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Welcome back to the fall semester

As classes get going, here at EIA (Education in Action) we wanted to put a few thoughts in your head about internships.

First of all, Winter Term is a great time to get some experience. Save the date for the information session on Tuesday, September 27. At 12:30 or 4:30, both sessions in Hillcrest 103. Come to learn all about applying for credit, or just to find out about some good opportunities.

In the meantime, here is a quick glimpse of some ‘hot’ opportunities in MOJO right now:

• Campus Education and Outreach Coordinator at Food and Water Watch. Deadline Sept 19. Can be done virtually here on campus.

• Food Sovereignty Campaign Intern, Rural Vermont Deadline Sept 19

• Program Coordinator at Girl Scouts of Green and White Mountains. Deadline Sept 25

• Web Content developer at Terry Bicycles in Burlington with TRUSTEE Liz Robert, deadline Sept 18.

• WT EMT class, Info session this Thurs at 5 pm in Axin 229. Deadline to apply is Oct 14

• WT Intern at Democracy for America. Deadline Oct 9

• WT Market Research Intern at Vtrim Online Solutions (weight loss and management) via alum and PAID, deadline October 9

• WT Research Intern at Peak XV Capital in NY via alum. Deadline Oct 9

• WT intern at Copper Canyon Press in Port Townsend WA. New this year. Deadline Oct 9

• WT Hunger Action intern at Presbytery of Philadelphia via alum. Deadline Oct 9

• WT Research and Web development intern at WowToyz in Vergennes. Deadline Oct. 9 Seems like cool, new opportunity.

• WT application for credit. Deadline is Oct 28 and all info is here: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/resources/cso/students/internships/winter/wtforms

Interested in any of these? Head to MOJO right now and apply!

All is not lost! Internships still to be had!

If you are like many people out there in the Middlebury world who are still looking for that killer internship to keep the mind busy and cupcakes active, then all is not lost. I was just buzzing around MOJO to see what I could find and there was quite a bit write home about. Most of you sports fans are in the heat of the moment with assignments before finals and the only time you have to yourself is during the still of the night. Well, besides knowing my 80s hair bands, I know that there are currently 25 new internships to be gobbled up within the next 6 days. Yes, in six days, 25 internship postings will disappear…forever! Well, maybe not forever but you won’t be able to apply to them anymore. Odds are you have a resume already so all you really need to do is just get that cover letter together and boom you are there!

There are quite a slew of new internships in industries ranging from the environment, to marketing, to teaching, and even still some to finance. Some notable institutions include:


City Parks Foundation

Good Harbor Consulting

US Department of Agriculture


Milborne Farm

There are many more not listed and the best part is, is that all of these internships are dispersed throughout various parts of the country from the big three on the east (New York, Boston and DC) to way out in Washington state. You know that no one really does too much work on Fridays, especially when the sun is out, so when you are just sitting there on your cup cakes just log on to MOJO and apply! It’s easy baby.

As always there are drop ins from 2-5 every Monday through Friday and the wonderful folks over here want to talk to you! So stop in even if you just want to chat. Boom baby!


Summer Housing Guide

If you’ve been following this blog for the past month, you probably saw a few posts about housing. In case you haven’t and you’re thinking to yourself right now, “holy guacamole I don’t know where I’m living this summer!” don’t worry, we’ve got ya covered!

Call it an East Coast bias, (after all that’s where Midd is) but the top three cities for summer internships are New York, Boston, and Washington D.C. So that’s where we started creating City Guides to help interns find affordable, convenient summer housing. However, there are links to housing resources in other cities as well, including Philly, San Francisco and Chicago.

The Housing Guides are very useful because they help you compare different housing options. Each listing has the name of the university or company, location/neighborhood, weekly price, type of accommodation (double, apartment etc), and any extras like meals.

Click Read More for the 2011 Summer Housing Guides

Boston Housing Guide

University Housing

Lesley University (Cambridge)

$280/wk – air conditioning extra (double)

Suffolk University (Beacon Hill)

$349-$385/wk – incl. breakfast, cable. meal plan is extra(2-6 person apartments)

MIT Fraternities (Cambridge)

$300-$450/wk – some include meals

Northeastern University (Back Bay)


Apartment Listings

Off Campus Cribs

Craigslist Boston

If you’re still looking for more options or you’re not sure which one to pick, try contacting alums on MiddNet.


New York Housing Guide

University Housing

NYU Summer Housing (Greenwich Village)

avg $320/wk +$105 for basic meal plan  (single)

Columbia University Summer Housing (Morningside Heights)

arg $335/wk (single)

New School University’s Summer Intern Housing Program (Greenwich Village/Financial District)


Polytechnic University Summer Housing (Brooklyn)

$315/$455/wk (single)

Student Housing

International House (Morningside Heights)

$200-$330/wk (single)

Educational Housing Services (8 locations in NYC)

Depends on location

NYC Intern (Midtown)

$310/wk (shared apartment)

University Place (Brooklyn)

$290/wk (single)

The 92nd St. Y (Upper East)

$325/wk (double) $400/wk (single)

The Webster (Women Only – Midtown)

$270/wk (single, including 2 meals/day)

Apartment Listings

Naked Apartments



Washington D.C. Housing Guide

University Housing

American University (Spring Valley)

$277/wk – meal plan is optional and extra (double)

Catholic University (University Heights)

$189/wk (double) $210/wk (single) -  meal plan is extra

Georgetown University (Georgetown)

Info available in early April.

The George Washington University (Foggy Bottom)

avg $255/wk (between $207 and $305) (singles-triples)

Howard University (Bloomingdale)

$210/wk (single-double)

George Mason University (Fairfax, Virginia)

$203/wk (quad apartments)

Student Housing

International Student House (Dupont Circle)

$250-$375/wk – includes 13 meals/wk (singles-quads)

Washington Intern Student  Housing (Capitol Hill and Woodley Park)

$265-$390/wk (single-quad)

Thompson-Markwand Hall (Capitol Hill)

$231/wk – includes 14 meals/wk (singles – women only)

Apartment Listings


Appartments.com DC

DC Housing.net


Urban Igloo


Other Cities

  • ApartmentWiz
  • Atlanta CitySearch
  • Baltimore CitySearch

  • SocalTech.com
    A directory of high technology companies in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, plus startup resources for networking, financing, and more.
  • Philadelphia MSN Sidewalk
  • Excite Travel: Philadelphia
  • The Bay Area Career Center (BACC)
    Located in downtown San Francisco, BAAC provide quality career services for professionals who want to find a job, seek greater career satisfaction, map a long-term career strategy or are new to the Bay Area.
  • Craigslist: Bay Area Online Community
    Apartment, job and event search for the San Francisco area.
  • Excite Travel: San Francisco
  • General Relocation Information