HOPE Holiday Shop

Each year HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects) hosts a Holiday Shop that helps families who could not otherwise purchase new gifts provide something special for their children  for Christmas. At the shop, families pick out an outfit, two toys, art supplies, and two books for each child. In 2018, the Holiday Shop helped nearly 600 children have a happier holiday.

Sign up here, either individually or with others, to bring in a gift ($25 suggested value, suggestions provided in the sign-up form). Then, bring your unwrapped gifts to the Center for Community Engagement (20 Old Chapel Road – the DKE House next to Axinn) Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. by Tuesday, December 10th. Be sure to sign in when  delivering your gifts so we know who has delivered gifts and their estimated value. Contact Ellie Dickerson at edickerson@middlebury.edu with questions. 

Holiday Pay and Holiday Pay Premium Time Entry Reminder for 2019-20

Here is a review of procedures regarding time entry during the 2019 November and December breaks, as well as for Martin Luther King Day in January, 2020.  Hourly (non-exempt) employees must use specific pay codes to record time during the designated breaks. Exempt (salaried) employees do not have use special codes since the appropriate number of days for each of the breaks will default in as Holiday Pay.

The 2019-20 holiday schedule is:

  • Thanksgiving Break: 5:01 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, through 11:59 p.m. Saturday, November 30 (regular operations resume Sunday, December 1.)
  • December Break: 5:01 p.m. Friday, December 20 through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, January 1 (regular operations resume Thursday, January 2, 2020)
  • Martin Luther King Day: 5:01 p.m. Sunday, January 19 through 11:59 p.m. Monday, January 20 (regular operations resume Tuesday, January 21, 2020)

Hourly Employees:  There are two pay codes – Holiday Pay and Holiday Premium Pay – that are used only during the designated holiday periods:

Holiday Pay (HOL): a benefit that is provided by Middlebury College to keep benefit-eligible employees’ pay whole without having to use CTO during designated holiday periods. It is not intended to provide extra pay. HOL, which pays at an employee’s regular hourly rate, is to be entered for normally scheduled hours by non-exempt benefit eligible employees on days during the specified holiday break periods whether or not they work.  For the Thanksgiving break, up to two days may be entered, for the December break, up to eight days, and for Martin Luther King Day, one day.  Employees who work variable or flexible schedules should coordinate entry of HOL with their supervisor to determine the appropriate number of HOL hours.

Holiday Pay Premium (HPP): a benefit that pays eligible non-exempt employees extra for working during the designated holiday periods. HPP, which pays at time-and-a-half the employee’s base hourly rate, is to be used by all eligible employees for hours worked during the specified holiday break periods. A limited number of part-time non-benefit eligible employees (such as those who work at the Snow Bowl, as the Snow Bowl is open for regular business during the December break and Martin Luther King Day) are not eligible for HPP. Please speak with your supervisor or Human Resources if you have questions regarding your status or eligibility for HPP.

Who Worked on a Holiday Who Did Not Work on a Holiday
Hourly benefit-eligible staff Enter Holiday Pay for any normally scheduled hours AND Enter Holiday Pay Premium for hours actually worked.* Enter Holiday Pay for any normally scheduled hours.
Hourly non-benefit-eligible staff Enter Holiday Pay Premium for hours actually worked.* No action needed.
Hourly non-benefit-eligible staff in positions designated as ineligible for HPP Enter Regular for hours actually worked.* No action needed.
Salaried, exempt staff No action needed. No action needed.  Holiday Pay code will default in during payroll.

* Remember to enter hours on the correct shift.

Please contact Human Resources if you have additional questions regarding time entry of HOL or HPP.

Apply Today! Summer Internship with Amazon

Don’t wait – this posting expires on November 18, 2019

Area Manager Intern

*You must be open to relocate across the US for this role.**Amazon does not sponsor for immigration, including for H-1B, TN, and other non-immigrant visas, for this role.*

This role is a 10 week internship starting in the summer of 2020.
Amazon is looking for college students with high potential who are ready to own their impact in Amazon Operations as an Area Manager Intern. We promise you will have your leadership capacity stretched to its full potential. As a front-line leader, you will have an opportunity to truly invest in others and develop a people-focused leadership style, while mastering the tools, processes, and operations that have created the most customer-centric company on Earth. If you want to be involved in continuing to define the future of online retail, and are dynamic and an organized self-starter, join our team in Amazon Operations as an Area Manager Intern opportunities.

As an Area Manager Intern, you will have the opportunity to lead and develop your own team of Amazon Associates in a distribution warehouse environment. Your main focus will be motivating, mentoring and coaching your team. As a servant leader, the Area Manager will ensure that their team of Amazon Associates have all the tools needed to succeed for any task during a shift. Engaging with your team during a shift to ensure that the highest levels of safety, quality, attendance performance and engagement are maintained are core functions of the role. Come learn how the largest online retailer in the world runs its fulfillment and delivery networks!What is fulfillment you ask? Fulfillment is how we refer to completing or fulfilling a customer’s Amazon.com order and the acts of picking, packing, shipping and delivering their order to meet or exceed their expectations!

Program Quick Facts & Locations

  • The position is NOT a corporate role and will be located in a Fulfillment Center, Sort Center, Delivery Station, or other warehouse environment
  • Must be willing to relocate nationwide for the summer with relocation assistance (position location is most heavily weighted on business need but will also take into account individual location preference)·
  • Term: 10 weeks during the summer of 2020
  • Competitive Salary, Relocation and Housing Assistance
  • An offer for full time employment may be given after the internship·
  • You must be willing to work weekends, holidays, and/or overnight shifts and overtime in peak season and as needed

Key Responsibilities:·

  • Lead, manage, and develop a team of 50 to 200 Amazon Associates·
  • Drive Standard Work and Continuous Improvement through an intern project·
  • Communicate policies to Associates and act as the primary information source for the team, maintaining compliance and consistency and taking corrective action when needed·
  • Create, manage and support recognition and communication programs·
  • Support all safety programs and OSHA compliance to ensure a safe work environment for all Associates·
  • Ensure procedures are followed for building security and product loss prevention·
  • Partner with the management team to establish and maintain quality control standards·
  • Develop performance goals and objectives to achieve customer promise expectations and ensure accuracy and quality·
  • Perform the following tasks, with or without reasonable accommodation:·
    • Stand and walk during shifts lasting up to 12 hours
    • Walk in and around the warehouse with great frequency; many facilities are over a quarter mile in length
    • Ascend and descend ladders, stairs, and gangways
    • Regularly bend, lift, stretch, and reach below the waist and above the head
    • Lift and move items weighing up to 49 pounds
  • A driver’s license is strongly recommended due to the remote nature of many internship locations


  • Currently working towards a bachelor’s degree with an expected conferral date between December 2020 and June 2021

Learn more and apply on Handshake!

Winter Term Internship Applications for Credit: Deadline Dec. 1

Any student wishing to participate in a Winter Term internship for credit must complete all paperwork by Dec. 1.

After securing your internship, follow these steps:
1) Have your resume approved by a CCI Peer Career Advisor.
2) Identify a Middlebury faculty member to serve as your academic sponsor.
3) Create an Experience (application) on Handshake and upload 3 documents to your Experience — your approved resume, your signed internship agreement, and a personal statement which includes 3 scholarly sources linked to the learning of your internship.
4) Inform your internship supervisor and faculty academic sponsor that once you have submitted your application for credit, they will receive emails from Handshake to complete online approval forms.

All forms, information, and FAQs at go/WTinternships. Limited $1500 grants available to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis. CCI recommends that all applications for credit be submitted before the December 1 deadline.

Additional questions? Make an appointment with any CCI Advisor on Handshake or contact Cheryl Whitney Lower.

Apply the Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center!

Apply Today – Application Deadline is January 20, 2020

The SURP is an intensive, 9-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for rising-senior undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will:

  • Complete an independent research project;
  • Attend weekly research seminars;
  • Participate in professional development workshops designed to facilitate the preparation of competitive applications for graduate/medical school; and
  • Present their findings at a competitive poster session.

The program will run from Monday, June 15 – Friday, August 142020.   The application deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 10, 2020. Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 17, 2020.

Read more and apply on Handshake.

Check Out These Summer Healthcare Opportunities!

Virginia Commonwealth University is Hosting Two Undergraduate Programs for Pre-Health Students

1. Summer Academic Enrichment Program

This 6-week residential program simulates the first year of Medical, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy Schools with a rigorous schedule incorporating graduate-level classes, clinical experience, community service, fun, and preparation for your respective application season. This program is for Juniors, Seniors, and Post-Bacc students. The program is free to all accepted participants and includes the following incentives:

  • Stipend of $1500
  • Free Housing
  • Travel Reimbursement if needed

To apply please visit:  dhsd.vcu.edu/programs/college/…  

2. Allied Health Career Exploration

Many students are familiar with Medicine and Nursing, the Allied Health Career Exploration is to showcase those other parts that make up an interdisciplinary team. This two week program facilitates interactive experiences with the 9 schools  in VCU’s College of Health Professions including  Gerontology, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nurse Anesthesia, Patient Counseling, Rehab and Mental Health Counseling, Health Administration and Radiation Sciences! This program is for any college student or high school senior. The following incentives are offered:

  • Free Housing if needed
  • Modest Stipend

Please see promotional video here : AHCE Promotional Video  

Click here to apply: dhsd.vcu.edu/programs/college/…   

Attend a Pre-Dental Mini-Conference at Harvard University!

The American Student Dental Association (ASDA) at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine invites all pre-dental students to attend our 11th Annual Pre-Dental Mini-Conference on Friday, November 22nd from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

The mission of our annual event is to connect pre-dental students with valuable resources and opportunities as they prepare for applying to dental schools, and provide them with unique perspectives on dental school and the dental profession. Pre-dental students will have the opportunity to meet and chat with the Director of Admissions, faculty members, current dental students, and fellow pre-dental students from different schools.

SPOTS ARE LIMITED, so we kindly ask that you register at least a week in advance for this event! (Our auditorium only seats about 70 people.) We also ask that you use your FIRST and LAST name so that you can be identified upon check-in.

Attire for the event: Business Casual

Cost: Free!

Please RSVP at the link below if you would like to attend this fascinating conference! https://forms.gle/hsBVk7JMUYkvpVkv6