The Projects for Peace program is now accepting proposals for its next cycle of funding. The program, which honors international philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, invites all current students, including graduating seniors, to submit proposals that address the goal of improving the prospects for peace in the 21st century. The Middlebury project judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000. The Innovation Hub is hosting an info session on Wednesday, October 23rd at 4:30pm in their conference room, located at 118 South Main Street. Students can learn more about this grant and proposal details at go/peace. Please email mbenti[at]middlebury.edu if you have any further questions.
Articles tagged: Social Impact
Join us for this unique, Fall Family Weekend opportunity for students to network with parents who have worked to advance the common good—planned or through happenstance —whether through careers in the public, nonprofit, business, or environmental sectors, serving on boards, or volunteering. Whether it’s in public health, public interest law, the government, social services, community development, advocacy for better school lunches, or microfinance, this is an opportunity for our students to interact with professionals (parents!), promoting a deeper understanding of the different sectors while thinking about how to craft a career with a positive social impact.
Tuesday, September 10th 2019
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – VIRTUAL EVENT; Register here: https://leveragingyouridentityinentrep.splashthat.com/
Women as well as racial and ethnic minorities are starting businesses at rates faster than the national average, yet they are woefully underrepresented in the startup & tech workplace. Hear about the opportunity to combine identity and business to make a difference through Venture For America.
The application for applying for funding for an unpaid internship is this Sunday, April 14th. Check out the many internship and job opportunities in Handshake with applications due this week in sectors such as the environment, nonprofits, international affairs and development, local and state governments, agriculture and energy. The listing in Handshake is HERE.
STILL LOOKING FOR A PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP? There are 9 funded CCI internships that I want to draw your attention to. They are really diverse: the arts, international social impact, climate change, food systems, etc. These come with funding so you do not need to go through the application process that you would to apply for funding with the April 14th deadline, but you still need to meet the deadlines and submit the required paperwork. Check them out in handshake HERE.
Check out over 100 internship and job opportunities in Handshake with applications due this week in sectors such as the environment, nonprofits, international affairs and development, local and state governments, agriculture and energy. The listing in Handshake is HERE.
Interested in leading evidence-informed approaches to poverty reduction? Looking for energetic and intellectually engaging work? J-PAL’s annual recruitment drive begins November 19 and will be open through January 11, 2019. Visit their careers page to learn about the application process and to explore the research, policy, education, and training job opportunities at J-PAL’s global and regional offices, as well as at their partner organizations. Sign up to receive their jobs newsletter »
J-PAL and its partner organizations recruit for hundreds of positions on a regular basis. Positions may be located at universities, research centers, and non-profit organizations connected to the work of our affiliated professors and partners around the world. They are available in field research, project management, and data analysis, as well as policy outreach, training, and finance & administration.
The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of more than 170 affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL draws on results from randomized impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty. We build partnerships with governments, NGOs, donors, and others to share this knowledge, scale up effective programs, and advance evidence-informed decision-making. J-PAL was launched at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003 and has regional centers in Africa, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
Searching for a winter term internship on or off campus, a summer internship or job for after graduation? Check out these great opportunities posted in Handshake. There are many more, too. Deadlines are fast approaching!
Social Impact at Google is one of the many areas of concentration in the work they do as “[they] seek to improve people’s lives by building and enabling disruptive technology that reinvents the way society addresses shared challenges. The Social Impact teams are seeking exceptional people for roles in software engineering, marketing, strategy and partnerships, with a passion for solving some of the world’s biggest challenges.”
Click a team below to learn more about Social Impact at Google.
- Ideas – Google Ideas explores how technology can enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict, instability or repression.
- Elections – Their Elections and civic innovation efforts focus on how to make democracy work better by making it easier to get active, and partner with cities and social entrepreneurs to re-engineer the way public services are provided using data and better tools.
- Google for Nonprofits – The job of the Google for Nonprofits team is to inspire and enable billions of users to discover and support causes they care about, and supercharge the nonprofit sector with access to Google tools.
- Google.org – Through Google.org, [they] invest $75+ million each year in game-changing ideas to make the world a better place. [They] support innovative technologies and entrepreneurial approaches that tackle tough human challenges and scale to help millions of people.
- Crisis Response – [Their] Crisis Response team is working to make people safe everywhere by fundamentally changing how [they] prepare and respond in times of natural disasters or other threats by providing people with the information and tools they need.
As the Fall semester continues, we want to keep you in the loop on all things Google so you might take advantage of ways to pull in the social impact opportunities. The Google University Programs team has created a monthly announcements newsletter that includes important dates and job/internship opportunities.
Their recent newsletter offers tips on making the most out of the recruiting season and developing your skills for the new academic year. Examples include:
- Ask a Googler: Interview Prep Edition – Tuesday, October 16th at 9:00 PM EST – Googlers will cover internship and full time opportunities, who is eligible to apply, and important deadlines to be aware of.
- Ask a Googler: Resume Edition – Wednesday, October 17th at 9:00 PM EST – Google recruiters will be available to answer your questions and offer up advice. They will also be taking live questions.
- Ask a Googler: Opportunities/Deadlines – Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 PM EST – Google recruiters will be available to answer your questions and offer up advice when it comes to getting ready for the technical interview. Make sure to watch their Virtual Career Fair session below (there are 3 videos.) They will also be taking live questions.
If you’re interested in being added to that email list, please contact CCI’s Nicole Veilleux.
You are invited, along with your parents, grandparents, friends, and/or host families to a fun event where you will reflect on different ways to think about being a change maker and finding Purpose in your work and learning.
WHEN: Saturday, October 6th 2018
TIME: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
A unique, Fall Family Weekend opportunity for students to network with parents who have worked to advance the common good—planned or through happenstance—whether through careers in the public, nonprofit, business, or environmental sectors, serving on boards, or volunteering. Whether it’s in public health, public interest law, the government, social services, community development, advocacy for better school lunches, or microfinance, this is an opportunity for you, students, to interact with professionals (parents!), promoting a deeper understanding of the different sectors while thinking about how to craft a career with a positive social impact. Students, please join us for some delicious sushi (for real!) and help inspire and guide your elders to reflect on a life of meaning.
Our friends at the PCDN, the go-to hub for the global social change community, have put together an article, World’s Top Meta List of Job Sites/Resources in Social Change, which will easily keep you distracted from writing your thesis and papers and instead having you dream about your next internship or job. The authors suggest that checking in on these sites periodically can “help you see key opportunities, what are trends in the field, what skills are needed, be informed on new organizations one may not be aware off and possibly find your dream job. A key part of searching for openings is finding the right type of keywords to find relevant openings. Some suggestions include social entrepreneurship, peace-building, impact investing, social change, international development, sustainability, civic tech, startup, gender and youth.”
If the list seems too big and unmanageable, come make an appointment on Handshake with your resident CCI Social Impact Advisor, Tracy Himmel Isham to talk through a job search strategy to find your social change opportunity and develop a personal framework to help you manage all the information that’s out there.