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.
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Hot Handshake Listings 1/22: DEADLINES APPROACHING
Work full-time in the field of environmental research in Washington DC.
Various Positions at Illinois Environmental Protection Agency – due 1/25
Check out openings at the Illinois EPA:
Consider this summer internship at the Asian Outreach Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services and learn more about the community lawyering model.
Work in field research and management activities in Vermont.
Various Positions at Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa – due 1/27
Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to youth and young adults while also working in conservation and energy response work.
Apply to do field work focused on monitoring populations of the threatened golden paintbrush in the Williamette Valley of Oregon.
Work as a field technician this spring and summer in native seed collection. The Institute for Applied Ecology also has various other opportunities listed on Handshake – check them out!
Assist with implementation of democratic development programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Join this year-long program for recent grads to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, and a powerful professional network.
HOT HANDSHAKE LISTINGS:
Here are some of this week’s Handshake internships, jobs and fellowships that might be of interest for you in the areas of social impact opportunities. Don’t forget to check out the Career Path social impact Top Resources links for many more opportunities in the sectors of nonprofit organizations/social services, corporate social responsibility, the environment and renewable energy, social entrepreneurship, international development, and sustainable food systems:
Work for the Strategic and Communications Division at the Office of HIV/AIDS at the United States Agency for International Development next summer!
Change the lives of NYC middle schoolers by leading the first two years of their path as BTNY students and ensuring their placement into top high schools.
Work directly for the campaign to envision a Texas free from pollution where all communities have equal access to healthy land, water, and air.
Spend your J-Term interning at Charter House Coalition and learning more about food and housing needs of the Addison County community.
Work to deliver educational experiences for children participating in ECHO camps for youth grades 1-5.
Work to advance meaningful healthcare legislation in the state of New York.
Receive hands-on experience with a cow-calf and grass-finishing operation on the San Juan Ranch in Colorado.
Designed as a learning opportunity for students interested in renewable energy, energy efficiency, or cleantech finance, the Winter Term Intern will simultaneously be exposed to ongoing training sessions with Metrus leadership on topics related to cleantech project finance and energy efficiency.
FELLOWSHIPS: Summer & Post-Grad
A paid summer fellowship for rising seniors to work with leading security, analytics, and policy researchers and take coursework in security analytics and policy.
Become an Environment America Fellow to help build a greener, healthier world with clean air, clean water, and clean energy.
A perfect opportunity for a 6-month paid fellowship for a Feb offering three fellowships: a news fellowship, an environmental justice fellowship and a video fellowship! Are you an aspiring writer looking for an opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your understanding of environmental issues? Here’s your chance, apply now.
Hot Opportunities (jobs & internships) in Handshake This Week:
VIA Global Community Fellowship – due 11/15
Apply to spend 13-15 months at an NGO or school in Asia and support community development and youth education.
Impact America Corps Member – due 11/16
Work at one of Impact America’s several initiatives to fight poverty in the US, in direct service, education, administrative, media, or health-related positions.
Wilderness Field Instructor at New Vision Wilderness – due 11/20
Apply to be a full-time or seasonal field instructor to provide a safe, therapeutic atmosphere for struggling teens.
AmeriCorps Fellow at East End House – due 11/26
Create, manage, and lead meaningful out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 6-12 with a focus on mentoring.
J-Term Mentoring Programs Coordinator Internship at Stride Foundation – due 11/17
Stride Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to empowering girls and women through sports mentoring.
Big things happening here on campus this coming week in the world of social impact and development. Here are Tracy’s top 5 reasons you should try to attend any one of these events with our Middlebury alumni who have come back to campus:
1) Knowledge is power, and the more you are armed with info about certain sectors, the more easily it is to identify with why or why not this space is a place you want to spend your time and learn more from;
2) Internships are a great way to gain experience in a sector that you are curious about, whether its a nonprofit or a research think tank or social entrepreneurship, alumni here on campus are here to help you explore these possibilities;
3) Learn Who the Players Are: engaging with alumni who have experience in different sectors of the social impact space can help you understand ‘who the players are’ in the different sectors–are they NGOs (non-governmental organizations), consultants, funders, foundations, think tanks, or corporations;
4) Networking: at Middlebury we are so fortunate to have alumni that stay connected to their alma mater in ways that are incredibly meaningful, from mentoring current students during summer internships to helping seniors prepare for the job application and interview process. These alumni are willing to assist current students to connect with other like-minded professionals in their industries and sectors. So come meet them, ask well-prepared questions and think about ways that you can connect with their networks;
5) JOBS…there are so many ways that alumni ‘give back’ to Middlebury and one is by working with CCI to post jobs on Handshake. Don’t be surprised then, when you find entry-level J-PAL jobs listed in Handshake!
***EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED THIS WEEK ***
- Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, CCI Library, ADK House – Alumni Career Conversation w/former CEO of Save the Children, Charlie MacCormack ’63: How to Enter Global Development
- Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, CCI Library, ADK House – Careers at the Abdul Latin Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT: Hannah Myers, Middlebury ’14, will present on J-PAL’s work, randomized evaluations, and how to get a job with J-PAL or J-PAL’s partners.
- Friday, November 3, 2017, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Coltrane Lounge, ADK House – How to Have a Purposeful Job Search: Carolyn Birsky ’10.5 offers students a different way of approaching the job search process and avoid the trap of taking any job they can get their hands on.
Team Peru Internship for Credit with Prof. Orion Lewis- Calca Region, Peru
Agriculture extension in Peru is based off a western, top down, teacher-student model that does not consider traditional methods of knowledge transfer. The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (AASD) is currently partnering with the community of Sacclio in Peru and a small group of identified community leaders to create a localized agriculture extension program that is specifically designed for small scale farmers. A localized extension program will offer trainings and resources for small scale farmers to organize, maintain traditional and environmentally friendly farming practices, provide agency and voice, and create innovative avenues to access markets. Students will participate in intensive facilitations and conversations to build context and critical perspectives; visit farming communities with differing levels of access; meet with NGOs, government officials, and community leaders; and participate in farming activities, workshops and other hands-on experiences. For more information visit http://alianzaandina.org/january-term/.
For this year’s JTerm students will join the AASD as stakeholders in this process. Students can expect to:
- Participate in intensive facilitations and conversations with the AASD to build context and critical perspectives;
- Visit farming communities with differing levels of access and connectivity as well as ecological zones;
- Meet with NGOs, government officials and community leaders;
- Participate in farming activities, workshops and hands on experience to build context;
- Immerse themselves in readings, informational videos will be discussed as well as weekly reflections.
Deliverables for this practicum have not yet been decided on, but will most likely fit into the following framework:
- A situation analysis related to a particular theme (which can be negotiated with the AASD in country)
- The design of an initiative—probably a tweak to an existing project–that is firmly rooted in the situation analysis
- A product that would support the initiative (which can be negotiated with AASD in country)”
For more information, visit AASD’s new website: http://alianzaandina.org/
Dates: January 8-26, 2018
Expenses: Students are responsible for program fees and travel costs.
To apply: Meet with Prof. Orion Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss independent study options by October 30. If approved, you will be directed to apply to AASD.
If you have any questions about Team Peru, please contact Carolyn Meyer at email@example.com/831-647-6417
DURING FALL FAMILY WEEKEND THIS SATURDAY @ 11:00AM: Bring your parents, bring your roommate(s), bring your friends. Join the CCI for some delicious sushi and lots of incredible conversations about bringing purpose and passion to the life you want to live!
Massachusetts Green Careers Conference: Clean Energy & Environmental Sustainability
Careers. Clean Energy. Sustainability.
Delve into clean energy, sustainability, and career development for a day. Enjoy cross-sector dialogues with stakeholders from government, business, education, and nonprofits, and career-ready candidates. REGISTER EARLY to reserve a place! Mass Wildlife will provide conference space in their new, nature-friendly, LEED platinum headquarters this year. Parking and seating are limited to ~100. Food and beverage will be local and/or organic.
Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 8:30 AM in Westborough, MA
- Connect with stakeholders from business, education, government and nonprofits, green-career-ready candidates, and learners – all in one place.
- Engage in cross-sector dialogues
- Learn about current employment trends, best practices, opportunities
- Take home ideas, connections, resources
- Everyone interested in clean energy and environmental sustainability
- Green-career-ready candidates
- Education/Training: career services professionals, workforce development, staff, faculty, students
- Business: owners, representatives
- Government: state, local officials
- Nonprofits: administrators, members
- Diversity encouraged: race, age, gender, economics
What is ‘Princeton in…Africa, Asia & Latin America’?
Deadlines & Information for Applying
Princeton in Africa
10/9/17: Attend the Webinar Info Session – You can attend their online webinar on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 6-8pm EDT. When you join their applicant mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org you will receive instructions for attending the webinar when they are available. You do not need to RSVP to attend the webinar. If you are on the applicant mailing list, you will automatically be invited to the webinar.
10/29/17: Application Deadline, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT – Application Deadline for 2018-19 fellowships
- Check out their website here for more information and the actual application: http://www.princetoninafrica.org/
Princeton in Asia
11/9/17: Application Deadline, Thursday, November 9 at 11:59pm, EST for submission of application materials. You must submit your online application, hard copy application materials (official transcript & Letter of recommendation), and application fee by this date.
- Check out their website here for more information and the actual application: https://piaweb.princeton.edu/apply-to-pia
Princeton in Latin America
11/6/17 – Application Deadline, Monday, November 6 at 11:59 pm, EST. The initial application process is online (hard-copy materials cannot be accepted or processed). No late applications are accepted.
- Check out their website here for more information and the actual application: https://pila-princeton.org/