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Paid Post-Grad Internship – Perfect for FEB ES majors

From Middlebury alum, Sierra Moen 17.5’ grad and currently in this paid internship role as the Outreach Associate Intern at the Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership: “We are hiring up to two more interns, especially a great fit for Febs who will graduate early next year!”

Are you or someone you know looking to gain rewarding professional experience in the environmental field? The Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership is accepting applications for a paid internship. This is a great opportunity for third year or higher college students or recent graduates.

The Conservation Associate Internship is a full-time paid internship (8:30 am – 5 pm five days a week, 40 hours weekly). The duration of this position is approximately six to nine months minimum, with a final time period determined in coordination with the selected applicant. Please note that this position also involves some weekend work events and local travel with personal vehicle (mileage reimbursed).

The Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership (CHNEP) is a partnership of citizens, elected officials, resource managers, and commercial and recreational resource users who are working together to protect and restore water and other exceptional natural resources in ten counties, eight watersheds, and six estuaries in Central and Southwest Florida.

If interested in applying for this position, or for more information, please visit the following website:

Unique Service Opportunities with Avodah – Priority Deadline Jan. 23

Applications are now open for the Avodah Jewish Service Corps, a year long program for individuals ages 21-26 to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, a powerful professional network, and a more just America.

Spend a year serving for justice at a leading anti-poverty organization while living and learning at the crossroads of justice and Jewish life. As a member of the Jewish Services Corps, you will:

  • Build real-world expertise with critical, hands-on work experience. You’ll be placed with one of Avodah’s partner organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, or Washington, DC,  Through on-the-ground direct service work, you’ll contribute meaningfully to our partners’ work on crucial justice issues such as immigration, hunger, education, public health, domestic violence, and much more.
  • Develop activist chops and Jewish social justice insights. Avodah’s trusted, innovative curriculum examines the causes and effects of domestic poverty, develops practical skills, and looks at justice work with a Jewish lens. Programming will deepen, contextualize, and nourish your day-to-day work while preparing you stay in social and economic justice movements for the long haul.
  • Live and learn in the dynamic Avodah community. Home-cooked meals, late night conversations, and holiday celebrations make living communally in the bayit (house) memorable and meaningful.
  • Access activism, professional development, and Jewish opportunities for life. Over a thousand social justice leaders across the country serve as active, engaged members of our alumni community.  They’ll help you with everything from apartments hunts to job references to holiday meals invites.

In addition to a year of professional and personal growth, Corps Members receive a monthly living stipend, health insurance, travel allowance, and subsidized housing. The program will run August 2020 – August 2021.
Avodah is committed to building a service corps that inclusively represents the diverse Jewish Community. Sephardi Jews, Mizrahi Jews, Jews of Color, people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBT2QIA people, and people who come from poor or working class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply! 

Are you the next Jewish Corps Member? We are now accepting applications on a rolling basis with a priority deadline of January 23rd. Apply ASAP here or email to learn more.

Hot SOCIAL IMPACT Internship & Job – Handshake Opportunities

Don’t forget to check out all the opportunities in Handshake and use creative ways to search: by location, by keywords, and by industry and function. Hence, there are lots of ways to find opportunities and don’t forget to save the query into a Job Alert, if you liked the results.

For upcoming deadlines in NGOs, Nonprofits and International Affairs, click HERE.

For upcoming deadlines in Environmental Services, Agriculture, and Renewables, click HERE.

Hot Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Jobs & Internships Week of 11/11/19-11/18/19

Over 200 Nonprofit sector jobs & internships in Handshake. Click HERE to review the opportunities that I have sorted by “application deadline date”.

Over 150 Environmental Services/Energy/Forestry jobs & internships in Handshake. Click HERE to review the opportunities that I have sorted by “application deadline date”.

Over 50 International Affairs jobs & internships in Handshake. Click HERE to review the opportunities that I have sorted by “application deadline date”.

Fifteen NGO/International Development jobs & internships in Handshake. Click HERE to review the opportunities that I have sorted by “application deadline date”.

Down to Earth: Nourishing Change in the Champlain Valley

Friday, November 15, Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center, 9:00a – 12:30pm

Imagine a perennial future by joining the 2nd annual Conversations in Ag and Culture Conference on regeneration, reciprocity, relationship, and recovery in the Champlain Valley and beyond.  Down to Earth: Nourishing Change in the Champlain Valley will feature keynote speaker Dr. Aubrey Streit Krug, director of The Land Institute’s Ecosphere Studies Program, as well as a panel representing the five spheres of the New Perennials Project: Food & Agriculture, Creative Arts, Education, Faith, and Healing Arts. There will also be time during the program for attendees’ input – your creativity, stories, and ideas will be welcome.  

Sponsored by Franklin Environmental Center, New Perennials Project at Middlebury, and the Environmental Studies Program.