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.
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!
Don’t fret if you missed the deadline for internship funding for unpaid internships this weekend. I’ve sorted through Handshake and am including a link HERE to over 70 PAID internships, jobs and fellowships, ranging from working part-time at The Climate Museum on Governors Island in NYC to The National Endowment for Democracy to the Society for International Development. THERE ARE LOTS OF PAID POSITIONS STILL OPEN ON HANDSHAKE!
Full-Time Job Boston, MA Apply before Friday, 4/19 All Employer Preferences MatchB
PRESEHT Specialist – Prevention of Human Trafficking
Full-Time Job New York City, NY
Dance, music and visual arts event, panel and reception to honor Earth Day & the Arts
Monday, April 22 – EARTH DAY!
Mahaney Center for the Arts (MAC)
4:00 – 7:00p
4:00p Welcome & Dance Performance (MAC patio)
4:30p Emergent Universe Oratorio (MAC 2nd floor lobby)
5:00p Student Performances & Visual Art (MAC 2nd floor lobby)
5:45p Eco Arts Presentations (MAC 1st floor lobby)
6:15p Panel & Reception (MAC 1st floor lobby)
Earth Day 2019 Nourishing Change Through the Arts will offer live music and dance performances, artistic displays, and a panel discussion followed by an informal reception. Art will address the theme of all living beings – including humans in relationship to the Earth and our changing climate. All programming will be engaging and participatory when possible and choreographed to flow, literally, like water throughout the entire venue. The organizers want people to leave this event feeling energized and creative and perhaps inspired to:
- Engage more actively with their environments
- Cherish an emergent vision for the future of our planet
- Foster human connection within their homes and communities
Questions? Contact Nadine Barnicle, Professor of the Practice, Environmental Studies
Sponsored by Environmental Studies Program, Franklin Center for the Environment, Office of the Director of the Arts
This Friday, April 19
6:00 – 8:00p
Sunrise Middlebury would like to welcome you to a Vermont Town Hall on the Green New Deal. The town hall will offer the opportunity to listen to presentations on the Green New Deal for Vermont and the U.S. as well as the Sunrise movement. Participants are encouraged to share stories about the impacts of climate change and discuss what a Green New Deal could mean for Vermont.
Many people are inspired by the vision of a Green New Deal. And history has shown us that the sweeping societal change we’re calling for with the Green New Deal can only be won with an alignment of political and social movements that establish the political ‘common sense,’ and advance a shared agenda for society. We know we can’t do this alone! Town Halls are an opportunity to build relationships and power with other organizations and movements who share our values and have interest in the Green New Deal.
Click here for the Facebook event page. Location is subject to change and updates will be posted there as the planning process unfolds.