Author Archives: Cheryl Whitney Lower

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!

Alumni of Color Weekend Career Exploration Lunch

Students!  Come meet with alumni over a delicious lunch to learn about their varied, purposeful, and dynamic professional careers.  Organized into career and industry roundtables, you’ll have the chance to speak with Midd alums to get career advice, ask them about their field of work, and discuss other post-graduation topics.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet and connect with Midd alums.  All class years encouraged to attend!

This lunch is a special collaboration between Alumni of Color Weekend and Alumni and Parent Programs, Anderson Freeman Resource Center, and the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI).

Register in Handshake or just show up!

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 12:30-2:00 pm, Atwater Dining Hall. 

Summer Internships: How to Find and Fund Your Internship

Looking for a summer internship? Learn strategies for finding or creating the best summer internship for you.

At this session, we will:

  • Give you examples on past internships from Midd students.
  • Highlight top resources to use in the search process.
  • Discuss strategies for creating your own experience.
  • Provide an overview of CCI’s GRANT FUNDING available for unpaid internships.
  • Help you with the process of narrowing down fields in which to pursue your internship.

We look forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions.  Register here or just show up!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 4:30-5:30 pm. Coltrane Lounge, Adirondack House

Sponsored by CCI!

CCI-Funded Summer Internships with Onward Israel

Would you like to intern in Israel this summer?  Thanks to a generous donor, CCI is offering three $1500 grants for students to intern in Israel through Onward Israel.  Onward Israel offers students 6-10 week internships in areas ranging from technology, arts, social justice, health, politics and more, to help students gain valuable work experience as well as develop a long-lasting connection with Israel and a strong commitment to Jewish life and community.

Students interested in this opportunity should apply directly to Onward Israel, be accepted, and then contact Cheryl Whitney Lower at CCI.  Awards of $1500 to help cover program fees and airfare will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.  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 complete all CCI funding requirements, such as applications and evaluations.  Participation in this program will also be contingent on a 2nd-level travel review by Middlebury’s Global Operations Committee.

Eligible students: first-years, sophomores, and juniors.

Click on the icon below for Onward Israel’s application information.



A New Series from the Center for Careers & Internships

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Please join us and encourage any students who may be interested.

February 14-15, 2014

Five alumni leaders –- a documentary filmmaker, senior executives at ABC, CBS, and Discovery, and a recent graduate at NBC — will be on campus on Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 to talk about their career pathways and trends in the media and entertainment fields.  Students will have opportunities over the two days to explore the field, network, get advice, and hear about current jobs and internships.

The following alumni will participate in panels, information sessions, and professional-in-residence sessions, visit classes, and meet with students informally over lunch.

Richard Coolidge ’87 – Producer, ABC News
Katherine Davis ’87 – Producer, CBS’ 60 Minutes
Rick Holzman ’87 - Executive VP of Programming and Strategy for Animal Planet and Science Channel
Beth Levison ’91 – Documentary Filmmaker
Christine Schozer ’13 – Production Assistant, NBC Peacock Productions

A panel discussion will take place on February 14 from 5:00 – 6:15 pm in Axinn 229.  This conversation will be moderated by Timothy Billings, Professor of English and American Literatures.

Visit go/UpNext for a full schedule and panelists’ biographies.

UpNext is the new series from the Center for Careers & Internships that will provide opportunities for students to explore a variety of fields, meet with alumni leaders, and learn about pathways to success.

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Summer Research Symposium

Summer Research Symposium
Thursday, August 1, 2:00-4:00 pm
McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Great Hall

What have 90 Middlebury students been discovering and thinking about this summer?  Come to the Summer Research Symposium to find out.  Student research assistants, engaged in collaborative research projects with faculty mentors representing disciplines from philosophy to biochemistry, will present posters on their summer research from 2-4 pm on Thursday, August 1 in McCardell Bicentennial Great Hall.  The entire Middlebury community, friends, and families are cordially invited to learn from our summer research assistants about new discoveries, theories, and ideas; engage in stimulating discussions; and enjoy delicious refreshments. 

Visit go/summer to learn more about Middlebury’s Summer Research Program or contact Bob Cluss, Dean of Curriculum and Director of Natural Sciences, or Cheryl Whitney Lower, Coordinator of the Undergraduate Research Office, at for more information.