Bucket Lists are popular because they allow us to dream big and plan for things we want to do in our life before we eventually “kick the bucket.” So why not create a “Bucket List” for college? It’s a fun way to think through choices for your time at Middlebury and beyond. Let’s keep your dreams top of mind as you experience all that Middlebury has to offer. This program is designed for First Years and Sophomores, but all students are welcome.
Sponsored by the Center for Careers and Internships.
|Do you have a Winter Term internship lined up or want to consider doing a J-term internship? Here’s the information you’ll need if you want to take part in an internship AND earn credit for the internship. |
Find all the Information, FAQs, Timeline and Checklist here or follow the steps below.
STEP 1: Have your resume approved by a CCI Peer Career Advisor (PCA). No appointment necessary. See go/PCAs for times and locations.
STEP 2: Secure your internship. Check out the Winter Term internships currently posted in Handshake, visit go/findinternships for tips, or make an appointment with a CCI advisor or visit a PCA for help.
STEP 3: Find a Middlebury faculty member to serve as your academic sponsor. See FAQ at go/WTinternships for more info on academic sponsors.
STEP 4: Write your personal statement for your application for credit including 3 scholarly sources (see samples).
STEP 5: Download the Internship Agreement Form, read it, and initial all sections.
STEP 6: Create an Experience in Handshake – this is your application for credit. go/Handshake>Career Center>Experiences>Create an Experience. Select Winter Term Application for Credit/Funding and Winter Term 2022 and answer all questions marked with an asterisk. Immediately after submitting, attach your personal statement, your CCI-approved resume, and a signed Internship Agreement. Several funding grants are available for students on financial aid on a first-come, first-served basis.
Internship credit is approved on a rolling basis up until Dec. 1. Apply now!
Please note: Sophomores through Super Seniors who have been enrolled for Fall ’21 (exceptions apply) or those on an approved study away program (Middlebury or non-Middlebury) are eligible to earn credit during Winter Term 2022.
The Global Health program minor will be hosting an info session on Wednesday, October 20 from 6-7 PM at the Innovation Hub (132 Blinn Lane). This session will be for students interested in the Global Health minor. We will discuss course selection, internships, and ways to fulfill requirements through study abroad. Come check it out!
If you can’t make the session, feel free to reach out to Pam Berenbaum, Director, Global Health Program.
Wednesday, October 13
What do an allopathic physician, an acupuncturist who founded a tai chi school, a mind-body medicine therapist, the founder of a therapeutic wilderness program, and the founder of a regenerative farm and healing center have in common? Each knows that the dominant way of living, disconnected to the planet and our true selves, has long term mental, physical, and social side effects. Join us as we listen to how these healers help their clients and students heal through an aligned goal of prevention and intentional living in right relationship with two of our most important relationships: our relationship to ourselves and to all other living beings.
Practitioners (click for bios)
Mod Barefoot, True North Wilderness
Marian Bouchard, Fiddlehead MD
Gillian Comstock, MettaEarth
Thomas Jackson, Center for Mind-Body Medicine
Christopher Kiely, Falling Waters
Moderator: Nadine Canter Barnicle, New Perennials
Perennial Harvest Days 2021 is a series of events throughout October that share, explore, and deepen the work of the New Perennials Project in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. Upcoming events include panels and workshops on perennial perspectives in Food Systems, Education, Health and Wellness, as well as Faith and Sacred Practice Traditions. The panels will be hosted by Middlebury College and All Souls Interfaith Gathering. Perennial Harvest Days also includes site visits and activities at Bread & Butter Farm and The Willowell Foundation. All events are free and open to the public. (Current CDC and Vermont Covid restrictions apply.)
More info/complete Perennial Harvest Days schedule:https://www.newperennials.org/harvestdays
Tuesday, October 12
1:30 – 3:00p
Register here to attend via Zoom
This is the first of two events focused on establishing an environmental justice policy for Vermont.
Join us for a virtual panel discussion to raise awareness of and support for Vermont’s S.148: An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont. The bill seeks to establish an environmental justice policy for the State of Vermont and would require state agencies to incorporate environmental justice into their work. The bill will be discussed in this spring’s upcoming legislative session.
Senator Kesha Ram Hinsdale, Vermont State Senator and lead sponsor of S. 148
Judy Dow, Abenaki Educator and Executive Director of Gedakina
Sebbi Wu, Climate and Equity Advocate with the Vermont Public Interest Research Group
Iris Hsiang, youth delegate to the Vermont Climate Council and member of the Just Transitions Subcommittee
Moderated by Carolyn Finney, Environmental Affairs Artist in Residence, Middlebury
Sponsored by Program in Environmental Studies, Climate Action Capacity Project, Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Anderson Freeman Resource Center.
AASHE 2021 Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education
The Future Is…
October 12 – 14
Middlebury is excited to be a Host Institution for this three-day virtual conference offered by AASHE (Assoc for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Ed).
FREE REGISTRATION is available for interested Middlebury students/faculty/staff and includes access to all sessions and events during the live conference
plus eighty days of post-conference on-demand access (through December 31).
REGISTER NOW! Link and instructions at go/AASHE2021
Many interesting sessions and keynotes – check out the full schedule:https://www.aashe.org/conference/program/schedule/
The failure of many entities to respond effectively to a deadly pandemic, coming at a time when society is already reeling from intensifying climate-related disasters, ongoing systemic racism and rising authoritarianism, has resulted in profound apprehension about the future. With a theme of “The future is …”, this year’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education reflects the uncertainty about the future that many feel and invites participants to recommit themselves to the urgent work of building a future that is sustainable, equitable, and resilient. We seek to highlight inspiring examples of higher education leadership that empower participants to envision and create such a future. Ultimately, the future is ours to make. Are you committed to leveraging the power of higher education to forge a brighter future?
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 10:00a ET
Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College, will share a vision for a new model of higher education with poverty reduction as a core purpose.
Tuesday, Oct. 12, 4:00p ET
Dina Gilio-Whitaker, Lecturer, American Indian Studies, California State University at San Marcos, will draw from her forthcoming book Illegitimate Nation: Privilege, Race, and Accountability in the U.S. Settler State to argue that a sustainable future must simultaneously incorporate Indigenous knowledge and a decolonial ethic of political accountability to Indigenous nations for its ongoing genocidal settler structure.
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 10:00a ET
Zamzam Ibrahim, Vice President, The European Students’ Union (ESU), Daphne Frias, youth organizer, and Chloe Maxmin, Maine State Senator, will share inspiring examples of how young people are leading the way to a sustainable future on campus and beyond.
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 4:00p ET
Dr. Ian Haney López, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at University of California, Berkeley, will discuss how the climate movement cannot succeed unless race, class and gender solidarity are at the heart of everything we do.
Thursday, Oct. 14, 10:00a ET
Heather McGhee, author, will discuss her new book, The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together, with particular emphasis on the way in which racism hurts higher education and limits the prospects for climate action.
Thursday, Oct. 14, 4:15p ET
Inspired by a recent essay series entitled The Pedagogy of Transition: Educating for the Future We Want, Dr. Tracey Osborne, Director, UC Center for Climate Justice Associate Professor and UC Presidential Endowed Chair, Management of Complex Systems, UC Merced, Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan, Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics, Northeastern University, and Dr. Stephen Sterling, Emeritus Professor of Sustainability Education, Plymouth University, will reflect on the shifts in educational policy and practice necessary to create a sustainable future.
Register for our 2021 It Takes a Region Conference!
Registration is open!
NESAWG’s annual It Takes a Region Conference brings together farm and food systems practitioners across the 12-state Northeast region to learn, debate, collaborate, and innovate solutions to critical food systems issues. Each year, we look at the trajectory of the food and farm movement and the role our network can play in shaping its future. We offer in-depth working sessions that tackle important questions about our regional food system and how to strengthen it, drawing from the collective expertise and wisdom of conference attendees.Register today!We extended the scholarship deadline!The new deadline to apply is October 15th at midnight.
We prioritize youth, farmers, farmworkers, BIPOC, those from front-line and marginalized communities, those living with disabilities, elders, and low-income individuals in selecting recipients. Scholarship awards will cover your entire registration fee for the conference. Learn more and fill out our simple, short application here.Apply now!
|We extended the scholarship deadline!The new deadline to apply is October 15th at midnight. |
We prioritize youth, farmers, farmworkers, BIPOC, those from front-line and marginalized communities, those living with disabilities, elders, and low-income individuals in selecting recipients. Scholarship awards will cover your entire registration fee for the conference. Learn more and fill out our simple, short application here.
We are currently seeking 18-25 year-olds interested in horticulture, agroforestry, carbon capture research, and community building for our spring (2/28-5/27) and spring-summer (2/28-8/19) seasons at Zumwalt Acres!
We will be hosting a virtual info session on Tuesday, October 19th from 7-8pm EST.
Are you thinking you want to try a new experience to build out your previous experiences or try something new? Winter term internships for credit are a great way to gain new skills in a sector that you’ve been curious about or want try out. Check out the growing list of WT internships on Handshake.
A quick tip: use the Handshake filter called “Labeled By Your School” –> “CCI Winter Term”. This will result in any opportunities that CCI is helping to curate with employers. Its growing every day.
Winter Term Internships (for credit) – Check out these new additions!
|Winter Term 2021 Local Food and Farm Guide InternAddison County Relocalization Network (ACORN)Middlebury, Vermont, United States|
|Winter Term 2022 Undergraduate Nonproliferation Intern for Middlebury College StudentsMiddlebury Institute of International StudiesMonterey, California, United States|
- Winter Term 2022 Bilingual Patient Services Intern–Open Door Clinic, Middlebury, VT
- Winter Term Sports Mentoring Programs Coordinator–Stride Foundation, Middlebury, VT
- Winter Term 2022 Media & Marketing Internship (Remote)– Cardiomelon LLC, Saint Paul, MN
- Editorial Intern: Winter 2022–New England Review, Middlebury, VT
- Winter Term 2022 Ilsley Public Library Intern–Ilsley Public Library, Middlebury, VT
- Winter Term 2022 Intern in Chambers of Federal District Court Judge–U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
- Impact Monterey County January 2022 Intern–Middlebury Social Impact Corps, Monterey, CA
Your To Do for Week Eight:
This week of Handshake’s #NoFailFall, follow a few employers that catch your eye.
Did you know that following companies on Handshake has a benefit? You’ll receive notifications whenever employers you follow post jobs or attend events for students at your school. Plus, you’re showing us what sorts of organizations you’re interested in so that we can recommend more relevant jobs for you.
In short, you’re making your Handshake experience better now AND in the future!