Tag Archives: Arts, Media, and Communications

Local and On-Campus Winter Term Internships!

Are you interested in doing a Winter Term internship for credit but want to stay on campus?

Check out the great on-campus and local Winter Term internships in Handshake. Search “jobs,” click on “Filters,” scroll down to “labeled by your school” and select “Winter Term” to see all the offerings.

Sample On-Campus Internships:

  • Architectural Analysis Intern – Work with Marble Fairbanks, the architecture firm that has been engaged to work on a project at the Davis Library.
  • Study Abroad Intern – Learn about the field of study abroad in higher education with the International Programs & Off Campus Study office.
  • Oratory Now Intern – Help organize the Spencer Prize in Oratory event, develop oratory coaching curricula, and more.
  • Publishing Intern – Read and evaluate manuscripts, participate in editorial meetings, and more with the New England Review.

Sample Local Internships:

What’s that? You say you’re interested in doing an internship in another country for Winter Term instead? We have those too!  Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Puerto Rico….

First step: Find your internship in Handshake or on your own.
Second step: Apply to earn credit for the internship.  All information and timelines at go/WTinternships.
Need help? Drop by Quick Questions or schedule an appointment with a CCI advisor in your interest area.


Beyond Wall Street: Connect with Midd Alumni at the Economics Field Guide – Oct. 25-26

Five awesome alumni who majored in Economics will be on campus to share their paths and professional lives and help you think broadly about how an Economics major may impact your career and life after Middlebury.  CCI Field Guides provide you with an opportunity to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students in a major your are considering or have already chosen.

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

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Alumni and Dinner Panel, 5:00 p.m. @ Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!

Friday, October 26, 2018
One-on-one Alumni Chats, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. @ Adirondack House
Read alumni panelists’ bios here.
Click the names of participating alumni below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation.

Participating Alumni

Silicon Valley Student Innovation Trek – Fully Funded February Break Trip

The Center for Careers and Internships and the Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a fully donor-funded “Student Innovation Trek” to the San Francisco Bay Area over February break. The objective is to expose students interested in all areas of innovation to real-world professional experiences that will enable them to apply their liberal arts learning while informing their career exploration and other post-graduate planning.

The Student Innovation Trek experience is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It will include 10 students competitively selected through the application process described below, with strong preference given to students who receive financial aid as per the request of the donor. Students will travel to San Francisco as a group, departing from Burlington on Sunday, February 3rd, and returning on Friday, February 8th, accompanied by a CCI advisor. To help ensure that there is no barrier to participation, all travel, lodging, meals, and related expenses will be paid.

This immersive “living and learning” experience will be organized around job-shadowing opportunities with alumni at companies like Tesla, Genentech, IDEO and more. The experience will also include reflection dinners and career conversations with other select alumni. Students will travel and live together as a cohort and attend an Innovation Summit as part of the experience.

Students will document the Innovation experience with photos and reflections. In addition, attendance is required at 2-3 pre-departure meetings during Winter Term.

Application Process and Requirements:

  • Apply via Handshake; the deadline is 11:55 p.m. on Sunday, October 28th, no exceptions.
  • The Innovation Student Trek is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors of any major (graduation dates between May 2019-May 2021 only).
  • Strong preference will be given to students who receive financial aid.
  • Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate a desire for a future career in innovation through their coursework and/or activities.
  • Students must be in Vermont on Saturday, February 2nd, for a Sunday, February 3rd, departure to San Francisco. The group must travel together from and to Burlington, no exceptions.
  • Students must be on campus during Winter Term to attend two mandatory pre-departure meetings.

Please submit a resume, transcript (unofficial is okay), and a cover letter that includes:

  1. Your name, year, and major(s).
  2. The name and contact information for a faculty or staff reference who can speak to your interest in innovation and your ability to contribute to a group dynamic.
  3. A minimum of 750 words that describes:
    • What you believe you would learn from this experience and why this trip would prove invaluable,
    • How it relates to courses you have taken and activities in which you have been involved, and
    • How it might impact your post-Middlebury College plans.

We may request personal or group interviews for some students.

**Note: In applying to the Innovation Student Trek, you are making a full commitment to go if accepted**
We aim to have a decision to you by Friday, November 16th.

Cashing in on Your Summer Internship

In your next interview, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get a question or two about your internship experience. Will you be able to turn that into your next big opportunity?

“Cashing in on Your Summer Internship”
Sunday, October 14, 4:30 pm
OR Monday, October 15, 7:30 pm
Coltrane Lounge, Adirondack House

Oratory Now Internship Coaching and Video Session

Join this hands-on workshop to practice the art of translating your internship story!

Oratory Now coaches will lead this coaching and video session designed for students who participated in internships over the summer. Participants will refine their public speaking skills and craft a personalized narrative about the impact of their summer experience. You will leave the session with a “draft” video you could use for digital portfolios, LinkedIn pages, and more.

RSVP in Handshake for the day and time that works best for you!

Sunday, October 14 at 4:30 PM


Monday, October 15 at 7:30 PM.

Both sessions will be held at Coltrane Lounge in Adirondack House. See you there!

Careers in Law, Government and Arts Panel with 3 alumni on Oct 19

You are invited to join us for this special annual event:

Alumni Symposium on Careers in Law, Government and the Arts

Friday, October 19, at 4:00 PM in Hillcrest 103

The Pre-Law Club, the Center For Careers and Internships, and Midd Law are pleased to sponsor this event featuring:

Professor Jocelyn Samuels, Executive Director, The Williams Institute, UCLA Law School; Director of the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2014 to 2017; Columbia law school; Middlebury College 1977.

Mr. Danny Zwang, Associate Cataloguer, Impressionist and Modern Art, Sotheby’s; Middlebury College 2015

Ms. Rachel Frank, 3L at Yale Law School, Middlebury College, 2016

Panel presentations will be followed by a Question and Answer period and you are welcome to join our guests for dinner at Ross Commons.

Click here to let us know you’re coming.

Arts, Media, and Communications Internships Panel- Tuesday, October 23

Student panelists will share what they did last summer. They will explain how they researched internships and the valuable skills they learned. Experiences in Film Production, Museums, Publishing, Podcasting, International Communications, Design, and Marketing will be discussed.

Date: Tuesday, October 23

Time: 6pm-7pm

Location: ADK- Coltrane

Click here to RSVP in handshake. Pizza will be served!

Paid Entrepreneurial Internship Opportunity with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival – Deadline Date: 10/14

Creating a New Business Spin-off of a Successful Film Festival: Entrepreneurial Opportunity with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Working closely with the Festival Producer, this multi-faceted internship offers a unique opportunity to create a new component of the successful Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival during the 2018-19 academic year. Beginning in early November 2018, this opportunity is ideal for a student with true entrepreneurial passion and the ability to research and explore the requirements for forging a viable film-related business.

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is seeking to create a Vimeo-based branded platform called “Shorts from Middlebury” that will feature selected shorts from the first four years of the Festival, available for viewing online on a pay-per-view basis.

Specific components of the internship include:

→ Carefully researching the technical requirements of launching the viewing service as described on Vimeo

→ Assisting the Festival Producer in developing a financial model for the “Shorts from Middlebury” online service

→ Working with the Festival Producer in creating a brief contract to be used in securing agreements from filmmakers for the licensing and exhibition of their work on the “Shorts from Middlebury” platform.

→ Contacting selected filmmakers to determine their interest in participating in “Shorts from Middlebury” and, if interested, to finalize participation agreements with them.

→ Working with the Festival Producer to design an appealing interface for the service that will be easy to navigate and fully supported with descriptive information about each film and its director

→ Creating a marketing campaign for the prospective launch of the platform [expected to be April 2019 or earlier] and determining the appropriate avenues for advertising

→ Establishing a payment mechanism for users of the “Shorts from Middlebury” service employing the existing Festival PayPal account

→ This internship will begin in mid-October 2018 and run through the first week in May 2019. It will entail a commitment of 10 hours per week.

NOTE: there are additional opportunities for Festival support should the time commitment allow. First, the Festival will be rolling out its monthly MNFF Winter/Spring Screening Series at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater beginning in November and concluding in May. There are basic promotional activities associated with these film screenings. Second, the Festival will be taking a small selection of its best films from the 2018 Festival out on tour around Vermont over a few days in early February. There are interesting support opportunities associated with the Vermont Tour and a chance to work with the Artistic Director of the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival during the Tour.

This internship is funded with a CCI award of $2,500.00. If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.

Deadline Date: Sunday, October 14

Click here to apply!