I’ve sorted through Handshake and including a link HERE to all the PAID internships, jobs and fellowships in SOCIAL IMPACT. THERE ARE LOTS OF PAID POSITIONS STILL OPEN ON HANDSHAKE (over 600+!)! Below are just a few with deadlines this week:
The Justice Collaborative is a team of legal experts, researchers, and media strategists collaborating across a collection of strategically aligned projects to advance criminal justice reform. We supply deep legal and policy expertise to organizations throughout the country to cut through the complexity and confusion of local, state, and federal laws and procedures that make up our criminal justice system. Our goal is to transform our deeply flawed criminal system so that it’s grounded in human dignity and restraint.
The Justice Volunteers , a project of The Justice Collaborative (TJC), is a volunteer task force dedicated to researching a variety of key criminal justice issues. The work done by The Justice Volunteers is incredibly valuable to TJC’s goal of holding elected officials in the criminal justice
system accountable, advocating for reform-minded policies across the country, and researching and amplifying important local issues related to criminal justice reform.
The College Student Research Team will work remotely and be primarily supervised by Molly Bernstein. Almost all of this work is done online and is designed to be as flexible as possible to allow team members to work whenever their schedule permits. However, it is expected that members will work at least 3 hours per week.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested students should submit their resume and a cover letter to Molly Bernstein at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “College Student Research Team Applicant.” In the cover letter, applicants should be sure to note which element(s) of the TJC Blueprint most align with their interests and/or past experiences.
As a program designed to maximize flexibility, we encourage applicants to apply as ongoing members of the College Student Research Team; however, students are welcome to apply more specifically for a summer, semester, or year-long position and should indicate their preferred time frame in the application’s cover letter.
I’ve sorted through Handshake and including a link HERE to all the PAID internships, jobs and fellowships in SOCIAL IMPACT. THERE ARE LOTS OF PAID POSITIONS STILL OPEN ON HANDSHAKE! Below are just a few with deadlines this week:
Full-Time Internship Pittsfield, MA Apply before Tuesday, 4/30
Part-Time Internship Boston, MA Apply before Tuesday, 4/30
Full-Time Job New York City, NY
WhyHunger’s US Programs team is excited to bring on a new member to help support their work in partnering with US-based movements for food justice and food sovereignty. WhyHunger’s US Programs partners with grassroots-led networks and alliances, across the United States and Canada, implementing community-led and sustainable solutions that move us forward from exploitative and extractive social, political and economic systems to ones that are life affirming, restorative, resilient and value human dignity and the lives of all living beings and our planet. You can learn more about the entry-level position HERE on Idealist.org.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief cover letter, where they learned of the position, and any informational questions to email@example.com by the deadline of May 16.
For more information about WhyHunger visit our website at https://www.whyHunger.org
Metrus Energy, a specialty finance company established by a Middlebury alum providing project development and financing services for energy efficiency retrofit projects, is growing and expanding their team. Their portfolio of energy efficiency assets span 23 states and save over a billion kWh of electricity. They are hiring for an entry-level Asset Manager, Energy Efficiency position committed to scaling energy and water efficiency retrofits in the built environment. Join five other Middlebury team members located in their San Francisco office.
To learn more details about the job and to submit an application on Handshake, please click on this link. Apply before the deadline!
One thing all students should consider before even starting their summer internship is “what do I need to do to become a successful intern?” Getting an internship is just the beginning, and it isn’t the most important part of the internship process. Sure it may have been tough finding an internship and getting an offer, but the truth is that the value of doing an internship is based mainly on how you decide to handle the internship based on what you have to offer. That’s right; the burden is on you to make the internship successful and to perhaps even turn your internship into a full-time job.
It’s not about the company telling you what to do; it’s about you showing your value through your own initiative, motivation, and personal and professional skill set.
- Read important literature and trade magazines about the field
- Take time to review the company’s website
- Get yourself a mentor
You may also be interested in watching these Internship Tips from Former Peer Career Advisors.
This will be the second iteration of this trip (the last one was WT 2018). The experience will be structured as internships for academic credit.
ROC has several years’ worth of history with this community in Ghana and works in partnership with local health leaders. Summerwood Dental Brigades will be providing dental services. Students will help to organize the dental and medical clinics (students will obviously not be providing any clinical services), and will also improve sanitation by constructing toilets for community use.
Interested? Come to the Information Session Friday, May 3
Friday, May 3, at 3:30 in Axinn 219.
Our goal is to make this experience accessible to everyone, regardless of personal financial circumstances; some scholarship funds will be available.
This trip is offered in partnership with Middlebury College’s Global Health Program.
The Animal Rights Activism Committee (ARAC) is proud to host this public webinar with our co-founder Bina Ahmad and founder and Executive Director of Food Empowerment Project (FEP) lauren Ornelas!
Please RSVP on Facebook to get updates, including the webinar link which will be made available closer to the date.
This webinar will highlight FEP’s groundbreaking work and activism in food justice, FEP’s focus on cross movement solidarity, and how lauren Ornelas inspired much of ARAC’s politics viewing food justice through an intersectional lens, including ARAC’s Food Justice Guidelines.
lauren Ornelas is the founder/director of Food Empowerment Project (FEP), a vegan food justice nonprofit seeking to create a more just world by helping consumers recognize the power of their food choices. lauren has been active in the animal rights movement for more than 30 years. She is the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization that Viva!UK asked her to start in 1999 and for which she investigated factory farms and ran consumer campaigns. In cooperation with activists across the country, she persuaded Trader Joe’s to stop selling all duck meat and achieved corporate changes within Whole Foods Market, Pier 1 Imports, and others, and she helped halt the construction of an industrial dairy operation in California. She was also the spark that got the founder of Whole Foods Market to become a vegan. In addition, lauren served as campaign director with the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition for six years. Watch her TEDx talk on “The Power of Our Food Choices.” Learn more about FEP’s work at foodispower.org and veganmexicanfood.com.
Bina Ahmad is a social justice attorney, and has worked with numerous animal rights and human rights organizations. She lived and worked in Palestine with Al-Haq, served on the legal team for the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, was a legal consultant to Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights as well as the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Palestine Division. She currently serves on the Steering Committee of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, as well the advisory board of the Food Empowerment Project, and the ARAC advisory board, which she co founded. She conducts Know Your Rights trainings for radical left movements and state targeted communities. She currently works as a public defender in Manhattan, New York.
Are you a sophomore/sophomore Feb woman? Applications for Middlebury College’s fourth cohort of the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network are being accepted now! With funding and inspiration from the late Helen Gurley Brown’s foundation, the Pussycat Foundation, BOLD focuses on facilitating opportunities for women’s career development and networking through scholarship funding, programming, and post-graduation fellowships.
If you are interested in applying for the BOLD Scholarship, please do so by Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
A complete application consists of this form and a copy of your unofficial transcript and a photo sent firstname.lastname@example.org. The criteria candidates must meet to be considered for the BOLD scholarship are:
● Junior standing (as of Fall 2019); Class of 2021 or 2021.5
● Students who identify as women
● Full-time enrollment
● Good academic standing
● Exceptional leadership ability
● Demonstrated ability to work well in groups
● BOLD Scholars are required to reside on campus for the duration of the official programming (Spring2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021); students studying abroad in Fall 2019 may apply. BOLD Scholars who will be on campus in Fall 2019 may participate in unofficial programming in the first semester.
From the pool of all applicants, finalists will be invited for individual half-hour interviews on Thursday, May 9, 2019 sometime 4:30-7pm so please save that date/time window. The Middlebury cohort of 7 women will be selected by early summer 2019.
Feel free to email BOLD Director Elaine Orozco Hammond with any questions.
So you’ve found the perfect summer internship, but how do you know if your internship is going to provide you with what you need if you’re not sure what type of experience it is that you want, or if you haven’t established any goals to know what you hope to accomplish?
The most amazing internship experiences are those that prepare students for the work they hope to do after graduating from Midd.
How to Choose Your Goals
From the folks at wayup.com in their article, “How to Set Great Internship or Job Goals” (read the full article here):
Setting the best, achievable goals for your internship or entry-level job largely depends on knowing what you want, what you’re capable of, what your role will enable you to reasonably do, and what the company is trying to do. When setting your goals, it’s important to ask yourself a few key questions.
First, ask yourself why you accepted this internship or job. This should help you figure out what you should try and learn from it. Understanding your own personal motivation for taking the job should help you set a good personal learning goal.
Second, consider what the company is trying to do. Your goals should benefit you and the company. If your goals don’t align with the company’s goals, then your efforts likely won’t have any impact on the company’s success and you won’t be able to demonstrate your value to the company.
Third, ask yourself what type of impact you’d like to have on the company. What would you be most proud of achieving?
Fourth, examine the responsibilities of the role you have at the company and determine what your role will enable you to achieve. If you’re a sales intern, you probably won’t be super successful at helping the company achieve their engineering-related goals.
Internship Goal Examples
- Social media marketing intern – Grow Twitter followers by 25% by the end of summer.
- Software Engineering Intern – Learn Ruby on Rails and deploy 1 new feature by the end of summer.
- Anyone – Have coffee with 1 full-time employee each week.
Once you have your goals set, it is helpful to track your progress. A good rule of thumb is to check in on your status one time dimension below the scope of your goals. For example, you should check on any monthly goals every week.
Do what you can to make the most out of your summer internship. Make friends with your coworkers, take lots of notes, go above and beyond to help where needed, and always act professionally. This will make you stand out and hopefully gain some contacts within your field, which will hopefully lead to some job prospects!