Winter Term Credit
If you decide to pursue credit for your Winter Term internship there are a number of steps to complete.
Remember, if you do not need the credit and do not need to reside on campus for your internship you may Opt Out of Winter Term and still complete your internship.
- Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good academic standing may apply for credit.
- You may not repeat the same winter term internship for credit.
- A second internship must be substantially different from the first. Generally, the Curriculum Committee will not look favorably on an application that involves work in the same organization as an earlier internship or work that involves repeated application of the same skills and experiences used in an internship previously completed.
- A maximum of two for-credit internships may be taken during any student's four-year college career.
After completing the internship, final credit is awarded when you:
- Receive a positive evaluation from the intern supervisor, which addresses your performance and attendance.
- Submit either a daily journal or a substantial piece of writing to—and assigned by—the academic sponsor. On the basis of your written work, the academic sponsor will submit a recommendation of "credit" or "no credit."
Some employers require credit—but not all winter term internships need to be done for credit. If you have checked carefully with the registrar and your academic adviser and don’t need credit, you can—and should—still explore internship options.
Applying for Winter Term Internship Academic Credit
Step-by-Step Instructions for MOJO
Applications for academic credit for J-term internships are submitted via MOJO.
1. Log into MOJO: Go to www.middmojo.com and click on Students. Enter your complete Middlebury e-mail address and your college ID number (minus the first 2 zeros) as your password. Click Go.
2. Upload your resume and personal statement:
|Resume — Be sure to include any past internships in your "Experience" section, as well as your contact information over December recess and during the course of your internship.
Personal Statement — Address in one page (approximately 500 words) the following points:
- From your MOJO home page, click on Documents.
- Click Add New.
- In the Label field, name your resume (example: 2012 Resume).
- Select the document type: Resume
- Click Browse and locate the file you wish to upload.
- Click Submit.
- Repeat the above procedure for your personal statement and select Document Type ‘Other Document’.
3. Apply for Winter Term Internship Academic Credit:
- Click on the Jobs/Internships tab in MOJO and immediately click on Midd-Friendly Jobs/Internships.
- On the tab Position Type, select Midd-friendly Internships.
- In the Keywords field type Application for credit, select Search
- Scroll down and click the job title: Winter Term Intern APPLICATION for CREDIT
- MOJO will display application information on your screen. Read the description.
- On the upper right hand side of the screen, click APPLY.
- Choose your resume and personal statement that you uploaded in step #2 above.
- Do not forget to hit the Submit button.
- Once you’ve submitted your application correctly, you will receive a confirmation e-mail!
4. Make sure that these three forms are submitted:
a. Assumption of Risk and Code of Conduct Form [STUDENT SUBMITS]
b. Sponsor Internship Description Form [SPONSOR SUBMITS]
c. Faculty Adviser/Academic Sponsor Approval Form [ADVISOR/SPONSOR SUBMITS]
What is the difference between a Faculty Adviser and an Academic Sponsor?
Faculty Adviser — the person you see for your major
Academic Sponsor — that person, faculty, or staff, who has experience in, interest in, or expertise in the field in which you are doing your internship.
DEADLINE: Monday, October 29, 2012
If you miss the deadline, you will have to register for another course during J-term registration in early November. Then, later if you secure an internship and want credit, you will have to fill out an Add/Drop card.
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