“In Their Own Words” is an ongoing series featuring the experiences of Middlebury students at their summer internships. This summer Marcella Houghton ’12.5 interned with the State College Area Food Bank in State College, PA.
“In Their Own Words” is an ongoing series featuring the experiences of Middlebury students at their summer internships. This summer Alice Oshima ‘15 interned with the Harlem Community Justice Center in New York City.
“In Their Own Words” is an ongoing series featuring the experiences of Middlebury students at their summer internships. This summer Mia Benjamin ’13 interned with Pathways for Mutual Respect and the International Institute of Connecticut in Singapore, Malaysia and Connecticut.
“In Their Own Words” is an ongoing series featuring the experiences of Middlebury students at their summer internships. This summer Hannah Postel ‘13 interned as a Consular Intern at the U.S. Department of State in Chengdu, China.
“In Their Own Words” is an ongoing series featuring the experiences of Middlebury students at their summer internships. This summer Lelise Getu ’13 interned doing Immunology Research at the NYU School of Medicine in New York City.
What did you do?
The following are three positions being offered at the Dell Social Innovation Challenge. DSIC is the largest global social innovation competition for university students. “The Dell Social Innovation Challenge identifies and supports promising young social innovators who dedicate themselves to solving the world’s most pressing problems with their transformative ideas.” These are ALL full-time positions. For more information, please see the DSIC website.
An excellent introductory operations position, the Special Assistant will provide support for the Executive Director including administrative tasks and ad hoc operating program support for the Dell Challenge. The Special Assistant will be assigned to program areas needing supplemental immediate attention such as marketing, event planning, volunteer management, PR and more. This position also includes administrative, logistic, project management, and relationship management support. Finally, he/she will perform a large variety of tasks, ranging from travel planning, payment processing, calendar management and appointment scheduling, task management and partner communications.
Salary range: $30,000 – $35,000/year
The Account Manager is responsible for building a mutually beneficial relationship between the University of Texas Dell Social Innovation Challenge team and the Dell Inc teams. Success in this position will be measured by the operational efficiency and program success of the Dell Challenge as well as satisfaction of the DSIC key partner, Dell.
Salary range: $55,000 – $65,000/year
The Marketing Director oversees all aspects of an integrated marketing and communications plan for DSIC. The Marketing Director must meet specific performance targets and will have a support team of Marketing Specialists and Graduate Assistants. Success in this position will be measured by the operational efficiency and program success of the Dell Challenge as well as satisfaction of the DSIC key partner, Dell.
Salary range: $75,000 – $85,000/year
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“In Their Own Words” is an ongoing series featuring the experiences of Middlebury students at their summer internships. This summer Katie Pett ’13.5 interned with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA in Kampala and Gulu, Uganda.
What did you do?
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support the MiddACTION Fund with the Senior Class Gift!
(Well, yes, they also voted in the presidential election.)
This Class of 2013 and 2013.5 MiddACTION Fund will support internship and research funding for Middlebury students. EIA is very excited that the class of 2013 and 2013.5 has chosen to support experiential learning with this gift, and that seniors have voiced their support for the importance of experiential learning in the context of their liberal arts education.
To learn more about experiential learning at EIA, and the myriad possibilities available for civic engagement, research and internships, check out go/eia.
To find an internship of your own, whether it’s for Winter Term or next summer, visit MOJO today!
“In Their Own Words” is an ongoing series featuring the experiences of Middlebury students at their summer internships. This summer Esme Lutz ’12.5 interned with the Rehwa Society in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh, India.
My project focuses on the Rehwa Society, an Indian nonprofit organization established in 1978 dually to promote a regional craft and provide employment specifically for women. Before traveling to India, I conducted research using many of Middlebury’s online resources in order to deepen my understanding of Indian culture and gender relations. I planned to compile a photographic documentary—using images combined with text to illustrate Rehwa’s story to a viewer—and thus spent my time in India observing the weaving process, interviewing key figures associated with the organization, photographing a variety of individuals and objects, as well as traveling to a few different workshops to compare and contrast the methods utilized there. Now near returning back to school, I am in the midst of collating the materials I collected in the way I described in my proposal (with a few small additions): composing an article to publish in a campus magazine, working with curators to exhibit the images I took at Middlebury, sharing the pictures with Rehwa to be used in a promotional “look book,” submitting written material to Rehwa to include in a future application to UNESCO to become a living heritage site, and displaying the photographs publicly via the web.
What did you learn?
My experience was not easy: I was living alone, in a small town in a rural area, unable to speak a difficult-to-just-pick-up language in a country with drastically different from the one in which I had spent most of my life. While at times being in Maheshwar was incredibly enchanting and filled me with an effusive sense of love for the world around me, at other it was exhausting, lonely, and incredibly frustrating. This being said, besides the factual knowledge I gained, the benefits of interacting with people whose lives are very different from my own, of encountering norms and problems unfamiliar in my home environment, and of pushing myself into a situation in which I initially felt very uncomfortable, are undeniable.
What are your plans for the future?
As my studies wind to a close (in February) and I think increasingly about my next motions, my experience in India will definitely register strongly in my mind when considering characteristics I desire in a career. It was incredible to encounter people with different circumstance and background, to push myself further into situations that were momentarily uncomfortable, and to have an expanse of time to think critically about a single subject. My interests have definitely taken a more international focus, and I hope to, in part, address the fundamental challenges I observed firsthand while in Maheshwar.
Think this experience sounded pretty cool? Check out opportunities like this and more on MOJO.