Because of your Middlebury connection, you have access to incredible summer opportunities—whether you want to catch up, get ahead, or just enjoy yourself while learning something new. 

Three Bread Loaf School of English students talk outside.

Bread Loaf School of English

This summer graduate program with three distinct campuses selectively accepts applications from undergraduates with strong English skills. Learn more »

Two Bread Loaf School of English students converse.

Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

Middlebury students are eligible for fully funded scholarships to attend the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference, or Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference. Learn more »

Middlebury students listen to legislators on DC.

CapitolWorks

This Washington, D.C. based program is for Middlebury students who have secured an internship on Capitol Hill. Working with alumni mentors, students will put theory into practice by learning firsthand how U.S. federal policy is developed. Learn more »

Two Middlebury students walk across campus.

Center for Careers and Internships (CCI)

CCI’s advisors provide guidance and resources to help students find the right summer internship opportunity. CCI also offers funding for students with unpaid internship opportunities! Learn more »

Up close photo of hands holding beets just harvested.

FoodWorks

This program is currently on hold due to COVID-19. This eight-week paid internship program in Middlebury, Vermont, is for students interested in food systems. It combines diverse internships with dynamic experiential opportunities and cohort living.  Learn more »

Modern style garden shed.
A biology major interested in architecture? Spend a week in the summer as part of a design/build program on an island.

Island Design Assembly

Island Design Assembly is an intensive design/build program benefiting island communities off the coast of Maine. It’s led by McLeod Kredell Architects, with support from Middlebury College. Learn more »

Students participating in the Japan Summer Service Program.

Japan Summer Service-Learning Program

In this four-week intercultural service-learning program, students will work, learn, and engage with local residents in the Tokyo metropolitan region and the mountain village of Tenryu-mura in Nagano Prefecture. Together with students from International Christian University and other member universities of the Service-Learning Asia Network, participants will explore the core principles and practices of community engagement and service learning while gaining new insight on Japanese culture. Learn more »

Jiran participants stand with friends in front of a bike non-profit.

Jiran

Jiran (جيران) is a summer language program that pairs intermediate and advanced Arabic students with underserved Arabic-speaking families in New Britain, Connecticut, focusing on Arabic language learning and intercultural competence development. Learn more »

An ariel photo of The Knoll.

Knoll Summer Internship

Current Middlebury undergraduate students can apply to be a part of a four-person cohort for a 15-week paid internship at the Knoll, Middlebury’s learning garden and mindfulness space. Learn more »

The Chateau on the Middlebury Campus.

Language Schools

The Middlebury Language Schools offer intensive immersion programs for complete beginners to graduate students in 13 languages. Their renowned Language Pledge® ensures rapid fluency in a supportive environment in Middlebury or Bennington, Vermont. Students can earn up to four units of credit and receive both merit and need-based aid. Learn more »

Two MiddCORE students outside laughing.

MiddCORE

MiddCORE is a hands-on, four-week, mentor-led program designed to help students launch their education and passions into the world through developing skills in leadership, innovation, and collaboration—essential to the ever-changing work environment. This is a residential program held in Monterey, California. Learn more »

A MiddCORE Lab Intern writes on large paper.

MiddCORE Intern Lab

MiddCORE Intern Lab is designed to complement and enrich your summer internship, from anywhere. Over the course of eight mentor-led sessions, you will sharpen your professional skillset, expand your network, explore possibilities, and up-level your potential. Learn more »

Two students examine statues in a museum in Oxford.

Museum Studies in Oxford

Learn about the structure, management, and activities of museums, as well as the British approach to historic preservation. This five-week program features two credit-bearing courses taught by British experts, a week of experiential learning at an 18th-century estate, and private tours of renowned museums and archives in the area. Learn more »

A museum guide gives a tour.

MuseumWorks

MuseumWorks is an intensive eight-week paid summer internship program introducing Middlebury College students to the dynamic and multifaceted professional world of museums, libraries, and archives through a combination of internship placements in local cultural institutions, field trips, conversations with specialists, workshops, and collaboration on an exhibition project. Learn more »

A Middlebury student learns from a local in Uganda.

Performing Arts and Community Engagement in Uganda

This four-week summer course in Uganda will allow students to immerse themselves in a community of musical instrument makers, exploring the use of the performing arts as a means to effect positive change. Learn more »

A wooden sign pointing to different farms and gardens.

Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster/National Poverty Internships and Local Addison County Internships

Students are encouraged to apply for paid, cohort-based, Privilege & Poverty summer internships through Middlebury’s national (Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty) and local (Addison County, Vermont) programs. Learn more »

A Middlebury student does environmental study outside in summer.

School of the Environment

This six-week summer environmental studies program offers interdisciplinary courses and leadership training. All majors are eligible, and students can earn up to three units of credit along with merit and need aid. The program is usually based in Yunnan, China, but in 2022 will take place in Monterey, California. Learn more »

A Middlebury student write notes while working on a Social Impact project.

Social Impact Corps

Each summer, more than 150 Middlebury students are engaged in faculty-mentored research positions on topics ranging from philosophy to biochemistry. Student research assistants are funded through many sources, including faculty grants and College-endowed funds. Learn more »

A Middlebury professor and students sit and study at the Knoll.

Summer Research

Each summer, more than 130 Middlebury students are engaged in on-campus research with faculty mentors on topics ranging from philosophy to biochemistry. Student research assistants are funded through many sources, including faculty grants and College-endowed funds. Learn more »

Students work in the field studying trees near the Middlebury Campus.

Summer Study

Summer Study offers various travel- and field-based experiential courses. In the past, for example, there have been courses on international development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and on nature writing in Alaska. Learn more »

Flags flying outside the UN.

Summer Undergraduate Nonproliferation Fellowship and Internship Program

Fellowship participants conduct research on issues related to the spread and control of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Paid two- to three-month internship participants have opportunities in our Monterey, California, office. Learn more »

A Middlebury student hangs a banner for Sustainability Solutions Lab.

Sustainability Solutions Lab Internship

Spend 8 weeks this summer in a cohort as a paid intern in the Sustainability Solutions Lab (SSL). This program is for students interested in developing solutions that advance Middlebury’s sustainability and environmental leadership.  This is a great opportunity to learn how the college works while taking on campus related challenges while gaining professional development in sustainability.  We encourage all students, regardless of major or prior experience, to apply. Learn more »