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Deadlines this Week: Hot Handshake Jobs & Internships

Hot Handshake Listings 1/22: DEADLINES APPROACHING


Research Associate at Environmental Law Institute – due tomorrow, 1/23

Work full-time in the field of environmental research in Washington DC.


Various Positions at Illinois Environmental Protection Agency – due 1/25

Check out openings at the Illinois EPA:


Accounting & Fiscal Administration Career Trainee


Asian Outreach Unit Legal Internship – due 11/26

Consider this summer internship at the Asian Outreach Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services and learn more about the community lawyering model.


Vermont Field Technician at The Nature Conservancy – due 1/26

Work in field research and management activities in Vermont.


Various Positions at Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa – due 1/27

Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to youth and young adults while also working in conservation and energy response work.

Youth Outdoors Crew Member/Leader

Americorps Field Crew Leader

Americorps Field Crew Leader

Youth Outdoors School and Community Forest Crew Member/Leader


Golden Paintbrush Recovery Internships at Institute for Applied Ecology – Due 1/27

Apply to do field work focused on monitoring populations of the threatened golden paintbrush in the Williamette Valley of Oregon.


Botany Field Technician (Native Seed Collection) at Institute for Applied Ecology – due 1/27

Work as a field technician this spring and summer in native seed collection. The Institute for Applied Ecology also has various other opportunities listed on Handshake – check them out!


Intern/Project Assistant: Latin America and the Caribbean at National Democratic Institute – due 1/27

Assist with implementation of democratic development programs in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Serve for Justice with Avodah’s Jewish Corps

Join this year-long program for recent grads to build a lifetime of leadership skills, an active Jewish community, and a powerful professional network.

Edible Schoolyard Chef Teacher JOB OPENING

Middlebury alumnae, Molly Rose-Williams, Class of 2013, wrote us to let you know that the Edible Schoolyard is currently hiring for a new Chef Teacher. Link to the job description is below. This is a really incredible job and amazing organization to work for! She would be happy to chat with anyone interested, her contact info below. This position will stay open until its filled, so DO NOT WAIT TO APPLY!


Molly Rose-Williams ’13
Chef Teacher
The Edible Schoolyard
1781 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

T 510.558.1318
F 510.558.1334

Post-grad Jobs in Middlebury Admissions

Are you curious about what it’s like to work in a college admissions office—perhaps even here at Middlebury? Have you ever considered working at your own alma mater after you graduate? Here at Midd and at many of our peer schools, entry-level admissions openings are likely to be posted soon, and we’d love to share our advice and experiences with anyone who might find such positions of interest.

If you are a graduating senior, Class of 2018 and 2018.5, the Middlebury Admissions team will 1-2 available jobs for you to apply for. More widely, if you have ever considered a career in higher ed or perhaps at the secondary level, even in teaching, come with your curiosity and questions and Middlebury Admissions staff working in higher ed will happily discuss what they know. Contact: Sam Prouty, Associate Director of Admissions ( for more info!


So why leave the Green Mountains, when they are calling you back!!

Application Deadlines for Hot Handshake Listings 1/22

Hot Handshake Listings 1/22


Group Leader at The Experiment in International Living – due 1/23

Join this summer 2018 program that works on sending students on immersive abroad programs.


Educational Consultant at Elite Scholars of China – due 1/24

Help prepare Chinese high school students to apply for American universities.


Teach English in Indonesia – due 1/26


Associate Director at Georgetown Learning Centers – due 1/26

Work with kids in a fun and relaxing work environment!


Various Teaching Positions at Summit Public Schools – due 1/26

Special Education Teacher 2018-2019

Special Education Teacher in Tacoma, WA


Assistant Teacher at Roots Elementary School – due 1/26

Co-teach with a lead teacher in classes of 20-24 students.


Part-Time Internship at Axiom Learning – due 1/27

Serve in the Greater Boston region as both a faculty member and innovator.


Teaching Fellow at St. Paul’s School – due 1/27


Research and Education Helen Fellow at American Museum of Natural History – due 1/28

A one-year residency for post-baccalaureate underrepresented women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach.


High School Math Teacher at RePublic Schools – due 1/29

Work for a network of high-performing pubic charter schools in Tennessee and Mississippi.

AMAZING Social Impact Consulting 2018 Summer Internship – Deadline 2/4/18

(This opportunity comes to you via a Middlebury alumnae, Emma Hodge ’16)

About Dalberg

Dalberg is committed to global development and innovation, and offers a variety of advisory services across the international development sector. Comprised of Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Capital, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Data Insights and Dalberg Research, our businesses provide high-level strategic, policy and investment advice to the leadership of key institutions, corporations and governments that are shaping international development. We focus on emerging and frontier markets, tackling topics such as economic development, global health, access to finance, agriculture, energy and the environment, among others. We offer outstanding individuals the opportunity to apply private sector skills to global challenges within an entrepreneurial working environment.

About You

You aspire to become a leader in global development by tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic growth, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy collaborating with teams while traveling and working across continents and cultures. You excel in solving problems using clear strategic thinking and quantitative and qualitative analysis, and you want to put your skills to work—transforming organizations, advising investors, and shaping new initiatives. You are a committed self- starter with an excellent academic record, leadership roles on campus, a passion for development and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Dalberg has a global footprint with consultants that live and work around the world, creating a network of experience anchored by our offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Dalberg combines ground-level insight with experience from top-tier professional services firms and leading academic institutions to create actionable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

o Full-time undergraduate with expected graduation in 2019 or 2020
o Pursuing a degree in Economics, Business, International Relations, Science, Math, Engineering or a related field o Excellent academic record
o Leadership experience on- or off-campus
o Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
o Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
o Understanding of the political and cultural realities of international organizations or environments

In addition, if you have skills or abilities in the following areas, please be sure to let us know in your application:

o Fluency in spoken and written languages other than English
o Experience with financial analysis, excel, STATA
o In-depth knowledge on specific topics related to Dalberg’s work
o Demonstrated ability to innovate new programs, processes, ideas or initiatives

What You Will Do and How You Will Grow

Undergraduate Interns will join Dalberg project teams supporting our clients to drive the creation of innovative and results-oriented solutions. Interns will work closely with members of a project team and take ownership of key aspects of project work, including leading research and analyses. Interns will be paired with junior staff members who will serve as the interns’ mentors for the duration of the internship. Each intern will also be assigned an advisor who is responsible for the intern’s professional development and growth during their internship. Interns will have regular trainings in consulting skills, communications, business development and specific content areas of interest.

Examples of recent projects that Dalberg consultants have worked on include exploring impact investing opportunities in South Asia, designing innovative financing mechanisms for smallholder farmers in West Africa, creating strategies for more environmentally-friendly cities in Latin America and engaging major corporations on regional development issues.

Dalberg is a platform for change. Our staff is empowered to start new programs, institute best practices, and develop traditions that will define the Dalberg experience for years to come. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not only valued at Dalberg; they are essential to our firm’s success. In addition to providing training, management-level advising, and mentoring, we empower our interns to learn by doing, engaging them as full members of project teams from day one.

About Our Clients

Our clients come to us with some of the most difficult global problems, seeking solutions where the obvious ones have failed. We supply new ideas, drawing from a deep base of knowledge that cuts across sectors and geographies and is growing every day. We create value for clients focused on social impact by using on-the-ground research and rigorous business analysis to help governments, foundations, international agencies, NGOs, and corporations develop strategies and assess programs in areas such as access to finance, inclusive growth, global health, and energy and the environment. Some of our recent clients include foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, corporations such as Google and Vodafone, multilateral institutions like the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, UN agencies, and government actors like DFID, USAID, and the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture.

Join Our Team!

The Undergraduate Intern role is a 10-12 week program, beginning in June 2018 and ending prior to the start of the Fall academic term. The intern will have the opportunity to better understand what full-time employment with Dalberg is like. The current internship offering is for offices in the Africa (Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam), Asia (Mumbai, New Delhi), and the United States (New York, San Francisco, Washington DC).

Please submit your application on our website by 11:59p.m. EST on February 4, 2018 at Your application should include a resume noting your current GPA and SAT/ACT, transcript and cover letter that discusses your interest in international development and identifies issues that are most pressing to you. We expect to make final decisions regarding intern positions no later than April 1, 2018.


  • –  For opportunities in our Europe offices, please see separate job posting on our website. Potential undergraduate internship opportunities in our MENA offices will be posted shortly.
  • –  All offices will only extend offers to candidates looking for full time positions in the country they complete their internship in.
  • –  Full-time employment in all the Dalberg offices is conditional on the candidate having the requisite authorization to live and work in that country; in the US we will sponsor OPT and will apply for H1B visas for employees in good standing; In Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Dakar, India, Lagos, Johannesburg and Nairobi, this includes Ethiopian, Tanzanian, Senegalese, Indian, Nigerian, South African, Kenya nationals, respectively, and individuals with long-term work permits.

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Creative Confidence Series
Featuring IDEO’s Design for Food Studio
Wednesday January 24, 2018
9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET

RSVP here for this free 45-minute session.

IDEO’s Design for Food studio uses design thinking to tackle complex global food challenges, creating holistic solutions that span product, brand, packaging, services, space and new ventures.

In this Creative Confidence Series chat with Lynda Deakin, Managing Director of IDEO’s Design for Food studio, we’ll discuss the future of food and how design can drive the food system toward sustainable change.

About the Guests

A Partner at IDEO, Lynda Deakin brings eighteen years of experience working with a broad range of food and beverage clients to her work. She is the Managing Director of IDEO’s Design for Food studio, helping companies solve their toughest problems and identify opportunities for growth. Her empathic approach enables clients to address people’s unmet desires and empowers them to tackle a wide variety of design and innovation challenges—from designing the next $100MM product to creating strategic development platforms. Lynda has collaborated with a range of clients, from large food companies such as ConAgra, Whitewave Foods, and The Hershey Company, to smaller start-ups and agents of change that are trying to reshape the future of food. She believes that design is a tool that can help us build a more sustainable food system while changing consumers’ behaviors for the better.

Suzanne, a longtime IDEO partner, led IDEO’s global insights capability, pioneering many of the techniques now at the forefront of how businesses understand human needs. Passionate about helping people bring these techniques to their work, Suzanne founded the IDEO U online learning platform and courses.



The Evolution of the Networked Educator

For those of you who may have missed this great article, The Evolution of the Networked Educator, in Education Week, by our alum, Paul Barnwell ’04, MA English ’13, who got his “start” teaching with Teach Kentucky, its a must-read. Paul Barnwell is a veteran language arts teacher and writer who taught middle and high school English for more than a decade in Louisville, Ky. He is currently on a “sabbatical” of sorts, traveling globally without an itinerary with his wife Rebecca. Here’s one of my favorite things Paul notes: “But we now have the capacity to be valuable contributors and team members from potentially anywhere in the world. We should continually revise and reimagine what it means to be an educator in the 21st century. There’s no roadmap toward meaningful, remote work from a Soviet-era apartment in Tbilisi, but as educators with open minds and adventurous spirits, let’s remember that our learning can take us anywhere.” A fun read!