Middlebury Alternative Breaks (MAlt) is accepting leader applications for February Break 2013 service learning trips. If you have a great idea for a trip complete the application with a co-leader, and turn it in to Ashley Calkins in the Center for Education in Action, 211 Adirondack House, by 3:00 pm on Monday, April 30th. Interviews will be held on May 4th, 5th, and 6th, and leaders will be notified by May 11th.
MAlt trips can be domestic or international, but this year we will also be looking for strong applications in the New England region. This past year MAlt traveled to El Paso, Mexico, The Dominican Republic, Boston, and Tennessee.
Interested in applying? Please contact co-chairs Daniel Loehr at email@example.com and Charlotte Zelle at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
The Service Cluster Board is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Flex Fund Review Committee! This review board allocates funding to worthy student proposed service initiatives throughout the
The Service Cluster Board (SCB) was established in 2009, in collaboration with the SGA Finance Committee, as an umbrella organization to assist in advising and managing the variety of service-based student organizations and initiatives on campus. The SCB now supports 8 official student organizations (i.e. Page 1 Literacy, Habitat for Humanity) and 9 Continuing Initiatives (i.e. Juntos, Relay for Life). In addition, the SCB oversees a pool of flexible funding, known as the “Flex Fund.” This discretionary budget provides an opportunity for any individual, ad-hoc group, or official student group to apply for funding in support of a service initiative and/or leadership training for such initiatives.
Please return your application via email to email@example.com by Thursday April 26th by 5pm and feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to reviewing your applications!
Here’s the application!
As you finish up your last mid-terms and prepare for spring break (isn’t this gorgeous weather so wonderful and timely?), we just wanted to remind you about the funding available for your unpaid summer internships. The next deadline to apply is Wed. April 4. We intentionally set this date so you can use spring break as a time to confirm your plans if necessary. All details are at go/summerfunding.
• Internships can be for career exploration, connecting to your coursework, or pursuing a deep personal interest. The definition of an internship is very flexible! Last summer they ranged from three weeks in Ghana working on bringing potable water to rural villages to seven weeks in Denver with the Colorado Democratic Party managing Latino outreach to twelve weeks in California interning with the San Francisco Mime Troupe.
• If you don’t want to create one on your own, we have so many great internships on our MOJO internship database (go/mojo) in every field, domestic and international, paid and unpaid (and if it’s unpaid, you can apply for funding at go/summerfunding).
Assistant Director, Career Services
Center for Education in Action: Careers, Fellowships and Civic Engagement
Middlebury College | Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.5105 | go.middlebury.edu/eia
is looking for submissions for our Spring issue:
We are looking for nonfiction, journalistic writing + photography
500 – 2000 words (features: 1500 – 2000; shorts: 500)
Deadline: Friday, March 9th
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (questions, submissions)
The deadline for submissions to Blackbird Literary Arts magazine is coming fast. This Monday, March 5th, will be the last day to get your art and writing considered for publication. All you need to do is send an email containing your submission to email@example.com.
We accept anything that can be printed: poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, painting, sculpture, photography, cartoons, really exceptional baked goods. Anything that can be reproduced on paper can be submitted to blackbird.
What have the critics been saying?
Blackbird restored my faith in a geocentric universe!
Despite my feelings about birds with dark plumage, Blackbird is a real treasure.
22 PAID Internship options at National Life Group in Montpelier, VT
Intern this summer at the National Life Group—a family of financial service companies offering a comprehensive portfolio of life insurance, annuity and investment products to help individuals, families and businesses pursue their financial goals. Developed to provide real workplace learning and growth opportunities for upper level undergraduate students, this Internship Program offers 22 positions in a wide range of career interests including: Law, Human Resources, Financial Reporting, Corporate Communications, Sustainable Investing Research, Accounting, Marketing & Distribution and more!
Over the years this program has provided students with the opportunity to engage in meaningful, career-relevant work; several Midd alums work at National Life, and Tucker Johnson ’12 worked there last summer and had a great experience!
National Life group is coming to campus to recruit on Thursday, March 1—stop by the Career Services Library at 2pm to chat with the recruiter, and attend the Internship Program Info Session at 4:30pm in The Orchard-Hillcrest.
Deadline to Apply: March 31st
For more information visit go/middmojo
Students interested in securing a job on campus this summer, please read ALL the information on the Student Employment Office (SEO) Website. http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/seo/summer
Here are a few high-lights:
How to apply for a Job
Jobs will be posted on the SEO website. Students will need to complete a profile through the online system (follow the instructions posted on the Web page) if they haven’t already. It is recommended to set up the profile up NOW so you will be ready to quickly apply for jobs as they become available. https://middlebury.igreentree.com/CSS_MIDD_Student/CSSPage_Welcome.asp
All students hired to work for Middlebury during the summer must submit a Summer Student Employment and Housing form to SEO by April 20th. Forms are available on the Website and in the office.
Students that have not worked on campus before and do not have a blue employment card, will need to complete some forms in SEO. Click on Employment Eligibility on the website for additional information. http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/seo/eligibility
All summer jobs must conclude by August 17th, the end of Language Schools. Job extensions previously approved by the Student Employment Office are the only exceptions (these will be noted on the job posting).
Campus housing is available only to those who are working on campus a minimum of 30 hours per week in an on-campus Middlebury student position.
Weekly Costs for Summer Student Employees living on campus: Rent is $50 per week and covers housing and activities fee. Summer Student Employees will be housed in Stewart and Starr. The meal plan is an additional $50 per week from June 11 to August 17 and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on the weekends. Meals will be served in Ross Fireplace Lounge. Student Employees housed on campus during that time period will be charged for the meal plan. Payments for room and board will be made through payroll deduction unless prepaid in full by April 20th.
[Note: 2012 graduates can NOT work in a student position and may NOT live in student housing. Please click on job seekers on the College’s home page to see available staff opportunities.]
Please contact student employment with any questions.
Student Employment Office
The Center for Education in Action brings you Middlebury FoodWorks, a NEW internship program JUST for Middlebury students. Up to 12 students will be able to participate in Middlebury FoodWorks, a nine-week paid internship program – with free housing – focused on the local food economy in Louisville, KY.
Fourteen positions currently available in city government, microenterprise and economic development, health and nutrition, retail, publishing, with non-profits, AND yes, on farms. Find out more on the Middlebury FoodWorks website: go/mfw.
Apply for as many FoodWorks positions that interest you, through MOJO. Applications due March 2. Seniors may apply.
Details about the program include:
- Meaningful four-day/week internships with a company or organization working on a component of developing the local food economy in Louisville.
- $2100 stipend for 9 weeks of work. The program dates are from Monday, June 4 to Friday, August 3, 2012
- High content “Fifth Day” presentations and projects relating to the local food system and economy*
- FREE student housing provided at Bellarmine University,
- Mentoring by Middlebury alumni and parents in Louisville
- Profound personal engagement among interns, members of the local food sector, and the Greater Louisville community.
Information Sessions coming up this week and next; check the events calendar. Questions? Contact Amy McGlashan, firstname.lastname@example.org or x5103.
With Daffodil Days, an ACS annual fundraiser, YOU can make a difference!
Welcome spring & support the American Cancer Society by purchasing daffodils!
Order your bouquets by 4:00 pm on Monday, March 2! To order daffodils by credit card for yourself, a friend or colleague, a cancer survivor, or to make a donation without ordering flowers, please use the Middlebury College Box Office web site via: go/boxoffice. You can also drop off cash or checks at the Box Office, located in McCullough. Please make checks payable to Middlebury College.
These beautiful spring flowers will brighten anyone’s day, and represent hope to many cancer patients.
To help the ACS further its research, education, advocacy, and service programs, you can order:
– Individual Bouquet of 10 daffodils: $10.00 each
– Gift of Hope (a vase of daffodils given to a cancer patient or survivor through ACS): minimum $25.00
– Boyd Teddy Bear with a bouquet of 10 daffodils: $25.00
– Bear Hugs for Hope (a Boyd Teddy bear given to a child impacted by cancer): minimum $25.00
– Potted daffodil bulbs (3 multi-stem bulbs per pot): $15.00
– Boxes of 50 bouquets (500 daffodils): $500.00
Orders must be placed by 4:00 pm on Mon., March 2. Flowers will arrive at the Middlebury College Box Office in McCullough ready for pick-up during the week of March 19th. ACS selects recipients for Gifts of Hope and Bear Hugs for Hope and will deliver to patients.