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For two hours a week in June-July, join 30+ mentors from the MiddCORE community to build critical skills for professional success.

Each Tuesday night, you will be joined by young alumni and distinguished MiddCORE Mentors to dive into interactive skill-building sessions and gain real-world insights. Each week is designed to build on the next—realize your potential this summer and deepen your connections within the Middlebury community.

MiddCORE Summer Intern Lab is designed to compliment your summer experience, from anywhere!

Brought to you by MiddCORE x CCI x Compass

Schedule at a glance.

Summer Intern Lab schedule May–July 2022

The schedule is subject to change based on mentor availability. All sessions are required and all times are in Eastern Daylight Time. Convert times with a time zone conversion calculator into your location this summer.

9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Summer Intern Lab kickoff

(in person)

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Aligning skills and interests

(zoom)

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Networking

(zoom)

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Ethical decision-making

(zoom)

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Negotiation

(zoom)

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Personal finance

(zoom)

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Storytelling and personal branding

(zoom)

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Mid-Summer reflection

(zoom)

Applications

We are no longer accepting applications for the summer of 2022 but will open the applications up for the summer of 2023, in February 2023.

If you are interested in the for-credit MiddCORE J-term class applications will open in September 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Summer Intern Lab is designed to complement and enrich your summer experience whether you are participating in an internship, community-based learning, or another experiential learning opportunity. This summer, you will experience the magic of our programming while gaining additional real-world experience in your job/internship/opportunity. To balance the workload, we have altered and abbreviated the curriculum to run over the course of eight sessions.

MiddCORE J-term class
• 40 sessions
• Strategic challenge partner work
• No internship running alongside 

Summer Intern Lab
• 8 sessions 
• Your work will be explored within your Internship
• no strategic challenge

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Work with peers, expand your network, develop skills, and make the most of your internship/experience. Through our weekly workshops and asynchronous engagements, develop the skills, mindsets, and behaviors to excel in your summer experience. Collaborate with your peers and cultivate relationships with our distinguished mentors to up-level your potential.

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In this program, you will learn the essential Summer Intern Lab skills throughout eight sessions and through our asynchronous activities. These core skills include elements of leadership, strategic thinking, networking, financial wellness, and negotiation.

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By design, this program was created with your busy schedule in mind! Please refer to the schedule above for all synchronous session dates/times.

Outside of synchronous sessions, students should expect 1-hour of asynchronous work per week. (All relevant to your personal growth.)

 

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Yes, and we are excited to have you! Throughout June and July, all sessions will be held remotely. The sessions scheduled above are in Eastern Daylight Time and you will have to attend these session times given your time zone. Here is a time zone converter.

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We will give first priority to students with summer opportunities funded through CCI, CCE, and the Innovation Hub. However, if you have an exciting summer opportunity and could benefit from Summer Intern Lab, fill out an application and tell us more about your interest in joining us!

 

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Sessions will be run by Summer Intern Lab mentors who are industry experts giving first-hand insight into leadership, innovation, and persuasive communication. In addition, we will have young alumni at each session to talk about how they used and applied these teachings to their everyday lives. You will have the opportunity to network with them and ask your own questions. The young alumni panel has always been a favorite of students and in the Summer Intern Lab, we will be offering that opportunity every session. The MiddCORE team (professors and staff) will facilitate the cohort discussions and reflections.

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We will be limiting this summer’s intake to 33 students per round. 100 students total will be in the cohort.

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Our goal is to deliver interactive programming that ensures connection and collaboration. We will plan to use a combination of the following: Zoom, Canvas, Mural, and Google Workspace.

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All graduates of MiddCORE and Summer Intern Lab programming. In addition to Middlebury alums, this network spans several colleges and universities across the country, now working both nationwide and abroad.

The alumni community is organized on LinkedIn, Midd2Midd, and Facebook.

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No, there is no course credit offered for Summer Intern Lab.

MiddCORE
132 Blinn Lane
Middlebury, VT 05753