Each Winter Term, many students participate in internships and apply for the opportunity to earn academic credit while having high-level exposure to valuable work. Below is a complete timeline that clearly outlines all of the necessary steps to obtain credit this January.
Contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Expand the sections below to access required forms and more information.
Starting now – early November, 2017
- SECURE YOUR INTERNSHIP
- Apply for opportunities on Handshake or find your own! Meet with a Career Advisor for help.
October 30-November 1, 2017
- REGISTER FOR A WINTER TERM INTERNSHIP COURSE
- If you are planning to complete an internship but have not yet been approved or secured, 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, 2017
- 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.
No later than mid-November, 2017
- SEND SUPERVISOR AND ACADEMIC SPONSOR NECESSARY PAPERWORK
- Send the Intern Sponsor Agreement Form to your internship supervisor.
- Send the Academic Sponsor Form to your Academic Sponsor here at Middlebury.
- Inform them both of the November 30 submission deadline.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2017: Forms required to complete your application:
- Application for Winter Internship Credit (Student submits)
- Assumption of Risk and Code of Conduct Form (Student submits)
- Intern Sponsor Agreement Form (Internship Supervisor submits)
- Academic Sponsor Approval Form (Academic Sponsor submits)
- *Optional for qualifying students* WT Internship Funding Application (Student submits)
- COMPLETING YOUR INTERNSHIP
- Submit final academic work to your academic sponsor.
- Submit self-evaluation to the CCI.
- Internship supervisor will also submit an evaluation.
Would you like to intern in Israel this summer? Thanks to a generous donor, CCI is offering three $1500 grants for students to intern in Israel through Onward Israel. Onward Israel offers students 6-10 week internships in areas ranging from technology, arts, social justice, health, politics and more, to help students gain valuable work experience as well as develop a long-lasting connection with Israel and a strong commitment to Jewish life and community.
Students interested in this opportunity should apply directly to Onward Israel, be accepted, and then contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at CCI. Awards of $1500 to help cover program fees and airfare will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will complete all CCI funding requirements, such as applications and evaluations. Participation in this program will also be contingent on a 2nd-level travel review by Middlebury’s Global Operations Committee.
Eligible students: first-years, sophomores, and juniors.
Click on the icon below for Onward Israel’s application information.
Oratory Now is a student-centered initiative to reinvent the way oral expression is taught, practiced, and recognized at Middlebury College. Taking place both inside and outside the classroom, the multifaceted program consists of experienced peer tutors who help students develop their public-speaking skills—ultimately helping to shape a college-wide oratory program.
The internship does not require any prior public speaking ability, though there will be opportunities to develop public speaking skills if the intern so chooses.
This internship will give a Middlebury student the opportunity to explore a range of professional skill building that could include event production, promotion and management, advertising/PR/marketing, video and assessment analytics, coach-training curriculum development and more. The Oratory Now Winter Term Intern will work on-campus and assignments may include a combination of the following:
- Planning and managing the Commons Championship speaking competitions with 5-10 nominated contestants in each of the 5 Commons: Atwater, Brainerd, Wonnacott, Cook and Ross
- Coordination with residence hall staff to confirm space, equipment, food and beverage, etc
- Raise awareness of events through social media, postering and other creative strategies
- Contribute to the continued development of the Oratory Now coach training curriculum through analysis of videos, self-assessment results and other metrics
- Raise general awareness of Oratory Now programs and services among Students, Faculty and the greater campus community through ad hoc projects that leverage and develop the intern’s personal interests and professional skills
For a full list of qualifications, as well as additional details on the internship description, click here. Application deadline: Wednesday, November 15th (apply in Handshake).
Transformative. Life Altering. That’s how your peers describe Middlebury’s MiddCORE: a mentor-driven, experiential learning program that offers students many opportunities:
- Develop foundational skills in leadership, innovation, and collaboration—essential to today’s ever-changing work environments
- Cultivate solutions to real-world problems
- Learn from mentors—leaders in business, government, and nonprofits
- Establish a lifelong network of mentors and peers
MiddCORE summer is a residential program held at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, June 30–July 28, 2018
Apply Now and Save $500.
Early Decision I: November 15, 2017
Accepted students save $500. Space is limited to 50 students.
Carolyn Birsky ‘10.5 offers students a different way of approaching the job search process and avoid the trap of taking any job they can get their hands on. Students leave this event with a framework to self-inventory their strengths, values, along with a set of clear, actionable ways to conduct a purposeful job search. Ultimately, they will set themselves up to land a job that best suits them post-graduation, one that positions them for growth instead of frustration.
If you would like to attend this workshop, please sign up here in handshake. Pizza will be served!
Friday, November 3rd at 4pm in Coltrane
Navigating Your Job Search in Independent Schools with Educators Ally
Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, CCI Library – Adirondack House
Educator’s Ally will be here to discuss how to best position yourself for a successful job search in the competitive independent school market. They’ll discuss all aspects of the search process from types of positions available, to resume review, to interview tips, to negotiating an offer.
Contact: Brett Bodnar, Educator’s Ally
To sign up for an interview scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 31, it is a 2-Step Process:
- First, apply on Handshake for the K-12 Teaching Opportunities ’18 – here: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/943237
- Then, sign up for the related interview schedule and pick a convenient time here: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/interview_schedules/36720
All majors are encouraged to apply and all class years are encouraged to come to the info session on Monday to learn what it takes to be a teacher at an independent private school.
“When you’re a kid, you’re constantly being asked the question, “If you could be anything in the world, what would you be??” As you become an adult, you get asked less and less (And since it can be a stressful question, that’s usually a good thing!)” Unless, of course, you’re home for Thanksgiving break and your relatives bombard you with the usual line of questioning about how your ‘major’ will equal a career…in what, you think?! So Roadtrip Nation took to the road and gathered some intel about what gets us excited about Halloween, but more importantly, how your interests in everyday events can actually translate into bigger motivations like a career!
So go ahead and scroll through their list, choose the costume option that sounds most like your approach to Halloween, and they’ll show you some “wickedly great careers” you might want to explore. Whether you’re the type of person who spends weeks thinking up a costume, or the type that actually sews one (as opposed to thrift-store shopping), or puts endless hours into decorating your room or house with spooky stuff, here is a fun exercise to think creatively about the job you didn’t even know existed!
As for me, I am all about the candy, KitKats and Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups–which I have been swiping from my 3 kids’ trick o’ treat stashes for years!!
The Sustainability Solutions Lab (SSL), a new program developed by the Office of Sustainability Integration (OSI), will support students in designing and applying solutions to campus sustainability challenges. Its purpose is to create change that has positive impacts socially, environmentally, and economically. The OSI is offering up to 16 internship positions for Winter Term in which teams of students will work to develop a detailed plan for how the college can transform its energy system to be 100% renewable, highly efficient and to produce as much of its own energy as possible. This plan will form the basis for the College’s next big steps going beyond carbon neutrality.
To prepare students to take on this task, the SSL winter term internships will include training and workshops about: Problem definition, Design thinking, Systems mapping, Project management, Communication, How Middlebury works: Decision-making, Process, Stakeholders, Access to resources, and more.
Interns will become familiar with the current energy system in Vermont and on the Middlebury campus; establish a baseline of current efficiency and energy status; map out campus energy systems and subsystems;manipulate historical campus data for energy usage and carbon emissions; examine the Vermont Energy Plan and relevance to future campus energy planning; assess attitudes and behaviors toward energy usage on campus; explore existing and emerging energy technologies for their relevance to a net zero energy campus;refine the framework for moving toward a net zero energy campus developed by the Environmental Council and create a portfolio of projects that would move Middlebury closer to becoming a net zero energy campus including an assessment of the social, environmental, and economic costs and benefits of possible projects.
Deadline to apply for this internship: November 8
All students applying for the Sustainability Solutions Lab must register for an alternate Winter Term class during Winter Term registration in case you are not selected.
Intern Supervisor: Jack Byrne, Director of Office of Sustainability Integration
Academic Advisor: Steve Trombulak, Prof of Environmental & Biosphere Studies; Director of Sciences
For the full internship description and to apply, login to Handshake!
Don’t Want to be in the Classroom? Try One of These Careers in Education Instead
Often during my advising appointments with students here at Middlebury, I speak with students about how much they enjoy the direct experiences they’ve had working with youth during summer camp counseling jobs or through their volunteer mentoring, but have the distinct knowledge that they don’t want to be teaching in a classroom. What advice could I give them? So when I came across this article by Deborah Swerdlow on the Idealist.org Careers job search blog, I thought it fitting for students to help explore the many different ways one can go about staying in an education-related job without having to be in front of the classroom. Check out the article and its many links to cool opportunities here.