Middlebury alum Khalid Quadir ’89—CEO and founding partner of Brummer & Partners Asset Management Limited (which manages Frontier Fund, the first private equity fund in Bangladesh) and founder of bracNet, a Bangladesh wireless broadband operator—is offering a unique summer internship opportunity for three Middlebury students to experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of working in a rapidly developing country. The paid internships ($5000) are sponsored by the Anwarul Quadir Foundation (AQF), which seeks to promote understanding of economic and social progress in Bangladesh.
The internships will take place in the city of Dhaka and are open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with a strong preference for students not originally from the region to ensure a true cross-cultural experience. AQF has identified several possible organizations with which students can choose to intern, depending upon their specific interests. Industries include telecommunications, banking, transportation, manufacturing, software, food production, social enterprise, and others. AQF will also assist with finding housing and transportation for the interns, and provide an orientation to the city. To fully benefit from a short term experience in such a densely populated city in a developing country, the interns will need to adapt quickly to the work and living environments. The successful students therefore will be independent and resourceful, and willing to face personal challenge.
More details and to apply HERE. Deadline is March 11.
1) Applications for the new spring positions in the Office of Sustainability Integration are still open, get your apps in by Wednesday! (details below)
2) VERY EXCITING–they are extending the deadline for applications for the Solar Decathlon houses! Applications (available here) are now due on FEBRUARY 16th at NOON.
The Office of Sustainability Integration is hiring for FIVE students to be divided between two brand new positions. Both positions focus on sustainability outreach on campus–one will primarily deal with waste management and the other with energy conservation. These are paid positions.
Details and applications are available at the following links. Applications are due Feb. 14th (❤) at noon.
Questions? Please feel free to ask away and please share these listings with anyone who might be interested!
Eva Fillion, Middlebury College
Sustainability Outreach Coordinator
Hosted by Elite Scholars of China
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Elite Scholars of China is looking for talented individuals to join our team! Elite Scholars of China is the premier Beijing-based education consulting firm, helping China’s brightest students apply to top US colleges and universities. What sets ESC apart from other education consulting companies in China is that we believe in upholding ethical consulting practices, and we create a holistic learning environment to ensure that our students can thrive academically and socially on an American college campus. The Educational Consultant position is ideal for someone who wants to develop their professional skills with a fast-growing entrepreneurial company. Former ESC colleagues have continued on to pursue degrees at Yale Law School, Harvard Business School, UPenn’s Graduate School of Education, and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Attire: Business Casual
DEADLINE Thursday FEBRUARY 15, 2018
Location: Southern and mid-coast Maine at an island field camp
Compensation: $350/week with food provided. Shared housing provided when on the mainland; camping is required at Island field sites.
Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Program operates seven island field stations along the Maine coast as critical seabird nesting sanctuaries. Research Interns will work under the direction of the Island Supervisor, participating in all aspects of seabird research, monitoring, and management that take place at the field station. The majority of research projects focus on studying the nesting success and foods fed to seabird chicks,most work focuses on terns, but depending of field site, other species studied may include: guillemots, puffins, and or razorbills. with most work focusing on terns. Work includes, but is not limited to: conducting population censuses, monitoring productivity and chick growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and re-sighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; and assisting with predator management.
Research Interns will live on island (a single island or group of islands) for the duration of the field season. Interns assigned to inshore islands will have occasional trips to the mainland for logistics and resupplying the field camp, returning to the islands to work and sleep. On offshore islands, food, supplies, and mail are delivered approximately every 2 weeks. Research Interns on off shore islands will remain offshore for approximately eleven weeks. In a tern colony, the birds are loud, and in defense of their nests, terns will dive-bomb anyone moving through the colony. Living conditions on the islands are rustic. A cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents (wooden tent platforms provided). Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running water (rainwater is collected for washing; drinking water is brought from the mainland). Communications with the mainland are via cell or VOIP phone, depending on location, with VHF radios available as a back-up mode of communication. There is no internet access. Cooking, cleaning, and camp maintenance duties are shared by all island team members.
To see more information about this internship, please go to Handshake here: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1333828?ref=16-dashboard
Profellow is an excellent resource for finding fellowships in every area of interest of social impact. Several of the fellowships listed are for folks in more senior stages of their careers, however check out the ones that are eligible for recent grads with their application deadlines. Also, note the tips for writing effective fellowships:
14 Transatlantic Fellowships for U.S.-Europe Exchange and Study: Whether you are interested in studying abroad, researching in a different country, or collaborating across the Atlantic, there is a transatlantic fellowship for you! These 14 opportunities take Americans and Europeans across the pond for projects and study.
5 Ways to Improve Your Personal Essay Writing: Being a good writer is not just about how much time you spend writing – it is also about practicing the act of writing to hone your skills. If your New Year’s resolutions include improving your writing, or if you’re gearing up for another fellowship deadline, these tips are for you!
7 Food Security Fellowships to Tackle Hunger: Food security fellowships arm fellows with the knowledge and skills needed to address hunger in communities, whether at home or abroad. These seven fellowships combine issues of hunger with education, environmental degradation, and policy.
Calls for Applications:
The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation is seeking global, young leaders (age 20-25) for a 3-week leadership training program at the University of San Diego, June 29 – July 23, 2018. Travel, accommodations and stipend provided. Apply by March 9!
Safe Passage Project is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to children in New York threatened with deportation. No child should face immigration court alone. Legal services are provided either by one of our staff attorneys or by pro bono lawyers that we train and mentor. We frequently help children in Immigration Court, Family Court, the Asylum Office, USCIS, and in appeals. We seek fair, compassionate, and equal treatment of all immigrant children.
As part of this internship you can help obtain guardianship orders, custody orders, or special findings orders in New York Family Court, interview children and their relatives to assess whether they were abused, abandoned, or neglected by one of their parents, and gather proof about the danger for children in countries such as El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Deadline is March 23. This is an unpaid internship, but if you secure it soon, you can apply for CCI funding by April 8.
All the details in Handshake here.
Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions
- Feb. 13th 7:00-8:00pm
- Feb. 14th 4:30-5:30pm
Location: Adirondack House Library
Snacks providedInterested in gaining knowledge, skills, and dispositions for purposeful careers in social impact?
The Middlebury Social Impact Corps program connects students to social change with unique global internship opportunities. A select cohort of Middlebury College and MIIS graduate students are chosen and matched with a social enterprise or NGO for an eight-week fully-funded summer internship in the Bahamas at the Cape Eleuthera Institute or Peru at the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development.
Come learn more about the program, host sites, and how to apply!
Check out some of the many Social Impact internships and jobs in Handshake!
Join this intensive year-long program for leadership development and an opportunity to serve the Denver Community.
This full-time position is responsible for outreach and recruitment for the organization’s youth programs.
Work in International Affairs, Public Policy & Economics, Journalism & Communication, Community Leadership & Service, Business & Government Affairs or Leadership & the American Presidency this summer in Washington, DC.
Various Internships at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation – due 2/9
Work as a counselor at this full-scholarship summer leadership program for teenagers from over 25 countries around the world.
WACA represents and supports the largest national non-partisan network of over 90 local councils throughout the United States that are dedicated to educating, inspiring, and engaging Americans in international affairs and global issues.
Apply to this immersive hands-on summer experience working amongst med tech start-ups.
Research the effects of tick management interventions on the risk of tick-borne disease in people. Other positions are also available at the Cary Institute – check them out here!
There are countless Social Impact opportunities that have applications due this week – check out Handshake for even more in your field!
Apply to be an AmeriCorps Vista at Boys To Men in Arizona!
This project works to identify and combat the reasons indigenous students do not enroll in college through culturally-based curriculum.
Work at a non-profit, non-partisan social justice documentary company. They also have an opening for a Social Media Intern, app due 1/31!
Positions open include Aquarist Intern, Penguin Colony Intern, Visitor Education Intern, etc!
STW is a nonprofit whose mission is to conduct water research to identify and remove harmful contaminants in water, and to raise public awareness about water contamination.
Internships at Meals on Wheels America – due 1/31
AmeriCorps positions at ReSOURCE in Vermont – due 1/31
For those who choose to “vacation with a purpose” during July and August, Star Island is an all inclusive retreat with family style meals, children’s activities and themed “conferences” including world affairs, social justice, natural history, and spirituality.
An internship for those who are passionate about providing youth with the opportunity to shape their future in a residential setting. They also have a position open as a Group Home Worker.
Help shape a healthy environment and vibrant future for birds.
Work in the field of river protection and restoration work in western North Carolina.
Apply to this summer internship at this center that models a culture of family-style communal activity.
Work in environmental organizing and lobbying.
- Assistant Education Director at Wright-Locke Farm in MA: Wright-Locke Farm is in Winchester Massachusetts (near the boundary with Lexington and Arlington) and it’s a beautiful place with good support from the town and other staff. It’s programs “welcome [their] local communities to explore sustainable agriculture and open land on a historic farm through farm-based education and hands-on involvement, fostering community engagement, land stewardship and appreciation of nature and history.” Download the PDF of the Assistant Education Director here: Wright_Locke_Farm. A nice job for a graduating Feb?
- Salisbury Community School – Special Education Paraprofessional: Salisbury Community School is seeking a paraprofessional to provide 1-1 and small group services for primary grades. Experience working with students with special needs is preferred. The position is from now through the end of the school year and I’m wondering if there might be a college feb grad who could use a job through June. If you have any questions, contact: M Fernanda Canales, Principal, Salisbury Community School, (802)352-4291. Apply by sending letter of interest, resume, three current reference letters, and complete transcripts to: Dr. Peter Burrows, Superintendent, Addison Central Supervisory Union, 49 Charles Avenue, Middlebury, VT 05753.