MiddCOREplus is a summer-long program that combines project-based internships with weekly skill-building workshops. The internship program is open to Middlebury students who have completed the four-week MiddCORE Immersion program. MiddCOREplus provides an opportunity for students to collaborate with a partner for profit, non for profit organizations and early stage companies. The partner organization provides a project and mentorship for the student while MiddCORE offers a framework for reflection, skill building, and support.
The Importance of Mentors
We carefully select internship sponsors for their willingness and ability to work collaboratively with our students. Projects are designed to provide value and meaning to both the partner organization and the student.
MiddCORE will collaborate with the partnering organization to develop the project, identify realistic deliverables for a ten-week period, and discuss specific formal and informal ways to mentor the student during the project. When selecting internships we value the mentor’s ability to meet and engage with the student as much as the quality of the project.
MiddCOREplus students spend 30 hours per week at their respective organizations. Each Friday we design an experiential workshop that encourages the students’ personal skill development, which they can apply to their project. Some of the capacities that we focus on include storymaking, emotional intelligence, financial literacy, visual communication and improvisation.
Successful MiddCOREplus students are ready to be challenged, accept ambiguity, take initiative, be collaborative, take risks and accept constructive feedback.
Internship applications for summer 2014 will be available in February. Students interested in applying for a MiddCOREplus internship will need to review the 2014 project descriptions (coming soon) and submit a specific cover letter and resume for each project in a pdf format to email@example.com by Feb 15, 2014. To get an idea of past proposals, check out the proposals from 2012.
Interested in mentoring a MiddCOREplus intern?
Apply here to mentor a MiddCORE student in a project-based internship with your organization in Vermont. MiddCORE provides the stipend to the student intern.