Apply now: Paid summer internships for Vermont recovery

Vermont Campus Compact is offering Vermont college and university students the opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways to Vermont recovery with six-week paid internships this summer from June 11 – July 27. Interns will work 30 hours per week and will be compensated $9.50/hour. Interns will need reliable transportation, and in most cases will need to secure their own housing; some assistance in finding housing may be available.

– Build valuable career, civic, and leadership skills. Participate in professional development trainings and reflections as part of a cohort of 10 undergraduate and graduate students working with Vermont Long-Term Recovery Committees or other community organizations around the state.

– Now accepting internship applications. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Please visit for position descriptions, application, and additional information.

Student applicants must be current undergraduate or graduate students at Vermont Campus Compact member campuses – Middlebury College is a VCC member campus!

Example position:
The American Red Cross of Vermont and New Hampshire Valley (Burlington, VT)
The American Red Cross of Vermont and New Hampshire Valley seeks a VCC intern to work on a new and exciting initiative to build community sheltering capacity throughout Vermont. The impact of Tropical Storm Irene demonstrated a need to ensure that every community has the training and capacity to provide temporary, emergency shelter during times of disaster. The Vermont and New Hampshire Valley American Red Cross is undertaking an initiative to bring the training and basic supplies to every Vermont community that elects to participate. Join us and be a part of both the planning and implementation phases of this vital program. Candidates will report directly to the Chief Response Officer, with the opportunity to draw upon his 30 years of experience in disaster preparedness and response. A valid driver’s license is a must. The ideal candidate will be proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher (or similar programs). Solid interpersonal skills are a must.

Paid Addison County Anti-Poverty Internships – Deadline 3/7

These four internships offer a meaningful opportunity to spend summer fighting poverty in Vermont. This year the internships will take place at the John Graham Homeless Shelter, Middlebury Transitional Care Coalition Farm-To-Plate program, HOPE, and the Addison County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Middlebury Community Care Coalition, Inc. (MCCC) – Farm-to-Plate Intern: MCCC is a volunteer, non-profit providing basic food and housing for local residents who need assistance. Community Lunch and Community Supper together provide over 18,000 meals each year, and with the participation of the Nash farm, as well as church, student and community organizations, MCCC is ready to launch Farm-to-Plate as its fifth ongoing program in collaboration with the Nash Farm. Through this program the intern will learn both the structure and challenges of food production/distribution/storage and the stresses faced by individuals/families trying to overcome poverty. Internship duties will range from developing a conceptual structure for managing the farm’s output to planting, harvesting, and coordinating meals at the Lunch and Supper programs with the produce. Internship Dates: May 28 – August 3, 2012

John Graham Homeless Shelter
The John W. Graham Emergency Shelter has provided food, shelter and hope to homeless individuals and families for thirty-one years. The Shelter offers its services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to individuals and families with children. Many are the hardest to house including survivors of abuse, violence and rape; people with disabilities; people in recovery; and people suffering with mental illness. The John Graham Shelter summer intern will be a key team player in providing food, shelter and hope to Addison County’s homeless population, with a special emphasis on helping the Shelter to launch its community mentor program. Internship Dates: June 11 – August 17, 2012

HOPE is a private 501(c)(3) organization whose is “to reduce the effects of poverty in Addison County.” Core programs have always included the provision of food, clothing and household items, heat and housing. The intern will serve as an Assistant in a Local Food Access Program, which is intended to strengthen connections between farmers, food shelves and low income persons; to continue to increase the amount of local, healthy food available to those who typically cannot obtain it; to increase market opportunities for farmers; to educate people on the harvest, preservation and preparation of produce; and to provide opportunities for low income persons and others to participate in a project that will provide benefit to a wide range of people and will promote new community relationships. Internship Dates: June 11 – August 17, 2012

Addison County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: ACCADSV is a collaborative group of AC agencies and organizations that work together to prevent domestic and sexual violence through education and closing gaps amongst providers. Our mission is to promote and enhance the safety and well-being of all members of the Addison County Community. The intern will work with community agencies to engage and educate community members in projects including teen-center outreach, data collection, and other community programs. Internship Dates: June 11 – August 17, 2012

How do I apply?
Find our more information and apply through MOJO! Log in and search for “Middlebury College Civic Engagement” under Midd-friendly Internships and follow the instructions to submit a cover letter, resume, transcript (can be unofficial), and two letters of recommendation. Applications are due on March 7, 2012. Interviews will be held in mid-March and successful applicants will be notified before spring break.

What if I have questions?
Attend one of the two information sessions:
Tues., February 28, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 29th at 12:15 p.m. in the Center for Education in Action (EIA) Library in Adirondack House
OR Contact Ashley Calkins,
Contact Tim Mosehauer ( or ext. 5105) about MOJO.

Interns will earn $8.70 per hour, 35 hours per week. Students can choose to reside on campus for $100 per week, meal plan included.

Interested in spending your summer making a difference in the community?

Consider applying to the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
June 10 – August 4, 2012
Georgetown University, Washington, DC



The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service is a summer academic internship program in Washington, D.C. offering both internships and classes focusing on volunteerism and the nonprofit sector.

Highlights of the Institute include:
• Internships – Competitive placements with leading nonprofit organizations
• Classes – Up to 9 transferable credits in ethics and philanthropy from Georgetown University
• Housing – Roommate matching and furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of D.C.
• Service – A variety of hands-on community projects with local and national organizations
• Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top nonprofit executives and scholars
• Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
• Networking – With seasoned nonprofit professionals and top student leaders from around the world
• Scholarships – Approximately 70% of students receive generous awards based on merit and financial need.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until March 7, 2012. Students who complete their application by the priority deadline of February 7, 2012 will receive priority internship placement and scholarship consideration.

For more information or to start an application, please visit the website.

If you are considering a summer of service and have questions about the program, please feel free to contact Kristen Wright, IPVS Program Coordinator, at or 202.986.0384.

1/31 Application Deadline: Community-Based Post-Graduate Opportunity for Future Healthcare Leaders


Unique community based “Gap Year” opportunity for those interested in medicine, healthcare, community health, public health, or other community based service careers.

Students who are selected for this competitive one year (13 month) Fellowship will live in Greensboro, Alabama and will work alongside other outstanding “Horseshoe Farm Fellows” selected from around the country. Selected Fellows will have the opportunity to be directly involved in nearly all aspects of the leadership and management of this innovative community based non-profit organization and its service programs for children, mentally disabled adults, and elderly members of the community. Selected Fellows will also have the opportunity to:

* Learn about effective engagement with and work with a community. Learn how to effectively develop and lead social entrepreneurial initiatives in a community.

* Help lead, manage, and provide direct service in an innovative housing and companionship program for women with mental disorders.

* Help manage and run several mentoring, tutoring, and activities programs for children in the community.

* Help lead, manage, and develop programs for a new “Community Clubhouse” for vulnerable members of our community.

* Learn about (through weekly readings and discussions) health care systems issues including the structure and financing of the U.S. health care system, health care law and ethics, healthcare economics, the history of the U.S. health care system, and health policy.

* Work directly with M.D., M.B.A. physician who is Director and primary teacher in project and Fellowship. Have opportunity to work in and learn about rural community hospital settings, to shadow other physicians and health professionals, and learn about rural healthcare and health systems.

This opportunity is geared primarily to students with very strong leadership potential and with an interest in community based service careers (especially but not exclusively those interested in medicine or healthcare).

The Fellowship application & more information are available at The Fellowship application deadline is January 31, 2012.

Passionate about issues of poverty and social justice? Paid summer internship opportunity!

Spend eight weeks as a paid Shepherd Alliance Intern during the summer working at an agency located in an urban or rural area in the Eastern U.S. Applications due January 15th.

What is the Shepherd Alliance Program?
The Shepherd Alliance unites student interns from Berea, Middlebury, Morehouse and Spelman colleges; Washington and Lee University law and undergraduate programs; and participating Bonner Scholar institutions with agencies that work to benefit impoverished members of society. Students learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States by working for eight weeks to strengthen impoverished communities and work alongside individuals seeking to improve their communities. The agencies, located in various urban and rural sites in the United States, focus on education, healthcare, legal services, housing, hunger, social and economic needs, and community-building efforts. Students work with agencies that fit their intellectual interests in order to develop their experience and skills for o civic involvement and employment.

When is the Shepherd Alliance Program?

The 2012 program will begin with an orientation June 8-10. After concluding volunteer work, students will gather for a conference, August 7-8, in Little Rock, Arkansas in order to report on their summer experiences. Students from each of the Alliance schools participate in the orientation and the closing conference. All expenses for housing and meals are covered for these meetings.

How do I apply?
Middlebury College students apply for the Shepherd Poverty Alliance Summer Internship through MOJO! Log in and search for “Shepherd Poverty” under Midd-friendly Internships and follow the instructions (complete the online application and upload a resume, transcript (can be unofficial), and two letters of recommendation. At least one of these recommendations should come from a Middlebury staff or faculty member. Selected applicants will be interviewed later in January. Finalists will be determined in late January, early February. Applications are due on January 15, 2012. Interviews will be held in late January. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of January 2012, with placements finalized
in mid-spring.

What if I have questions?
Attend one of the two information sessions:
Tues., Jan. 10, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. in the Center for Education in Action (EIA) Library in Adirondack House
OR Contact Tiffany Sargent ( or ext. 5082) about the internships.
Contact Tim Mosehauer ( or ext. 5105) about MOJO.

View the Shepherd Alliance information page

How can I afford to do this?
The 3-5 students selected to represent Middlebury will each receive a $1,500 stipend. In addition, housing, meals and a small living allowance will also be provided. Note: U.S citizens may also be eligible to pursue a part-time AmeriCorps education award (voucher to be used toward education costs) valued at approximately $1,000.

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