Three Students Join United Way’s Community Impact Funding Team

A meeting of the United Way of Addison County’s Community Impact Funding team. Hira Zeeshan ’22 is second from the left.

In January, the CCE advertised in our weekly newsletter an opportunity for students to join the United Way of Addison County’s Community Impact Funding Team. Since then, three college students, Lulu Zhou ’19, Hee Yeong Son ‘20.5, Hira Zeeshan ’22, have worked as part of the 27-member team.

The students have helped allocate thousands of grant dollars, which will ultimately be distributed to 17 local nonprofit organizations. The grant dollars aim to support programs that improve the physical, mental, and emotional health of Addison County residents, such as hospice services, domestic abuse support, support for elderly, summer recreation, meal programs for local students, and more.

According to the United Way of Addison County, in April, the team will convene to make funding recommendations to the UWAC Board of Directors, with the goal of focusing philanthropic dollars where they will make the largest impact. In the past three years, CIF grant reviewers helped UWAC invest over $990,000 in 33 programs covering 28 different agencies across the region. 

“We were fortunate to have three Middlebury College students on our CIF grant review team this year. Their thoughtful questions and comments have been top notch and their status as non-Addison County residents has brought a fresh perspective to the process,” said WAC Executive Director Helena Van Voost. “Their participation has truly been invaluable and we are very grateful.”

Student Lulu Zhou, who has been a member of the team for two years, called the experience one of the highlights of her community engagement and college experiences.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to concretely understand social issues facing local communities, learn about the diverse programs local organizations offer to promote equity, gain insights into grant applications and NGO programming, and work with a group of individuals dedicated to social justice,” Zhou said. “This experience certainly reinforces my passion for doing community engagement related work after Middlebury.”

If you have questions about being involved next year or other local volunteer opportunities, please contact UWAC’s volunteer coordinator, Linnea Oosterman at linnea@unitedwayaddisoncounty.org

US State Department on campus April 3

Plan to attend the information session at 12:30 on Wednesday, April 3 in ADK or also sign up for a personal 1:1 chat for 20 minutes. Click here. Only 2 spots left.

Or let us know you’re coming to the info session here: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/246440

Philip Beekman, Diplomat in Residence for New England, will talk about opportunities for internships, exchange programs, fellowships and careers with the U.S. Department of State. During this information session, Phil will focus on opportunities for domestic and foreign internships with the State Department and will highlight opportunities in the Consular Fellows program. He will also touch on civil service career opportunities, the Pickering and Rangel Fellowship Programs, the Critical Language Scholarship, and the Foreign Service Officer selection process. Phil is based at Fletcher/Tufts University and is also available for individual consultations and can be reached at dirnewengland@state.gov. Further information on Department of State careers can be found at http://careers.state.gov.

CCI Summer Internship Funding Grants – Application Deadline April 14

CCI has Summer Funding Grants to help fund your unpaid summer internship! If you are planning to apply for a grant, use the Spring Break to finalize your plans and submit your funding application. Here’s what you need to know:

• Get your resume reviewed by a CCI Peer Career Advisor during the week of April 1 (resume approval required in order to apply for a grant). Visit Quick Questions or watch for resume review events the week after break.
April 14: Deadline to apply for funding. You must have secured and committed to your internship before applying for funding.
See instructions, forms, and FAQs at go/summerfunding.

  • To apply for funding, create an Experience in Handshake, and then immediately upload your essay, CCI-approved resume, budget, and signed funding agreement to your Experience. Incomplete applications will be declined.
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with a CCI advisor to discuss your plans.  Schedule your appointment now for the week after break.
  • Make sure to check Handshake emails and notices (including enabling notifications in Handshake and searching your Junk and Clutter folders frequently). All communications from CCI related to your application will be done via Handshake. Failure to respond will result in your application being declined.

Still searching for an internship? There are still over 1800 paid and unpaid internships listed in Handshake. For help with your search, see CCI’s Top 10 Tips for Finding an Internship, visit Quick Questions, or make an appointment with a CCI advisor.  
CCI looks forward to receiving your application!

CCI Summer Internship Funding Grants – Application Deadline April 14

CCI has Summer Funding Grants to help fund your unpaid summer internship! If you are planning to apply for a grant, use the Spring Break to finalize your plans and submit your funding application. Here’s what you need to know:

• Get your resume reviewed by a CCI Peer Career Advisor during the week of April 1 (resume approval required in order to apply for a grant). Visit Quick Questions or watch for resume review events the week after break.
April 14: Deadline to apply for funding. You must have secured and committed to your internship before applying for funding.
See instructions, forms, and FAQs at go/summerfunding.

  • To apply for funding, create an Experience in Handshake, and then immediately upload your essay, CCI-approved resume, budget, and signed funding agreement to your Experience. Incomplete applications will be declined.
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with a CCI advisor to discuss your plans.  Schedule your appointment now for the week after break.
  • Make sure to check Handshake emails and notices (including enabling notifications in Handshake and searching your Junk and Clutter folders frequently). All communications from CCI related to your application will be done via Handshake. Failure to respond will result in your application being declined.

Still searching for an internship? There are still over 1800 paid and unpaid internships listed in Handshake. For help with your search, see CCI’s Top 10 Tips for Finding an Internship, visit Quick Questions, or make an appointment with a CCI advisor.  
CCI looks forward to receiving your application!

CCI Summer Internship Funding Grants – Application Deadline April 14

CCI has Summer Funding Grants to help fund your unpaid summer internship! If you are planning to apply for a grant, use the Spring Break to finalize your plans and submit your funding application. Here’s what you need to know:

• Get your resume reviewed by a CCI Peer Career Advisor during the week of April 1 (resume approval required in order to apply for a grant). Visit Quick Questions or watch for resume review events the week after break.
April 14: Deadline to apply for funding. You must have secured and committed to your internship before applying for funding.
See instructions, forms, and FAQs at go/summerfunding.

  • To apply for funding, create an Experience in Handshake, and then immediately upload your essay, CCI-approved resume, budget, and signed funding agreement to your Experience. Incomplete applications will be declined.
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with a CCI advisor to discuss your plans.  Schedule your appointment now for the week after break.
  • Make sure to check Handshake emails and notices (including enabling notifications in Handshake and searching your Junk and Clutter folders frequently). All communications from CCI related to your application will be done via Handshake. Failure to respond will result in your application being declined.

Still searching for an internship? There are still over 1800 paid and unpaid internships listed in Handshake. For help with your search, see CCI’s Top 10 Tips for Finding an Internship, visit Quick Questions, or make an appointment with a CCI advisor.  
CCI looks forward to receiving your application!

CCI Summer Internship Funding Grants – Application Deadline April 14

CCI has Summer Funding Grants to help fund your unpaid summer internship! If you are planning to apply for a grant, use the Spring Break to finalize your plans and submit your funding application. Here’s what you need to know:

• Get your resume reviewed by a CCI Peer Career Advisor during the week of April 1 (resume approval required in order to apply for a grant). Visit Quick Questions or watch for resume review events the week after break.
April 14: Deadline to apply for funding. You must have secured and committed to your internship before applying for funding.
See instructions, forms, and FAQs at go/summerfunding.

  • To apply for funding, create an Experience in Handshake, and then immediately upload your essay, CCI-approved resume, budget, and signed funding agreement to your Experience. Incomplete applications will be declined.
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with a CCI advisor to discuss your plans.  Schedule your appointment now for the week after break.
  • Make sure to check Handshake emails and notices (including enabling notifications in Handshake and searching your Junk and Clutter folders frequently). All communications from CCI related to your application will be done via Handshake. Failure to respond will result in your application being declined.

Still searching for an internship? There are still over 1800 paid and unpaid internships listed in Handshake. For help with your search, see CCI’s Top 10 Tips for Finding an Internship, visit Quick Questions, or make an appointment with a CCI advisor.  
CCI looks forward to receiving your application!

CCI Summer Internship Funding Grants – Application Deadline April 14

CCI has Summer Funding Grants to help fund your unpaid summer internship! If you are planning to apply for a grant, use the Spring Break to finalize your plans and submit your funding application. Here’s what you need to know:

• Get your resume reviewed by a CCI Peer Career Advisor during the week of April 1 (resume approval required in order to apply for a grant). Visit Quick Questions or watch for resume review events the week after break.
April 14: Deadline to apply for funding. You must have secured and committed to your internship before applying for funding.
See instructions, forms, and FAQs at go/summerfunding.

  • To apply for funding, create an Experience in Handshake, and then immediately upload your essay, CCI-approved resume, budget, and signed funding agreement to your Experience. Incomplete applications will be declined.
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with a CCI advisor to discuss your plans.  Schedule your appointment now for the week after break.
  • Make sure to check Handshake emails and notices (including enabling notifications in Handshake and searching your Junk and Clutter folders frequently). All communications from CCI related to your application will be done via Handshake. Failure to respond will result in your application being declined.

Still searching for an internship? There are still over 1800 paid and unpaid internships listed in Handshake. For help with your search, see CCI’s Top 10 Tips for Finding an Internship, visit Quick Questions, or make an appointment with a CCI advisor.  
CCI looks forward to receiving your application!