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Your Field Guide to What’s Next: Careers in Environmental Studies

Alumni will be on campus to share their paths and professional lives with students to help them think broadly about their Environmental Studies major and a variety of different career paths. Events are Thursday, March 15 – Friday March 16.

What did they do at Middlebury and what are they doing now? Find out at these events!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Alumni Panel 5:00 p.m.
Dinner with alumni, 6:15 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!

 

Friday, March 16, 2018

One-on-one Alumni Chats, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Adirondack House – Click the links below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation.

Participating Alumni –

Click here to learn more about our alumni panelists! You don’t have to be an Environmental Studies major to meet with these alumni.

Andrew Forsthoefel ’11
Self-EmployedSign up for a 1:1 Alumni ChatAndrew Forsthoefel Photo
Ben Wessel ’11.5
Deputy Political Director
and Director, NextGen Rising

NextGen AmericaSign up for a 1:1 Alumni ChatBen Wessel Photo
Carolyn Barnwell ’07
Documentary Producer
National Geographic SocietySign up for a 1:1 Alumni ChatCarolyn Barnwell Photo
Lauren Sanchez ’11
International Policy Director
California Air Resources Board  Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni ChatLauren Sanchez Photo
Lea Davison ’05
Clif Pro Team
Professional Cyclist &
Two Time Olympian
Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni ChatLea Davison Photo

Hot Education Internships, Jobs & Fellowships Week of 3/12

Education

 

Elementary Teacher at Litchfield Elementary School District – due 3/13

Apply to work as an elementary school teacher in Arizona.

 

Quantitative Policy Analyst at Brown University, Harvard and Stanford — due 3/16

We study economic mobility through lenses such as education, neighborhood environments, and health to understand the drivers of economic opportunity in the country and give local policymakers customized data and insights to help them craft effective policy solutions. (You can hear an overview of our work on this Freakonomics podcast.)

 

FELLOWSHIPS 

 The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden (MVHMG) offers two summer Fellowships for undergraduate or graduate students interested in U.S. history, museum studies, museum education, material culture or other related fields.

Summer Teaching Fellowship at Uncommon Schools – due 3/15

Observe, learn from, and co-teach with Mentor Teachers on the East Coast.

 

2018-2019 Fellowship at the Work First Foundation – due 3/16

The Work First Foundation and America Works seek highly motivated candidates with a passion for direct service and an interest in fighting poverty through employment.

 

Norman C. Francis Teacher Residency – due 3/16

This program is designed for individuals who are committed to a long-term career teaching in New Orleans but who have not yet taught in a classroom.

 

Impact Fellowship at Generation West Virginia – due 3/18

Gain first-hand experience in the Mountain State in one of a variety of sectors.

 

Farm-Based Education Fellow at Shelburne Farms – due 3/18

 

Media Production Fellow at Impact America – due 3/19

Impact America – Alabama engages students and recent college graduates to address community needs, empowering a generation through collaborative efforts to promote change in the communities they serve.

 

Hot Social Impact Internships, Jobs & Fellowships Week of 3/12

SOCIAL IMPACT –

Social Media and Video Marketing Intern at DOROT, Inc. – due 3/13

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

 

DC Internships – due 3/13

Take classes and intern in the field of public policy, international affairs, business & government affairs, community leadership & service, or journalism and communications in the nation’s capital.

 

Intern at Rosie’s Place – due 3/15

Spend your summer working in Boston at a multi-service center for poor and homeless women.

 

Various positions at American Conservation Experience – due 3/15

Work at a non-profit dedicated to rewarding environmental service opportunities.

 

Various positions at American Rivers – due 3/16

Apply to work at an organization that protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature.

 

Peace and Security Intern at World Federation of United Nations Associations – due 3/16

 

Water Justice Advocate at Clean Water Action – due 3/16

Work in a grassroots organizing team in Michigan.

 

Non-profit Program Development and Fundraising Internship at the Bone Marrow Foundation – due 3/16

Apply for this opportunity to learn about all aspects of a nonprofit organization – from patient programs to marketing, grant research and writing, fundraising events and development.

 

Community Organizer at Direct Action & Research Training Center – due 3/18

Work in this network of 21 diverse and multi-faith community organizations fighting for racial and economic justice in the Midwest and southeastern US.

 

Middlebury in DC Intern – due 3/18

Work this summer as an administrative intern at the Middlebury in DC office.

 

FELLOWSHIPS

 Summer Teaching Fellowship at Uncommon Schools – due 3/15

Observe, learn from, and co-teach with Mentor Teachers on the East Coast.

 

2018-2019 Fellowship at the Work First Foundation – due 3/16

The Work First Foundation and America Works seek highly motivated candidates with a passion for direct service and an interest in fighting poverty through employment.

 

Norman C. Francis Teacher Residency – due 3/16

This program is designed for individuals who are committed to a long-term career teaching in New Orleans but who have not yet taught in a classroom.

 

Impact Fellowship at Generation West Virginia – due 3/18

Gain first-hand experience in the Mountain State in one of a variety of sectors.

 

Farm-Based Education Fellow at Shelburne Farms – due 3/18

 

Media Production Fellow at Impact America – due 3/19

Impact America – Alabama engages students and recent college graduates to address community needs, empowering a generation through collaborative efforts to promote change in the communities they serve.

 

Job Opportunity in Washington, DC with Inter-American Dialogue

Title: Program Assistant, Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries

Job Description:

The Inter-American Dialogue—a leading center for policy analysis and exchange on Western Hemisphere affairs, based in Washington, D.C.—is recruiting a Program Assistant to work with the Dialogue’s Director of Energy, Climate Change and Extractive Industries program. S/he will have initiative, excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish.

The Inter-American Dialogue is Washington’s leading forum for exchange among opinion leaders of the Western Hemisphere, and an independent, nonpartisan center for policy analysis on economic and political relations in the Americas.  Its 100 members from the United States, Canada and Latin America include former presidents, prominent political, business, labor, academic, media, military and religious leaders.

View entire job description here.

For consideration, please submit your resume, a cover letter, one writing sample in English and one in Spanish to jobs@thedialogue.org. Please indicate last name and position for which you apply in subject line. If you prefer you may send the materials by mail to Human Resources, Inter-American Dialogue, and 1155 15th St. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005. No phone calls, please.

Learn More About the Education Studies Major & Events-Tues. 3/13

Lunch Date: Tuesday, March 13th from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in Atwater Dining 102
The Education Studies program is holding an open advising lunch. Education Studies offers a 5-course minor as well as a double major that results in becoming a licensed elementary/secondary teacher. For more information, visit go/education.

Also, don’t miss one of Education Studies lectures’ this week:

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Our Broken Compass: Unlearning Education as Schooling in A World Gone Awry, a lecture by Ijeoma Clement-Akomolafe.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 4:30 – 6pm

WHERE: Axinn 229

 

Service in Action: Hear from a Panel of Current VISTA Volunteers 3/15 @ 5:30p in CCE

Service in Action: Hear from a Panel of Current VISTA Volunteers

Monday, March 12th at 5:30pm in the CCE Living Room

Interested in being a catalyst for change? AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers work with community leaders to fight poverty, develop job opportunities, increase access to education and housing, promote healthy living, and much more. During this session, you will learn about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, hear from currently serving members, and have the opportunity to ask questions about this 1-year nationwide experience.

 

Career Conversation: Elizabeth Knup ’82, Ford Foundation Country Director for China

Interested in China policies and economic development? Come join us…

Monday, March 12th 2018

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in Adirondack House Library

…for an informal discussion with Middlebury alumnae Elizabeth Knup ’82, Country Director for China at the Ford Foundation and Arthur Kroeber, editor for China Economic Quarterly. They are here to talk about how they got to where they are now and to answer any questions about the work they do in China.

Elizabeth Knup Elizabeth is the Country Director, China for the Ford Foundation overseeing grant-making and operations. Elizabeth first moved to China in 1998 to be the American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center after ten years at the National Committee on US-China Relations. She then spent 11 years in the private sector as president of Pearson Education; Chief Representative, Pearson Group; and Managing Director, Kamsky Associates. She studied Chinese at Middlebury from 1979-82, including the grueling summer of 1980 and six months in Taiwan in 1981. She received her MA in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan. Elizabeth sits on several not-for-profit boards, including the Institute for Sustainable Communities (based in Montpelier) and the National Committee on US-China Relations.

Arthur R. Kroeber Head of research, Gavekal Editor, China Economic Quarterly. Arthur R. Kroeber is head of research at Gavekal, a financial-services firm based in Hong Kong, founder of the China-focused Gavekal Dragonomics research service, and editor of China Economic Quarterly. He divides his time between Beijing and New York. Before founding Dragonomics in 2002, he spent fifteen years as a financial and economic journalist in China and South Asia. He is a senior non-resident fellow of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center, an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations. His book China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know is published by Oxford University Press in April 2016.