You’re about to start a summer internship and you want to make the most of it. Check out this great article that highlights 10 things you can do to make the most our of your experience:
- Create a Positive First (and Ongoing) Impression: The endgame here is to gain a professional reference, obtain a letter of recommendation or blurb on LinkedIn and have a quality resume entry. You earn these through punctuality and presenting a professional appearance each day.Be careful what you wear. Yes, it’s summer. But before you leave the house, remember that you are not going to the beach or sunbathing on the campus quad. If you are not certain about the dress code, ask your boss or someone in HR.Keep your workspace clean and organized, and don’t be seen texting or using technology for personal purposes while on the clock. Updating your Facebook status can wait until you get home. (Also see Tip #8)
- Deliver: You want to make sure that you complete any assignments, whether easy or complex, by the deadlines. “The dog ate my homework” (or its digital version) will not resonate here.
- Don’t be High Maintenance: You obviously want to do a good job. Try to take notes on what is expected of you from the outset. When questions arise while you are performing a task, don’t ask your supervisor questions every two minutes. To the extent possible, “bank” your questions and move on to the next part. Then, before the deadline, present your questions in batch mode in order to be able to complete the assignment correctly
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New Funded Internship Opportunity in China – Development Assistant at Teach For China
Established in 2008, Teach For China is a non-profit organization taking a unique approach to eliminating educational inequity in China by enlisting China’s most promising future leaders in the effort. Each year, Teach For China selects a cohort of outstanding Chinese and American university graduates to work as full-time teachers in China’s most under-resourced schools for two years. Teach For China prepares its Fellows for the rigors of the classroom with an intensive four to six-week Summer Training Institute focused on building teaching, leadership, communication and professional capabilities. The vision of Teach for China is: Let all Chinese children, regardless of background, have access to same quality education.
About the teach for China Development Team: The Development Team has long been cultivating talents in private and public sectors. For the past eight years, the Development Team has built its reputation among our loyal donors that include individuals, domestic and international corporations, and top-ranking foundations. With the continuous development of the team and more complex operations, the Development Team is recruiting a Summer Intern.
July, 2017 – August, 2017 (Full-time work) in Beijing, China
- Participate in the generation of the Teach for China 2016 Fiscal Year Mid-Year report and assist in the preparation of the end-year report to donors
- Research and report on potential donors and assist with tracking donations
- Organize files from important donors, provide translation services if possible
- Help to organize and prepare fundraising events
- Provide other important logistics assistance
- Get to know an outstanding NGO development team and its work
- Get to know a group of professional, outstanding colleagues with passion
- Opportunity to visit Teach for China donors
- Great mentoring
- Be able to deal with pressure and a fast-paced working environment
- Goal-oriented and detail-oriented
- Be proactive, strong communication skills
- Fluent in English, and basic Chinese communication will be preferred
This internship is supported with a $4000 award from the Middlebury College Center for Careers and Internships.
APPLY NOW VIA MOJO with a resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Interning in Washington, DC this summer? Sign up for the DC Mentorship Program!
Interns are paired with alumni mentors in their particular fields of interest. DC Mentors can help students and recent grads expand their professional network and hone their career-related skills. Mentors offer:
- Career advice
- Connections to area resources
- Anecdotes about their professional and academic experience
- A variety of programs including: mock interview workshop, career panels, resume writing workshop, and alumni/summer intern reception!
College For Every Student (CFES) is a global nonprofit organization that helps low-income students become college and career ready. CFES currently supports 25,000 students in 200 rural and urban schools and school districts in 30 states and Ireland.
What the Fellowship Offers
- One year hands-on experience in changing the life trajectory of underserved students
- Free housing in beautiful Essex, NY on the shore of Lake Champlain, 45 minutes from Burlington, VT. All utilities included!
- Salary of $25,000
- Structured program for networking and leadership development
What You’ll Do
- Support CFES professionals in schools nationwide
- Work with CFES national office staff
- Coordinate events for students, educators, and college partners
- Help develop program resources, web content, and apps
- Create and manage social media campaigns
- Support expansion of CFES alumni network
- Strong commitment to the CFES mission
- Highly organized, energetic, creative, proactive
- Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent communication skills
- Adept with technology
- Comfortable with travel
- Driver’s license and car
- High level of writing proficiency
To be Considered for the Fellowship
Please submit a cover letter and résumé to email@example.com. Outstanding applicants will be contacted for Skype interviews. Apply by May 15, 2017. Fellows will be selected by May 22, 2017.
Thinking about a career in administration or teaching in an International School? Did you say yes? Then come meet Dexter Lewis, a retired education consultant with more than 25 years of experience in International Schools. Dexter will be on campus for a Career Conversation, Friday, May 5th from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the CCI Library in Adirondack House. Dexter has been a headmaster at schools in Malaysia, Austria, Germany and has consulted with international schools in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Thailand. Find out how to get your career in International Schools started!
The consulting field is much broader than you might think!
Monday, April 24, 2017; 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in Hillcrest 103
- PANEL: A facilitated Q&A discussion where students may engage with the alumni working as consultants in education, federal and international government, global corporate strategy, and nonprofit consulting firms.
Monday, April 24, 2017; 12:30-3:30 p.m. in Adirondack House
- ALUMNI ADVISING: Eoin Power ’12 will available to meet informally with students for one-on-one informational conversations (sign up in MOJO).
Tuesday, April 25, 2017; 9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon in Adirondack House
- ALUMNI ADVISING: Tucker Van Aken ’12 will available to meet informally with students for one-on-one informational conversations (sign up in MOJO).
- Julia Deutsch ’13 is an analyst with Public Works Partners, a New York City-based management consulting firm serving mission-driven organizations in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Public Works Partners specializes in program design and implementation, organizational development, economic and financial analysis, and management of multi-stakeholder projects. In her role, Julia engages with clients on projects ranging from launching a national survey to inform financial education policy to helping a local nonprofit scale its job placement program.
- Kira Gordon ’12 is a Senior Associate Consultant in Life Sciences at Charles River Associates, a leading global consulting firm that offers economic, financial, and strategic expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments around the world. Within Life Sciences, CRA helps pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies achieve optimum performance across key aspects of their business, including innovation, commercial success, organization, and reputation.
- Eoin Power ’11.5 is a Senior Analyst at Avascent, where he supports clients in federal and international government-driven markets. Eoin works primarily on projects dealing with airborne platforms and defense-industrial policy. Before joining Avascent, Eoin was a consultant at The Beacon Group, where he worked with Fortune 500 clients in the defense, healthcare, and industrial technology sectors.
- Katie Schott ’16 is a Senior Associate at The Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC. The Advisory Board is a best practice research and consulting firm that works with organizations in both Health Care and Education.
- Tucker Van Aken ’12 is a Director with the China practice at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global corporate strategy and government relations firm based in Washington, DC. Tucker helps clients understand China’s political and economic environment and develops the corporate and government relations strategies necessary to succeed in a complex political economy. He also serves clients in greater East Asia and has extensive experience with financial sector and energy and environment clients.
The Nebo Company, based in Washington, D.C., and founded in 2004 by Middlebury alumna Katherine Ebner ’87, is hiring a Coordinator in their Client Services area. Nebo is an innovative leadership consultancy that provides executive coaching, retreats, leadership training and educational programs to leaders in Fortune 500 companies, social entrepreneurs, non-profit leaders, and public sector organizations. It specializes in helping leaders articulate their vision and takes it to the next steps through effective implementation and applied leadership. Nebo is well known for outstanding leadership development programs, excellence in service and the caliber of our leadership coaches and facilitators.
This role provides a front row seat on how organizations grow, change, and make a difference. You will be a part of a dynamic team motivated by making a positive impact in the world. Your personal development and growth are important to Nebo and critical for meeting the demands of our growing business. Stretch opportunities and promotion are available as the business grows and candidate demonstrates aptitude, commitment and competence in this role. Nebo seeks to hire a bright entry-level or early-career liberal arts graduate to help grow the company as part of a small team of highly motivated professionals.
Apply on or before May 1, 2017. Go to MOJO for more information.
Louisville Public Health & Wellness Internship
The Louisville Farmers Market Association (LFMA) is seeking an intern to implement the LFMA Sustainability Plan by utilizing rapid assessments and evaluations to assess and address the benefits and challenges of LFMA’s Nutrition Assistance and Health Education programs to continuously improve its program. The intern would work closely with the Louisville Metro Health Programs Analyst to assist in LFMA Development Plan activities including: marketing assistance at the South point farmers market, conducting healthy eating demonstrations and assisting in marketing & outreach for LFMA.
Managed by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, the LFMA partners with more than 26 farmers markets and local food resources to coordinate activities to promote healthy eating and access to healthy foods for Louisville Metro residents. The Louisville Farmers Market Association’s mission is to unite communities and support farmers markets, farmers and local food producers to create access to a just, healthy and sustainable food system in Louisville Metro. This internship is supported with a $3000 grant through CCI and Global Health. Deadline is April 30th, but don’t wait to apply! Find it in MOJO.
Summer intern with The Food Literacy Project at Oxmoor Farm in Louisville
Work alongside the Program Coordinator and the Farm-Based Educator as the summer intern to co-facilitate all aspects of this food literary project that provides farm-based experiential education and entrepreneurial youth development programs to bring the Field-to-Fork experience to life for local youth. The intern will be expected to be available full-time during the duration of the program plus 1.5 week before and 3 days after for staff training and program reflection. The majority of work is done outdoors in all weather conditions and can be physically demanding (walking, lifting, kneeling, crouching, etc.). This position is supported with a $3,000 grant from CCI. The deadline is April 30th, but don’t wait to apply! Find it in MOJO.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017; 6:30 pm
Middlebury College recently signed a collaborative agreement with HBX, Harvard Business School’s online digital education initiative, to make available the Credential of Readiness (CORe) business fundamentals program to current undergraduate students. Designed for liberal arts students, CORe is an interactive online program composed of three (non-credit-bearing) courses: Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting. Taught entirely online by Harvard Business School faculty, the program utilizes the school’s HBX platform. Middlebury students will not receive course credit for the CORe program; instead, students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion from HBX.
Our agreement with HBX reserves places in each CORe cohort and—importantly—guarantees need-based financial aid from HBX for students currently receiving financial aid at Middlebury. An anonymous Middlebury donor has provided additional funding for qualified students’ unmet need. We are delighted to be able to expand access to this program to all of our students.
If you are interested in the program and want to learn more, attend the information session, visit the HBX website, or schedule an appointment with Ursula Olender, director of career advising in the Center for Careers and Internships.
May cohort – May 16-July 13 (deadline to apply is May 3)
June cohort – June 6-August 18 (deadline to apply is May 24)
July cohort – July 6-August 31 (deadline to apply is June 21)