This unique, two-year rotational fellowship sits at the intersection of the federal government and the financial services industry. Director’s Financial Analysts are given the opportunity to hone analytical and problem solving skills while helping to make markets for consumer financial products work for Americans. Members of the Director’s Financial Analyst Program will experience diverse roles, responsibilities, and areas of expertise. As a result, in a short period of time, analysts will play an integral role in everything the CFPB does, from rigorous data-driven policy creation and market monitoring to on-site supervision of market participants.
All analysts will complete developmental rotations in offices throughout the CFPB. These rotations are designed to provide exposure to the analysis, strategy, research, education, policy development, supervision, enforcement, and rulemaking activities throughout the Bureau.
These positions will begin after the 2017-2018 academic year. Previous Director’s Financial Analysts have used the program as a springboard to further their careers. Some graduates of the program have moved on to:
- Grad school (e.g. Yale, MIT, Columbia, Harvard)
- Private industry (e.g. Amazon, Uber, Wells Fargo)
- Public sector (e.g. Department of the Treasury, NY Fed, local government)
HOW TO APPLY
Window 1: September 22 – September 26
Window 2: October 12 – October 16
Interested students may reach out to Bonnie.Drake@cfpb.gov with questions about the position or the application process.
Open Information Session: Middlebury Institute of International Studies/ Development Practice and Policy Program
Tuesday September 26: 5:15-6:45: Axinn 220
Are you considering your postgraduate career and interested in pursuing an MA at some point in the future? Trying to figure out how to apply your language skills, interest in international affairs, economic development, environmental policy, security studies, or education in a meaningful way for a rewarding career? Are you interested in maximizing opportunities you have for learning and professional development during your time as an undergraduate at Middlebury?
We invite you to join us at an open information session about the curricular offerings and career opportunities available at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). This is your chance to engage with senior faculty, gain a deeper understanding of what MIIS provides as an institution, and learn about the development practice and policy program directly from the director.
Beryl Levinger, Distinguished Professor, Chair of the Development Practice and Policy Program, and Academic Director of the Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation (DPMI) program, will join me for an open Q & A session. You can find her complete bio here: http://www.miis.edu/academics/short/graduate-certificate-international-development/instructors
This is also a chance for you to find out about recently revamped accelerated degree offerings, where Middlebury alums can take advantage of guaranteed $10,000 legacy scholarships and accelerated entry that allows you to complete an MA in as little as 18 months.
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.
Starting now – early November, 2017: Secure your Internship
October 30-November 1, 2017: Register for the 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 follow up instructions.
- 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 an academic 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 also 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 the 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)
January/February, 2017: Completing your internship
- Submit final academic work to your academic sponsor.
- Submit self-evaluation to the CCI.
- Internship supervisor will also submit an evaluation.
What did you do this summer? We want to know!
This survey will take you less than five minutes! Access the link in your Middlebury email – search for email sent from email@example.com.
Did you intern? Travel? Volunteer? Work at a summer job? Learning about your experiences offers valuable insight on the wide range of opportunities you’re pursuing – this info is most helpful as advisors and faculty work with students!
Complete by October 1 and be entered to win four tickets to any show of your choice at Higher Ground in Burlington!
Join Aaron Mendelsohn ’95, for an informal group chat to talk with you and answer your questions about his career in law, politics, and consulting.
Friday, September 29
Adirondack House Library
Currently Aaron works at EY in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice. He studied History and Art History at Midd and went to law school at Northwestern. He has worked in the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in D.C. and New Jersey, on several presidential campaigns, and at law firms including Wilmer Hale and Troutman Sanders.
As also promoted on the Midd Fellowships Office page:
The application for the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program–a fully-funded summer study abroad program–is now open!
The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 14 critical languages (see below). The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.
CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.
The application is now live and available online at: http://www.clscholarship.org
Applications are due November 15, 2017 by 7:59pm EST.
Here are links to informational videos:
CLS Program Overview: https://youtu.be/YwN8qQTYmJI
Tips for Writing a Successful Application: https://youtu.be/Mvb6luXq2BE
The fourteen languages offered by the CLS Program are:
Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages. Language pre-requisites can be found on our website at http://www.clscholarship.org/about.
The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, and from a wide range of fields of study and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Participants are selected based on their commitment to language learning and plans to apply their language skills to their future academic or professional pursuits. Students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.
Prior to preparing their application, interested students should review the full eligibility and application information on the CLS Program website.
Join us for an information session on graduate studies in international affairs. Admissions representatives from these schools will be on hand to discuss admissions requirements, academic programs, and career opportunities for students interested in graduate studies in international affairs.
Tuesday, September 26
Coltrane Lounge in Adirondack House
- The Fletcher School at Tufts
- Johns Hopkins SAIS
- Columbia SIPA
- Georgetown MSFS
- Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School
When you apply for an opportunity that involves an on-campus interview you will be notified through Handshake when the employer makes their selections (e.g. primary, alternate, declined).
If selected as a primary or alternate candidate, you will have an opportunity to sign up for an interview slot at the designated time mentioned in the notification. After you apply, a timeline is available in the posting’s left margin. All interview slots are available on a first-come first-serve basis. You will not be able to schedule an interview until you have completed the Student Code of Conduct Survey.
The Code of Conduct in Handshake
The Student Code of Conduct survey establishes the guidelines by which you may access and apply to opportunities posted in Handshake. In order to schedule an on-campus interview, you are required to complete the Student Code of Conduct. Please complete this survey as soon as possible, so that you are not delayed or blocked from scheduling an interview. To take the short survey, go to Handshake and after logging in, click Career Center -> Surveys.
Handshake learns your behaviors and preferences – similar to Netflix or Spotify Discovery. After you complete your Career Interests, Handshake will start suggesting relevant opportunities. The more active you are on Handshake, the more customized the platform will be for you.
Click here to fill your interests out in just a couple of minutes!
While browsing in Handshake, I found some really cool sounding jobs and internships and wanted to highlight them for you. The areas I most like to search are Employer Industry: Government- Local, State and Federal, International Affairs, Legal, and Politics. For Job Function: legal, political organizing, research
Take a look yourself and explore around. These link directly to the opportunity in Handshake where you can learn more.
Government Relations Intern at Carmen Group
The Carmen Group is the leading government affairs consulting firm, with the best overall business approach serving a long-standing, bi-partisan client base
Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P. Federal Relations Group internship
The Federal Relations Group monitors public policy developments and deliberations in order to inform and influence decision-making by the legislative and executive branches.
Director’s Financial Analyst at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Atlantic Media Editorial Fellowship
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
This provides full-time six to nine month fellowships for recent college and graduate school alumni to work on international peace and security issues with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC.
Client Advocate at Still She Rises, Tulsa: A Project of the Bronx Defenders
Kobre & Kim | Analyst Program
Kobre & Kim is an Am Law 200 global law firm focused exclusively on disputes and investigations, often involving fraud or misconduct.
Intern at The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law: a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice. A singular institution – part think-tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group – the Brennan Center combines research, scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.