Internships

Through internships supported by the Clarence and Anne Dillon Dunwalke Trust, Time Warner Inc., and others, the Middlebury C.V. Starr Schools Abroad offer qualified undergraduates a chance to gain practical experience as part of their education abroad.

Students enhance and strengthen their foreign language skills, deepen their social immersion in a foreign culture, and gain in-depth experience within a foreign work environment for 10-16 hours per week. This experience can also provide participants with new knowledge and skills that may lead to greater career, graduate school, and other opportunities in the future.

Internship opportunities are supported by the Dillon Dunwalke Fellows Program, established by Clarence and Anne Dillon Dunwalke Trust through Mark M. Collins, Jr., '79, and the Ronald H. Brown-Time Warner Endowment, established by Time Warner Inc., in honor of former Secretary of Commerce, Ron Brown '62.  Both of these funds support the placement and supervision of students in a variety of work environments while pursuing studies at the Middlebury Schools Abroad.

For full-year students in their second semester, the School's internship program provides the opportunity to gather valuable job-experience in a field of interest. (A very limited number of internships might be available for one-semester-only students. Please inquire.) While there is no guarantee that a specific internship will be available in a specific semester, here is a list of institutions who have welcomed our students in the past or who have expressed their interest in providing an internship to our students in the future:

Internships in Mainz:

  • Prof. Dr. Thorsten Faas  Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Bereich "Empirische Politikforschung" (Political Science)
  • Gymnasium am Kurfürstlichen Schloss Mainz (High School)
  • Euro Japan Business Services e.K. (translation services)
  • Membrane Biochemistry, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, (Department of Pharmacy and Biochemistry)
  • Gutenberg-Museum, Druckladen (museum, printing press)
  • mz³ | architekten ingenieure GbR (architecture)
  • SYRA_SCHOYERER ARCHITEKTEN BDA (architecture)
  • ZDF (public broadcaster)
  • MRM Medienservice Rhein Main GmbH & Co. KG (local newspaper)
  • LABOR ─ Agentur für moderne Kommunikation GmbH (media & communication agency)
  • Frauenlob-Gymnasium Mainz (High School)
  • Staatstheater Mainz GmbH (theater)
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden (theater)
  • "Wirtschaftsförderung / Büro für Medienwirtschaft", Landeshauptstadt Mainz, Amt für Wirtschaft und Liegenschaften (City Mainz, office of economic development, media department)
  • Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde an der Universität Mainz e.V. (history)
  • SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT (art museum)
  • MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main (art museum)
  • Kunsthalle Mainz (art museum)
  • Prof Dr. Marion Grein, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institut für Deutsch als Fremdsprache (German as a Foreign Language)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Simon, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institut Kulturanthropology (Anthropology)
  • Prof. Dr. Josef Johannes Schmid,  Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz,  Historisches Seminar/Neuere Geschichte (History)
  • E. + H. Faerber, Büro für Architektur und Innenarchitektur (architecture)

Internships in Berlin:

 

  • Haus für Poesie Berlin (Literature, Poetry, Visual Arts)
  • Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (Culture and Literature, Research Institute)
  • Freie Universität, Otto-Suhr-Insitut für Politikwissenschaft, Prof. Ingo Peters (Political Science), Center for Transnational Studies, Foreign and Security Politics (ATASP)
  • NATULIS Group AG (Real Estate)
  • UNIQUE Fragrance GmbH (Cosmetics, Business, HR)
  • Rainer Warzecha (artist)
  • Werner Brunner (artist)
  • Galerie Esther Schipper (art gallery)
  • Galerie Max Hetzler (art gallery)
  • American Academy in Berlin (research and culture institution)
  • DEFA-Stiftung (film/archives)
  • Bundestag (government)
  • John F. Kennedy German-American Community School (Elementary/Middle/High School)
  • KSP JÜRGEN ENGEL ARCHITEKTEN GmbH (architecture)
  • Architekturbüro Dr. Mertens Architekt BDA (architecture)
  • Berghof Foundation (NGO, Humanitarian Work)
  • UN World Food Programme (WFP) (Humanitarian Work)
  • arche noVa - Initiative für Menschen in Not e.V. (NGO, Humanitarian Work)
  • Priori Data GmbH (IT)
  • Galerie Katharina Maria Raab (art gallery)
  • Collection Regard (art gallery)
  • Ecologic Institut gemeinnützige GmbH (environmental protection)
  • Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik (politics)
  • Citizens For Europe e.V. (NGO, politics)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V., USA/Transatlantische Beziehungen (international politics)
  • Human Rights Watch (NGO)
  • Klaus Mindrup, MdB (member of Bundestag, politics)
  • Democracy Reporting International (NGO, politics)
  • Galerie Deschler (art gallery)
  • Ch. Links Verlag (publishing house)
  • Prof. Dr. Hilge Landweer, Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Philosophie (philosophy)
  • Verbrecher Verlag, Listau & Sundermeier GbR (Publishing House)
  • Arsenal – Institut für Film und Videokunst e.V. (film institute, video art)
  • Über den Tellerand e.V. (NGO, Humanitarian Work)
  • Mare Verlag (publishing house)
  • Tandem (e-learning)
  • ResearchGate GmbH (research)
  • Deutsche Welle (radio, journalism)
  • Artopd (art gallery)

This list is not comprehensive -- we're happy to add another institution's name due to your interest! Simply let us know about your interests as soon as possible.

No matter whether students decide to do an internship or not, all students are supported with gaining or improving skills valuable for pursuing any career they may choose (i.e. time- and self-management).

In any given year, we cannot guarantee an internship in a specific field or organization, though we will make every effort to accommodate. Please be aware that prospective internship providers normally expect candidates to have appropriate skills or background knowledge and interest in the field. In addition, students must have strong functional skills in the target language.