Author Archives: Tracy Himmel Isham

Handshake HOT Social Impact Internships – Some REMOTE too!

For a comprehensive listing of social impact internships (612 in 12 categories including: environmental services, renewable energy, international affairs, NGO, social services, agriculture & food) in Handshake check them out HERE (sorted by Expiration Date). Check out Handshake for the many social impact internships listed as remote, ones that under our unusual global economic climate may be done from anywhere!

For a comprehensive listing of social impact jobs (701 in 12 categories including: environmental services, renewable energy, international affairs, NGO, social services, agriculture & food) in Handshake check them out HERE (sorted by Expiration Date).


CCI-Sponsored – New York City Program Intern, The Nature Conservancy: New York City, New York

CCI-Sponsored- Farm-Based Education Summer Fellowship, Shelburne Farms: 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, Vermont 05482

FoodWorks Internship Program, Middlebury College FoodWorks Fellowship Program: Middlebury, Vermont

CCI-Sponsored- Cartography & GIS Assistant, Rhumb Line Maps, South Bristol, Maine

Development Intern, Economic Mobility Pathways: 308 Congress Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02210

Development Intern, Refugees International: Washington, District of Columbia

Program Development Intern, Global Nomads Group: (Remote) New York City, New York

Events and Communications Intern The Climate Group New York City, New York, United States of America

Business Actions Intern The Climate Group New York City, New York

Development Intern The Climate Group New York City, New York

Research Intern – Leadership Consortium The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 500 5th Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

National Business, Marketing, Media, Film, Computer Science, Management, Entrepreneurial, Virtual Internship Seaside Sustainability, Inc. Gloucester, Massachusetts

ECOCareers Conference April 1-2, 2020-Join Virtually!

Last Chance to Register for (Virtual) EcoCareers 2020!

This week the National Wildlife Federation will host their 4th annual, virtual EcoCareers Conference on Wednesday & Thursday, April 1 -2. Have you registered yet? Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to hear from leading analysts and employers across many green sectors and gain insights into how you can build your own pathway to a sustainable career.

The Conference will be featuring speakers and panelist talking about Food Justice Careers, the Arts and Creative Industries, a Culinary Climate Action Workshop, Circular Economy Careers (careers that help move society
toward and sustain a circular economy), Climate Crisis Careers, and Green Finance and Investment Careers. Check it all out HERE.

Students at higher ed institutions can unlock free registration by joining the NWF EcoLeader online community. Note that if sponsorship or registration cost is a concern for higher education audiences, we encourage you to reach out to us at

Register for the Conference

Alaska Fellows Program: Virtual Q&A 3/31 and New Positions!

The Alaska Fellows Program (AFP) has new positions open for the fall 2020 program start!  AFP is a fall-to-spring residential fellowship program that nurtures the next generation of Alaska-based leaders by pairing talented young people with strong communities and professional mentors in Sitka, Anchorage, Juneau — and starting in fall 2020, Fairbanks.

We’re excited to offer a virtual Information Session for the first time. If you’re considering applying or have already applied for this program year, we encourage you to join us via Zoom next Tuesday at 12pm AKDT (4 pm EDT)  to ask questions and learn more about the program. You can RSVP for the webinar: 

RSVP for the virtual Information Session

Date and time: Tuesday, March 31, 12pm AKDT (4 pm EDT)

Below are some of the OPEN positions:

Apply for the Alaska Fellows Program 

Program dates: Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

Locations: Sitka, Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks

The Cities Program Internship in NYC with The Nature Conservancy Due Soon!

While the application deadline is April 3rd, TNC is looking at the applications as they come in. The Cities Program in New York State (NYS) builds strategies and initiatives to create a healthy, resilient and sustainable urban environment in NYS cities, with a significant focus on New York City (NYC). We work with government and nongovernment partners to tackle climate change, improve water quality in and around cities, promote nature and environmental solutions to enhance the quality of life, and reduce urban heat island and air pollution challenges.The Nature Conservancy’s NYC Program intern will provide volunteer event planning, research, writing, and communications support during a 10-week summer internship. This position will be based in New York City, NY and provide a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between academics and real-world urban conservation work.

The NYC Program intern will directly support the Cities team’s Future Forest NYC initiative, focused on improving the protection, growth, and long-term care of trees on public and private lands, with an emphasis on public health and equity. The intern will assist with volunteer event planning, related to tree stewardship; research, write, and present information on New York City tree issues; as well as providing some miscellaneous support to the overall project.

This internship is CCI-sponsored and comes with a $3,000 stipend. Visit Handshake for more information HERE.

Urban Teachers Info Session: March 25th

In this effort, because I won’t be visiting Middlebury in-person this semester, I will be hosting an Urban Teachers info session on Zoom for Middlebury students & alumni: next Wednesday, March 25th at 5:15pm ET. If you’re interested to teach in underserved urban public schools, and you’re feeling able to focus on the prospect of joining our teacher preparation program in 2020 or 2021, I invite you to join!

Register here to join the info session! With our final application deadline coming up on April 13th, this info session will be a chance for you to learn more about the program and application process, and to ask me any questions you may have. I look forward to seeing you then! (If you can’t make the info session but would still like to see it, please reply in Handshake or email me to let me know; I will happily send you a recording of the session afterwards. Thanks!)

Before or after (or maybe even during) the info session, I also very much encourage you to:

·         Explore our Info Center if you haven’t already, which contains answers to FAQs about our program, informational webinars, and more.

·         If you have any additional questions, please email your questions to me any time I’ll be sure to get back to you promptly.

·         Apply here by our final deadline this year (Monday April 13th) to join our 2020 cohort (or 2021 cohort for ‘early admissions’ or deferral applicants) in Baltimore, DC, or Dallas. The application only takes about 20-30 minutes to complete!

I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy in this challenging time, Ursula. I hope to see you on Wednesday!

Torin Peterson

Regional Recruitment Manager-Northeast

Accessing Your CCI Social Impact & Education Advisor – Here for You!

I just wanted to check in with you all and see how you are doing since leaving campus (for most of you)? These are unprecedented days like we’ve never seen before. For most of us, these days and weeks ahead will bring so much uncertainty. It’s a place that most of us try to avoid, but today, its unavoidable. That said, there is some certainty you can count on, and that’s the fact that your Social Impact and Education Advisor is here to work with you when you’re ready to move forward. Feel free to make a Zoom Appointment with me through Handshake.


That said, you can also think about how you can use your time close to home to be volunteering in the community. Here in Addison County we have been connected with several community and county-wide resources allowing us to volunteer our time: grocery store and pharmacy pick-ups; baking and cooking meals for the church community supper; delivering Meals-on-Wheels; calling elderly folks for socializing on the phone.

I’ll be posting some articles in the next week which might be of interest from areas that I cover. Meanwhile, don’t forget to keep checking Handshake for great opportunities.

Use this week, if you can, to take some time to breathe deep and relax before classes begin again remotely. I’ll look forward to ‘seeing’ you soon via Zoom.