Finding a Field Work Term (FWT) can be stressful, but Bennington gives you an incredible amount of support through the FWT office and through professor and student suggestions. The FWT office has an online database of job listings that organizations or people post to from outside of the college. This database also has a document library with information on how to write a resume, cover letter, and most information you may need to know to apply for a job.
There is also a local field experience if you want to work in Bennington. This is an internship opportunity to work with partner organizations or groups that have a connection to Bennington College.
I found both of my FWTs by reaching out to the individuals with whom I wanted to work, and I got the job both times. First working with a dance company as a marketing intern and the most recent working with a chef. I have never heard of students failing to find FWT positions. If you, for some reason, cannot get a job, you can do a FWT over the summer, but I think it’s usually more enjoyable to intern when all Bennington students are interning. Then you can share your experiences upon returning, and you have the chance to leave VT for the coldest months.