Addison County Privilege & Poverty Internships

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.

The summer internship deadline to apply is usually mid-January

Applications open on Handshake in mid-October. 

Look for out info sessions in the early fall, and check out this newsroom article featuring some of our interns!

Community Partners and Internship Site Hosts

Addison Central Teens
ACT provides a Teen Center and after-school alternatives that are welcoming, safe and fun for all teenagers in the community. Plan and deliver events, activities and supports for area teens.

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, in collaboration with Addison County Community Trust
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