Are you still trying to figure out your full summer plans? We just got word that there are openings for 1 to 4 Middlebury students and alumni to participate in the DPMI (Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation) international development and social change program being held in Washington, DC from June 4-15, 2018 (2 weeks) this summer. This will be the last year that they offer DPMI/DC, so it would be a super opportunity for those who don’t want to come to CA for the training. The website for the program is here. They are trying to fill these spots fast, and the cost is a reduced $400 (for alumni too!).
Should you have any questions, I will direct you to our MIIS colleague:
Beryl Levinger, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chair, Development Practice and Policy Program
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS)
I hope some of you will take advantage of this generous offer. Many Middlebury students have taken DPMI and are grateful for the applied practical project management and strategic planning skills they were able to acquire.
Work at sea collecting and recording data and biological samples for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) aboard commercial fishing vessels.
With the vision of communities serving communities, MPI’s model is a collaborative community-based approach to development. Apply to work using this model in Ecuador or Nicaragua.
The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship is a two-year Fellowship program for recent college graduates designed to train future leaders in the social impact sector and to strengthen high quality non-profit organizations.
The Environmental Education Programs Coordinator will assist the Education Director and develop, facilitate, and manage environmental education programming with local schools, in winter and summer camps, and in adult outreach programs in West Charleston, VT.
Support the technology used this summer at this nonprofit dedicated to unlocking the limitless potential of more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities through outdoor summer adventures with visits with volunteer host families.
Apply for this potentially remote position if you have a passion for music, creative writing, children, and philanthropy, and strong communication and writing skills.
Work at one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world.
Apply for an internship that will provide hands-on experience in human resource management and nonprofit administration at one of New York City’s leading cultural organizations.
Conservation Law Foundation is seeking a Marketing & Communications Intern to assist in the development of CLF’s photography, email and social media marketing, video, and other multimedia projects.
The World Federation of United Nations Associations is a global non-profit organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations.
Core teachers at The Quad Manhattan Summer program are trained by highly developed experts in the fields of education and psychology through the spring session leading to a rewarding and fun summer with exceptional students.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s digital strategy team serves as experts in the digital marketing space, ensuring that digital campaigns work to increase brand equity, drive fundraising conversion, and align with partners, among other calls to action that support our departmental and organizational objectives.
The two primary goals of this VISTA position will be to 1.) Develop volunteer resources to support food
distribution in our five counties with a focus on rural areas, and 2.) Engage new and deepen existing
relationships with community supporters including faith based, corporate, and millennial populations.
American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking ONE Historic Ship Preservation Intern interested in dedicating 50 weeks in support of the National Park Service by directly assisting the administration of the cultural resource education and preservation at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) founded in 2003 brings together nonprofits, philanthropy, government, and business to support the spread of emerging social innovations in greater Boston.
The United Nations Association-USA would like to personally invite Middlebury students with an interest in global affairs and advocacy to the UNA-USA Global Leadership Summit June 10-12 in Washington, DC. Students will meet with high-ranking U.S. Government and UN officials, learn from global experts, gain invaluable leadership tools, and urge Congress to stand with the UN. Middlebury students can register for free using the code “GenUN_Scholarship2018” – as long as you plan to attend all 3 days of the Summit (June 10-12).
Travel and housing scholarships are available on a limited basis. Selected participants will receive a travel scholarship (reimbursement for up to $350 for food, registration, and travel to Washington, D.C.), and will receive free housing in the GW dorm housing block. Students should be committed to leading UNA chapters at their schools, and be available to participate in the entire Summit. Apply for the scholarship here by May 11.
Here’s a sneak peek of a few of the session topics that will be covered at the Summit:
- Human Rights: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
- Saving Our Planet
- Careers at the United Nations
- Becoming Informed UN Advocates
- Educating Global Students: Model UN and Global Classrooms
CELF tackles climate change by preparing K-12 students to become future problem-solvers.
Work at CEA’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Group, to help clients develop, negotiate, and implement regulatory compliance programs; research and respond to policy and rule changes; and design and executive proactive engagement strategies with agencies and elected officials.
Apply to work in a small interdisciplinary consulting group to the UCI (Universidad para la Cooperation International)-UNESCO on a Biosphere Preserve in the heart of Costa Rica’s tropical forests.
The Culture Aquarist Intern position will assist staff in the Aquarium’s mission to Live Blue through sustainability at the New England Aquarium’s offsite holding facility in Quincy, MA.
The SSRC is an independent, international nonprofit devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences.
KEYS Service Corps, AmeriCorps members are placed at a variety of community-based organizations throughout Allegheny County to help out at summer day camps with youth.
Consider applying to this paid internship in the education and college access programming field in Miami, FL.
Apply to work at the EPA this summer in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Become an environmental steward in the gorgeous Upper Peninsula of Michigan, gaining knowledge of various conservation techniques and skills.
Support this nonprofit’s efforts to address senior isolation and hunger, working full-time in Arlington, VA and learning about communications and marketing.
The Armed Services Arts Partnership aims to reintegrate veterans, service membrs, and military families into their communities through the arts.
At this internship at Historic New England, you would assess the status of preparedness for Historic New England’s museum properties for climate change, and developing a strategic framework to address needs for resilience against it.
At the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), you will obtain experience with working with the private sector, governments and international organizations.
The Dershowitz Group, a bipartisan boutique public affairs and strategic communications firm, is seeking a motivated and talented events associate.
Gain experience with diverse models of leadership, working closely with a mentor at the organization.
Work at sea collecting and recording data and biological samples for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) aboard commercial fishing vessels.
“Aileen Rizo was training math teachers in the public schools in Fresno, Calif., when she discovered that her male colleagues with comparable jobs were being paid significantly more.
She was told there was a justifiable reason: Employees’ pay was based on their salaries at previous jobs, and she had been paid less than they had earlier in their careers.
Ms. Rizo, who is now running for the California State Assembly, sued. In April, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in her favor, saying that prior salary could not be used to justify a wage gap between male and female employees.
It’s the latest sign that this has become the policy of choice for shrinking the gender pay gap. Several states, cities and companies have recently banned asking about salary history. They include Massachusetts, California, New York City and Chicago, as well as Amazon, Google and Starbucks.”
Read the rest of the New York Times piece here.
Social Impact –
The Berkshire Museum seeks an Engagement Coordinator to provide administrative support in the areas of development, membership, community outreach, and communications.
SBP is an innovative nonprofit that shrinks the time between disaster and recovery.
Work as a College Completion or College Access Coach for a year in Austin or Houston, TX.
Work at the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity.
Spend your summer learning farm-related tasks in Brewster, NY.
Work at an international location (India, South Africa, Senegal, Zambia, Kenya, Phillipines, or San Francisco) at an international development consulting organization.
Community Sailing of Colorado is a small nonprofit in Boulder that offers sailing programs that support individuals, local groups, and organizations.
Interested in helping local farmers and support Vermont’s food system? Spend your summer in Montpelier supporting business planning for Vermont farm, food, and forestry businesses.
Apply for this internship if you have a passion for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
The Green Chimneys Dog Interaction Program in Brewster, NY allows students and residents to be actively involved in the everyday care, socialization and training of shelter dogs.
Toxic Action Center works side-by-side with communities, empowering them with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up pollution at the local level.
Support the Development, Partner Relations, and Operations teams at a nonprofit that provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school, and at play.
Apply to the World Service Authority if you are interested in educating about, promiting, and advocating human rights and world citizenship.
Fish Technicians function as part of the hatchery operations team in the cultivating and rearing of fish in Cordova, Alaska.
This internship offers students a great way to develop an interest in environmental protection as an occupation among racial and ethnic minorities.
This intern will raise public awareness through storytelling, and contribute to two of Maine Farmland Trust’s programs: Outreach and Farm Viability.
Join the Witness for Peace for a two-year term of service, producing documentation of the impacts of US policies and corporate practices, such as articles/blog posts, fact sheets, short videos, and action alerts.
Work at a national Sikh American media, policy, and education organization that empowers Sikh Americans by building dialogue, deepening understanding, promoting civic and political participation, and upholding social justice and religious freedom for all Americans.
Reconnect Brooklyn was founded in 2010 as an innovative community response to the social disconnection of young men in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn.
One Earth Future is an international NGO with a mission to catalyze systems that eliminate root causes of war.
Are you living and interning in Washington D.C. this summer? Then apply to this program and be paired with a Middlebury alumni mentor who will offer you valuable career advice.
All majors and industry interests (not just government and politics!) are welcomed and encouraged to apply.
Space is limited. See the short application here go/mentorDC
Deadline to apply: April 30th at 12 p.m.!
Co-found and develop a for-profit social venture during your summer break. Join one of our teams of social entrepreneurs and innovators working to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
You get to:
- Drive meaningful social change at their incubator space at Impact Hub, CIC Boston
- Work with advisors from companies such as BlackRock, Dell Foundation, HSBC, Natixis, Acumen Fund and Startupbootcamp
- Learn a proven entrepreneurship framework and accelerated design thinking
- Build your network
- Get paid a $4,000 stipend
- Earn Equity
The biggest opportunity is post-graduation:
It’s the opportunity to step into a leadership position (with equity) in a funded start-up you co-founded.
BonBillo is an incubator and support network for ambitious startups using technology to solve social, health and environmental problems. We work with entrepreneurs and university students to launch and grow social ventures. Our incubator provides social ventures with entrepreneurship training, top mentors, an accomplished peer group, workspace and financial assistance.
For those of you who are environmentally-minded, California Environmental Associates (CEA) does a tremendous job of promoting opportunities with ENGO’s and Foundations that they collaborate with and partner. As such, keep this CEA job link handy for a full viewing of all their opportunities. In the meanwhile, check out 2 jobs that one of our recent alumni at EDF tipped us off to:
Social Impact –
LifeMoves is dedicated to helping homeless families and individuals across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula return to self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
Work at an international not-for-profit arts organization in one of several departments including programs, development, and communications.
Work at an organization that is the driving force behind solar energy, building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education.
Spend your summer working at an energy storage development start-up company.
Spend a year developing programming and fundraising efforts for the Community Resource Center of the Washington County Homeless Project in Ohio.
ISO New England is a non-profit authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to protect the health of the region’s economy and the well-being of its people by ensuring the constant availability of competitively-priced wholesale electricity.
uAspire provides college affordability advice to students and families in order to change the college affordability landscape.
Spend your summer in the beautiful Brattleboro, VT area, working on a historic farm that is also a regional center for education, recreation, farming, processing, markets, and events.
Apply for this opportunity to take the lead on developing compelling blog posts, case studies, social media content, and web copy that highlight MassChallenge’s mission to strengthen the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high potential entrepreneurs across all industries, from anywhere in the world.
Apply for a summer position at a non-profit that uses research, litigation, and aggressive communications to expose misconduct and malfeasance in public life.
The Seagrass Management Data Technician will work with Conservancy staff to substantiate the location and extent of seagrass resources at Fishers Island, NY and evaluate vessel use patterns implicated as threats to seagrass habitat.
Work at an international NGO committed to building sustainable capacity to advance democratic institutions, civil society, and a culture of peaceful change and conflict management worldwide.
The Pro Players Foundation works with disadvantaged children across North Texas through sports-based programs.
Mayhew is a nonprofit that challenges and helps at-risk New Hampshire boys to believe in themselves, work well with others, and find their best.
Fellows will have the opportunity to work at a thriving, international NGO and gain hands-on experience with the nuts and bolts of their operations and development work.
SIF brings together nonprofits, philanthropy, government, and business to support the spread of emerging social innovations in greater Boston.
The Great Basin Institute in Reno, Nevada is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West.
Apply for this consultancy position in the solar industry.
Work at a nonprofit conservation and research organization in Indonesia.