In three days, Harvard’s Synergy gives you the skills, mentorship, and network to create your own startup. Hosted by the Harvard Social Innovation Collaborative (SIC), the signature conference at the university in Cambridge, MA from January 17 – 19, 2018, covers product ideation, business modeling, marketing, investor pitching, and other aspects of creating a successful social enterprise. Past participants have created space-efficient homeless shelters, a computer science academy for Zimbabwean students, and other worldwide startups. Visit their website for more details, or apply here by November 30th, 2017.
Contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at email@example.com with any questions.
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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.
Put a Price On It: a Panel Discussion on Carbon Pricing at Middlebury & Beyond, 11/15/2017, 5:00 PM (Dana Auditorium – Sunderland Language Center)
Join Environmental Affairs for pizza and a screening of the carbon pricing documentary, Priceless, from the series Years of Living Dangerously. Following the screening there will be a panel discussion of carbon pricing at the national, state, and campus College. The discussion is a part of Carbon Pricing Initiative to encourage Middlebury to endorse federal and Vermont carbon pricing efforts and implement an internal carbon surcharge at Middlebury. The screening will begin at 6pm and the panel discussion at 7pm. Pizza (not Green Peppers) will be served at 5:45pm.
Communicating Science to the Public, 11/16/2017, 4:30 PM (Davis Family Library 201- Watson Lecture Hall)
In The Narrow Edge, winner of the 2016 Academies of Science Best Book Award, and the Rachel Carson Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists, Deborah Cramer accompanies small sandpipers along their extraordinary migration from the tip of South America up into their Arctic nesting grounds, exploring how their lives are intertwined with ours. At a time when “fake news” abounds, when so many take their news from social media and tweets, and people have not only their own opinions but also their own facts, we are experiencing a massive failure communicating science effectively to the general public.
Join author Deborah Cramer to examine how, in The Narrow Edge, she sought to bridge the gap between how scientists and the public understand the world, reshaping serious scholarly work for a wide audience.
Hot Opportunities (jobs & internships) in Handshake This Week:
VIA Global Community Fellowship – due 11/15
Apply to spend 13-15 months at an NGO or school in Asia and support community development and youth education.
Impact America Corps Member – due 11/16
Work at one of Impact America’s several initiatives to fight poverty in the US, in direct service, education, administrative, media, or health-related positions.
Wilderness Field Instructor at New Vision Wilderness – due 11/20
Apply to be a full-time or seasonal field instructor to provide a safe, therapeutic atmosphere for struggling teens.
AmeriCorps Fellow at East End House – due 11/26
Create, manage, and lead meaningful out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 6-12 with a focus on mentoring.
J-Term Mentoring Programs Coordinator Internship at Stride Foundation – due 11/17
Stride Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to empowering girls and women through sports mentoring.
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.
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).
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.
Come meet a representative from MIIS and learn all about the opportunities: Monday, Nov 6 at 4:30 pm in Hillcrest 103