The Civic Digital Fellowship is a first-of-its-kind internship program
for innovative students to solve pressing problems in federal agencies.
Civic Digital Fellows are mission-driven software engineers, data scientists, product managers, and designers who spend their summers innovating at the intersection of technology and public service. Fellowship host agencies have included the Census Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, General Services Administration, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Fellowship is fully funded and all Civic Digital Fellows receive a package that includes:
A competitive stipend. We’re one of the only government internships that offers students a competitive living stipend ($4,000+) for their work.
Furnished housing. Live with other Fellows and form lifelong friendships over the course of the summer.
Travel to-and-from Washington, D.C. Whether you’re flying, taking the train, or driving, all domestic travel will be fully covered to and from D.C.
Outside of work, Civic Digital Fellows also have no shortage of professional and personal growth opportunities, including:
Professional programming. Past events have included a career chat with members of the U.S. Digital Service, a behind-the-scenes tour of Mapbox, a meetup in Congress with TechCongress Fellows, and networking happy hours.
One-on-one mentorship. You’ll be paired with a technology professional with similar interests, and they’ll be a resource to help you navigate your career journey and explore the fields of social impact and civic tech.
Cohort community of social impact technologists. Meet like-minded peers from across the country and bond over movie nights, monument walks, BBQs, bike rides, and more.
Any student wishing to participate in a Winter Term internship for credit must complete all paperwork by Dec. 1. No exceptions.
After securing your internship, follow these steps:
Have your résumé approved by a CCI Peer Career Advisor. go/pcas for drop-in hours.
Identify a Middlebury faculty member to serve as your academic sponsor.
Create an Experience (application) on Handshake and upload 3 documents to your Experience — your approved résumé , your signed internship agreement, and a personal statement which includes 3 scholarly sources linked to the learning of your internship.
Inform your internship supervisor and faculty academic sponsor that once you have submitted your application for credit, they will receive emails from Handshake to complete online approval forms.
If you are interning in an international location, see the FAQ (#14) at go/WTinternships to see if you need to complete additional paperwork for the Global Operations Committee. If so, submit this paperwork as soon as possible.
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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the premier Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan 501(c) (3) leadership development organization in the country. Interns learn firsthand how the legislative system works, spending four days each week working on Capitol Hill.
Pay of $625 (before taxes) bi-weekly
Domestic round-trip transportation to Washington, D.C.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a U.S. government agency, makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fair. We aim to make consumer financial markets work for consumers, responsible providers, and the economy as a whole. We protect consumers from unfair, deceptive, or abusive practices and take action against companies that break the law. We arm people with the information, steps, and tools that they need to make smart financial decisions.
Apply HERE for the paid internship in Handshake. Deadline is November 21
Any student wishing to participate in a Winter Term internship for credit must complete all paperwork by Dec. 1.
After securing your internship, follow these steps: 1) Have your resume approved by a CCI Peer Career Advisor. 2) Identify a Middlebury faculty member to serve as your academic sponsor. 3) Create an Experience (application) on Handshake and upload 3 documents to your Experience — your approved resume, your signed internship agreement, and a personal statement which includes 3 scholarly sources linked to the learning of your internship. 4) Inform your internship supervisor and faculty academic sponsor that once you have submitted your application for credit, they will receive emails from Handshake to complete online approval forms.
All forms, information, and FAQs at go/WTinternships. Limited $1500 grants available to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis. CCI recommends that all applications for credit be submitted before the December 1 deadline.
MiddCORE is a four-week, mentor-powered innovation experience for undergraduates who desire to launch their education and passions into the world at large.
At MiddCORE, students are challenged to find solutions to real-world problems alongside mentors from the areas of business, government, and non-profits—these mentors not only guide students but become part of their lifelong network.
MiddCORE is May 30–June 27, 2020 in Monterey, California. Take a look at the MiddCORE brochure.