Author Archives: Tracy Himmel Isham

Climate and energy position at The Nature Conservancy VT—Super Febs & Recent grads Apply NOW

Do you want to be a part of a science-based, non-partisan, and solutions-oriented team that is striving to build a clean energy future where both people and nature thrive? Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time, and The Nature Conservancy in Vermont (TNC) is growing its conservation and policy staff with the addition of a Climate and Energy Policy Manager.  

The Climate and Energy Policy Manager will play an integral role in co-creating a thriving and resilient Vermont in the face of a changing landscape. S/he will lead efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emission and accelerate the transition to a clean energy future for TNC in Vermont and collaborate with TNC colleagues in other Northeastern states to advance the organization’s regional climate priorities. The ideal candidate will have political savvy, strong advocacy, communication, and organizational skills, a proven ability to work with and convene stakeholders with diverse perspectives, and experience building effective networks. Strong knowledge of climate and energy issues in Vermont and New England, as well as lobbying laws, regulations, and practice, is preferred. 

The Nature Conservancy is a global organization that has been working in Vermont for nearly 60 years to protect the land and waters on which all life depends. We value collaborative approaches, diverse backgrounds, and innovative thinking. For a complete description and to apply, visit and search for Job #48001, or follow Posting closes 10/6/19.

Leveraging Your Identity in Entrepreneurship and Tech with Venture for America

Tuesday, September 10th 2019

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – VIRTUAL EVENT; Register here:

Women as well as racial and ethnic minorities are starting businesses at rates faster than the national average, yet they are woefully underrepresented in the startup & tech workplace. Hear about the opportunity to combine identity and business to make a difference through Venture For America.

Looking for a cool environmental project here on campus? Try Aquaponics

Would you like to help set up an aquaponics facility in the McCardell Bicentennial Hall (MBH) Greenhouse?  Send a note to Bea Kuijpers (bkuijpers at, if so — she and Catherine Pollack developed a great plan for raising fish sustainably last year, but didn’t have the Institutional Review to handle live animals finished in time to actually install the tank.  It’s basically ready to roll, with some student energy. Reach out to her today!

WomenSafe Volunteer Training

Application Deadline: Friday, September 13th
Training Dates: First training Tuesday, September 17th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church in Middlebury
WomenSafe serves people across the gender spectrum who are experiencing sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Volunteer your time, talents and energy for tasks like answering the hotline, speaking to community groups, assisting in planning events, or helping with administrative duties. Volunteer training only happens yearly, so if you have interest in a for-credit Winter Term internship (over J-term) or volunteering at WomenSafe during the academic year of 2019-2020, consider completing volunteer training this fall! 

This year, volunteer training starts on September 17th, 2019, and takes place over the span of three weeks. The dates are as follows: September 17th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; September 19th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; September 21st, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; September 24th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; September 25th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; October 2nd, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; October 3rd, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; October 7th, 5:30-8:30 p.m. All trainings will take place at the Congregational Church in Middlebury. Please plan on attending all or most training dates.

WomenSafe prefers applicants for their J-term (see Handshake posting) or summer internships who have already completed volunteer training. If you would like to attend WomenSafe volunteer training, please email for an application as soon as possible. Visit the website for more information.

Hot Handshake EDUCATION Jobs & Internships Week of 5/6-5/13

Here is this weeks’ upcoming Handshake deadlines for jobs, internships and fellowships in EDUCATION that are all PAID (since internship funding application deadline has passed) – click HERE to review them all (over 600 of them!). There are also many more outside of these deadlines so continue to develop your own searches using keywords and industry sectors.

HOT Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Job & Internships

I’ve sorted through Handshake and including a link HERE to all the PAID internships, jobs and fellowships in SOCIAL IMPACT. THERE ARE LOTS OF PAID POSITIONS STILL OPEN ON HANDSHAKE (over 600+!)! Below are just a few with deadlines this week:

Intern, Global Restoration Opportunities

Conservation International2 Reviews

 Full-Time Internship Arlington, VA Apply before Sunday, 6/30 All Employer Preferences Match

NYC Civic Corps

NYC Office of the Mayor

 Full-Time Job New York City, NY Apply before Tuesday, 9/3

Knowledge Management Intern

Abt Associates3 Reviews

 Full-Time Internship Cambridge, MA and 1 more Apply before Friday, 5/24

2019 NIAC Congressional Fellowship

National Iranian American Council (NIAC)

 Full-Time Fellowship Washington, DC Applications open today

Junior Officer

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration6 Reviews

 Full-Time Job Silver Spring, MD Apply before Thursday, 6/6

National Service for Citizen-Artists


 Full-Time Fellowship Carbondale, CO and 2 more Apply before Sunday, 6/30

Fight Poverty as an AmeriCorps VISTA 2019-2020!

United Way of Thurston County AmeriCorps VISTA

 Full-Time Job Port Angeles, WA and 6 more Apply before Monday, 7/1

Circle Program

 Full-Time Job Plymouth, NH Apply before Thursday, 6/20 All Employer Preferences Match

AmeriCorps VISTA – City of Sedona Economic Development Specialist

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

 Full-Time Job Sedona, AZ Apply before Friday, 6/7 All Employer Preferences Match