The Center for Careers and Internships and the Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a fully donor-funded “Student Innovation Trek” to the San Francisco Bay Area over February break. The objective is to expose students interested in all areas of innovation to real-world professional experiences that will enable them to apply their liberal arts learning while informing their career exploration and other post-graduate planning.
The Student Innovation Trek experience is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It will include 10 students competitively selected through the application process described below, with strong preference given to students who receive financial aid as per the request of the donor. Students will travel to San Francisco as a group, departing from Burlington on Sunday, February 3rd, and returning on Friday, February 8th, accompanied by a CCI advisor. To help ensure that there is no barrier to participation, all travel, lodging, meals, and related expenses will be paid.
This immersive “living and learning” experience will be organized around job-shadowing opportunities with alumni at companies like Tesla, Genentech, IDEO and more. The experience will also include reflection dinners and career conversations with other select alumni. Students will travel and live together as a cohort and attend an Innovation Summit as part of the experience.
Students will document the Innovation experience with photos and reflections. In addition, attendance is required at 2-3 pre-departure meetings during Winter Term.
Application Process and Requirements:
- Apply via Handshake; the deadline is 11:55 p.m. on Sunday, October 28th, no exceptions.
- The Innovation Student Trek is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors of any major (graduation dates between May 2019-May 2021 only).
- Strong preference will be given to students who receive financial aid.
- Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate a desire for a future career in innovation through their coursework and/or activities.
- Students must be in Vermont on Saturday, February 2nd, for a Sunday, February 3rd, departure to San Francisco. The group must travel together from and to Burlington, no exceptions.
- Students must be on campus during Winter Term to attend two mandatory pre-departure meetings.
Please submit a resume, transcript (unofficial is okay), and a cover letter that includes:
- Your name, year, and major(s).
- The name and contact information for a faculty or staff reference who can speak to your interest in innovation and your ability to contribute to a group dynamic.
- A minimum of 750 words that describes:
- What you believe you would learn from this experience and why this trip would prove invaluable,
- How it relates to courses you have taken and activities in which you have been involved, and
- How it might impact your post-Middlebury College plans.
We may request personal or group interviews for some students.
**Note: In applying to the Innovation Student Trek, you are making a full commitment to go if accepted**
We aim to have a decision to you by Friday, November 16th.
Are you interested in doing a Winter Term internship for credit but want to stay on campus?
Check out the great on-campus and local Winter Term internships in Handshake. Search “jobs,” click on “Filters,” scroll down to “labeled by your school” and select “Winter Term” to see all the offerings.
Sample On-Campus Internships:
- Architectural Analysis Intern – Work with Marble Fairbanks, the architecture firm that has been engaged to work on a project at the Davis Library.
- Study Abroad Intern – Learn about the field of study abroad in higher education with the International Programs & Off Campus Study office.
- Oratory Now Intern – Help organize the Spencer Prize in Oratory event, develop oratory coaching curricula, and more.
- Publishing Intern – Read and evaluate manuscripts, participate in editorial meetings, and more with the New England Review.
Sample Local Internships:
- Arts Administration Intern with the Middlebury Community Music Center.
- Bilingual Support Intern with the Open Door Clinic.
- Legal Intern with the Addison County States Attorney’s Office.
- Youth Engagement Intern with the Addison County Athletics Foundation.
What’s that? You say you’re interested in doing an internship in another country for Winter Term instead? We have those too! Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Puerto Rico….
First step: Find your internship in Handshake or on your own.
Second step: Apply to earn credit for the internship. All information and timelines at go/WTinternships.
Need help? Drop by Quick Questions or schedule an appointment with a CCI advisor in your interest area.
Student panelists will share what they did last summer. They will explain how they researched internships and the valuable skills they learned. Experiences in Film Production, Museums, Publishing, Podcasting, International Communications, Design, and Marketing will be discussed.
Date: Tuesday, October 23
Location: ADK- Coltrane
Click here to RSVP in handshake. Pizza will be served!
Are you a sophomore that identifies as Black, Hispanic and/or Native American? Are you interested in careers in Consulting, Finance, Nonprofit, Technology, Healthcare, Media/Entertainment, and/or Marketing? If yes, please join us to learn more about MLT and the opportunities it offers to high-achieving diverse talent. *First Years are also welcome.
Did you know 95% of participants in the Career Prep program at Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) secure a paid internship and/or a full-time job offer prior to graduation?
The program does this by providing individualized career coaching, skill development seminars, a support network of 6000+ alumni, and networking opportunities with top tier employers. MLT partners with top companies such as Google, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Citi, LinkedIn, Walt Disney and Target. Career Prep also offers college students the tools they need to achieve their long-term career goals by helping them create a professional roadmap.
If you are interested in learning more about MLT and the Career Prep Fellowship, please join the event on Thursday, October 18 in Hilcrest 103 at 7:00pm. Click here to RSVP in handshake!
The 4A’s Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP) connects aspiring diverse entry-level advertising professionals with prestigious advertising agencies.
Please review the Agency Department/Position Descriptions to help you determine the areas of greatest interest to you. On the MAIP application, you will be asked to indicate your top choices.
Click here to learn more about this internship and submit your application due Friday, October 19.
Our Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) could review your application before you submit it. Click here for their schedule.
You are invited to join us for this special annual event:
Alumni Symposium on Careers in Law, Government and the Arts
Friday, October 19, at 4:00 PM in Hillcrest 103
The Pre-Law Club, the Center For Careers and Internships, and Midd Law are pleased to sponsor this event featuring:
Mr. Danny Zhang, Associate Cataloguer, Impressionist and Modern Art, Sotheby’s; Middlebury College 2015
Professor Jocelyn Samuels, Executive Director, The Williams Institute, UCLA Law School; Director of the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2014 to 2017; Columbia law school; Middlebury College 1977.
Ms. Rachel Frank, 3L at Yale Law School, Middlebury College, 2016
Panel presentations will be followed by a Question and Answer period and you are welcome to join our guests for dinner at Ross Commons.
Click here to let us know you’re coming.
Date: November 9 (Friday) – November 11 (Sunday)
Location: Hynes Convention Center (900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115)
Click here for additional information.
Expand the sections below to access required forms and more information.
Starting now – early November, 2018 – SECURE YOUR INTERNSHIP
- Apply for opportunities on Handshake or find your own! If you need help, schedule a meeting with a Career Advisor in your interest area or a general internship advising appointment, or drop by Quick Questions.
- Tell your Internship Supervisor that they will receive a link (via a Handshake email) to complete an Intern Sponsor Agreement form once you have submitted your Application for Internship Credit.
October 29-31, 2018 – REGISTER FOR A WINTER TERM INTERNSHIP COURSE
- If you are planning to complete an internship but have not yet been approved or secured your internship, register for any Winter Term class as a temporary placeholder. Failure to register for a class or an internship during WT registration means you will not be eligible for credit.
- If your internship is approved before WT registration, register on Banner for your internship; CCI will send you instructions once it is approved.
- Note: “Approved” means it has been approved by CCI and the Curriculum Committee.
Before early November, 2018 – IDENTIFY AND SECURE AN ACADEMIC SPONSOR
- Identify a Middlebury faculty member as your Academic Sponsor- this can be your advisor or another faculty member.
- Discuss a plan that will help you make connections between your internship experience and your coursework at Middlebury.
- Identify at least three scholarly sources to list in your application for credit. You will use this as an intellectual framework for your experience and as relevant content for your final academic work. See samples here.
- Once you have completed your Application for Internship Credit, your Academic Sponsor will receive a link (via a Handshake email) to complete an Academic Sponsor Agreement form.
November 30, 2018 – DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR CREDIT AND/OR FUNDING IN HANDSHAKE
- Write your Personal Statement (use template here).
- Apply for Winter Term Internship Credit/Funding in Handshake by going to Career Center > Experiences> New Experience. Complete entire application and click Create Experience when done.*
- Attach a copy of your Resume and Personal Statement to the attachments section in Handshake (left side of page).
- Download the Internship Agreement/Assumption of Risk and Code of Conduct Form from the Experience (attached to left side); complete the form and re-attach to your Experience.
- Intern Sponsor Agreement Form (Internship Supervisor submits)
A link to this form will be sent directly to your Internship Supervisor after student has submitted first two forms.
- Academic Sponsor Approval Form (Faculty Academic Sponsor submits)
A link to this form will be sent directly to the faculty member after student has submitted first two forms.
- Your application will not be complete until all 6 steps have been completed.
* You may need to complete the Summer Survey first: (Career Center> Surveys> Required: What did you do this summer?)
January/February, 2019 – COMPLETING YOUR INTERNSHIP
- Submit final academic work to your academic sponsor.
- Complete self-evaluation in Handshake (Deadline: Feb. 4).
- Students who receive grants will also submit a donor thank you letter (Deadline: Feb.4).
- Internship supervisor will also submit an evaluation (Deadline: Feb. 4).
Middlebury College will be hosting the Creating Connections Consortium (C3) Summit on November 9-11, 2018. The conference theme is Reimagining the Academy: Constructing Inclusive and Participatory Communities in Challenging Times. Panels will include: “Things Nobody Told me about Graduate School”; “How to Apply to Graduate School”; and “Diversifying the Curriculum.” For more information, see the C3 Summit agenda. All are welcome to attend, but please register here in advance. Have questions? Contact C3 Director Rachel Hynson (email@example.com).
This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing world, including international security, human rights and social change, language and culture, sustainable development, and global management. Take advantage of this invitation to learn about the unique programs available on our Monterey campus, as well as the scholarships reserved specifically for Middlebury College alumni. The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges.
Date: Tuesday, October 9
Location: ADK- Coltrane
Click here to RSVP