Environmental Policy Legislative Intern at Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans)
- The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) is seeking candidates for the Agency’s Transportation and the Environment Internship Program. Recent graduates from undergraduate or graduate programs are encouraged to apply. The Intern will work primarily in the State House in Montpelier, Vermont. Occasional travel to VTrans’ headquarters in Barre, Vermont may be required. The Intern will be hired as a temporary state employee at no less than pay grade 16, step 1 ($16.25 per hour). This position begins with two or three days of orientation in December 2019, begins four days (32 hours) per week in early January 2020, and ends in mid-May 2020. GREAT FOR A FEB GRADUATE!
Middle East Policy Internship, Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) – Great for a Feb grad.
The policy intern positions (7) offer a unique opportunity to take part in the Washington policy conversation surrounding the political reform, democratization, and human rights of the Middle East and North Africa.
Paralegal (civil rights), Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs works to create legal, economic, and social equity through litigation, client and public education, and public policy advocacy with a primary focus on racial justice.
Priority Deadline: November 3, 2019 11:59 PM US Pacific Time
Program Dates: June 2020 – June 2021
Locations: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month program for graduating seniors and young/ established professionals. Fellows work at NGOs, schools, universities, and social enterprises across Asia to support community development and youth education programs. By working directly with communities, fellows get hands-on experience learning how organizations in Asia are using creative and innovative methods to address critical social challenges.
Who Can Apply? Starting and experienced professionals with a BA or BS degree (must graduate by June 2020). Although the fellowship is primarily aimed towards US citizens, we do accept applications from international residents who have a previous connection to VIA or a substantial US connection.
Fellows often engage in a wide range of activities and tasks with our local partners. Although there is often overlap in the kinds of work fellows will do, they can be thought of as two broad categories:
Education-focused — With these partners, you’ll advance student development using critical thinking and cross-cultural communication. Through teaching (English or other subjects depending on the post), you’ll help students to access future education and professional opportunities.
NGO-focused — At these posts, you’ll support community development and international communication efforts by supporting NGOs to access resources, networks, and collaboration opportunities. You may help with fundraising, project management, and community outreach efforts of our local partners.
To learn more about the Via Program, click here, and feel free to reach out to recent alumnae, Lulu Zhou ’19, luluzhou19[at]gmail.com.
TEDxMiddlebury 2019: Gaining the Edge
Saturday, November 2nd, 10am – 1pm in the Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts
This year’s speakers include: Hawa Adam’ 22, First @ Midd Mentor and spoken word poet; Mona Haydar, a young Syrian-American Muslim who spent her 20’s as a performance poet, Carolyn Finney, PhD, Scholar in Residence and author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors; Quinn Christopherson, winner of the 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest with his entry “Erase Me,” a song exploring his experience coming out as a transgender man; Theodore Ho, a neuroscientist named as Forbes 30 Under 30 for his research on the mechanisms and causes of biological aging and potential strategies to slow or reverse them; and Jamie Withorne, a Research Assistant for the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, an affiliate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
Considering a Winter Term internship? Here are some dates and information you’ll need.
- Many Winter Term internships posted in Handshake have application due dates of November 1. Search Handshake for “Winter Term.”
- Or find your own internship. CCI can help.
- See a CCI Peer Career Advisor to have your resume approved.
- Once you have secured your internship, you must apply for credit. Find all the information you’ll need (including a timeline and checklist and FAQs) at go/WTinternships.
- If you are planning to do an internship but haven’t had it approved by CCI and the Curriculum Committee before Winter Term registration, register for a placeholder class.
- Last deadline to submit your application for credit is December 1, but CCI recommends that you have all of your plans in place and apply by mid-November as there are many steps involved.
- For help, make an appointment through Handshake with the advisor that matches the career path interest of your internship or make an appointment with Cheryl Whitney Lower for general internship advising.
- Additional questions? See FAQs at go/WTinternships or contact Cheryl Whitney Lower.
In partnership with the SGA, the CCI has developed a “Life Beyond Middlebury” series that aims to equip students with the tools needed to develop strong personal finance skills. Check out our upcoming events!
Tuesday, October 29 at 4:30 pm in Hillcrest 103
Which types of loans should I take out? How do I manage my loans after college? Financial experts are here to break down the loan process for you and any jargon you might be unfamiliar with. Join us to learn more about loans and become informed about making important student financial decisions! RSVP here.
Tuesday, November 5 from 4:30-6:00 pm in ADK Library
Statistics show that LinkedIn members with a photo receive far more engagement: 21 times more profile views and 9 times more connection requests! If you want to stand out, come to CCI to get a professional-grade head shot taken – for free! Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity! RSVP here.
Establishing Healthy Credit
Tuesday, November 12 at 4:30 in Axinn 229
What does it mean to ‘build credit’? Why is it important? The National Bank of Middlebury will speak to Middlebury students and answer these questions, and more. RSVP here.
Info Session: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Location: CCI, ADK House Library
This internship will be focused on investigating the perceptions and realities of indigenous women’s contributions to community development in the Sacred Valley. Up to 8 slots available–this is a fully funded internship (travel costs excluded/ financial assistance available for eligible students).
Applications due October 27, 2019
Learn more and apply through Handshake: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3199864
Over-committed, or figuring out how to get involved outside of your athletic schedule?
Trying to figure out how to connect to what’s meaningful to you? Join us for one or more of the Experiential Learning Centers’ Design Your Midd Studio workshops!
We are co-sponsoring and piloting a short series of workshops which we are calling “Design Your Midd” Studios based off of the NYT-bestselling book Designing Your Life: How to Build a Joyful, Well-Lived Life. The studios are geared towards helping students build self-awareness and design thinking skills to help you craft a meaningful college experience and beyond.
The first of the series is on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 7:00-8:00 PM in Kenyon Lounge. Others are posted below. For more information and to sign up for this studio on Handshake, click this RSVP button.
Hope to see you there!
Selected as a ‘CNN Hero,’ Rick Hodes, MD ’75 has been living and working in Ethiopia for over 30 years. Based out of a busy Addis Ababa trauma center, his work is concentrated around spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, tuberculosis of the spine, and polio.
Dr. Hodes is looking for a Midd grad to come assist him for 6-12 months. The opportunity will include time in the clinic, research opportunities, as well as work with data, website updates, and social media. This is an amazing opportunity to receive unparalleled clinical mentorship and to meaningfully serve a struggling rural community.
To read more about Dr. Hodes and the myriad of media attention he’s received, visit his website, rickhodes.org.
You can also reach out to him directly for more information about this opportunity at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harvard Kennedy School will host the 20th annual Public Policy Leadership Conference from February 6-9, 2020 to inspire talented and driven first- and second-year undergraduate students to pursue careers in public policy and become future leaders in:
- Federal, state, or local governments
- Nongovernmental organizations
- Intergovernmental organizations
- International institutions
- Social enterprises
At the PPLC, you will have the chance to experience what it’s like to study public policy in a graduate school environment. You will also learn about possible fellowship and scholarship opportunities that could help fund your graduate studies.
All the details HERE. Deadline to apply is October 25.