Internship & Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Computer Information System graduates are readily employable in challenging occupations. With additional internship or on-the-job experience, they can advance along any number of career paths in government, commerce, or industry to senior positions in computer information technology fields. Students are also well prepared to continue their studies at the graduate level.

Typical entry-level positions include:

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • IT Technician
  • Help Desk Support
  • Junior Database Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Software Programmer
  • Jr. Systems Analyst

Graduates from the CIS program have recently procured jobs with companies such as GE Aviation, Oracle/Taleo, Datamann, Inc., Co-operative Insurance Companies and Addison Rutland Supervisory Union.

Internship Opportunities

Internship sites can be found locally, nationally, and internationally. Internships may be paid or unpaid and are available for up to 12 credits. A variety of internships are available across disciplines and within various industry segments.

Internships provide positions of responsibility for students in a professional environment under the supervision of an on-site professional and a faculty advisor. While internships may be on or off campus experiences, they are generally characterized by an independent design and the integration of classroom work with practical experiences.

An internship is designed to introduce the student to the opportunities, duties, and responsibilities of personal career objectives through an experience collaboratively planned by the student, academic department, the employer, and the internship coordinator. Thus, the student not only is made aware of the potential of a chosen career, but also becomes more acutely sensitive to the value and necessity for of their remaining academic studies.

Internship Requirements

All students must receive permission of the CIS coordinator to engage in an internship. The following minimum requirements apply:

  1. Students must be in good academic standing at the University to participate in an internship.
  2. Students must have completed 12 credits at Castleton.
  3. Students must be matriculated prior to applying for an internship.
  4. The Internship Contract form requires approval of a Castleton faculty supervisor, the on-site supervisor, and the Internship Coordinator.
  5. Internships may be taken either on a pass/no pass basis or for a grade.

Internship Examples

Castleton students have benefited from internships in the financial sector, the healthcare sector, the hospitality and resort management sector, and the manufacturing sector, including recent internships with the following businesses:

Current Internship

ARC RutlandWebsite Maintenance Intern

Rutland, VT

The ARC Rutland needs someone to monitor emails, maintain website and manage digital needs. Unpaid.

To Apply

Contact Name: Lisa Lynch

Phone: (802) 775-1370

Email: info@arcrutlandarea.org

Address:
128 Merchants Row, Suite 302, Rutland VT, 05701

Current Internship

Skin and Tonic Marketing,Manufacturing & Finance Internship

Rutland, VT

Skin and Tonic, a locally made skin care line, is seeking a qualified intern to join their team. The intern should be interested in learning all aspects of being part of an entrepreneurial small business. The intern hired for this position should expect to learn all facets of manufacturing, and will leave this position with invaluable skills and industry knowledge. Social media marketing and updates to the website are also incorporated. Limited compensation available.

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Phone: (802) 468-1431

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu

Current Internship

Vermont Achievement CenterDevelopment Office Assistant

Rutland, VT

Assist with fundraising activities; to include but not limit to: Assisting with annual fundraising campaign, bulk mailings, database management, filing, assistance with special events, web site updates, Facebook updates. Would prefer development/fundraising background or interest.

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu

Current Internship

Vermont Country StoreDifferent Internships Available

Vermont

We are a 69 year-old, family-owned business looking for exceptional students to complement their education with hands-on experience to a broad range of occupations. The Vermont Country Store’s 10-week internship program is designed for interns to learn on the job and take those meaningful skills to future employment. On-the-job training is coupled with learning how we service and take part in our community, an extraordinary quality that many companies value. Internships available in creative services, finance, marketing and E commerce, community and philanthropy, human resources, product development and supply and operations and retail.

To Apply

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu

Current Internship

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation Various Opportunities

Vermont

Offering a variety of internships in the following fields: Network Administrator, Cyber Security, Web Application Developer, Helpdesk, Accounting, Data Scientist, Market Data Analyst, Engineering, HVACR Program, Social Justice and Drive Electric Vermont. For descriptions on each please contact Chrispin White or go online.

To Apply

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu

Current Internship

Vermont Institute of Natural Science Marketing and Social Media

Quechee, VT

Intern will manage the social media process, and set-up and implement a social media strategy by promoting the organization to all age levels including the web-site. Intern will also work with the Executive Director and Lead Marketing Associate on creating the promotional marketing materials for the Nature Center’s exhibits, programs and events.

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Phone: (802) 468-1431

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu

Current Internship

Vermont Political Revolution CorporationVermont Voter Pledge Intern

Throughout Vermont

All interns will have opportunity to participate in and/or lead in organizational apparatus development and voter/candidate pledge garnering. Internships will be tailored, however, to the interests, skills, and career plans of the accepted intern.

To Apply

Contact Name: Sondra Mendelson

Email: sondramendelson@vermontpoliticalrevolution.org

Address:
37 Maryland Avenue, Unit 445
Rockville, MD 20850

Current Internship

Vermont State Employees Credit Union (VSECU)Member Service Consultant I

Vermont

Serve our members through personal contact, assist with a wide range of financial transactions, provide information, and resolve problems related to products and services. Experience working in customer service and performing financial transactions. High school diploma.

Website

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu

Current Internship

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1 Webpage Intern

Rutland, VT

Promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. Some of the items VVA works towards on both a local and national level are: Advocate on issues important to veterans, provide programs and services that improve our well-being, serve our community. They are in need of an intern to assist them in either updating their website or creating a new website.

More Information

To Apply

Contact Name: Chrispin White

Phone: (802) 468-1431

Email: chrispin.white@castleton.edu