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Middlebury FoodWorks


Follow the interns as they share their work, learning and fun in Louisville and Vermont

on their FoodWorks blog.



 
Middlebury's signature internship program for students interested in local food and sustainable development 

 26 Middlebury students are participating in FoodWorks, a nine-week competitive paid internship program - with housing - centered on the different aspects of a local food system and currently operating in Louisville and Vermont.

Students are working in city and state government, business and retail, publishing and marketing,  non-profits, and on farms.  Issues being addressed include  microenterprise and economic development; education, health,and  nutrition; food production, processing,  and distribution; food access, safety and security; food equity and social justice; sustainable agriculture; and food policy.

What is Middlebury FoodWorks?

FoodWorks is a cohort internship program for Middlebury College students interested in local food and sustainable development.  Its mission is to provide summer internship opportunities that enhance student learning and engagement in food studies.

Each student works four days a week in an internship focused on a different aspect relating to local food. On the fifth day, students participate together in a curriculum designed to meet targeted learning objectives on sustainable agriculture and ecology; food systems; community and economic development; nutrition and health; and other topics such as food security and justice, policy, culture and traditions.  

In addition to the 5th day component, students have formal and informal opportunities to engage in the community around food, further reinforcing and integrating the learning throughout their summer. 

Middlebury FoodWorks was piloted in Louisville last summer and expanded to include our Vermont partners in 2013.  Middlebury FoodWorks is a program sponsored by the Center for Careers and Internships, Office of Academic Affairs, and the Organic Farm (MCOF).

Components:

  • Meaningful four-day/week internships with a company or organization working on developing the local food economy in Louisville and in and around Addison County, Vermont.
  • Minimum-wage based stipend for 9 weeks of work. The program dates are from Monday, June 3 to Friday, August 2, 2013.
  • High content "Fifth Day" presentations and projects relating to the local food system and economic development.*
  • Mentoring by Middlebury alumni and parents.
  • Profound personal engagement among interns, members of the local food sector, and the community.

Benefits to Middlebury students

  • Paid internship opportunity, with housing provided
  • The chance to touch, taste and work with all aspects of the local food movement.
  • A comprehensive view of the local food system and its role in urban and rural economic development, including direct contact with movers and shakers in the field.
  • Peer connections as students live and work together on Fifth Day projects.
  • An on-line component that allows FoodWorks interns to connect across sites and compare their rural and urban food systems experiences.

Questions? Contact Amy McGlashan at CCI, x5103.

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.

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.

Opportunities in French

Internships in France

If you are an American citizen between the ages of 20 and 30 with a proficiency in French and an interest in education, then the Teaching Assistant Program in France is for you!

· Spend 7-9 months in France with a stipend
· Master the French language through linguistic immersion
· Acquire valuable teaching experience
· Gain privileged insights into contemporary France

For more information, please visit the website
www.FrenchCulture.org/AssistantshipProgram


Grant for travel to France

Each year the French Cultural Services in the United States offer 50 Youth International Meetings grants to young French-speaking Americans that allow them to discover a region of France and to attend a major cultural event. All expenses (accommodation, meals, activities) are covered by the French Embassy, including the round trip airfare to Paris.

This year, applicants from New England (less Connecticut) will have the possibility to travel to Avignon during the town's world renowned theater festival.


Who can participate?

Participants must be between 18 and 25 years old at the time of entry into France. Participants must have an interest in French culture and  proficiency in French.

How to apply?
Visit the French Consulate website and follow the instructions.
If you have further question, contact Samantha André.


With French, you can:

  • communicate with French speakers around the world: French is an official language in 32 countries and governments and is spoken by over 200 million people.
  • find careers in many areas, including banking and finance, tourism, international trade.
  • appreciate French and francophone culture and its impact on literature, philosophy, cuisine, fashion, and the arts.

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