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Spend the summer making a difference for Vermont!

Kaitlyn Girouard '23
Kaitlyn Girouard ‘23, Intern with the Caledonia County State’s Attorney’s Office

Why MiddWorks for Vermont?

Middlebury College is deeply vested in and committed to the future of our home state! Through its inaugural MiddWorks for Vermont Summer Internship Fellows Program, the Middlebury College Center for Careers and Internships (CCI) will fund 25 summer student internships in 2022 with a variety of organizations that advance:

  • a robust Vermont economy and skilled workforce
  • a just Vermont society
  • a healthy Vermont population
  • a “green” Vermont environment
  • equitable access to excellence in education
  • a vibrant Vermont arts and cultural scene

The Details

  • Fellows will receive a $4,000 summer funding award as well as priority acceptance should they choose to apply to MiddCORE’s Summer Intern Lab, a weekly remote leadership and career-readiness program with an additional $500 funding award.

  • To help ensure the fullest Vermont experience, interns must live in Vermont for the duration of the internship and internships must be in-person or hybrid; no internship can be entirely remote. Housing is available in Middlebury and Burlington.  Find details here.

  • Students will attend a Vermont-specific “pre-departure” training session and participate in mid-summer and fall debriefs with all MiddWorks interns and their supervisors. 

  • All internships must be at least eight weeks in length and 30 hours per week for a minimum total of 240 hours.

Sam Liang '22
Sam Liang ‘22, Summer Research Assistant in the University of Vermont Chemistry Department

In addition to providing place-based experiential learning at its best, MiddWorks for Vermont will promote internship and career opportunities in every sector—we hope to encourage students to remain in Vermont during summers, after graduation, and beyond.  When Middlebury fosters meaningful and deep connections to Vermont as a place to settle and to have a high quality of life while finding rewarding and purposeful work, we are also providing an ideal opportunity for students and graduates to apply their liberal arts and sciences learning in an impactful way. 

EMPLOYERS/ORGANIZATIONS:  Please contact Amy McGlashan for more information.

Tashi Sherpa '24
Jeremy Brotz ‘23 and Tashi Sherpa ‘24, Food Systems Interns at Shelburne Farms
Clark O'Bryan '23
Clark O’Bryan ‘23, Apprentice of Environmental Sculpture with Nancy Milliken Studio

Local Partners

Opportunities include: 

  • Agency of Education
  • Maple Broadband
  • Early Care and Learning Partnership
  • Vermont Arts Council
  • Shelburne Farms
  • Vermont Agency of Agriculture
  • The ECHO Center
  • UVM Health Network
  • Town Hall Theater
  • The McClure Foundation
  • Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care
  • Climate Economy Action Center
  • Town of Middlebury Planning and Zoning
  • Let’s Grow Kids
  • Opportunities Credit Union
  • Addison Independent