TNC Summer Internships: Climate Change Policy, Urban Agriculture & GIS Info Session 11/14

You are invited to meet with Middlebury’s partner The Nature Conservancy (TNC) GLOBE program and their Youth Programs Coordinator, Shawneece Hennighan this Wednesday, November 14 for an information session on campus from 4:30 PM in CCI’s Adirondack House Library. Please RSVP HERE on Handshake for the event.

Middlebury has 3 specific internships earmarked for our students for this 2019 summer focused on: climate change and clean energy policy in Washington, DC, GIS research in Alaska, and urban agriculture in ChicagoThe TNC GLOBE program provides undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds with paid summer internship opportunities in the environmental sector across the country. The internships range from science-based education to communications to public policy to geospatial research—a whole range of opportunities for our liberal arts students.

HOT Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Internships & Jobs Week of 11/12

Searching for a summer internship or job for after graduation? Check out these great opportunities posted in Handshake HERE. They include jobs & internships in the environment & renewable energy, nonprofits/NGOs, sustainable food systems, international development, Govt. – state & local, and many more. Deadlines are fast approaching!

Photo Story: Japan Summer Service-Learning Program 2018

This post is the first in a series highlighting some of the Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement’s international programs.

Below you will find a handful of photographs from the 2018 Japan Summer Service-Learning program. Since the program began in 2016, the CCE has sent college students to Japan, partnering with the Middlebury School in Japan and the Service Learning Center at International Christian University (ICU) in Mitaka, Japan.

To learn more about the program, click here.

To learn more about a student’s experience with the program, read Diana Lam’s ’21 reflection on the CCE Blog, here.

If you’re interested in participating in the program yourself, applications for summer 2019 will available in February 2019. Questions can be directed to Kristen Mullins at kmullins@middlebury.edu.

Participants assist in community cleaning, including a garden and pool. 

Part of the service experience includes visiting schools in the area, including the junior middle school below.

Program participants stay with a host family. 

Data Science Fellowship at Institute for Defense Analyses

Application deadline January 31st.

The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) is a not-for-profit corporation that operates three Federally Funded Research Centers (FFRDCs). IDA’s Systems and Analyses Center is located in Alexandria, Virginia and is comprised of eight research divisions providing objective analyses of national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise, and conducts related research on other national challenges.

The IDA Data Science Fellowship provides recent graduates a unique opportunity to develop and apply data science skills to important issues in national security. Data Science Fellows will investigate the ways newly available ‘big data’ methodologies contribute to national security and gain experience developing advanced data science tools. They will use their critical thinking and analytic skills to work on challenging real-world national security issues. In a collaborative team environment, perform data manipulation and statistical, econometric, predictive, descriptive, and other quantitative analyses to answer national security-related research questions. Fellows should expect to learn while creatively contributing to interdisciplinary project teams.

Fellows will have an opportunity to work research questions in areas such as:
  • Appraisal of current DoD investments in a broad range of areas: from human factors to autonomous systems, from materials science to nuclear weapons effects, from social behaviors to quantum computing;
  • Analyze and research questions on DoD personnel, military readiness and efficacy, and organizational efficiency topics;
  • Assessment of federal agency information and computing architectures that support data science applications (i.e., large, distributed data sets and computational assets);
  • Application of data exploration, text analytics, forecasting, statistical inference, simulation to areas of military personnel, manpower, and acquisition of DOD weapon systems.
Over the course of the three-year program, fellowship experiences will include:
  • Involvement in workshops and discussions on relevant topics
  • Mentorship from members of the IDA research staff
  • Training on specific analytical methods and tools
  • Attendance and presentation at select professional society meetings

Learn more in Handshake.