The Center for Careers and Internships offers advising on career, internship, and graduate school opportunities for students.
We also support faculty by providing resources to do the following:
- Identify alumni who may be of interest to your current majors and minors.
- Help connect you and your students to opportunities relevant to your area.
- Illustrate the career paths pursued by alumni from your major or minor though our Major Guides.
We welcome your collaboration and invite you to become familiar with the extensive resources and services that you can use when advising your students. Our Faculty Guide includes useful and up-to-date information.
Together, we can help students identify the experiences and opportunities that will expand their academic, personal, and pre-professional explorations and prepare them for a successful transition to life after Middlebury.
Whether students are just beginning to think about their professional interests or already have a sense of the direction they’d like to pursue, a meeting with a career advisor can help put focus to their thinking.
Students can schedule appointments in Handshake, CCI’s online internship and job platform, by clicking on the name of the advisor who best suits their interests, and then using our online scheduling tool.
Quick Questions are regularly scheduled times when students can drop to scheduled ZOOM meetings for help with the following:
- Resumes and cover letters
- Career exploration
- Questions about resources
- Interview preparation
- Anything else related to CCI
CCI is not just for seniors looking for jobs but also for students throughout their time at Middlebury, including first-years and sophomores who are making course decisions and choosing majors with career options in mind.
We help students identify their interests and recognize the career prospects thew might lead to. We know faculty are often asked questions about internships and other career-related matters. Here is a brief overview of our programs.
An internship provides an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience connected to a personal passion, their academic work, or a particular career path. CCI helps students find, fund, and prepare for internships and other experiential opportunities in both summer and winter.
Funding for unpaid summer internships
CCI typically awards over $900,000 per summer to students for internships. CCI offers up to $3,000 each in competitive grants to support students who want to pursue an unpaid internship or self-directed project. The deadline to apply for funding is early April.
Winter term internships
Students can pursue internships over winter term, in most cases for credit. The deadline to apply is late November.
Tools and Resources
Students can access career opportunities, internships, application deadlines, CCI’s events calendar, advisor appointments, and more through Handshake, our online jobs and opportunities platform.
Faculty can access Handshake in their capacity as academic advisors.
CCI has launched Midd2Midd: a platform for students and alumni to network, mentor, and get career advice within the Middlebury College community.
International Student Resources
Middlebury’s international students have particular challenges and opportunities as they consider the transition from college to career. International students must contact the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) office on campus for additional information on how to pursue a U.S. job search.
Other Ways CCI Can Help
As a faculty advisor, you perform a critical function by helping students define their educational objectives and articulate a plan for their time at Middlebury. This allows students to explore their intellectual interests and also lays the groundwork for helping students develop professional goals for lives of meaning and purpose after Middlebury. Working together we can help students make connections between what they are learning and what they imagine for their future.
- If you are looking for guests for your classes, we can connect you with alumni.
- If you want to know about internships that relate to the courses you teach, we can help students find them.
- We have funds.
- We are open to your ideas.