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MIIS offers flexible graduate degrees in international policy, international education, and Linguistics – Info session Wednesday, April 12!

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS), a graduate school of Middlebury College, offers hands-on, immersive, and flexible graduate degrees in international policy, international education, and linguistics, that aim to educate students to advance understanding, promote peace, and drive change in pursuit of a more just world.

Come learn about the special scholarships, study away programs, and accelerated masters programs available only to Middlebury undergraduate students.

The graduate degrees are: International Education Management, International Environmental Policy, International Policy and Development, MPA in Social Change, International Trade and Economic Diplomacy, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, Translation and Interpretation, Teaching English as a Second Language, Teaching Foreign Language, and Translation and Localization Management.

Date: Wednesday, April 12

Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Location: Axinn 220

Click here to RSVP in handshake!

Jumpstart Your Career In Education: Urban Teachers Info Session (Final Chance!)

What you’ll get out of taking a study break and attending this event on Tuesday, March 28th from 7-8pm:

Final Deadline: April 14th 2023!

Are you an aspiring teacher with little to no teaching experience? Urban Teachers prepares, certifies, and supports new educators to be highly effective so they can provide high-quality education for children by offering a master’s degree, coaching, mentoring, and job placement. Teachers who finish the program are committed to excellence, equity, and inclusivity, and have the skills and confidence to build lasting, fulfilling careers.

Join us and learn why aspiring educators choose Urban Teachers to become the great teachers every child deserves. We’ll answer questions, outline requirements, and help you prepare to submit an application.

WHEN: Tue Mar 28 · 7:00 am-8:00 pm EDT

WHO: Urban Teachers Teacher Preparation Program

Celebrate AmeriCorps Events and Learn About Public Service

Tue Mar 28 · 4:00 pm-5:00 pm EDTJoining AmeriCorps: Careers After Service

During this session, we will be covering the career benefits of AmeriCorps service and sharing with you the ways a service year can build your resume, get you connected to top employers and help you get a foot in the door for federal hiring!

Wed Mar 29 · 7:00 pm-7:45 pm EDTAmeriCorps VISTA Info Session and NESCAC Alumni Panel

AmeriCorps is the federal agency that brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov.

AmeriCorps VISTA is an excellent opportunity for anyone 18 or older who is looking to kickstart their professional career. Serve for a whole year or just a summer and help boost a nonprofit organization’s human capacity. Gain new skills or sharpen the ones you’ve been cultivating by coordinating administrative projects such as data management, grant writing, communications and marketing materials development, and more. Learn more at americorps.gov/vista.

Join CCI and the Climate Action Capacity Project (CACP) for UpNext: Careers in Climate Solutions March 30-31

When it comes to the field of climate solutions, there is a broad variety of ways to pursue your interests and find outlets for your abilities. The panelists will talk about the trends shaping the scope of this industry and what they mean for future roles in this field? Hear from a panel of Middlebury alumni with a variety of backgrounds who now have careers across a wide spectrum within the industry.


A Conversation With:

  • Brian Ambrette ‘02 (Physics), Senior Climate Resilience Coordinator at the State of Maine, Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation & the Future
  • Joshua Axelrod ’05 (English), Senior Policy Advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Amer Barghouth ’05 (International Politics and Economics), Technical Director of Energy Services at DT Global
  • Cher Griffith Taylor ’11 (Political Science), ZEV Strategy Consultant at D+R International
  • James Hand ‘08 (Physics), Energy Engineer at Evernorth
  • Dan Kane ’09 (Biology), Senior Manager at TerraCarbon
  • Caitlin Littlefield ‘07.5 (Environmental Studies) Lead Scientist at Conservation Science Partners
  • Andrew Savage ‘03 (Political Science) VP of Sustainability & Founding Team at Lime

Friday, March 31 – Events

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Experienced alumni professionals currently employed by a variety of organizations and firms all relating to climate solutions will host multiple breakout sessions designed to set you up for success as you explore career possibilities, apply for positions, interview, and begin your own career tackling the solutions towards one of society’s largest global problems. Each workshop is 1 hour; stay as long as you can or visit another sector and expand your knowledge base. Click below to see the schedule of events.

Hot Social Impact Internships and Jobs in Handshake

Advocacy/Social Services:

Climate Policy and Advocacy InternMercy CorpsWashington, District of Columbia, United States
ImageOffice of Language Access InternshipMassachusetts Trial CourtBoston, Massachusetts, United States 
ImageCommunity Outreach Intern ACLU of VermontMontpelier, Vermont, United States

Environmental Sustainability/Conservation:

ImageConservation InternshipFarm & Wilderness FoundationPlymouth, Vermont, United States
ImageFull Time Paid Summer Internships at the Massachusetts Department of Energy ResourcesCommonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA)100 Cambridge Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, United States
ImagePublic Programs InternNative Plant TrustFramingham, Massachusetts, United States 
ImageYouth Conservation Corps Lead Member – Iroquois National Wildlife RefugeAmerican Conservation ExperienceBasom, New York, United States
ImageGIS Intern (Summer 2023)City of Vero BeachVero Beach, Florida, United States of America
ImageBee Lab Support Member – Patuxent Research RefugeAmerican Conservation ExperienceLaurel, Maryland, United States
ImageAquatic Ecology Monitoring Member – Cape Cod National SeashoreAmerican Conservation ExperienceWellfleet, Massachusetts, United States
ImageLake Champlain Boat Launch Stewards NEIWPCCSaint Albans, Vermont, United States and 7 more
ImageSummer Land Management Interns – Harpers Ferry National Historical ParkAppalachian Conservation CorpsHarpers Ferry, West Virginia, United States
ImageDeschutes National Forest – Archaeology Resource Assistant InternshipNorthwest Youth CorpsBend, Oregon, United States 
ImageDeschutes National Forest – Communications Resource Assistant InternshipNorthwest Youth CorpsBend, Oregon, United States
ImageTrail Crew Member- Crater Lake National ParkAmerican Conservation ExperienceCrater Lake National Park, Oregon, United States

Renewable Energy:

ImageEnergy Efficiency Research Analyst InternshipVermont Energy Investment CorporationPeoria, Illinois, United States and 8 more 
ImageLegal InternshipVermont Energy Investment CorporationWinooski, Vermont, United States 
ImagePeople and Culture (HR) InternshipVermont Energy Investment CorporationWinooski, Vermont, United States 
ImageFinance InternshipVermont Energy Investment CorporationWinooski, Vermont, United States 
ImageCommunications InternshipVermont Energy Investment CorporationOberlin, Ohio, United States and 3 more


ImageIntern-Americas Program (Summer 2023)Center for Strategic and International StudiesWashington, District of Columbia, United States
ImageHuman Resources AssistantUnited NationsNew York City, New York, United States
ImageIDG Spring InternshipInternational Development Group LLCArlington, Virginia, United States
ImageProgram Coordinator, New York MeetingsCouncil on Foreign Relations58 East 68th Street, New York City, New York 10065, United States 
ImageAnalyst (Global Health Economics)Aceso GlobalWashington, District of Columbia, United States

Sustainability Business Opportunities/ESG:

ImageD.E. Shaw Renewable Investments: 2023 Summer Generalist Intern (New York)The D. E. Shaw Group1166 6th Avenue, New York City, New York 10196, United States
ImageSolar Project DeveloperAspen PowerNew York City, New York, United States
ImageESG InternshipCushman & WakefieldWashington, District of Columbia, United States
ImageSustainability Analyst InternSustainable Investment GroupAtlanta, Georgia, United States
ImageNestlé Health Science Sustainability Part-Time Intern (REMOTE Work Option Considered)NestléPalm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
ImageOffice Administrative InternTrimble MapsPrinceton, New Jersey, United States

Admissions Access Intern Position Open Now!

If you’re interested in educational equity, connecting with prospective students, and sharing your #MiddMoments, then we’re interested in you! 

Apply to our paid Access Intern position at the Admissions Office to begin your training in preparation for the next school year. Through this position you will join a tight-knit community while collaborating on and leading access-oriented initiatives. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please reach out to accessintern@middlebury.edu for more information. 

The Empathetics PAID Internship is a truly interdisciplinary opportunity for someone interested in the e-learning platforms, marketing, and technology within a social enterprise startup! Deadline date: Friday, March 31

Role Description

This undergraduate Internship opportunity has been referred to us by Middlebury trustee Helen Riess P’13, ’15. Dr. Riess is founder, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of Empathetics Inc., a company that provides web-based and blended empathy-training and related relational-skills solutions for health care. In addition, Dr. Riess is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. 

Empathetics, Inc., was founded in 2012 to provide innovative empathy and interpersonal skills training through an advanced e-learning platform, live training workshops and consulting services for medical professionals and non-clinical staff. Empathetics leverages new, scientifically proven methods that enhance human relationships, increase patient and customer satisfaction, and make professional practices more effective, efficient, and enjoyable.

This internship is ideally suited to Middlebury students interested in the e-learning industry, marketing, the technology, businesses providing social impact, communications, business applications of advancing social skills in the health professions. The Empathetics Internship is a truly interdisciplinary opportunity for someone interested in the e-learning platforms, marketing, and technology within a social enterprise startup.

The Opportunity: The intern will have an opportunity to take Empathetics courses and learn to speak knowledgeably about the science of empathy. The intern will develop essential skills in helping Empathetics leverage its social impact by learning to work with popular Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platforms and learning management systems (LMS) that deliver the Empathetics programs. The intern will learn essential skills for client engagement, business development, data migration, and healthcare communications. Reporting directly to Dr. Helen Riess and our leadership team, the intern will have an opportunity to work with staff to contribute to marketing and business development, learn to navigate CRM platforms (Salesforce; Hubspot) and assist with technical aspects of the e-learning company. 

The Commitment:

This is a three-month remote work opportunity that offers 20 hours per week, a flexible schedule,

and requires daily engagement with the team.

Start Date: 6/1/23

End Date: 9/1/23

Requirements: The intern must demonstrate an interest in the mission of Empathetics, timeliness and professionalism.

This internship is funded with a CCI award of $4,000.00. If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork. Typically, seniors graduating in May and those who have not been enrolled for Spring ’23 are not eligible for CCI sponsored internships, but occasional exceptions are made. Students planning to transfer in the Fall are also not eligible.

Click here to learn more about this organization and to apply!