Author Archives: Alicia Gomez

About Alicia Gomez

Hi! Come see me if you want to discuss career options in the Arts, Media, and Communications. I encourage students to reflect on their various interests and strengths when starting to explore possible career paths. I am available to chat about industry trends and practical skills while also sharing my own professional experiences, lessons learned, and insights.

Schedule a 1:1 chat with Candace Allen-Writer, Director, and Screenwriter!

Born in Boston and raised in Stamford, CT, Candace Allen is a novelist and essayist fascinated by issues of cultural displacement. In her book Soul Music The Pulse of Race and Music she investigated the inspirational personal, social and political power of music, visiting the Sistema programme in Caracas and its off-shoots in the UK and US as well as similar projects in Palestine and Kinshasa. Her novel, Valaida, chronicled the life of a trumpeter seeking fulfillment beyond any comfort zones. She has been founding Trustee of the Chineke Orchestra since 2015 and is frequently asked for broadcast and newspaper comment on culture, race and politics. In a previous life, she was the first African-American female member of the Directors Guild of America, spending some twenty years in Hollywood film production. She lived in Berlin for several years in the 1980s and in London since 1994.

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Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions. 

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Middlebury Social Impact Corps connects students to the front line of social change with unique global internship opportunities. A select cohort of Middlebury College and MIIS graduate students are chosen and matched with a social enterprise or NGO for an 8 week international summer internship. The program is an entry point to gaining deeper understanding and curating the tools needed to lead a purpose-driven career where participants receive tangible work experience with a social impact. 2019 partners: Impact Monterey County (in Monterey, CA), Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (in Cuzco, Peru) and Cape Eleuthera Institute (in Eleuthera, Bahamas)

Come learn more about the program, host sites, and how to apply! Check out the details of each one here on Handshake:

Impact Monterey County

Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development

Cape Eleuthera Institute

Communications and Projects Intern

Job Description

The primary project is to research, compile and write content for a Walking Tour of Middlebury brochure. This piece of collateral will be distributed to visitors in our welcome center, available from our website, and placed in information packages. A secondary project is to write profiles of businesses that have recently joined the chamber. Strong English writing skills are necessary. 

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Sports Illustrated internship

This position is an editorial internship with Sports Illustrated and has been reserved specifically for a Middlebury College student in honor of Middlebury alum Paul Witteman, Class of 1965, who died in 2013. After graduating from Middlebury College and serving in South Korea during the Vietnam War, Paul received a degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism and began his career at Time, becoming deputy chief of correspondents and later assistant managing editor for Sports Illustrated

An intern would work on both SI the magazine and at SI.com. The primary responsibility at the magazine is to check stories for accuracy. It is painstaking work that requires diligence and thoroughness. Still, we are looking for candidates who not only possess the qualities to be good fact checkers but also who have demonstrated outstanding writing potential or reporting skills. Interns are expected to check and report stories, and will often be called upon to write short pieces. At SI.com interns will be called upon for various tasks, including producing posts with our CMS and using Photoshop.

If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that this internship is supported by CCI, with a $1,500 housing stipend and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.

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Social Media, Outreach and Marketing Intern

Champlain Valley Apiaries is seeking a social media, outreach, and marketing intern to oversee our social media and web initiatives, and be an integral part of our brand outreach strategies. We completed Middlebury College’s Middcore course last J-Term, identifying exciting opportunities to grow our social media presence. From this, we brought on a group of interns, that worked directly on our social media platforms, predominately Instagram and Facebook. 

We are eager for our next intern to build upon this work, maintaining and expanding our social media presence and creating campaigns that expose our brand to the larger online community. An intern will also be tasked with creating our ecommerce campaigns (ex. mailchimp, facebook posts, etc…) that drive online sales. Furthermore, we seek to increase our community outreach with more in-store promotional events, food shows, and other events. Our intern would help generate and staff these events.

We are a small company with a tight knit work environment and are excited to welcome the right candidate onto our team. Also, a sweet bonus, pun intended, is free personal honey for our intern!

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Town Hall Theatre Summer Intern

Who We are:  Town Hall Theater is a busy performing arts center in the heart of Middlebury. Built in 1883, the building has had many lives: vaudeville theater, restaurant, car dealership, furniture showroom, Knights of Columbus hall, etc. Community support and a lot of hard work restored the building in 2008, making it home to several local resident companies and the hub of Middlebury’s cultural scene. Unpretentious and community-minded, we produce more than 150 events a year, from live theatre to fly fishing films and everything in between. With a small staff of 6 full time and 4 part time employees, Town Hall Theater offers a warm and inclusive environment. Interns are part of the team and quickly become invaluable in their myriad roles.

Who You Are:Bright, curious, and eager with a sense of humor. We want students who are profoundly interested in learning about the day-to-day operations of a theater. Performing arts or nonprofit administrative experience is a plus, as the learning curve may be steep without it but we will consider all resumes. Past interns have gone on to work with Arena Stage, Shakespeare and Company, Alvin Ailey, etc.

We do everything here, and we can offer experience in every aspect of theater. Potential areas include:

  • arts administration
  • performing arts education
  • technical theater
  • marketing and publicity
  • performance/ production

Our summer interns work intensively with our education program’s two youth shows, one of which is a musical. We encourage interns to do a little bit of everything to obtain a variety of experience, but most interns specialize in an area that best suits their interest. Summer interns often teach and perform in the summer youth shows. 

Nuts and Bolts:

  • Pay is $3,000 for the summer
  • This intern is eligible for summer on campus housing. Please note in order to secure housing on campus you must complete a 2019 Summer Student Employment & Housing Agreement. Please check the SEO website for more details: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/seo/summer
  • Time commitment is a flexible 15-25 hrs/ week, depending on the week.
  • For more information about the theater go to www.townhalltheater.org 

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MuseumWorks 2019: Paid Summer Internships in Cultural Professions

MuseumWorks, a collaboration between the Middlebury College Museum of Art and the Middlebury College Center for Careers & Internships, is an intensive 8-week paid summer internship program introducing Middlebury College students to the dynamic and multifaceted professional world of museums, libraries, and archives through a combination of internship placements in local cultural institutions, professional development, field trips, career conversations with seasoned museum and library professionals, and collaboration on an exhibition project.

NOTE: All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check conducted by an independent agency.

Interns will work Tuesday–Friday with supervisors at the Middlebury College Museum of ArtMiddlebury College Special Collections & Archives, the Vermont Folklife Center, or the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History. (All institutions are located in Middlebury.)

On Mondays, interns meet for professional development. These days will include a combination of: discussions with seasoned staff at museums, libraries, and archives; field trips to a variety of cultural institutions in New England; and workshops (e.g. cover letter writing and résumé building for museum jobs). Over the course of the summer, interns will also collaborate to curate an exhibition at the Middlebury College Museum of Art of photographs of Brett Weston. The program will include several overnight trips to visit cultural institutions in the Northeast; MuseumWorks will pay for travel, lodging, museum admission costs, and some meals during this travel.

The 2019 MuseumWorks program will run June–early August (exact dates to be announced based on residence and dining hall dates). Interns will receive a taxable $3,000 stipend (to be disbursed in two equal payments, one in June and one in July).

Interns are eligible for on-campus room and board: housing will be in double dorm rooms; meals will be served in dining halls. 2019 rates have not been announced but are estimated to total $150 per week for room AND board combined (estimated total $1,200). Interns choosing to live and eat off campus will receive the same stipend and should expect to pay much more for lodging and food. 

Any current Middlebury College student wishing to learn more about working in museums, libraries, and archives is invited to apply, regardless of major. MuseumWorks is open to international students. We regret that students from other schools, Middlebury alumni, and Middlebury students graduating in May 2019 are not eligible for these positions.

If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that this program is supported by CCI, and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.

Application deadline: Sunday, February 24, 2019, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time.

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