Middlebury

Contact Information for Internships in Latin America

International Programs & Off-Campus Study - to speak to the coordinator of the School in Latin America
Tel: 802.443.5745

Middlebury College School in Latin America (Argentina) - Juan Hurtado, Internship supervisor
Tel: 011.54.11.5238.3000; jhurtado@middlebury.edu

Middlebury College School in Latin America (Brazil, and Uruguay) - Claudio González Chiaramonte, Director
Tel: 011.54.11.4671.0731; cgonzal@middlebury.edu

Middlebury College School in Latin America (Chile and Mexico) - Jeff Stevenson, Director
Tel: 011.56.2.233.9076; jstevens@middlebury.edu

Career Services Office - for advice and counseling
Tel: 802.443.5100; careerservices@middlebury.edu; web site

Internship Interviews

During the application process, you may be required to interview with potential internship supervisors.

The Director/Internship Coordinator will arrange the interviews for you and may accompany you to these interviews. S/he will explain the goals and requirements of the internship to your potential supervisor and will give them your resume. You should be prepared to discuss your goals and interests, and what you hope to both contribute and gain from the internship.

Here are some points to remember during the interviews:

  • Each interview is different, but the main objective is for you to persuade the supervisor that s/he should accept you for the intern position.
  • Think about your interests, skills, training, and work experience, and how you will convey these in the interview.
  • Express your interest in particular projects or tasks; and do not be afraid to ask questions. Let the interviewer know what you would be interested in doing as an intern and how you would be an asset to his/her organization.
  • The Director/Internship Coordinator will provide you with information about the organization prior to your interview. Review this information before the interview, and prepare several questions to ask about the organization (its purpose and activities), your duties and responsibilities, and the type of projects in which you may be involved.
  • Do not be late to your interview, and by all means, do not miss your interview. Confirm arrangements with the Director/Internship Coordinator about the time, place, and person who will interview you. If there is an emergency and you are unable to make the appointment, please let the Director/Internship Coordinator know right away so the interview can be rescheduled.
  • Dress neatly and make yourself presentable. Appropriate attire varies depending on the type of work environment, so discuss this with the Director/Internship Coordinator.
  • Be sure to show your enthusiasm! Explain why this particular internship is of interest to you, and how it will help you work towards your future personal and professional goals.

Remember: An internship interview is like a job interview, and the interviewer is under no obligation to accept you for the position. You have to demonstrate that you are a viable candidate.

On The Job - Internships Abroad

In order to ensure a successful internship experience, you must be proactive and take initiative. You will be responsible for yourself and your learning. The staff in many organizations and businesses is extremely busy and overworked. If you don't assert yourself, you may fall through the cracks.

You may have to prove yourself to your supervisor in the first few weeks. If you are given an easy assignment which makes you think, "I didn't come all the way here to do this kind of work!" do the assignment cheerfully and with as much effort as you would for an assignment that is more challenging and interesting. Your supervisor may have given you an assignment to see how you will deal with it. Remember that at all times during your internship, you will need to be flexible.

Unless you are working for an international and/or western government agency, you will need to be comfortable working in a relatively unstructured work environment. If you are not working on a specific assignment at the moment, use the opportunity to learn more about the organization and the field in which you are working. In general, internship supervisors not only appreciate your asking questions, but they expect it. Take the time to get to know your supervisor and discuss what is expected of you. Remember that your employer may never have hosted an intern before, so you may have to take the initiative.

Also, remember that every job has slow days. Get to know the people with whom you work, even if they are not your age. There are lots of things you can learn from your co-workers if you make the effort.

Once you've been at your internship for a while, ask for more challenging assignments. Ask to take responsibility for a project or a component of a project that will draw on your strengths, address your weakness, and allow you to improve yourself and gain valuable experience.

The Director/Internship Coordinator will monitor your overall internship experience. S/he will contact you and your internship supervisor regularly to discuss your internship. Please contact the Director/Internship Coordinator immediately if you have any problems or need other advice or help regarding your internship. It is not acceptable to stop attending your internship because you decide you do not like it or because it is not what you expected. If this situation occurs, talk to the Director/Internship Coordinator so any problems can be addressed. Also, if you are sick and cannot go to work, please let the Director/Internship Coordinator know, so that s/he may inform your internship supervisor.

At the end of your internship, be sure to send a thank-you note to your supervisor, recognizing his or her efforts and support for you. This is also important because you may want to ask your supervisor for a reference in the future, whether for a job or graduate school applications. Expressing your appreciation can also help create opportunities for future students to intern with that organization.

Evaluation & Other Requirements for Internships

The Director or Internship Coordinator will provide evaluation forms to all student-interns and their supervisors prior to the end of the internship. Students should return these forms along with all required written assignments to the Director/Internship Coordinator before their departure from the Middlebury School Abroad.

Contact Information for Internships in Latin America

International Programs & Off-Campus Study - to speak to the advisor for the Country in Latin America where you'll be studying
Tel: 802.443.5745
Nicole Chance for Brazil, Bill Mayers for Chile, or Susan Parsons for Argentina and Uruguay

Middlebury College School in Latin America (Argentina) - Juan Hurtado, Internship supervisor
Tel: 011.54.11.5238.3000; jhurtado@middlebury.edu

Middlebury College School in Latin America (Brazil, and Uruguay) - Claudio González Chiaramonte, Director
Tel: 011.54.11.4671.0731; cgonzal@middlebury.edu

Middlebury College School in Latin America (Chile) - Jeff Stevenson, Director
Tel: 011.56.2.233.9076; jstevens@middlebury.edu

Career Services Office - for advice and counseling
Tel: 802.443.5100; careerservices@middlebury.edu; web site

College Credit for Internships

Serious students have the opportunity to earn credit for an internship.*

Interns will be required to fulfill a variety of work-related  and academic assignments:

  • Interns will work from 10-15 hours a week.
  • Interns will complete an independent research paper (~20 pages) in the target language that will be graded by a faculty member on site.
  • Interns will keep a daily journal in the target language of their activity at the internship that should be a record of the internship experience: recording assignments given, tasks completed, personal impressions (of the field of employment and host site's role in it), etc.
  • Upon completion of the internship, Students must submit a 1-2 paragraph summary description of the internship (in English) for posting on our webpage.
  • Interns must also complete an evaluation form at the end of their internship.
  • Interns will earn credit equal to that of a regular course for the internship and take one less class that semester compared to the normal course load. Students may not take the normal full load of courses for their site AND also receive academic credit for their internship. Internships will receive a letter grade.
  • Interns are not allowed to receive any salary or other financial support from their internship hosts.

    At the start of the internship, internship students, their internship supervisor and the internship coordinator will sign a form agreeing to the terms for receiving credit. At the end of the internship, all parties will sign a similar form verifying that all requirements were met. Upon receiving these three signatures, the internship will appear on the student's Middlebury transcript and the student will receive academic credit.

* Students from colleges and universities other than Middlebury will need pre-approval from their home institution in order to receive credit for an internship.

Internship Interviews

During the application process, you may be required to interview with potential internship supervisors.

The Director/Internship Coordinator will arrange the interviews for you and may accompany you to these interviews. S/he will explain the goals and requirements of the internship to your potential supervisor and will give them your resume. You should be prepared to discuss your goals and interests, and what you hope to both contribute and gain from the internship.

Here are some points to remember during the interviews:

  • Each interview is different, but the main objective is for you to persuade the supervisor that s/he should accept you for the intern position.
  • Think about your interests, skills, training, and work experience, and how you will convey these in the interview.
  • Express your interest in particular projects or tasks; and do not be afraid to ask questions. Let the interviewer know what you would be interested in doing as an intern and how you would be an asset to his/her organization.
  • The Director/Internship Coordinator will provide you with information about the organization prior to your interview. Review this information before the interview, and prepare several questions to ask about the organization (its purpose and activities), your duties and responsibilities, and the type of projects in which you may be involved.
  • Do not be late to your interview, and by all means, do not miss your interview. Confirm arrangements with the Director/Internship Coordinator about the time, place, and person who will interview you. If there is an emergency and you are unable to make the appointment, please let the Director/Internship Coordinator know right away so the interview can be rescheduled.
  • Dress neatly and make yourself presentable. Appropriate attire varies depending on the type of work environment, so discuss this with the Director/Internship Coordinator.
  • Be sure to show your enthusiasm! Explain why this particular internship is of interest to you, and how it will help you work towards your future personal and professional goals.

Remember: An internship interview is like a job interview, and the interviewer is under no obligation to accept you for the position. You have to demonstrate that you are a viable candidate.

On The Job - Internships Abroad

In order to ensure a successful internship experience, you must be proactive and take initiative. You will be responsible for yourself and your learning. The staff in many organizations and businesses is extremely busy and overworked. If you don't assert yourself, you may fall through the cracks.

You may have to prove yourself to your supervisor in the first few weeks. If you are given an easy assignment which makes you think, "I didn't come all the way here to do this kind of work!" do the assignment cheerfully and with as much effort as you would for an assignment that is more challenging and interesting. Your supervisor may have given you an assignment to see how you will deal with it. Remember that at all times during your internship, you will need to be flexible.

Unless you are working for an international and/or western government agency, you will need to be comfortable working in a relatively unstructured work environment. If you are not working on a specific assignment at the moment, use the opportunity to learn more about the organization and the field in which you are working. In general, internship supervisors not only appreciate your asking questions, but they expect it. Take the time to get to know your supervisor and discuss what is expected of you. Remember that your employer may never have hosted an intern before, so you may have to take the initiative.

Also, remember that every job has slow days. Get to know the people with whom you work, even if they are not your age. There are lots of things you can learn from your co-workers if you make the effort.

Once you've been at your internship for a while, ask for more challenging assignments. Ask to take responsibility for a project or a component of a project that will draw on your strengths, address your weakness, and allow you to improve yourself and gain valuable experience.

The Director/Internship Coordinator will monitor your overall internship experience. S/he will contact you and your internship supervisor regularly to discuss your internship. Please contact the Director/Internship Coordinator immediately if you have any problems or need other advice or help regarding your internship. It is not acceptable to stop attending your internship because you decide you do not like it or because it is not what you expected. If this situation occurs, talk to the Director/Internship Coordinator so any problems can be addressed. Also, if you are sick and cannot go to work, please let the Director/Internship Coordinator know, so that s/he may inform your internship supervisor.

At the end of your internship, be sure to send a thank-you note to your supervisor, recognizing his or her efforts and support for you. This is also important because you may want to ask your supervisor for a reference in the future, whether for a job or graduate school applications. Expressing your appreciation can also help create opportunities for future students to intern with that organization.

Evaluation & Other Requirements for Internships

The Director or Internship Coordinator will provide evaluation forms to all student-interns and their supervisors prior to the end of the internship. Students should return these forms along with all required written assignments to the Director/Internship Coordinator before their departure from the Middlebury School Abroad.

Contact Information for Internships in Latin America

International Programs & Off-Campus Study - to speak to the coordinator of the School in Latin America
Tel: 802.443.5745

Middlebury College School in Latin America (Argentina) - Juan Hurtado, Internship supervisor
Tel: 011.54.11.5238.3000; jhurtado@middlebury.edu

Middlebury College School in Latin America (Brazil, and Uruguay) - Claudio González Chiaramonte, Director
Tel: 011.54.11.4671.0731; cgonzal@middlebury.edu

Middlebury College School in Latin America (Chile and Mexico) - Jeff Stevenson, Director
Tel: 011.56.2.233.9076; jstevens@middlebury.edu

Career Services Office - for advice and counseling
Tel: 802.443.5100; careerservices@middlebury.edu; web site

College Credit for Internships

Serious students have the opportunity to earn credit for an internship.*

Interns will be required to fulfill a variety of work-related  and academic assignments:

  • Interns will work from 10-15 hours a week.
  • Interns will complete an independent research paper (~20 pages) in the target language that will be graded by a faculty member on site.
  • Interns will keep a daily journal in the target language of their activity at the internship that should be a record of the internship experience: recording assignments given, tasks completed, personal impressions (of the field of employment and host site's role in it), etc.
  • Upon completion of the internship, Students must submit a 1-2 paragraph summary description of the internship (in English) for posting on our webpage.
  • Interns must also complete an evaluation form at the end of their internship.
  • Interns will earn credit equal to that of a regular course for the internship and take one less class that semester compared to the normal course load. Students may not take the normal full load of courses for their site AND also receive academic credit for their internship. Internships will receive a letter grade.
  • Interns are not allowed to receive any salary or other financial support from their internship hosts.

    At the start of the internship, internship students, their internship supervisor and the internship coordinator will sign a form agreeing to the terms for receiving credit. At the end of the internship, all parties will sign a similar form verifying that all requirements were met. Upon receiving these three signatures, the internship will appear on the student's Middlebury transcript and the student will receive academic credit.
* Students from colleges and universities other than Middlebury will need pre-approval from their home insitution in order to receive credit for an internship.

Internship Interviews

During the application process, you may be required to interview with potential internship supervisors.

The Director/Internship Coordinator will arrange the interviews for you and may accompany you to these interviews. S/he will explain the goals and requirements of the internship to your potential supervisor and will give them your resume. You should be prepared to discuss your goals and interests, and what you hope to both contribute and gain from the internship.

Here are some points to remember during the interviews:

  • Each interview is different, but the main objective is for you to persuade the supervisor that s/he should accept you for the intern position.
  • Think about your interests, skills, training, and work experience, and how you will convey these in the interview.
  • Express your interest in particular projects or tasks; and do not be afraid to ask questions. Let the interviewer know what you would be interested in doing as an intern and how you would be an asset to his/her organization.
  • The Director/Internship Coordinator will provide you with information about the organization prior to your interview. Review this information before the interview, and prepare several questions to ask about the organization (its purpose and activities), your duties and responsibilities, and the type of projects in which you may be involved.
  • Do not be late to your interview, and by all means, do not miss your interview. Confirm arrangements with the Director/Internship Coordinator about the time, place, and person who will interview you. If there is an emergency and you are unable to make the appointment, please let the Director/Internship Coordinator know right away so the interview can be rescheduled.
  • Dress neatly and make yourself presentable. Appropriate attire varies depending on the type of work environment, so discuss this with the Director/Internship Coordinator.
  • Be sure to show your enthusiasm! Explain why this particular internship is of interest to you, and how it will help you work towards your future personal and professional goals.

Remember: An internship interview is like a job interview, and the interviewer is under no obligation to accept you for the position. You have to demonstrate that you are a viable candidate.

On The Job - Internships Abroad

In order to ensure a successful internship experience, you must be proactive and take initiative. You will be responsible for yourself and your learning. The staff in many organizations and businesses is extremely busy and overworked. If you don't assert yourself, you may fall through the cracks.

You may have to prove yourself to your supervisor in the first few weeks. If you are given an easy assignment which makes you think, "I didn't come all the way here to do this kind of work!" do the assignment cheerfully and with as much effort as you would for an assignment that is more challenging and interesting. Your supervisor may have given you an assignment to see how you will deal with it. Remember that at all times during your internship, you will need to be flexible.

Unless you are working for an international and/or western government agency, you will need to be comfortable working in a relatively unstructured work environment. If you are not working on a specific assignment at the moment, use the opportunity to learn more about the organization and the field in which you are working. In general, internship supervisors not only appreciate your asking questions, but they expect it. Take the time to get to know your supervisor and discuss what is expected of you. Remember that your employer may never have hosted an intern before, so you may have to take the initiative.

Also, remember that every job has slow days. Get to know the people with whom you work, even if they are not your age. There are lots of things you can learn from your co-workers if you make the effort.

Once you've been at your internship for a while, ask for more challenging assignments. Ask to take responsibility for a project or a component of a project that will draw on your strengths, address your weakness, and allow you to improve yourself and gain valuable experience.

The Director/Internship Coordinator will monitor your overall internship experience. S/he will contact you and your internship supervisor regularly to discuss your internship. Please contact the Director/Internship Coordinator immediately if you have any problems or need other advice or help regarding your internship. It is not acceptable to stop attending your internship because you decide you do not like it or because it is not what you expected. If this situation occurs, talk to the Director/Internship Coordinator so any problems can be addressed. Also, if you are sick and cannot go to work, please let the Director/Internship Coordinator know, so that s/he may inform your internship supervisor.

At the end of your internship, be sure to send a thank-you note to your supervisor, recognizing his or her efforts and support for you. This is also important because you may want to ask your supervisor for a reference in the future, whether for a job or graduate school applications. Expressing your appreciation can also help create opportunities for future students to intern with that organization.

Evaluation & Other Requirements for Internships

The Director or Internship Coordinator will provide evaluation forms to all student-interns and their supervisors prior to the end of the internship. Students should return these forms along with all required written assignments to the Director/Internship Coordinator before their departure from the Middlebury School Abroad.

Contact Information for Internships in Latin America

International Programs & Off-Campus Study - to speak to the coordinator of the School in Latin America
Tel: 802.443.5745

Middlebury College School in Latin America (Argentina) - Juan Hurtado, Internship supervisor
Tel: 011.54.11.5238.3000; jhurtado@middlebury.edu

Middlebury College School in Latin America (Brazil, and Uruguay) - Claudio González Chiaramonte, Director
Tel: 011.54.11.4671.0731; cgonzal@middlebury.edu

Middlebury College School in Latin America (Chile and Mexico) - Jeff Stevenson, Director
Tel: 011.56.2.233.9076; jstevens@middlebury.edu

Career Services Office - for advice and counseling
Tel: 802.443.5100; careerservices@middlebury.edu; web site

College Credit for Internships

Serious students have the opportunity to earn credit for an internship.*

Interns will be required to fulfill a variety of work-related  and academic assignments:

  • Interns will work from 10-15 hours a week.
  • Interns will complete an independent research paper (~20 pages) in the target language that will be graded by a faculty member on site.
  • Interns will keep a daily journal in the target language of their activity at the internship that should be a record of the internship experience: recording assignments given, tasks completed, personal impressions (of the field of employment and host site's role in it), etc.
  • Upon completion of the internship, Students must submit a 1-2 paragraph summary description of the internship (in English) for posting on our webpage.
  • Interns must also complete an evaluation form at the end of their internship.
  • Interns will earn credit equal to that of a regular course for the internship and take one less class that semester compared to the normal course load. Students may not take the normal full load of courses for their site AND also receive academic credit for their internship. Internships will receive a letter grade.
  • Interns are not allowed to receive any salary or other financial support from their internship hosts.

    At the start of the internship, internship students, their internship supervisor and the internship coordinator will sign a form agreeing to the terms for receiving credit. At the end of the internship, all parties will sign a similar form verifying that all requirements were met. Upon receiving these three signatures, the internship will appear on the student's Middlebury transcript and the student will receive academic credit.
* Students from colleges and universities other than Middlebury will need pre-approval from their home insitution in order to receive credit for an internship.

Internship Interviews

During the application process, you may be required to interview with potential internship supervisors.

The Director/Internship Coordinator will arrange the interviews for you and may accompany you to these interviews. S/he will explain the goals and requirements of the internship to your potential supervisor and will give them your resume. You should be prepared to discuss your goals and interests, and what you hope to both contribute and gain from the internship.

Here are some points to remember during the interviews:

  • Each interview is different, but the main objective is for you to persuade the supervisor that s/he should accept you for the intern position.
  • Think about your interests, skills, training, and work experience, and how you will convey these in the interview.
  • Express your interest in particular projects or tasks; and do not be afraid to ask questions. Let the interviewer know what you would be interested in doing as an intern and how you would be an asset to his/her organization.
  • The Director/Internship Coordinator will provide you with information about the organization prior to your interview. Review this information before the interview, and prepare several questions to ask about the organization (its purpose and activities), your duties and responsibilities, and the type of projects in which you may be involved.
  • Do not be late to your interview, and by all means, do not miss your interview. Confirm arrangements with the Director/Internship Coordinator about the time, place, and person who will interview you. If there is an emergency and you are unable to make the appointment, please let the Director/Internship Coordinator know right away so the interview can be rescheduled.
  • Dress neatly and make yourself presentable. Appropriate attire varies depending on the type of work environment, so discuss this with the Director/Internship Coordinator.
  • Be sure to show your enthusiasm! Explain why this particular internship is of interest to you, and how it will help you work towards your future personal and professional goals.

Remember: An internship interview is like a job interview, and the interviewer is under no obligation to accept you for the position. You have to demonstrate that you are a viable candidate.

On The Job - Internships Abroad

In order to ensure a successful internship experience, you must be proactive and take initiative. You will be responsible for yourself and your learning. The staff in many organizations and businesses is extremely busy and overworked. If you don't assert yourself, you may fall through the cracks.

You may have to prove yourself to your supervisor in the first few weeks. If you are given an easy assignment which makes you think, "I didn't come all the way here to do this kind of work!" do the assignment cheerfully and with as much effort as you would for an assignment that is more challenging and interesting. Your supervisor may have given you an assignment to see how you will deal with it. Remember that at all times during your internship, you will need to be flexible.

Unless you are working for an international and/or western government agency, you will need to be comfortable working in a relatively unstructured work environment. If you are not working on a specific assignment at the moment, use the opportunity to learn more about the organization and the field in which you are working. In general, internship supervisors not only appreciate your asking questions, but they expect it. Take the time to get to know your supervisor and discuss what is expected of you. Remember that your employer may never have hosted an intern before, so you may have to take the initiative.

Also, remember that every job has slow days. Get to know the people with whom you work, even if they are not your age. There are lots of things you can learn from your co-workers if you make the effort.

Once you've been at your internship for a while, ask for more challenging assignments. Ask to take responsibility for a project or a component of a project that will draw on your strengths, address your weakness, and allow you to improve yourself and gain valuable experience.

The Director/Internship Coordinator will monitor your overall internship experience. S/he will contact you and your internship supervisor regularly to discuss your internship. Please contact the Director/Internship Coordinator immediately if you have any problems or need other advice or help regarding your internship. It is not acceptable to stop attending your internship because you decide you do not like it or because it is not what you expected. If this situation occurs, talk to the Director/Internship Coordinator so any problems can be addressed. Also, if you are sick and cannot go to work, please let the Director/Internship Coordinator know, so that s/he may inform your internship supervisor.

At the end of your internship, be sure to send a thank-you note to your supervisor, recognizing his or her efforts and support for you. This is also important because you may want to ask your supervisor for a reference in the future, whether for a job or graduate school applications. Expressing your appreciation can also help create opportunities for future students to intern with that organization.

Evaluation & Other Requirements for Internships

The Director or Internship Coordinator will provide evaluation forms to all student-interns and their supervisors prior to the end of the internship. Students should return these forms along with all required written assignments to the Director/Internship Coordinator before their departure from the Middlebury School Abroad.

On The Job - Internships Abroad

In order to ensure a successful internship experience, you must be proactive and take initiative. You will be responsible for yourself and your learning. The staff in many organizations and businesses is extremely busy and overworked. If you don't assert yourself, you may fall through the cracks.

You may have to prove yourself to your supervisor in the first few weeks. If you are given an easy assignment which makes you think, "I didn't come all the way here to do this kind of work!" do the assignment cheerfully and with as much effort as you would for an assignment that is more challenging and interesting. Your supervisor may have given you an assignment to see how you will deal with it. Remember that at all times during your internship, you will need to be flexible.

Unless you are working for an international and/or western government agency, you will need to be comfortable working in a relatively unstructured work environment. If you are not working on a specific assignment at the moment, use the opportunity to learn more about the organization and the field in which you are working. In general, internship supervisors not only appreciate your asking questions, but they expect it. Take the time to get to know your supervisor and discuss what is expected of you. Remember that your employer may never have hosted an intern before, so you may have to take the initiative.

Also, remember that every job has slow days. Get to know the people with whom you work, even if they are not your age. There are lots of things you can learn from your co-workers if you make the effort.

Once you've been at your internship for a while, ask for more challenging assignments. Ask to take responsibility for a project or a component of a project that will draw on your strengths, address your weakness, and allow you to improve yourself and gain valuable experience.

The Director/Internship Coordinator will monitor your overall internship experience. S/he will contact you and your internship supervisor regularly to discuss your internship. Please contact the Director/Internship Coordinator immediately if you have any problems or need other advice or help regarding your internship. It is not acceptable to stop attending your internship because you decide you do not like it or because it is not what you expected. If this situation occurs, talk to the Director/Internship Coordinator so any problems can be addressed. Also, if you are sick and cannot go to work, please let the Director/Internship Coordinator know, so that s/he may inform your internship supervisor.

At the end of your internship, be sure to send a thank-you note to your supervisor, recognizing his or her efforts and support for you. This is also important because you may want to ask your supervisor for a reference in the future, whether for a job or graduate school applications. Expressing your appreciation can also help create opportunities for future students to intern with that organization.

Internship Interviews

During the application process, you may be required to interview with potential internship supervisors.

The Director/Internship Coordinator will arrange the interviews for you and may accompany you to these interviews. S/he will explain the goals and requirements of the internship to your potential supervisor and will give them your resume. You should be prepared to discuss your goals and interests, and what you hope to both contribute and gain from the internship.

Here are some points to remember during the interviews:

  • Each interview is different, but the main objective is for you to persuade the supervisor that s/he should accept you for the intern position.
  • Think about your interests, skills, training, and work experience, and how you will convey these in the interview.
  • Express your interest in particular projects or tasks; and do not be afraid to ask questions. Let the interviewer know what you would be interested in doing as an intern and how you would be an asset to his/her organization.
  • The Director/Internship Coordinator will provide you with information about the organization prior to your interview. Review this information before the interview, and prepare several questions to ask about the organization (its purpose and activities), your duties and responsibilities, and the type of projects in which you may be involved.
  • Do not be late to your interview, and by all means, do not miss your interview. Confirm arrangements with the Director/Internship Coordinator about the time, place, and person who will interview you. If there is an emergency and you are unable to make the appointment, please let the Director/Internship Coordinator know right away so the interview can be rescheduled.
  • Dress neatly and make yourself presentable. Appropriate attire varies depending on the type of work environment, so discuss this with the Director/Internship Coordinator.
  • Be sure to show your enthusiasm! Explain why this particular internship is of interest to you, and how it will help you work towards your future personal and professional goals.

Remember: An internship interview is like a job interview, and the interviewer is under no obligation to accept you for the position. You have to demonstrate that you are a viable candidate.

Evaluation & Other Requirements for Internships

The Director or Internship Coordinator will provide evaluation forms to all student-interns and their supervisors prior to the end of the internship. Students should return these forms along with all required written assignments to the Director/Internship Coordinator before their departure from the Middlebury School Abroad.

College Credit for Internships

Serious students have the opportunity to earn credit for an internship.*

Interns will be required to fulfill a variety of work-related  and academic assignments:

  • Interns will work from 10-15 hours a week.
  • Interns will complete an independent research paper (~20 pages) in the target language that will be graded by a faculty member on site.
  • Interns will keep a daily journal in the target language of their activity at the internship that should be a record of the internship experience: recording assignments given, tasks completed, personal impressions (of the field of employment and host site's role in it), etc.
  • Upon completion of the internship, Students must submit a 1-2 paragraph summary description of the internship (in English) for posting on our webpage.
  • Interns must also complete an evaluation form at the end of their internship.
  • Interns will earn credit equal to that of a regular course for the internship and take one less class that semester compared to the normal course load. Students may not take the normal full load of courses for their site AND also receive academic credit for their internship. Internships will receive a letter grade.
  • Interns are not allowed to receive any salary or other financial support from their internship hosts.

    At the start of the internship, internship students, their internship supervisor and the internship coordinator will sign a form agreeing to the terms for receiving credit. At the end of the internship, all parties will sign a similar form verifying that all requirements were met. Upon receiving these three signatures, the internship will appear on the student's Middlebury transcript and the student will receive academic credit.
* Students from colleges and universities other than Middlebury will need pre-approval from their home insitution in order to receive credit for an internship.

Not-for Credit Internships

Students may chose to pursue an internship for the experience alone, and not for academic credit.

Such interns will still be required to fulfill a variety of assignments, minus the formal academic paper:

  • Students will work from 10-15 hours a week.
  • Interns will keep a daily journal in the target language of their activity at the internship that should be a record of the internship experience: recording assignments given, tasks completed, personal impressions (of the field of employment and host site's role in it), etc.
  • In addition, interns must submit a 1-2 paragraph summary description of the internship for posting on our webpage (in English).
  • Interns must also complete an evaluation form at the end of their internship.

Not-for Credit Internships

Students may chose to pursue an internship for the experience alone, and not for academic credit.

Such interns will still be required to fulfill a variety of assignments, minus the formal academic paper:

  • Students will work from 10-15 hours a week.
  • Interns will keep a daily journal in the target language of their activity at the internship that should be a record of the internship experience: recording assignments given, tasks completed, personal impressions (of the field of employment and host site's role in it), etc.
  • In addition, interns must submit a 1-2 paragraph summary description of the internship for posting on our webpage (in English).
  • Interns must also complete an evaluation form at the end of their internship.

Not-for Credit Internships

Students may chose to pursue an internship for the experience alone, and not for academic credit.

Such interns will still be required to fulfill a variety of assignments, minus the formal academic paper:

  • Students will work from 10-15 hours a week.
  • Interns will keep a daily journal in the target language of their activity at the internship that should be a record of the internship experience: recording assignments given, tasks completed, personal impressions (of the field of employment and host site's role in it), etc.
  • In addition, interns must submit a 1-2 paragraph summary description of the internship for posting on our webpage (in English).
  • Interns must also complete an evaluation form at the end of their internship.

Not-for Credit Internships

Students may chose to pursue an internship for the experience alone, and not for academic credit.

Such interns will still be required to fulfill a variety of assignments, minus the formal academic paper:

  • Students will work from 10-15 hours a week.
  • Interns will keep a daily journal in the target language of their activity at the internship that should be a record of the internship experience: recording assignments given, tasks completed, personal impressions (of the field of employment and host site's role in it), etc.
  • In addition, interns must submit a 1-2 paragraph summary description of the internship for posting on our webpage (in English).
  • Interns must also complete an evaluation form at the end of their internship.

Not-for Credit Internships

Students may chose to pursue an internship for the experience alone, and not for academic credit.

Such interns will still be required to fulfill a variety of assignments, minus the formal academic paper:

  • Students will work from 10-15 hours a week.
  • Interns will keep a daily journal in the target language of their activity at the internship that should be a record of the internship experience: recording assignments given, tasks completed, personal impressions (of the field of employment and host site's role in it), etc.
  • In addition, interns must submit a 1-2 paragraph summary description of the internship for posting on our webpage (in English).
  • Interns must also complete an evaluation form at the end of their internship.

Internship Opportunities

While we do our best to assist students interested in pursuing an internship, we cannot guarantee an internship placement. The application process is competitive, and only qualified candidates will ultimately be offered an internship.

Internship possibilities span a wide range, and vary from site to site, but generally include government agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses, the media, educational organizations, and the arts.  Recent students have participated in internships in Spain at FUNDESO (Fundacion Desarrollo Sostenido), WWB (Women's World Banking), Hilti Española S.A., and ACNUR (Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para Refugiados). In Italy, students participated in internships in the American Consulate in Florence and the Horne Museum. In France, students have interned in the Assemblée Nationale, the Conseil Régional d'Ile de France, Maria Louisa Design, Frac I'le de France, the Robert Schuman Foundation, and Theatre et Cinema Ile de France. And in Russia students have interned at CNN, NPR, The United States-Russia Investment Fund, The MacArthur Foundation, Project Harmony, The Golden Ring newspaper, The American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, The Eurasia Foundation, The Moscow Institute of Modern Art, Yaroslavl Investment Center, as well as local schools and libraries. In any given year, however, 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. If your language skills are not strong enough, you may not qualify for an internship.

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