The Christian Science Monitor.
Green Chemistry Program.
Democracy for America.
Ah, you ask, what could these three things possibly have in common?
They are all offering winter term internships for Middlebury students! (The Christian Science Monitor has also probably written about both the Green Chemistry Program and Democracy for America, but that’s beside the point).
So riddle me this: what do the New England Review, Roots for Health and Senator Patrick Leahy have in common?
Check out these awesome winter-term internships and more on MOJO. Apply today!
Notice the weather getting a bit chillier? Well don’t worry, it’s not time for winter just yet.
But it is time to start thinking about Winter Term internships. You’ve taken some classes, joined the crew team and started writing for Midd Geographic. What’s left on your Middlebury bucket list? Doing an internship, of course! Internships are a great way to explore a career field that interests you and gain some concrete experience and skills for that not-so-distant day when you enter the real world and find a job. Winter Term offers a unique chance to take on an internship for four weeks, either in the Middlebury area or abroad.
Want to take an EMT Course at UVM? There’s a WinterTerm internship for that.
How about working for the Christian Science Monitor in DC? There’s a Winter Term internship for that.
Hoping to learn more about the global water crisis in Ghana? There’s even a Winter Term internship for that.
Ready for your Winter Term internship? Come to the Winter Term Internship Information Session, this Thursday, Sep. 27! There are two sessions, one at 12:15 pm in Bi Hall 148, and the other at 4:30 pm in the Hillcrest Orchard. So you really have no excuse not to be there. You can learn more about the internship opportunities, as well as how to apply for academic credit.
What will your Winter Term internship be?
For all of you still struggling to lock down your summer plans, don’t lose hope yet! There’s still a lot out there to choose from–especially when it comes to the environmental studies opportunities. See below for a list of 6 very cool summer internships that involve farming, food advocacy, environmental justice, and research. Remember, you can still apply for funding for unpaid internships for the last and final time by May 14. To learn more about summer funding visit go/summer funding. Be sure to look at MOJO to find out more and to apply!
Summer Internship Opportunities in Agriculture and Environmental Studies—Apply Now!
To learn more about these positions or to apply, visit MOJO today!
1. Food Activism Internship at Community Servings in Boston, MA
Deadline to Apply: April 13
Reporting directly to the CEO (Midd ’81, ’88), the intern will participate in a variety of activities within the agency–from working in the kitchen and delivering meals to sick clients, to shadowing the CEO in order to gain an understanding of the management of a complex nonprofit food program. Included will be a self-directed research project on high performing food programs throughout the US, with the opportunity to pitch ideas for expansion to the senior management team. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.
2. Paid Sustainability Internship at Li & Fung USA in NYC
Deadline to Apply: April 13
Based in New York City, LF USA is North America’s fastest growing provider of consumer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions, and their internship program is an immersive 10-week paid program that provides rising junior and senior college students with hands-on experience in design, sales, marketing, production and various corporate functions. Responsibilities of the sustainability intern include implementing various green projects, managing and contributing to LF’s green site, organizing high profile green events, and more!
3. Paid Food and Farm Intern at Vermont Youth Conservation Corps in Richmond, VT
Deadline to Apply: April 15
This hands-on experience allows interns to take part in all aspects of food production, from ecological soil management, plant propagation, to disease and pest control and raising pasture poultry. Interns will be responsible for daily chores and upkeep of the farm, and be active participants in CSA pick-ups and farmers market sales. Interns will be encouraged to work on individual projects focused on improving the farm, sustainable agriculture, education, or food justice, and be supported by the Food & Farm Coordinator in this initiative. This opportunity is available for graduating seniors as well as undergraduates.
4. Paid Marketing and Production Intern at Marie Veronique Organics in Berkeley, CA
Deadline to Apply: April 15
Marie Veronique Organics is a natural, organic skin care company located in Berkeley and offers award-winning natural skin care. This intern position will report to the Director of Business Development and will include Online Marketing, Customer Service, and Production Support. This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a growing start-up in the green beauty industry, and the CEO is a Midd grad!
5. Summer Intern at Heyday Farm in Bainbridge Island, Washington
Deadline to Apply: April 15
Heyday Farm is two newly renovated historic farms (25 acres total) on the south end of Bainbridge Island that is a hub for promoting sustainable agriculture in partnership with other local organizations. They are looking for an intern to actively participate in some or all of the following areas: Livestock care (poultry, pig, cattle), fence building, land clearing and soil preparation, greenhouse plant propagation, produce preparation (egg and chicken processing), record keeping, and ‘in-the-field’ training. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.
6. Campus Sustainability Assessment Intern at the University of Chile in Santiago
Deadline to Apply: April 30
The University of Chile faculty has been working on a transversal sustainability initiative over the last 2 years that includes changes to the curriculum, promoting service learning and public workshops, and establishing a recycling program. This intern will propose and apply a methodology for comprehensive sustainability assessment, using the STARS system (https://stars.aashe.org/) and adapting it to the University. The impact of the intern’s work will be important for advancing sustainability on our campus and also for promoting sustainability on other Chilean campuses. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.
Even though Spring Break has passed and the semester is halfway over, MOJO is still teeming with awesome internship opportunities for Midd kids this summer. This week I’ll highlight internships in a variety of career fields so that you can get the latest and greatest in MOJO offerings. To learn more about his internships or to apply, visit MOJO today.
Also–if your internship is unpaid you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding. The next deadline to apply for funding is April 4th.
Summer Internships in Theater and the Arts:
Deadline to Apply: April 15
Work with fantastic professional artists and expand your potential as a teacher and artist by assisting with the Multi Arts Day Camp. Responsibilities include helping children with art projects, creating and developing lesson plans, teaching art classes, coordinating stagecraft and costume design, and planning games and artistic activities for campers. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.
Deadline to Apply: April 13
Interning at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury will allow you to get excellent hands-one experience in all areas of management and production! The position includes handling contracts, promotional materials, email blasts, programming as well as, working as assistant stage manager, operating the light and sound boards, assisting with load-ins and talent hospitality, selling tickets and assisting the front-of-house staff as needed.
Deadline to Apply: April 20
The Valley Arts Foundation is a small non-profit located in the Mad River Valley, Vermont. It puts on the annual Vermont Festival of the Arts, which has been chosen for three years in a row as one of Vermont’s Top 10 Summer Events. As an intern, you will assist the Executive Director in the administration and execution o f the 2012 Vermont Festival of the Arts by offering administrative and organizational assistance. Additionally, the administrative intern will be responsible for one event during the festival and take ownership of the entire project. Midd alum Karen Nevin ’85 is offering this opportunity. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.
For all of you PoliSci people out there, you’d better head over to MOJO and check out all of the awesome summer internship opportunities currently available for you. I’ve highlighted a few that have deadlines coming up in the next week or so, but be sure to go on MOJO to see the latest and greatest on these positions and MORE! I know I’ve got my eye on a few in DC that seem particularly exiting! Remember, if your internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury–just go to go/summerfunding to learn more!
1. Paid Office of the Secretary Fellowship at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC
Deadline to Apply: March 18
The Department of the Interior is the nation’s principal conservation agency. In addition to protecting America’s natural and cultural resources, the Department also manages about one-fifth of the land in the United States that supply 30 percent of the nation’s energy production. This internship program provides placement for qualified college students to work in the Office of the Secretary of the Interior giving them the opportunity to work with some of the Department’s senior policy advisor in areas such as the Office of Congressional Affairs, the Office of Communications, the Office of External Affairs, the Scheduling Office, and the Office of the Executive Secretariat.
2. Summer Internships with Senator Patrick Leahy in Montpelier & Burlington, VT; Washington DC
Deadline to Apply: March 18
If you have an active interest in government, you should consider the unique experience of joining Sen. Leahy’s staff as an intern! The internship program provides an opportunity to experience the legislative process at work while becoming an integral part of the Senator’s office. Internships are available in the Burlington, Montpelier, and Washington, DC offices. Each intern will be given a variety of tasks, including researching legislative issues, drafting letters and memoranda, attending hearings and briefings, and performing general administrative duties. **Although this opportunity is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.
3. City Government Internships at the NYC Mayor’s Office in NYC
Deadline to Apply: March 30
City government internships allow students to make important contributions to the City while participating in a challenging and rewarding work experience. Interns participate in a special seminar series that features top City officials presenting overviews of municipal government, specific agencies, and the latest issues confronting the City, and get an insider’s look into the workings of city government and its very departments. Morgan Jones ’04 kindly alerted us to this opportunity. **Although this opportunity is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.
4. Editor, Research, and Publications Assistant at the US Dept. of Education in Washington, DC
Deadline to Apply: March 31
The U.S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers and coordinates most federal assistance to education. It assists the president in executing his education policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress. As an intern, you will contribute to the editing and publishing of manuscripts about education, perform research as requested by editors to help with publishing assignments, help with the lobby exhibit program by contacting arts advisers, teachers and principals and compiling exhibit information for openings. **Although this opportunity is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.
Middlebury FoodWorks: Louisville
Bring your Meal and Attend an Info Session to Learn More!
Wednesday, March 7th at 6:15pm in Ross B11
Thursday, March 8th at 12:30pm in LaForce 121
Thursday, March 8th at 7:30pm in The Orchard, Hillcrest
Louisville partner Rowan Claypool will be available at these sessions to truly describe the FoodWorks experience and answer your questions!
Middlebury FoodWorks: Louisville is a nine-week competitive PAID internship program – with FREE housing – centered on the different aspects of a local food economy in Louisville, KY. This information session will provide an overview of the program and its benefits, the kind of internships available, and answer any questions you may have!
Positions available in: city government, microenterprise and development, health and nutrition, marketing and retail, publishing, event planning, with non-profits, AND, yes, on farms and in restaurants.
For more information, please visit go/mfw and visit MOJO to apply! Deadline to Apply: March 15!
For more information, contact Amy McGlashan at EIA, x5103.
Colorado Leaders, Interns, Mentors in Business (CLIMB) is a 10-week summer internship program in Denver, Colorado designed exclusively for Harvard, Middlebury, MIT, Stanford, Brown and Yale students! Housing is provided FEE for all CLIMB interns, all positions are paid, and the program offers valuable alumni mentoring. There are 14 varying internships positions now accepting applications that offer a variety of career experiences and span a number of industries including: Arts & Entertainment, Communications & Media, Business & Professional Services, Consulting, Environment & Energy, Healthcare, Non Profit, Science & Technology, and more!
To learn more about the CLIMB internships or to apply, head over to MOJO today!
To get an idea of what the CLIMB Summer Internship Program offers, I’ve highlighted a few interesting opportunities:
-Capacity Building Intern at The Colorado Nonprofit Development Center
-Design and Marketing Intern at FlixMaster, Inc
-Water Engineering Intern at Wright Water Engineers
-Research Analyst at NewsGator
Deadline to apply on MOJO March 14-16
Middlebury FoodWorks: Louisville is a new, nine-week PAID internship program—with FREE housing—that focuses on the local food economy in Louisville, KY. The program includes four-day/week internships with a company or organization working on developing the local food economy in Louisville, and also offers profound personal engagement among interns, members of the local food sector, Middlebury alumni, and the Greater Louisville community. There are 12 exciting positions now available in city government, microenterprise and economic development, health and nutrition, retail, publishing, with non-profits, AND yes, on farms and in restaurants.
While there are several internships with a traditional focus on food & agriculture and energy & the environment, I’ve chosen to highlight a number of awesome opportunities for those interested in the following career fields: Retail & Merchandising, Communications & Media, Education, Research, Science & Technology, Architecture & Planning, Non-profit, Consulting, and Social Enterprise. If you are interested in this outstanding internship program, head over to MOJO to learn more and apply today—the deadline is March 2!
Food and Farming Microlending Intern at Seed Capital
This Intern will focus on an entrepreneurial approach to developing Louisville’s local food economy by supporting the development of a microlending system between farmers and food entrepreneurs. The intern will help Seed Capital Kentucky define the microlending model to directly connect funding from organizations and individuals to farmers and food entrepreneurs. The intern will also be involved in many other activities related to this startup nonprofit, including planning a TEDx event and developing a local food heroes trading card program for raising awareness of the local food system.
Childhood Obesity and Local Food Access Intern at Louisville Metro Government
This intern will work directly with youth advocates to help them become entrepreneurial agents within their own communities who, through urban agriculture, can increase access to fresh produce in under-served neighborhoods and work to prevent childhood obesity. This health initiative will empower youth and sustain Louisville’s urban agriculture community, while creating opportunities for increased physical activity and healthy eating among Louisville Metro residents.
Food and Agriculture Assistant Educator & Community Organizer at Sustainable Agriculture
As a camp counselor at Sustainable Agriculture’s gardening day camp, this intern will be an instructor in cooking and food, food processing, ecological and agricultural education to Louisville’s diverse urban communities. Additionally, the intern will work with various community partners to support local collective and urban agricultural endeavors—particularly in refugee communities—and provide communications and media assistance to the organization.
Food Hub Development Intern at Seed Capital
The Food Hub Development Intern will be a part of an entrepreneurial approach to developing the city’s local food economy through the establishment of a neighborhood “food hub”—an initiative to showcase local goods and manage food produced regionally for local businesses. Specifically, the intern will coordinate these efforts by working with local government representatives and marketing the local “food hub” to the greater Louisville area.
Magazine Production Intern at Edible Louisville
Dedicated to the local, seasonal food and food traditions in Louisville, Edible Louisville is looking for an intern interested in a career in publishing or writing. The intern will work directly with publisher Steve Makela (a Midd parent) to develop his or her own writing under the guidance of Edible Louisville’s Editor, as well as take the lead on a special project of your choice!
Sustainable Community Garden Design Intern at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
This opportunity focuses on the growing national trend of farmers markets and the increased use and promotion of locally produced foods. The intern will fulfill a variety of research and design opportunities: compiling findings on sustainable solutions for energy and water conservation and soil development, getting hands-on with edible landscape and garden design, and working to develop “hands on workshops” and course curriculum in the fundamentals of sustainable gardening that inspire families, students, and adults to apply the basics of sustainability.
As you kick-off Spring semester, it’s important to start thinking about your summer plans. Many organizations and companies have already begun the application process–and deadlines are coming up fast! At the moment, there are over 100 outstanding internship opportunities om MOJO for students of all academic and career interests. Today, I’m highlighting a few that have deadlines coming up in the next few days. Be sure to head over to MOJO to learn more and to apply for these positions (and more!) today!!
Paid Summer Internship at El Pomar Foundation in Colorado Springs, CO
Deadline to Apply: February 17
Through various grants and programs, El Pomar Foundation seeks to enhance, encourage, and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado. This Internship is a unique summer program that provides undergraduate students an introduction to the nonprofit sector and an opportunity to develop professional interests and skills. Interns work with and are mentored by leaders in philanthropy. They serve an important role by providing administrative support for the Foundation’s offices and receive assignments based upon the Foundation’s needs and, to the extent possible, the interns’ interests.
Mayor’s Internship Program-City of Philadelphia
Deadline to Apply: February 17
The Mayor’s Internship Program (MIP) with the City of Philadelphia is an opportunity for current college undergraduates and graduate students to learn about and contribute to the city government that manages operations for the nation’s 5th largest municipality. They host the best and brightest students from around the nation to come to Philadelphia every summer and see all the great city has to offer, contribute to projects, and take on tasks including: complete grant applications, compile and analyze financial data, develop training and policy manuals, and assist in planning and implementing key City events across various departments and agencies.
Paid Administrative Internship at the Middlebury Town Hall Theater
Deadline to Apply: February 19
This internship is a total immersion into the complex and multi-faceted life of the theater–you will work in all areas of management and production handling contracts, promotional materials, email blasts, programming, and assisting with the summer Membership Drive. The intern will also be working as assistant stage manager, operating the light and sound boards, assisting with load-ins and talent hospitality, serving as a production assistant for both the Middlebury Actors Workshop and the Opera Company of Middlebury, selling tickets and assisting the front-of-house staff as needed.
Paid Architecture and Environment Internship Program at The Stone House Group in Bethlehem, PA
Deadline to Apply: March 15
Midd alum Larry Eighmy ’86 is offering this wonderful opportunity! The Stone House Group, founded over 12 years ago by a Middlebury alumnus, provides “building stewardship” for campuses and corporations, working with clients to ensure they are optimizing their resources, building to support their missions and setting and achieving environmental goals for their facilities. Summer Interns have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in The Stone House Group’s fast paced environment and then be eligible for full time employment upon graduation.
Today is the last day to apply for these three great Winter Term internships! Whether you’re interested in environmental advocacy or promoting democracy in Haiti, these positions provide experience in research, development, and policy. Head over to MOJO now to learn more about these internships and the APPLY!
1. Rural Vermont Interns in Montpelier, VT
Rural Vermont has three positions available!
Research/Legal Internship—Work with staff on research projects that support Rural Vermont’s grassroots advocacy work. Work with the Director and farmer leaders to research agricultural policy.
Outreach Intern—Work with Outreach Coordinator to learn how to build a movement and connect with people in communities to build a statewide activist, member, and volunteer base. You will reach out and recruit new folks, and nurture relationships with current supporters. Responsibilities include planning and executing all aspects of mission-driven events, including promotion/publicity, volunteer recruitment & management, logistics, and fundraising.
Campaign Organizer/Research Intern— Work with staff to implement Rural Vermont’s local food sovereignty campaign goals. Travel throughout the state to engage Vermonters in the campaign, and communicate with grassroots activists on legislative concerns around local food sovereignty. Assist in developing campaign materials and planning action events.
2. Volunteer Coordinator at Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti in Boston, MA
This opportunity generously provided by a Midd alum!! The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) was established to respond to February 2004’s violent and unlawful interruption of Haiti’s democratic process. The Institute fights for the return of democracy and the rule of law to Haiti by documenting human rights violations, disseminating accurate information and pursuing legal claims in Haiti and abroad.
In this position, you will monitor and update IJDH-BAI social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Change.org etc); expand IJDH’s presence on Wikipedia, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Change.org, Idealist.org, Flickr, Guidestar, and other sites. Responsibilities also include contributing ideas for IJDH’s strategic development as it relates to social media; utilizing Google AdWords and Amazon Associates to increase search results for IJDH on internet; promoting actions, events, speaking engagements, and fundraisers through frequent blast emails to IJDH-BAI supporters.
To learn more about these internships or to apply, go to MOJO. If you are seeking credit for your internship, you can still do so by applying on MOJO and then filling out and add/drop card!