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Meet Alumni in DC this Spring Break: Apply now for the Government and Policy Student Trek

Washington DC Government and Policy Student Trek: March 23-24

Looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend part of your spring break? CCI and Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a “Government & Policy Student Trek” to Washington, DC on Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24.

The objective is to introduce you to alumni working in all areas of government and policy and expose you to real-world professional experiences that will enable you to apply your liberal arts learning while informing your career exploration and other post-graduate planning.

Who should apply?

If you are interested in learning about or working in government or policy, this trek is for you! This trip is open to all majors, all students, but preference will be given to non-seniors as the emphasis is on exploration.

 Who will we meet?

In the past we have engaged alumni who work in exciting roles on Capitol Hill, the State and Treasury departments, think thanks like Brookings or the Aspen Institute, and non-profits like the National Democratic Institute.

Click HERE to apply in Handshake, deadline is Wednesday Feb 19!

Internship Highlight: Nicky Johnson ’22, Legal Intern at United States Attorneys’ Office

Major: English and American Literature
Minor: Math and History

Legal Intern with the United States Attorneys’ Office in Boston, MA

“This past summer I had the opportunity to live in Boston and work at the United States Attorneys’ Office as a legal intern. During my time there, I was able to assist on many hot button cases in the Major Crimes and Civil Rights Units, conducting investigative research for the attorneys I worked under. I was able to hone my researching skills through the analysis of confidential evidence and government databases and by the end of the summer, was selected to do field research for the Civil Rights Unit. In addition to the valuable professional experience gained, I was also able to enjoy summer in the Seaport of Boston and explore all of the cool places and fun events that the city had to offer. “

How did you find your internship? I did some digging online and found the right person to email and the rest is history!

How did CCI help you find this opportunity? CCI was integral in my acceptance of this opportunity. As a native of New Jersey, I knew that I was going to need to have a pretty thought out budget that would allow me to have housing, transportation, and necessities in a completely different state many miles away. Through the funding process, the CCI requires you to write up a budget and think about all of the possible expenditures you would make in a summer. With a budget already complete, my summer felt a lot more structured and possible. Additionally, my internship was unpaid, so upon receiving the First Year Explore Grant from the CCI, I also felt that I would be able to enjoy my time in Boston instead of being stressed about my budget the whole summer.

What advice do you have for Middlebury students looking for an internship? I would say reach out to anyone and everyone. If you are interested in working in a particular place, all it takes is one email to create an opportunity that you might not have otherwise thought possible.

What was the most rewarding aspect of your work? The people I met this summer were what truly made my experience. I loved working with other college students from different institutions and getting to know who they are and how their college experience is similar or different to mine. I also happened to make one friend who I became really close with and spent a majority of my time off of work with (I will be visiting her at UMich and will be seeing her in Boston over winter break!). I also really appreciated the bonds that my mentors and I created. They really took the time to get to know me and even bring in my favorite food on several occasions. I am still in contact with them and hope to continue and expand my network through them as I continue down that particular career path.

What do you wish you knew before interning that you would like to share with Middlebury students? Don’t be nervous! Well… it’s hard to not be nervous at all, but try to remind yourself that you deserve to be there just like everyone else who is interning there. You made it through the interview process and they chose you, so be proud and arrive with confidence rather than timidity.

Interested in getting help with summer internships? Come meet with one of the Peer Career Advisors (go/pcas) to learn more about how to search for internships, and how to apply for funding.

Are YOU interested in being in the Internship Highlights? Tell us about your internship experience here.

Meet Alumni in DC this Spring Break: Apply now

Washington DC Government and Policy Student Trek: March 25-26

We extended the deadline so you can still apply! Gain a better understanding of politics and government. Explore alumni career paths at a variety of organizations in D.C.  Program will include site visits and multiple opportunities for networking.

Who should apply?

If you are interested in learning about or working in government or policy, this trek is for you! All majors and class levels are welcome.

 Who will we meet?

In the past we have engaged alumni who work in exciting roles on Capitol Hill, the State and Treasury departments, think thanks like Brookings or the Aspen Institute, and non-profits like the National Democratic Institute and 350.org.

Click HERE to apply in Handshake, deadline is Sunday Feb 24!

Featured Opportunities in Handshake

These jobs (and more) are about to expire in Handshake. Check them out before they’re gone!

Fall Fellow, Federal Government Relations, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) – DUE 7/23

PCI is hiring an undergraduate or graduate fellow for Fall 2018. The Fall fellow will provide support for the Federal Government Relations team, track and review relevant legislation, and shadow lobbyists.

Healthcare Paralegal, Healthcare Legal Solutions, LLC – DUE 7/27

Healthcare Legal Solutions, LLC, is a healthcare collections firm that provides denial management, consulting, and corporate collections services to hospitals and health systems.

Associate, Strategic Planning and Implementation, United Nations Foundation – DUE 7/28

The Associate is an integral member of the Strategic Planning and Implementation team and will support organizational strategy development, resource allocation, strategy execution, and operational effectiveness for the UN Foundation.

Project Assistant (Entry Level Paralegal) – International Trade Practice Group, Wiley Rein LLP – DUE 7/31

The Project Assistant position in the International Trade Group is an entry-level paralegal position in the firm’s Legal Support program working directly on client matters.

Conflicts Analyst, Jenner & Block LLP – DUE 8/01

The Conflicts Analyst is responsible for reviewing new client and matter search requests and gathering the information for verification of entity and party information, and will perform corporate affiliate research using a variety of reference materials.

Featured Opportunities in Handshake

These jobs (and more) are about to expire in Handshake. Check them out before they’re gone!

Financial Advisor / Wealth Management, MATAURO, LLC. – DUE 7/23

MATAURO is looking for team-oriented, personable, and driven individuals to serve as financial representatives.

Fall Fellow, Federal Government Relations, Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) – DUE 7/23

PCI is hiring an undergraduate or graduate fellow for Fall 2018. The Fall fellow will provide support for the Federal Government Relations team, track and review relevant legislation, and shadow lobbyists.

Fall 2018 Domestic Program Internship, Center for Economic and Policy Research – DUE 7/27

The intern will assist with a variety of research, outreach, and communications activities related to the US economy and domestic policy. This may include outreach to press, advocacy organizations, and Congress, along with some research for upcoming reports and economic opinion pieces.

Royalty Analyst, Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, LLC – DUE 7/30
Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, a leading entertainment business and financial management firm, seeks an entry-level royalty analyst for its New York City office. Engagements include: examinations of record companies, music publishers, merchandising companies and other licensees of intellectual property.

Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Internship Program

Recent grads and/or super senior Febs looking for a Fall or Spring internship? Use your STEM skills to help shape policy in the nation’s capital! Apply for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy internship program:

Serving as an OSTP Intern provides a unique opportunity to work closely with senior White House officials and science and technology (S&T) policy analysts in OSTP’s policy division (Policy internship) or on OSTP’s legal team (Legal internship).

Applicants are encouraged to apply for one of three terms (Fall, Spring, or Summer), each term lasting no more than 90 days.

Policy Internships
OSTP supports and coordinates the Administration’s Science and Technology priorities. Ideal Policy intern candidates have a passion for science and technology, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work well on short deadlines while handling several projects, and a willingness to support outreach events and communications. A degree in engineering or science is preferred.

Legal Internships
Law students who would like to apply for this program have a unique opportunity to gather insights into the practice of law at the highest levels of the United States Government. Prior OSTP Interns have worked on a wide range of challenging substantive matters, including employment, appropriations, fiscal law, government contracts, ethics, information disclosure, international agreements, litigation, and pending legislation. OSTP’s “small firm” environment provides law students with the opportunity to work closely with senior attorneys, gain practical legal experience, and network with other emerging members of the legal profession. Interns work under the supervision of OSTP’s General Counsel and other supervising attorneys. Students in law school and LLM programs are encouraged to apply for legal internships using the “Legal” application. Legal interns gain diverse experience working on federal legal issues with government attorneys who support policy advisors.

Learn more on their website here.