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!
Last week, a new initiative to eliminate malaria from Central America was announced by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Carlos Slim Foundation. The countries of the region have already made impressive progress towards this goal, reducing case incidence from 125,000 in 2000 to only around 10,000 last year. Obstacles remain, but this new mechanism should take care of the financial gaps in national budgets and allow countries to focus on the remaining technical and operational challenges.
The team at CHAI provides operational support to the governmental malaria programs in the region to help improve their effectiveness and build systems that are strong enough to support the goal of sustainable elimination by 2020. Under this new financing mechanism, and in close partnership with the Pan American Health Organization, CHAI is looking to expand to provide additional manpower to work on a day-to-day basis with provincial malaria programs in some of the remaining endemic regions, such as the sugarcane producing region of Escuintla in Guatemala, the remote border region between Honduras and Nicaragua, and the indigenous Caribbean communities of Panama.
They are searching for hard-working folks with impressive problem-solving abilities and the skills to help national and provincial programs with challenges such as enhancing disease surveillance systems, building better health information platforms, strengthening supply chains, conducting rigorous data analysis, mapping malaria, planning and managing effective vector control campaigns, and/or monitoring and evaluating programs.
Candidates should be willing to relocate to or live in Central America, and Spanish ability will thus be important (although fluency is not necessarily required).
If you think you might be a good fit, apply directly at https://clintonhealthaccess.org/jobs/.
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.
Do you have a novel idea that can help children who have been displaced internally in their country of origin or in host communities anywhere in the world as a result of conflict in the Middle East? Don’t miss a chance to develop and test your innovative ideas that could help impact their lives in a positive way. Students and faculty from all disciplines with an idea for a project, product or program are invited to apply to the Blossom Hill Foundation Fellowship program by April 16. Download the application from our website http://www.blossomhill-foundation.org/fellowship.html
Blossom Hill Foundation is thrilled to announce that the application for our third year of the Blossom Hill Fellowship Program is now available on our website! There are two tracks of funding: Emerging Leader Fellows, eligible for up to $10,000 a year; and Sustaining Impact Fellows, eligible for up to $50,000 a year. All completed applications must be received by Monday, April 16, 2018.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
· Project beneficiaries: Project must aim to positively impact the lives of communities (children, youth, families, etc.) affected by conflict and war in the Middle East. This can be in the Middle East itself or any other country where war refugee populations have needs.
· Experience: Applicants should have significant experience and close ties with the community and culture their idea is designed to serve.
· Language proficiency: Applicants should possess the language skills necessary for the successful implementation of their proposed initiative.
· Partner: Applicants must have a partner NGO registered as a U.S. 501(c)(3) charitable organization to serve as a fiscal sponsor.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Tuesday, January 30 | 6:00-7:00 pm in Coltrane Lounge
Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.
The planet needs all the help it can get, especially now with so many environmental protections under attack. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet.
Our year-long program gives you intensive classroom training with people like Bill McKibben and Jane Kleeb. Then, you move to hands-on experience working with groups like Corporate Accountability International, The Wilderness Society and Mighty Earth to fight climate change, protect public lands, and reform our food system. When you graduate, we help you join our nearly 400 alumni in a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.
They’re accepting the top 20-30 candidates out of more than 1,000 applicants for their 2018-2019 program. If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn the craft of organizing, COME TO THIS INFO SESSION!
Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2018 with Introductory Classroom Training in Denver, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. For more information, click here.