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Energy Efficiency and Psychology Summer Internship at The Consortium for Energy Efficiency

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is seeking a motivated, organized individual to serve as an intern and support its Evaluation, Research, and Behavior (ERB) Sector work, with a focus on behavior. The ERB team supports CEE members and works with government and non-government agencies throughout the US and Canada to help improve the application of behavioral insights and program evaluation in the energy efficiency industry. This intern will work in the ERB sector (team of five, including one other intern) and report to the Senior Program Manager for Behavior, Kira Ashby.

CEE is an award-winning consortium of efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada that unifies program approaches across jurisdictions to increase impact in fragmented markets. By joining forces at CEE, individual electric and gas efficiency programs are able to partner not only with each other, but also with other industries, trade associations, and government agencies. Working together, administrators leverage the effect of their ratepayer funding, exchange information on successful practices and, by doing so, achieve greater energy efficiency for the public good.


  • Gather and organize information on members’ energy efficiency programs that employ behavioral approaches and the related evaluations. This information will be used to develop a set of key takeaways from these programs as well as a set of case studies highlighting programs that exemplify tried and true behavioral techniques or innovative programs with promising initial findings. This work will include providing quality assurance for data and following up with members via phone and email to ensure that their work is accurately represented.
  • Collect information on regulatory decisions that impact energy efficiency program administrators’ ability to claim savings from their behavioral programs.
  • Assist with preparation for ERB Committee meetings and webinars, including generating committee lists and taking notes during meetings.
  • Provide administrative support to other ERB team staff as they develop documents, reports, website content, or other work

The internship would potentially start in late May or early June 2019 and continue through August or early September 2019.

Learn more in Handshake. Application deadline 3/29.

Naturopathic Medical College Virtual Fair March 6

Become a Naturopathic Doctor!

Are you interested in becoming a doctor who:

  • treats the whole person?
  • Uses alternative and conventional evidence based therapies?
  • Is an expert in nutrition, herbs, and other natural therapies?
  • Develops relationships with their patients and teaches them healthier lifestyles?

If you answered yes, to any of these, you should register for the AANMC Virtual Fair! During this FREE virtual event, you will have the opportunity to speak with admissions professionals, faculty, and students from accredited naturopathic medical schools across America.

March 6, 2019


Gaining Experience in STEM Fields: Psychology

Psychology is one of the top three undergraduate majors in the U.S. and growing at a rate of 19%. Psychology students graduate with in-depth knowledge about human behavior, which is a skill ALL employers are looking for no matter what career path you are interested in. This skill makes graduates especially well-equipped for a wide range of careers after graduation. In addition to the training in human behavior, a bachelor’s degree in psychology gives you a wide range of skills in critical thinking, writing, problem solving, research, and synthesizing information.

What skills does studying psychology develop?

  • writing
  • critical thinking
  • time management
  • reasoning
  • communication
  • research
  • analysis
  • problem solving
  • prioritization
  • leadership and team management

What kind of societies and professional organizations do psychology majors have?

Summer Opportunities

Additional Career Resources

Connect with a Midd Alum doing legislative and government affairs work in VT

Shelley Sayward is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at Casella Waste Systems, Inc. in Rutland, Vermont. She received her B.A. from Middlebury College in 1996 and launched into an eight year career in sales and marketing before commencing a four year law clerkship program in the State of Vermont.

Shelley has held multiple roles in the Casella legal department and became a member of the Vermont Bar in 2008. She received her SHRM-SCP and SPHR designation in April 2015 and is the Legislative and Government Affairs Director on the SHRM Vermont State Council.

She is on campus as part of the Geology Field Guide event! Read more below, including the link to sign up for a 1:1 chat with her on Tuesday morning.

Alumni will be on campus to share their path and professional life with students to help them think broadly about their Geology major and a variety of different career paths. Events are February 18 and 19, 2019.

What did they do at Middlebury and what are they doing now?
Find out at these events!

Monday, February 18, 2019

Alumni Panel and Dinner,  6:00 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

1:1 Alumni Chats, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Adirondack House – Click the alumni names below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation.

Participating Alumni:

Click here to learn more about our alumni panelists!

You don’t have to be a Geology major to meet with these alumni.

Click on their names below to sign up for 1:1 appointments in Handshake.

This is a unique opportunity for current students to hear from Middlebury alumni at the top of their fields about how to build a successful and gratifying career.

The CIA wants you! Visiting campus February 26/27

Three recruiters from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) will be visiting campus for two days on February 26 and 27.

They are particularly interested in talking with students who are curious how to use their language skills in the intelligence community.

You have 2 choices of activities:

There will be a group information session on Tues, Feb 26 from 6-8 pm in MBH 219. Let us know you’re coming here.

Or you can also sign up for a 1:1 short 20 minute chat with a recruiter on Wednesday, Feb 27. You need to submit a resume and sign up for a slot in advance by applying on Handshake here.

This event is open to all students, all majors, all class years.!

More about the CIA internship and full time opportunities are outlined here:

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 14.

You must have secured and accepted your internship before applying for funding. Requirements include an essay, budget, funding agreement, and  approved resume.
Don’t wait; visit Quick Questions for resume approval.

An appointment to discuss your plans with a CCI advisor is required for First-Year Explore applicants and strongly encouraged for all other applicants. CCI appointments and resume approvals must be complete by April 7.

Instructions, forms, and Frequently Asked Questions are available at go/summerfunding.

All funding applications will be reviewed after April 14. Funding notifications will be emailed on May 1.

Need help with your internship search? Did you know there are over 1700 paid and unpaid internship on Handshake?
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!