Author Archives: Tracy Himmel Isham

Be a Part of Middlebury’s Energy Future: Apply to Summer Environmental Internships

The Office of Sustainability Integration here at Middlebury  is hiring four students to work in the Sustainability Solutions Lab as Research Assistants in the two subject areas described below.  Here are the links to the positions in their office this summer, if anyone seems interested!

SSL: Waste & Transportation Research Assistant

SSL Energy & Carbon Research Assistant

These are great positions to gain real world experiences in developing a plan for Middlebury’s energy future and moving toward 100% renewable and responsible energy. “Be the change you want to see in the world!”

Hot EDUCATION Handshake Opportunity Deadlines Week of April 9


VISTA Literacy Programs Coordinator at Iowa Campus Compact – due 4/11

Get involved in all facets of the literacy programs at Cedar Rapids Public Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


Outdoor Education Intern at Echo Hill Outdoor School – due 4/13

Echo Hill Outdoor School provides residential learning experiences designed to introduce and acclimate children to the outdoors and foster respect for and awareness of themselves, each other, and their environment.


2-Year Teaching Fellowship – due 4/13

Apply to a work in experiential education in Santa Barbara, CA.


Teacher and Coach at The Field School – due 4/13

Join The Field Schools’ teaching staff in Washington, DC.


Teaching Fellow at AcadeMe – due 4/14

As a Fellow, you will embark on a rewarding journey of self-discovery by leading seminars, collaborating with distinguished professors, and guiding students through a critical junture of their lives.


Admissions Consultant at Capstone Education Group Limited – due 4/15


College Counselor at Ethical Culture Fieldston School – due 4/15

Work at a progressive pre-K through 12 independent school serving students throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs.



Who Are the Best Non Profits to Work For in 2018 and Why?

Professional development, training, communication and confidence in leadership are among a number of things consistent across this year’s 50 organizations. The Best Nonprofits To Work For study identified 10 key drivers among organizations that made the list:

  • I feel I am valued in this organization.
  • I have confidence in the leadership of this organization.
  • I like the type of work that I do.
  •  Most days, I feel I have made progress at work.
  • I can trust what this organization tells me.
  • At this organization, employees have fun at work.
  • I feel part of a team working toward a shared goal.
  • My pay is fair for the work I perform.
  • This organization treats me like a person, not a number.
  • This organization provides as much ongoing training as I need.

Best Nonprofits scored at least an average 90 percent in six of the categories while those that did not make the top 50 had a high mark of 85 percent in one category, breaking 80 percent in four categories. The difference between organizations that made the list versus those that did not ranged anywhere from 7 percent to 16 percent among the eight categories:

  • Leadership and planning (+16), 90 percent to 74 percent
  • Corporate culture and communications (+15), 89 to 74 percent
  • Pay and benefits (+16), 90 to 74 percent
  • Training, development and resources (+13), 84 to 71 percent
  • Overall engagement (+12), 93 to 81 percent
  • Role satisfaction (+10), 91 to 81 percent
  • Work environment (+8), 90 to 82 percentRelationship with supervisor (+7), 92 to 85 percent

For a link to this article found in The NonProfit Times, click here.

Hot SOCIAL IMPACT Handshake Opportunity Deadlines Week of April 9

Social Impact –


Educational Services Intern at DOROT, Inc. – due 4/10

Work at a nonprofit dedicated to alleviating social isolation and providing concrete services to older adults.


Culinary and Hospitality Internship at The Highland Center – due 4/12

Work in Culinary Arts, Events, Marketing, and Hospitality in Monterey, VA.


Investigator – Summer 2018 Intern at Still She Rises, Tulsa – due 4/13

Still She Rises is a new community-based defender office that seeks to address the epidemic of criminalization and incarceration of women in Tulsa.


Litigation Assistant at Earthjustice – due 4/13

Work at the nation’s premier nonprofit environmental law organization.


People’s Operation Internship at Community Solutions – due 4/13

Community Solutions is a nonprofit based in New York City that works to end homelessness and the conditions that create it.


Zoological Internships at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium – due 4/13

Work in Draper, Utah to inspire people to explore, discover, and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems.


US Commercial Service Internship at International Trade Administration – due 4/13

Work at the premier federal agency that helps companies to achieve exporting success.


Conservation Education Intern at Essex County Soil and Water Conservation District – due 4/14

Apply for this summer internship opportunity involving conservation education in Westport, New York!


Positions around the world at the Foundation for Sustainable Development – due 4/14

Apply to development internships in Kenya, Bolivia, Argentina, India, or Nicaragua!


Multiple positions at Mass Audobon – due 4/15

Work for a nationally recognized environmental education and conservation nonprofit.


Start Up Intern at Cleantech Open Northeast – due 4/15

Spend your summer at the world’s largest and oldest clean tech startup accelerator.


Outdoor Adventure Counselor at C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California – due 4/15

Spend your summer working with high-potential, socioeconomically disadvantaged youth from under-resourced areas of Los Angeles at Camp Paintrock in Wyoming.


Summer Literacy Instructor/Facilitator at Princeton-Blairstown Center – due 4/16

Work to implement the Princeton-Blairstown Center’s adventure-based experiential and environmental education curriculum.


Forestry Technician at Great Basin Institute – due 4/16

The Great Basin Institute in Quincy, California is seeking 3-6 Forestry Technicians to work cooperatively with USFS and GBI staff to perform vegetation management and restoration projects within forest/woodland areas.

Creating a Social Enterprise: Careers in International Development, Friday 4/13

Creating a Social Enterprise: Careers in International Development
When: Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:30 – 2pm
Where: CCI, Adirondack House Library
Join Middlebury alumnae Cara Myers ’13 as she talks about her experiences since leaving Middlebury, what its like to start a social enterprise and lessons learned: the process of growing something organically, working with international teams, raising funds, etc. for an international NGO she founded called the Mozambique School Lunch Initiative ( If you have interest in starting a nonprofit or have started one, come meet Cara, and bring our questions.

Are You a Junior or Senior Thinking About What You’ll do Post-Grad Middlebury? Apply to be a PCA!

Have you interacted with the Center for Careers & Internships (CCI) in the last 2 years, perhaps for funding that cool summer internship or personal project or you’ve bonded with an advisor, attended a workshop, Field Guide or UpNext? Or even traveled  across the U.S. on a Student Trek? How about that Career Conversation with an alum your faculty encouraged you to hear? Thinking about a campus job next year? Want to be on top of the “opportunities” as they fly in to Handshake? If you’ve ever walked in to ADK House and used the well-trained editing advise of a Peer Career Advisor (PCA) for Quick Questions, then perhaps you’ll think of applying to work at CCI next semester! Check out the job here on the Student Employment site and apply by the deadline of Sunday, April 15th!

Apply TODAY to be a CCI Peer Career Advisor here:


What I Wish I’d Known about Graduate School

On Thursday, April 12, we welcome to Middlebury four graduate students and one postdoctoral fellow from the University of Chicago. They specialize in English Language and Literature, Linguistics, Microbiology, and Sociology. They will discuss things that they wish they’d known about graduate school, including time management, combating isolation, and building community—a unique challenge for graduate students of color and first-generation college students.

Visitors: José Antonio Arellano, PhD candidate in English Language and Literature, Evelyn Campbell, PhD student Microbiology, Michael Dango, Postdoctoral Fellow in English Language and Literature, Melissa Osborne, PhD candidate in Sociology, Tran Truong, PhD candidate in Linguistics

What I Wish I’d Known about Graduate School

  • 4:30-5:45 p.m. in the Anderson Freeman Center at Carr Hall
  • Informal panel discussion by University of Chicago visitors with Middlebury students. Snacks provided.

Dinner  – RSVP required (email Rachel Hynson)

  • 6:15-7:15 p.m. in Atwater Commons
  • Small, on-campus dinner with UChicago visitors and Middlebury students.