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!
You’ve seen over the past few days what MOJO has to offer for English and Language-oriented students, but today you can see what’s left in terms of government and Political Science opportunities. Although I’ve already figured out my summer plans, I’ve certainly been tempted by a few of these options. Take a look below to get an idea of what you can still apply for, and to learn more about these positions or to apply, visit MOJO today!
1. Richard F. Riley Jr. Internship Program at the Truman National Security Project in Washington, DC
Deadline to Apply: April 23
The Truman National Security Project is a national security leadership institute, the nation’s only organization that recruits, trains, and positions new generation of progressives across America to lead on national security. Their mission is to provide skills, knowledge, and network to create an influential force of leaders across the country who advance strong progressive national security policy. The Truman National Security Project offers internships in four areas: Political, Communications, Policy, and Management. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.
2. Paid Political Consulting Intern at Cence Cincotti Strategies in Boston, MA
Deadline to Apply: April 27
A newly formed progressive/Democratic political consulting firm in Boston is seeking summer interns to be involved in many different issues and campaigns at once. he firm works with dozens of clients with an eye toward the November 2012 elections, from candidates to advocacy campaigns. As an intern, you’ll be exposed to the inner workings of local politics—meeting movers and shakers, being privy to inside strategy, and navigating the state’s more-complicated-than-it-gets-credit-for political geography. All the while, you’ll be helping to push progressive causes and see actual tangible results from your labors.
3. Paid Summer Outreach Intern at Wilderness Workshop in Carbondale, CO
Deadline to Apply: April 23
The Wilderness Workshop intern will work under the supervision of various Wilderness Workshop and Hidden Gems Campaign staff, and the primary activities will consist of the following: organizing support for congressional wilderness proposals; conducting hikes and tours of the proposed wilderness areas; and planning and coordinating summer events. Additional duties may include: preparing for and delivering presentations; engaging and rallying supporters by phone and in person; participating in outreach to the local community; updating the campaign’s website and social media sites.
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.
The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a dozen internships for the summer that range a variety of industries from government, to communications, to environmental affairs. I’ve highlighted a bunch of my favorite options, but we sure to head over to MOJO to learn more about these and others, and to apply! The deadline for all NYC Dept. of Parks and Rec. internships is March 16. **Although these internships areunpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding by April 4.
1. Capital Management Services Intern at NYC Department of Parks & Recreation in NYC
For those interested in finance or government, the Management Services Team for the Department’s Capital Division is comprised of four units: Contracts, Finance/Accounting, Consultant Project Management and Budget. The intern will be responsible to conduct due diligence reviews on existing and new construction contractors as part of the Agency’s vendor review process. Duties will include the research, review and analysis of vendor data from various sources including: public databases and web research.
2. Environmental Education Intern at City Parks Foundation in NYC
City Parks Foundation’s (CPF) education department connects teachers, students and families to local parks by providing hands-on programs that meet specific community needs and public educational standards. CPF Education targets Title 1 schools in low-income and remote communities throughout the five boroughs and encourages schools to select special needs and bilingual/dual language programs to participate in its programs. Interns would work with educators to deliver public programs and assist CPF Education teachers on lesson preparation. In the summer lessons are taught entirely outdoors with school summer programs, camps, organizations, and adult learners (from special need adults to the elderly).
3. Natural Areas Monitoring Intern at Natural Resources Group in NYC
Established in 1984, the Natural Resources Group (NRG) is responsible for acquisition, protection, restoration, and management of remnant and restored natural areas within the 28,000 acres of City parkland. To aid in protecting and managing natural areas, this intern will conduct landscape level vegetation mapping in city parks and natural areas within New York City. Under the guidance of an NRG forester tasks will include: vegetation monitoring, including the classification of plant types, land use analysis, historical and current use, and aerial photo interpretation; various office and field tasks, including GIS, data entry, map and report creation, and photo archiving.
4. Sustainability Initiatives Intern at NYC Department of Parks & Recreation in NYC
The Sustainability Initiatives Office serves as a catalyst, hub, and advocate for the integration of sustainable practices throughout agency divisions. Intern projections include the following: attending and participating in Sustainable Parks meetings and in meetings at the Mayor’s Office, conducting field visits to parks around the city to gather crucial information on sustainable maintenance and operations practices, organizing educational events to engage employees and the public in resource conservation, creating and maintaining a tracking system for performance indicators, and more!
5. Natural Resources Crew Intern at Prospect Park in NYC
The Natural Resources Crew of Prospect Park manages 250 acres of woodlands and 62 acres of water bodies located within historic Prospect Park. Interns will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of projects including woodland restoration, lake/pond monitoring and restoration, and vegetation monitoring. Work in monitoring will include data collection of both water quality and related indicators, or of an ongoing terrestrial woodland project. Interns will be able to learn techniques for all of the above tasks, native and exotic plant identification, and all about the details of operating a wild urban park.
6. Office of the Commissioner Intern at NYC Department of Parks & Recreation in NYC
The Commissioner’s office oversees all divisions and operations of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. The office is responsible for managing Commissioner Benepe’s workload and schedule, preparing him for and accompanying him on events, managing his phone calls, and also receives correspondence from constituents, elected officials, and other city agencies for the entire Parks Department. Intern duties are diverse and dynamic, offering a chance to learn about the Parks Department and City government at all levels; the intern will help manage and delegate responsibility for the hundreds of emails, letters, and 311 calls that come into the office each week. The intern will also have the regular opportunity to accompany Commissioner Benepe on press events, field outings, and ribbon cuttings.
SUNDAY, MARCH 4
This opportunity is provided by the Deputy Director of Homeland Security Investigations, whose wife is a Midd alum!
This is definitely not your typical intern in a government agency! Several students had this opportunity last summer, including Andrew Fong ’14.
Opportunities are available in Counter Proliferation Investigations, Office of International Affairs, and National Security Division 1. Some offices are location in Tysons Corner, in Vienna, VA, while others are in Washington DC.
Mr. Won Choe is the Presidential Management Fellow who works with the Deputy Director, and is who you should address your cover letter to. Please be as clear as possible about your interests, and which area you are most interested in working for.
Definitely more than 1 student will be accepted, could be as high as 6, so make your application good!
All positions are unpaid, however you should definitely plan to apply for funding: all details are at go/summerfunding
Apply on MOJO!
The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) is the place to be if you’re a college woman interested in a career in public policy. PLEN is unique: Nowhere else can students learn how Washington, D.C. really works from a faculty comprised exclusively of women leaders who make and influence public policy every day. These women are members of Congress, major judicial figures, presidential advisors, senior government leaders, nonprofit advocates and corporate lobbyists.
Through PLEN, you’ll secure a summer internship directed at your specific interests during the weeks of May 21-July 27, 2012. PLEN helps you focus on what organizations will give you the best experience, help you develop a resume and land the spot you want, and coach you through the application process.
Once in Washington, you’ll meet at least weekly with PLEN and other PLEN interns to process your experience, expand your contacts by meeting with women leaders, and exchange information and impressions with other interns.
You’ll also participate in PLEN skill-building sessions to begin developing important career-related expertise in areas like networking, job interviewing, and salary negotiations.
Deadline December 31, 2011 (postmarked by this date)
Students interested in interning at a government agency should notify PLEN no later than October 14, 2011
Career Services Office will be holding two sessions:
Federal Internships: Find and Apply for Summer 2011 on Wednesday October 20, from 5-6 p.m. in the Adirondack house, CSO library
Federal Jobs: Find and Apply full time work in 2011, Tuesday October 26, from 5-6 p.m. in the Adirondack house, CSO library as well.
We’ll be calling in and listening to a an expert make a presentation while viewing the PowerPoint slides on the big screen from the comfy seats in Adirondack House. Popcorn provided! Also, two Midd students will be present to answer questions and share their experiences. Brittany Grendon ’12 who interned in DC last summer at the National Archives and the Department of Education and Elissa Goeke ’12 who interned at the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and is being paid through the SCEP program.
Career Services has generously paid the registration cost for you to be able to attend this event FREE!!
Check out the new Making the Difference videos, which spotlight a “day in the life” of young federal employees and give an inside look at their cool careers and why they chose public service. According to the Partnership’s research, the federal government will fill more than 50,000 entry-level jobs in the next 12 months, along with about 60,000 paid internships. There are jobs and interships available in practically every interest and skill area, in all 50 states and around the world. Check it out: http://makingthedifference.org/index.shtml
Are you interning in the federal government in Washington DC this summer?
If so, you’re eligible to apply to be a Federal Service Student Ambassador on campus at Middlebury next year!
Do you know Elise Hanks ‘11? She interned last summer at the Department of Education, and then during last academic year was paid to work with CSO and others on campus to promote opportunities in public service.
In order to apply you MUST be an intern at a federal agency this summer AND be in DC. Examples include Department of State, Justice, Education, Labor, etc. Congressional internships on Capitol Hill do not count!
You’ll receive extra training during the summer in order to return to campus prepared to lead outreach and education about the benefits of government service. For more information and to apply, check out: http://apps.makingthedifference.org/studentambassadors/default.aspx Deadline is June 11.
If you apply, please also tell Tim Mosehauer, CSO counselor at tmosehau at middlebury dot edu Or for questions, feel free to contact him as well.
This is an exceptional opportunity – Middlebury is 1 of just 45 schools to have this Ambassador position. Don’t miss out!
Green beans, green thumbs, and green frogs, what do they all have in common? Well, they are green, and the government is trying to do the same thing. Isn’t that just super duper?! I know it is. And if you so kindly agree then I suggest that you take a gander at the Careers in the Common Good blog to find out more information about Annenberg Speaker Ashley King who is coming to Middlebury College for three public events to talk about her experience as an environmental scientist working to promote climate protection policy, alternative markets and energy efficiency through the EPA and abroad.
Go to http://sites.middlebury.edu/middccg/ to get more information! Yahooooooo!
The Department of Defense (DOD) Centralized Summer Intern Program is a paid internship that will promote experiential training opportunities to student interns in the DOD. The goal of the program is to integrate academic theory with workplace experience that may serve as a pipeline to the student employment programs and entry-level employment opportunities within DOD– that means help you get an in to get a job in the future!
• You must be a U.S. citizen.
• You must be enrolled in a two- or four-year accredited institution of higher education.
• You must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale.
Salary: Weekly Stipend
Location: Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Rolling Application
Contact Information: Tina James
Phone: (703) 696-5606