The all-day Amka Africa Conference 2013 (Amka Africa=Awake Africa in Swahili) being held at Middlebury College on Saturday, April 13th will discuss the global consequences of the changes in Africa with an emphasis on how youth creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation are changing the face of the continent and its interaction with the rest of the world.
The event featuring keynote appearances from David Moinina Sengeh, a graduate student from Sierra Leone in MITs Media Lab and a successful social entrepreneur, and Fred Swaniker, the Ghanaian founder of the African Leadership Academy will be open to all students, faculty and staff on campus. The Conference aims to raise awareness and expose the Middlebury campus to the changes that are taking place on the African continent as well as culture and entertainment (food, fashion show, musical performances and many more surprises).
Please contact umoja[at]middlebury.edu for Gala Dinner reservations and here for the agenda.
Co-sponsored by MCAB Speakers, Brainerd and Atwater Commons, the African Studies program and the Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Teaching English in El Triunfo, Ecuador gives students an opportunity to help local students from ages 6-13 improve their English skills. Aside from the English teacher no one else in the town speaks English, so the ability to speak Spanish is necessary. The goal of this J-term program is to get the kids excited about English and help them improve their speaking abilities.
You should attend this information session prior to submitting an application on MOJO. We will go over the differences between the Nosara and El Triunfo programs. Alumni from these programs will discuss the details of the internships. Selected students will need to complete the Winter Term proposals forms and submit them by the deadline on MOJO.
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To learn more about these positions or to apply, visit MOJO today!.
1. Study Abroad Startup Intern in Cambridge, MA
Founded by Harvard Business School graduates, Language International is a fast-growing Internet startup in the $55-billion study abroad space. Each year, we help thousands of students find and book life-changing immersion programs all over the world! We are looking for a hardworking and hyper-motivated intern who has a positive outlook, a go-and-get-it-done-now attitude, and an obsession with extreme order and details. Those who are looking for a relaxed 9 to 5 job need not apply. As an intern, you will be joining our school expansion team to help us achieve our mission of building the world’s largest database of study abroad programs. You will be given a tremendous amount of responsibilities as an intern.
This is a very intense full-time internship during the Winter Term. Your specific responsibilities include:
- Signing and negotiating contracts with new partner schools all over the world
- Working with schools to get them to enter their profile onto our website
- Performing a quality check on every school profiled created on our website
- Updating incorrect or missing school and course content on our website
- Hiring and managing an offshore team of data entry contractors
2. World Camp International Service Intern in Malawi
The World Camp Service Internship is a total immersion program that offers the opportunity to be challenged by work in rural Malawian communities. Our 4.5 week program provides on the ground training and guidance, a chance to work directly with students, teachers and community groups to address local challenges, and develop personal leadership skills and a deeper self-awareness. Interns work directly in schools teaching a HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness curriculum, and leading environmental awareness and gender empowerment workshops. While there is downtime and some free days, most of your time is spent teaching, or interacting with community members and students.
3. Winter Term ’13 – Global Health Corps Program and Operations Intern in NY, NY
Deadline to apply: October 12, 2012
The Global Health Corps is seeking 5 creative, well-organized, hard-working interns to support the programming and operations of the 2012-2013 Fellowship. Interns will work closely with the CEO, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Programs, Operations Associate and regional Program Managers, and will gain a first-hand understanding of the day to day programming and operations of a young entrepreneurial non-profit. This experience will also provide an insight into how fellowships or schools conduct admissions processes.
Heather Beard, Admissions Counselor at School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute, will host a Recruiter-in-Residence today in EIA’s Adirondack House Library from 3-4pm and an information session in The Orchard, Hillcrest 103 from 6- 7pm. SIT offers interculturally-focused master’s degree programs in international education, sustainable development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and TESOL at its Vermont campus and Washington, DC Center.
Several Middlebury College alumni have attended or currently attend SIT.
Visit www.sit.edu/graduate for more information and to apply.
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Do not miss out on these opportunities!
INJAZ Egypt is seeking creative, energetic and dependable interns who are enthusiastic about working in the fields of entrepreneurship and education. In order to maximize the learning experience, all internships are full-time for a duration of 3 months.
To apply for a position, please send your CV with a brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position to email@example.com. For more information about INJAZ, please visit www.injazegypt.organd www.facebook.com/injazegypt or follow us @INJAZegypt. See the available internship positions below. Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Beryl Levinger, Distinguished Professor and Program Chair, Public Administration, Monterey Institute of International Studies
When : Tuesday, April 10
Where: EIA Career Services Office library – located in Adirondack House
Dr. Levinger will be available to meet with students informally as a Professional in Residence & *luncheon to discuss:
Interested in volunteering in Africa? Want to learn more about the global water crisis? Looking for experience working in the field?
The CWS Fellowship Program is a three-week water education and leadership training experience in Northern Region Ghana. The purpose of the program is to teach individuals about the global water crisis, and inspire them to become leaders in the field of international development.
Fellows are grouped in teams of four and paired with a rural community in Northern Region Ghana. On the ground, teams are first trained in water quality testing, and the CWS water treatment methods. They then spend two and a half weeks in the field implementing and monitoring a CWS water business in their village. By the end of the 3 week program, each team will have provided a permanent source of safe drinking water for an entire community (approximately 500~1,000 people)!
Check out the info session on Friday at 12:30 in The Orchard, Hillcrest 103 hosted by Middlebury students who have participated in the program–they can answer all your questions. And remember–if you are accepted to the program, you can apply for summer internship funding at go/summerfunding!
Global Health Corps Fellowship
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
The Global Health Corps is working to build the movement for global health equity by supporting emerging leaders in year-long fellowships with global health organizations in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and the US. This year, they are hoping to place over 90 fellows in organizations like Partners In Health, the Millennium Villages Project, Clinton Health Access Initiative, and the State Department, working on everything from architecture to communications and fundraising, to training and direct service. GHC has a unique model for service learning, helping fellows to learn the leadership and technical skills they need in this field while pairing fellows with a local fellow to better understand culture and context, and emphasizing the importance of reflection and discernment while doing this work.
Interested applicants must first submit their resume only to MOJO then apply online at http://ghcorps.org/apply/application
Global Health Corps Fellows must:
Fellows come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, as each individual fellowship placement will require different specific skills. Review the fellowship placement descriptions to learn about specific assignments and the skills that our partner organizations look for.
Overland Travel — Summer Trip Leaders
APPLICATION DEADLINE (1st of 3 deadlines: MONDAY, DECEMBER 12
Overland hires exceptional college students and recent graduates to lead summer programs across the country and around the world. Apply to lead hiking, biking, service, writing, language or field studies programs with Overland.
• Overland has 43 programs in New England, North Carolina, the Gulf Coast, Western US, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, the Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, France, Spain, Switzerland, Europe, Thailand and Tanzania.
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