Each summer, Middlebury College students can participate in a full-time, paid, 10-week internship to aid local organizations in addressing issues of poverty in Addison County.
Students will work 35 paid hours a week at a local, social service organization in the community (see below for current and past host sites). Students have the opportunity to live on campus and use the dining hall services. Learn more about summer housing.
Center for Community Engagement staff works with interns throughout the summer, meeting weekly to discuss internship experiences and issues intersecting with poverty. Along with their internship, interns will commit to these weekly discussions, a final written reflection and a presentation in the fall following their internship summer. Read about our 2016 summer interns’ fall presentations at the 2016 Clifford Symposium here!
Check out this article on last summer’s interns in the Addison Independent!
The 2017 summer internship deadline has passed. Find out more about the local internship application process here.
Watch our virtual information session to learn more about the internship program!
Summer of 2017 Community Partners
Charter House Coalition
Coordinate the Farm-to-Table and Community Meals programs, integrating community garden fresh produce into to meal programs, food shelves, and low-income neighborhoods (free room, most meals)
HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects)
Serve in a variety of capacities, fully immersing oneself in the day-to-day operations of connecting individuals and families to services, including staffing the front desk and working with the food shelf programs
John Graham Housing & Services
Help to provide shelter and hope to Addison County’s homeless population and working on home efficiency projects
Mary Johnson Children’s Center Rural Fun Delivery Program
Work with low-income youth in trailer parks on meal programs, summer learning, drug/alcohol prevention, & arts/life skills activities, and research Addison County poverty via interviews
Open Door Clinic
Support healthcare, public health, and access and provision of services to special populations, including Vermont migrant farm workers via Spanish translation services
Provide crisis intervention, info, and support to abused women, men, and children via 24-hour hotline, especially low-income persons in need of emergency/transitional housing
Participating Organizations (To Date)
- Addison County Community Trust
- Addison County Farm Worker Coalition
- Addison County Housing Coalition
- Addison County Poverty Task Force
- Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes
- Charter House Coalition
- HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects)
- John Graham Housing & Services
- Open Door Clinic
- United Way of Addison County