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Applying the Liberal Arts to the World

The College is committed to ensuring that each undergraduate has at least one opportunity to acquire practical experience that furthers his or her aspirations and educational objectives.

The Center for Careers & Internships provides many ways for students to acquire that experience including the following:


Internships enable students to explore career options, pursue academic interests or personal passions, and acquire practical work experience before they start looking for a job. It also helps them make the connections they'll need to find work after graduation. Learn more.

Community Engagement

Each year, more than 1,500 students work as volunteers with organizations addressing community needs in Middlebury and around the world. Community service enables students to deepen their learning and apply course-related theory and content to solve real problems. Learn more.

Self-Directed Projects

Many students at Middlebury choose to apply what they are learning by designing their own projects, beginning with articulating an idea, following through on creating a plan and a budget, putting that plan into action, and analyzing the results. Along the way, they develop creatively and learn organizational, communication, and leadership skills. Learn more.