Your Business and Middlebury College Internship Programs

Middlebury College strongly encourages students to be involved in Middlebury, Addison County and Vermont communities through volunteerism and work experience offered by internships. Most Middlebury College internship programs are organized through the Center for Careers and Internships (CCI). Below is a summary of internships and related programs. For more details, go to the Center’s employer page or contact Dee Gilbert, Assistant Director for Employer Relations

Winter Term Internships: Winter Term Internships are 100-hour intensive experiences during “J-term” (January).  These can be paid by an employer (no credit) or unpaid (credit) and are meant to offer high-level exposure to valuable work tied to students’ academic and/or professional interests. The internship challenges students to apply their liberal arts learning in a real-world setting and provides an opportunity to reflect on the connections between their classroom education and hands-on learning.  

Summer Internships: Through CCI, the College offers competitive grants directly to students to help with expenses while working at unpaid summer internships, allowing them to gain real-world experiences working with businesses and non-profits. Students work 30-40 hours per week for eight weeks during June and July. Some of the summer internships are sponsored by specific college programs at the College, such as the Vermont Business Strategy & Consulting Summer Internship. Meant for students interested in leading a business, non-profit, or other organization, or in management consulting as a career, this internship provides an in-depth hands-on experience working on a key strategic management issue for an actual enterprise. Students have interned at Opportunities Credit Union and the Middlebury Institute for International Studies. This summer, for example, two wonderful students did great work gathering and analyzing data for a joint project by ACEDC and the Addison County Regional Planning Commission to produce a Regional Economic Development Strategy. 

MiddCORE:  MiddCORE is a four-week, mentor-powered leadership and innovation program for undergrads that takes place during the January term. The program utilizes local entrepreneurs and business leaders as mentors for the program and the students partner with businesses to take on a specific challenge and offer a solution by the end of the program. To partner with MiddCORE, contact

Middlebury Consulting Group:  The Middlebury Consulting Group is a Middlebury College student-led organization from diverse backgrounds and varied academic interests who provide free consulting services to businesses and nonprofits. Their project teams consist of six to eight students who are interested in complementing their liberal arts education with practical experience. Their aim is to create a win-win scenario for clients and students. On the one hand, they strive to quickly add value to their clients’ organizations and they have a strong track record demonstrating success. Their outside perspective combined with a broad skill set enables them to assist clients in tackling challenges. MCG members reap the rewards of interacting with businesses and nonprofits. This connection fosters a greater understanding of the world outside the confines of academia, thereby enriching students’ education. Click here to see some past clients. Click here to contact MCG.