Thank you for providing opportunities for Middlebury students to get real-world experience!

Internships are considered a high-impact learning practice. They are key to providing students with an experiential opportunity for exploring career options, connecting to academic work, and/or pursuing a deep personal interest. The internship you are offering is a major contributor in helping them move towards this goal.

Please note: We encourage employers to provide paid internships, but we realize this is not always possible.  The College has a limited amount of funding for students who secure an unpaid summer internship.  If providing an unpaid summer internship, we recommend using a mid-March 2018 approximate application deadline date to ensure enough time to interview students and make an offer, which in turn will enable students, if desired, to have sufficient time to apply for Middlebury College's competitive internship funding (deadline: early April 2018).

Middlebury College does not offer college credit or transcript notation for summer internships.
Middlebury does offer credit for unpaid Winter Term internships.

What makes a great internship for Middlebury students?

  • Thoughtful training and orientation to ensure that the student is "set up for success." This could include sessions on the unique culture in your workplace and offering professional development opportunities, such as brown-bag lunches and informational interviews with other employees at the organization.
  • Challenging projects with a meaningful impact, with the opportunity to interact with others.
  • A safe and productive working environment that fosters professionalism and ethical conduct.
  • An adequate number of weekly hours throughout the agreed-upon internship duration. Recommendations: 35-40 hrs/wk in summer, 5-10 hrs/wk in fall and spring, 25 hrs/wk for January term (four weeks). 
  • If you are interested in considering recent graduates for spring, summer, and fall internships, we do include postings for recent graduates as well. You should select that group from the drop-down menu when posting your internship.

How can a good intern supervisor best support Middlebury students?

  • Assist in the development of goals and objectives and a specific plan to meet them.
  • Provide a structured list of the intern's expected responsibilities and explain mechanisms for evaluation.
  • Meet with the intern regularly to provide guidance and constructive feedback.

What do I do now to post my internship?

Please click the link below to complete the employer registration and post your position. If we have questions, we'll follow up. Once the position is approved and posted in Handshake you will receive a system-generated message informing you of the approval. We'll then promote your opportunity to our students. After the application deadline, we will follow up with you to understand candidate selection outcomes and to debrief candidate performance. We believe that this is an important, mutually beneficial element of our relationship with you that will enhance your recruiting experience with us. 

A Few Tips for Making Your Posting Most Effective:

  • Use a title that is descriptive of the function that will be performed. If you must include a date or Job ID number, please enter it at the end of the description.
  • Be sure to select the job function that best fits the internship for which you are recruiting; students interested in that function will be targeted with promotion.
  • Use multiple postings if you are seeking candidates for different functional positions with differing qualifications and timeframes.
  • A complete and accurate job description is critical to attracting the appropriate candidates. Keep the interesting position description brief but reflective of the work associated with the positon; make sure you include any factors of the position or your organization that you feel will make it distinctive and desirable.
  • Qualifications should express the key competencies required. Specify the class year(s) for which the internship is intended. If you wish to target specific majors, please include those designations in the qualifications. A preferred level of competencies may also be included but should be noted.
  • We recommend your application period be no longer than 60 days. We do not accept repetitive postings of the same opportunity within a single semester. You may, however, repost the opportunity once in a subsequent semester.
  • We do not hold on-campus interviews for unpaid internships.

Thank you again for posting your internship! 

Click here to post your internship in Handshake.