The Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster offers summer internship opportunities locally in Addison County and nationally.
You can make a difference, while working in law, immigration, health, food and nutrition, housing and more!
Read more below or click HERE to apply on Handshake.
Local summer internships are available at the following organizations:
- WomenSafe – Interns provide support and direct services to individuals impacted by family violence
- John Graham Housing and Services – Interns support individuals and families working toward stable housing
- HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects) – Interns support the food shelf and assist clients with accessing the network of human services in the county
- Open Door Clinic – Interns provide medical translation for Spanish-speaking clients and their health-care providers
- Charter House Coalition – Interns work with emergency housing shelter staff to provide safe housing and food to community members who are unhoused
- Addison Central Teens – Interns help to plan and deliver summer programming for the teen center camps and daily programs
- Addison County Restorative Justice Services – This placement will work with ACRJS and community organizations to coordinate community responses beyond law enforcement.
- Addison County Public Defender/ ACRJS – This position will split time between the Public Defender’s office and ACRJS, working with clients who are encountering the criminal justice system. For the Public Defender, the intern will work with the client and attorney to help prepare their case for the court process. With ACRJS, the intern will work with clients through the restorative justice process.
- P&P research and analysis – working with P&P faculty and staff to support current, community-connected research and analysis on economic inequality.
National internships are coordinated through our participation in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty summer internship program, and are located in urban and rural settings throughout the United States with agencies that serve in educational, healthcare, immigration, legal, housing, social and economic capacities for the needs of individuals and their communities.
STEP FIVE: Networking skills are the competencies you need to have to maintain professional or social contacts. Networking is a great way to explore careers and can give you specifics about the opportunities you are pursuing.
The fifth step is understanding that networking involves building and maintaining relationships with individuals who can share information and offer advice. Networking for professional purposes is tapping into the knowledge, information, and connections that others have to offer you in terms of your career goals. Talking to someone who has experience can help you determine if an industry, job function, or organization truly interests you.
Did you know you share a connection to Middlebury with 4,500+ alumni career volunteers on Midd2Midd? They want to hear from you about your career aspirations and challenges. They also want to know what’s happening on campus, so you’ve got something to offer them as well.
Download the CCI Networking Guide at go.middlebury.edu/CareerNetworking and peruse Midd2Midd’s three programs: MiddConnect, MiddMentors and MiddGroups. Each offers distinct features and benefits along with tools, useful features, and ample support. MiddConnect is designed to make networking and outreach easy. Set up your Midd2Midd profile and run your search. When you find someone you want contact, simply hit “connect” and compose your message.
STEP SIX: Attend virtual and in-person alumni one-on-one meetings. Meet one-on-one with alumni to ask any questions you’d like in a no-pressure setting and discuss your business career and leadership aspirations. Receive feedback on your résumé and helpful advice for future interviews.
Networking with alumni and employers at companies you wish you work for will give you people to reach out to once you’re ready to look for a new job, or they may remember you when they or someone they know has an open position.
One-on-ones are also an opportunity to ask questions and have them review your resume for feedback and help on future interviews. They may share ideas for other skills you can develop and ways to build those skills. For example, maybe the alumni landed their last promotion partly by strengthening their project management skills, and they can tell you what course they took. Or maybe you’ll encounter someone at the Field Guide alumni career panel who you admire for their public speaking. You can ask them for tips or if they used anything in particular to become a stronger speaker.
Please join Midd Vets Give Back (MVGB) on Thursday, November 11 at 3:00 PM for a Virtual Veterans Day Gathering, Recognizing and Honoring Military Service. This will be a moderated panel discussion followed by a period for audience questions and comments. All are welcome.
Mindful of Middlebury’s mission to prepare students ‘to address the world’s most challenging problems,’ Midd Vets Give Back will host a 90-minute zoom event on Veterans Day, November 11th, starting at 3:00 pm Eastern. Entitled “A Conversation About National Service,” the discussion will be moderated by Kate Bailey French ’93, and include six panelists serving – or having served – in military and civilian capacities over the past 15 years. The conversation will recognize Middlebury veterans while encouraging students and alumni to explore careers in national service, including military and national security. Whether climate change or other domestic and/or global issues, Middlebury alumni can and do make a difference – and this event will focus on cross-generational ideas and thinking that shape steps taken to serve our nation’s interests.
Introduction: Mike Heaney ’64
Welcome: Lt. Alec Wilson ’21
Moderator: Kate Bailey French ’93
- Lt. Stephen Bissainthe ’18
- Captain Callie Bullion ’14
- Chris Harnisch ’06
- Cadet Liam Hoagland ’22
- Conor Simons ’16
- Major Conor Stewart ’09
Presented by the Center for Careers and Internships and co-sponsored by the International and Global Studies department, this Field Guide brings alumni back to campus in-person and virtually to share knowledge and experience related to their post-Middlebury careers and professional lives.
On November 11-12 Middlebury graduates who majored in ISGS will join us: Thursday evening, alumni will participate in a career panel. Friday morning, some of our alumni guests will hold one-on-one chats with students.
Field Guides help you think broadly about where your academic work may lead you in a professional context by giving you the information you need to think critically about what you’ll do with your liberal arts major or degree after Middlebury.
Join us for the panel discussion Thursday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m. to hear how our panel of alumni went from campus to career.
You can also sign up for one-on-one conversations with alums on Friday morning. Learn more about the alumni here.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Career Panel, 5:00 p.m. in Hillcrest 103
Sign up in Handshake.
Friday, November 12, 2021
One-on-One Career Chats
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
via Zoom and in person – link to schedule with alumni is in their bios below.
Sarah Bou-Rhodes ‘10
Operations at Wave Mobile Money
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Sarah in Handshake.
Sarah works with Wave Mobile Money, an American fintech company with operations in Africa. She joined the company in 2008 in Senegal, and worked in various roles including people operations, trial product management, and user growth. She is currently building their IT team across 11 countries and implements and manages company-wide tools, such as their HR Information System and Applicant Tracking System.
Prior to Wave, Sarah worked with Doctors Without Borders as an Human Resources Coordinator in South Sudan, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
She graduated from Middlebury in 2010 with a BA in International Affairs, and from the Graduate Institute of Geneva with an MA in International Relations.
James Davis ‘08
Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with James in Handshake.
James has been a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State since 2012. A native of Washington, DC, James studied international studies with a focus on political science, French, and Africa. While at Middlebury, he studied in Dakar, Senegal and and in Paris during his junior year. James obtained a Master’s from the American University in 2012. He entered the Foreign Service as a Charles B. Rangel Fellow. His assignments have included consular work in Paris and Sierra Leone, human rights reporting in Mozambique and Iraq, and a desk job in the Bureau of African Affairs in Washington. James has also served as a representative for Glifaa, the State Department’s LGBT organization, overseas.
Conor Maxwell ‘17
Editor at Large at Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Connect with Conor on Midd2Midd.
Conor has lived in Washington, DC since graduating from Middlebury College, working at think tanks and an international democracy and development nonprofit since 2017. In the past several years, Conor has worked on geopolitical research for the Center for Strategic and International Studies and implemented inclusive civil society and political party programs throughout South Asia. Conor is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Foreign Service at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he is also the Editor at Large for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.
Anna Mysliwiec ‘11
Policy Manager, Political Economy and Governance at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Schedule an IN PERSON one-on-one meeting with Anna in Handshake.
Anna is a Policy Manager at J-PAL Global, where she manages the Political Economy and Governance sector. In this role, she cultivates new research partnerships and conducts outreach to ensure that international development policy reflects rigorous evidence.
Prior to joining J-PAL, she worked with Innovations for Poverty Action in Liberia, where she managed a research study on the long-term impact of cognitive behavioral therapy on crime and violence. After graduating from Middlebury, she worked at the National Democratic Institute, supporting democracy and governance programs in Tunisia, Syria, and Mauritania. She has also interned with Precision Agriculture for Development, helping start up the organization’s work in Bangladesh.
She graduated from Middlebury in 2011 with a BA in Middle East Studies and holds an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Hannah Stonebraker ‘13
Manager, Strategy, Research & Evaluation at The Impact Architects
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Hannah in Handshake.
Hannah works at the Impact Architects, a small strategic research firm specializing in impact measurement for journalism organizations and funders of journalism organizations. She received her MBA from the Yale School of Management in 2019, where she focused on digital news media. She previously worked at the International Women’s Media Foundation in Washington, DC, where she provided programs and grants for women journalists covering underreported narratives worldwide. Hannah is passionate about equity, inclusion, and diversity in journalism. Originally from Chicago, IL, Hannah holds a Bachelors in International and Global Studies, with a focus in Political Science, African Studies, and French from Middlebury College.
Hannah has lived in the United States, Ghana, Madagascar, and Israel, and is currently based in San Francisco.
Join MiddLaw on Monday, November 8 at 7 pm for a virtual panel to hear from 6 alumni about their law school journey and adventures! Register here to get the Zoom link.
This position is full-time, starting Summer 2022. Some applicants available to start earlier will also be considered. Fellowships last for one year, with an option to renew for a second year by mutual agreement of the professor and the fellow.
This role will assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School. Designed for graduating seniors or recent college or master’s program graduates, the fellowship provides a unique opportunity for those considering graduate school, law school, and/or business school in the future.
Prior Research Fellows have matriculated to Ph.D. programs at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT, Princeton, Columbia, and NYU and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Columbia. They have been drawn from a variety of undergraduate disciplines, including economics, political science, applied math, public policy, statistics, and computer science. Successful applicants will be matched with a specific professor based on background and interests.
As full-time Stanford University employees, fellows will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, access to campus athletic and academic facilities (to the extent that any ongoing pandemic restrictions allow), paid vacation time, professional development funds, and the capacity to audit Stanford courses and attend on-campus lectures and seminars free of charge.
Interested? Check out the posting on Handshake HERE, and apply by November 19.
STEP THREE: Consider taking on a short-term resume building assignment.
The third tip for National Career Development Month is to consider taking on a short-term resume building assignment.
These assignments help you to stretch developmentally by placing you with a new challenge in order to learn and grow. You can find these sorts of assignments in Midd Gigs.
Midd Gigs projects enable Middlebury students and recent graduates to develop and demonstrate their skillsets, explore career paths, and build their networks. They also give alumni and parents access to the talented network of Middlebury undergrads and newly minted graduates.
STEP FOUR: Try online courses to build upon your current skills and learn new ones.
The fourth step is to try online courses to build upon your current skills and learn new ones. You can find online classes on websites such as Coursera, Udemy, Alison, or LinkedIn. Did you know that Middlebury offers free LinkedIn Learning accounts to students?
Are you interested in forging a career in public service and public policy? There is no better way to begin than gaining first-hand experience in legislating in the halls of Congress.
CHCI Congressional Interns gain close exposure to the intricacies of the U.S. legislative process, spending four days each week working on Capitol Hill. Interns are typically placed with a member of Congress who serves a district in their home state. CHCI interns are trained and entrusted with a wide range of substantive responsibilities, such as:
- Responding to constituent inquiries
- Writing policy briefs to brief Members
- Conducting legislative research on a wide range of critical policy issues, including education, health, foreign affairs, defense, science & technology, and many more
- Attending congressional hearings and policy briefings, including representing Members and staff colleagues
The program balances these real-world experiences with deeper educational dives into the fundamentals of effective leadership and service. On programming days, interns will take part in a robust curriculum centered on CHCI’s four Pillars of Leadership—Civic Engagement, Social Responsibility, Self-Empowerment, and Promoting Community and Hispanic Culture.
During these weekly sessions, interns take part in discussions surrounding issues that affect the Latino community and build strong connections and relationships that can help throughout their career.
CHCI’s curriculum is centered around a graduate-level non-credit public policy course taught by The George Washington University Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute and Trachtenberg School of Public Policy.
Deadline to apply is December 1. Learn more on Handshake HERE.
Today we share the 14th episode in our MiddVantage Exploring Careers in the Green Economy series. Check out the latest video with Alexandra Fisher ’10, Energy Policy Analyst with the U.S. Department of Energy & Environment.
Our thanks to Sachi Howson ’21 for being the interviewer for this episode.
Head to go/MIDDVantage to view the entire series.
Have you been thinking about what to do this summer? It is not too early to start planning your summer internship! Learn strategies for finding or creating the best summer internship for you.
At this session, we will:
• Give you examples of past internships Midd students have done.
• Highlight top resources to use in the search process.
• Discuss strategies for creating your own experience.
• Provide an overview of CCI’s GRANT FUNDING available for unpaid internships.
• Help you with the process of narrowing down fields in which to pursue your internship.
We look forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions!
Sponsored by the Center for Careers and Internships.
RSVP on Handshake now!