About the Internship: Middlebury alum Khalid Quadir ’89—CEO and founding partner of Brummer & Partners Asset Management Limited (which manages Frontier Fund, the first private equity fund in Bangladesh) and founder of bracNet, a Bangladesh wireless broadband operator—is offering a unique summer internship opportunity for three Middlebury students to experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of working in a rapidly developing country. The paid internships are sponsored by the Anwarul Quadir Foundation (AQF), which seeks to promote understanding of economic and social progress in Bangladesh. One of the three positions is reserved for Shohoz.com. They are hoping to recruit a woman for this internship as there is a unique opportunity to be mentored by Maliha Quadir, Founding Managing Director of Shohoz.com, but all applicants are welcome.
The internship will take place in the city of Dhaka and is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with a strong preference for students not originally from the region to ensure a true cross-cultural experience. This internship is funded with a CCI award of $5,000 to cover airfare, in-country travel, and living expenses, and will last a minimum of eight weeks. The internship will be with Shohoz.com, and the job description can be tailored to the student’s interests and skills. Shohoz.com, owned and operated by Shohoj Limited, is a premium online travel service provider which aims to make long distance travel in Bangladesh easy and convenient. Driven by the passion to serve you better, Shohoz.com went on to pioneer the online travel industry by offering bus tickets and launch tickets. In the entertainment sector, movie tickets, event tickets as well as cricket match tickets are also available on Shohoz.com. The team of energetic and young professionals with deep expertise in eCommerce and travel domains, leaves no stone unturned to provide the best of services at minimal costs through the user friendly website, Android App, Partner network all over Bangladesh, and a multi-lingual call center. One of the most rapidly growing companies in Bangladesh, Shohoz.com addresses a critical need for the country. Founded and led by Maliha Quadir, named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Shohoz promises to be an exciting place to work. http://www.shohoz.com/
Maliha M Quadir is Founding Managing Director of Shohoz.com: Maliha has extensive experiences in digital services and investment banking industry. She recently ran Vistaprint’s digital business in global emerging markets out of Singapore. Prior to this, she worked for Nokia, taking care of strategy and business development for an emerging market focused digital content service called Nokia Life Tools across multiple geographies. In the early part of her career, Maliha worked in Investment Banking, in Utilities Mergers and Acquisition team of Morgan Stanley in New York and San Francisco, and also in Debt Capital Markets of Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. She has an MBA from Harvard Business School and BA in Computer Science and Economics from Smith College (USA).
Learn more in Handshake. Application deadline March 17.
The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is seeking a motivated, organized individual to serve as an intern and support its Evaluation, Research, and Behavior (ERB) Sector work, with a focus on behavior. The ERB team supports CEE members and works with government and non-government agencies throughout the US and Canada to help improve the application of behavioral insights and program evaluation in the energy efficiency industry. This intern will work in the ERB sector (team of five, including one other intern) and report to the Senior Program Manager for Behavior, Kira Ashby.
CEE is an award-winning consortium of efficiency program administrators from the United States and Canada that unifies program approaches across jurisdictions to increase impact in fragmented markets. By joining forces at CEE, individual electric and gas efficiency programs are able to partner not only with each other, but also with other industries, trade associations, and government agencies. Working together, administrators leverage the effect of their ratepayer funding, exchange information on successful practices and, by doing so, achieve greater energy efficiency for the public good.
- Gather and organize information on members’ energy efficiency programs that employ behavioral approaches and the related evaluations. This information will be used to develop a set of key takeaways from these programs as well as a set of case studies highlighting programs that exemplify tried and true behavioral techniques or innovative programs with promising initial findings. This work will include providing quality assurance for data and following up with members via phone and email to ensure that their work is accurately represented.
- Collect information on regulatory decisions that impact energy efficiency program administrators’ ability to claim savings from their behavioral programs.
- Assist with preparation for ERB Committee meetings and webinars, including generating committee lists and taking notes during meetings.
- Provide administrative support to other ERB team staff as they develop documents, reports, website content, or other work
The internship would potentially start in late May or early June 2019 and continue through August or early September 2019.
Learn more in Handshake. Application deadline 3/29.
From the Sight of Extraction: Thinking Globally with Indigeneity
Tuesday, February 19
4:30 p.m. in the Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
This talk by Macarena Gómez-Barris will draw upon Gómez-Barris’ recent work in The Extractive Zone (Duke University Press 2017) and Beyond the Pink Tide (University of California Press 2018) to consider how we might refuse the logics of extractive capitalism by centering Indigenous and Afro-based knowledge production and artistic praxis. What does comparative Indigenous Studies outside of the frame of the nation-state do for a global and future oriented model of scholarship? How can we learn from sites and sights of catastrophe? Macarena Gómez-Barris is Chair of Social Science & Cultural Studies and director, Global South Center, at Pratt Institute.
Building a Campaign to Conserve Canada’s Great Northern Boreal Forest
Howard E. Woodin ES Colloquium Series
Thursday, February 21
12:30 p.m. in The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center 103
Bring lunch to enjoy during the presentation.
Liz Barratt-Brown, Senior Advisor to the International Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, will address why conserving Canada’s boreal forest is so critical – for Indigenous Peoples, for species like the iconic caribou, and for shielding against climate chaos. She will describe how tissue paper is literally flushing the boreal down the drain and what NRDC’s newly launched campaign intends to do about it.
Human and Environmental Microbial Health: A Global Perspective
Thursday, February 21
7:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center
The human microbiome is now recognized as a dynamic part of the human ecosystem, and research demonstrates that using ecology to understand this ecosystem has profound benefits for patient wellness. Changes in the human microbiome have substantial influence on atopy, neurological disorders, metabolic disorders, and a range of complex conditions and disease states. Jack Gilbert will discuss evidence of these conditions and how we have started to disturb the delicate balance of the immune-microbe equilibrium, impacting the development and function of our immune systems. He will also highlight the distance we have placed between our children and the microbial world, which has been demonstrated to have a substantial influence on their physiological, immunological, neurological and even endocrinological development. Jack Gilbert is a professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago, and Faculty Director of The Microbiome Center.
CCI has $1000 and $3000 grants available for students with unpaid summer internships!
Funding Application Deadline: April 14.
You must have secured and accepted your internship before applying for funding. Requirements include an essay, budget, funding agreement, and approved resume.
Don’t wait; visit Quick Questions for resume approval.
An appointment to discuss your plans with a CCI advisor is required for First-Year Explore applicants and strongly encouraged for all other applicants. CCI appointments and resume approvals must be complete by April 7.
Instructions, forms, and Frequently Asked Questions are available at go/summerfunding.
All funding applications will be reviewed after April 14. Funding notifications will be emailed on May 1.
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CCI can’t wait to hear about your summer plans!
What is CLIMB?
The Colorado Leaders, Interns and Mentors in Business (CLIMB) Internship Program is a 10-week undergraduate summer internship program in Denver, Colorado, one of the most exciting cities in the US for young people. Designed exclusively for Middlebury, Yale, Denison, Northwestern, Wesleyan, Brown, Harvard, MIT and Stanford students, CLIMB has identified paid, meaningful internships with employers across all industries and non-profit organizations.
Pay is minimum of $4,000 for the summer (although there are exceptions) with several employers paying more, depending on the industry. You will apply for a specific job by submitting resume and cover letter to CLIMB (through Handshake) who will then forward it to the company/organization.
Learn about the internships and the companies in Handshake by clicking on the links below:
- SEO and Content Intern at Fare Harbor – deadline 2/18
- Student Research Fellow – School of Medicine, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado – deadline 2/18
- Field Research and Communications Intern – Colorado Fourteeners Initiative – deadline 2/18
- Digital Marketing Intern at Ping Identity – deadline 2/18
- Software Engineer Intern at SonderMind – deadline 2/18
- Water Engineering Intern at Wright Water Engineers – deadline 2/18
- Accounting Intern at Ping Identity – deadline 2/18
This opportunity is brought to you by Emilie Seavey ’18!
The USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland is seeking to hire two full-time temporary student contractors to assist with the North American Breeding Bird Survey program, a long-term, continental avian monitoring program. Tasks will include working with wildlife survey data, processing incoming data forms, performance of quality assurance and quality control procedures on biological data, data entry, assisting with database management, photocopying and filing, preparation of maps and assisting in preparation of administrative correspondence.
Application deadline is February 25.
Types of services required: During the summer field season, approximately 3100 BBS routes are sampled by participants skilled in avian identification. These data are then processed and analyzed by USGS to inform avian conservation efforts in the U.S. and Canada. Tasks will include processing incoming data and materials, performing data entry and quality control procedures using web-based technologies, tracking progress, assisting with database management, photocopying, scanning and filing materials, map preparation, and corresponding with participants.
- Applicants are required to have completed two years of undergraduate course work (student must be at least a second semester sophomore).
- Must be majoring in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related discipline.
- Must have knowledge of computer software used to summarize and organize data.
Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for a student contract position, applicants must be either a currently enrolled student or a recent graduate. Non-U.S. citizens may be eligible to participate, depending on their immigration status and the applicable regulations of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service). Foreign students in the U.S. under F-1 visas are usually not able to participate in this program, due to USCIS restrictions against off-campus work.
Compensation: The student contractor will be paid $17.09 per hour. (Estimated number of hours for the position is 544. There is a possibility of additional part-time hours continuing into the fall semester.) Student contractors are paid only for hours worked (no holiday or leave benefits). Student is responsible for all costs of transportation to and from the principal duty station location. The Government does not provide housing, meals or other living expenses while working at the principal duty station. Official travel away from the duty station is not expected.
Approximate dates are May 28-August 23, 2019. There is flexibility in start and end dates to accommodate variations in academic calendars.
Send resume and cover letter to Keith Pardieck via email. Applications must be received on or before February 25, 2019. In your cover letter include an explanation of how you meet the eligibility requirements, your expected graduation date, and discuss your experience as related to required services and skills listed above.
Applications are now being accepted for a research assistant in biomechanics at the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), located in Natick, MA, USA. The mission of USARIEM is to optimize Warfighter health and performance through medical research (www.usariem.army.mil).
As military readiness is a top priority, the ideal candidate will assist in conducting research on the biomechanics of overuse injury risk with a focus on the lower extremities.
This individual will participate in research activities ranging from study conception to data collection and analysis to manuscript publication.
Appointments will be awarded for 1 year, potentially renewable up to 4 years, and will be offered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
Current research protocols include exploring associations of human movement (walking, load carriage and running), performance and musculoskeletal injury risk utilizing standard motion capture techniques and inertial measurement units (IMUs). The individual will assist with additional activities necessary to enable data collection including IRB paperwork, subject scheduling and coordinating study team member schedules for data collections. The individual will process and analyze motion capture and IMU data plus write-up and present results in abstracts and at conferences.
Learn more in Handshake. Application deadline 2/28.
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through their family of apps and services, they’re building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether they’re creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Their global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways.
Do YOU want to build new features and improve existing products that more than a Billion people around the world use?
Are you interested in working on highly impactful technical challenges to help the world be more open and connected?
Want to solve unique, large-scale, highly complex technical problems?
Then consider these position now open in Handshake! Click the position titles to view full description.
Optimize Today and Shape Tomorrow
Work on academically stimulating projects that are different from anything else you have ever worked on.
1010data transforms Big Data into smart insights to create the High-Definition Enterprise that can anticipate and respond to change. Their modern cloud-based analytical intelligence and consumer insights solutions enable over 850 clients to achieve improved business outcomes quicker, with less risk.
An essential tool to more than 850 of the world’s top retail, manufacturing, telecom, government and financial services enterprises; 1010data is a highly differentiated product that is becoming the industry standard for Big Data Discovery and Data Sharing.
Success in 1010data’s 10 Week Summer Program means you had a direct effect on the business and helped evolve their product as they continue to change the rules of big data discovery.
Project Managers at 1010data drive delivery of solutions to client-driven business problems involving massive data sets by designing high-performance reporting tools, queries, transform processes and databases, to gain insight, and empower our customers.
Great position for seniors! Learn more in Handshake. Application deadline February 28th.
At Tesla, they’re solving the world’s most important problems with talented individuals who share their passion to change the world. Their culture is fast-paced, energetic and innovative. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with office locations around the world, they work to build an inclusive environment in which everyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or background, can do their best work.
They have a number of opportunities listed in Handshake. Below are a few we thought our STEM students would be interested in:
- Senior Data Scientist – deadline 3/15
- IT Infrastructure Internship/Co-Op (Summer 2019) – deadline 5/1
- Digital Design Technologies Internship/Co-Op (Summer 2019) – deadline 5/24
- Accounting Internship/ Co-Op (Summer 2019) – deadline 6/1
- Manufacturing Engineering Internship/Co-Op (Summer 2019) – deadline 6/1
- Software QA Engineering Internship/Co-Op (Summer 2019) – deadline 6/1
- Software Engineering Internship – Embedded Systems (Summer 2019) – deadline 6/1