The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) integrates rigorous academic study and focused direct service to disadvantaged communities and persons, enriching the education of undergraduates in all majors and career paths through an immersive national internship program. When Middlebury College joined the national consortium in 2005, the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) also began a parallel internship program to help address local issues of poverty. The program now partners with six organizations in Addison County each summer to host Middlebury student interns in roles relating to issues of homelessness, food justice, affordable health care, youth outreach, and human/social services.
Many of our Health Professions students have worked these internships before applying to medical school. The 2017 internship sites are:
- The John Graham Housing & Services
- Charter House Coalition
- Open Door Clinic – especially popular with HP students
- Mary Johnson’s Children’s Center Rural Fun Delivery Program
This is an amazing opportunity to work with the community! Interested in Applying?
- Read more about it on their website.
- Attend the info session on Wednesday, March 1st, 12:15 PM at CCE (20 Old Chapel Road)
- Apply via MOJO (search “poverty” “Addison County”)
Questions? Contact CCE! 802-443-5113.
Wednesday, March 1
12:30-1:30 in ADK Living Room
Come hear Swetha Sridharan ’04 talk about her work. She is a researcher at Mathematica, where she assesses the effectiveness of global health and education programs, and helps program funders engage in evidence-based decision-making. She specializes in conducting research on reproductive health, maternal and child health, and secondary education programs. Prior to Mathematica, Swetha was the assistant director of the Task Force program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Swetha has also had stints as a paralegal at a corporate law firm in New York and as an intern at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mathematica is a nationally recognized research organization that conducts social policy studies on health care, disability, education, welfare, nutrition, and related topics. Their mission is to improve public well-being by bringing the highest standards of quality, objectivity, and excellence to bear on the work we do for our clients, which include federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as private foundations.
There are also 2 summer internships posted in MOJO now: Business Proposal Intern and Legal Intern. Swetha is not officially doing any of the hiring but may be able to give you some insight into the work at culture at her organization.
Did you know that many offices on campus support student participation in a range of summer opportunities through information, advising and funding? There is a NEW WEB PAGE available to students at go/summer that highlights your funding resources.
So many options!! Check them all out!
Open Door Clinic Medical Interpreter Training
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Saturday, March 11
Bi-Hall Room 219
Interested in community healthcare? Are you bilingual in Spanish and English? The Open Door Clinic provides medical care for individuals and families who are under-insured or without insurance. They seek volunteers to help with Spanish/English medical interpretation. Contact Josh Lanney, email@example.com, to receive a volunteer application and more information about the training.
Learn about the many career possibilities after completing a Psychology major – from Psychology alumni themselves! Middlebury alums Francisco J. Peschiera `01, Dr. Susanna C. Preziosi `05, Dr. Chak Fu Lam `07, and Katie Bohlin `04 will be on campus discussing their career paths and offering advice on the options for students majoring in Psychology. They can help you answer the question, “What can I do with my liberal arts major or degree?” The Psychology Field Guide will feature an alumni panel, followed by a dinner. You’ll have the chance to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students. Read the alumni bios.
Wednesday, February 28 – Thursday, March 1, 2017
There are so many great events and opportunities to network. Check out the full schedule here.
Boston Children’s Hospital – a Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching hospital – is looking for two talented and motivated research assistants to join Dr. Mustafa Sahin’s laboratory in the Neurology Department. You will be working with a research team that is focused on elucidating the cellular and molecular underpinnings of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC), a rare genetic neurodevelopmental disease, using behavioral, physiological, and molecular techniques.
They are looking for an individual who is self-motivated and has strong organizational, management and laboratory skills, who will be comfortable handling mice. This position is a great stepping-stone towards further graduate training in various professions in the medical field and would be best suited for students with prior backgrounds in biological sciences or neuroscience. Minimum requirements include completion of a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, biology, chemistry, or a closely related field, and some lab experience. We encourage applicants with experience handling or breeding rodents, rodent surgery, tissue culture, biochemical assays, or genotyping to apply.
Learn more about the position on their website here.
If you are interested please email your resume and cover letter to the address listed below. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.
Great experience for pre-med students:
Summer Camp Counselors needed for 9 weeks in the Heart of the Green Mountains.
Camp Thorpe is a summer camp for children and adults with special health needs. They offer experiences for individuals challenged physically, mentally, and emotionally. Campers range in age from 10 to 80!
Camp Thorpe has both the Mountain Reach (10-21 years old) campus for children and the Pine Haven (21 and up) campus for adults.
The ratio of campers to counselors is three to one.
Camp Thorpe was founded in 1927 by Reverend Walter Thorpe as the Vermont Camp for Crippled Children. They were aware that summer camp was an option only for the privileged few; for the most part, summer camps in Vermont were attended by well-to-do children from other states. There were no summer camps for underprivileged or handicapped children.
Thorpe’s concept involved providing a positive camping experience for children challenged with handicapping conditions. The camp’s original philosophy created a support system to offer partial or full ‘camperships’ for families needing financial assistance. Yearly fund raising, to this day, has helped raise funds to cover camperships and operating costs.
Camp Thorpe’s tradition, created among the natural elements of the Vermont Green Mountains, intends to provide children and adults with fun, adventurous camping experiences regardless of special need or financial status.
Interested? Apply in MOJO!
Looking for jobs in Health Care? MOJO has a ton of postings – consider applying!
- Clinical Research Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery in Boston, MA
- Health Policy Research Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery in Boston, MA
- Research Technician – Pellman Lab in Boston, MA
- Research Technician B at Columbia University in NYC
- Quality Improvement Research Assistant at Mount Sinai in NYC
- Technical Research Assistant I (at Brigham and Women’s Hospital) in Boston, MA
- Clinical Research Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA
Tuesday, March 14, 7:00-8:00 PM in Coltrane Lounge
Professional school applications open in a few weeks and we know you have questions!!
Come to an information packed session where we answer the 20 most commonly asked questions by students going through the application process. Hear how to build a school list, approach secondary prompts, know when it’s appropriate to send a school an update, learn all you need to know about the queue, letters of intent and everything in between. Mary Lothrop, Hannah Benz and Nicole Veilleux will walk you through the next steps in your journey to professional school.
This event is part of the Medical March Madness series. Go/m3 for the full series of events.
Space for the series is limited to 15 participants and priority will be given to those who can commit to all six sessions. Interested students can add their names to a registration list at go/resilienceworkshop and will be contacted later this week about their status.
Over the course of the series you will spend time defining, understanding, and discussing important terms (like grit, resilience, and thriving), learning about what it means to have a growth mindset, identifying and sharing participants’ unique character strengths, and widening tool boxes around stress management and responding to challenges.