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CCI’s Summer Internship Funding Applications Now Open!

CCI has $1000 and $3000 grants available for students with unpaid summer internships!  
Funding Application Deadline: April 13.

Instructions, forms, and FAQs available at go/summerfunding.

Before applying for funding:
*Find and accept an internship between now and April 13.
*Get your resume approved by a Peer Career Advisor. Don’t wait; visit Quick Questions for resume approval.** (Juniors studying abroad, contact Cheryl Whitney Lower.)
*Meet with a CCI advisor to discuss your plans. Appointments are required for First-Year Explore applicants and strongly encouraged for all other applicants.
*Complete an application in Handshake and upload 4 required documents: essay, budget, funding agreement, and  CCI-approved resume.

All funding applications will be reviewed after April 13. Grant notifications will be emailed on May 1.

Need help with your internship search?
There are over 3000 paid and unpaid internship on Handshake!
Also see CCI’s Top 10 Tips for Finding an Internship, visit
Quick Questions, or make an appointment with a CCI advisor.

CCI can’t wait to hear about your summer plans!

**Added bonus! Complete your Handshake profile and get your resume approved between now and March 24 and you’ll be entered into a competition for a $500 flight voucher.

Summer Internships: How to Find and Fund Your Internship!

Now is the perfect time to start planning your summer internship!

Join us at this information session on Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 4:30-5:30 pm in Coltrane Lounge to learn strategies for finding or creating the best summer internship for you.

At this session, we will:

  • Give you examples of past internships Midd students have done
  • Highlight top resources to use in the search process
  • Discuss strategies for finding/creating your own experience
  • Provide an overview of CCI’s GRANT FUNDING available for unpaid internships
  • And more!

We look forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions!

Visit go/internships for more information. Feel free to contact
Cheryl Whitney Lower or any CCI advisor or Peer Career Advisor for help.

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.

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.

After securing your internship, follow these steps:
1) Have your resume approved by a CCI Peer Career Advisor.
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 resume, 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.

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.

Timelines and information for Winter Term internships

Considering a Winter Term internship? Here are some dates and information you’ll need.

  • Many Winter Term internships posted in Handshake have application due dates of November 1. Search Handshake for “Winter Term.”
  • Or find your own internship. CCI can help.
  • See a CCI Peer Career Advisor to have your resume approved.
  • Once you have secured your internship, you must apply for credit. Find all the information you’ll need (including a timeline and checklist and FAQs) at go/WTinternships.
  • If you are planning to do an internship but haven’t had it approved by CCI and the Curriculum Committee before Winter Term registration, register for a placeholder class.
  • Last deadline to submit your application for credit is December 1, but CCI recommends that you have all of your plans in place and apply by mid-November as there are many steps involved.
  • For help, make an appointment through Handshake with the advisor that matches the career path interest of your internship or make an appointment with Cheryl Whitney Lower for general internship advising.
  • Additional questions? See FAQs at go/WTinternships or contact Cheryl Whitney Lower.

Apply for CCI Summer Internship Funding! Deadline April 14!

The deadline to apply for CCI’s competitive summer internship funding to fund an unpaid internship is Sunday, April 14 at 11:55pm.

To apply you must first meet the following criteria:

  • You must have secured and committed to a summer internship
  • You must have had your resume reviewed and approved
  • Applicants for First-Year Explore grants must meet with a CCI advisor to discuss your plans

To submit your application, you must “Create an Experience” in Handshake (Handshake>Career Center>Request an Experience) and then immediately upload four documents to the attachments section of your Experience on Handshake:

  • Your application essay
  • A completed summer budget
  • A signed funding agreement
  • A CCI-approved resume (must be uploaded to your Experience even if it is already in your documents section of Handshake)

Do not start your application until you have the above four documents completed and ready to upload. No zip files.  Due to the volume of submissions, incomplete applications will be declined.

See instructions, forms, and FAQs at go/summerfunding. For help, make an appointment with a CCI advisor or stop by quick questions to speak with a PCA.

CCI’s internship funding grants are competitive and funding is limited. Decisions will be emailed out by Handshake email on May 1. You must check and respond to Handshake emails and notifications during and after the application process (be sure to monitor junk and clutter folders for Handshake emails).

CCI looks forward to receiving your application!

Applying for CCI Internship Funding?

An Approved Resume is REQUIRED!

To qualify for CCI summer funding, you MUST submit a CCI-approved resume with your application. 

Below are your opportunities to complete this critical step in time for the April 7th resume approval deadline. It may take more than one visit, so please do not wait until the last minute.

Resume Review Drop-In Hours:
Monday: CCI, 1-4 pm and Hillcrest Lounge, 7-9 pm
Tuesday: CCI, 1-4 pm and Ross Fireside Lounge, 7-9 pm
Wednesday: CCI, 10 am-4 pm and 6-8 pm; also Anderson Freeman Center, 7-9 pm
Thursday: CCI, 1-4 pm and Squash Lobby, 1-4 pm
Friday: CCI, 1-4

April 14 is the deadline to apply for funding for an unpaid summer internship. You must have secured and committed to your internship before applying for funding. Please review the following details:

  • Review 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 the left-hand attachments section of 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.
  • Make sure to check Handshake emails and notifications (enable notifications in Handshake and check your Junk and Clutter folders frequently). All communications from CCI related to your application will be delivered via Handshake. Failure to respond will result in your application being declined.

Don’t wait to come in. It may take more than one visit to secure resume approval. We look forward to seeing you and to receiving your application!