A Shared Shelf: Building a Meditation Practice A 5-week virtual series inviting you to intentionally set aside a few moments each week to engage in meditation practices as a community. Each week a different instructor (Michelle Kaczynski, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor; Carter Branley, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor; Brain Tobin, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor; Maddie Hope, Assistant Director of Health and Wellness Education; Rabbi Danielle Stillman, Charles P. Scott Center Jewish Chaplain) will introduce you to a variety of meditative practices. Practices will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 – 12:30 PM. No experience is necessary. You can join any time during the series and attend sessions when you can. This space is an invitation to gather and practice together when we are apart. This 5-week virtual series will take place July 7 – August 6, 2020. To sign up and receive the zoom link, contact Michelle Kaczynski at email@example.com.
Summer in “the Weirds”: Being a College Student During COVID-19 A 4-week virtual workshop series where we will gather together to learn skills to honor self-care and practice self-compassion during this time of uncertainty. Let’s intentionally begin to prepare for what the Fall may bring as a college student during COVID-19. Whether that be returning to campus, remote learning, taking a gap semester, still deciding, or another alternative plan, EVERYONE is welcome. Join at any point in the series and attend any of the workshops. This workshop series will take place July 21 – August 11, 2020 and will be co-facilitated by Carter Branley, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor and Michelle Kaczynski, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor. The workshops will occur weekly every Tuesday from 2 – 3 PM. To sign up and receive the zoom link, contact Michelle Kaczynski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer 2020 Self-Care Series: Nurturing Yourself Through the Season Okay, I am really excited about this 5-week virtual workshop series! This workshop series will be an opportunity to build a self-care practice that works for YOU and a chance to connect with and support the Middlebury, VT community (who miss you!) as they share how they engage with self-care. Each week a different Addison County local business will join us to take you on an interactive journey and offer up their real challenges remembering to incorporate self-care in their lives. Venture virtually onto a flower farm with Diddle & Zen. Learn how to make homemade pasta with The Arcadian. Mindfully sip tea with Stone Leaf Tea House. Be cozy and talk about how reading books builds empathy with Vermont Bookshop. Make your own at-home skin care masks with Parlour Salon and Spa. Join at any point in the series and attend any of the workshops. This workshop series will take place July 15 – August 12, 2020 and will be co-facilitated by Carter Branley, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor and Michelle Kaczynski, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor. The workshops will occur weekly every Wednesday from 2 – 3:15 PM. To sign up and receive the zoom link, contact Michelle Kaczynski at email@example.com.
Mindfulness & Meditation A 4-week virtual workshop series offering an introduction to mindfulness and meditation. Koru Mindfulness® is an evidence-based curriculum specifically designed for teaching mindfulness, meditation, and stress management to college students. This 4-week virtual workshop series will take place July 22 – August 12, 2020 and will be co-facilitated by Carter Branley, Middlebury College Counseling Counselor and Maddie Hope, Assistant Director of Health and Wellness Education. The workshops will occur weekly every Wednesday from 11 AM – 12:15 PM. To sign up and receive the zoom link, contact Carter Branley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Maddie Hope at email@example.com.
We are excited to share the second episode of our new series:
Public Sector Players with our guest, Andy Karas ‘84, Mission Director of USAID Tanzania.
Check out the latest episode (36 minutes) and keep an eye out for new episodes each week.
We know that many of you have made the hard decision to take a leave of absence for the Fall. Some of you may want to find internships for the Fall, so we thought it would be a good time to remind you of CCI’s Find an Internship page. Although CCI does not have funding for Fall or Spring internships, you will find both paid and unpaid opportunities in the resources below.
Here are our top 5 tips for seeking internships.
- We suggest starting with Handshake. Click on the “Jobs” tab and then “Internships.” Select a location if desired. Next use your filters. We suggest searching by industry area (scroll through the industry areas and select those that interest you) and then do another search by job function to bring up other options. If you are only interested in remote opportunities, type “remote” into the search bar at the top of the page.
- Next check out Handshake’s Resource section. (To navigate from Handshake’s home page, click on Career Center and then Resources.) Sample resources you’ll find include:
- CCI’s Career Path Pages – once on the career path of your choosing, navigate to the resources tab to find specific databases and web sites related to your interests.
- Midd2Midd – log in and then select MiddConnect to search for alums in your location, industry area of interest, or major. This platform is not to be used to ask directly for an internship but to ask for advice. Feel free to reach out to alums but always do your homework first and send a thank you when alums respond. See the Networking Guide in #4 below.
- List of Past Internships – see what Midd students have done in the past and contact them for questions about their experience.
- GoinGlobal – in addition to searching internships outside of the US, you can use the US city guides for seeking internships in your preferred US city.
- Idealist.org – lots of social impact internship and volunteer opportunities.
- And more, such as ArtSearch, Jopwell, Vault, and USAJobs.
- Use LinkedIn to search “jobs” and then “internships” under experience level. Or reach out to alums for advice. Again, do your homework – see Networking Guide below for tips.
- Research organizations on your own – start by searching the organization’s web site for internships. If you don’t find opportunities listed, then reach out with a well-crafted email to ask if they would be willing to take you on as an intern. See CCI’s Resume and Cover Letter Guides and tips on Networking.
- CCI Advisors are available for appointments during the summer. Schedule an appointment via Handshake with the career advisor that matches your interest.
And for those who are interested, here are a few bonus ideas for Virtual Volunteering or “for fee” international virtual internship programs: SIT Study Abroad Virtual Internships, CEA’s Virtual Internships Abroad, and Global Experiences Virtual Internships.
Good luck! CCI is here for you!
P.S. Just a reminder: Middlebury does not offer credit for Fall or Spring internships but does offer the option of credit for Winter Term internships.
Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about Volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.
Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 PM ET
Click HERE to register in Handshake and get the Zoom link
The National Committee on U.S-China Relations is looking for both full-time and part-time Fall Interns! The internship offers an opportunity for current students and recent graduates to learn more about the dynamics in the U.S.-China relationship, while working directly on programs that impact and inform that evolving relationship. The internship is unpaid, but commuting costs are reimbursed.
Location: New York, NY
Fall term: September 2020 – December 2020
Application due: July 15, 2020
Internship responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Research assistance for programs and briefing kits for delegations to China and visitors from China
- Archiving historical and current material
- Translating materials and correspondence (English – Chinese)
- News circulation
- Developing and completing an impactful internship project
- Excellent research, writing, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail
- Ability to work well and thrive within a team environment
- Academic background in Chinese studies, political science, international relations, or other relevant field
- Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese
- Ability to work a minimum of two days per week during business hours
How to Apply:
Please click here to apply for our fall 2020 internship. The fall internship program will be held virtually unless otherwise noted. The application requires the following components:
- Cover letter indicating why you are interested in and qualified to work at the National Committee
- Short writing sample (a published article, academic essay, etc.)
For more information, please visit our website.
About U.S. Senate Office of Senator Patrick Leahy:
Senator Leahy is the most senior member of the United States Senate, he is the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and also the senior-most member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and of the Senate Agriculture Committee. Senator Leahy offers internships during the fall, spring and summer semesters. For more information on Senator Leahy, please visit his website at: https://www.leahy.senate.gov/about.
About this position:
Senator Leahy’s internship program provides an opportunity to experience the legislative process at work, while becoming an integral part of the staff.
Internships are available in Senator Leahy’s offices in Burlington, as well as in his Washington, D.C. personal office. Interns work part- or full-time during the fall or spring school semesters, and full-time in the summer. Each intern will be given a variety of tasks, including researching legislative issues, drafting letters and memoranda, attending meetings, and performing general administrative duties. Stipends are often available, though not guaranteed. Preference will be given to Vermont candidates.
Please complete BOTH of the following steps. Those applicants who do not complete both steps will not be considered for the program.
1. Submit an online application via Senator Leahy’s website: https://www.leahy.senate.gov/services/internships/
2. Email one PDF document containing: a cover letter, resume, college transcript, and two letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2020: July 19, 2020
Spring 2021: November 15, 2020
Summer 2021: March 14, 2021
Type of Job: 20 hrs/week
Job Location: Burlington, Vermont
School Years: All School Years; Preference for Junior/Senior
Majors: All Majors
Email address: email@example.com
Address: 199 Main Street, 4th Floor, Burlington, VT 05401
Here is what part of the opportunity says “In an age of ‘fake news’ and political hyperbole, voters deserve factual, unbiased information to help them make informed decisions.
Our Remote Internship Program offers positions in our Research Departments that will provide interns an insider’s look into the 2020 election and modern politics. Interns work to provide voters with unbiased information by researching and collecting information on specific research areas about elected officials and candidates at both the state and federal level. The work of our interns empowers voters by allowing them to instantly research candidates without misdirection or partisan spin.
Remote interns work with our Research Staff to train in database management and professional communication. Together, they work as a team to strategically accomplish weekly and monthly goals. Clocking in during business hours, remote interns will have supervision from a Research Associate and Research Director.
Remote interns are valuable assets to our team by expanding the number of candidates and officials that can be researched. In 2018, Vote Smart Researchers delivered factual information on over 40,000 politicians, from all 50 state legislatures to the president, to over 11 million users. Vote Smart is highly regarded by all sides as a source for factual and truly nonpartisan info, having been cited by hundreds of news outlets nationwide and around the globe!”
Apply here in Handshake now.
J-PAL North America, a policy lab within the Economics department at MIT, seeks a Policy & Research Associate to join its remote California-based team and contribute to its mission to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence.
J-PAL North America conducts randomized evaluations, builds partnerships for evidence-informed policy making, and helps partners scale up effective programs. As a regional office of the global Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, J-PAL North America leverages research by affiliated professors from universities across the world to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why.
Read more in Handshake here. This is a recent opening posted in the last week!
The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) invites you to two special upcoming events
APSIA Virtual Diversity Forum Student and Young Professionals Workshop
Monday, July 20 through – Friday, July 24, 2020 Via Zoom
Students and young professionals who are traditionally underrepresented in international affairs can explore how to:
·Channel interests into international careers,
·Build skills and competencies to compete in a global marketplace, and
·Prepare for and afford graduate school.
To secure your spot and learn more, visit the Workshop website
International Affairs and Public Policy Online Graduate School Fair
July 23, 2020, 10:00am – 12:30pm ET
Online Register today!
Representatives of APSIA members from around the world will be available to connect with prospective students. You can learn about masters and PhD programs around the world.