Middlebury College CCE Privilege & Poverty Intern in Middlebury, Vermont

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Job Description

Essential Functions: The Privilege & Poverty (P&P;) Interns are responsible for supporting the Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster in a variety of ways. In collaboration with the Assistant Director for P&P;, interns plan and hold monthly luncheon discussions for the Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster. Additionally, interns support recruitment of local and national summer interns in the P&P; Cluster and work on a variety of projects to increase engagement with the Cluster. Much of the intern role involves collaboration: both with the other intern and the Assistant Director, but also with Tiffany Sargent and James Davis, Internship and Academic Directors, respectively, of the Cluster. As the Cluster grows and evolves, the interns play a role in developing the Cluster as well.

General Responsibilities:

  • Attending P&P; staff meetings

  • Complete weekly check-ins with CCE staff supervisors.

  • Brainstorming luncheon topics, researching topics, and preparing discussions for the monthly luncheons

  • Attending monthly luncheons

  • Participation in Privilege & Poverty internship information sessions

  • Planning and helping carry out other events to build the P&P; community – including an end-of-year reception, Commons dinners, screenings, etc.

  • Preparing necessary documents for events (e.g., fact sheets and ways to get involved handouts for luncheon topics, intern handbook)

  • Creating posters to advertise P&P; events and hanging posters around campus

  • Advertising P&P; events/application deadlines via e-mail, on the P&P; website, and on social media

  • Organizational efforts (e.g., compiling attendance sheets and e-mail lists, organizing shared documents)

  • Research on electives courses to enhance P&P;’s scope and campus impact

  • Serve as liaison between Directors and intern alumni; misc. support for James Davis, faculty director, P&P; and meetings among the P&P; faculty

  • Research re. poverty statistics for Addison County (and possibly beyond)

  • Research re. poverty-related programming (academic and co-curricular) on other campuses, nationally

  • Provide support to the UVM/Middlebury P&P; collaboration – Vermont Education Alliance on Poverty (VEAP)

  • Assistance with possible community events related to poverty

  • Other needs as they arise

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and experience with the different components of the P&P; academic cluster (Internship AND Gateway Course, RELI/INTD 0298) preferred

  • Willingness to contribute ideas and provide feedback on events

  • Experience working in teams / leadership experience

  • Graphic design skills

  • Knowledge of WordPress

  • Facility with Facebook and Instagram

  • Ability to think creatively and take initiative when crafting outreach strategies, collaborating with other campus stakeholders, and planning luncheons


  • Experience with the different components of the P&P; academic cluster (Internship AND Gateway Course, RELI/INTD 0298) preferred

  • Experience working in teams / leadership experience

Posting Information

Special Instructions to Applicants

Hiring for Spring ’19 Semester (not J-Term)

Classification Number: 901461

Classification Title: CCE Privilege & Poverty Intern

Department: Center for Community Engagement

Level: Level B (Skilled)

Posting Number: STU00717

Location: Middlebury, VT Campus

Is this an academic year or summer position?: Academic Year

Open Until Filled: No

Quicklink for Posting: http://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/18305