Tag Archives: Government, Law and Policy

Innovation Hub Now Accepting Applications from Sophomores for Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship and the ChangeMaker Program

Middlebury’s Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship and ChangeMaker Program are designed to help students carry out Middlebury College’s mission: “Through a commitment to immersive learning, we prepare students to lead engaged, consequential, and creative lives, contribute to their communities, and address the world’s most challenging problems.” 

This fall, the staff of Middlebury’s Social Entrepreneurship Program will select eight sophomores (members of the class of 2022 or 2022.5) to receive up to $7,000 in funding as well as mentoring and work space. The Fellowship and ChangeMaker Program will help these sophomores to grow their personal qualities and to enhance their academic experience at Middlebury.

The application can be found here (GO/SEAPP19) and is due on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time). Questions can be directed to Charlotte Sullivan via email at cxsullivan@middlebury.edu or in person at the Innovation Hub at 118 South Main Street.

Get involved in lobbying for gun violence prevention

I met Olivia Bravo ’20 recently and she was telling me about a project she’s involved in. I offered to help spread the word about the work she is doing. Here is what she is up to, in her own words:

As a Middlebury student, I will be advocating in the greater Addison County area and urge members of the Vermont community to join in lobbying foundational gun violence prevention measures.

I am part of a program with the Friends Committee on National Legislation FCNL, where 20 youth will be lobbying for gun violence prevention in their respective states. From all different backgrounds, representing their individual communities, the “Advocacy Corp” members will be pushing their Congressional members for two bills; S. 42 Universal Background checks in the Senate, and H.R. 1236 Extreme Risk Protection Orders in the House of Representatives. 

If you would like to get involved or share your experience with gun violence please reach out to me at obravo@middlebury.edu

What I want to emphasize to the Middlebury community is that I will have having workshops and events to teach lobbying 101 before I take any official trips to district offices in VT. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about how they can advocate for themselves as a constituents as well as for students interested in the political realm to gain first hand experience interacting with Congressional members and their staff. I also want to make clear that I am looking at gun violence prevention as a non-partisan issue and do not represent the values of FCNL or a particular party, everyone is welcome!

Study Away with Middlebury in Monterey, CA!

Want to make a difference in the world, study with globally renowned experts, have paid on-the-job training opportunities, and shorten your future master’s degree program by up to one year?

Spend a semester or a year of study at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and start your master’s degree before you graduate from Middlebury College.

All Middlebury sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible.

Learn all about this unique opportunity at an information session on Thursday, September 19 – TWO sessions are available:
6:15-6:45 in Sunderland 130
6:45-7:15 in Sunderland 130

Study Away students are eligible to take all of the same courses as MIIS graduate students, including more than 50 classes on nonproliferation; terrorism studies; cybersecurity; science and technology; money laundering and terrorism financing; nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons; and new tools and technologies. Download the flyer here.

Middlebury Major Guides Now Online!


  • Read about each major/minor.
  • Find reasons you might choose a certain major/minor.
  • Review how to translate your learning into professional competencies.
  • See some of the many interesting ways Middlebury graduates have applied their liberal arts learning to engage the world.

Winter Term Internship Info Session on Tuesday, 9/24 at 4:30 pm in Hillcrest 103

Each Winter Term, many Middlebury students participate in internships.

Internships are a valuable opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining high-level exposure to work tied to your academic and/or professional interests.

On Tuesday, September 24 at 4:30pm, the Center for Careers and Internships will host an information session for students interested in Winter Term Internships in Hillcrest 103.

The information session will cover the steps needed to:

  • find a winter term internship,
  • earn internship credit,
  • secure funding support from the CCI.

RSVP in Handshake if you plan on attending.


AFC, Cultural Orgs, and CCI will discuss all the Great Resources the Center for Careers and Internships offers students. Please join us! Sign up in Handshake!

Click here to register in Handshake!

1-Day Student Technology Trek to Boston – Open to ALL MAJORS!

Application deadline 9/29 at 11:55 p.m.

Looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend part of your fall break? Come meet tech alumni in Boston!

The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a student ‘Tech Trek’ in Boston, MA on Monday, October 21st

You will be introduced to alumni working in all areas within tech companies – such as:

  • engineering
  • product management
  • advertising
  • marketing
  • and new ventures

You will be exposed to real-world professional experiences that will enable you to apply your liberal arts learning while informing your career exploration and other post-graduate planning.

Spend the day visiting with alumni at companies such as Google (one of the Big Four tech companies), Wayfair (a leader in home goods e-commerce), and Cogo Labs (a startup accelerator), and close out the day with a networking reception in the evening. 

This trek is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors of all majors!

Learn more and apply in Handshake.