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Cashing in on Your Summer Internship

In your next interview, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a question or two about your internship experience. Will you be able to turn that into your next big opportunity?

“Cashing in on Your Summer Internship”
Sunday, October 14, 4:30 pm
OR Monday, October 15, 7:30 pm
Coltrane Lounge, Adirondack House

Oratory Now Internship Coaching and Video Session

Join this hands-on workshop to practice the art of translating your internship story!

Oratory Now coaches will lead this coaching and video session designed for students who participated in internships over the summer. Participants will refine their public speaking skills and craft a personalized narrative about the impact of their summer experience. You will leave the session with a “draft” video you could use for digital portfolios, LinkedIn pages, and more.

RSVP in Handshake for the day and time that works best for you!

Sunday, October 14 at 4:30 PM

or

Monday, October 15 at 7:30 PM.

Both sessions will be held at Coltrane Lounge in Adirondack House. See you there!

Applying for Winter Term Internship Credit? Follow these steps…

Each Winter Term, many students participate in internships and apply for the opportunity to earn academic credit while having high-level exposure to valuable work. Below is a complete timeline that clearly outlines all of the necessary steps to obtain credit this January. Contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at clower@middlebury.edu with any questions.

Expand the sections below to access required forms and more information.

Starting now – early November, 2018 SECURE YOUR INTERNSHIP

  • Apply for opportunities on Handshake or find your own! If you need help, schedule a meeting with a Career Advisor in your interest area or a general internship advising appointment, or drop by Quick Questions.
  • Tell your Internship Supervisor that they will receive a link (via a Handshake email) to complete an Intern Sponsor Agreement form once you have submitted your Application for Internship Credit.

October 29-31, 2018 REGISTER FOR A WINTER TERM INTERNSHIP COURSE

  • If you are planning to complete an internship but have not yet been approved or secured your internship, register for any Winter Term class as a temporary placeholder. Failure to register for a class or an internship during WT registration means you will not be eligible for credit.  
  • If your internship is approved before WT registration, register on Banner for your internship; CCI will send you instructions once it is approved.
  • Note: “Approved” means it has been approved by CCI and the Curriculum Committee.

Before early November, 2018IDENTIFY AND SECURE AN ACADEMIC SPONSOR

  • Identify a Middlebury faculty member as your Academic Sponsor- this can be your advisor or another faculty member.
  • Discuss a plan that will help you make connections between your internship experience and your coursework at Middlebury.
  • Identify at least three scholarly sources to list in your application for credit. You will use this as an intellectual framework for your experience and as relevant content for your final academic work. See samples here.
  • Once you have completed your Application for Internship Credit, your Academic Sponsor will receive a link (via a Handshake email) to complete an Academic Sponsor Agreement form.

November 30, 2018DEADLINE FOR STUDENTS TO APPLY FOR CREDIT AND/OR FUNDING IN HANDSHAKE

  • Write your Personal Statement (use template here).
  • Apply for Winter Term Internship Credit/Funding in Handshake by going to Career Center > Experiences> New Experience. Complete entire application and click Create Experience when done.*
  • Attach a copy of your Resume and Personal Statement to the attachments section in Handshake (left side of page).
  • Download the Internship Agreement/Assumption of Risk and Code of Conduct Form from the Experience (attached to left side); complete the form and re-attach to your Experience.
  • Intern Sponsor Agreement Form (Internship Supervisor submits)
    A link to this form will be sent directly to your Internship Supervisor after student has submitted first two forms.
  • Academic Sponsor Approval Form (Faculty Academic Sponsor submits)
    A link to this form will be sent directly to the faculty member after student has submitted first two forms.
  • Your application will not be complete until all 6 steps have been completed.

* You may need to complete the Summer Survey first: (Career Center> Surveys> Required: What did you do this summer?)

January/February, 2019COMPLETING YOUR INTERNSHIP

  • Submit final academic work to your academic sponsor.
  • Complete self-evaluation in Handshake (Deadline: Feb. 4).
  • Students who receive grants will also submit a donor thank you letter (Deadline: Feb.4).
  • Internship supervisor will also submit an evaluation (Deadline: Feb. 4).

Winter Term Internship Info Session: 4:30pm on Monday, September 24 at the CCI

How to get a Winter InternshipEach Winter Term, many Middlebury students participate in internships.

These internships are a valuable opportunity to earn academic credit while having high-level exposure to work tied to student’s academic and/or professional interests.

On Monday, September 24 at 4:30pm, the Center for Careers and Internships will host an information session for students interested in Winter Internships in Adirondack House.

The information session will cover the steps needed to secure a winter internship, as well as what students need to do to earn internship credit pr secure funding support from the CCI.

Please sign up in Handshake if you plan on attending.

If you have any questions email Cheryl Whitney Lower, Associate Director of Internships and Early Engagement.

Part-time, paid opportunities with Expanded Learning Programs at local elementary schools

Mount Abraham Unified School District is looking for support staff to work after school at our exciting Expanded Learning Program at one of our five elementary schools!  This program offers opportunities for students in all five towns (Bristol, Monkton, New Haven, Lincoln, and Starksboro) to participate in enriching activities from robotics to Chinese; running club to sewing!  Our program provides healthy snacks and joyful movement overseen by a strong and enthusiastic staff who enjoy their work and one another!  We are looking for individuals 18 years and older who have experience working with kids and want to become a part of a community and school collaboration that brings opportunities, enrichment and learning to our students.  Come join the team everyone is talking about!  Please e-mail Mandy Chesley-Park (mandy.chesleypark@MAUSD.org) with a current resume.

Hours: 2:45 – 5:45 pm, M-F.  Compensation: $12.50 – $15.00 per hour DOE

See more details in the job posting on School Spring: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3002033

2nd CCI Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop!

If you were not able to attend CCI’s Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop on March 2, have no fear.  You have a second chance!  This workshop will help you turn your high school summary of activities into a college-ready resume or help you update your current resume. We’ll walk you through the steps of how to structure and format a resume so that employers can ready it quickly and emphasize the importance of targeting resumes for specific positions/fields/industries.  For cover letter writing 101, we’ll show you how to research a position and organization in preparation for writing a cover letter; and how to use the STAR method to write about relevant skills and experiences.

Friday, March 9, 3:00-4:00 pm at CCI in ADK Library.

If you are applying for summer internship funding, attending this workshop will fulfill the requirement for a resume review. Check this item off your list!

Also check out the other skills workshops on Networking and Interviewing coming up soon.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshop

Presented by the CCI Peer Career Advisors, the resume and cover letter writing workshop will help you turn your high school summary of activities into a college-ready resume or help you update your current resume. We’ll walk you through the steps of how to structure and format a resume so that employers can ready it quickly and the importance of targeting resumes for specific positions/fields/industries.  For cover letter writing 101, we’ll show you how to research a position and organization in preparation for writing a cover letter; and how to use the STAR method to write about relevant skills and experiences.  We’ve all been there; your PCAs are current seniors and know the drill!

Friday, March 2, 3:00-4:00 pm at CCI in ADK Library.

If you are applying for summer internship funding, attending this workshop will fulfill the requirement for a resume review. Check this item off your list!

Also check out the other skills workshops on Networking and Interviewing coming up soon.

 

 

 

 

CCI Funding Available for Unpaid Summer Internships!

The Center for Careers and Internships has funding for unpaid summer internships and applications are open!  All grant applications are due Sunday, April 8th.

Available Grants:

  • $3000 Summer Internship Funding Grants*
  • $1000 First-Year Explore Grants
  • $3000 Dance Festival Grants*

* You are not eligible if you have previously received a $2500 competitive grant from CCI.

To Apply:

  • Read all the details: go/summerfunding.
  • Apply for funding by “Requesting an Experience” in Handshake using the step-by-step instructions: User Guide for Funding Your Summer Experience.
  • Follow all directions carefully. Note that resume, essay, and budget (must use budget template) must be uploaded immediately after submitting your application.
  • Resume review with a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) and appointment with a CCI Advisor required for First-Year Explore Grant applicants by April 4. Strongly encouraged for all other applicants.
  • Award notifications sent out on April 20.

Still looking to find internship opportunities?

  • Check out CCI’s Top Ten List for ways to find or create an internship.
  • Drop by Quick Questions for resume reviews, questions about how to apply for funding, or to get started on your internship search.
  • Visit go/Handshake and click on “Career Center” to schedule an appointment with a Career and Internship Advisor in your area of interest.

What will be your summer story? We can’t wait to receive your application for summer funding!

Interested in a listing of CCI Sponsored Internships? go/ccisponsored.