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Join the CCE for 2018-2019 as an AmeriCorps VISTA member!

Do you love working with and for kids?  Are you committed to providing meaningful opportunities for mentorship? Interested in social justice work at the youth development level? Come join the Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement (CCE) as a VISTA member in Middlebury, Vermont! The Middlebury College VISTA member will support our youth and mentoring programs to promote college positive volunteerism, or the idea that kids who spend time with college students, hang out on college campuses, or talk about college with an adult role model, will more easily envision themselves attending a postsecondary institution. We seek a motivated and compassionate individual for a one-year position beginning August 2018 to work closely with the CCE team and help coordinate eight youth and mentoring programs advised by our office.


CCE Youth and Mentoring programs’ activities include one-on-one mentoring, college application support, group mentoring, taste tests of vegetables in area schools, afterschool reading programs, and more, but most have the common theme of seeking to provide opportunities for youth in low-income families. Your work may involve:


  • researching and sharing current national and local best practices for screening, matching, new and ongoing volunteer training, match database management, and match closure
  • supporting Student Organizations’ adoption of best practices for diversity and inclusion, group management, etc.
  • attending program events and community meetings as a staff liaison
  • holding open office hours for mentors or student organizers
  • creating a parent newsletter to share program updates
  • helping to deepen our collaboration with our valued campus and community partners, including parents, teachers, childcare providers, guidance counselors, and local agencies and organizations
  • … and much more!



Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are essential to this position. Bachelor’s degree required. Driver’s license and own transportation are recommended but not required for the position.


Benefits for the 1-year position include a modest living allowance ($910/month), 10 days of personal leave, 10 days of medical leave, a relocation allowance, and a monthly rent assistance stipend of $350. Upon successful completion of service, the candidate may select either (a.) an educational award of $5,818 that can be applied to student loans or future education OR (b.) a cash stipend of $1500. AmeriCorps members are also eligible for forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans. Finally, for one year after service, members receive non-competitive eligibility for federal jobs.

Contact Ashley Laux, with any questions and visit for updates about the application process.


Service in Action: Hear from a Panel of Current VISTA Volunteers 3/15 @ 5:30p in CCE

Service in Action: Hear from a Panel of Current VISTA Volunteers

Monday, March 12th at 5:30pm in the CCE Living Room

Interested in being a catalyst for change? AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers work with community leaders to fight poverty, develop job opportunities, increase access to education and housing, promote healthy living, and much more. During this session, you will learn about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, hear from currently serving members, and have the opportunity to ask questions about this 1-year nationwide experience.


Career Conversation: Elizabeth Knup ’82, Ford Foundation Country Director for China

Interested in China policies and economic development? Come join us…

Monday, March 12th 2018

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in Adirondack House Library

…for an informal discussion with Middlebury alumnae Elizabeth Knup ’82, Country Director for China at the Ford Foundation and Arthur Kroeber, editor for China Economic Quarterly. They are here to talk about how they got to where they are now and to answer any questions about the work they do in China.

Elizabeth Knup Elizabeth is the Country Director, China for the Ford Foundation overseeing grant-making and operations. Elizabeth first moved to China in 1998 to be the American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center after ten years at the National Committee on US-China Relations. She then spent 11 years in the private sector as president of Pearson Education; Chief Representative, Pearson Group; and Managing Director, Kamsky Associates. She studied Chinese at Middlebury from 1979-82, including the grueling summer of 1980 and six months in Taiwan in 1981. She received her MA in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan. Elizabeth sits on several not-for-profit boards, including the Institute for Sustainable Communities (based in Montpelier) and the National Committee on US-China Relations.

Arthur R. Kroeber Head of research, Gavekal Editor, China Economic Quarterly. Arthur R. Kroeber is head of research at Gavekal, a financial-services firm based in Hong Kong, founder of the China-focused Gavekal Dragonomics research service, and editor of China Economic Quarterly. He divides his time between Beijing and New York. Before founding Dragonomics in 2002, he spent fifteen years as a financial and economic journalist in China and South Asia. He is a senior non-resident fellow of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center, an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations. His book China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know is published by Oxford University Press in April 2016.

2018 Goldman Sachs Boston Symposium

At Goldman Sachs, your skills and experiences will create a world of possibilities for our clients. From the latest IPO and market insights to investments in clean energy and infrastructure, each one of our teams contributes to innovations that drive progress around the world.  You’ll work alongside industry experts and strategic thinkers at all levels, gaining hands-on experience unlike anywhere else.  All at a place where your ideas matter and your personal and professional growth are front of mind.

Come embrace the opportunity to move industries, make markets and empower communities.

Make things possible at

April 6, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Boston College

Application Deadline: March 25, 2018 at 11:59pm EST

Registration link: 2018 Goldman Sachs Boston Symposium

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants should be undergraduate freshmen or sophomores of any major.
Participants will enjoy skill building workshops, group activities and networking opportunities with professionals at the firm.
* Please note: Goldman Sachs will not provide travel and hotel accommodations for invited participants.

Information Sciences Summer Research Program, Deadline April 13, 2018

Application Deadline Extended: April 13, 2018 2018 i3 Summer Research Program for Underrepresented Students Hosted at the University of Pittsburgh | Open to Students of All Majors For more information and applications, see What is i3? The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) is an undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for […]

4 FUNDED Internships with the State of Vermont

Application deadline for all of them is March 25th.

Compensation for all:  $3,000. If you are offered and accept one of these internships, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.

Otter Creek Mapping

This intern would assist with field data collection along the Otter Creek primarily by paddling nearly 100 miles from Mt. Tabor to Lake Champlain. Field data collection will consist of identifying both natural and manmade features along the creek as they relate to fishing, hunting, paddling, or historic resources. The intern would help identify the appropriate data to collect as well as develop data sheets for use in a future mapping project. Some of the opportunities afforded to the intern would be to work with a variety of staff working on everything from outdoor recreation to law enforcement.

NOTE: The ultimate goal of this project is to create an Otter Creek Fishing Trail that highlights all river features, public access, and any possible points of interest to anyone boating on the Otter Creek. Once all the field data is collected, I would like to explore turning this into a semester or thesis project (Middlebury’s GIS program?) so that we could actually create the fishing trail map. Learn more in Handshake.

Recreation Capacity Intern

This position requires certain coursework, so check out the full Handshake posting to ensure you qualify first!

The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation has been collecting a variety of data linked to usage of the public’s recreation-based resources. This information is a key tool in supporting the development of the recreation aspect of Long Range Management Plans, determining how resources are allocated to maintain recreation infrastructure, and to make decisions related to trail network growth or alteration. Learn more in Handshake.

Wetland Inventory Mapping

This position requires certain coursework, so check out the full Handshake posting to ensure you qualify first!

Spend your summer helping the State of Vermont map valuable habitats and learn about wetland regulations in Vermont. The internship will primarily focus on GIS mapping work, with Program assistance including data management and field work. All field travel will leave from and return to Montpelier using ANR vehicles. In this internship the individual will learn about the Vermont Wetland Rules and wetland regulations, how to identify wetlands in the field and remotely, and how integral mapping is to the success of wetland protection. Learn more in Handshake.

Universal Recycling Outreach

This internship will focus on addressing the current and upcoming challenges of implementing the Universal Recycling Law in Vermont. It will involve substantial engagement with the public, as well as some in-office work. Learn more in Handshake.

Interested in other CCI Sponsored Internships? go/ccisponsored.

Announcing the 2018 Quip Diversity Scholarship

This opportunity comes to us from Kathryn Benson ’13:

We’re thrilled to announce the 3rd annual Quip Diversity Scholarship! Recipients will be invited to visit our office in San Francisco for a full day of learning, mentorship, and meeting the team (all expenses paid) — and they will each receive $5000 toward their education ($1000 for each runner-up).

At Quip, a Salesforce company, we emphasize building a company that prioritizes work-life balance, inclusivity, and diversity. Part of it is culture, part of it is hiring, and part of it is community outreach. By running this scholarship, we’re hoping to have an impact beyond our team and do a small part to encourage students getting started in computer science.

We’re looking for applicants who:

  • Are part of a group that has been historically underrepresented in STEM (including but not limited to: Women, African American, LatinX, American Indian, first-generation college students, LGBTQ+, and/or people with disabilities)
  • Have demonstrated interest or declaration of studying computer science or a related field.
  • Are currently enrolled as an undergraduate or masters student in the U.S. or Canada graduating in 2019 or later.
  • We are also accepting applications from students who are currently enrolled in or accepted into a full-time, onsite cohort in one of these coding programs.

If this sounds like you or people you know, please apply or tell them about it! Applications must be received by April 22, 2018.