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What Will Your Internship Story Be?

One of the most exciting chapters of your Middlebury education can be participating in an internship! An internship provides an opportunity to explore your interests and gain experience -- you might follow a personal passion, connect to your academic work, volunteer with a not-for-profit organization, or confirm your interest in a particular career path. No matter your interests or what you decide to pursue, CCI is here is help you dream big and accomplish your goals.

Middlebury defines an internship as an experience that:

  • Provides "real-world" experience beyond the classroom.
  • Involves reciprocity, i.e., a mutually beneficial experience for both the student and the internship provider.
  • Includes a high level of supervision, training, and mentoring.
  • Typically takes place in winter term and/or summer.
  • May be credit bearing, except for summer internships.
  • May be a self-directed project.
  • Can be local, domestic, or international.

According to a 2019 national survey, employers are seeking candidates who have problem-solving, teamwork, communication, and leadership skills, and those who have  completed internships. Completing one or two internships during your time at Middlebury will give you that valuable experience!

Anne Benson '19 searches for crabs with elementary school students during her Environmental Education in Japan Self-Directed Project, Murakami, Japan.