“Everyone working on the Middlebury campus in the summer is expected to respect the Language Pledge®. This includes academic year students who are employed by various Middlebury service departments (Library, ITS, Media Services, etc.) and summer research students. For the duration of the summer, these students play a key role in facilitating the academic program of approximately 1,250 people from all over the world who are here to immerse themselves in language and culture. All Language Schools students have pledged to speak, hear, read, and write only the language they are studying. Language School students (including Middlebury College undergraduate students who are attending) are not permitted to attend social events where English is spoken, nor are they allowed to use English except as required to obtain essential services outside their Schools. We rely on your discretion in using English (conversation, playing radios and stereos, etc.) also in places where you are likely to encounter Language School students—particularly in the dining hall, library, fitness center, pool, and other shared facilities. While we recognize that the responsibility for adhering to the Language Pledge® rests with Language Schools students themselves, you can help them by not initiating any interaction.” Michael Geisler – VP of Language Schools, Schools Abroad, Grad Programs; Professor of German
Be a Summer Residential Life Intern!
Residential Life and Housing announces the opening of applications for two Summer Residential Intern positions for Summer 2014. The Summer Residential Interns (SRI) work to develop community and act as a resource for students living on-campus in residence halls. This position is open to all undergraduate students who meet the qualifications of the position.
The Summer Residential Intern position begins May 20, 2015 and continues until September 15, 2015. Summer Residential Interns must be available for the full summer term.
Job Description & Responsibilities
The Summer Residential Intern (SRI) is an employee of Residential Life and Middlebury College, in the department of the Dean of Students and is supervised by the Associate Dean of Students for Residential and Student Life. Summer Residential Interns work in with summer student residents and primarily function as a resource for students living on-campus. Additionally, Summer Residential Interns provide for community development through event planning, maintaining regular availability, and providing on-call support throughout the summer. The RLI will assist in office functions, data collection, publications, and special projects. There are two RLIs each summer.
The Summer Resident Assistant typically works forty hours per week, but may vary from week to week.
Qualifications & Eligibility
The ideal Summer Residential Intern is an undergraduate student who demonstrates an understanding of both the mission of Residential Life and the College. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience in leadership, conflict resolution, teamwork, and working with diverse groups of individuals. Candidates should also demonstrate competency in written and oral communication, as well as use of good judgment in handling sensitive issues.
A successful candidate will be active, possess a positive demeanor and have excellent interpersonal skills along with a creative energy. Rising Senior status preferred but not required. Prior Residential Life or other student leadership experience preferred. An interest in a career in Student Affairs/Residential Life a plus. Applicants must have lived on-campus for at least one year.
Free room and board
Applications for the position will be posted in January 2015.
Each summer, the College offers housing for undergraduate students who are working at the College. On campus summer housing is a privilege. All College policies, including but not limited to those related to community standards, conduct, respect, and residence hall regulations, are fully enforceable during the summer employment period. Failure to adhere to them may result in the immediate termination of a student’s housing, among other things. Students working off-campus are not eligible for on campus housing.
The following is a brief synopsis of important information you need to know over the summer. For a complete overview of summer regulations please refer to the Summer Student Employee Handbook online. Summer Housing is different than during the academic year. Issues which may result in College discipline during the academic year may carry the additional penalty of a loss of housing over the summer.