Are you interested in staying in VERMONT after graduation?
Curious about working at a CLEAN TECH STARTUP?
Then check out PACKETIZED ENERGY!
Packetized Energy designs and deploys human-friendly systems to enable distributed energy resources such as water heaters, electric vehicle chargers, battery storage systems and air conditioners to solve grid problems and produce valuable market services. As a result, people can better manage their energy costs and the grid can run reliably with renewable energy.
Packetized Energy is a small but growing team of people who are passionate about solving energy challenges. Packetized Energy values diversity and inclusion and they encourage applicants from groups underrepresented in the tech industry
Thanks to alumnus Forrest Wallace ’17 for sharing this with us! If you have any questions, please contact Forrest directly.
Amplify Civic Advisors designs and builds Pay for Success Projects that bring together social impact organizations, innovative government agencies, and impact investors to radically change the way the social sector operates and is funded.
The projects we build allow governments to pursue innovative social impact projects that will benefit those most in need, without the financial risk of failure. It allows impact investors to invest in innovative social impact projects, with financial returns, if the projects are successful.
Amplify Civic Advisors is a startup consulting firm with people in Chicago and DC.
Learn more here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/employers/253452
SerVermont is excited that Vermont has held on to the #4 ranking for producing AmeriCorps members per capita. The SerVermont AmeriCorps*VISTA Program is a statewide national service program in its fourth year. They will place 31 members at community-based organizations and state and municipal agencies whose mission and VISTA assignments cover focus areas including Economic Development, Housing, Food Security, and Opioid Prevention, Treatment and Recovery. Their VISTA members build and strengthen systems in order to increase their sites capacity to provide services that alleviate poverty to those who need them most. Their operational funding comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
SerVermont VISTA members help alleviate poverty in their community through the following activities:
- Recruit, train, and manage community volunteers and mentors;
- Develop curricula for job and skills development programs;
- Support programs and develop systems to ensure low-income families receive healthy, nutritious food;
- Develop public relations campaigns;
- Create operational systems (e.g. databases);
- Identify and collaborate with community stakeholders;
- Create strategies to promote affordable housing;
- Develop resources (grant writing, newsletters, fund-raising events, soliciting in-kind donations).
VISTA in Vermont also recently adopted a new focus area (opioid epidemic) for the first time in a long time so they have a lot of new positions that may be of interest for those considering public health careers. There are some pretty cool new sites in the mix including a position with the Governor’s Opioid Council and 11 positions around the state working on partnerships between the housing services and substance recovery services. The 11 VISTAs will each coordinate in their region and also work collaboratively on a statewide needs assessment through the AHS Office of Economic Opportunity. This is just a taste – there are a lot of options! Attached is the info packet about SerVermont program (2018-19 VISTA Program Info) as well as the full list of post-grad opportunities here: 2018-19 Site List
Questions? Contact Robyn Baylor at email@example.com or 802-760-8208
Recreation Capacity Intern — The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation has been collecting a variety of data linked to usage of the public’s recreation-based resources. This information is a key tool in supporting the development of the recreation aspect of Long Range Management Plans, determining how resources are allocated to maintain recreation infrastructure, and to make decisions related to trail network growth or alteration.The intern must have proficiency with ArcGIS 10.x software and using hand-held GPS units to gather and transfer data into GIS. The intern must also have a strong foundation and interest in analytical statistic and be able to use Excel. The intern must be comfortable hiking alone over various terrains to collect trail data in the field, for up to 8 hours in a day. For more details, see listing on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1291979/share_preview
Universal Recycling Outreach — This internship will focus on addressing the current and upcoming challenges of implementing the Universal Recycling Law in Vermont. It will involve substantial engagement with the public, as well as some in-office work. The intern will set up a table at farmers’ markets, fairs, or other public venues to provide information about recycling, composting, and the requirements of the Universal Recycling Law. A gregarious, friendly personality, composure, and strong communication skills are necessary. The intern will learn and communicate about recycling, composting, and other materials management topics. For more details, see listing on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1291499/share_preview
Otter Creek Mapping Intern — This intern would assist with field data collection along the Otter Creek primarily by paddling nearly 100 miles from Mt. Tabor to Lake Champlain. Field data collection will consist of identifying both natural and manmade features along the creek as they relate to fishing, hunting, paddling, or historic resources. The intern would help identify the appropriate data to collect as well as develop data sheets for use in a future mapping project. Some of the opportunities afforded to the intern would be to work with a variety of staff working on everything from outdoor recreation to law enforcement.
NOTE: The ultimate goal of this project is to create an Otter Creek Fishing Trail that highlights all river features, public access, and any possible points of interest to anyone boating on the Otter Creek. Once all the field data is collected, I would like to explore turning this into a semester or thesis project (Middlebury’s GIS program?) so that we could actually create the fishing trail map. For more details, see listing on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1291553/share_preview
Compensation: All of these internships come with $3,000 stipend. If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.
The Office of Sustainability Integration here at Middlebury is hiring four students to work in the Sustainability Solutions Lab as Research Assistants in the two subject areas described below. Here are the links to the positions in their office this summer, if anyone seems interested!
SSL: Waste & Transportation Research Assistant
SSL Energy & Carbon Research Assistant
These are great positions to gain real world experiences in developing a plan for Middlebury’s energy future and moving toward 100% renewable and responsible energy. “Be the change you want to see in the world!”
Professional development, training, communication and confidence in leadership are among a number of things consistent across this year’s 50 organizations. The Best Nonprofits To Work For study identified 10 key drivers among organizations that made the list:
- I feel I am valued in this organization.
- I have confidence in the leadership of this organization.
- I like the type of work that I do.
- Most days, I feel I have made progress at work.
- I can trust what this organization tells me.
- At this organization, employees have fun at work.
- I feel part of a team working toward a shared goal.
- My pay is fair for the work I perform.
- This organization treats me like a person, not a number.
- This organization provides as much ongoing training as I need.
Best Nonprofits scored at least an average 90 percent in six of the categories while those that did not make the top 50 had a high mark of 85 percent in one category, breaking 80 percent in four categories. The difference between organizations that made the list versus those that did not ranged anywhere from 7 percent to 16 percent among the eight categories:
- Leadership and planning (+16), 90 percent to 74 percent
- Corporate culture and communications (+15), 89 to 74 percent
- Pay and benefits (+16), 90 to 74 percent
- Training, development and resources (+13), 84 to 71 percent
- Overall engagement (+12), 93 to 81 percent
- Role satisfaction (+10), 91 to 81 percent
- Work environment (+8), 90 to 82 percentRelationship with supervisor (+7), 92 to 85 percent
For a link to this article found in The NonProfit Times, click here.
Social Impact –
Work at a nonprofit dedicated to alleviating social isolation and providing concrete services to older adults.
Work in Culinary Arts, Events, Marketing, and Hospitality in Monterey, VA.
Still She Rises is a new community-based defender office that seeks to address the epidemic of criminalization and incarceration of women in Tulsa.
Work at the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization.
Community Solutions is a nonprofit based in New York City that works to end homelessness and the conditions that create it.
Work in Draper, Utah to inspire people to explore, discover, and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems.
Work at the premier federal agency that helps companies to achieve exporting success.
Apply for this summer internship opportunity involving conservation education in Westport, New York!
Apply to development internships in Kenya, Bolivia, Argentina, India, or Nicaragua!
Work for a nationally recognized environmental education and conservation nonprofit.
Spend your summer at the world’s largest and oldest clean tech startup accelerator.
Spend your summer working with high-potential, socioeconomically disadvantaged youth from under-resourced areas of Los Angeles at Camp Paintrock in Wyoming.
Work to implement the Princeton-Blairstown Center’s adventure-based experiential and environmental education curriculum.
The Great Basin Institute in Quincy, California is seeking 3-6 Forestry Technicians to work cooperatively with USFS and GBI staff to perform vegetation management and restoration projects within forest/woodland areas.
On Thursday, April 12, we welcome to Middlebury four graduate students and one postdoctoral fellow from the University of Chicago. They specialize in English Language and Literature, Linguistics, Microbiology, and Sociology. They will discuss things that they wish they’d known about graduate school, including time management, combating isolation, and building community—a unique challenge for graduate students of color and first-generation college students.
Visitors: José Antonio Arellano, PhD candidate in English Language and Literature, Evelyn Campbell, PhD student Microbiology, Michael Dango, Postdoctoral Fellow in English Language and Literature, Melissa Osborne, PhD candidate in Sociology, Tran Truong, PhD candidate in Linguistics
What I Wish I’d Known about Graduate School
- 4:30-5:45 p.m. in the Anderson Freeman Center at Carr Hall
- Informal panel discussion by University of Chicago visitors with Middlebury students. Snacks provided.
Dinner – RSVP required (email Rachel Hynson)
- 6:15-7:15 p.m. in Atwater Commons
- Small, on-campus dinner with UChicago visitors and Middlebury students.
Are you kind, approachable, compassionate, energetic, spirited, and resourceful? Can you maintain a smile and sense of humor even during the most challenging of days? If so, we hope you will apply to work in the Center for Careers and Internships. We have a full-time summer and several part-time academic-year OFFICE ASSISTANT positions available.
First-years and sophomores from diverse backgrounds and all interests are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please apply early, applications will be reviewed as they come in. Final deadline is April 11th for consideration.
Summer Position: https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/16903
Academic Year Positions: https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/17046