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Important Internship Update

Dear Students,

Our hearts and minds are with you wherever you are across the country and globe. We will get through this!

We know that many of you are wondering where CCI stands related to internships and internship funding. While we have some updates for you, we also ask for your patience as we wait to see what the coming weeks will bring.  Here is the current information about how CCI can continue to support you if you are thinking about an internship for the summer.    

  • At this moment, CCI is still planning to provide funding for unpaid internships this summer.  But as you know, this is a time of great uncertainty and that has an impact on internships as well.  The situation is fluid, and we will need to finalize decisions at a later date based on CDC guidelines. While we are hoping for the best, it is likely that we may not fund international internships (unless in your home country) or that we may only be able to fund remote internships. We will continue to monitor the situation and do whatever we can to support you in your summer plans while ensuring that the College is only supporting experiences that are unlikely to put you at risk. We will continue to keep you informed and post updates at go/summerfunding.
  • We will endeavor to be as flexible as we can with internship funding deadlines and length of internships during these extreme times. But we encourage you to be creative and take initiative in seeking out opportunities that are remote or can be converted to remote internships, if needed.
  • Eligible students who have already secured an unpaid internship and wish to apply for funding must submit their application for internship funding no later than April 13. In your essay, please include a statement telling us that you have been in touch with your supervisor and have agreed to a plan on how you can do the internship (or at least the early part of the internship) remotely, if needed, or that the timing of the internship can be flexible if remote work is not possible. Funding may be pro-rated for internships that have to be shorter than the required 8 weeks. Funding decisions will be emailed to you on May 1. 
  • Students who need more time to secure an internship or need to make alternative plans will have until May 8 to submit their application for funding.  These late applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so submit your application as soon as you have a plan, and also indicate in your essay what contingency plan you and your supervisor have agreed to in case the internship cannot take place in-person. Please know that receipt of funding for these late applications may be delayed to mid or late June.  
  • The internship funding application is now open in Handshake. If you already have a confirmed unpaid internship and have accepted it, we encourage you to complete your application for funding. See instructions and all forms atgo/summerfunding
  • If you are applying for internship funding, CCI has waived the requirement to have a CCI-approved resume, but you will still need to submit a resume with your application. Our Peer Career Advisors will review resumes remotely. Send your resume to CCIPCA@middlebury.edu
  • If you are hoping to participate in an internship this summer but have not yet found one, there are over 2,600 internships still posted in Handshake. Discover other great tips for finding an internship at go/FindInternship or schedule a phone or video appointment with a CCI advisor through Handshake.
  • Many internships in Handshake are Reserved for Middlebury only.  And some CCI-Sponsored Internships (some overlaps) come with guaranteed funding. Many of these internships have upcoming application deadlines. 
  • Many Middlebury alums are eager to help students navigate these tricky times. Now is a great time to get career or internship advice. Spend some time exploring Midd2Middand reach out.  Review our Networking Guide first.
  • Finally, you may just need to stay flexible if your summer plans don’t pan out the way you envisioned. These are unprecedented times, and if an internship or work experience doesn’t happen for you this summer, you will be fine and there are lots of productive ways you can spend your summer.  We will be providing other ideas for an impactful summer on CCI’s social media and the Career Path blogs. And don’t forget that CCI advisors are available for phone and Zoom appointments to help you with your summer plans. 

We miss you, but please know that CCI is always here for you.

Take good care of yourself, your friends, and your family. 

CCI is working remotely to support you.

The staff at the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI) are sending their best wishes that you and your families are safe and healthy and reminding you that while we may not be in Adirondack House, we are still here for you! You all received an email on March 15th that CCI will continue to offer a full-range of support and resources with a variety of online tools.

We may not be on campus together, but the CCI team is working remotely to support you!

We know that many of you are thinking about future internships and jobs—and aren’t quite sure what to do now that in-person events from CCI have been canceled. We’re here to reassure you that just because most work is moving online, it doesn’t mean you need to stop planning internships, engaging with potential employers, and applying for jobs.

Use this as a guide for to how to leverage some of the systems we use at CCI to continue to actively explore career opportunities without coming to campus.

  • Attend online events: To the greatest extent possible, we are shifting all events online. Simply log in to Handshake and search for events that interest you.
  • Schedule advisor appointments via video chat or phone: Don’t miss out on appointments. Our advisors are still here and all sessions can be hosted virtually or by phone. Head to Handshake to schedule an appointment. Once you’ve selected your appointment category and type, select the appointment desired, then for Appointment Medium choose Video Call or Phone Call. You will receive a confirmation email from Handshake with the advisor’s Zoom link and phone number.
  • Learn from your peers: Read the over 100,000+ employer reviews on Handshake to learn more about what it’s like to intern or work at a specific company. Or, use Peer Messaging to chat with alumni or other students with your major, or even conduct informational interviews online. Check out this guide to learn more about how to learn from other students on Handshake.
  • Fill out your online profile: Did you know that 80% of students who fill out location preferences, job role preferences, and job type preferences receive a message from an employer? It’s a simple step, but a really effective way to start engaging with potential employers online. Here’s a quick guide to getting the most out of your Handshake profile. Need help with your résumé? Our Peer Career Advisors are still available to review your résumé and cover letter! Simply email your résumé to CCIPCA@middlebury.edu and they will get back to you.
  • Follow employers you’re interested in: By following an employer, you’ll be alerted when they post an upcoming online event.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out; we are committed to making sure you have the help and resources you need to continue to plan for your future.

Urban Teachers Info Session: March 25th

In this effort, because I won’t be visiting Middlebury in-person this semester, I will be hosting an Urban Teachers info session on Zoom for Middlebury students & alumni: next Wednesday, March 25th at 5:15pm ET. If you’re interested to teach in underserved urban public schools, and you’re feeling able to focus on the prospect of joining our teacher preparation program in 2020 or 2021, I invite you to join!

Register here to join the info session! With our final application deadline coming up on April 13th, this info session will be a chance for you to learn more about the program and application process, and to ask me any questions you may have. I look forward to seeing you then! (If you can’t make the info session but would still like to see it, please reply in Handshake or email me to let me know; I will happily send you a recording of the session afterwards. Thanks!)

Before or after (or maybe even during) the info session, I also very much encourage you to:

·         Explore our Info Center if you haven’t already, which contains answers to FAQs about our program, informational webinars, and more.

·         If you have any additional questions, please email your questions to me any time attorin.peterson@urbanteachers.org. I’ll be sure to get back to you promptly.

·         Apply here by our final deadline this year (Monday April 13th) to join our 2020 cohort (or 2021 cohort for ‘early admissions’ or deferral applicants) in Baltimore, DC, or Dallas. The application only takes about 20-30 minutes to complete!

I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy in this challenging time, Ursula. I hope to see you on Wednesday!

Torin Peterson

Regional Recruitment Manager-Northeast


Accessing Your CCI Social Impact & Education Advisor – Here for You!

I just wanted to check in with you all and see how you are doing since leaving campus (for most of you)? These are unprecedented days like we’ve never seen before. For most of us, these days and weeks ahead will bring so much uncertainty. It’s a place that most of us try to avoid, but today, its unavoidable. That said, there is some certainty you can count on, and that’s the fact that your Social Impact and Education Advisor is here to work with you when you’re ready to move forward. Feel free to make a Zoom Appointment with me through Handshake.


That said, you can also think about how you can use your time close to home to be volunteering in the community. Here in Addison County we have been connected with several community and county-wide resources allowing us to volunteer our time: grocery store and pharmacy pick-ups; baking and cooking meals for the church community supper; delivering Meals-on-Wheels; calling elderly folks for socializing on the phone.

I’ll be posting some articles in the next week which might be of interest from areas that I cover. Meanwhile, don’t forget to keep checking Handshake for great opportunities.

Use this week, if you can, to take some time to breathe deep and relax before classes begin again remotely. I’ll look forward to ‘seeing’ you soon via Zoom.

Looking for Teaching Fellows With a Big Impact While Developing into Master Teachers

Join a Team of Teachers at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School

The Equity Project Charter School (TEP) is hosting an upcoming virtual open house for prospective teachers being held Tuesday, March 24 from 6:00-8:00 PM (EST).  They are actively seeking talented and motivated teachers to support their mission of achieving educational equity for disadvantaged students in Washington Heights and Inwood neighborhoods of New York City.  Specifically, they are looking for Teacher Fellows who will work with Master teachers to gain more experience. Interested candidates can learn more about the Online Open House and register here.  

TEP Charter is a unique educational model and reallocates the public funding it receives as a charter school to pay its teaching professionals an annual salary of $125,000, with the opportunity to earn a significant performance bonus.

To learn more about their school, see TEP in the news, be amazed by their new building, and check out their website!

Join the Virtual Info Session by Registering HERE.

CCI is Standing By

This is an extraordinary and unprecedented time—and as you settle into your various locations across the globe, the CCI staff would like to remind you that we are standing by to ensure your career and internship needs are met.  When you are ready to begin thinking about your next steps, reach out to us.  

While ADK may now be geographically far away, the CCI will continue to offer a full-range of support and resources with a variety of online tools. Please stay tuned as we re-work our programming. We plan to be able to continue to deliver the services you need, and we look forward to coming together virtually in the coming weeks.


  • Advisor appointments continue to be available in Handshake via video chat or phone.
  • We will continue to communicate via our weekly Career Path Page newsletters, so if you haven’t already signed up to receive them, please do so. The newsletters keep you updated on opportunities in Handshake, career tips, relevant articles, etc. You can choose the Career Path pages most relevant to your interests. Simply fill in the Career Path Sign Up section in the right navigation of each page link below.

Arts, Media, and Communications
Business, Finance and Consulting
Government, Law, and Policy
Health Professions
Science and Technology
Social Impact

  • Midd2Midd facilitates mentoring, networking, and outreach across the Middlebury community of students, alumni, and parents. If you haven’t already, review our new Networking Guide, then log in to Midd2Midd, complete your profile, and build your network.
  • New jobs and internships are posted daily in Handshake. Log in, complete your profile, and continue your search. Though many employers are not currently interviewing in person, this is a good time to review our Interview Preparation Guide and to prepare for virtual interviews. Many alumni in Midd2Midd have volunteered to help you practice.
  • The résumé approval requirement has been waived for the internship funding application process, but if you would like help with your résumé, you may email it to CCIPCA@middlebury.edu for feedback. Stay tuned for more updates on the internship funding process.

CCI sends our wishes that you and your family and friends are well. We are all in this together and we are here for you.

Connect with Midd Alums at the Education Studies Field Guide March 12-13 – Check Out Where They are Working Today.

On Thursday, March 12th, alumni return to campus for the EDUCATION STUDIES FIELD GUIDE.  What do ed studies minors have to do with STEM, you ask? Well, three of the 5 returning alumni had STEM majors!

Join us for the dinner panel Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. in Atwater dining hall to hear how these alumni went from campus to career!

They can help you answer the question, “What can I do with my liberal arts major?” At these events, you will have the chance to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Career Panel, 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner with alumni
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!

Friday, November 13, 2020

Alumni will meet with students 1:1 – Click the links below to schedule your chat. Click here to learn more about the alumni participants.

Psychology/Education Studies
Philanthropy Officer
Planned Parenthood of New England
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Zoe

Computer Science/Teacher Studies
Director of Academic Technology and Fab Lab
The Carroll School
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Colin

English & American Literatures
Assistant Editor
St. Martin’s Press
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Alice

American Studies
Graduate Student/Lead Recruiter
Tufts University/Ab Initio Software
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Taylor