Author Archives: Tracy Himmel Isham

Teaching Alumni Panel on Thursday

The Education Studies Program presents “A Panel of Alumni Teachers: What’s it like to make the move from Middlebury to your own classroom?” Join Middlebury alumni Clifford Alexander ’15, Missan DeSouza ’14, Tim Garcia ’14, Megan LaCasse Mercier ’14, and Emily Owens ’08 as they address your questions on Thursday, October 26 at 7:30pm in Twilight Auditorium.

Winter Term Internship Opportunities in Social Impact

Lots of Winter Term opportunities for students to get experience trying something that they are interested in or potentially to gain experience in their last internship before graduation. Below is a sampling of the opportunities. Sign in to Handshake and do a Keyword search with ‘winter term’ and more will show up!

Environmental Winter Term Internship Opportunities:

Nonprofit Winter Term Internship Opportunities:

 

Opportunities in Social Justice and Community Organizing

One of our student interns at CCI recently made me aware of exciting job opportunities with DART (the Direct Action and Research Training Center) in social justice and community organizing with faith-based organizations. The interesting part is they actually begin after graduation in August 2018:

Job Description

Sushi & Social Change: Work on Purpose – FFW Sat., Oct 14 @ 11am in Coltrane

DURING FALL FAMILY WEEKEND THIS SATURDAY @ 11:00AM: Bring your parents, bring your roommate(s), bring your friends. Join the CCI for some delicious sushi and lots of incredible conversations about bringing purpose and passion to the life you want to live!

IDEX Accelerator & Global Fellowship in India: Oct. 15 Application Deadline

The IDEX Accelerator & Global Fellowship Program has an upcoming application deadline of October 15th for their January 2018 cohort program. The program was founded on the idea that by investing in the future generations of leaders who are passionate about leading high-impact careers, we can regenerate local economies and build stronger communities around the world. There is a tuition involved but there are also scholarships within the IDEX system to cover many expenses such as travel. For instance, IDEX founded the InvestWISE Scholarship Fund in 2014 and made it a core part of their mission to help balance the gender scales to place more women in leadership roles within specialized impact fields such as Agriculture, Clean Energy, Impact Investing, Technology for Development and Public Policy.

Check out the program here: http://www.idexaccelerator.com/.

About IDEX Accelerator

IDEX is a US based non-profit that was incubated under Gray Matters Capital in 2010 with the objective of  developing the next wave of “social intrapreneurs” who will support, lead and advance the work of socially-focused enterprises around the world! IDEX Fellows undergo six months of leadership and business development training by working full-time for social enterprises across India. IDEX Fellows work in areas including health, education, gender, energy, livelihood, environment, impact investing etc. Currently, IDEX alumni come from all corners of the globe.

Fiscal Policy and Civic Impact Fellowship @ Net Impact

Since its inception in 2012, more than 900 emerging leaders have participated in the Up to Us Campus Competition (http://bit.ly/2v7anqH) and have gone on to work at think tanks like the Bipartisan Policy Center, U.S. Department of Education, Goldman Sachs, and more! Now, it’s your turn to join this network of impact leaders. Up to Us is an opportunity for you to mobilize your community on campus to understand why fiscal policy matters and inspire collaborative change through creative projects.

This is an eight week program, January 16-March 15, 2018.

RECEIVE:

  • Resume building leadership and project management training
    • Weekly 1-hour webinars
    • All-expenses-paid Net Impact Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area
  • $1,000 in funding to turn your ideas into action
  • A chance to win a $10,000 grand prize
  • Exclusive paid internship opportunities

STUDENT LEADER ROLE:

  • Design two fiscal policy events or activities
  • Attend weekly webinars to receive training on: National Debt and Fiscal Policy, Campaign Management, Social Media, Deliberative Dialogue, and Leadership Development
  • Attend an all-expenses-paid conference in the San Francisco Bay Area for in-person training
  • Submit a Final Report

TIME COMMITMENT:
2-4 hours a week for the duration of the program

TO APPLY:
Sign up at http://bit.ly/2tZ58um to reserve your spot for the winter cohort. Space is limited.

FOR QUESTIONS:
Email Kelly Chan, kchan@netimpact.org or visit the Up to Us Campus Competition page at http://bit.ly/2v7anqH

NET IMPACT

Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world. At the heart of our community are over 60,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working for a sustainable future. Together, we make a net impact that transforms our lives, our organizations, and the world. Many people want to make a difference, but turning good intentions into tangible impact can be hard. Net Impact is an accelerator. Our programs—delivered from our headquarters, as well as globally through our student and professional chapters—give our members the skills, experiences and connections that will allow them to have the greatest impact now and throughout their careers. Net Impact is a global community of students and professionals who want to become the most effective change agents they can be. Over 100,000 strong, our emerging leaders take on social challenges, protect the environment, invent new products and orient business toward the greater good. In short, we help our members turn their passions into a lifetime of world-changing action.

Food Solutions Fellow @ Net Impact

Food loss, meaning food wasted before it reaches a consumer, accounts for 64% of all edible food that is lost. With the support of helpful toolkits and funding from Net Impact, Fellows will host a 90 minute event to raise awareness and generate solutions on a topic that has a major impact on the food supply and on climate: food loss. All participants will have the opportunity to submit their solutions to the Food Solutions Challenge for a chance to attend a paid capstone event in the San Francisco Bay Area to sharpen their design thinking skills and refine their solutions. The top three teams will win $5,000, $1,000 and $500 in seed funding to turn their ideas into action.
Receive:

  • Resume and leadership development experience
  • $125 hosting stipend (for food and prizes to attract attendees)
  • An event toolkit, including a PPT deck, scripts, case studies, and a facilitator’s guide
  • An outreach toolkit to help you market your event

Timeline and expectations:

  • Attend a Welcome Webinar (required)
  • Host your event between November 1, 2017 and March 15, 2018
  • Time commitment is 12-14 hours leading up to your event

Apply: http://bit.ly/2xvTXvL
For more information: http://bit.ly/2ysf27d

Email foodsolutions@netimpact.org for more information about how to get involved in this exciting opportunity.

NET IMPACT

Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world. At the heart of our community are over 60,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working for a sustainable future. Together, we make a net impact that transforms our lives, our organizations, and the world. Many people want to make a difference, but turning good intentions into tangible impact can be hard. Net Impact is an accelerator. Our programs—delivered from our headquarters, as well as globally through our student and professional chapters—give our members the skills, experiences and connections that will allow them to have the greatest impact now and throughout their careers. Net Impact is a global community of students and professionals who want to become the most effective change agents they can be. Over 100,000 strong, our emerging leaders take on social challenges, protect the environment, invent new products and orient business toward the greater good. In short, we help our members turn their passions into a lifetime of world-changing action.