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3 Paid Mobile App Programming Internships at Green Mountain Digital in Woodstock, VT

To learn more about these positions or to apply, visit MOJO today!

Green Mountain Digital is a 10-person digital media startup based in Woodstock, VT that publishes award-winning mobile apps related to Nature and Outdoor Lifestyle. This summer they are looking for interns to help take their apps and their tens of thousands of registered users social. At the same time they are looking to develop new apps and expand their user base. This opportunity is funded by the New Millennium Fund.

Research Assistant: will build and develop modules of Green Mountain’s social platform

Product Developer: creates mobile products for iOs and Android platforms and the web, and researches content packages to improve company products

Programming Intern: will work with the App and Web Developers to create GMD produces and build on the social platform

You’ve Secured An Internship–What’s Next?

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Now that you’ve locked down  your summer internship (Congrats :) ) there are few steps to consider when moving forward. Is your internship paid? Do you need housing? Does your employer require that you receive academic credit? Here are a few tid bits of information to answer all these questions (and more!) and to help you finalize your summer plans.

1. Housing: If you’re looking for summer housing, whether that be in DC, New York, Boston or elsewhere, there are plenty of resources to assist in the process. Colleges and Universities in major cities offer dorm leasing in the summer, and websites like Craigslist Housing, IRoommates.com and Apartments.com, allow you to search for housing world. To see a full list of resources, see here.

2. Applying for Funding: The Center for Education in Action awards funds to support unpaid summer internship in all fields! The final deadline to apply for funding is May 14–head over to go/summerfunding to submit an application today!

3. Academic Credit: If your employer requires that you receive academic credit for your summer internship, EIA suggests that you come into Career Services to speak with an advisor. Most likely, you will need to submit a transcript notation form found here. This notation does not fulfill any graduation requirements and may not be accepted by some companies/organizations, so it’s best if you speak to an advisor before moving forward.

4. Make the most of your summer! Summer internships are an excellent way to explore career or academic interests and connect with experts in that field. Build relationships, network, and get to know the people behind the organization–they will provide valuable and insightful advice and information for you as you move forward.

 

Still Haven’t Found the Internship For You?

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For all of you still struggling to lock down your summer plans, don’t lose hope yet! There’s still a lot out there to choose from–especially when it comes to the environmental studies opportunities. See below for a list of 6 very cool summer internships that involve farming, food advocacy, environmental justice, and research. Remember, you can still apply for funding for unpaid internships for the last and final time by May 14. To learn more about summer funding visit go/summer funding. Be sure to look at MOJO  to find out more and to apply!

 

Summer Internship Opportunities in Agriculture and Environmental Studies—Apply Now!

To learn more about these positions or to apply, visit MOJO today!

 1.       Food Activism Internship at Community Servings in Boston, MA

Deadline to Apply: April 13

Reporting directly to the CEO (Midd ’81, ’88), the intern will participate in a variety of activities within the agency–from working in the kitchen and delivering meals to sick clients, to shadowing the CEO in order to gain an understanding of the management of a complex nonprofit food program. Included will be a self-directed research project on high performing food programs throughout the US, with the opportunity to pitch ideas for expansion to the senior management team. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

2.       Paid Sustainability Internship at Li & Fung USA in NYC

Deadline to Apply: April 13

Based in New York City, LF USA is North America’s fastest growing provider of consumer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions, and their internship program is an immersive 10-week paid program that provides rising junior and senior college students with hands-on experience in design, sales, marketing, production and various corporate functions. Responsibilities of the sustainability intern include implementing various green projects, managing and contributing to LF’s green site, organizing high profile green events, and more!

3.       Paid Food and Farm Intern at Vermont Youth Conservation Corps in Richmond, VT

Deadline to Apply: April 15

This hands-on experience allows interns to take part in all aspects of food production, from ecological soil management, plant propagation, to disease and pest control and raising pasture poultry. Interns will be responsible for daily chores and upkeep of the farm, and be active participants in CSA pick-ups and farmers market sales. Interns will be encouraged to work on individual projects focused on improving the farm, sustainable agriculture, education, or food justice, and be supported by the Food & Farm Coordinator in this initiative. This opportunity is available for graduating seniors as well as undergraduates.

4.       Paid Marketing and Production Intern at Marie Veronique Organics in Berkeley, CA

Deadline to Apply: April 15

Marie Veronique Organics is a natural, organic skin care company located in Berkeley and offers award-winning natural skin care. This intern position will report to the Director of Business Development and will include Online Marketing, Customer Service, and Production Support. This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a growing start-up in the green beauty industry, and the CEO is a Midd grad!

5.       Summer Intern at Heyday Farm in Bainbridge Island, Washington

Deadline to Apply: April 15

Heyday Farm is two newly renovated historic farms (25 acres total) on the south end of Bainbridge Island that is a hub for promoting sustainable agriculture in partnership with other local organizations. They are looking for an intern to actively participate in some or all of the following areas: Livestock care (poultry, pig, cattle), fence building, land clearing and soil preparation, greenhouse plant propagation, produce preparation (egg and chicken processing), record keeping, and ‘in-the-field’ training. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

6.       Campus Sustainability Assessment Intern at the University of Chile in Santiago

Deadline to Apply: April 30

The University of Chile faculty has been working on a transversal sustainability initiative over the last 2 years that includes changes to the curriculum, promoting service learning and public workshops, and establishing a recycling program. This intern will propose and apply a methodology for comprehensive sustainability assessment, using the STARS system (https://stars.aashe.org/) and adapting it to the University. The impact of the intern’s work will be important for advancing sustainability on our campus and also for promoting sustainability on other Chilean campuses. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

 

Exciting Summer Internships in Food & Agriculture–Apply Now!

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Today we’re focusing on a few food-related internships that cover areas of food policy, poverty, food production, and farming. Summer internships are an excellent opportunity to pursue a career or academic interest, and these four internship positions are particularly exciting! Take a look at the opportunities below, but be sure to head over to MOJOto learn more and to apply!

  1. Paid Food Systems Intern at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, VT

Deadline to Apply: April 9

The Food Systems Internship will provide hands-on opportunities to experience diverse aspects of food production and food system education from farm to table. the Middlebury Food Systems Intern will participate in the breadth of Farm to School education activities taking place in 2012 summer season including the Summer Institute with Vermont FEED (Food Education Every Day), a National Farm to Cafeteria conference in Burlington, Project Seasons for Farmers, the Vermont Fresh Network annual forum at Shelburne Farms, as well as a diversity of summer youth programs.

  1. Hunger Action Intern at the Presbytery of Philadelphia

Deadline to Apply: April 8

This exciting internship opportunity provides experience in both community organizing, religious outreach, and advocacy against hunger. The hunger action intern will principally be contacting churches in the Philadelphia area and meeting with them about the Presbytery’s “Labor in the Pulpits” program that focus on educating about labor issues within the church. Interns will also shadow the Hunger Action Enabler in visits to food closets and advocacy against hunger in Washington, DC. Housing is provided. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

  1. Food Activism Internship at Community Servings in Boston, MA

Deadline to Apply: April 13

Reporting directly to the CEO (Midd ’81, ’88), the intern will participate in a variety of activities within the agency–from working in the kitchen and delivering meals to sick clients, to shadowing the CEO in order to gain an understanding of the management of a complex nonprofit food program. Included will be a self-directed research project on high performing food programs throughout the US, with the opportunity to pitch ideas for expansion to the senior management team. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

  1. Paid Food and Farm Intern at Vermont Youth Conservation Corps in Richmond, VT

Deadline to Apply: April 15

This hands-on experience allows interns to take part in all aspects of food production, from ecological soil management, plant propagation, to disease and pest control and raising pasture poultry. Interns will be responsible for daily chores and upkeep of the farm, and be active participants in CSA pick-ups and farmers market sales. Interns will be encouraged to work on individual projects focused on improving the farm, sustainable agriculture, education, or food justice, and be supported by the Food & Farm Coordinator in this initiative. This opportunity is available for graduating seniors as well as undergraduates.

 

 

Check Out These 5 Summer Internships in the Non-Profit Sector!

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For all of you particularly interested in civic engagement, education, and non-profit work, I’ve got the scoop on 5 excellent internships for this summer. The deadlines are coming up in the next week or so, so be sure to head over to MOJO to learn more about these opportunities (and more!) and to apply!

  1. Hunger Action Intern at the Presbytery of Philadelphia, PA

Deadline to Apply: April 8

This exciting internship opportunity provides experience in both community organizing, religious outreach, and advocacy against hunger. The hunger action intern will principally be contacting churches in the Philadelphia area and meeting with them about the Presbytery’s “Labor in the Pulpits” program that focus on educating about labor issues within the church. Interns will also shadow the Hunger Action Enabler in visits to food closets and advocacy against hunger in Washington, DC. Housing is provided. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

  1. Paid VT Recovery Intern at VT Campus Compact in Colchester, VT

Deadline to Apply: April 15

Vermont Campus Compact is offering Vermont college and university students the opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways to Vermont recovery by providing assistance to Long-Term Recovery Committees or other community organizations working on Vermont recovery following Tropical Storm Irene. This position will provide 10 students with civic and professional development experiences in placements around the state. For more information visit their website.

  1. Paid Civic Engagement Planning Intern at the Orton Family Foundation in Middlebury, VT

Deadline to Apply: April 8

The Orton Family Foundation is offering one funded internship to a student interested in community planning, civic engagement and community development. The intern will work closely with Foundation staff to assist in research, writing and other activities in support of core program functions. The intern can be based in either the Foundation’s Middlebury, VT or Denver, CO office. Responsibilities may include: assisting with the development of the Heart & Soul Community Planning training program, supporting field staff in their work with the Foundation’s partner communities, researching and developing content for the Planning Tools Exchange, an online database of planning tools, and more!

  1. Food Activism Internship at Community Servings in Boston, MA

Deadline to Apply: April 13

Reporting directly to the CEO (Midd ’81, ’88), the intern will participate in a variety of activities within the agency–from working in the kitchen and delivering meals to sick clients, to shadowing the CEO in order to gain an understanding of the management of a complex nonprofit food program. Included will be a self-directed research project on high performing food programs throughout the US, with the opportunity to pitch ideas for expansion to the senior management team. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

  1. Assistant to the Program Director at Reclaim Childhood (RC) in Amman, Jordan

Deadline to Apply: April 15

As assistant to the Program Director, you will work as a representative of Reclaim Childhood (RC) in Jordan, helping to organize and run open houses for beneficiary outreach, oversee logistics for other RC summer volunteers, and work on program design and implementation of the summer program. During our summer program, which aims to provide a safe space for young girls to be kids while building confidence and leadership skills, you will work closely with and supervise young women who are either local University Students or recent graduates. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

Summer Internships in Theater and the Arts–Apply Now!

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Even though Spring Break has passed and the semester is halfway over, MOJO is still teeming with awesome internship opportunities for Midd kids this summer. This week I’ll highlight internships in a variety of career fields so that you can get the latest and greatest in MOJO offerings. To learn more about his internships or to apply, visit MOJO today.

Also–if your internship is unpaid you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding. The next deadline to apply for funding is April 4th.

 Summer Internships in Theater and the Arts:

  1. Art Teacher Assistant at Multi Arts in Hadley, MA

Deadline to Apply: April 15

Work with fantastic professional artists and expand your potential as a teacher and artist by assisting with the Multi Arts Day Camp. Responsibilities include helping children with art projects, creating and developing lesson plans, teaching art classes, coordinating stagecraft and costume design, and planning games and artistic activities for campers. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

  1. Paid Administrative Intern at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, VT

Deadline to Apply: April 13

Interning at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury will allow you to get excellent hands-one experience in all areas of management and production! The position includes handling contracts, promotional materials, email blasts, programming as well as, working as assistant stage manager, operating the light and sound boards, assisting with load-ins and talent hospitality, selling tickets and assisting the front-of-house staff as needed.

  1. Arts Festival Administrator at Valley Arts Foundation and Festival in Waitsfield, VT

Deadline to Apply: April 20

 The Valley Arts Foundation is a small non-profit located in the Mad River Valley, Vermont. It puts on the annual Vermont Festival of the Arts, which has been chosen for three years in a row as one of Vermont’s Top 10 Summer Events.  As an intern, you will assist the Executive Director in the administration and execution o f the 2012 Vermont Festival of the Arts by offering administrative and organizational assistance. Additionally, the administrative intern will be responsible for one event during the festival and take ownership of the entire project. Midd alum Karen Nevin ’85 is offering this opportunity. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

4 Summer Internships in Government and Politics–Apply Now!

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For all of you PoliSci people out there, you’d better head over to MOJO and check out all of the awesome summer internship opportunities currently available for you. I’ve highlighted a few that have deadlines coming up in the next week or so, but be sure to go on MOJO to see the latest and greatest on these positions and MORE! I know I’ve got my eye on a few in DC that seem particularly exiting! Remember, if your internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury–just go to go/summerfunding to learn more!

1. Paid Office of the Secretary Fellowship at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC

Deadline to Apply: March 18

The Department of the Interior is the nation’s principal conservation agency.  In addition to protecting America’s natural and cultural resources, the Department also manages about one-fifth of the land in the United States that supply 30 percent of the nation’s energy production. This internship program provides placement for qualified college students to work in the Office of the Secretary of the Interior giving them the opportunity to work with some of the Department’s senior policy advisor in areas such as the Office of Congressional Affairs, the Office of Communications, the Office of External Affairs, the Scheduling Office, and the Office of the Executive Secretariat.

 

2. Summer Internships with Senator Patrick Leahy in Montpelier & Burlington, VT; Washington DC

Deadline to Apply: March 18

If you have an active interest in government, you should consider the unique experience of joining Sen. Leahy’s staff as an intern! The internship program provides an opportunity to experience the legislative process at work while becoming an integral part of the Senator’s office.  Internships are available in the Burlington, Montpelier, and Washington, DC offices. Each intern will be given a variety of tasks, including researching legislative issues, drafting letters and memoranda, attending hearings and briefings, and performing general administrative duties. **Although this opportunity is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

3. City Government Internships at the NYC Mayor’s Office in NYC

Deadline to Apply: March 30

City government internships allow students to make important contributions to the City while participating in a challenging and rewarding work experience. Interns participate in a special seminar series that features top City officials presenting overviews of municipal government, specific agencies, and the latest issues confronting the City, and get an insider’s look into the workings of city government and its very departments. Morgan Jones ’04 kindly alerted us to this opportunity. **Although this opportunity is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

4. Editor, Research, and Publications Assistant at the US Dept. of Education in Washington, DC

Deadline to Apply: March 31

The U.S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers and coordinates most federal assistance to education. It assists the president in executing his education policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress. As an intern, you will contribute to the editing and publishing of manuscripts about education, perform research as requested by editors to help with publishing assignments, help with the lobby exhibit program by contacting arts advisers, teachers and principals and compiling exhibit information for openings. **Although this opportunity is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.