With mandatory closures of many organizations, social distancing requirements, and “shelter in place” orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unlikely that many interns will be able to complete their summer 2020 internships on-site as planned. The CCI team has come up with some ideas of what you can do if your summer plans have changed.
Want help with finding summer opportunities? CCI is here to help! You can schedule a video or phone chat with an advisor in Handshake or sign up for Quick Questions with one of our Peer Career Advisors.
Convert your current experience or create your own:
- Already offered an in-person internship? Ask your employer if it can be converted into a remote experience. See article below on making the most of a remote internship.*
- Create your own by contacting an organization to ask if a posted internship can be done remotely or if the organization has projects (think research, writing, data analysis, social media, and more) you can work on from home in order to gain experience while helping them achieve their goals.
Search databases and third-party providers for remote experiences:
- Handshake: In the jobs tab, search internships and then use key word search “remote.” Use this article to get started: How to get a job on Handshake (FAQ)
- Idealist: Type “remote” in location tab to find hundreds of remote internships worldwide with organizations and nonprofits committed to making a difference.
- Parker Dewey: Sign up for multiple paid micro-internships available across a variety of industries from entrepreneurs to large enterprises. Create a free account and explore which opportunities seem most interesting to you based on assignment details, deadlines, and pay.
- CEA Virtual Internships Abroad: Engage in supervised international work experience and build global career readiness competencies, all while staying at home. (Deadline April 15; $450 placement fee but may be able be able to extend deadline and/or waive additional $95 application fee.)
- Virtual Internships: Work for companies across the country or globe supporting projects ranging from social media support to full business projects, website design, market reports, financial assessments, and more.
Articles on the benefits and how to navigate Remote Experiences:
We have greatly missed our Sunday night meetings, but we hope that the adjustment process is going smoothly for each of you. We are also sad to have missed our chance to say goodbye to our seniors in person, but we wish you all the best moving forward! Thank you for contributing to this club during your time at Middlebury. Below are some updates about GlobeMed and what our chapter is going to look like for the rest of spring 2020.
Unfortunately, the GROW internship program has been cancelled for this summer. For more details on that and how the larger GlobeMed organization is responding, see the attached PDF.
As a global health club, we find it imperative to continue engaging with hard topics during this time. It is not often when topics that we discuss on Sunday nights hit close to home for all of us, but we cannot escape the effect of covid19 on every single one of our lives. This is a reminder that our topics are very real. We are thankful that Sophie and Myrto’s GHU last month on the emerging covid19 cases in China gave us an opportunity to discuss the virus before it reached closer to Middlebury campus.
We want to decide together how to keep this group talking, learning, and sharing from afar. We believe that we have a lot to gain by coming together with our collective global health knowledge and perspectives. This will be supportive and help everyone to parse out factual information from the never-ending news cycle. However, we also acknowledge that this may be too difficult, emotionally or logistically, for some of us to participate in.
Fort that reason, we will have an OPT-IN group for the remainder of the semester. We will not continue to message in the pre-existing “GlobeMed ’19-’20” groupme or whole chapter emails except with general updates for next year. It will also be open to recent alumni! This is also important if you are considering applying for an eboard position next year, we would love to have you. Please respond to this GoogleForm at your earliest convenience (by the end of this week would be great) to be part of GlobeMed Spring 2020, or email us!
Ansley & Margaret
Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a bipartisan, full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in government relations, grassroots advocacy, strategic communications, and business development.
Our seasoned team works together closely to consistently meet clients’ needs and expectations. FTP has a proven record of generating positive results for our clients.
FTP’s public affairs practice helps our clients grow their profiles with the media and other non-governmental influencers. Our team offers an array of media outreach, message development, and media monitoring services. In addition, our grasstops and grassroots capabilities include strong ties to think tanks, trade associations, coalitions, and other entities throughout Washington and outside the beltway that influence federal policy.
Check out the internship in Handshake HERE
Win Without War is a diverse network of activists and organizations working for a more peaceful, progressive U.S. foreign policy.
We believe that by democratizing U.S. foreign policy and providing progressive alternatives, we can achieve more peaceful, just, and common sense policies that ensure that all people — regardless of race, nationality, gender, religion, or economic status — can find and take advantage of opportunity equally and feel secure.
The Win Without War network is composed of organizations representing a diverse and inclusive movement to radically shift United States foreign policy away from a violence-first approach. We want our team to include leaders who recognize the communities and movements our policies impact and reflect the diversity of the United States. Communities disproportionately harmed by the militaristic nationalism driving U.S. foreign policy and underrepresented in the broader field of foreign policy – including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, immigrants, refugees, Muslims, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates – are strongly encouraged to apply. We can’t wait to hear from you!
If interested, there are several positions in Handshake HERE.
For a comprehensive listing of social impact internships (612 in 12 categories including: environmental services, renewable energy, international affairs, NGO, social services, agriculture & food) in Handshake check them out HERE (sorted by Expiration Date). Check out Handshake for the many social impact internships listed as remote, ones that under our unusual global economic climate may be done from anywhere!
For a comprehensive listing of social impact jobs (701 in 12 categories including: environmental services, renewable energy, international affairs, NGO, social services, agriculture & food) in Handshake check them out HERE (sorted by Expiration Date).
BELOW ARE A FEW THAT STOOD OUT WITH DEADLINES:
FoodWorks Internship Program, Middlebury College FoodWorks Fellowship Program: Middlebury, Vermont
Last Chance to Register for (Virtual) EcoCareers 2020!
This week the National Wildlife Federation will host their 4th annual, virtual EcoCareers Conference on Wednesday & Thursday, April 1 -2. Have you registered yet? Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to hear from leading analysts and employers across many green sectors and gain insights into how you can build your own pathway to a sustainable career.
The Conference will be featuring speakers and panelist talking about Food Justice Careers, the Arts and Creative Industries, a Culinary Climate Action Workshop, Circular Economy Careers (careers that help move society
toward and sustain a circular economy), Climate Crisis Careers, and Green Finance and Investment Careers. Check it all out HERE.
Students at higher ed institutions can unlock free registration by joining the NWF EcoLeader online community. Note that if sponsorship or registration cost is a concern for higher education audiences, we encourage you to reach out to us at email@example.com.
The Alaska Fellows Program (AFP) has new positions open for the fall 2020 program start! AFP is a fall-to-spring residential fellowship program that nurtures the next generation of Alaska-based leaders by pairing talented young people with strong communities and professional mentors in Sitka, Anchorage, Juneau — and starting in fall 2020, Fairbanks.
We’re excited to offer a virtual Information Session for the first time. If you’re considering applying or have already applied for this program year, we encourage you to join us via Zoom next Tuesday at 12pm AKDT (4 pm EDT) to ask questions and learn more about the program. You can RSVP for the webinar:
Date and time: Tuesday, March 31, 12pm AKDT (4 pm EDT)
Below are some of the OPEN positions:
- Conducting a climate risk assessment with globally-recognized investment leaders at the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation;
- Joining the core team building a visionary two-year liberal arts college with Outer Coast;
- Advancing statewide entrepreneurship with the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development; and
- Supporting a cutting-edge startup accelerator with Launch Alaska.
Program dates: Fall 2020 – Spring 2021
Locations: Sitka, Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks
Have you engaged with the Center for Careers & Internships (CCI) in the last two years, perhaps you received funding for an amazing summer internship, connected with an advisor or a Midd2Midd mentor, attended a workshop, Field Guide or UpNext? Or even traveled across the U.S. on a Student Trek? Thinking about a campus job next year? Want to be on top of the “opportunities” as they fly in to Handshake? If you’ve ever utilized the advice of one of our well-trained Peer Career Advisor (PCA) for Quick Questions, then perhaps you’ll apply to serve at CCI next semester! Check out the position on Handshake here.
National River Cleanup & Corporate Relations Internship, American Rivers, Washington, DC
Opportunity expires March 31, 2020
The National River Cleanup (NRC) Program, American Rivers’ volunteer engagement program, mobilizes thousands of river stewards to organize cleanups and offers crucial resources, capacity-building tools and support to cleanup organizers nationwide. The NRC & Corporate Relations intern will help with day-to-day management of the National River Cleanup program, establish new projects for the program and be involved with corporate prospecting, including research and other activities. The intern will write National River Cleanup-related blogs, collect cleanup organizer stories for the website and other American Rivers publications, assist with event planning, developing and updating corporate and National River Cleanup resources, and other special projects.
EEA Climate Summer Team, Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Boston, MA
Opportunity expires March 31, 2020
The Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Program intern will work directly with the MVP Manager and other members of EEA’s Climate Team to support grant administration and other program needs. Tasks may include building out an online portal to house program information and resources for the MVP team, creating a database of total funding and project descriptions by region, and assisting with developing content for the MVP portal on resilientma.org.
Software-Fullstack Engineering Internship (Summer 2020), Tesla, Reno, NV
Opportunity expires April 1, 2020
Tesla is seeking a highly motivated software engineer students specializing in front end, back end and/or full-stack development experience. These students will work within our Vehicle Software, Energy and Digital Products teams. Interns will develop and validate software for Tesla’s current and future products and programs. We care greatly about building software that stands the test of time, even as parts of the stack keeps evolving. They will contribute to cross-functional system architecture, software system design, analytics applications and rapid prototyping.
New York City Program Intern, The Nature Conservancy, New York, NY
Opportunity expires April 3, 2020
The NYC Program intern will directly support the Cities team’s Future Forest NYC initiative, focused on improving the protection, growth, and long-term care of trees on public and private lands, with an emphasis on public health and equity. The intern will assist with volunteer event planning, related to tree stewardship; research, write, and present information on New York City tree issues; as well as providing some miscellaneous support to the overall project.
Summer Internship in Sustainability Education, The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF), Valhalla, NY
Opportunity expires April 12, 2020
Do you want to spend your summer addressing one of the most pressing issues of our time? Our climate is changing. Humans need to prepare and adapt in ways that are resilient and equitable. The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) is tackling this challenge by preparing K-12 students to become our future problem-solvers. CELF’s mission is to make sustainability an integral part of every child’s K-12 learning experience and we do that by training teachers. Our goal is for students to understand and appreciate the interconnections between. Our flagship Summer Institute in Education for Sustainability draws educators from across the country to dive into issues like how to balance a stable economy, a healthy environment and equitable social systems.