Presidential Fellow in Innovation Job Description
The Ron and Jessica Liebowitz Fund for Innovation (FFI) was established to provide support for experimental and unconventional projects which have the potential to create lasting, positive change and strengthen the Middlebury experience. This position reports to the Director of Special Projects in the Office of the Provost and provides full time support to the FFI, which includes assisting in outreach and communications, providing administrative support to the Fund Advisory Board, helping with project management, and long-term planning. Fellows will work with staff from appropriate offices to support these activities. In addition, the fellows may provide part-time support for related projects in other offices.
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You’re about to start a summer internship and you want to make the most of it. Check out this great article that highlights 10 things you can do to make the most our of your experience:
- Create a Positive First (and Ongoing) Impression: The endgame here is to gain a professional reference, obtain a letter of recommendation or blurb on LinkedIn and have a quality resume entry. You earn these through punctuality and presenting a professional appearance each day.Be careful what you wear. Yes, it’s summer. But before you leave the house, remember that you are not going to the beach or sunbathing on the campus quad. If you are not certain about the dress code, ask your boss or someone in HR.Keep your workspace clean and organized, and don’t be seen texting or using technology for personal purposes while on the clock. Updating your Facebook status can wait until you get home. (Also see Tip #8)
- Deliver: You want to make sure that you complete any assignments, whether easy or complex, by the deadlines. “The dog ate my homework” (or its digital version) will not resonate here.
- Don’t be High Maintenance: You obviously want to do a good job. Try to take notes on what is expected of you from the outset. When questions arise while you are performing a task, don’t ask your supervisor questions every two minutes. To the extent possible, “bank” your questions and move on to the next part. Then, before the deadline, present your questions in batch mode in order to be able to complete the assignment correctly
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New Funded Internship Opportunity in China – Development Assistant at Teach For China
Established in 2008, Teach For China is a non-profit organization taking a unique approach to eliminating educational inequity in China by enlisting China’s most promising future leaders in the effort. Each year, Teach For China selects a cohort of outstanding Chinese and American university graduates to work as full-time teachers in China’s most under-resourced schools for two years. Teach For China prepares its Fellows for the rigors of the classroom with an intensive four to six-week Summer Training Institute focused on building teaching, leadership, communication and professional capabilities. The vision of Teach for China is: Let all Chinese children, regardless of background, have access to same quality education.
About the teach for China Development Team: The Development Team has long been cultivating talents in private and public sectors. For the past eight years, the Development Team has built its reputation among our loyal donors that include individuals, domestic and international corporations, and top-ranking foundations. With the continuous development of the team and more complex operations, the Development Team is recruiting a Summer Intern.
July, 2017 – August, 2017 (Full-time work) in Beijing, China
- Participate in the generation of the Teach for China 2016 Fiscal Year Mid-Year report and assist in the preparation of the end-year report to donors
- Research and report on potential donors and assist with tracking donations
- Organize files from important donors, provide translation services if possible
- Help to organize and prepare fundraising events
- Provide other important logistics assistance
- Get to know an outstanding NGO development team and its work
- Get to know a group of professional, outstanding colleagues with passion
- Opportunity to visit Teach for China donors
- Great mentoring
- Be able to deal with pressure and a fast-paced working environment
- Goal-oriented and detail-oriented
- Be proactive, strong communication skills
- Fluent in English, and basic Chinese communication will be preferred
This internship is supported with a $4000 award from the Middlebury College Center for Careers and Internships.
APPLY NOW VIA MOJO with a resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
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Interns are paired with alumni mentors in their particular fields of interest. DC Mentors can help students and recent grads expand their professional network and hone their career-related skills. Mentors offer:
- Career advice
- Connections to area resources
- Anecdotes about their professional and academic experience
- A variety of programs including: mock interview workshop, career panels, resume writing workshop, and alumni/summer intern reception!
College For Every Student (CFES) is a global nonprofit organization that helps low-income students become college and career ready. CFES currently supports 25,000 students in 200 rural and urban schools and school districts in 30 states and Ireland.
What the Fellowship Offers
- One year hands-on experience in changing the life trajectory of underserved students
- Free housing in beautiful Essex, NY on the shore of Lake Champlain, 45 minutes from Burlington, VT. All utilities included!
- Salary of $25,000
- Structured program for networking and leadership development
What You’ll Do
- Support CFES professionals in schools nationwide
- Work with CFES national office staff
- Coordinate events for students, educators, and college partners
- Help develop program resources, web content, and apps
- Create and manage social media campaigns
- Support expansion of CFES alumni network
- Strong commitment to the CFES mission
- Highly organized, energetic, creative, proactive
- Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent communication skills
- Adept with technology
- Comfortable with travel
- Driver’s license and car
- High level of writing proficiency
To be Considered for the Fellowship
Please submit a cover letter and résumé to email@example.com. Outstanding applicants will be contacted for Skype interviews. Apply by May 15, 2017. Fellows will be selected by May 22, 2017.