Orientation programs are made possible each year by the many student leaders who want to give back to the program and further support the new student experience. How do you want to get involved? Continue reading to find a position that works for you…

MiddView Orientation Leaders from 2021
MiddView Orientation Leaders from 2021

Current students are encouraged to be a part of the Orientation Team by serving as an Orientation Leader or working as an Orientation Intern or Orientation Assistant. Positions are open to all students (after completing orientation, of course!) and are available through the year. Here is a short summary of all of our positions: 

Orientation Leader: This position is a volunteer based student leadership position that supports new students during the week of orientation by leading a small group of new students and supporting their transition to Middlebury. Training is required of all leaders and typically takes place the weeks before orientation. The application for February Orientation Leaders opens in October and closes in November of each year and the MiddView Orientation Leader application typically opens in March and closes in early April. When applications are open, you can view them by visiting go/lead.

Orientation Assistants: This position is paid and supports the logistics during leader training and orientation weeks. This is typically a temporary, three-week position. February Orientation Assistants typically work 5-10 hours a week and up to 20 hours during the week of February Orientation. MiddView Orientation Assistants typically work up to 20 hours per week. Applications for this position typically open in March for MiddView and December for February Orientation. Check back here later in December to view more details. 

Orientation Interns: Interns working with Orientation are crucial to the inner workings of planning and implementing orientation programs year to year. There are typically multiple internship positions and areas of focus available for students to apply. We offer paid academic year positions that work to primarily plan February Orientation and then begin the spring planning of MiddView. This position typically works 5-10 hours a week and full time during the week of February Orientation. Academic year intern positions open in September and close in October and work throughout the year until May. Summer intern positions begin in June and work through MiddView Orientation, with the position ending around the second week in September. Summer internships are full time throughout the summer and throughout Middview. We typically hire 4 summer interns each summer. 

Questions? Email orientation@middlebury.edu.