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The Bennington postbac curriculum includes an optional seven-week winter Field Work Term. After summer and fall terms of in-class academics, students can choose to leave campus to work in jobs, internships, or volunteer positions here or abroad that will add to your experience in the field. Postbac students have full access to the resources of the Field Work Term and Career Development Office including an extensive jobs database, workshops and assistance with resumes, both during FWT and the glide year.

Bennington faculty, staff, and alumni are also available to assist you in finding a project and environment in which to explore an area of medicine or related fields that are of particular interest to you.

The Field Work Term is self-funded. There is no tuition fee nor are there restrictions on what a student may do or what organizations you may work with.

Postbac Field Work Term Possibilities

  • Volunteering, shadowing physicians and assisting in clinical research at hospitals, clinics, and labs around the country
  • Volunteering at HIV/AIDS clinics, homeless shelters and social service organizations here or abroad
  • Wilderness EMT courses
  • Assisting Bennington science faculty in their research
  • Learning medical Spanish, joining medical missions and volunteering at clinics in Central America, Haiti, Mexico, and other countries
  • Working as a Community Health Intern at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) under Bennington CAPA Fellow Dr. Veronica Gunn