Career Services

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Tap into a global network of professionals in your field.

SIT students complete their practicums around the world in the fields of sustainable development, international education, TESOL, conflict transformation, among many other areas. Through the social, academic, and professional connections this global network provides, SIT students have an easy and dynamic way to connect with like-minded individuals and learn about potential employers worldwide.

I have found Career Mapping extremely beneficial not only in shaping my goals but also my own sense of self and what I have to offer my field as I continue on this path. I want to thank you for providing us with this opportunity to explore ourselves and learn how to become professionals in the field. I will definitely start utilizing more the resources that the Career Center offers now that I have a clearer path to my goals. 

Preston Johnson
Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management MA candidate

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Career Mapping walks students through:

  1. Purpose and Profile through self-assessment, occupational exploration, decision-making, and personal branding
  2. Preparation and Planning through goal-setting, job search preparation, networking, and strategic implementation of a career plan
  3. Positioning and Performance focusing on recruitment and staffing from the employers’ perspective

Other SIT career services include:

  • One-on-one career coaching, résumé and cover letter review, and interviewing assistance
  • Career fairs
  • Information sessions with funders and employers
  • Professional networking events
  • Career Connections’ comprehensive job, internship, and employer database
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment
  • InterviewStream tool for mock interview practice

For more information on future events, please contact Kaitlin Ford.

Networking Event with employers, alumni and students October 14

Career Mapping will be delivered in Vermont in two parts; Part 1 will meet for 1.5 hours each week for four weeks in the fall. Part 2 will meet for 1.5 hours each week for four weeks in the spring. There will also be two optional weekend intensive sessions for those who would like Part 2 spring semester content prior to the spring.

Part 1: Fall sections



Wednesday evenings

Oct.5, 12, 26 & Nov.2, 2016

6:30-8 PM

Thursday afternoon

Oct.6, 13, 27 & Nov.3, 2016

1:30-3 PM

Friday afternoon

Oct. 7, 14, 21, & Nov. 4, 2016

1:30-3 PM

Friday afternoon

Oct. 7, 14, 21, & Nov. 4, 2016

3:30-5 PM

Part 2: Intensives




Nov, 12, 2016

9 AM – 2 PM


Feb. 18, 2017

9AM – 2 PM

Part 2: Spring sections



Wednesday evenings

Feb. 22, March 1, 8, and 15, 2017

6:30-8 PM

Thursday afternoon

Feb. 23, March 2, 9, and 16, 2017

3:30-5 PM

Friday afternoon

Feb. 24, March 3, 10, and 17, 2017

1:30-3 PM

Organization highlights from the 2016 Career Fairs

broad with Disabilities

Alliance for Peacebuilding

AmeriCorps – The Collaborative and Vermont Youth Tomorrow programs

Athena Study Abroad

Barcelona SAE

Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center

Brattleboro Community Justice Center

Brattleboro Community Television

Catholic Relief Services

CISabroad & CIS Australia


EF Education First

English Language Programs (ELF)

Fertile Fields Farm

Food Connects



Greater Falls Community Justice Center

Groundworks Shelter

Haiti Orphanage Sponsorship Trust

If I Could…


International Honors Program

Jerusalem Peacebuilders

Johnson & Wales – International Student Services

Kroka Expeditions

Keene State College Global Ed Office

Massachusetts International Academy (MAIA)

Marlboro College Office of International Services

The Mediation & Training Collaborative

New York Arts Program

Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI) Foundation

Nonviolence International

One Acre Fund

One to World

Peace Corps & Peace Corps Response

RW3 CultureWizard

Saginaw Valley State University Office of International Programs

Semester at Sea

Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter

SIT Language & Culture Department

SIT Study Abroad – University Relations

Student Cultural Exchange

Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies & The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation

Strolling of the Heifers

Student Cultural Exchange

SUNY Plattsburg Global Ed Office

Sustained Dialogue Institute

Tetra Tech ARD

University of Connecticut School of Law International Programs Department

University of Washington Foundation for International Understanding through Students

University of Vermont Office of International Education

Utica College Office of International Education

Vermont Council on World Affairs

Vermont Workers Center

VIA Program

Vital Voices Global Partnership

Volunteers Colombia

Volunteers for Peace

Women Thrive Worldwide

Worcester State University

World Affairs Council


Youth Services / Big Brothers Big Sisters

Yale University Office of International Students & Scholars

SIT Career Services office has way more dedication, commitment, and available resources than I ever thought possible. With the workshops, info sessions, extended hours, career mapping, career connections, special events, the Stall Street Journal, it blows me away how much your little office can achieve in a year.

Jessie Shattuck
MA in Peacebuidling and Conflict Transformation Student

Teaching in thailandSIT MA degree students are exposed to a variety of concepts and theories relevant to their professional work. Initial application of these concepts takes place in team and individual projects in the program coursework. The practicum / internship provides the opportunity to connect the classroom experience with the work each student is doing in the field.

The practicum / internship is designed to be mutually beneficial to the host organization and the MA degree student, and can be done in the United States or abroad. The nature of the work must be at a professional level, in an intercultural setting, consistent with SIT’s mission of making a contribution to the global community, related directly to the student’s academic degree, and be supervised.

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Access hundreds of internship and job postings

Career Connections is an online career tool that enables current SIT students and alumni to easily manage their job and internship searches and to apply for current vacancies, all in one account

InterviewStream: Practice your interviewing skills by recording and reviewing your own mock interview. Select from a list of often-asked questions and listen to interviewing tips from experts in the field.

Career Resource LibGuide: Lists of funding resources to support you during your practicum, also find eBooks, career podcasts, career mobile apps, and more!

Recruiting top professionals has never been easier

SIT Graduate Institute can assist you with your recruiting needs for positions in the fields of sustainable development, international education, TESOL, conflict transformation, food security, social justice and more.

  • Post jobs and internships for students and alumni with Career Connections
  • Come to campus to hold face-to-face or virtual information sessions
  • Attend a Career Fair

For information on the Practicum Guidelines contact: DeB Alexa (

Federal Work-Study Program

Local businesses and organizations may offer part-time positions to current SIT Graduate Institute students who are participating in the Federal Work-Study program. Students with a work-study position generally work between eight and 12 hours each week. Please contact Human Resources at or 802 258-3111 if you are interested in participating in the program.

Squeak StoneDirector, Career and Practicum Service Center – Squeak Stone

In 2011, Squeak relaunched Career Services at SIT with new tools such as Career Connections and InterviewStream. Most recently, she has been focused on targeting funding for the practicum, developing an eight-week Career Mapping series, and launching weekly information sessions and annual Career Fairs with prospective employers. Squeak is a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator practitioner, president-elect to the newly chartered Vermont / New Hampshire Career Development Association chapter, an NCDA Certified Career Development Facilitator, and a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist,

She has been with SIT Graduate Institute since 2003  as program assistant for the Leadership for Social Justice Program funded though the Ford Foundation, off-campus coordinator, and field and practicum manager. Squeak is an alumna of SIT Graduate Institute with an MS in management. She has worked and/or traveled in more than 50 countries.

You can reach Squeak at or by phone at 802 258-3333.

View Squeak's profile on LinkedIn.

Washington, DC, Career Coach – Phyllis Pouyat Thibodeau

Phyllis Pouyat Thibodeau Phyllis Pouyat Thibodeau has served as executive career consultant and associate director for MBA Career & Professional Development, supporting over 1,000 working professional students per year at Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. She brings over 25 years of experience in both corporate and higher education management, combining expertise in organizational systems, adult professional education, leadership and international program development. As director for study abroad programs at Cornell University (1987–2000), Phyllis worked with partners to develop an experiential education enterprise for architects, artists, and city planning students in Rome, Italy. During these years she also worked on various cross-functional organizational development and employee training projects and served as business process/finance systems analyst for University-wide change management. As director of career and cooperative education at UMUC, she served as adjunct faculty, teaching career management and experiential learning courses, while overseeing integrated workplace project partnerships for professionals in government, commercial, and nonprofit organizations both nationally and internationally.

Phyllis completed her BS in human resources development at SUNY and studied creative leadership at Cornell University. Through Universities of Maryland, she earned a Master of Distance Education and certifications in teaching, technology, and environmental education. Phyllis is a certified job and career transition coach with, and holds a certified master coach designation with International Coach Federation.  

View Phyllis’s profile on LinkedIn.

Kaitlin Ford, Career Development Coordinator

Katlin FordKaitlin is this year’s Career and Practicum Services outreach coordinator. In this role, Kaitlin contacts and recruits employers to present internship opportunities to students. She has been planning special events, such as The Night of Professional Networking. Kaitlin also assists in all facets of the Career and Practicum Services Center, including updating Moodle for the Career Mapping and Professional Development course.  

Kaitlin earned a bachelor’s degree in professional studies with a concentration in communications and an associate’s degree in early childhood education from Champlain College. Kaitlin studied and traveled to the Tibetan Autonomous Region, which only furthered her interest in cross-cultural learning. She has an internationally recognized Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate from Boston Language Institute. She is passionate about intercultural communications and is very excited about her year at SIT! 

You can contact Kaitlin at or by phone at 802 258-3106.



joyce-HowlandJoyce E. Howland, Practicum Placement Specialist

Joyce started work at the DC Center of SIT Graduate Institute in 2012 in time to see the first DC class graduate. She served as student services coordinator, executive assistant to the dean, and writing coach before becoming the DC Center’s practicum placement specialist in 2015. She assists DC Sustainable Development students find and prepare for a practicum experience that complements their studies and allows them to expand their skills and follow their passion.

Joyce earned her bachelor’s degree in economics at Wellesley College and her PhD in economics with fields in economic development and international trade at Vanderbilt University. She enjoys baking, reading, traveling in the United States and abroad, and learning about diverse cultures. In addition she is a volunteer usher for the Arena Stage and the Folger Shakespeare Library and helps serve a hot breakfast for the less fortunate on Fridays.

You may reach Joyce at or by phone at 202 464-6566.