Bike & Build is an organization that engages young adults in service-oriented cycling trips to raise money and awareness for the affordable housing cause. They recently opened applications for their 2018 rides. Their goal is to get 3 or more participants from partner colleges. Applicants really do not need to be avid cyclists, but rather free spirited, socially conscious young adults with a passion for service and adventure. You can access the application here. Middlebury College students can have the application fee waived. To obtain a waiver or ask questions, email Ron Stepanek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCI will be posting this week in Handshake the new NOAA application for any of the dozen or so conservation internships that you can apply to via this link through the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. These opportunities are for NOAA’s College-Funded Internship Program which provides undergraduate students summer internship experience in science, policy, and science communication. Middlebury is a partner school and to participate you must apply through Handshake. There will be up to 5 funded opportunities through Middlebury’s CCI funding process. Keep checking on Handshake throughout the later part of this week. Use keyword “NOAA 2018 Summer Internship” to directly find the instructions about the application process.
Here are a few of the internships to whet your appetite!
Habitat Mapping GIS Project in the Gulf of Mexico (in Mississippi)
LPW Chinook salmon research (in Alaska)
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Economic Intern (in Maryland)
Climate and Anthropogenic Impacts on Critical Reserve Habitats: The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Sentinel Site Program, Virginia (in VA)
Using GoPro cameras to document finfish habitat services provided by oyster aquaculture gear (in CT)
The deadline for applications on Handshake will be COB February 14 – but don’t wait to apply!
The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is accepting applications for its International Programs Fellowship at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Fellowship is a full-time position lasting for two years and will begin in summer 2018. The Fellowship is sponsored and managed by PRB and funded through PRB’s PACE Project (Policy, Advocacy, and Communication Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health), a cooperative agreement between PRB and USAID. The Fellow will work within USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health currently located in Crystal City, Virginia (outside Washington, D.C.), which works to advance and support voluntary family planning and reproductive health programs worldwide. The Fellowship is intended for recent graduates with a B.A. or B.S.; candidates with advanced degrees are ineligible and should not apply.
Hot Handshake Listings 1/22: DEADLINES APPROACHING
Work full-time in the field of environmental research in Washington DC.
Various Positions at Illinois Environmental Protection Agency – due 1/25
Check out openings at the Illinois EPA:
Consider this summer internship at the Asian Outreach Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services and learn more about the community lawyering model.
Work in field research and management activities in Vermont.
Various Positions at Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa – due 1/27
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to youth and young adults while also working in conservation and energy response work.
Apply to do field work focused on monitoring populations of the threatened golden paintbrush in the Williamette Valley of Oregon.
Work as a field technician this spring and summer in native seed collection. The Institute for Applied Ecology also has various other opportunities listed on Handshake – check them out!
Assist with implementation of democratic development programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Join this year-long program for recent grads to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, and a powerful professional network.
Middlebury alumnae, Molly Rose-Williams, Class of 2013, wrote us to let you know that the Edible Schoolyard is currently hiring for a new Chef Teacher. Link to the job description is below. This is a really incredible job and amazing organization to work for! She would be happy to chat with anyone interested, her contact info below. This position will stay open until its filled, so DO NOT WAIT TO APPLY!
Molly Rose-Williams ’13
The Edible Schoolyard
1781 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
(This opportunity comes to you via a Middlebury alumna, Emma Hodge ’16)
Dalberg is committed to global development and innovation, and offers a variety of advisory services across the international development sector. Comprised of Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Capital, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Data Insights and Dalberg Research, our businesses provide high-level strategic, policy and investment advice to the leadership of key institutions, corporations and governments that are shaping international development. We focus on emerging and frontier markets, tackling topics such as economic development, global health, access to finance, agriculture, energy and the environment, among others. We offer outstanding individuals the opportunity to apply private sector skills to global challenges within an entrepreneurial working environment.
You aspire to become a leader in global development by tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic growth, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy collaborating with teams while traveling and working across continents and cultures. You excel in solving problems using clear strategic thinking and quantitative and qualitative analysis, and you want to put your skills to work—transforming organizations, advising investors, and shaping new initiatives. You are a committed self- starter with an excellent academic record, leadership roles on campus, a passion for development and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Dalberg has a global footprint with consultants that live and work around the world, creating a network of experience anchored by our offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Dalberg combines ground-level insight with experience from top-tier professional services firms and leading academic institutions to create actionable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.
o Full-time undergraduate with expected graduation in 2019 or 2020
o Pursuing a degree in Economics, Business, International Relations, Science, Math, Engineering or a related field o Excellent academic record
o Leadership experience on- or off-campus
o Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
o Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
o Understanding of the political and cultural realities of international organizations or environments
In addition, if you have skills or abilities in the following areas, please be sure to let us know in your application:
o Fluency in spoken and written languages other than English
o Experience with financial analysis, excel, STATA
o In-depth knowledge on specific topics related to Dalberg’s work
o Demonstrated ability to innovate new programs, processes, ideas or initiatives
What You Will Do and How You Will Grow
Undergraduate Interns will join Dalberg project teams supporting our clients to drive the creation of innovative and results-oriented solutions. Interns will work closely with members of a project team and take ownership of key aspects of project work, including leading research and analyses. Interns will be paired with junior staff members who will serve as the interns’ mentors for the duration of the internship. Each intern will also be assigned an advisor who is responsible for the intern’s professional development and growth during their internship. Interns will have regular trainings in consulting skills, communications, business development and specific content areas of interest.
Examples of recent projects that Dalberg consultants have worked on include exploring impact investing opportunities in South Asia, designing innovative financing mechanisms for smallholder farmers in West Africa, creating strategies for more environmentally-friendly cities in Latin America and engaging major corporations on regional development issues.
Dalberg is a platform for change. Our staff is empowered to start new programs, institute best practices, and develop traditions that will define the Dalberg experience for years to come. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not only valued at Dalberg; they are essential to our firm’s success. In addition to providing training, management-level advising, and mentoring, we empower our interns to learn by doing, engaging them as full members of project teams from day one.
About Our Clients
Our clients come to us with some of the most difficult global problems, seeking solutions where the obvious ones have failed. We supply new ideas, drawing from a deep base of knowledge that cuts across sectors and geographies and is growing every day. We create value for clients focused on social impact by using on-the-ground research and rigorous business analysis to help governments, foundations, international agencies, NGOs, and corporations develop strategies and assess programs in areas such as access to finance, inclusive growth, global health, and energy and the environment. Some of our recent clients include foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, corporations such as Google and Vodafone, multilateral institutions like the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, UN agencies, and government actors like DFID, USAID, and the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture.
Join Our Team!
The Undergraduate Intern role is a 10-12 week program, beginning in June 2018 and ending prior to the start of the Fall academic term. The intern will have the opportunity to better understand what full-time employment with Dalberg is like. The current internship offering is for offices in the Africa (Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam), Asia (Mumbai, New Delhi), and the United States (New York, San Francisco, Washington DC).
Please submit your application on our website by 11:59p.m. EST on February 4, 2018 at https://www.dalberg.com/join-our-team/current-openings. Your application should include a resume noting your current GPA and SAT/ACT, transcript and cover letter that discusses your interest in international development and identifies issues that are most pressing to you. We expect to make final decisions regarding intern positions no later than April 1, 2018.
- For opportunities in our Europe offices, please see separate job posting on our website. Potential undergraduate internship opportunities in our MENA offices will be posted shortly.
- All offices will only extend offers to candidates looking for full time positions in the country they complete their internship in.
- Full-time employment in all the Dalberg offices is conditional on the candidate having the requisite authorization to live and work in that country; in the US we will sponsor OPT and will apply for H1B visas for employees in good standing; In Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Dakar, India, Lagos, Johannesburg and Nairobi, this includes Ethiopian, Tanzanian, Senegalese, Indian, Nigerian, South African, Kenya nationals, respectively, and individuals with long-term work permits.
Creative Confidence Series
Featuring IDEO’s Design for Food Studio
DESIGN THINKING FOR FOOD INNOVATION
Wednesday January 24, 2018
9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET
RSVP here for this free 45-minute session.
RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE
IDEO’s Design for Food studio uses design thinking to tackle complex global food challenges, creating holistic solutions that span product, brand, packaging, services, space and new ventures.
In this Creative Confidence Series chat with Lynda Deakin, Managing Director of IDEO’s Design for Food studio, we’ll discuss the future of food and how design can drive the food system toward sustainable change.
About the Guests
A Partner at IDEO, Lynda Deakin brings eighteen years of experience working with a broad range of food and beverage clients to her work. She is the Managing Director of IDEO’s Design for Food studio, helping companies solve their toughest problems and identify opportunities for growth. Her empathic approach enables clients to address people’s unmet desires and empowers them to tackle a wide variety of design and innovation challenges—from designing the next $100MM product to creating strategic development platforms. Lynda has collaborated with a range of clients, from large food companies such as ConAgra, Whitewave Foods, and The Hershey Company, to smaller start-ups and agents of change that are trying to reshape the future of food. She believes that design is a tool that can help us build a more sustainable food system while changing consumers’ behaviors for the better.
SUZANNE GIBBS HOWARD (HOST)
Suzanne, a longtime IDEO partner, led IDEO’s global insights capability, pioneering many of the techniques now at the forefront of how businesses understand human needs. Passionate about helping people bring these techniques to their work, Suzanne founded the IDEO U online learning platform and courses.
Quatt Associates is a boutique consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. that specializes in the not-for-profit sector. Our work includes executive and staff compensation, organizational planning, and surveys.
JOIN US: Thursday, January 25 at 5 pm in Hillcrest 103
Quatt focuses almost exclusively on the nonprofit sector and its client list ranges from NPR to the National Gallery of Art to the World Wildlife Fund. Quatt’s clients span the following fields in the not-for-profit sector: Academic Institutions and Educational Organizations Arts and Cultural Institutions Charitable and Service Organizations Financial Services Organizations Foundations Media Organizations Policy, Advocacy, and Research Organizations Professional Studies Trade Associations.
This is an information and networking event as Quatt Associates is looking to hire consultants for a summer start date. Come join Michael Dola (’15) and Stephen Buchanan to learn more about Quatt Associates, management consulting in the not-for-profit marketplace, and career opportunities at Quatt Associates!
RSVP for the info session here: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/112010
Or check out the job details here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1150457
The fall 2018 newsletter from our colleagues in the Global Health Programs office has arrived!.
Enjoy! You can download it here.
SGA and CCI are excited to collaborate and offer you a series of financial literacy workshops this J-term to help you learn all about important topics. Check out the details below.
Wednesday January 17th, 4:30-5:30pm in Axinn 229
Presented by Meg Gras from National Life Group
This is something you probably know you should do, right? But how? Where do you start? Come learn about techniques and strategies to make this process easier and more successful. We will discuss ideas about what to think about and do when you interview and when you receive an offer, and the basic principles of a successful negotiation: what can be negotiated and how should you respond when offered a position. National Life Group is a Vermont employer very interested in introducing you to these skills that you can use in any type of future employment situation. Open to all students, all majors, whether you are job or internship searching now or later.
Explanation of Benefits: What do they mean
Thursday, January 18th, 3-5pm in Axinn 229
Health insurance? Life Insurance? Deductibles? CTO? What does it all mean? Come learn from some friendly staff at Midd in the Human Resources office to learn this lingo so you can start to understand what benefits really mean and you can appreciate them just as much as your salary.
Loan Repayment and Financial Literacy
Wednesday January 24th 4-6pm in Axinn 229
If you are on any sort of financial aid where you will have to start paying back loans after you graduate, this is the session for you. Come learn from expert staff on campus about appropriate timelines, common issues to avoid, what to pay attention to, and how to plan ahead so you understand how to be a responsible borrower.
Young Alum Panel
Thursday, January 25, 4:30-6:30pm in Axinn 229
Come to this fun, light session to learn from these young alumni about things they wish they knew before graduation, what it’s like in the “real world” and what the transition to work and making friends is like when you’re out of school.