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Hot SOCIAL IMPACT Internship & Job Opportunities in Handshake : Deadlines Week of 4/23-30

Social Impact –

 Summer Intern at LifeMoves – due 4/24

LifeMoves is dedicated to helping homeless families and individuals across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula return to self-sufficiency and permanent housing.

 

Internship at International Studio & Curatorial Program – due 4/25

Work at an international not-for-profit arts organization in one of several departments including programs, development, and communications.

 

Various Positions at Solar Energy Industries Association – due 4/25

Work at an organization that is the driving force behind solar energy, building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education.

 

KCE Energy Storage Summer Intern at Key Capture Energy – due 4/25

Spend your summer working at an energy storage development start-up company.

 

AmeriCorps VISTA at Washington County Homeless Project – due 4/27

Spend a year developing programming and fundraising efforts for the Community Resource Center of the Washington County Homeless Project in Ohio.

 

Various Internship Positions at ISO New England, Inc. – due 4/27

ISO New England is a non-profit authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to protect the health of the region’s economy and the well-being of its people by ensuring the constant availability of competitively-priced wholesale electricity.

 

Research and Evaluation Coordinator at uAspire – due 4/27

uAspire provides college affordability advice to students and families in order to change the college affordability landscape.

 

Various Summer Positions at Retreat Farm – due 4/27

Spend your summer in the beautiful Brattleboro, VT area, working on a historic farm that is also a regional center for education, recreation, farming, processing, markets, and events.

 

Global Marketing Editorial Intern at MassChallenge – due 4/27

Apply for this opportunity to take the lead on developing compelling blog posts, case studies, social media content, and web copy that highlight MassChallenge’s mission to strengthen the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high potential entrepreneurs across all industries, from anywhere in the world.

 

Summer Communications and Research Intern at Campaign for Accountability – due 4/27

Apply for a summer position at a non-profit that uses research, litigation, and aggressive communications to expose misconduct and malfeasance in public life.

 

Seagrass Management Data Technician at The Nature Conservancy – due 4/28

The Seagrass Management Data Technician will work with Conservancy staff to substantiate the location and extent of seagrass resources at Fishers Island, NY and evaluate vessel use patterns implicated as threats to seagrass habitat.

 

Sub-Saharan Africa Intern at PartnersGlobal – due 4/29

Work at an international NGO committed to building sustainable capacity to advance democratic institutions, civil society, and a culture of peaceful change and conflict management worldwide.

 

Summer Research Assistant at Clean Energy Group – due 4/30

 

Summer Executive Internship at Pro Players Foundation – due 4/30

The Pro Players Foundation works with disadvantaged children across North Texas through sports-based programs.

 

Island Program Facilitator at Mayhew Program – due 4/30

Mayhew is a nonprofit that challenges and helps at-risk New Hampshire boys to believe in themselves, work well with others, and find their best.

 

Operations Team Fellow at GlobalGiving Foundation Inc. – due 4/30

Fellows will have the opportunity to work at a thriving, international NGO and gain hands-on experience with the nuts and bolts of their operations and development work.

 

Summer Program Intern at Social Innovation Forum – due 4/30

SIF brings together nonprofits, philanthropy, government, and business to support the spread of emerging social innovations in greater Boston.

 

Botany Intern at Great Basin Institute – due 4/30

The Great Basin Institute in Reno, Nevada is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West.

 

Solar Energy Consultant at LA Solar Group – due 4/30

Apply for this consultancy position in the solar industry.

 

Ecological Field Course with Borneo Nature Foundation – due 4/30

Work at a nonprofit conservation and research organization in Indonesia.

 

Weekly Web Updates – April 23, 2018

On Monday, April 16, the shared drive used to store files for our Drupal sites filled up, preventing new files from being uploaded and causing logins to the Course Hub sites to fail. We’ve added monitoring to ensure that we’re alerted ahead of time that this resource is close to filling up so it can be expanded again, if needed, without causing a service interruption.

Updates

* We use the TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor in Drupal 7, rather than CKEditor, so the Drupal 7 version of this release did not apply to our environment.

Fixes and Tweaks

  • We removed the middlebury-preformatted WordPress plugin and the altitude-pro theme, neither of which were in active use.
  • The Arts calendar view now uses image thumbnails to improve page load time.
  • The robots.txt file for the new Institute site was merged into the robots.txt file that lives in the root of the main Middlebury website, to ensure both sets of directives are honored.
  • Helped ensure that a course from the Arts Division appears in the Theatre section of the Course Catalog.

Ongoing Work

  • Fixes and tweaks for the new Institute site https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/
  • Upgrading applications to run on PHP 7.1.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
  • Upgrading CAS to 5.2.3

Drupal Security Update – Wednesday, April 25

This Wednesday, April 25, we will apply a security update to all Drupal sites shortly after it is released. This will occur between 16:00 and 18:00 UTC, which is 12:00-2:00pm EDT or 9:00-11:00am PDT. The Drupal project has posted a pre-release announcement of this update.

We do not anticipate any service interruption while the update is applied. Still, we advise you to have saved work in the sites prior to the scheduled update. We will post an announcement here when the update has been successfully applied, which will contain more information about the issue.

These are the sites affected:

  • http://www.middlebury.edu
  • https://www.middlebury.edu/institute (Drupal 8)
  • http://courses.middlebury.edu
  • http://courses.miis.edu
  • https://forms.middlebury.edu
  • https://forms.miis.edu
  • http://menus.middlebury.edu
  • http://museum.middlebury.edu
  • http://nchousing.middlebury.edu
  • http://25threunion.middlebury.edu
  • http://newlibstuff.middlebury.edu
  • http://drupaltraining.middlebury.edu
  • http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org
  • http://www.davisfellowsforpeace.org
  • http://www.davisuwcscholars.org

T. Ragan Ryan Award for Excellence Awarded to Brendan Kelley!

Congratulations to Brendan Kelley for being awarded the 28th Annual T. Ragan Ryan Award for Excellence!

The award was established in 1990 by Emily and Thomas C. Ryan in memory of their son, T. Ragan Ryan ’91. The award is bestowed upon a junior or senior who “best exemplifies the spirit of humanism and excellence in premedical studies exemplified by Ragan Ryan”.  The recipient is chosen by the Ryan family and Dr. Phil Johnson after reviewing nominees provided by the Health Professions Program at Middlebury College. Brendan joins a distinguished group of former recipients who have gone on to make significant contributions to the field of medicine. For a video highlighting all of the previous winners, click here.

To learn more about Ragan and the award, you can read the article from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston magazine entitled Ryans honor son’s love of medicine after tragic loss.

We will be hosting an award breakfast for Brendan and the 2018 nominees on Friday, May 4th from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in the ADK Library at CCI.

The 2018 nominees are:

Michaela Berens
Maddison Morgan
Joseph Schindler
Joshua Yuan

Our congratulations to all!

International Development Summer 2018 Internships and Full-Time Job on Handshake

Tetra Tech IDS (https://tetratechintdev.comis now accepting applications for internships at their Burlington, VT and Arlington, VA offices for summer 2018. They will offer a total of 4 internships and interns will learn from and work with their technical programs team or operational team professionals.  Application deadlines are approaching fast and all internships will begin in early June. We have several Middlebury alumni working there now (check out LinkedIn).

They currently have 4 postings in Handshake!

Tetra Tech creates practical, sustainable, and environmentally responsible solutions to address the world’s most complex challenges. Their service areas include agriculture and economic growth; democracy and governance; energy; environment and natural resources; land tenure and property rights; water supply and sanitation; architecture, engineering, and construction services; and global security. Tetra Tech creates practical, sustainable, and environmentally responsible solutions for federal agencies, governments, multilateral banks, and multinational corporations.

Their approach is based on sound science, stakeholder engagement, capacity building, and innovative technologies and best practices. Their goal on every project is to ensure local ownership and sustainable development long after their work is complete. Their expertise includes monitoring and evaluation tools, grants management systems, compliance systems, and public-private partnerships.

Attention, Supervisors! Upcoming ITS Tech Service Overview Sessions for New Hires

Do you have any new staff members joining your team in the coming months?  Information Technology Services (ITS) offers a monthly workshop with new hires in mind called “ITS & You:  Technology Services Overview.”

We introduce services and resources provided by ITS to all Middlebury campus employees, including: email, file storage, account security, online learning, and how to obtain computing help.  The workshop format is presentation-style with questions entertained along the way, followed by an optional half hour for hands-on assistance with specific questions.  Our complete workshop schedule can be viewed at http://go/techworkshops/.

Although geared toward new or recent hires, everyone is welcome to attend — with the ever-changing world of technology, even not-so-new staff might surprise themselves with an “aha” moment or two.  Please ask employees to sign up using our online form, or you can complete the form on their behalf.

 

Graduate School of National Security on campus Monday April 23.

Join us Monday, April 23 at 12:30 in Adirondack House Library for this informational meeting.

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) offers a professional and executive education that is easily tailored to students who wish to pursue a career in national security or those who currently work in the national security community. DMGS’ curriculum offerings also provide needed skills that both intersect with and are applicable to other communities such as the commercial corporate world and law enforcement. Through our three programs: National Security, Intelligence, and Managing Disruption and Violence, DMGS supports the intellectual foundations of American security policy by ensuring our education prioritizes policies and outcomes rather than traditional academic structures. DMGS enables professionals to address the national security challenges of the new century by encouraging them to rethink tradition and assess new forms of policy analysis.