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Apply to attend DPMI over J-Term: The Root Change Program in Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation (DPMI)

RSVP Deadline: December 1st
Program will be held for 3 weeks January 2022.


DPMI/Sitka was designed to answer this question: “What do social justice activists need to know to successfully promote high-impact, sustainable initiatives that address local priorities?”

The program includes training on local systems mapping; appreciative interviewing; tools to analyze a local context; stakeholder analysis; participatory theory of change development; proposal writing; and more! Participants are tasked with designing or redesigning a social change initiative that meets the needs of a specific community. They also produce a proposal that can generate financial support for a community priority while meeting funder requirements.

This is a 3-week virtual program. You will work closely with local leadership to strengthen two projects sponsored by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s Cultural Resources, Education and Employment Department. Visit this link to apply by December 1. The program fee is $1,000; participants are welcome to apply for funding by contacting CCI’s Tracy Himmel Isham (thimmeli@middlebury.edu) to help cover the costs of the program. For further questions contact Beryl Levinger at blevinger@rootchange.org.

Winter Term Social Impact Internships

Are you thinking you want to try a new experience to build out your previous experiences or try something new? Winter term internships for credit are a great way to gain new skills in a sector that you’ve been curious about or want try out. Check out the growing list of WT internships on Handshake.

A quick tip: use the Handshake filter called “Labeled By Your School” –> “CCI Winter Term”. This will result in any opportunities that CCI is helping to curate with employers. Its growing every day.

Winter Term Internships (for credit) – Check out these new additions!

Winter Term 2021 Local Food and Farm Guide InternAddison County Relocalization Network (ACORN)Middlebury, Vermont, United States
Winter Term 2022 Undergraduate Nonproliferation Intern for Middlebury College StudentsMiddlebury Institute of International StudiesMonterey, California, United States

Apply to attend DPMI over J-Term: The Root Change Program in Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation

DPMI/Sitka was designed to answer this question: “What do social justice activists need to know to successfully promote high-impact, sustainable initiatives that address local priorities?” The program includes training on local systems mapping; appreciative interviewing; tools to analyze a local context; stakeholder analysis; situation analysis using problem trees, force field diagrams, and fishbone representations; participatory theory of change development; lean experimentation with appropriate metrics; and proposal writing. Participants are tasked with designing or redesigning a social change initiative that meets the needs of a specific community. They also produce a proposal that can generate financial support for a community priority while meeting funder requirements. This is a 3-week virtual program. You will work closely with local leadership to strengthen two projects sponsored by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s Cultural Resources, Education and Employment Department.

The program fee is $1,000; participants are welcome to apply for a CCE Cross Cultural Community Engagement Grant to help cover the costs of the program.

For further information and to request an application, contact Beryl Levinger at blevinger@rootchange.org

Spend Winter Term Engaged in International Sustainable Development

The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development has re-posted their winter term internship opportunity with a deadline of November 25th. 

Students, you may apply for Cross-cultural Community Service Grants funding through the Center for Community Engagement, which has a deadline of December 2nd.  CCE has generously offered to support AASD applications, but students will need to apply individually by the deadline, as there is not a pre-set amount of funding dedicated for AASD participants only as we have had in place for past j term cohorts.  It is the responsibility of the student to secure their own funding as needed, secure the position with AASD, apply for winter term credit, and to find a faculty sponsor by December 2.

This is a tall order, but if you happened to have seen the recent screening of The Potato King documentary last week, which included utterly beautiful footage of the Peruvian landscape where the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development works, you might be motivated to get this done!  This virtual internship with them won’t be like a visit, but it will help you learn about the culture and resources of Peru.  The deadline for applications to do the internship is November 25.

Be a Climate Action Intern This Winter Term & Get Credit!

Intern with the South Burlington Energy Committee (SBEC), a volunteer group that reports to the City Council, in assisting the City of 18,000 residents to develop the promised Climate Action Plan to achieve local CO2 emissions reductions in line with the Paris Climate goals and supporting the City’s long term commitment to address the climate crisis. Apply for Winter Term internship for credit and challenge yourself to apply your liberal arts learning in a real-world setting and an opportunity to reflect on the connections between your classroom climate change education and hands-on learning. Learn more about getting WT credit HERE.

The Winter Term 2021 SBEC Climate Action Intern will support the SBEC in building the foundation of information that South Burlington requires to define specific goals and to evaluate the progress and effectiveness of the actions the city is undertaking to address its climate goals. As an intern you will tap into these skills: data & analytics, finance, operations / production, writing / editing and communications. During the project, you will work with a team of stakeholders, not limited to: city staff, school staff, utility representatives from Vermont Gas, Green Mountain Power, and Efficiency Vermont, fuel dealers, staff from the CCRPC (Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission), state employees, people from state and national organizations that specialize in emissions inventories, members of other energy committees, and university researchers. 

Don’t wait – get your application in for this tight deadline on November 23rd!

diiVe’s Virtual Internship Program

Intern at diiVe Virtually or In-Person:
Application Deadline: December 1st at 6 p.m. EST (January Term Program) and December 15th 6 p.m. EST (June Programs)

diiVe is looking for ambitious and high performing students looking to kick-start their career in our New Normal. We offer virtual internships and summer abroad programs in consulting and data science where diiVers will work in teams from around the world, building the necessary skills and agency to tackle the challenges of our fast-changing future. diiVe is a competitive program and accepts a limited number of students each year.

Learn more about the program here. Apply now here. Contact a diiVe Alum and Midd Ambassador: Kelly Zhou at yukunz@middlebury.edu.

Note: You could apply for CCCS grants to offset cost of attending this internship. Find the application here

CCI Winter Term in Handshake…With More to Come!

Even before the recent correspondance from the President’s Office about the expected dates for J-Term and spring semesters, the CCI internships team was working hard to drum up some really great internship opportunities for students to do during J-Term. But, I bet you’re wondering how to find these amazing gems?! Here’s a trick:

  • Go to Handshake “Jobs”
  • Open “All Filters”
  • Scroll to the bottom and open “Labeled by your school”
  • Click on “CCI Winter Term”

Here are just a few that are in Handshake now. But check back regularly as employers are posting weekly 9better yet, set up a “Job Alert” in Handshake to get a Notification every time a CCI Winter Term labeled internship gets put on Handshake):

TitleEmployer
Winter Term 2021 Financial Analyst InternshipFocus Advisory Services LLC
Winter Term 2021  Intern in Chambers of Federal District Court JudgeU.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Winter Term 2021 Rural Education Action Program InternshipStanford Rural Education Action Program (REAP)
Winter Term 2021 Internship – Project Y Theatre CompanyProject Y Theatre Company
Winter Term 2021 Media & Marketing Internship (Remote)Cardiomelon LLC
Winter Term 2021 Environmental Journalism InternshipNinth Wave Global
Winter Term 2021 Internship with the Vermont Dance AllianceVermont Dance Alliance
Costume Shop Winter Term 2021 InternMiddlebury College Costume Shop
Winter Term 2021 Crowdfunding Campaign DirectorThe Montauk Mud Company LLC
Winter Term  2021 Sports Mentoring Program CoordinatorStride Foundation