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 email@example.com 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.
College to Congress is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to creating pathways for students to intern on Capitol Hill who otherwise could not afford the opportunity – the majority of Congressional internships are unpaid, forcing students to front the bill of a $10,000.00 opportunity. This creates a barrier of entry for students with limited financial means and without political connections.
The program offers leadership training, mentorships, an alumni network, and stipends to cover flights, meals, housing, and a professional wardrobe – in other words all costs are covered. Interns are also paired with a mentor from the opposite party to demonstrate the power of moving beyond partisan conflict and forging compromise.
The program is now accepting applications to fill 20 spots of summer 2018. Deadline to apply is Nov. 24. Apply online at http://www.collegetocongress.org/apply.
To learn more watch this 2-minute video
The Hertog Foundation has opened applications for some exceptional, paid learning opportunities in Washington, DC for Summer 2018. Hertog is a political education philanthropy with offices in DC and New York, and is dedicated to the support of programs in American intellectual, civic, and political thought. All the details in Handshake here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1143377
Sydney Fuqua ’13 talks about her experience as an intern and now a staff member at Hertog
During my junior year, an older MiddKid and friend recommended I talk to Professor Murray Dry about the Hertog Political Studies Program. It was some of the best advice I’ve ever been given.
For six weeks in Summer 2012, the Hertog Foundation provided me with a full scholarship to live and study in Washington, DC. I joined a group of 51 fellows, living at George Washington University and participating in morning classes on political philosophy and policy. Under the guidance of leading scholars and practitioners, we read classic texts and debated public policy. During afternoons, we heard from guest lecturers such as columnists David Brooks and Charles Krauthammer, scholar William Galston, and political commentator Juan Williams. We even visited the Supreme Court and met with Justice Antonin Scalia.
As an undergraduate Political Science and Economics double major, Hertog helped me connect my study of political philosophy with my interest in contemporary politics. I learned how theory and practice interact, and that policy debates are often informed by the big ideas we explore and debate as undergrads. Hertog offers a place to discuss these ideas with the people who make and influence policy. They cover living expenses in DC and ask only that you to read and discuss thoughtfully.
Today, I work as a Program Manager with the Hertog Foundation. We are currently recruiting outstanding undergraduates and recent grads to join us next summer for either the full seven-week Hertog Political Studies Fellowship or shorter seminars within the program. All offerings include tuition, housing, course materials, and a stipend. Our courses cover a range of topics, including Literature and Politics, American Political Thought, War Studies, and political philosophy.
Over the next few months, my colleagues and I will be reviewing applications, answering questions, putting together course readers, working with faculty, and scheduling speakers. I would be thrilled to have a contingent of Middlebury applications to read.
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.
CITY OF BOSTON 2018 ANALYTICS SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS
Founded in 2015, the City of Boston’s Analytics Team uses data and technology to make life better for everyone who lives and works in Boston. Mayor Walsh created our team with the goal of developing innovative programs and improving performance across all parts of City government. Our work directly tackles many of Boston’s greatest challenges, from public health and education to transit access and economic mobility, and our team plays a key role in major City initiatives such as Imagine Boston 2030 and Vision Zero. We also support departments throughout the City by providing the tools, infrastructure, and expertise to empower every City program to make data a central part of their day-to-day workflows.
All the details here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1091831
Check out this amazing discussion with several alumni with different vantage points about US-China policy. The guests will discuss the realities influencing this topic, including security, trade, and international relations among the US and nations in the region. November 13 at 7 pm in Library 105 AB.
Behind the Law Admissions Curtain: What Happens After You Hit Submit? Join representatives from Richmond Law School, Seton Hall Law School and Notre Dame Law School to get an inside peek at how law schools review applications.
What does it REALLY take to get in to your top law school? Is it all just about the “numbers”? Find out how an Admissions Committee considers your law school application – whether it’s at your “stretch school” or your “safety school”.
Whether you intend to apply to the schools presenting this program or not, this presentation will be eye-opening and you will take away candid, “inside” information that will help you be the “Yes – Admit” applicant wherever you choose to apply.
Come prepared for a lively, interactive exercise! Open to all students, all majors, whether you are applying soon or later.
Thursday, November 16 at 12:30 pm in Adirondack House library. RSVP in Handshake here.
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).
I thought this story produced by NPR was really fascinating. Do you agree or not? As you consider work in the legal field, are these realistic concerns?
Check it out here, it’s a short read, only 3 minutes: https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2017/11/07/561631927/from-post-it-notes-to-algorithms-how-automation-is-changing-legal-work
Check out this post by Matt Floyd ‘17.5 about his experience last summer.
Opportunities at Monterey are Often Overlooked
On July 1, 2010, the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) became part of Middlebury College—a fact that almost all of us are tangentially aware of. But the full benefits of the union have been hard to identify, at least from a student’s perspective. Now that Middlebury has absorbed a graduate program (technically making it a “university”), what does that mean for current undergraduates? Many of us associate MIIS with their stellar Nuclear Nonproliferation Studies program, but are there benefits for people not interested in nukes?
I found myself in Monterey this past summer basically by accident. Searching for ways to continue my study of Russia and to boost my Russian language capabilities, I applied to the summer Language School but ultimately was unable to secure funding. It was through a teacher that I learned of a new program at Monterey called the Middlebury Summer Symposium on Russia, through their Graduate Initiative on Russian Studies, and a partnership between MIIS and Middlebury to fund the participation of one undergraduate student.
Other opportunities exist for Middlebury undergraduates to take advantage of the school’s new multifaceted function. A new Accelerated Degree Option allow Middlebury undergraduates and recent graduates to earn an accelerated master’s degree in areas such as International Environmental Policy, International Policy and Development, Public Administration, Second Language Acquisition, and Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies. These degrees are augmented by programs such as the Graduate Initiative on Russian Studies that leverage Middlebury’s strength in area study to compliment other focused degrees.
Beyond the Middlebury Summer Symposium on Russia, MIIS hosts other unique research and internship programs are open to current students at Middlebury. A new “Study Away” program allows Middlebury undergrads to spend a semester in Monterey in lieu of one of Middlebury’s study abroad programs to take graduate-level courses and earn credit. Other short programs include well-established internship at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, a Summer Peacebuilding Program, the Certificate in International Development and Social Change program, and the Social Impact Ambassadors Program. MIIS also has opportunities to pursue research on the Russian Far East over spring recess, to perform research in the China Field Research program over the summer, or to pursue other projects beyond those listed here.
Most importantly, thanks to the College’s integration with the Middlebury Institute, there is generous funding available for Middlebury students. My time in Monterey this summer was fully funded by Middlebury (thank you President Patton!) and yours could be too!
Matt Floyd ’18.5 is a Peer Career Advisor at the CCI and is an International Politics & Economics Major wtiha focus on Russia and Eurasia. In his role, he helps students develop resumes and cover letters, prepare for interviews, and access helpful job and internship search resources such as Handshake.