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Creating a Social Enterprise: Careers in International Development, Friday 4/13

Creating a Social Enterprise: Careers in International Development
When: Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:30 – 2pm
Where: CCI, Adirondack House Library
Join Middlebury alumnae Cara Myers ’13 as she talks about her experiences since leaving Middlebury, what its like to start a social enterprise and lessons learned: the process of growing something organically, working with international teams, raising funds, etc. for an international NGO she founded called the Mozambique School Lunch Initiative ( If you have interest in starting a nonprofit or have started one, come meet Cara, and bring our questions.

Are You a Junior or Senior Thinking About What You’ll do Post-Grad Middlebury? Apply to be a PCA!

Have you interacted with the Center for Careers & Internships (CCI) in the last 2 years, perhaps for funding that cool summer internship or personal project or you’ve bonded with an advisor, attended a workshop, Field Guide or UpNext? Or even traveled  across the U.S. on a Student Trek? How about that Career Conversation with an alum your faculty encouraged you to hear? Thinking about a campus job next year? Want to be on top of the “opportunities” as they fly in to Handshake? If you’ve ever walked in to ADK House and used the well-trained editing advise of a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) for Quick Questions, then perhaps you’ll think of applying to work at CCI next semester! Check out the job here on the Student Employment site and apply by the deadline of Sunday, April 15th!

Apply TODAY to be a CCI Peer Career Advisor here:


What I Wish I’d Known about Graduate School

On Thursday, April 12, we welcome to Middlebury four graduate students and one postdoctoral fellow from the University of Chicago. They specialize in English Language and Literature, Linguistics, Microbiology, and Sociology. They will discuss things that they wish they’d known about graduate school, including time management, combating isolation, and building community—a unique challenge for graduate students of color and first-generation college students.

Visitors: José Antonio Arellano, PhD candidate in English Language and Literature, Evelyn Campbell, PhD student Microbiology, Michael Dango, Postdoctoral Fellow in English Language and Literature, Melissa Osborne, PhD candidate in Sociology, Tran Truong, PhD candidate in Linguistics

What I Wish I’d Known about Graduate School

  • 4:30-5:45 p.m. in the Anderson Freeman Center at Carr Hall
  • Informal panel discussion by University of Chicago visitors with Middlebury students. Snacks provided.

Dinner  – RSVP required (email Rachel Hynson)

  • 6:15-7:15 p.m. in Atwater Commons
  • Small, on-campus dinner with UChicago visitors and Middlebury students.


CitySquash Job Opportunity

This job opportunity was shared with CCI from the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty. In addition, we have a current Middlebury alum working at CitySquash, Alexandra Boillot ’12, Program Director – Bronx.

CitySquash ( is a nonprofit youth program based in the Bronx at Fordham University and in Brooklyn at the Poly Prep Country Day School. The organization helps motivated and talented young people from economically disadvantaged households to fulfill their academic, athletic and personal potential.

Specifically, if you are an alum of the Shepherd Poverty program, there is an extra networking opportunity to get involved through this available position: Director of Placement.

Hot Handshake Education Internships & Jobs-Week of SPRING BREAK!



Dudley Promise Corps Member at Boston Teacher Residency – due 3/27

Dudley Promise Corps provides students with the extra academic and social-emotional support needed to ensure they are on track for college and career success, while simultaneously developing corps members as engaged civic leaders committed to social justice.


K-12 Teaching Opportunities at Educator’s Ally – due 3/30

Educator’s Ally is seeking candidates interested in teaching positions in private day and boarding schools.


Various Educator Positions at University of Vermont TRIO Upward Bound – due 3/30

Work at a federal grant-funded program aimed at increasing equitable success to higher education.


Partnership Schools Network Office Intern at The Partnership for Inner-City Education – due 3/30


Early Childhood Education Internship at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain – due 3/31

This internship provides undergraduate and graduate students opportunity to gain practical experience with formal and informal teaching opportunities with young visitors ages 0-6 and their caregivers.


Admissions Counselor at Middlebury College – due 3/31

Spend your first year out of college working in our very own Admissions team!


Computer Science Teaching Assistant at Girls Who Code – due 4/1



Hot Handshake Social Impact Internships & Jobs – Week of SPRING BREAK!

Social Impact –

Photography Internship at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens – due 3/28

Work as a summer intern in Boothbay, Maine, working in business marketing for an organization that aims to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants, and nature through horticulture, education, and research.


Sustainability Advocate at Clean Water Action – due 3/28

Apply to this paid internship to organize local grassroots campaigns for protection of health, the economy, the environment, and the livelihood of New Jersey communities.


EcoCamp Counselor at National Audubon Society – due 3/28

Work June through August to run a 7-week long, nature-themed day camp for K-7th graders.


Various Positions at Museum of Chinese in America – due 3/29

Spend your summer working in New York in one of the Museum’s many departments.


AmeriCorps High School and GED Classroom Assistants at Texas Conservation Corps – due 3/31

In this position, you would be assisting the teacher in a credit recovery/vocational training program.


Public Health Analyst at Coalition to Transform Advanced Care – due 3/31

C-TAC is a non-profit alliance of over 140 national organizations and leaders that create, support and promote the use of proven solutions to drive improvement in advanced illness care, based in Washington, D.C.


Natural Areas Restoration Associate at Randall’s Island Park Alliance – due 3/31

The Natural Areas Restoration Associate will report directly to the Natural Areas Manager and work with other members of the team to develop Randall’s Island Parks’ 20 acres of restored natural areas.


Food Access and Garden-to-Table Intern at Oak Spring Garden Foundation – due 4/1


Black Bear Internship at American Bear Association – due 4/1

The American Bear Association is looking for qualified, energetic interns for the Summer 2018 season at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary in the North Woods of Minnesota.


Family Intervention Specialist at Youth Villages – due 4/1

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children’s mental and behavioral health.

AmeriCorps College Mentor/Coach at College Forward – due 4/1

Serve in this full-year commitment as a College Completion Coach or College Access Coach in Austin or Houston, TX.


Peace and Security Intern at World Federation of United Nations Assocation – due 4/1



Action is Power: Get out the Vote at Midd and Beyond (Workshop: 3/15 @ 3pm)

Come join a casual conversation with Ben Wessel ’11.5 about the importance of getting college students to vote and ways to get involved here on campus and beyond during the next election season.

WHEN: Thursday, March 15 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. CCE Living Room (20 Old Chapel Road)

Ben Wessel is the Director of NextGen Rising, the youth vote organizing program of NextGen America. In 2016, Ben was named one of the “16 Young Americans Shaping the 2016 Election” by Rolling Stone magazine. Before joining NextGen in 2014, Ben worked for Cory Booker’s campaign for US Senate in New Jersey, as the Political Campaigns Manager for Action, and as the Youth Vote Director for President Obama’s reelection campaign in New Hampshire. Hosted by the Center for Community Engagement, Center for Careers and Internships, and MiddVOTE