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FUNDED – Three-Decker Digital Tour Internship at Historic New England

The application deadline is March 15th; don’t wait to apply!

The Three Decker Digital Tour internship is for a student interested in the subjects of architectural history, photography and digitization, public history, technology in education, and blog and social media posting.

The intern will work with the Study Center Manager to undertake a support project for Historic New England’s Three-Decker Initiative, an initiative to build visibility for and create a region-wide emphasis on worker housing, specifically three-deckers. The project will be primarily housed at Historic New England’s Study Center at the Eustis Estate in Milton, Mass. and the Otis House in Boston, Mass. The intern will complete an integrated project in which they will transition primary source material on three-deckers into digital records, blogs, social media posts, and a final digital tour to help increase public awareness of three-deckers and their role in providing housing for workers and immigrants.

Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation. They save and share New England’s past to engage and inform present and future generations. They engage diverse audiences in developing a deeper understanding and enjoyment of New England home life by being the national leader in collecting, preserving, and using significant buildings, landscapes, archives, stories, and objects from the past to today.

Intern at the Middlebury office in DC this summer

Get a unique view of city life while supporting programs with alums from the College, Middlebury Institute and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury in DC office. You can also conduct research and support the work of others in the office with their publications.

Many students have enjoyed this experience over the last few summers! Apply now here in Handshake. Deadline is extended!

One-of-a-kind opportunity to work in a Microbiology & Immunology lab at Columbia University!

Dr. Christian Schindler, parent of recent MBBC major Joseph Schindler, is once again inviting a Middlebury College student to intern in his Columbia University lab. Students interested in the opportunity may contact him directly with a cover letter, résumé, and one letter of recommendation from a science faculty member. He also shares that “there are a number of Junior Faculty in the Department who would be delighted to host Middlebury summer interns, and should reach out to them directly. They are welcome to mention my name.”

Faculty members include:

Hachung Chung

Tony (Yeufeng) Huang

Mimi (Chi-Min) Ho

Make a difference this summer through the Healthcare Administration internship at Memorial Sloan Kettering

Apply now on Handshake–opportunity expires February 17!

Are you seeking a summer internship opportunity where you can make a difference each day and begin your career in healthcare administration? Are you ready to join a team where everyone plays a meaningful role in the fight against cancer?

At MSK, we offer an exciting opportunity to join us for 11 weeks in our Healthcare Administration Summer Support Program. Working as either an Office Coordinator or Care Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to make a direct impact on our patients every day. We have opportunities in Manhattan, New Jersey, Westchester, and Long Island. We are:Hospital Administration ensures that all departments across the organization are working towards and achieving goals in the most efficient, effective ways possible. Hospital Administrators analyze complex issues such as:

  • Facility services
  • Budgets
  • Physician and nursing staffing
  • Relationships with other organizations
  • Policy development
  • Quality assurance & process improvement measures

You are:

  • Working towards your Bachelor’s degree, preferably entering your Junior or Senior year of college/university
  • Passionate about a career in healthcare and/or hospital administration
  • Excited to work full time between 5/27/2020 and 8/7/2020. Hours will vary between 6:00am and 10:00pm (Monday-Friday, occasional Saturdays). Flexibility between shifts is expected.
  • An effective and considerate communicator, capable of resolving how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding

You will:

  • As a Care Coordinator, interact with patients in person during their outpatient visits, focusing on checking patients in and providing a warm welcome. 
  • As an Office Coordinator, speak to patients over the phone, focusing on relaying information on upcoming visits and providing support to a physicians practice.
  • Act as resource to patients and a liaison between the patient and the clinical team
  • Participate in networking events and seminars specifically for MSK summer students
  • Finish the program with real-life work experience in a fast-paced healthcare environment

You have:

  • Attention to detail and strong computer skills
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • A strong ability to work in a team
  • Ability to handle acutely ill patients in stressful situations with a positive demeanor
  • Knowledge of medical terminology (preferred)

Wonderful summer opportunity with free housing!

Yellow House Community (YHC) is a family-style intentional living community located in Middlebury. YHC was founded in 2019 and designed to provide adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with safe, residential family households, meaningful vocation, and the assistance to continue developing skills, interests, and relationships. Yellow House encourages, supports, and celebrates the unique abilities of every individual. We do so with the intention of providing a meaningful adult life for all of our participants and staff. Our culture is one of deep respect, kindness, love, and fun. YCH is inspired by the Camphill life-sharing community model.

YHC is currently pursuing licensure as a Therapeutic Community Residence (TCR), recognized by the State of Vermont. In preparation for our residential offering (Fall 2020 hopefully), we are running daytime Transition Programming for residential candidates. Programming addresses skills needed to live interdependently in the YHC intentional living community. Our participants (referred to fondly as “Friends”) have diagnoses including Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder. We are seeking compassionate, energetic interns for our Summer Transition Program.

Interns will be part of this entrepreneurial effort and work alongside YHC staff to support a group of 4-10 young adults with special needs for programming and community activities including life skills, grocery shopping, cooking, household chores, art, gardening, exercising, and social engagement. Interns with collaborate with staff to design programming, organize social events, plan fieldtrips, and facilitate opportunities for YHC friends to integrate into the Middlebury community. Daytime transition programming runs from 8:30-4:00pm, Monday-Friday, with occasional evening or weekend events.

All class years (FR, SO, JR) welcome to apply. $3000 stipend in addition to housing at no additional charge.

Internship Highlight: Frances VanderMeer ’20, Financial Inclusion Intern at Coordination Nationale de la Finance Inclusive

Major: International Politics & Economics (with French)

Financial Inclusion Intern at Coordination Nationale de la Finance Inclusive in Antananarivo, Madagascar

”Working in a developing country is challenging, and to be successful you need to know what resources are available to you and how to take advantage of them. On the other hand, you need to know what resources aren’t available and how to find solutions without them. The “roll-up-your-sleeves” attitude goes a long way and definitely is a valuable asset in a professional setting, particularly in developing countries. ”

Tell us about your internship. I lived in Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar, for 10 weeks during summer 2019 and worked with the National Coordination for Financial Inclusion (an office within the Ministry of Finance) to develop a basic insurance education program for the general public, all in French! Only 1% of the population in Madagascar is subscribed to some type of insurance or microinsurance (insurances designed for low-income families and businesses), despite the fact that there are many insurance products available here. What’s even more surprising is the fact that a lot of people have some type of insurance (offered through a cellular network, for instance), but don’t even know it! As you might have guessed by now, there is truly no insurance culture in Madagascar. We’re hoping that by implementing an education program, we can start to change that. Living and working in a developing country certainly had its challenges, but it also provided so many learning experiences. Whether I was riding to work in a taxi or doing research on insurance education programs across the world, I was constantly learning. Living in Madagascar helped me to understand another culture and exposed me to new ways of life as well as the daily challenges faced by many people.

How did you find your internship? I found it via Handshake, and it was also sent from a professor.

How did CCI help you find this opportunity? CCI helped me discover and fund this internship. I found it on handshake, and subsequently received CCI funding for the internship. It would not have been possible for me to go Madagascar without CCI funding!

What advice do you have for Middlebury students looking for an internship? When I asked people this question, I always got the same answer. Network, network, network. While this is important too, I don’t believe that finding an internship is contingent upon your networking abilities. That said, don’t overlook professors. They are often very well connected and could be your path to getting an internship. I think it’s also important to relax and be patient. Everything will work out one way or the other! It’s also important to have some idea of what you’re hoping to get out of your summer. Not only will you get asked this in interviews, but it will also help you identify relevant opportunities and find an internship that you’re really excited about.

What was the most rewarding aspect of your work? The most rewarding part of my internship was the high degree of self-direction that I developed over the ten weeks. While I struggled with this at the beginning, I believe that I was able to develop this skill by the end. I also really enjoyed knowing that the work that I was doing would have a direct impact on the lives of others.

What do you wish you knew before interning that you would like to share with other students? I wish I knew how to self-direct better and take advantage of resources. Working in a developing country is challenging, and to be successful you need to know what resources are available to you and how to take advantage of them. On the other hand, you need to know what resources aren’t available and how to find solutions without them. The “roll-up-your-sleeves” attitude goes a long way and definitely is a valuable asset in a professional setting, particularly in developing countries.

Interested in getting help with summer internships? Come meet with one of the Peer Career Advisors (go/pcas) to learn more about how to search for internships, and how to apply for funding.

Are YOU interested in being in the Internship Highlights? Tell us about your internship experience here.

Application deadline EXTENDED for FUNDED Tech Education Internship in Rwanda with Team4Tech!

In Rwanda, Team4Tech is working with the Gashora Girls Academy, a boarding school for 270 girls, to have interns mentor a team of Gashora students to execute an extensive technical capstone project requiring research, planning, and a final prototype. At the end of the summer, each team will present their project to the school’s teachers and staff as part of 5th Annual Gashora Projects Exhibition Day prior to departing Rwanda. Interns will also organize a one-week technology boot camp for a select group of the Gashora Girls.

Does this sound like a summer experience you’d like to have? Then apply in Handshake!

CCI covers the program fee for you to participate, and provides $1000 travel grants. If you are offered and accept this internship, you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork. Please note this is an unpaid internship.

Application deadline is 3/15.