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Fall Internship Opportunity: Covid Act Now

Covid Act Now is a non-profit 501(c)(3) startup working on COVID disease intelligence

Covid Act Now is backed by Stanford and Georgetown University, and was built by a multidisciplinary team including former Googlers and other technologists. Our mission is to create a national shared understanding of COVID so that governments, health officials, local decision makers, and the public can make informed decisions in response to the pandemic.

Because two Middlebury students are going back to school, the Partnerships team is looking for full-time interns to help out this fall. This position is ideal for recent grads and students who aren’t returning in the fall. 

As a Strategy & Operations interns, you will manage relationships and join calls with many state and local governments and epidemiologists, small businesses, and large corporations such as IBM, who ingests our data to advise the Department of Defense, Netflix, and General Mills. Because Covid Act Now is constantly growing and changing, you will be at the forefront of writing our corporate usage license, as well as several large grants, backed by Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Here is the link to a Google doc explaining more about the position. Although it is unpaid, work with Covid Act Now is extremely rewarding.

New course: INTD 0121 Community-Connected Learning!

Are you civically-minded and want to impact social change in the community? Consider signing up for this class!

INTD 0121 Community Connected Learning

Community-connected learning supports civic knowledge cultivation, skill building, and identity development. In this course students will apply their relevant coursework to place-based contexts by collaborating with community partners independently or in groups to complete a community-connected learning project that will contribute to the public good. Center for Community Engagement (CCE) instructors will meet with students weekly in cohorts to explore the social issues raised in their experiences. Final projects may take a variety of forms, such as a portfolio, media production, or paper. Students who are not already involved with a CCE program should contact the instructor to be matched with a community partner. 3 hrs. lect.

This is a flexible online class, with the choice between an in-person or online discussion section. CCE instructors will meet with students weekly in cohorts to explore the social issues raised in their experiences. Students who are not already involved with a CCE Program should contact Ashley Laux, at alaux@middlebury.edu, to be matched with a community partner.

Walk Me Through Your Resume: How to think like an employer and share your transferable skills

In this session presented by advisors in CCI, you’ll learn how to identify, describe, highlight, and communicate the skills and knowledge you’re gaining through your summer research experience. Please have a copy of your resume and a sample position you might consider applying to on-hand for this workshop.

Resources for Fall Internships

Dear Students,

We know that many of you have made the hard decision to take a leave of absence for the Fall. Some of you may want to find internships for the Fall, so we thought it would be a good time to remind you of CCI’s Find an Internship page.  Although CCI does not have funding for Fall or Spring internships, you will find both paid and unpaid opportunities in the resources below. 

Here are our top 5 tips for seeking internships.

  1. We suggest starting with Handshake. Click on the “Jobs” tab and then “Internships.” Select a location if desired. Next use your filters. We suggest searching by industry area (scroll through the industry areas and select those that interest you) and then do another search by job function to bring up other options. If you are only interested in remote opportunities, type “remote” into the search bar at the top of the page.
  2. Next check out Handshake’s Resource section. (To navigate from Handshake’s home page, click on Career Center and then Resources.) Sample resources you’ll find include:
    • CCI’s Career Path Pages – once on the career path of your choosing, navigate to the resources tab to find specific databases and web sites related to your interests.
    • Midd2Midd – log in and then select MiddConnect to search for alums in your location, industry area of interest, or major.  This platform is not to be used to ask directly for an internship but to ask for advice. Feel free to reach out to alums but always do your homework first and send a thank you when alums respond. See the Networking Guide in #4 below.
    • List of Past Internships – see what Midd students have done in the past and contact them for questions about their experience.
    • GoinGlobal – in addition to searching internships outside of the US, you can use the US city guides for seeking internships in your preferred US city.   
    • Idealist.org – lots of social impact internship and volunteer opportunities.
    • And more, such as ArtSearch, Jopwell, Vault, and USAJobs. 
  3. Use LinkedIn to search “jobs” and then “internships” under experience level. Or reach out to alums for advice.  Again, do your homework – see Networking Guide below for tips. 
  4. Research organizations on your own – start by searching the organization’s web site for internships. If you don’t find opportunities listed, then reach out with a well-crafted email to ask if they would be willing to take you on as an intern.  See CCI’s Resume and Cover Letter Guides and tips on Networking
  5. CCI Advisors are available for appointments during the summer. Schedule an appointment via Handshake with the career advisor that matches your interest. 

And for those who are interested, here are a few bonus ideas for Virtual Volunteering or “for fee” international virtual internship programs: SIT Study Abroad Virtual Internships, CEA’s Virtual Internships Abroad, and Global Experiences Virtual Internships.

Good luck!  CCI is here for you!