Middlebury FoodWorks was established in 2012. It is an innovative summer leadership program combining academic and experiential learning in food systems. The internship opportunities enhance student learning and engagement in food studies. The three locations: Middlebury, VT; Louisville, KY and Washington D.C. each offer dynamic opportunities to engage in unique food systems. 

As a part of the academic program, students will be placed in a experiential learning opportunity (or practicum) four days a week focused on a different aspect of the local food structure. In addition to meals and housing, students will receive $2000 non-qualified scholarship to off-set expenses. On the fifth day, students participate together in activities to learn more about sustainable agriculture; community and economic development; nutrition and health; and other topics such as food security and justice, policy, culture and traditions. 

Abridged job descriptions are below. While there are several internships with a traditional focus on food & agriculture, many of the opportunities listed appeal to students interested in the following career fields and/or skills and interests: Retail & Merchandising, Government and Policy; Communications & Media, Economic Development, Education, Research, Science & Technology, Architecture & Planning, Non-profit, Business and Consulting, Social Entrepreneurship, Health, Community Organizing, Event Planning and Coordination, and more. 

For more information contact

Ann Curtis

FoodWorks Site Director


The French School

The French School has 7-week (undergraduate) and 6-week (graduate) programs in the summer. It offers courses at all levels in language, literature, civilization, and pedagogy.


Atelier technologie

The French School is a full immersion program, governed by the Middlebury College Language Pledge®, and it offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including sports, music, and films.


French School Chorale



For information about the various levels, courses offered, activities, and application procedures, see the French School web site.