Career Services in the Center for Education in Action (EIA) at Middlebury College requires adherence to professional and ethical standards in all activities including internship, alumni networking, and recruiting programs. Whether through EIA programs, or independently, student behavior directly reflects upon Middlebury College and the relationships that it builds with its constituencies. The following Code of Conduct provides a framework by which students can openly and fairly select internship opportunities, network with alumni, and find support for informed and responsible decision making.
GUIDELINES FOR INTERNS
1) You must not misrepresent yourself when submitting cover letters and resumes, while interviewing or at any time in the process. Potential internship sponsors have the right to verify all pertinent information regarding your candidacy at any point. Examples of misrepresentation include GPA inflation, exaggerated job responsibilities, and overstated foreign language competency.
2) Once you have accepted an internship offer you are expected to complete that internship. Verifiable medical or family emergencies are the only exception.
3) Should you need to withdraw from an accepted internship for non-verifiable medical or family emergencies, you will be prevented from obtaining any other internship opportunities through EIA.
4) You are expected to complete the entire internship with the exception of verifiable medical or family emergencies. Should you not complete the internship, you will be prevented from securing future Middlebury internships or internship funding.
5) Any stipend offered for living expenses for an internship that has not been completed must be returned to the internship sponsor.
6) Internships are professional experiences and professional conduct is expected from interns at all times especially regarding punctuality, attire, demeanor, language, and cross-cultural sensitivity.
These guidelines are not all-inclusive. They are intended to serve as a framework within which the career planning process should function, and as a standard of professionalism to be upheld. Thank you for adhering to these guidelines. If you have any questions please call Career Services at x5100.