Job Details

Classification Number:


Classification Title:

Compass Communications


Innovation Hub

Job Description:

Essential Functions:
The Compass Communications Intern will serve as a Compass ambassador, by positively contributing to the Compass vision of deepening students’ sense of belonging and contribution to thriving communities, while crafting meaningful lives filled with curiosity and authenticity. The Compass Communications Intern will share information about Compass programming to both students and faculty/staff mentors and campus partners. The Compass Intern will focus on life skills programming, primarily MiddCORE’s Summer Intern Lab, and will draw from their own personal experience at Middlebury College to create colorful and effective communications.

Hours Per Week: 5

General Responsibilities:• Co-create the overall Compass brand with staff, faculty, and student input with a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive tone. • Assist with communications for Compass life skills programming, primarily focusing on MiddCORE’s Summer Intern Lab.
• Utilize creative methods and create content to reach and engage the Middlebury community (e.g., videos, personalized emails, phone/text, etc.) targeting students, staff/faculty partners, and mentors.
• Develop and sustain relationships with targeted student organizations and affinity groups to boost student engagement with all Compass programming, primarily MiddCORE’s Summer Intern Lab.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:• Able to approach complex problems through the practice of interpersonal skills that promote teamwork and acceptance of diversity of thought regarding goals and priorities.
• Able to uphold meaningful and productive connections between the greater Middlebury community and Compass, and be alert to possibilities for expansion.
• Enthusiasm for the Compass vision and for the goal of engaging students in co-curricular activities and mentoring.
• Persuasive communication skills (oral, written, and interpersonal).
• Comfortable speaking in front of students and in front of a camera. This position may include tabling events and creating promotional videos.
• Reliability and organizational know-how; must be able to manage time and operate in a professional environment.
• An ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Work 5 hours/week for the full 2022 spring semester until May 16, 2022.

Experience:• Eligible candidates must be rising sophomores, juniors or seniors who are in good academic standing.
• Experience with marketing and promotion. Able to assist in social media campaign strategies and creation, and content ideation

Posting Number:



Middlebury, VT Campus

Is this an academic year or summer position?:

Academic Year

Open Until Filled:


Quicklink for Posting:


Working at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, a graduate school of Middlebury College, provides international professional education in areas of critical importance to a rapidly changing global community, including international policy and management, translation and interpretation, language teaching, sustainable development, and non-proliferation. We prepare students from all over the world to make a meaningful impact in their chosen fields through degree programs characterized by immersive and collaborative learning, and opportunities to acquire and apply practical professional skills. Our students are emerging leaders capable of bridging cultural, organizational, and language divides to produce sustainable, equitable solutions to a variety of global challenges.

In 2010, the Institute became a graduate school of Middlebury College. Middlebury is known worldwide for its leadership in undergraduate language instruction and international studies, and features both summer language immersion programs and Schools Abroad in 16 countries and 37 cities around the globe. Middlebury is also home to the oldest environmental studies program in the nation.

Monterey and Middlebury share much more than a common interest in cross-cultural communication and the environment, though—we share a commitment to making a difference in the world, and are building a truly global network of programs for future leaders in areas from translation and interpretation to environmental policy, economic development to language education, conflict resolution to sustainable business.

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey offers graduate programs that prepare innovative professionals to provide leadership in cross-cultural, multilingual environments. Practical skills, collaborative processes, and innovative approaches are defining features of a Monterey Institute education. The Institute’s unique "Monterey Way" learning model ensures that students are learning through firsthand experiences in more than one language. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey learners are problem solvers and process masters, building sustainable, equitable solutions for a global community through our interdisciplinary blend of business, policy, and language.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert