Jointly developed and managed by Monterey Institute (a graduate school of Middlebury), Sanghata Global, and Village Capital, the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) program turns compassionate and capable professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and capital-weak regions of the world.
The Scouts’ mission is to enable the enterprising poor to scale poverty alleviation solutions in capital-weak areas of emerging markets, while gaining career defining and life changing experience.
The Frontier Market Scouts Fellowship in Social Enterprise and Impact Investment Management is awarding 30 fellowship positions for summer/fall 2013. Opportunities are available in 20+ countries with organizations like Village Capital, the Shell Foundation, and Invested Development. Applications due April 1, 2013.
The Frontier Market Scouts program provides participants with a three-week training on the essentials of business modeling, social impact investing, and base of the pyramid market strategies. Upper-level undergraduates are encouraged to apply.
For application details visit their the FMS website here.
Would you like to learn leadership from two former Governors, innovation from the co-founder of Netflix, communications from the press secretary for the Obama campaign, cross-cultural collaborations from the former President/CEO of Microsoft Asia? If so, Join Middlebury’s MiddCORE at Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe from June 17 to July 12, 2013.
Collaborating in groups of 15-20, and working over 40 hours a week for one month, students face daily, weekly, and month-long challenges designed to build the CORE strengths needed to become effective leaders and creative problem solvers. They learn to innovate by developing and testing the feasibility of their own ideas in the MiddCORE Innovation Challenge .
MiddCORE students arrive with curiosity and ambition. They leave with a unique set of skills, a vast network of mentors, and a newfound confidence. (View our Testimonials) .
To apply online visit : https://ssb.middlebury.edu/PNTR/bzskalog_middcore.P_DispLoginNon
Application deadline : Round 2: March 15, 2013 and Round 3: May 15, 2013 (if space is still available)
The MCSE is providing funding of $3,000 for up to three social innovation projects designed by students.
To be considered, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written description of the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages) as well as a budget for the $3,000 grant (budget not to exceed one page). Proposals should include pre-approval of all involved parties and organizations involved in the project. Students must include their own fundraising plan to complement Middlebury’s grant. The two-page proposal and one-page budget should be submitted electronically to the MCSE before or at 5:00 pm on Monday March 18, 2013. Email applications to: email@example.com
After the submission deadline, the MCSE will read grants and select the top five winning projects. Up to three of the projects will be selected.The intention is to fund five projects this summer. All projects will receive $3,000. Grants are made upon assurance that the project proposed will, in fact, be undertaken during the summer of 2013.
New sector alliance operate two AmeriCorps programs:
New Sector AmeriCorps Program Participants (Residents and Fellows) are selected from a competitive applicant pool to provide Boston or San Francisco Bay Area organizations (“host sites”) support that enhances the organizations’ service to their constituents. Residents engage in capacity-building projects such as measuring impact, developing collaborations and partnerships, promoting effective use of technology, engaging volunteers, and expanding communication and strategic marketing efforts. We develop each project in coordination with host sites to ensure a substantive, high-impact experience that benefits the host site and larger community, while building the program participant’s character as well as leadership, civic engagement and professional skills.
Sustainable Harvest’s Summer Fellowship Program hosts fellows at their offices around the world–either at their headquarters in Portland, Oregon, or in their origin offices in Lima, Peru; Oaxaca, Mexico; or Kigoma and Moshi, Tanzania. Fellows receive a stipend and work alongside staff on projects related to business communications, impact measurement, development funding, and other tasks that give them a broad understanding of their mission and practices as a social enterprise and an opportunity to develop professionally.
What is Venture for America?
Venture for America is a 2-year fellowship program to launch your career as an entrepreneur. We recruit, train, and place top recent graduates at start-ups in Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans, and more…
Fellows are fully employed by their host company and receive health benefits through their employer. Salaries are estimated at $32,000 – $38,000. All Fellowship programs and benefits are provided at no charge to each Venture Fellow.
What are the biggest advantages to becoming a VFA fellow?
There are three major advantages, among many others, to becoming a VFA fellow:
Katharine Wolf ’02
Friday, Sept 21 | 12:30pm
You may ask: Should I start my social enterprise now while I am in school? Or should I build up my skills in the corporate world or some linear industry, so I can be more effective towards my goals down the line? We will explore some of these questions, as I share my own story of how I got into this field, as just one example of social entrepreneurship. I will share the practical considerations involved with starting a social enterprise, and give you a flavor of a day in the life of a social entrepreneur. From organ transplant flights to microfinance in Vietnam, lets get practical about what it means to be a social entrepreneur. This will be some practical tips for navigating the social enterprise landscape.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 »
Are YOU an eco-activist between the ages of 13-22 ? Do you know an awesome youth eco-activist? Then this is the opportunity for you!
Tell us how you’ve helped build the green movement, in your city, your state, or your nation. Six applications are chosen annually. Winners receive a $3,000 cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to San Francisco to speak at an inspirational award ceremony, media coverage and year-round support.
Your application not only gets you in the running for the award, but can open up other doors. In past years, we’ve helped top applicants get featured in books (like Girls Gone Green and greem my parents) and on TV (like the Sundance Channel), as well as invites to speak at celebrated activist gatherings. Read the rest of this entry »
New Sector’s Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) is a competitive program that provides young professionals with up to ten years of work experience the opportunity to be trained and serve as an AmeriCorps member at a nonprofit organization for one year.
New Sector AmeriCorps Residents are selected from a competitive applicant pool to provide Boston or San Francisco-area organizations (“host sites”) support that enhances the organizations’ service to their constituents. Residents engage in capacity-building projects such as measuring impact, developing collaborations and partnerships, promoting effective use of technology, engaging volunteers, and expanding communication and strategic marketing efforts. We develop each project in coordination with service sites to ensure a substantive, high-impact experience that builds the character of the Resident and benefits the service site and larger community. Read the rest of this entry »