The Sustainability Solutions Lab (SSL), a new program developed by the Office of Sustainability Integration (OSI), will support students in designing and applying solutions to campus sustainability challenges. Its purpose is to create change that has positive impacts socially, environmentally, and economically. The OSI is offering up to 16 internship positions for Winter Term in which teams of students will work to develop a detailed plan for how the college can transform its energy system to be 100% renewable, highly efficient and to produce as much of its own energy as possible. This plan will form the basis for the College’s next big steps going beyond carbon neutrality.
To prepare students to take on this task, the SSL winter term internships will include training and workshops about: Problem definition, Design thinking, Systems mapping, Project management, Communication, How Middlebury works: Decision-making, Process, Stakeholders, Access to resources, and more.
Interns will become familiar with the current energy system in Vermont and on the Middlebury campus; establish a baseline of current efficiency and energy status; map out campus energy systems and subsystems;manipulate historical campus data for energy usage and carbon emissions; examine the Vermont Energy Plan and relevance to future campus energy planning; assess attitudes and behaviors toward energy usage on campus; explore existing and emerging energy technologies for their relevance to a net zero energy campus;refine the framework for moving toward a net zero energy campus developed by the Environmental Council and create a portfolio of projects that would move Middlebury closer to becoming a net zero energy campus including an assessment of the social, environmental, and economic costs and benefits of possible projects.
Deadline to apply for this internship: November 8
All students applying for the Sustainability Solutions Lab must register for an alternate Winter Term class during Winter Term registration in case you are not selected.
Intern Supervisor: Jack Byrne, Director of Office of Sustainability Integration
Academic Advisor: Steve Trombulak, Prof of Environmental & Biosphere Studies; Director of Sciences
For the full internship description and to apply, login to Handshake!
New Seedsheet Job in Boston:
Share with your friends in the Boston metro-area that Seedsheet, founded by Middlebury alum Cam MacKugler, is now hiring 2 Full-Time Salespeople to staff their permanent booth at the Boston Public Market. This would be an awesome opportunity for recent alums to dive into entrepreneurship and build up the valuable skill set of non-stop pitching! Here is a job posting.
Founder, CEO of Seedsheet
The Innovation Hub is now accepting applications for Middlebury Entrepreneurs 2018! Midd Entrepreneurs is a winter term course for students who want to start their own business or non—profit organization. Students will spend the month developing their ideas, building their business models, prototyping, interacting with a wide range of mentors, and preparing for the final event — when they pitch their ideas to a panel of venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and local industry leaders. Winners of the pitch competition will get to represent Middlebury in the Launch VT Collegiate competition.**Note that you can apply to the class as a teammate or founding partner! By listing your skills and interests, we will help to assign you to a team that seems best fit.
The application can be found at go/entrepreneurs or using this link and is due October 27th, 2017.
Team Peru Internship for Credit with Prof. Orion Lewis- Calca Region, Peru
Agriculture extension in Peru is based off a western, top down, teacher-student model that does not consider traditional methods of knowledge transfer. The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (AASD) is currently partnering with the community of Sacclio in Peru and a small group of identified community leaders to create a localized agriculture extension program that is specifically designed for small scale farmers. A localized extension program will offer trainings and resources for small scale farmers to organize, maintain traditional and environmentally friendly farming practices, provide agency and voice, and create innovative avenues to access markets. Students will participate in intensive facilitations and conversations to build context and critical perspectives; visit farming communities with differing levels of access; meet with NGOs, government officials, and community leaders; and participate in farming activities, workshops and other hands-on experiences. For more information visit http://alianzaandina.org/january-term/.
For this year’s JTerm students will join the AASD as stakeholders in this process. Students can expect to:
- Participate in intensive facilitations and conversations with the AASD to build context and critical perspectives;
- Visit farming communities with differing levels of access and connectivity as well as ecological zones;
- Meet with NGOs, government officials and community leaders;
- Participate in farming activities, workshops and hands on experience to build context;
- Immerse themselves in readings, informational videos will be discussed as well as weekly reflections.
Deliverables for this practicum have not yet been decided on, but will most likely fit into the following framework:
- A situation analysis related to a particular theme (which can be negotiated with the AASD in country)
- The design of an initiative—probably a tweak to an existing project–that is firmly rooted in the situation analysis
- A product that would support the initiative (which can be negotiated with AASD in country)”
For more information, visit AASD’s new website: http://alianzaandina.org/
Dates: January 8-26, 2018
Expenses: Students are responsible for program fees and travel costs.
To apply: Meet with Prof. Orion Lewis (email@example.com) to discuss independent study options by October 30. If approved, you will be directed to apply to AASD.
If you have any questions about Team Peru, please contact Carolyn Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org/831-647-6417
The Education Studies Program presents “A Panel of Alumni Teachers: What’s it like to make the move from Middlebury to your own classroom?” Join Middlebury alumni Clifford Alexander ’15, Missan DeSouza ’14, Tim Garcia ’14, Megan LaCasse Mercier ’14, and Emily Owens ’08 as they address your questions on Thursday, October 26 at 7:30pm in Twilight Auditorium.
Lots of Winter Term opportunities for students to get experience trying something that they are interested in or potentially to gain experience in their last internship before graduation. Below is a sampling of the opportunities. Sign in to Handshake and do a Keyword search with ‘winter term’ and more will show up!
Environmental Winter Term Internship Opportunities:
- Metrus Energy – Business Development in energy efficiency. Check it out here in Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1082675/share_preview
- National Oceanic Atmospheric and Association (NOAA) – Ocean Acidification Program in WDC. Check it out on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1023454/share_preview
- Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) – Land Stewardship & Conservation intern. Check it out on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1054717/share_preview
- Office of Sustainability Integration – Sustainability Solutions Lab Internship moving toward a 100% renewable energy, net zero campus @ Middlebury. Check it out on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1069386/share_preview
Nonprofit Winter Term Internship Opportunities:
- Counseling Service of Addison County – Autism Internventionist Internship to learn how to support and teach individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Check it out on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1059864/share_preview
- Rural Education Action Program (REAP) – Impact evaluation group intern based at Stanford University working exclusively in China, and focusing on the design, implementation, and evaluation of projects that aim to improve health and educational outcomes among poor, rural children. Check it out on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1072780/share_preview
- WomenSafe – Advocate Intern working on a variety of services that strive to meet the needs of all people who experience stalking, dating, domestic or sexual violence. Check it out on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1053196/share_preview
- Charter House Coalition – Warming House Intern will be provided many learning opportunities within the Human Service arena, specifically around food and housing. Check it out on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1064495/share_preview
- Stride Foundation – Mentoring Program Intern, a non-profit dedicated to empowering girls and women through sports mentoring. Check it out on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1057043/share_preview
One of our student interns at CCI recently made me aware of exciting job opportunities with DART (the Direct Action and Research Training Center) in social justice and community organizing with faith-based organizations. The interesting part is they actually begin after graduation in August 2018:
Join Tarsi Dunlop ’09, Political Science major, for a candid and informal conversation about her life and work in DC.
Friday, October 27
12:30 pm in ADK Library (CCI)
Here is more about Tarsi. Come with your questions, all class years and majors welcome.
Tarsi Dunlop is a nonprofit leader, committed to building progressive capacity and infrastructure, Millennial leadership and education equity and access. She is currently the Program and Membership Associate for Local Progress at the Center for Popular Democracy. Prior to that, she served as the Program and Operations Manager at the Learning First Alliance (LFA), a national partnership of education associations committed to strengthening public schools for all children. Her writing has been featured in outlets including the Washington Post, National Priorities Project, and the Next New Deal. She serves as a national board advisory member for Forge Columbus (a civic innovation hub in Columbus, OH) and as part of the Emerging Leaders Group for the Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute.. Prior to LFA, Tarsi was the Director of Operations and Communications at the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network – the nation’s first student policy organization. She remains an active alumni, editing student policy ideas and serving as a steering committee member to help build up the organization’s alumni network.
Are there are sophomores interested in careers in NOAA-related areas? Then check this out!
Over the past 10 years, the Hollings Scholarship Program has provided approximately 120 undergraduate students per year with tuition support and paid summer internships with NOAA across the country. Hollings has a growing network of over 1200 alumni from over 300 universities. Approximately 75% of Hollings Alumni continue on to graduate school in NOAA mission fields, and more than 90 have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Recently, two Hollings alum were awarded 2017 Rhodes Scholarships and one was awarded the Marshall Scholarship.
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to $9,500 per year) for two years of full-time study and a 10-week, full-time paid ($700/week) internship at a NOAA facility during the summer.
The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the scholars with hands-on, practical experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory NOAA Scholarship Program orientation and the annual Science & Education Symposium, scientific conferences where students present their research, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.
Hollings Alumni report that the experience influenced their academic and career paths, expanded their professional networks and improved their skills for working in NOAA mission fields. 100% of Hollings Scholars surveyed said that they would recommend this opportunity to other students.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to:
- increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities;
- increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy;
- recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and
- recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.
Applications for Summer 18 open in September. Learn more about the scholarship on their website here and also make sure you are on the CTLR email list as they have info sessions and email reminders in the fall.
- Resume and leadership development experience
- $125 hosting stipend (for food and prizes to attract attendees)
- An event toolkit, including a PPT deck, scripts, case studies, and a facilitator’s guide
- An outreach toolkit to help you market your event
Timeline and expectations:
- Attend a Welcome Webinar (required)
- Host your event between November 1, 2017 and March 15, 2018
- Time commitment is 12-14 hours leading up to your event
Email email@example.com for more information about how to get involved in this exciting opportunity.
Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world. At the heart of our community are over 60,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working for a sustainable future. Together, we make a net impact that transforms our lives, our organizations, and the world. Many people want to make a difference, but turning good intentions into tangible impact can be hard. Net Impact is an accelerator. Our programs—delivered from our headquarters, as well as globally through our student and professional chapters—give our members the skills, experiences and connections that will allow them to have the greatest impact now and throughout their careers. Net Impact is a global community of students and professionals who want to become the most effective change agents they can be. Over 100,000 strong, our emerging leaders take on social challenges, protect the environment, invent new products and orient business toward the greater good. In short, we help our members turn their passions into a lifetime of world-changing action.