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Winter Term Internship in Puerto Rico-Apply by Nov. 14!

Puerto Rico is recovering from multiple disasters and trying to become an innovation island. You have the opportunity to participate in a historic moment in Puerto Rico, as it builds itself back from the bottom up, based on the innate resourcefulness and resilience of its communities. A high school in Bayamon (just outside San Juan) is looking for a few college students familiar with design thinking for entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, or community-based design to come to sunny Puerto Rico (Bayamon is the biggest and most innovative urban setting here) for J-term and assist by facilitating a community-based design project, and fostering grade 11 students’ “level two” deep design thinking skills and habits of mind. The school is all in, and you will be working with an outstanding team of educators and students. Shared housing will be at a reduced rate. Spanish is not a must, but it could be a great opportunity to practice!! Design Thinking and a desire to teach it are the basic requirements.  See posting in Handshake and apply immediately!

Important Deadlines for Students Planning Winter Term Internships for Credit!

Are you planning to take part in an internship for credit during Winter Term 2019? Please pay attention to these important deadlines!

Deadline – November 15:
Register for a Winter Term placeholder class in Banner Web by 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 15
if your internship has not yet been approved  by CCI and the Curriculum Committee.

Students who have already received an approval email from CCI and the Curriculum Committee must follow all instructions in their award letter and register for the internship course in Banner Web no later than November 15.

Deadline – November 30:
Secure a Winter Term internship AND complete an application for credit. No applications accepted after November 30. See steps and timeline for applying for credit for your internship at go/WTinternships.

You will find all the information you need about Winter Term internships at go/WTinternships, including the personal essay prompt and sample academic sources. For additional questions, please contact Cheryl Whitney Lower.

MiddCORE Summer 2019 Applications Due Thursday, November 15


Transformative. Life-altering.

That’s how college students describe Middlebury’s MiddCORE: a four-week summer program held in Monterey California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean for students who want to develop the skills, experienceE, and confidence to be successful in life and work.

Through an intensive daily schedule of small-group classes and mentor-led workshops, students develop skills in teamwork, innovation, trial-and-error exploration, networking, and practical problem-solving. The program is highly collaborative and hands-on, and students work closely with each other and more than 50 mentors from the top leading fields and professions.

To better understand MiddCORE check out the course book, brochure , and alumni report.

Apply today and save $500.

Teaching Fellowship Opportunity @ Pingree School in MA

This opportunity for a teaching fellowship who happens to be a Middlebury Italian Language School graduate:

I am writing about a opportunity for Middlebury graduates and Middlebury language school graduates who are interested in a career in teaching in Independent schools.

After completing my masters degree at La Scuola Italiana in 2011, I experimented with working in different fields such as Study Abroad and Outdoor Education. In August 2017 I began the most recent stop on my journey, working as a Spanish Teaching Fellow at Pingree School, just north of Boston in Hamilton, Massachusetts.

The Pingree Fellowship Program is nearing the end of its first rotation and is looking to recruit recent college graduates from underrepresented backgrounds for the 2019-2020 school year (See mission statement below).

“The Pingree Fellowship Program works with talented, developing professionals to introduce the craft of teaching. In line with Pingree’s school mission statement, “a love of learning flourishes best in a diverse community,” the Pingree Fellowship seeks to identify and work with promising people from traditionally underrepresented populations in independent schools. We aim to provide fellows with the opportunity to teach, coach, and advise, preparing them for a career in independent schools.” via Pingree Fellowship Program Homepage

This has been a fantastic opportunity for me to grow as an individual and have an impact on young people as a teacher, coach and mentor. I even had the chance to teach an elective course on Italian cinema during the final trimester last school year! I wanted to reach out to you in the hopes of communicating and promoting this position. I am happy to speak further over the phone or send promotional pamphlets. Please let me know where best to promote this opportunity.

Employment at Pingree

Spero che tutto vada bene da voi! Ci sentiamo presto.
Cordiali saluti,

Jim DiCenzo
Scuola Italiana 2011

Jim DiCenzo
Spanish Fellow | Pingree School
537 Highland St. | South Hamilton, MA 01982
jdicenzo@pingree.org | 978-468-4415 ext. 223

Hot EDUCATION/TEACHING Opportunities in Handshake Week of 10/29

Searching for a summer internship or job for after graduation? Check out these great opportunities posted in Handshake HERE.  They include jobs & internships in the education sector.  Lots of summer residential teaching internships to get experience in the classroom with seasoned mentors. Deadlines are fast approaching!

We also heard from 3 non-traditional educational access organizations working to close the achievement gap through innovative programming and who are hiring through Handshake: Urban Teachers, UnCommon Schools, Match Education, and SAGA Innovations. Here is a link to many of the urban teaching programs offering full-time jobs for seniors now.

Education & Social Justice Panel w/Four Innovators in Education Access, 10/29 @ 12:30p in CCI

Join us on Monday, October 29 at 12:30-1:30 PM in CCI’s Adirondack House, ADK Library.

Match Education, SAGA Innovations, Uncommon Schools, and Urban Teachers will be hosting an informal Q&A for juniors, seniors, and any interested students to learn more about our organizations and available positions after graduation. We’ll also discuss how our organizations work to eliminate educational inequities and close the U.S. achievement gap. If that sounds appealing to you, we hope to see you there!