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.

2017-2018 Vermont Events

TESOL Internship Info Sessions

September 27, 2017
October 4, 2017
October 11, 2017

Practicum Funding Resources Fair
(for summer disbursement)

October 18, 2017

Alumni Meet up

October 20, 2017

Virtual Career Fair

October 25, 2017
March 7, 2018

Sunday Drop in Application Support

October 29, 2017
November 12, 2017

Face to Face Career Fair

March 21, 2018

Face to Face Career Fair (Snow Date)

April 4, 2018

Organization highlights from previous 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 (our off-campus coordinator)

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 Stone MSc, CDF, Director, Career and Practicum Service Center

Squeak StoneSqueak relaunched Career Services at SIT in 2011 with new tools such as Career Connections and InterviewStream. She developed a six-week Career Mapping series for the Vermont campus, and online for low-residency programs’ launched a weekly information sessions and bi-annual Career Fairs with prospective employers; and has focused on targeting funding for the practicum. She supports the Washington, DC, campus and teaches their Learning and Professional Development Advising course.

Squeak is president of the newly chartered Vermont/New Hampshire Career Development Association chapter; an NCDA Certified Career Development Facilitator; a Microsoft Certified Application Specialist; and a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator practitioner. 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. She is an alumna of SIT Graduate Institute with an MS in Management, and has worked and/or traveled in more than 50 countries.

Contact Squeak at or at 802 258-3333.

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Kaitlin Ford, Career Development Coordinator, Career and Practicum Services Center

Katlin Ford

As SIT’s Career Development Coordinator, Kaitlin networks with and recruits employers to present internship opportunities to students. She plans special events such as Career Fairs and Virtual Practicum Funding Fairs, and assists in all facets of the Career and Practicum Services Center including in training the Student Advisory Committee on Career Services, and supporting students one on one.

Kaitlin attended Champlain College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in professional studies with a concentration in communications, and an associate’s degree in early childhood education. She has an internationally recognized Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate from Boston Language Institute. Kaitlin has studied and traveled to the Tibetan Autonomous Region, which advanced her interest in cross-cultural learning.

Contact Kaitlin at or by phone at 802 258-3106.

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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.