Tag Archives: Government, Law and Policy

Interested in learning about an internship opportunity in health policy?

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is currently seeking students for a summer intern program.

Attend the INFO SESSION to learn more on Friday March 12 at 2:30 pm. Click here to register in Handshake.

ASPE serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of HHS on policy development and is responsible for major activities in the areas of policy coordination, legislative development, strategic planning, policy research, evaluation, and economic analysis.

Students will gain experience in a fast-paced and inclusive team-based work environment, contribute to the production of analytic papers, and be exposed to a wide breadth of health policy. The Office of Health Policy works on a wide array of topics relating to health insurance coverage, access, financing, spending, quality, and data.

Also check out more details in this PDF.

CCI Internship Funding Applications Now Open!

Considering a summer internship? Great news!  The Center for Careers and Internships has funding for unpaid summer internships and applications are open! This year’s grants may be used for remote, hybrid, or in-person internships.

Experiences involving international travel to countries other than a student’s home country are still being evaluated by the College; we expect a decision to be announced by March 15. Students hoping for an international internship not in their home country are urged to consider alternative plans.

Summer Internship Grant Overview:

  • $3000 Summer Funding Grants support expenses related to unpaid summer internships for Sophomore Febs through Senior Febs.
  • $1000 First-Year Explore Grants support expenses related to unpaid summer internships for First-Years (including new Febs) and Sophomore Febs.
  • $3000 Dance Festival Grants support dance students attending dance intensives.
  • Resume approval with a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) is required by April 7 before submitting application.  
  • Meeting with a CCI Advisor to discuss your plans is required for First-Year Explore Grants and strongly encouraged for all other applicants.  
  • Find all details and forms at go/summerfunding, including CCI’s Quick Guide: CCI Summer Funding.
  • Grant application deadline: Wednesday, April 14. Award notifications sent out on May 3. 

Searching for an internship?

CCI is here to help!

  • Drop into Zoom Quick Questions for help with your internship search or to have your resume approved by a Peer Career Advisor (PCA). A CCI-approved resume is a requirement for applying for CCI funding and always strongly encouraged before applying for internships and jobs. 
  • Visit go/Handshake and click on “Career Center” to schedule a Zoom appointment with a Career and Internship Advisor in your area of interest.

Make Summer 2021 a great summer.  We look forward to receiving your application! 


Spring Virtual Career Fair

Champlain College’s Career Collaborative will host it’s annual Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, March 3rd, and we’re counting on you to participate! Forty-nine employers, representing a variety of industries and opportunities, will be eager to meet with you.

Registering for the Fair:

Log into Handshake, go to the Fair page, and click on “Register.” Once you do, you’ll be prompted to create your schedule for the day – a combination of one or more 30-minute Employer Group Info Sessions or 10-minute 1:1 Video-chats. Sign up for as many as you have time for during Fair hours of 1:00-6:00 p.m. (Note: Some employers have not yet set up their sessions; if you follow the employer, you’ll be alerted when they do.)

What if there are no employers that interest me?
There are still many benefits to signing up for sessions.  You’ll gain confidence navigating a virtual fair; build your professional network; and have a chance to practice your pitch.  If the organization is not hiring in your specialty area, ask how they might use the talents of a student with your major.  You could be pleasantly surprised by their answer.

Internet Browser:

The Handshake Virtual Career Fair platform works best with Google Chrome or Firefox. (Do not use Explorer or Safari.)

“See you” at the Fair!

Spring Virtual Career Fair

Champlain College’s Career Collaborative will host it’s annual Spring 2021 Virtual Career Fair on Wednesday, March 3rd, and we’re counting on you to participate! Forty-nine employers, representing a variety of industries and opportunities, will be eager to meet with you.

Registering for the Fair:

Log into Handshake, go to the Fair page, and click on “Register.” Once you do, you’ll be prompted to create your schedule for the day – a combination of one or more 30-minute Employer Group Info Sessions or 10-minute 1:1 Video-chats. Sign up for as many as you have time for during Fair hours of 1:00-6:00 p.m. (Note: Some employers have not yet set up their sessions; if you follow the employer, you’ll be alerted when they do.)

What if there are no employers that interest me?
There are still many benefits to signing up for sessions.  You’ll gain confidence navigating a virtual fair; build your professional network; and have a chance to practice your pitch.  If the organization is not hiring in your specialty area, ask how they might use the talents of a student with your major.  You could be pleasantly surprised by their answer.

Internet Browser:

The Handshake Virtual Career Fair platform works best with Google Chrome or Firefox. (Do not use Explorer or Safari.)

“See you” at the Fair!

Hot new internships

Here is a curated collection of 8 opportunities that caught my eye. Check them out!

The Integrate Chinese Life Summer Cohort Internship Program is a unique opportunity to take on a project-based internship with American and international companies in China; work and recreate virtually with other Middlebury students in a cohort, and work with innovative companies to develop new skills and build valuable connections and experience for your future job search.

The Civic Innovation Corps is our new program connecting mission-driven software engineers, data scientists, product managers, and designers to civic tech opportunities in city and state governments across the United States. Corps members will spend 10 weeks with a host office at the state or local level using their data and technology skills to make government more effective and efficient for all. 

The Economic Research Internship at Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions is a “Middlebury-friendly” 8-week virtual internship to support the work of Stanford University’s home for empirical, multidisciplinary research on China’s economy. SCCEI’s research runs the gamut from developing interventions to improve early child health and education, to conducting large-scale surveys of Chinese factory workers and college students, to detailed analyses of China’s carbon emissions data.

The Academy for Public Policy Analysis and Research is a program of skills-building, career development, and mentoring for undergraduates interested in advancing racial equity and economic justice through policy. The year-long fellowship begins with an intensive ten-week summer program in DC (pandemic permitting), hosted by the Urban Institute. The summer portion gives students between their junior and senior year of college the skills, experience, and exposure crucial to obtaining highly competitive entry positions in the field. After students successfully complete the summer program, they follow up with continued mentoring, research conference presentation at Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management Annual’s Research Conference, job and graduate school counseling, and research paper publication during the final year of college.

The Partnership for Public Service Remote Summer Internships is an opportunity for undergraduates and recent graduates to contribute to the Partnership’s mission while developing valuable professional skills. Their responsibilities vary, but often include event planning and execution, research, writing and outreach to external partners, including federal agencies and colleges and universities. Additionally, there is time allocated to support the organization by taking shifts to staff the front desk and assisting other teams as needed. Summer 2021 internships will be remote. There is no single academic major or background they prefer over another. Deadline: March 14. Interns receive a monthly stipend.

The Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security through a unique combination of rigorous analysis and outreach. Founded in 1989, Stimson is celebrating more than a quarter-century of building effective solutions through pragmatic research and innovative analysis. They have 11 different internship opportunities.

Nuclear Threat Initiative internships are especially well suited to undergraduates with an interest in the intersection of global affairs, public policy, science, engineering, and national security. While an intern’s primary focus will be on NTI activities and projects, we encourage our interns to participate virtually in relevant congressional hearings, briefings at think tanks, or other career enhancing opportunities, and to develop their professional network throughout the internship.

CSIS is seeking a full-time research intern from March 2021 to September 2021 to support the CSIS Reconnecting Asia Project–an initiative that analyses the evolving digital, transport, and energy connectivity of Eurasia, including China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The team’s research has been featured in outlets such as the Financial Times, the Economist, and National Geographic. The position is research and data entry intensive and therefore requires excellent time management skills and careful attention to detail. This was referred by a Midd alum.


Diversity Law initiative

LexScholars by AccessLex® is a diversity pipeline initiative targeting aspiring lawyers from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. LexScholars is focused on learning more about effective methods for increasing law school diversity by providing prospective law students with resources and guidance to pursue their goal of attending law school.

Learn more by joining our upcoming webinar: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of LexScholars on Wednesday, February 24 at 3:00 pm ET. This live event will provide information about all things LexScholars, including who is eligible to participate, how to apply, and what to expect from the program.

Register today!

PLUS! Here are other webinars of interest: