Tag Archives: Government, Law and Policy

BOLD Scholarship–Apply by April 30!

Are you a sophomore/sophomore Feb woman? Applications for Middlebury College’s fourth cohort of the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network are being accepted now! With funding and inspiration from the late Helen Gurley Brown’s foundation, the Pussycat Foundation, BOLD focuses on facilitating opportunities for women’s career development and networking through scholarship funding, programming, and post-graduation fellowships.

If you are interested in applying for the BOLD Scholarship, please do so by Tuesday, April 30, 2019.  

A complete application consists of this form and a copy of your unofficial transcript and a photo sent tobold@middlebury.edu.  The criteria candidates must meet to be considered for the BOLD scholarship are:

●    Junior standing (as of Fall 2019); Class of 2021 or 2021.5

●    Students who identify as women

●    Full-time enrollment

●    Good academic standing

●    Exceptional leadership ability

●    Demonstrated ability to work well in groups

●    BOLD Scholars are required to reside on campus for the duration of the official programming (Spring2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021); students studying abroad in Fall 2019 may apply.  BOLD Scholars who will be on campus in Fall 2019 may participate in unofficial programming in the first semester. 

From the pool of all applicants, finalists will be invited for individual half-hour interviews on Thursday, May 9, 2019 sometime 4:30-7pm so please save that date/time window. The Middlebury cohort of 7 women will be selected by early summer 2019.

Feel free to email BOLD Director Elaine Orozco Hammond with any questions.  

Sign up for 1:1 Chats with Sarah Bidgood from MIIS about Russia and Nonproliferation Issues

Sarah is a Senior Research Associate and Project Manager at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at MIIS in California. She’ll be on campus April 25 and 26 and is happy to talk with you. Bring your questions and curiosity!

Her areas of research include US-Soviet and US-Russia nonproliferation cooperation, as well as nonproliferation and disarmament diplomacy.  She earned her BA in Russian from Wellesley College. She also holds an MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

These times are informal slots for you to ask questions and have a casual conversation about her career path and talk about common interests, including in all things Russia and nonproliferation.

Sign up HERE

Work at CCI Next Year!

Looking for an
on-campus job next year?

Join the impressive and fun
front office team at the CCI!
(You’ll have access to
the famous CCI snacks!)

If the following describes you: kind, approachable, compassionate, energetic, spirited, resourceful, and can maintain a smile and sense of humor even during the most challenging of days then we hope you will apply for this opportunity.

Applicants must submit a résumé, cover letter that explains why you want to work at the CCI and the names of two references to be considered for this position. Apply via PeopleAdmin here. Deadline to apply is 4/28.

Ben and Ronco

(Did we mention you get to work with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR dogs who are part of the campus “Dogs at Work” program?)

DC Summer Mentorship Program

The DC Summer Mentorship Program, a 5-year collaboration between Middlebury in DC and the Middlebury College Center for Careers and Internships (CCI), is a summer program intended to complement your internship in any industry in Washington, DC. Each student enrolled is assigned an alumni mentor in their chosen industry.  The program consists of one-on-one meetings with your alumni advisor as well as workshops, panel discussions and an important networking event for Middlebury students and alums in Washington.

Application deadline: Rolling admission but please try to enroll by May 15 so there is sufficient time to find you a mentor.  

Program Description:

Students interning in Washington in a wide variety of industry will receive an alumni mentor in their industry that will guide and advise them on career choices. 

During the summer DC Midd Mentor students will come together for a series of workshops:

  • Interviewing Workshop
  • Resume and Cover letter writing workshop
  • Major networking event with Middlebury alums.
  • Career panels.

2019 Program Dates:

Middlebury in DC will run in June and July.


Any current Middlebury College student even those that have graduated are eligible to apply, regardless of major. This program is open to international students. 

To Apply: https://forms.gle/XyNoRsN1xq52X76X6

CapitolWorks 2019: Summer Congressional Internships in Washington, DC

CapitolWorks, a collaboration between Middlebury in DC and the Middlebury College Center for Careers and Internships (CCI), is a summer program intended to complement your internship on Capitol Hill and allow Middlebury students to put theory into practice by learning first hand, how federal policy is developed in the United States.

The program consists of workshops and panel discussions and other program activities during the summer outside of their internships. Program activities will be led by Middlebury alumni holding important positions on and around Capitol Hill.  Contacts with Middlebury alumni are an important part of the program and each intern accepted to this program will automatically be enrolled in the DC Midd Mentor Program and be assigned an alumni mentor. CapitolWorks Program participants will receive a $100 metro card from CCI.

Application deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time.  Students should not apply to participate in CapitolWorks until you have already secured your Washington, DC-based internship. Space is very limited! If accepted you will also be automatically enrolled in the DC Mentorship Program as well.

Program Description:

Students will intern at a wide array of Senate and House offices.  All offices must be located in Washington, DC. Program participants must be independently accepted at one of these internships in order to participate in this program.

During the summer CapitolWorks students will come together three times to meet with a Middlebury alumni professional working in and around Capitol Hill. These days will include a combination of:

  • In-depth analysis of the legislative process on Capitol Hill
  • The roll of lobbyists in public policy
  • Career conversations with experienced Middlebury alumni on Capitol Hill

2019 Program Dates:

CapitolWorks will run in June and July. The exact start date depends on each congressional office. (Only students who can participate in June and July should apply.)


CapitolWorks students will be awarded a $100 metro card.


Any current Middlebury College student that is not a graduating senior and wishes to learn about how the federal government of the United States works is invited to apply, regardless of major. CapitolWorks is open to international students. 

Academic credit is not granted for participation in CapitolWorks. 

To Apply: https://forms.gle/izoRZddpciUxQf8q9

Truman Scholarship Info Session: Get money for graduate school in public service

Talk with Truman Scholar Kesha Ram and learn more about the Truman scholarship! The Truman scholarship supports graduate school funding for young people committed to public service and working for the public good. Students apply as juniors for this scholarship, so this is a great opportunity for first-years and sophomores to learn more about the scholarship and to meet a dynamic leader in Vermont! (Note: you must be a US citizen at the time of application.)  Here are the details:

Truman Scholarship Conversation with Kesha Ram
Thursday, 4/18/19 12:30-1:30pm in the CTLR (Davis Family Library)
Lunch will be served! RSVP online by Wednesday, 4/17 to have lunch available.

And here’s more information about Kesha:

Kesha Ram is a 2007 Truman Scholar from the University of Vermont who competed in the Southern California region. She has been a speaker at the Truman Scholar Leadership Weekend and recently sat on the New England Truman Scholar Interview Panel. After graduation from UVM, she won a seat in the Vermont Legislature, serving as the youngest state legislator in the country at the time. She served four terms in the Vermont House of Representatives on behalf of Burlington on the House Ways & Means Committee and as Vice Chair of the House Natural Resources & Energy Committee. In 2016, she ran for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont and became the first woman of color to earn double digits in a statewide race.  Most recently, she successfully pursued a Master of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Economic Research Intern at American Enterprise Institute with alum.

This position involves helping Dr. Smith with his research projects in American business history. Specifically, we will be working on understanding how the Jones Act affected ocean shipping, shipbuilding, and rail firms between 1900 and 1940.

To do this, we will combine data from the National Archives’ records on the United States Shipping Board and investment data from Moody’s to build a panel of companies over this time period. The goal is to learn how the Jones Act changed the shipping industry more broadly and to apply those findings to today’s policy environment.

This project will require an interest in economics and history. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, an interest in high-quality academic research, and technical writing skills are required. Familiarity with R and Stata are helpful but not required.

Apply now in Handshake here. Deadline is April 19