I read this short article and it struck me as very thoughtful and right on the mark. Hope you appreciate it too. Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday break and see you on the other side!
This just in from Common Good Vermont, the “go-to” resource for all of Vermont’s mission-driven organizations to share resources, gain skills and build partnerships.
Advocacy During Transition: “Yesterday, we joined the National Council of Nonprofits and fellow nonprofit leaders on a call to discuss The 2016 Elections Impact on the Work of Charitable Nonprofits. Based on that conversation, it is clear that states will continue to bear the burden of funding and supporting the work of nonprofits.“
To get involved, follow the work of non-profits in Vermont and to watch for job and/or internship opportunities, visit Common Good Vermont.
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, learn how Native Americans are increasing physical activity and healthy eating.
Since 2002, First Nations has awarded 216 grants totaling over $5.6 million to Native organizations dedicated to increasing food access and improving the health and nutrition of Native children and families. The Native Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative (NAFSI) grants are intended to help tribes and Native communities build sustainable food systems such as community gardens, food banks, food pantries and/or other agricultural projects related to Native food-systems control.Learn more about the grants on their website here.
Reclaim Childhood, a Jordanian non-profit that empowers girls and women through sport, is seeking interns for their summer operations. Each summer, Reclaim Childhood hosts a 4-week sports summer camp for Iraqi, Palestinian, and Syrian refugee girls. Interns will serve as camp counselors for 4-6 weeks. A limited number of 6-12 week internships will be offered where interns will have the opportunity to work on operations, fundraising, promotion and education, impact assessment, grant writing, and/or research in addition to being a counselor. This is a great opportunity for students looking to learn or work on Arabic skills and/or gain experience working for an international NGO.
Compensation: Internships are unpaid. Reclaim Childhood will provide housing, transportation to and from the airport and camp, and meals on-site.
Round 1: Submit by December 2nd, process completed by January 6th
Round 2: Submit by January 13th, process completed by February 17th
Round 3: Submit by February 24th, process completed by March 31st
Application requirements: resume, 4 500-word essays, names of 2 references.
Email Nadine for application materials and internship description.
From Triple Pundit:
7 Global Food Conglomerates Partner on Water Stewardship Commitments
A recent article from Triple Pundit highlights incredible partnerships working together to reduce industrial agriculture impact on water. Read the whole article here and do some digging to see what kind of opportunities may be created that could help you build your network.
A Burlington-based company working on climate change solutions has won a federal grant to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Vermont farms.
NativeEnergy is trying an innovative approach using technology that will travel from farm to farm to tackle methane emissions from manure.
Read more of the VPR story by Kathleen Masterson here.
Interested in interning with NativeEnergy? Check out their internship program. NativeEnergy internships offer valuable educational experience in carbon accounting, marketing, sales, and project development. Their interns have moved on to careers in the energy sector, public policy, environmental advocacy, and other fields.
We’re so glad you are here. Please explore these pages as you uncover your passion for a career with “Social Impact.” Let us know if you have any questions on the information you find here.
Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for yearlong service placements. Our program is open to graduating seniors and young alumni from any college or university accredited in the U.S. Our Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more. For details on applying for this fellowship go here.
Founded in 1898, Princeton in Asia (PiA) has been building bridges between the U.S. and Asia for over a century. PiA’s original mission is as meaningful and urgent today as it was 118 years ago. The need to educate Americans about Asia and to help Asian communities better understand the United States has never been higher. PiA sponsors over 150 fellowships and internships in 21 countries and is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service. For details on applying for this fellowship go here.
Join a growing list of alums who have worked as the Environmental Philanthropy Associate for the High Meadows Fund (HMF), based in Burlington, Vermont. The fellowship is a two-year, full-time position open to graduates of Princeton University or Middlebury College. HMF is a philanthropic organization based at the Vermont Community Foundation (VCF). VCF builds philanthropic resources to sustain healthy and vital Vermont communities. HMF’s mission is to promote vibrant communities and a healthy natural environment while encouraging long-term economic vitality in Vermont. The application deadline is January 6, 2017.
The IDEX Global Fellowship is a high intensity, hands-on, immersive experience to help you begin the impact career you’ve always wanted. Their six-month fellowship is centered around 1:1 coaching, monthly mentoring workshops, curated readings, professional development challenges and relationship building with likeminded professionals that will last a lifetime.
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications to be eligible for the IDEX Fellowship:
- Have a Bachelor, Masters or Graduate Degree (in any field) prior to start of program
- Ability to perform in a high pressure environment
- Be proficient in English (both written and spoken)
- Can obtain an India Business visa for a minimum of six months
- Have a minimum of 1 to 3 years of professional work experience
- Have excellent listening and communication skills (written and verbal)
The deadline is October 1st. For more information go to: http://www.idexaccelerator.com/.