Summer Green Internships–Still Accepting Applications!

Hey Midd Kids–check out these great and green internships that involve anything from environmental science, to agriculture, to research! The deadlines are coming up in a few days, so head over to MOJO to learn more about these positions or to apply today!

1. Business Administration Internship at Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) in Richmond, VT

Deadline to Apply: April 30

This hands-on experience allows interns to take part in all aspects of non-profit, year-round conservation and education, as VYCC seeks to teach individuals to take personal responsibility for their actions. This intern would assist in the organization’s mission of providing conservation, agriculture, and disaster relief projects throughout Vermont. Responsibilities would include: providing administrative support for Field Staff, assisting with crew start-up and orientation, and working on conservation and environmental initiatives. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

2. Campus Sustainability Assessment Intern at the University of Chile in Santiago

Deadline to Apply: April 30

The University of Chile faculty has been working on a transversal sustainability initiative over the last 2 years that includes changes to the curriculum, promoting service learning and public workshops, and establishing a recycling program. This intern will propose and apply a methodology for comprehensive sustainability assessment, using the STARS system ( and adapting it to the University. The impact of the intern’s work will be important for advancing sustainability on our campus and also for promoting sustainability on other Chilean campuses. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

3. Apprentice at D Acres of New Hampshire in Dorchester, NH

Deadline to Apply: April 30

D Acres of New Hampshire is an innovative, non-profit organic permaculture farm & educational homestead located on 180 acres of forest, perennial, and annual gardens in the rural foothills of the White Mountains, and its mission is to improve the human relationship with the New England landscape by researching, teaching, and applying skills of sustainability, subsistence living, and small scale agriculture. Interns and apprentices are involved in all aspects of daily operations at our working farm and homestead and can focus on the following areas: organic gardening, sustainable forestry, animal husbandry, woodworking, blacksmithing, herbology, metal fabrication, grant writing, alternative building and earthen construction, culinary arts and food preservation etc. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

4. Paid Chinese Program Consultant at ECOLOGIA in Middlebury, VT and China

Deadline to Apply: May 1

ECOLOGIA, a Vermont-based environmental NGO, is seeking a summer intern for its China Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program. Working closely and travelling with staff, the intern will implement ISO 26000 with Chinese businesses, network with businesses and institutions interested in its work. The intern will expand ECOLOGIA’s network related to CSR by seeking out new contacts and reconnecting ECOLOGIA’s old contacts. This will involve research and social networking on the Internet, finding people through his/her existing network. Additionally, the intern will research relevant policy and trends on CSR in China In order to inform the future direction of our program, the intern will conduct research on the most recent government policies, macroeconomic and business trends related to Corporate Social Responsibility.

5. Summer Intern at WhistlePig Wiskey in Shoreham, VT

Deadline to Apply: May 1

WhistlePig Whiskey is a premium rye whiskey company based on WhistlePig Farm in Shoreham, VT. Interns will help with all aspects of the business, including managing day-to-day details of the company and ensuring that business operations move forward smoothly. WhistlePig is a small company, so interns will be intimately involved with nearly all aspects of the business: interacting with state and federal regulatory agencies, managing a working farm, working with bond and insurance firms, communicating and coordinating with investors, suppliers, distributors, vendors, and customers, and general office responsibilities. This opportunity is provided by Connor Wood ’11.

6. Paid Life Sciences Internship at Massachusetts Life Sciences Center in Waltham, MA

Deadline to Apply: April 30

For students interested in career opportunities in the life sciences, the Center provides a mentoring and internship program pairing up hundreds of students from Massachusetts with over 200 different companies across the state. Objectives of the Internship Challenge include expanding the pool of prospective employees who have practical experience, enhancing opportunities for mentoring, enabling more students to explore career opportunities despite the challenging economic environment, and providing to students interested in working in the life sciences a peer network through educational and informational networking events.