CHANGE IN PAYROLL DEADLINES FOR THE LAST PAYROLL OF 2019 (BW26) and the FIRST PAYROLL OF 2020 (BW1)

The College will be closed for the December break beginning at 5:01pm on Friday, December 20, 2019 through 11:59pm on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The following changes have been made to the time entry and time approval deadlines.

LAST PAYROLL OF 2019 (BW26):

  • Deadline for submitting AND approving time – Friday, 12/13/19 at NOON (12:00pm)
    •  Remember to submit your time prior to NOON to allow supervisors adequate time to approve timesheets; please note, the pay period is 12/02/19-12/15/19 and does not include any Holiday time.
  • Paychecks* will be delivered through regular campus mail on Friday, 12/20/19
  • Paychecks* and direct Deposits will be dated Friday, 12/20/19

FIRST PAYROLL OF 2020 (BW1):

  • Deadline for submitting AND approving time – Wednesday, 12/18/19 at NOON (12:00pm)
    •  Remember to submit your time prior to NOON to allow supervisors adequate time to approve timesheets; please note, the pay period is 12/16/19-12/29/19 and does include Holiday time.
  • Paychecks* will be delivered through regular campus mail on Friday, 1/03/20
  • Paychecks* and direct deposits will be dated Friday, 1/03/20

Holiday pay time entry procedures go/middpoints

*Sign up for direct deposit go/payroll/direct deposit

Please inform all your staff of this change in the payroll schedule

Payroll/Human Resources

Winter Term Internship Applications for Credit: Deadline Dec. 1

Any student wishing to participate in a Winter Term internship for credit must complete all paperwork by Dec. 1. No exceptions.

After securing your internship, follow these steps:

  1. Have your résumé approved by a CCI Peer Career Advisor. go/pcas for drop-in hours.
  2. Identify a Middlebury faculty member to serve as your academic sponsor.
  3. Create an Experience (application) on Handshake and upload 3 documents to your Experience — your approved résumé , your signed internship agreement, and a personal statement which includes 3 scholarly sources linked to the learning of your internship.
  4. Inform your internship supervisor and faculty academic sponsor that once you have submitted your application for credit, they will receive emails from Handshake to complete online approval forms.
  5. If you are interning in an international location, see the FAQ (#14) at go/WTinternships to see if you need to complete additional paperwork for the Global Operations Committee. If so, submit this paperwork as soon as possible. 

You can find all forms, information, and FAQs at go/WTinternships.

Limited $1500 grants available to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis.

CCI recommends that all applications for credit be submitted before the December 1 deadline.

Additional questions? Make an appointment with any CCI Advisor on Handshake or contact Cheryl Whitney Lower.

Celebrating International Education Week at the CCE

Every year, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education celebrate international exchanges and education through their join initiative called International Education Week (IEW). This program is meant to “prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences” (iew.state.gov).

Here at Middlebury, we are committed to bringing global perspectives into one space as well as developing intercultural experiences through many ventures. Some larger educational opportunities include study abroad, language schools, and language classes. The Center for Community Engagement also supports ventures that allow students to explore new cultures and share their own cultures within the Middlebury community and beyond. Some of these are the Language in Motion (LiM), domestic and abroad MAlt trips (Middlebury Alternative Break Program), the Cross Cultural Community Service (CCCS) fund, Japan Summer Service Learning Program, and Academic Outreach Endowment grants.

We’ll take this International Student Organization’s (ISO) International Week as an opportunity to highlight three of these internationally focused programs!

Language in Motion (LiM) connects students who have a cross cultural experience through Middlebury’s international, study abroad, and upper level language programs with Addison County high school and middle school teachers, students, and classrooms. After training and with guidance from CCE staff, students provide lessons that promote global awareness, cultural competence, and world language acquisition. 

I love Language in Motion because it makes me think about my experiences as a bi-cultural person who grew up in both Thailand and the US, and how that impacts how I see my two cultures, the world, and also a new language and culture (Spanish/Hispanic culture) that I was introduced to when I was 15. It is always an exciting challenge to think about how to relate my experiences (and make them accessible) to different age groups, whether it be 3rd graders, 6th graders, or high schoolers, and the opportunity to go off campus to present is always a welcome break from the Middlebury College bubble.

Pim Singhatiraj ‘21.5, a Language in Motion participant teaching Spanish and Spanish/Hispanic culture
Pim Singhatiraj ’21 conducting a reflection session about global perspectives for students from the Addison County area

The MAlt Program allows Middlebury students to design and plan six trips during February Break in both national and international destinations. The goal of these trips is to allow students to engage with outside communities by providing service when and where it is needed and learn from these engagements.

Being from the Caribbean, I didn’t quite know what to expect from my MAlt trip. I had only been to Trinidad & Tobago, an island that I related to and knew as a second home. The Dominican Republic showed me a completely different side of the Caribbean, where people spoke Spanish, ate Mangú and listened to Bachata. My MAlt trip taught me that there are never-ending perspectives no matter what your expectations might be.

 Melynda Payne ‘21, a participant in the Dominican Republic Alternative Break Trip
Melynda Payne ’21 at the Dominican Republic MAlt trip with a view of the natural landscape of the country
MAlt participants in the Dominican Republic spend time with Dominican students, doing crafts and participating in student-led lessons

The CCCS Fund (CCCS) supports international service-learning and community-building internships and/or related volunteer service opportunities for undergraduate students. These internships and service initiatives may be student designed while preference is given to those opportunities in a culture distinctly different from the applicant’s background, usually outside of the U.S. Since 2009, the CCCS fund has supported 315 student-led projects, in 70 different countries!

My time in Nosara provided me essential context for my studies at Middlebury, as well as real-world experience in what can often be a stale research-based field. I was encouraged more than ever to pursue my goals of teaching English abroad after I graduate, in the many forms that this might take.

Spencer Royston ’21, supported by CCE’s Cross Cultural Community Service Fund last winter to work with a library in Nosara, Costa Rica 
Spencer Royston ’21 engaging in the Nosara community

Besides LiM, MAlt, and the CCCS fund the CCE has other programs that are also focused on global engagement and perspectives, and you can explore them via their websites linked here: Academic Outreach Endowment, Japan Summer Service Learning Program, and Jiran

We encourage students to engage in communities beyond of our Vermont Middlebury experience, through the many connections offered here. As we can learn from students’ experiences described above, global experiences can expand our perspectives within our increasingly interconnected society. The numerous opportunities that the CCE offers are meant to do just that!

Interested in Healthcare Communications? Apply for this Internship at Dana-Farber!

Apply today- this posting expires on November 29, 2019

We use our communications expertise to support Dana-Farber’s fight against cancer by:

  • Building awareness of, and support for, the Institute’s life-saving mission
  • Providing marketing and communications services for Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Enhancing communication with patients and families
  • Helping employees work more effectively

As a Communications intern, you have the opportunity to be part of one of the most active communications departments in our area and make a difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families.
Our intern opportunities include:

  • Editorial Internship
  • Media Relations Internship
  • Photography Internship
  • Videography Internship
  • Interactive Internship
  • Social Media Internship
  • News Video Production/Media Relations Internship

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or master’s program for the duration of the internship
  • Receive course credit for the internship
  • Dedicate 20 hours per week, between Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., for 13 weeks
  • Strong preference given to juniors, seniors, and graduate students
  • International students are welcome to apply

Learn more and apply on Handshake!

Apply Today for these Expiring HP Research Positions!

Research Data Associate – Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone Health

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Research Data Associate within the NYU Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine’s Research Division. In this role, the successful candidate will enroll emergency department patients across participating sites in English and Spanish to support a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded research project that aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Relay program for opioid overdose prevention.   

Research Data Associates will be responsible for patient recruitment, consent, enrollment, and accurate data collection. Research Data Associates will additionally contact and track study participants for follow-up assessments, perform data entry, and assist with data management. Research Data Associates will work directly with patients in the emergency departments across participating sites in New York City and also with a team of other research staff, and will report to the study’s Project Manager and Principal Investigator (Kelly Doran, MD, MHS). Research Data Associates will participate in weekly research team meetings.   

Expires November 30, 2019

Research Technician I-II, Biology of Tumor Cell Clusters at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

A research technician position (full-time) is immediately available in the Cheung laboratory within Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program. The Cheung lab focuses on molecular mechanisms explaining why tumor cells invade and metastasize as clusters of cells. Through our studies, we aim to uncover the fundamental principles of collective migration, intercellular signaling, and multicellular drug resistance. Our ultimate mission is to guide the innovation of new therapies for metastatic breast cancer patients.

Expires December 1, 2019

Research Assistant, Traslational Neuroscience at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The Hester Lab is accepting applications for a Research Assistant (applicants with a BS from backgrounds either in Neuroscience, Biomedical or Tissue Engineering, or Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology will be considered, additional backgrounds in Genomics/Bioinformatics/Statistics is a plus). Our team is part of the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) at the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, which is at the forefront of using genomic sequencing in the clinical setting to predict best health outcomes for patients and is one of the driving forces shaping precision medicine. Led by a team of internationally-renowned genomic medicine scientists, IGM is housed in the campus’ newest research building, spanning ~25,000 square feet of laboratory and office space in a highly interactive setting.

Expires December 1, 2019

Spend January 2020 Working with Whales in Hawaii!

Apply today – these postings expire on November 30, 2019

The Ocean Mammal Institute is hiring two interns! Learn more and apply on Handshake!

Hawaiian Humpback Whale Field Research Internship

Get out into nature in beautiful Maui and learn how to conduct field research on humpback whales. Research the impact of boats on these magnificent mammals and how boats change whale habitat and behavior. The reading material covers whale behavior, how humans affect that and all environmental issues around the oceans. Additionally, we look at other human impacts on the oceans and how human psychology affects the decisions we make about the environment. Learn how we can create meaningful change and raise consciousness about environmental issues.

An OMI research intern is expected to do the following:

  1. Study the biology and behavior of humpback whales while you observe and record their spectacular behaviors.
  2. Learn and apply the principles of field research design.
  3. Gain a personal understanding of the politics of protecting endangered species
  4. Learn about current research on whales and dolphins around the world and related conservation issues.
  5. Be introduced to the field of Ecopsychology, which studies the relationship between humans and the natural world.
  6. Learn how we can create meaningful change and raise the consciousness about environmental issues.

TWO positions are available! Apply on Handshake: #2961342 and #2602207

Want to Combine Your Love of Data and Healthcare? Apply to work at Mass General!

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:   The Harvard Aging Brain Study is seeking a full-time Data Coordinator for a neuroimaging research program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our group investigates alterations in brain function, structure, and molecular pathology in normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. This position joins the data processing and informatics team and would take responsibility for day to day database and data management tasks, running and maintenance of ETL pipelines, running of automated quality assurance tasks, and production of bespoke datasets and SQL queries to aid researchers. This role presents a great opportunity for those seeking an entry point into the burgeoning data science field. The Data Coordinator will work with, and report directly to the Data Analytics Manager. 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Managing permissions for database access.
  2. Assembling datasets to allow researchers to answer complex research questions.
  3. Assist in the implementation of automated Quality Assurance routines.
  4. Maintenance and further refinement of lab ETL pipelines.
  5. Aid in the testing of new database and data management systems.
  6. Assist in the Storage, organization, and security of large neuroimaging and genetics datasets.
  7. Develop documentation for informatics system and associated tools.
  8. Assisting with data reporting and monitoring for regulatory oversight.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:  

  1. Very detail-oriented and highly organized.
  2. Familiarity with relational databases such as MySQL, SQL server etc.
  3. Competencies with programming/scripting languages, such as MATLAB, Python, or Java.
  4. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  5. Must be highly motivated and well-organized, personable, and have good communication skills.

EDUCATION: 
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, or other relevant discipline.

EXPERIENCE:  No work experience is required, though 2+ years of experience including expertise with statistical analysis preferred. Experience through coursework or undergraduate/graduate research projects is applicable.

Learn more and apply on Handshake!