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The Middlebury Center for Careers and Internships uses Handshake to post internship and entry level job opportunities for undergraduates, graduating seniors, or recent graduates. 

Please review these instructions and then create an employer account in Handshake.

Posting Internship Opportunities

Internships are considered a high-impact learning practice.They provide students with an experiential opportunity for exploring career options, connecting to academic work, and/or pursuing a deep personal interest.

Current Middlebury students are generally looking for summer and winter term internships. Recent graduates may also be seeking spring or fall internships. Please note that Middlebury only offers academic credit for winter term internships (during the month of January). See below for some tips on creating your posting.

Upload your Internship to Handshake

Internship postings should meet the NACE definition and criteria for internships. For additional information, see “A Position Statement on U.S. Internships: A Definition and Criteria to Assess Opportunities and Determine the Implications for Compensation.”

What makes a great internship for a Middlebury student?

  • Providing thoughtful training and orientation to ensure that the student is set up for success. This could include sessions on the unique culture in your workplace and offering professional development opportunities, such as brown-bag lunches and informational interviews with other employees at the organization.

  • Assigning challenging projects with a meaningful impact and the opportunity to interact with others.

  • Supporting the intern by developing goals and objectives, providing mentoring, regular guidance, and constructive feedback.

  • Ensuring a safe and productive working environment that fosters professionalism and ethical conduct.

  • Providing an adequate number of weekly hours throughout the agreed-upon internship duration. Recommendations: 30-40 hrs/wk in summer, 5-10 hrs/wk when student is enrolled in a fall or spring semester, 25 hrs/wk for January/Winter term (four weeks).

Tips for Effective Postings

  • A complete and accurate job description is critical to attracting the appropriate candidates. Keep the interesting position description brief but reflective of the work associated with the position; make sure you include any factors of the position or your organization that you feel will make it distinctive and desirable. Use a title that is descriptive of the function that will be performed.

  • Qualifications should express the key competencies required. Specify the class year(s) for which the internship is intended. If you wish to target specific majors, please include those designations in the qualifications. A preferred level of competency may also be included.

  • If you are interested in considering recent graduates for spring, summer, and fall internships, we do include postings for recent graduates as well. Select that group from the options when posting your internship.

  • Be sure to select the job functions that best fit the internship for which you are recruiting; students interested in those job functions will be targeted with promotion.

  • Use multiple postings if you are seeking candidates for different functional positions with differing qualifications and timeframes.

  • We recommend your application period be no longer than 60 days. We do not accept repetitive postings of the same opportunity within a single semester. You may, however, repost the opportunity once in a subsequent semester.

Unpaid Internships

We encourage employers to provide paid internships, but we realize this is not always possible. Middlebury has a limited amount of funding for students who secure an unpaid summer internship.

If providing an unpaid summer internship, we recommend using a mid-March application deadline date to ensure enough time to interview students and make an offer, which in turn will enable students, if desired, to have sufficient time to apply for Middlebury College’s competitive internship funding.

Posting Job Opportunities

Use Handshake to post entry level job opportunities for graduating seniors or recent graduates. See below for some tips on creating your posting.

Upload your Job Posting to Handshake

If we have any questions, we’ll follow up. Once the position is approved and posted in Handshake, you will receive an automatically generated message. We’ll then promote your opportunity to our students. After the application deadline, we will follow up with you to discuss candidate selection outcomes. We believe that this an important, mutually beneficial element of our relationship with you that will enhance your experience recruiting Middlebury graduates.

Tips for Effective Postings

  • Use a title that is descriptive of the function that will be performed.
  • Be sure to select the job function from the drop down menu that best fits the job for which you are recruiting; students interested in that function will be notified of your open role.
  • Use multiple postings if you are seeking candidates for different functional positions.
  • A complete and accurate job description is critical to attracting the appropriate candidates. Keep the job description brief but reflective of the work associated with the position; make sure to include any factors of the position or your organization that you feel make it distinctive and desirable.
  • Qualifications should express the key competencies required. If you wish to target select, specific majors, please include them in the qualifications. A preferred level of competencies may also be included.
  • We recommend your posting period (posting date to expiration date) be no longer than 75 days in duration. We do not accept repetitive postings of the same opportunity within a single semester. You may however, repost the opportunity again in a subsequent semester.
  • Include your desired start dates.
  • Third party recruiter postings must specify the employer of the position.
  • We recommend scheduling on-campus interviews at least six weeks in advance to secure your preferred date(s) and to allow sufficient time for the application process. You may want to schedule several months in advance for high demand periods such as September, October, and November.

Questions?

Contact us at 802-443-5100 or cci@middlebury.edu.