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.
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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/.
The story of Peace Corps is best told by Volunteers themselves. Digital platforms allow for immersive storytelling that provides a window into communities where Volunteers serve. Data-driven market research informed a new brand platform, built to fit the Peace Corps’ unique mission, tone, and personality. The agency’s website received a complete overhaul to put the user experience first and focus on responsive, mobile-friendly design, so Americans interested in international service can find them wherever they are. Check it out for yourself at https://www.peacecorps.gov/.
If you didn’t catch this story on NPR last week, it is worth reading/listening to. See the full story here.
I remember what came across is that whatever I thought of someone, when I first met them or first walked by them, it rarely panned out once I got to know them, and the stories that emerged from these people, what they have lived through and as you learn, each one is very different from another, but each one has a remarkable story. … I hope in these stories what emerges is the real resilient spirit of people who have really, really been dealt a bad hand in life and suffer from all those social determinants of poverty.
This is an interesting read by Jessica Evert, MD, Executive Director, Child Family Health International, Faculty, UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine. Read the full article here.
There is a perfect storm brewing- the lack of regulation of undergraduate students’ scope of activities in resource-restricted healthcare settings + ultra-competitive medical/health professions school admissions environment + undergraduate students’ desire to gain hands-on patient care experience because they think it will boost their medical/health professions school applications…The world’s poor, whether in our own backyard, or in a community across the globe, have been victims of the notion that any medical care, regardless of how and who provides it, is a good thing. More contemporary understanding of global health and development, as well as critical examinations of short-term global health activities, point out significant opportunity costs and potential downfalls of such care.