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:
Printing-Shop, Gutenberg Museum
ZDF (Second Public TV Station)
State Parliament Rhineland-Palatinate
TRIGA-Research Reactor, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Political Science Department, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
International Office, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Internships in Berlin:
Filmmuseum, Potsdamer Platz
JFK School Berlin
Political Science Department, Freie Universität
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.