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Hot Social Impact Internships & Jobs


  • Center for Global Development (CGD), CGD Summer Delegates Program, Expiration: Mar 15th 11:55 pm in Washington, DC (PAID)
  • NOAA, NOAA 2020 Summer Internships, Expiration: Mar 6th 11:59 pm, Various locations in USA (PAID)
  • The Nature Conservancy, Climate & Clean Energy Intern, Expiration: Feb 26th 11:55 pm, Washington, DC (PAID)
  • The Nature Conservancy, Summer Ocean conservation video edition and social media developer, Expiration: May 31st 01:30 pm, Houston, TX (UNPAID)


  • Hawai’i Preparatory School, Independent School Teaching Fellow, Expiration: Feb 20th 11:55 pm, Waimea, HI (PAID/Housing/Car)
  • Health Equity International (formerly St. Boniface Haiti Foundation), Development Coordinator, Expiration: May 1st, 2020 at 11:59 pm, Newton, MA (PAID) – Midd Alum!
  • Conservation International (CI), Foundation Relations Development Coordinator, Expiration: Mar 31st 11:55 pm in Crystal City, VA (PAID)
  • Conservation International (CI), Global Communications Intern, Expiration: Feb 29th 11:55 pm, Crystal City, VA (PAID)
  • RSG, Research Data Analyst, Expiration: Feb 28th 12:30 pm. White River Junction, VT OR Arlington, VA (PAID) (RSG creatively applies state-of-the-art data modeling and analytics to transportation planning, market strategy, environmental management, and custom software development, helping organizations make critical decisions.)

Hot Education Internships & Jobs

  • Don’t forget to check out hundreds of teaching and education internships this summer in Handshake. Here is a list sorted by application expiration date.
  • For Jobs: Here is a list sorted by application expiration date.

SENIORS – Don’t forget to sign up for Hawai’i Preparatory Academy Interviews on campus this coming Sunday, February 23 with Head of School and Middlebury alum.

Have an Interest in Youth Education, School Gardens?

Washington Youth Garden seeks a creative and proactive individual with a passion for youth education and an interest in school gardens and social media for a paid internship. This is a paid 40 hour per week, seasonal internship in . The Summer Program Intern will facilitate our field trip program – SPROUT, and also support the coordination of our summer teacher trainings.

The intern will spend the season building garden knowledge, learning new teaching and group management techniques, and working directly with youth of all ages in our once-acre vegetable garden within the U.S. National Arboretum. They will also spend significant time communicating with other garden-based organizations, ordering and organizing materials, and supporting the logistics of our one week Summer Institute for Garden-based Teaching. Lastly, they will also support communications, social media, and special events. There is some possibility to combine this position with the Spring Program Intern. This is a good position for someone looking to expand their understanding of garden-based education and specifically within the District of Columbia.

Established in 1982, FONA is headquartered on the grounds of the Arboretum in Northeast Washington, DC. We are growing rapidly and looking to add a dynamic member to our team. The primary program of FONA is Washington Youth Garden. Founded in 1971, Washington Youth Garden provides unique environmental science and nutrition education programming for youth and families. WYG nurtures curious minds and healthy bodies by connecting youth to food, the land, and each other. Washington Youth Garden manages a one-acre organic demonstration garden on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum (USNA), in addition to five active school gardens. Through these outdoor classrooms, WYG offers year-round gardening and nutrition education through four programs: SPROUT, Green Ambassadors Program, Garden Science, and Family Programs. For more information about our programs, see

To Apply, check out the full job description HERE.

Passionate about education in the US?

Looking for a high-impact job after graduation? Teach for America is a leadership development organization that aims to end educational inequity in the United States. Teach for America corps members serve a two year commitment as teachers in over 50 locations across the country.

For those looking to learn more about the organization, or how to apply, the CCE will be hosting an information session on February 24th from 6-7 PM. All graduation years welcome. Speak with a recently accepted TFA Midd senior and enjoy the catered pizza!

2020 NOAA Middlebury Internship Opportunities

NOAA and Middlebury are partnering up again this year with a scaled-down 10-week summer internship program with opportunities for 23 students at 19 projects in twelve states. Two of our Middlebury alums are helping to facilitate this process and Middlebury will fund up to five (5) of those positions. Applications are open to sophomores and juniors, but there is a quick turn-around and looming deadline date of Friday, March 6th.

If you have interest in NOAA science, policy, research, and outreach investigating climate trends, ecosystem services valuation, ecotoxicology, invasive species, coastal ecology, contributing to policy for protected species, designing web sites, GIS, and working on science communication and historical data recovery…then check out the link with project descriptions in the posting on Handshake HERE.

Want to discover the joy of teaching?

Are you interested in teaching in “one of the most beautiful places on the planet, where the landscape, ecosystems, history, and culture offer learning opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else”? Hawai’i Preparatory Academy, a co-educational, college-preparatory, day and boarding school that serves kindergarten through 12th grade, plus a postgraduate year, is looking to hire 4 graduating Middlebury seniors for a 1-year Teaching Fellows Internship in Hawai’i.

Middlebury alum and Head of School, Patrick Phillips ’91 will be coming to campus to conduct 30-minute informational interviews Sunday, Feb. 23 from 2:00-5:00 PM in Axinn Rm. 105 with seniors interested in exploring teaching at a place-based experiential private school.

You can sign up for an interview slot by clicking “Apply” and submitting your materials and then being prompted to pick an interview slot.
Don’t wait–application deadline is Thursday, February 20th! Applications must be submitted through Handshake by visiting this job listing.

Have You Ever Dreamed of Being a Weatherperson?

National Weather Service in Burlington, Vermont Currently Seeking Summer Student Volunteers

The National Weather Service (NWS) Weather Forecast Office (WFO) in Burlington, VT is now accepting applications for our Volunteer Summer Student Intern Program. The deadline for applications will be February 21st, 2020. The WFO is located at the Burlington International Airport located in South Burlington. One position will be available this year, starting in late May and continuing into early August. This position is unpaid. If you are eligible, you can apply for a summer grant for unpaid internships


  • This volunteer program will give students the opportunity to learn about NWS careers by gaining valuable on-the-job experience as well as giving them the tools necessary to do hands-on research in a professional environment.
  • Students can also earn academic credit if approved by their academic institution.
  • Hours and days are flexible if selected for the position.


  • Must be an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student (half-time or more) majoring in meteorology, atmospheric sciences and related sciences.
    • Undergraduate students must have completed their sophomore or junior year in order to be eligible.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and are required to complete security and background checks.

Volunteer Duties:

  • You will shadow forecasters on the job and learn to perform the basic duties required of an NWS employee.
    • This includes data collection, quality control on incoming data, answering phones and working alongside forecasters.
  • Work on a project that has some operational or training utility to the NWS.

How to Apply:

  • Complete application packages will consist of a letter of recommendation from an advisor or professor, a resume highlighting your skills and interests in meteorology, a cover letter and a copy of your college transcript(s). Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Email completed packages to matthew.clay[at]