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Because of your Middlebury connection, you have access to incredible summer opportunities—whether you want to catch up, get ahead, or just enjoy yourself while learning something new.

Find out more about deadlines for summer scholarships or funding.

Bread Loaf School of English

This summer graduate program with three distinct campuses selectively accepts applications from undergraduates with strong English skills. Learn more »

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

Middlebury students are eligible for fully funded scholarships to attend the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference, or Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference. Learn more »


This Washington, D.C. based program is for Middlebury students who have secured an internship on Capitol Hill. Working with alumni mentors, students will put theory into practice by learning firsthand how U.S. federal policy is developed. Learn more »

Center for Careers and Internships (CCI)

CCI’s advisors provide guidance and resources to help students find the right summer internship opportunity. CCI also offers funding for students with unpaid internship opportunities! Learn more »

Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation (DPMI)

Earn a leadership certificate in international development and social change with a focus on innovative approaches to creating projects, facilitating stakeholder engagement, and strategic partnering. Learn more »

English Preparation for Graduate Studies

This seven-week summer intensive program in Monterey, California, provides advanced language courses specifically for nonnative English speakers who will be attending graduate school in the future. Get extensive practice in academic research and writing, public speaking for academic purposes, reading strategies and vocabulary development, active listening strategies, and graduate life skills. Learn more »


This eight-week paid internship program in Middlebury, Vermont, is for students interested in food systems. It combines diverse internships with dynamic experiential opportunities and cohort living.  Learn more »

Intensive English Program

If you are an international student and English language learner, you can improve your English for academic purposes through this intensive course over the summer. Focus on writing and grammar, reading and vocabulary, and oral communication for eight weeks in beautiful Monterey, California. Learn more »

Island Design Assembly

Island Design Assembly is an intensive design/build program benefiting island communities off the coast of Maine. It's led by McLeod Kredell Architects, with support from Middlebury College. Learn more »

Japan Summer Service-Learning Program

In this four-week intercultural service-learning program, students will work, learn, and engage with local residents in the Tokyo metropolitan region and the mountain village of Tenryu-mura in Nagano Prefecture. Together with students from International Christian University and other member universities of the Service-Learning Asia Network, participants will explore the core principles and practices of community engagement and service learning while gaining new insight on Japanese culture. Learn more »


Jiran (جيران) is a summer language program that pairs intermediate and advanced Arabic students with underserved Arabic-speaking families in New Britain, Connecticut, focusing on Arabic language learning and intercultural competence development. Learn more »

Language Schools

The Language Schools offer intensive immersion programs for complete beginners to graduate students in 11 languages. Their renowned Language Pledge® ensures rapid fluency in a supportive environment. Students can earn up to four units of credit and receive both merit and need-based aid. Learn more »


MiddCORE is a hands-on, four-week, mentor-led program designed to help students launch their education and passions into the world through developing skills in leadership, innovation, and collaboration—essential to the ever-changing work environment. This is a residential program held in Monterey, California. Learn more »

Museum Studies in Oxford

Learn about the structure, management, and activities of museums, as well as the British approach to historic preservation. This five-week program features two credit-bearing courses taught by British experts, a week of experiential learning at an 18th-century estate, and private tours of renowned museums and archives in the area. Learn more »


MuseumWorks is an intensive eight-week paid summer internship program introducing Middlebury College students to the dynamic and multifaceted professional world of museums, libraries, and archives through a combination of internship placements in local cultural institutions, field trips, conversations with specialists, workshops, and collaboration on an exhibition project. Learn more »

Performing Arts and Community Engagement in Uganda

This four-week summer course in Uganda will allow students to immerse themselves in a community of musical instrument makers, exploring the use of the performing arts as a means to effect positive change. Learn more »

Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster/National Poverty Internships and Local Addison County Internships

Students are encouraged to apply for paid, cohort-based, Privilege & Poverty summer internships through Middlebury’s national (Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty) and local (Addison County, Vermont) programs. Application deadline is January 12, 2020. Learn more »

School of the Environment

This six-week summer environmental studies program in Yunnan, China, offers interdisciplinary courses and leadership training. All majors are eligible, classes are in English, and students can earn up to three units of credit along with merit and need aid. Learn more »

Social Impact Corps

The Social Impact Corps connects select Middlebury College and MIIS students with eight-week summer global internships at a social enterprise or NGO. Participants curate the necessary tools to lead a purpose-driven career and receive tangible work experience with a social impact. Learn more »

Summer Intensive Language Program at Monterey

Located in Monterey, California, this intensive program offers eight weeks of rigorous instruction, real-world themes, and engaging cocurricular activities to learners of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish. Learn more »

Summer Research

Each summer, more than 130 Middlebury students are engaged in on-campus research with faculty mentors on topics ranging from philosophy to biochemistry. Student research assistants are funded through many sources, including faculty grants and College-endowed funds. Learn more »

Summer Studies in Oxford

In this six-week “taster” of the Middlebury-CMRS Oxford Humanities Program, students take two credit-bearing courses and have access to a wealth of academic resources. The curriculum includes a tutorial, a hallmark of the Oxford educational system, which is tailored towards their academic interests. Learn more »

Summer Study

Summer Study offers various travel- and field-based experiential courses. In the past, for example, there have been courses on international development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and on nature writing in Alaska. Learn more »

Summer Undergraduate Nonproliferation Fellowship and Internship Program

Fellowship participants conduct research on issues related to the spread and control of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Paid two- to three-month internship participants have opportunities in our Monterey, California, office.  Learn more »