New York Foundation for the Arts empowers the creative community by providing critical support, resources, and opportunities. Below you will find resources and upcoming webinars.
- The NYSCA/NYFA Artists with Disabilities Grant program will distribute cash grants of $1,000 to artists with a disability who have experienced financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis to cover art related expenses. The grant will be open to visual, media, music, performing, literary, and multidisciplinary artists who live in New York State outside of the five boroughs of NYC.
- Understanding Artist Visas: Your Questions Answered
- Panel on Film Financing to Finish Independent Projects
Click here to learn more about this organization and to access their resources.
Artwork Archive provides artists, collectors, and organizations powerful tools to manage their artwork, career, or collection. Click here to download their free guide to starting an art business.
RAD-Innovations is a manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of adaptive bikes, trikes, and mobility equipment based out of Cornwall, VT (5 min away from Middlebury College campus in Addison County). We are looking for a full-time summer intern to work with us on all aspects of our business — sales, marketing, business operations, non-profit development, and more!
What’s the day-to-day like at RAD-Innovations?
- Fielding client communications via Zoho CRM, emails, and phone calls
- Facilitating trike and RaceRunner Zoom demos
- Creating offline and online marketing materials
- Communicating with international dealers
- Organizing and participating in community bike rides
- Organizing and planning production cycles and international logistics
- Working with our non-profit foundation to develop adaptive cycling communities worldwide
We are looking for someone who:
- …is an excellent communicator and fast learner
- …is a self-starter (comfortable initiating and working on projects with minimal supervision)
- …considers themselves a problem-solver (for working through the many problems that arise at a small business)
- …wants to learn about small business management
- …has an interest in cycling, adaptive sports, and/or (dis)ability advocacy
- …knows or is willing to learn basic mechanics (for understanding and communicating basic bike mechanics)
- …is willing to travel (we take cool, international business trips)
- …likes to be with animals 😊 (we are on a working farm with an office cat or two, a flock of chickens, a gaggle of geese, and two dogs freely roaming the property)
How is this different than other internships:
- …extremely vibrant, diverse, and dynamic work environment on a farm in Vermont
- …you will have support and freedom to tailor the internship to your interests – if you want to focus on SME practices, data analytics, non-profit development, or the nitty-gritty details of bicycle manufacturing and logistics, you will be able to target any area and make this experience your own
- …you will be a full collaborator – we encourage and expect all members of the team to share ideas and views, no matter their background or experience
Commitment -Full time (40 hours per week), though willing to work occasional overtime, especially during peak season, which is between May and September. We require in-person work.
- Negotiable, based on commitment and experience.
- We offer housing on the farm (5 minutes away from Middlebury College), and you have options! You can either live with us (a family of three with three cats and two dogs) or on your own in a separate cottage. If this is something of interest, please reach out to learn more.
- We love sharing meals and usually have lunch and dinner together. We also have an open kitchen, meaning that you can use whatever is in the fridge and freezers to make your own quick meals.
Ultimately, we are looking for a kind, excited, and driven intern who is hoping to find diverse work experience in an incredible community. We are relaxed and family-oriented and hope to create a work environment that goes beyond the expectations of your normal small business. Do not hesitate to reach out to speak with us and learn more about RAD-Innovations. Click here to apply in handshake!
Musicians and music industry professionals may experience stress, burn-out and/or feelings of frustration while navigating the unpredictable nature of their careers.
This career support group is for musicians and music industry professionals to talk about their thoughts, feelings and experiences working in music, to build support with their peers and to identify self-care strategies.
Topics in this group may include but are not limited to:
· Struggles endured in the music industry
· Solutions, strategies and practices that musicians have been using to navigate their careers
· Identifying next-step career goals
· Brainstorming ways to overcome barriers within the music industry
Click here to register for this event and to learn about other resources the Actors Fund offers students and graduates.
- Social Media Jr. Manager
- Professional Services Business Development Intern – Deadline date: May 13
- Media Coordinator (The Obama Foundation) – Deadline date: May 26
- Summer Marketing Intern (Vermont Cider Company) – Deadline date: May 22
- Project Management Intern
- Vermont Innovation Summer: Education Intern – Deadline date: May 31
- Marketing Specialist
Click the below button to schedule an advising appointment in person on Monday or Wednesday in the Mahaney Arts Center. Choose Quick Questions for Arts, Media and Communications from the options listed under the appointment type.
In addition, I will continue to offer appointments via zoom. Choose Arts, Media and Communications from the options listed under the appointment type.
- Treat your internship like an interview for a future job – Many organizations that offer internships also offer job opportunities, thus, it is always important to make a lasting impression. If you are an exceptional intern, it is much more likely that the company would consider creating a position on their team for you! Internship supervisors often also serve as great references when applying to future internships and employment positions. Consequently, make sure to dress your best, stay on top of deadlines, and go above and beyond to demonstrate your work ethic!
- At the same time, think of your internship as a possible future job – While interns and employees often have different responsibilities in the workplace, this summer can still be enlightening in determining your future. It will allow you to understand more about what role you naturally take on in a team setting and therefore, what kind of company or organization you would like to be a part of. It can also provide you with insight on what type of job you would like to have, for example do you prefer office work or a more hands-on work environment? Advice from mentors and our CCI advisors is always extremely helpful, however, personal experience is usually the best form of knowing which career path to choose.
- Take initiative – If you’ve finished a project you were assigned to, it may be tempting to sit back and relax but try to fight this urge. It will make you a memorable and dependable intern if you show that you are motivated to have more responsibility. Another aspect to taking initiative is sharing any ideas for improvement that you may have. Don’t be afraid to speak up! Your employer will likely see this as you wanting to get more involved in the organization, which if that is the case, it would help you in obtaining an employment offer or furthering your relationship with the employer. But if you are also feeling overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to be your own advocate and ask for extra time or assistance.
- Ask questions – Asking questions will not only make you look more connected to the company, but it is also the best way to get the most out of your internship. Don’t ask questions just to ask them though, make sure that you are asking questions that are of use. By doing so, you express your interest in the work you are doing and the company itself. Being curious will also make you learn more than you would have if you did not become further involved.
- Keep an open mind – If you are asked to complete a project or give a presentation, do not automatically turn down the offer because you do not have experience doing so. Take this as an opportunity to learn! You will get the most out of your internship if you get out of your comfort zone and attempt to develop new skills! Being accommodating is an extremely important tool in overcoming obstacles in everyday life so make sure to practice this in your internship as well!
- Set goals for yourself – Take some time to think about which skills you already have and which you would like to develop. Internships are one of the best places to learn more about yourself and about your abilities. Given the length of summer internships, stay organized by making weekly goals for yourself. When you think of these goals, do not keep them broad, make certain that they are measurable to keep you on track. For example, rather than simply wanting to increase followers for a social media managing internship, plan to increase the number of followers on the account by 50 every week. Whatever the goal is, make sure to try and quantify it!
- Network – Meet as many people as you can! The more you get to know the individuals you are working alongside with, the more they will know you and be more likely to make professional connections on your behalf. Oftentimes a reputable spokesperson is a major determining factor in whether a future organization will choose to offer a position to you versus another candidate. It is possible that one of the many people you meet will be your future employer or your key into graduate school someday, so always put your best foot forward!
- Try to keep a balanced summer – While having an internship over the summer often does not leave you with a lot of time to do much of anything else, always remember to take breaks and enjoy your summer! Take in the beautiful weather, spend time with friends and family, make sure to de-stress! It will be hard to not worry about all that you have to do but remember that you have been extremely productive and reward your hard work from time to time!
- Be proud about all that you accomplished! A summer internship is oftentimes much longer than internships offered in the winter, meaning that you are going to dedicate a great deal of time on projects and learning many different skills. As students we tend to downplay our achievements and all that we were responsible for during internships. It may feel pretentious to do so, but make sure to communicate all that you did on your future resumes and cover letters! You spent an entire summer developing your ability to accomplish certain tasks and you should be proud to show this off!
- Maintain contact – The most important tip to networking properly is to make certain that you continue contact after the initial introduction is made. A company may not necessarily remember an individual intern simply because they interned for a summer, therefore, it is important to stay in touch. The best letters of recommendation are those in which the individual writing them truly knows the applicant. In order to do this, make sure to reach out at least once or twice a year to maintain these ties and keep your network updated.
The author of this article, Cindy Cardona ’22, is a Biology major and Sociology minor who will be attending veterinary school after graduation. Cindy is a Peer Career Advisor at the Center for Careers and Internships.
The CCI is committed to supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students in professional and career development including planning their careers, networking with alumni, and job and internship resources. Please note, that while these resources are being highlighted as part of AAPI Month, the CCI is here for students all year. We invite you to call, email, or stop in any time.
Use the scheduling tool in Handshake to set up a 30-minute appointment with one of our career advisors.
Job and Internship Resources
- Asian American Economic Development Enterprises
- Asian American Pacific Islander Capitol Association (APICA)
- Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Jobs Board (AAPIP)
- Asian Career Network – Connecting diverse talent with great opportunities
- Asian Jobs
- Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
- Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs (APAPA)
- Asian Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote)
- College To Congress
- Council of Korean Americans (CKA)
- Diversity Inc.
- Federal Asian Pacific American Council, Jobs
- International Leadership Foundation (ILF)
- National Japanese American Memorial Foundation (NJAMF)
- Seeding Change
- Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)
- US-Asia Institute
- Washington Leadership Program (WLP)
Fellowships, Internships, and Scholar Programs
The following programs are funded opportunities that help you gain career experience. The opportunities can also allow you to access important professional networks that will help you with your job search when the fellowship or program is over.
Below are just some opportunities available for AAPI students:
- American Association for the Advancement of Science, Minority Science Writers Internships – This summer program is designed for undergraduate students who are deeply committed to diversity and interested in pursuing journalism as a career.
- APAICS Congressional Fellowship – The APAICS Congressional Fellowship is designed for young AAPI professionals looking to increase their experience in public policy and service.
- Asian Health Services: REACH Internship Program – REACH is a nine-week paid summer internship program offered by AHS for those interested in a career in public health or health-related fields.
- Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) (Washington, DC) – CAPAL’s Public Service Internship Program places undergraduate and graduate students within the public sector in the Washington, DC area and throughout the United States.
- Emma Bowen Foundation, Minority Interests in Media Internships – The EBF Fellowship promotes a more diverse industry by placing students of color in multi-year paid internships at leading media and tech companies.
- Google BOLD Internship Program – BOLD interns join teams across Sales, Marketing, People Operations, and many others to identify challenges, collaborate on building solutions, and drive meaningful change for clients and users — all while developing skills and building careers.
- Inroads– Since their founding, INROADS has been a leader in advancing diverse youth in corporate America.
- Japanese American Citizens League – The fellowships provide the opportunity to work on advocacy at a national level through the National JACL office based in Washington, D.C.
- OCA – Asian Pacific Advocates (Washington, DC) – Since 1989, the OCA Internship Program has cultivated future leadership for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community by providing students with opportunities to work in the public sector and learn about critical issues.
- Seizing Every Opportunity (SEO) – SEO Career recruits and trains high achieving Black, Latinx, and Native American college students for challenging summer internships that lead to coveted full-time jobs.
- U.S. Department of Education, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions Program – This program provides grants and related assistance to Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving institutions to enable such institutions to improve and expand their capacity to serve Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders and low-income individuals.
May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island). *from https://asianpacificheritage.gov/about/
It is the time of year when students receive job and/or internship offers. You’ve put in a lot of time and effort, and it’s good to celebrate this accomplishment. It’s an exciting time! This note is to review how to accept an offer ethically.
Review the offer details in full, make a final decision, and communicate to the employer whether you accept or decline the offer.
If you accept, remember that you agreed to Middlebury’s CCI Student Code of Conduct which states, “After I accept an internship or job offer, I agree to immediately withdraw all pending applications and cancel all scheduled interviews (on- and off-campus). I will notify my career center that I have accepted an offer.”
This means that it is unethical to continue applying and interviewing for opportunities to see if something better comes along.
It is a small world, and you do not want to burn any bridges. Reneging on an accepted offer reflects poorly on you, can hurt future relations between Middlebury and the employer, and affects other students.
Please keep this in mind as you evaluate your options, and here at CCI we are always happy to help you evaluate and respond ethically to offers.
Women In Data Science Gathering
Friday May 6, 2022
1:00 – 4:00 PM EST
Join us to learn how data science is used in various fields, and to hear advice from recent Midd alums working in data science careers.
WiDS Middlebury is an independent event that is organized by WiDS Middlebury Ambassadors as part of the annual WiDS Worldwide conference organized by Stanford University and an estimated 200+ locations worldwide, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science. All genders are invited to attend all WiDS Worldwide conference events.
Schedule (all times approximate)
Keynote speaker (1:05-1:40)
Dr. Elena Tej Grewal, Founder of Data 2 the People
Lightning talks from Middlebury College professors (1:40-2:45)
Carrie Anderson, Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture
Tanya Byker, Associate Professor of Economics
Kathryn Crawford, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Alumni panel discussion (3:00-3:50)
Beatrice Lee ‘20.5, Research Assistant at Survey Center on American Life
Trisha Singh ’18, Research Data Scientist at Meta
Grace Weissman ‘21.5, Special Projects Analyst at Planned Parenthood