Each summer, Middlebury College students can participate in a full-time, paid, 10-week internship to aid local organizations in addressing issues of poverty in Addison County.

Students work 35 paid hours a week at a local, social service organization in the community (see current and past host sites below). 

Center for Community Engagement staff works with interns throughout the summer, meeting weekly to discuss internship experiences and issues intersecting with poverty. Along with their internship, interns will commit to these weekly discussions, a final written reflection and a presentation in the fall following their internship summer.

Applications and Info Sessions

Recruitment for our summer 2021 local internships is now open, and the deadline to apply is April 1st!

Complete your application via Handshake.

Community Partners and Internship Site Hosts

Addison Central Teens
ACT provides a Teen Center and after-school alternatives that are welcoming, safe and fun for all teenagers in the community. Plan and deliver events, activities, and support for area teens.

Charter House Coalition
Coordinate the Farm-to-Table and Community Meals programs, integrating community garden fresh produce into to meal programs, food shelves, and low-income neighborhoods (free room, most meals).

HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects)
Serve in a variety of capacities, fully immersing oneself in the day-to-day operations of connecting individuals and families to services, including staffing the front desk and working with the food shelf programs

John Graham Housing and Services
Help to provide shelter and hope to Addison County’s homeless population and working on home efficiency projects.

Mary Johnson Children Center rural food programs
Work with low-income youth in trailer parks on meal programs, summer learning, drug/alcohol prevention, and arts/life skills activities, and research Addison County poverty via interviews.

Open Door Clinic
Support healthcare, public health, and access and provision of services to special populations, including Vermont migrant farm workers via Spanish translation services.

Provide crisis intervention, info, and support to abused women, men, and children via 24-hour hotline, especially low-income persons in need of emergency/transitional housing.

Addison County Restorative Justice Services - This placement will work with ACRJS and community organizations to coordinate community responses beyond law enforcement. 

Addison County Public DefenderACRJS - This position will split time between the Public Defender’s office and ACRJS, working with clients who are encountering the criminal justice system. For the Public Defender, the intern will work with the client and attorney to help prepare their case for the court process. With ACRJS, the intern will work with clients through the restorative justice process. 

Center for Community Engagement
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

(802) 443-3580