Articles tagged: Social Impact
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.
Are you still trying to figure out your full summer plans? We just got word that there are openings for 1 to 4 Middlebury students and alumni to participate in the DPMI (Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation) international development and social change program being held in Washington, DC from June 4-15, 2018 (2 weeks) this summer. This will be the last year that they offer DPMI/DC, so it would be a super opportunity for those who don’t want to come to CA for the training. The website for the program is here. They are trying to fill these spots fast, and the cost is a reduced $400 (for alumni too!).
Should you have any questions, I will direct you to our MIIS colleague:
Beryl Levinger, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chair, Development Practice and Policy Program
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS)
I hope some of you will take advantage of this generous offer. Many Middlebury students have taken DPMI and are grateful for the applied practical project management and strategic planning skills they were able to acquire.
Social Impact –
Work at NRCS to promote conservation practices within agriculture.
Spend your summer in Colorado in a 13-week long-program working on conservation, stewardship, and education projects.
WYGC Foundation provides mental health and substance abuse services to low income communities in Prescott, AZ and its surrounding areas.
New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission is seeking a creative intern to work in education and outreach upto 40 hours a week this summer
Several Summer Positions with Conservation Corps around the country – due 4/20
Assist Metrus’ Business Development team in originating, developing, and financing large-scale energy efficiency projects for Fortune 500 and major institutional customers.
Work at The Innocence Network, which provides pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted.
PartnersGlobal is an international NGO committed to building sustainable capacity to advance democratic institutions, civil society, and a culture of peaceful change and conflict management worldwide.
DART is hiring full-time community organizers who will build relationships with faith leaders and community members from diverse backgrounds, train and develop their organizing skills, and deepen their participation in the work of their local organizations.
The ACLU of Massachusetts is seeking a part-time summer communications intern to help maintain the affiliate’s website and produce online content.
Do you have a novel idea that can help children who have been displaced internally in their country of origin or in host communities anywhere in the world as a result of conflict in the Middle East? Don’t miss a chance to develop and test your innovative ideas that could help impact their lives in a positive way. Students and faculty from all disciplines with an idea for a project, product or program are invited to apply to the Blossom Hill Foundation Fellowship program by April 16. Download the application from our website http://www.blossomhill-foundation.org/fellowship.html
Blossom Hill Foundation is thrilled to announce that the application for our third year of the Blossom Hill Fellowship Program is now available on our website! There are two tracks of funding: Emerging Leader Fellows, eligible for up to $10,000 a year; and Sustaining Impact Fellows, eligible for up to $50,000 a year. All completed applications must be received by Monday, April 16, 2018.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
· Project beneficiaries: Project must aim to positively impact the lives of communities (children, youth, families, etc.) affected by conflict and war in the Middle East. This can be in the Middle East itself or any other country where war refugee populations have needs.
· Experience: Applicants should have significant experience and close ties with the community and culture their idea is designed to serve.
· Language proficiency: Applicants should possess the language skills necessary for the successful implementation of their proposed initiative.
· Partner: Applicants must have a partner NGO registered as a U.S. 501(c)(3) charitable organization to serve as a fiscal sponsor.
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.