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High Meadows Fund 2-Yr. Post-Grad Fellowship-Info Session 12/4

You are invited to join an Information Session to learn more about the High Meadows Fund 2-year post-graduate Fellowship offered exclusively to Princeton and Middlebury seniors graduating between December 2018-May 2019. Tomorrow’s event, Tuesday, December 4th, is  at 4:30 in The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest (Room 103).  Hear from current fellow, Will Lathrop, Environmental Philanthropy Associate and a Princeton graduate. He will discuss his day-to-day work on sustainability issues throughout the state of Vermont and in particular how a community’s values inform their land use.

Here is a description from the the High Meadows Fund of the issues they work on:

Climate disruption threatens Vermont’s communities and working landscape. It is urgent Vermonters address it head-on by both lowering their contribution to a warming planet and adapting to the changes already underway. High Meadows applies this sense of urgency in three areas of focus:

  • Land Use: Encouraging working farms and forests, compact settlements, and watershed land use that protects communities, soil, and water quality.
  • Clean and Efficient Energy: Lowering fossil fuel use, especially in homes of low income Vermonters.
  • Farm, Food and Forest Enterprises: Promoting vibrant enterprises as well as healthy ecosystems.

We do our work through charitable grantmaking, research, convenings, direct engagement of our staff, and investing for mission impact. We particularly value social and marketplace innovation and collaboration.

Please see our website, www.highmeadowsfund.org, for more information and join the event tomorrow to learn more about the position or contact thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu if you cannot attend.

 

Geospatial Summer Paid Internship Program Deadline 12/7

CCI met with alumni Adam Sobek ’88, a geography major who is the director of Geospatial at Travelers. As a means to get your foot in the door into a meaningful management leadership post-graduate rotational program (the Business Intelligence & Geospatial (BIG) Development Program), he encourages Middlebury students to think about their paid summer internships in this sector prior to graduation:
Looking for robust experience in cutting-edge mapping and analytics projects in the field of geospatial? Interested in first-hand business experience and valuable on-the-job training?  Travelers is looking to fill their Geospatial intern class for the summer of 2019. The successful candidate will assist on an innovative geospatial collaborative Property & Casualty insurance initiative. Candidates should have proficiency with basic GIS concepts for data downloading, review, and compiling, metadata creation and editing, as well as spatial analysis to generate new data sets.
How can students interface with Geospatial at Travelers?
This position will provide exposure to a wide variety of GIS datasets, offering a unique experience to work hands on with experienced analytical team members to see the GIS data put into action. In addition to some great work experiences, the Business Intelligence & Geospatial program office will assign a Mentor, Peer Advisor, a summer training curriculum that focuses on business acumen, technical skills, as well; as exposure to leadership and transition from school to the workplace. In additional to enterprise events for over 300 Travelers interns, there will be a number of summer programming for the Business Intelligence & Analytic (BI&A) community interns including a speaker series, workshops, presentations, and networking events.
This 10-12 week paid position is expected to begin on June 2019. The deadline on Handshake closes on Friday, January 7th. Learn more about it and apply here.

VT EPSCoR Summer Environmental Research Opportunity-Deadline Jan. 30th

Attached please find a flyer for the Vermont EPSCoR Undergraduate Internship Program, which offers students a $5,000 stipend and the opportunity to join a team of scientists (faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates) conducting research on the coupling of natural and social systems of the Lake Champlain Basin to understand and promote Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE).

 Undergraduates will be matched with a research team working for 10 weeks in summer 2019 on the transdisciplinary BREE research program. Research teams are assembled by topic and interact regularly across focus areas including Ecological Systems, Social Systems, and Integrated Assessment Modeling.

 The summer 2019 internship runs from May 28 to August 2 at the University of Vermont. In addition to the $5,000 stipend, travel and on-campus lodging will be provided.  Interns will have the opportunity to present their research at the Vermont EPSCoR Research Symposium. Applications will be available the first week of December, and the deadline to apply is January 30, 2019.

 For more information, see our website at https://epscor.w3.uvm.edu/epscor, or contact us at this email address if you have any questions.

Thank you,

The VT EPSCoR CWDD Team

 Funding Provided by NSF OIA 1556770

 

J-PAL Annual Recruitment Drive opens November 19

Interested in leading evidence-informed approaches to poverty reduction? Looking for energetic and intellectually engaging work? J-PAL’s annual recruitment drive begins November 19 and will be open through January 11, 2019. Visit their careers page to learn about the application process and to explore the research, policy, education, and training job opportunities at J-PAL’s global and regional offices, as well as at their partner organizations.  Sign up to receive their jobs newsletter »

J-PAL and its partner organizations recruit for hundreds of positions on a regular basis. Positions may be located at universities, research centers, and non-profit organizations connected to the work of our affiliated professors and partners around the world. They are available in field research, project management, and data analysis, as well as policy outreach, training, and finance & administration.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of more than 170 affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL draws on results from randomized impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty. We build partnerships with governments, NGOs, donors, and others to share this knowledge, scale up effective programs, and advance evidence-informed decision-making. J-PAL was launched at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003 and has regional centers in Africa, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

HOT Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Internships & Jobs Week of 11/19

Searching for a summer internship or job for after graduation in the Social Impact sector? 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. There are also several Vermont-based jobs too.  Deadlines are fast approaching!

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.

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