Online Research Training

Reminder: While your faculty mentor is your best resource for training, Middlebury also has some great online subscriptions.

CITI Program: It is highly recommended that all summer researchers complete the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) module. You will need to create an account and login to save your progress. All students can take any of the research training modules Middlebury has available. You will receive a certificate at the end of each module.

LinkedIn Learning: Middlebury has an institutional subscription to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) providing free access to thousands of courses on technology, software and web development, business, and design or tutorials on skills in software like Excel and the Adobe suite, or writing a resume or cover letter. It is a great resource to check out.

Walk Me Through Your Resume: How to think like an employer and share your transferable skills

Tuesday, July 28 from 2-3 pm ET

In this session presented by advisors in CCI, you’ll learn how to identify, describe, highlight, and communicate the skills and knowledge you’re gaining through your summer research experience. Please have a copy of your resume and a sample position you might consider applying to on-hand for this workshop.

Click below to go to Handshake and register, and get the Zoom link to participate.

Thinking About Graduate Study?

Tuesday, July 7 from 2-3 pm ET

Hear from faculty about their graduate experiences and advice they have for students considering that path. Your questions are welcome!

Featured Faculty: Prof. Erin Eggleston (Biology); Prof. Andrew Fieldhouse (Economics); Prof. Jason Grant (Computer Science); Prof. Daniel Suarez (Environmental Studies) and Sarah Wall ’16 (MD/PhD).

Sign up by 7/6. You will receive the zoom link in your registration confirmation.

Virtual Student Federal Service Now Accepting Applications

The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS).

The Virtual Student Federal Service is the largest virtual internship program in the world! This year we will offer 2,200 positions with 50 federal agencies. VSFS offers unique mentoring and exposure to job opportunities within the U.S. government.

Each year, applications are open to U.S. college students during the entire month of July on USAJOBS. Real experience is waiting for students across the federal government, including at NASA, Smithsonian, U.S. Department of State, Forest Service, Indian Health Service, CIA, National Park Service and others. Learn more about the projects offered for 2020 through 2021. To #ApplyinJuly to their top three projects, students must log on to USAJOBS, create an account, build a resume, write a statement of interest, and upload a transcript. For more information about how to apply, click here.

There’s something for everyone: graphic design, research, mapping, videography, history, analysis, marketing, community management, writing, calculation, policy planning, app development, and more!

Virtual interns should expect to spend ten hours a week on their project from September through May. This is unpaid, volunteer work, but virtual interns make connections that make a difference, gain valuable experience, and sometimes receive course credit. All applicants must be U.S. citizens in student status at a university in the U.S. or abroad. VSFS is open to undergrad through Ph.D candidates taking classes full or part-time, in-person or online, for certificate or degree programs.

Atlantic Council offers several fall internships

As you evaluate your fall plans, I thought these might be tempting. The Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

Check in Handshake here to learn about the following opportunities:

  • Communications
  • Africa Center
  • Transatlantic Security
  • Asia Security
  • Forward Defense