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.

Arts, Media, and Communications Internships Panel- Tuesday, October 23

Student panelists will share what they did last summer. They will explain how they researched internships and the valuable skills they learned. Experiences in Film Production, Museums, Publishing, Podcasting, International Communications, Design, and Marketing will be discussed.

Date: Tuesday, October 23

Time: 6pm-7pm

Location: ADK- Coltrane

Click here to RSVP in handshake. Pizza will be served!

Paid Entrepreneurial Internship Opportunity with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival – Deadline Date: 10/14

Creating a New Business Spin-off of a Successful Film Festival: Entrepreneurial Opportunity with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Working closely with the Festival Producer, this multi-faceted internship offers a unique opportunity to create a new component of the successful Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival during the 2018-19 academic year. Beginning in early November 2018, this opportunity is ideal for a student with true entrepreneurial passion and the ability to research and explore the requirements for forging a viable film-related business.

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is seeking to create a Vimeo-based branded platform called “Shorts from Middlebury” that will feature selected shorts from the first four years of the Festival, available for viewing online on a pay-per-view basis.

Specific components of the internship include:

→ Carefully researching the technical requirements of launching the viewing service as described on Vimeo

→ Assisting the Festival Producer in developing a financial model for the “Shorts from Middlebury” online service

→ Working with the Festival Producer in creating a brief contract to be used in securing agreements from filmmakers for the licensing and exhibition of their work on the “Shorts from Middlebury” platform.

→ Contacting selected filmmakers to determine their interest in participating in “Shorts from Middlebury” and, if interested, to finalize participation agreements with them.

→ Working with the Festival Producer to design an appealing interface for the service that will be easy to navigate and fully supported with descriptive information about each film and its director

→ Creating a marketing campaign for the prospective launch of the platform [expected to be April 2019 or earlier] and determining the appropriate avenues for advertising

→ Establishing a payment mechanism for users of the “Shorts from Middlebury” service employing the existing Festival PayPal account

→ This internship will begin in mid-October 2018 and run through the first week in May 2019. It will entail a commitment of 10 hours per week.

NOTE: there are additional opportunities for Festival support should the time commitment allow. First, the Festival will be rolling out its monthly MNFF Winter/Spring Screening Series at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater beginning in November and concluding in May. There are basic promotional activities associated with these film screenings. Second, the Festival will be taking a small selection of its best films from the 2018 Festival out on tour around Vermont over a few days in early February. There are interesting support opportunities associated with the Vermont Tour and a chance to work with the Artistic Director of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival during the Tour.

This internship is funded with a CCI award of $2,500.00. If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.

Deadline Date: Sunday, October 14

Click here to apply!

Discover your voice and boost your career as a LinkedIn Campus Editor- Deadline date: Friday, October 5

Dear students, here’s a unique opportunity to be heard by the largest collective of professionals ever assembled. LinkedIn invites you to showcase your communication skills, share your perspectives, highlight pressing concerns and curate voices from fellow students. Presenting the 2018 edition of the Campus Editor program. Click here to learn more about the program.

NEW Henry Sheldon Museum Internship opportunities – Deadline date: Friday, October 12

Museum Assistant Internship Description

The Sheldon Museum, a historic museum that offers a diverse, in-depth look at the history and art of the Mid-Lake Champlain region of Vermont, seeks a student to work with the Executive Director and Associate Director on a variety of projects related to museum collections, current exhibits, and marketing (primarily assisting with all social media-related efforts and keeping the website current). Projects may include: helping with the installation and events management for new exhibits; mounting small displays from the Sheldon Museum’s permanent collection, revising/creating signage and labels in the museum and updating the hands-on education gallery. The Intern will also be involved with visitor services (working at the front desk on occasion), and offer administrative support related to membership and fundraising.

Interest in history and art and current skills in social networking, Face Book, Twitter, and Instagram are helpful, as well as knowledge of website development and maintenance. The Sheldon prefers current freshman, sophomore, and junior applicants.

Approximately 4 hours/week, sometime during the hours 9 AM – 5 PM during Museum hours, Tues-Fri 9AM – 5 PM

This internship offers the intern with an understanding of what working in a small museum is all about. Click here to apply!

Archival Assistant Internship Description

The Sheldon Museum’s Stewart-Swift Research Center is an archival repository that houses variety of materials documenting Middlebury and Mid-Lake Champlain region of Vermont. The Center seeks a dependable student to work under the supervision of the Archivist on a special project to organize and catalog a unique collection of several thousand photographs and negatives of aerial and other views created by a local photographer from 1930 to 1960.

Project will include: physical organization of the collection; rehousing of all items in archival sleeves and boxes; compilation of a detailed record of the entire collection; and creation of an online finding aid to all images.

Excellent organization skills and attention to detail; ability to categorize groups of materials; ability to follow detailed instructions but also to work independently; experience with Excel spreadsheets and willingness to learn museum software. Interest in photography, Vermont history and landscape is helpful. Preference will be given to current sophomore or junior applicants with some experience in research projects.

Hours/Schedule: Flexible, approximately 4 hours/week, Wed-Fri, 9-5pm

(Need to be available for periods during Research Center hours, Wed – Fri 9 AM – 5 PM) Click here to apply!

Career Talk with Wendy Whelan- Wednesday, October 3

Wendy Whelan was a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet. She is a guest artist with The Royal Ballet and the Kirov Ballet. She has performed all over the U.S., South America, Europe, and Asia. Whelan has also been an influential guest artist with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company. In 2012, as her career at New York City Ballet began to wind down, Wendy began to develop new collaborative projects. Her inaugural project, “Restless Creatures: premiered at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in 2013, and is the subject of a documentary currently on Netflix. Sponsored by the Center for Careers and Internships, Professors of the Practice, the Dance program, and Goose Creek Ventures, LLC

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 3

Time: 10:10am-11am

Location: MCA Dance Theatre

Information Session: Middlebury Institute of International Studies – Tuesday, October 9

This is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing world, including international security, human rights and social change, language and culture, sustainable development, and global management. Take advantage of this invitation to learn about the unique programs available on our Monterey campus, as well as the scholarships reserved specifically for Middlebury College alumni. The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges.

Date: Tuesday, October 9

Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Location: ADK- Coltrane

Click here to RSVP

IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop Thursday, 11/29 – Friday, 11/30 – NYC (Application Due Monday, 10/15)

Now in its 34rd year, the IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop is a two-day conference where attendees will learn about opportunities in digital media, creative production, advertising, research, sales and marketing, while attending a full day of seminars during the Workshop’s first day. On day two, students will then have the chance to meet with human resource professionals from major media companies. Accomplished students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

Participants attend Workshop events free-of-charge.

DATE: Thursday, November 29 & Friday, November 30 LOCATION: New York City

APPLICATIONS DUE: Monday, October 15th

Click here to apply!