Design Your Midd: Pros & Cons for Making Decisions
As a student, you are often presented with multiple options and face tough decisions that may have lasting impact on your life. Come to this workshop if you have an important decision to make in the near future. You might be thinking about choosing classes or a major, where to study aboard, what to do this summer, or which internship offer to take. Come learn how to use logic, data and feelings to make good choices. This program is designed for First Years and Sophomore Febs, but all students are welcome. This program is co-sponsored by Blueprint and the Center for Careers and Internships.
Mark your calendars for the Information Session on Tuesday, April 27 @ 5:00PM:
Join Beryl Levinger and Evan Bloom from Root Change as they discuss the upcoming August DPMI session. Also, hear from some of the MIIS students who participated in the January session.
In 2021, DPMI moved from its founding institution, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, to Root Change, an innovative, ground-breaking NGO that tests alternative approaches to social justice and advocates for far-reaching change within the development assistance sector. Founding faculty members—Beryl Levinger, Evan Bloom, and Claudia Liebler–– continue to lead the program. Together, they have created an offering that responds to this timely question: “What do social justice activists need to know to successfully promote high-impact, sustainable initiatives that address local priorities?”
DPMI’s move from a graduate school to an international NGO offers participants many benefits including new opportunities to engage with practitioners. Root Change is deeply committed to nurturing the DPMI alumni network. Plans are underway to create ongoing connections between alumni and cutting-edge thinkers who are crafting innovative responses to the systemic causes of poverty, injustice, and vulnerability.
The next DPMI session will be conducted virtually from August 2-20, 2021. Days 1-3 and 11-12 are asynchronous. Days 4-10 and 13-15 synchronous and run from 9 AM to 4 PM PDT. Synchronous days are a mix of team-based problem-solving, client interaction, peer-to-peer feedback, and coaching from DPMI faculty. Program tuition is $1,250, but participants who register before July 1, 2021, are eligible for an early bird special rate of $1000. For further information, contact email@example.com. To register, visit bit.ly/DPMI-enroll
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:15pm – 4:30pm EDT
Here are some of the Handshake opportunities that have landed in my inbox. Check them out:
Environmental/Sustainability/Renewable Energy/Sustainable Food Systems:
|Summer Associate VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America)South Cumberland Plateau VISTASewanee, Tennessee, United States|
|Summer Associate – Offshore DevelopmentEDP Renewables North AmericaNew York City, New York, United States|
|Environmental Commodities Brokerage – Summer AnalystKarboneNew York City, New York, United States of America|
|Summer Associate- DG Solar Project FinanceEDP Renewables North AmericaNew York City, New York, United States|
|Operations Engineering InternCypress Creek RenewablesAsheville, North Carolina, United States and 2 more|
International Development & Trade:
|Policy Associate – J-PAL North America Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States|
|Teacher (Bilingual English/Spanish) $5,000 Relocation Assistance $1,500 sign-on bonusBethany Christian ServicesHavertown, Pennsylvania, United States|
Public & Global Health:
|Malaria Task Order Finance Associate, GHSC-PSMChemonics InternationalArlington County, Virginia, United States|
|The Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Fellowship for Global HealthThinkWell GlobalManila, Philippines and 3 more|
|Policy Analyst and/or Research AssistantDuke-Margolis Center for Health PolicyWashington, District of Columbia, United States|
Nonprofits/Advocacy/Social Justice & Policy/Child Welfare:
|App Design & Development Internship Opportunities (Remote) – Spring/Summer/Fall 2021Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,Los Angeles, California, United States of America and 3 more|
|Immigration Policy Research AssociateAlliance for Citizen EngagementCambridge, Massachusetts, United States|
These 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.
Past Midd Gigs have encompassed a diverse range of industries and projects, ranging from podcasting and script editing in the creative industries to rigorous research and statistical analysis in STEM and business fields.
Midd Gigs are perfect for projects or short-term initiatives that don’t fit within the parameters of a traditional internship or work assignment. Our platform enables any Middlebury alum or parent to easily create a position announcement, manage the hiring process, and structure the project workflow. We encourage prospective project sponsors to think creatively about their needs and “hire Midd!”
Visit Midd Gigs on Midd2Midd to apply for projects!
Click here for frequently asked questions regarding Midd Gigs.
You’ve landed the internship or have plans to secure one soon. How do you prepare for your internship and get the most from your summer experience? Hear from a panel of students giving their best tips and advice on making the most of your internship. The conversation will include working with supervisors, taking initiative, what to do when you make a mistake or don’t know how to do an assigned task, organizing your work, negotiating conflict in the workplace, advocating for yourself, preparing for and ending your internship strong, and more! There will be time for your questions as well.
Making the Most of your Internship!
Monday, April 26, 5:00-6:00 pm
Brought to you by Blueprint and the Center for Careers and Internships.
Come learn from a panel of graduate students at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) about what it’s like to specifically study IPD. Bring your questions, and be ready for the group to discuss topics like why they attended grad school, what skills are they developing and how they want to use their degree. Open to all students.
Here are the panelists for Wednesday, April 21 at 7 pm EST:
JANE EKLUND is in her fourth and final semester as an International Policy and Development student with a specialization in Conflict Resolution at MIIS. She is currently completing a semester-long internship with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs’ Conventional Arms Branch from her family’s home in New Hampshire. In her spare time, she loves to bake, haunt the aisles of the Walgreens cosmetics section, and play with her dog, Bear.
GALEN GIBIAN (IPD/ITED, Spring ’23) was born, raised, and currently resides in Ithaca, NY. His interest in international studies began in high school, when he traveled to Japan as a Rotary International exchange student from August 2010 – March 2011. He earned his bachelor’s in international relations from the State University of New York at Geneseo, with minors in Economics and Asian Studies. During his undergraduate career, Galen pursued internships with the Foundation for Sustainable Development in Jinja, Uganda, and the Global Entrepreneurship Network in Washington, D.C.
KATHERINE TREAT studies International Policy and Development with concentrations in Evaluation and Analytics and Professional French at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS). Before coming to MIIS, Katherine worked for Road Scholar where she started as a program assistant and ended her time as a program manager of educational travel programs in France. She is also an alumni of the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), where she taught English to French students, and holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science with a second major in French and Francophone Studies from University of Massachusetts Amherst.
This is the second of four events this spring in a series of events about graduate school. There will be another about graduate programs at MIIS in nonproliferation studies on April 28 and Translation and Localization Management on May 6.
The series is a collaboration between the Center for Careers and Internships, the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs’ Student Advisory Board, the Model UN club at Middlebury, and the Student Council at MIIS.
Interested in making your mark in Vermont this summer? Experience SUMMER in VERMONT with one of these amazing MiddWorks for Vermont internships. The goal of these internships is for students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in making lasting change at the local or state level while working to further the mission of the organizations they will be serving.
There are some really wonderful internships posted now and more to come – apply by April 23rd and make an impact in Vermont this summer!
Torden is a New England-based professional services firm that provides foreign language solutions to the Federal Government – specifically, the Intelligence Community. Working as members of an integrated Government-Contractor team in support our nation’s National Security, Torden language professionals help protect against threats emanating from our Nation’s adversaries.
Torden language professionals must meet the Government language requirements, as well as be vetted for security clearances. The qualification process can be lengthy, but can also be accomplished while you are completing your degrees.
Torden’s requirements include Russian and Arabic language professionals to support National Level intelligence requirements from U.S.-based facilities. Their employees are a combination of native linguists and graduates from the nation’s top institutions for foreign languages. They will brief you on their current openings, the security process, and what life is like as a Torden professional.
Date: Wednesday, April 14
Time: 6pm-7pm EST
Click here to register in handshake!
|Arab-American Business & Professional Association (ABPA) Institute is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing free professional development and internship opportunities to underrepresented groups, minorities, and Arab-American students across the US to boost their participation in civic services, federal agencies, Fortune500 companies, Think-Tanks, and Non-Profits. |
ABPA Institute’s Internship Placement Program (IPP) is an experiential learning program that empowers Arab-American students to integrate theoretical knowledge in their academic curriculum with practical application in a professional setting.
The goal of ABPA Institute’s IPP is to foster Arab-American students’ professional skills and enable them to benefit from the vast opportunities across the United States.
ABPA Institute’s IPP is a collaboration among ABPA Institute, a host employer, and the student. The role of ABPA Institute is to facilitate the way for young talents to their best career path within the public or private sector. ABPA Institute’s signature established a robust internship program that placed students within many top organizations including Bureau of Land Management of Dept. Interior, Dept. of State, Middle Eastern Institute, Gulf International Forum, US-UAE Business Council, Dept. Energy, and many more in the recent years.
Moreover, ABPA Institute helps all Arab-American student applicants with the most critical mentorship services including:
-Providing students one-on-one advising to prepare their internship application packages
-Offering individually tailored mentoring services including: how to write a resume & cover letter for Federal internship positions and how to succeed in job interviews
-Providing editing services such as: feedback on applicants’ cover letter, resume, and writing samples
They offer paid/unpaid or academic credit, depending on ABPA Institute’s agreement with the host employer.
Join. Connect. Grow. Arab-American Business and Professional Association (ABPA) is a Non-Profit organization. ABPA strives to promote networking and professional opportunities Arab-Americans, African Americans, Asians, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans, Hispanics, Veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Date: Friday, April 16
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00 pm EST
Click here to register in handshake!
Do you give lots of advice to your friends about job searching, internship hunting and resume writing? Well come join the team at CCI and help us staff Quick Question hours and work on special projects.
You’ll join a great group at CCI and get wonderful training and access to support your own career development too!
We’re looking for enthusiastic, talented students to work with peers to help educate about career plannning, connect with alumni, make the most of Handshake and more.
Check out the full job description here and apply now! Deadline is Friday April 23