Listed below are just a few of the over 25 Winter Term internships for credit listed in Handshake. Check them out HERE for a full peak at the listings:
- Addison County Teens (Middlebury) – Winter Term Program Assistant – Deadline 10/29
- The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (Peru) – Winter Term Community Development Intern – Deadline 10/18
- Counseling Service of Addison County – Winter Term-Autism Internventionist Internship – Deadline 10/28
- WomenSafe, Inc. – Winter Term Advocate Intern at WomenSafe – Deadline 10/28
- Addison County Parent Child Center – Winter term Intern Therapeutic Early Childhood Provider – Deadline 10/28
Talk with Anna Cerf ’18 at EF Education First; they are hiring for Full time and Paid Internship Opportunites.
If you missed the information session on Monday, September 24th, Elspeth Boynton sent along contact for Midd Alumna Meghan Blumstein ’11:
Our thanks to Meghan Blumstein ’11, who was the connection to bring diiVE to Middlebury. She writes, “I recently got involved with an organization called diiVe (godiive.com), which runs month-long data science boot camps for students in Cape Town, then pairs those students with socially conscious organizations to do month-long internships. I cannot say enough positive things about the all-female owned and operated organization and their amazing mission to not only teach students hard coding and analysis skills, but also to empower them to use those skills for social good and make real change in the world.”
In an increasingly interconnected world, leading companies are progressively turning to those candidates that have digital experience and global perspective.
Are you ready?
diiVe is a high impact, global leadership program in Cape Town, South Africa. They are dedicated to developing young global leaders with the digital knowledge, societal commitment, future direction, and business skills necessary to adapt, collaborate and lead in the fast-paced, global environment. diiVe features digitally-focused courses, innovative problem-solving labs, hands-on work experience and cultural immersions.
With Winter Term internships just around the corner, and summer internships not far behind, we thought it timely to remind you about engaging in clinical shadowing opportunities abroad.
Serving as a medical volunteer, EMT or getting clinical observation hours abroad can be a transformative experience. Students often come away with new insights into global healthcare challenges and can speak eloquently to the differences between the patient experience in the United States and abroad. It is vital, however, to understand the limitations of what you can and cannot do while abroad; we like the saying, “If you can’t do it here, you shouldn’t do it there!”. Before embarking on an abroad experience, please carve out some time to read this article and work through the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety online module so that you position yourself to have a safe and ethical medical internship.
Apply for SHECP Summer Internships
Information Session: Friday October 5, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the CCE
Middlebury College participates in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) to support students in summer internships with agencies that seek to work alongside vulnerable populations. Internships are located in urban and rural settings throughout the US with agencies that serve in educational, healthcare, legal, housing, social and economic capacities. Drop by the CCE (here) to learn more about how you can become a SHECP intern!
Our friends at the PCDN, the go-to hub for the global social change community, have put together an article, World’s Top Meta List of Job Sites/Resources in Social Change, which will easily keep you distracted from writing your thesis and papers and instead having you dream about your next internship or job. The authors suggest that checking in on these sites periodically can “help you see key opportunities, what are trends in the field, what skills are needed, be informed on new organizations one may not be aware off and possibly find your dream job. A key part of searching for openings is finding the right type of keywords to find relevant openings. Some suggestions include social entrepreneurship, peace-building, impact investing, social change, international development, sustainability, civic tech, startup, gender and youth.”
If the list seems too big and unmanageable, come make an appointment on Handshake with your resident CCI Social Impact Advisor, Tracy Himmel Isham to talk through a job search strategy to find your social change opportunity and develop a personal framework to help you manage all the information that’s out there.
SOCIAL WORK GRAD SCHOOL VIRTUAL FAIR – Meet Admissions Reps & Faculty on Oct. 9th
Save precious time and find out which Social Work Graduate Program is best for you! The event will allow you to ask questions and get answers from qualified representatives from 30 graduate school programs.
Calling all food systems thinkers, doers, leaders, and advocates! Registration is now open https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nesawgs-25th-annual-it-takes-a-region-conference-tickets-47719297704 for the 25th annual It Takes a Region conference, hosted by the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group in Philadelphia this October 24-26. Come be part of the 500+ person community of food systems leaders, practitioners and advocates working to change the food system. NESAWG’s gathering is an opportunity for building skills, analysis, and networks that move our work out of silos and inboxes and into living connection and tangible food systems change. Whether you’re a farmer or researcher, a young person or an elder, a nonprofit or a small business, this conference has something for you. Scholarships are available for underrepresented groups and those with financial need. Follow this link to the scholarship page.
This year’s theme is Cultivating a Transformative Food System. Together with some of our region’s most compelling leaders we’ll be discussing what it means for our food system to be in right relationship to people, place, and planet. It’s a conversation you won’t hear anywhere else in the food movement, and you won’t want to miss it. Head on over to http://nesawg.org/conference to learn more.
**Youth Registration Policy
Youth are welcome at the conference and we encourage organizations working with youth to consider bringing them to participate. This year, we will have programming at the conference developed by youth for youth. We also prioritize youth applicants in our scholarship process.
Each Winter Term, many Middlebury students participate in internships.
These internships are a valuable opportunity to earn academic credit while having high-level exposure to work tied to students’ academic and/or professional interests.
On Monday, September 24 at 4:30pm, the Center for Careers and Internships will host an information session for students interested in Winter Term Internships in Coltrane Lounge, Adirondack House.
The information session will cover the steps needed to secure a winter term internship, as well as what students need to do to earn internship credit or secure funding support from the CCI.
For sophomores through super seniors. Please sign up in Handshake if you plan on attending.
If you have any questions email Cheryl Whitney Lower, Associate Director of Internships and Early Engagement.
TAKING ROOT STUDENT SYMPOSIUM
On October 28th, Sodexo’s Vermont First, in partnership with Farm to Plate and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, are hosting the Taking Root Student Symposium at the University of Vermont. This symposium is designed for all Vermont college students to celebrate farm to institution and learn about what it means to chart a career in food. We are pleased to share that our keynote speaker will be Ben Hewitt, a Vermont-based author of many books including The Town That Food Saved and Making Supper Safe. Throughout the day, students will learn about:
- Why farm to institution is important for the sustainability of many actors in the food system
- What innovative work is happening in Vermont’s food system
- Career paths of many of Vermont’s leading entrepreneurs and thinkers
- Resources available at each campus for students to pursue food systems-relevant coursework as well as food-related employment
- Current food-related job opportunities; students will also have time to network directly with some Vermont employers in the food industry.
Are you a Vermont college student interested in attending? Here’s what you need to know:
- We are looking for student representation from all Vermont campuses. We also have limited space for this event. If you are interested in attending, please email Annie Rowell at email@example.com.
- Registration costs $25 for the full day, 9am-4pm.