Tag Archives: Government, Law and Policy

GeoCivics PAID summer internship in CO with Alum

Are you passionate about redistricting, GIS, community education, and/or grassroots organizing? Join the GeoCivics team at University of Colorado Colorado Springs this summer to help take our work to the next level.

This summer’s intern will work directly with project lead, alum Dr. Rebecca Theobald to identify new partners, test and develop lesson plans, and draft a communications strategy for the program.

Come help communities find a new voice to address gerrymandering.

Apply on Handshake here.

Policy Job at J-PAL Global in Cambridge, MA

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) was established in 2003 as a research center at the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, it has grown into a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty. J-PAL’s headquarters (J-PAL Global) and J-PAL North America (one of six regional offices) are both based at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We leverage research by affiliated professors from universities across the continent and a full-time staff of researchers, policy experts, and administrative professionals to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why.

J-PAL is recruiting Policy Associates to contribute to its mission of promoting evidence-informed policy. This position is based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.
The Policy Group plays a key role in translating research by J-PAL affiliates into actionable poverty alleviation policies around the world. Staff connect the dots between economics and policy and are passionate about working with organizations to inform development policy.

Deadline is Jan 23.  Apply now in Handshake here.

US State Department is visiting campus Friday January 11

Join us Friday, January 11th from 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm in the ADK Library in CCI.

Register to attend here

You can also sign up here for a brief, personal 1:1, 20 minute informational chat with the recruiter on Friday morning.  This is not an interview, just another chance to get your questions answered!

The government shutdown has potential to cause this event to be cancelled.  We are carefully monitoring the situation, and as of the date of this posting, the event is still on.  We will communicate later if the event unfortunately has to be cancelled.

Philip Beekman, Diplomat in Residence for New England, will talk about opportunities for internships, exchange programs, fellowships and careers with the U.S. Department of State. During this information session, Phil will focus on opportunities for domestic and foreign internships with the State Department and will highlight opportunities in the Consular Fellows program. He will also touch on civil service career opportunities, the Pickering and Rangel Fellowship Programs, the Critical Language Scholarship, and the Foreign Service Officer selection process. Phil is based at Fletcher/Tufts University and is also available for individual consultations and can be reached at dirnewengland@state.gov. Further information on Department of State careers can be found at http://careers.state.gov.


Finding and Funding Your Summer Internship!

Considering an internship this summer?  Winter Term is a great time to start your search.

At this information session, you will learn strategies for finding or creating the best summer internship for you. We will:

  • Give you examples of past internships Midd students have done
  • Highlight top resources to use in the search process
  • Discuss strategies for creating your own experience
  • Provide tips for narrowing down fields in which to pursue your internship
  • Provide an overview of CCI’s GRANT FUNDING available for unpaid internships
  • Let you know about all the great people at CCI you can turn to for help

We look forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions.

Wednesday, January 9, 4:30-5:30 pm, Coltrane Lounge, Adirondack House

Register here! 


Using a Foreign Language in Your Post-Midd Career – Thursday, January 17

Are you interested in using your foreign language skills in your career?  Hear ideas and opportunities on how to use your language ability to maximize your potential and stand out from the competition — from finding the right prospect, to nailing the interview to making the most of your language skills as an employee.

The talk will be given by Brian Burke, Midd ’97, who majored in Chinese at Middlebury and is currently a partner at Shearman & Sterling, an international law firm.

Date: Thursday, January 17

Time: 12:45pm-1:45pm

Location: CCI (Adirondack House)

Click here to RSVP! (Lunch will be served)

Life Beyond Middlebury: J-term workshop series

Come to one or more of the 6 sessions below and learn something new!  Sponsored by CCI, Student Government Association, MiddCORE, MCAB and Health and Wellness office.

LinkedIn Photobooth
Thursday, January 10 from 4:30-6 pm in ADK Library

Stop by any time for this drop in session.  Come get a professional headshot for your account (first come first serve), and stick around to learn how to make the most of your profile.  Advisors will be available to walk you through how to use the alumni tool, research employers and more!  RSVP here.

Personal Finance 101
Monday, January 14 at 4:30pm in  Axinn 219

Are you a saver or a spender?  How do you make a budget and actually live within it?  Do you usually take risks or are you pretty conservative with your money?  Come to this session to learn about these questions and more and have a knowledgeable discussion with an expert.  Presented by Kevin Renshler, Associate Director, MiddCORE and Professor of the Practice in Business and Enterprise.  RSVP here.

Negotiating Salary
Wednesday, January 16 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 229

Everyone should know how to negotiate their salary, yet very few people actually do. This workshop will teach the fundamentals of negotiating a higher salary including why it is important, how to find out how much you are worth, how to get a raise and more.  Presented by National Life Group, a Vermont employer very interested in introducing you to these skills that you can use in any type of future employment situation.    Open to all students, all majors, whether you are job or internship searching now or later.  RSVP here.

Balancing Work and Wellness after Graduation
Thursday, January 17 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 219

How do you maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle once you enter the workplace? This workshop will address the importance of keeping health and wellness at the forefront of each day so you can be a happy, healthy and productive employee.  Topics will include nutrition, mindfulness, movement, sleep/work balance, etc.  The talk will be given by Molly (Lukins) Burke, Midd ’97, who started her own corporate wellness company in New York City.  Presented by Molly Lukins Burke ’97, Food + Mood NYC.  RSVP here.

Jumpstarting Your Career: A Panel With Young Alums
Thursday, January 24 at 4:30 pm in Hillcrest 103

Come to this fun, light session to learn from young alumni about things they wish they knew before graduation and how to make their way in the real world after college.  RSVP here.

  • Alex Brockelman ‘18
  • Riley Dickie ‘16
  • Thomas Wentworth ‘18
  • Katie Ritter ‘15

Etiquette Dinner
Tuesday, January 29 at 6 pm in Atwater

Benefit from learning the life skills of networking at cocktail parties and dining in an appropriate way.  Starting with tips from an expert, learn how to handle yourself with confidence, make introductions and work the room.  Tickets $5 at go/boxoffice.  Limited seats available.

Civic Digital Fellowship at Coding it Forward

Coding it Forward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit empowering technology students to create social good by breaking down the barriers to entry in social impact spaces. Through the Civic Digital Fellowship, we’re connecting passionate undergraduate and graduate students with federal agencies, allowing them to solve pressing problems in the nation’s capital.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career at the intersection of government and technology, come join us! As a Civic Digital Fellow, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the technology behind government services, and you’ll apply your skills to develop solutions that will impact American citizens. Your summer will include mentorship by civic technology leaders, site visits to leading technology companies and civic organizations, and the opportunity to impact a large user base — 323 million Americans. All fellows receive a competitive stipend, housing, and travel to-and-from the D.C. area.

More info and apply here in Handshake.  Deadline is January 6.