provide the services it does. That included things like working on the website to remodel old pages, gathering data to be used in the annual report, and working with contact management software to keep it up to date.

My favorite thing about my work this summer was really the office itself and all the great people I got to work with at the BDCC. I felt like I was trusted to do work that was going to be public and mean something (ie. the website) and that really helps make the experience meaningful. Doing work like that also gave me experience in programs like WordPress and Excel which are certainly transferable to future employment. I would absolutely recommend the BDCC’s internship program to anyone looking for work in the southern Vermont region; the program really allows you to do meaningful work with professional organizations, rather than simply getting an entry level job that you’ll leave only with rather transient skills that ultimately aren’t transferable.”

– Caleb Paasche, Guilford Resident, and Bucknell University Student


About the BDCC Internship Program 

The BDCC Internship Program connects currently enrolled college students and recent college graduates with Windham County companies through paid internship opportunities. The program attracts students from across the County, the state, and the country to start their careers in Southern Vermont, providing work-based learning experiences to students, and qualified workers to the County’s growing businesses and nonprofits. BDCC partners with the Six College Collaborative which includes; Community College of Vermont, Landmark College, Marlboro College, World Learning/School for International Training (S.I.T.), and Vermont Technical College. BDCC works directly with numerous other high education institutions in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts to attract and recruit college students to opportunities in Windham County. Internships are a critical part of BDCC & SeVEDS efforts to increase the size and quality of the workforce.

For more information, contact, Kristin Brooks, Talent Specialist at kbrooks@brattleborodevelopment.com