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


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.



 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 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:


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


Weekly Web Updates – March 12, 2018

We are working on upgrading our systems to PHP 7.1 and, as part of this work cleaning up older plugins and modules which are no longer being used, no longer maintained, or otherwise broken. The Facebook plugin for WordPress has not been supported by Facebook for several years and we recommend that people use the Jetpack plugin to integrate their WordPress site with Facebook.

Other plugins which were not active on any sites and were removed this week include Facebook Like Box and GeoPress.

We’ve now completed work on a system that generates automated exports of the Course Catalog that match the contents of the current manually-edited print catalog. Look for further announcements about this project in coming weeks.


Fixes and Tweaks

  • Users logging into Omeka sites will no longer be dumped immediately into the dashboard. Instead, they remain on the site and can browse items before clicking through to the dashboard.
  • Adjusted styles on the Language Schools website so that FAQs use the same colors as course listings.
  • The copyright line in the Drupal 7 responsive design will now always display the current year.
  • Meta tags on the homepage on the Middlebury Institute site adjusted to ensure that only the name of the Institute appears in search results.
  • We now have an application for automatically creating recurring project cards in GitHub’s Kanban-style board system.

Ongoing Work

  • Fixes and tweaks for the new Institute site
  • Building out the configuration of our CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, Omeka, and the Course Catalog services.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.

Alumni on Campus this Week!

Carolyn Barnwell ’07
Documentary Producer
National Geographic Society

Carolyn Barnwell is a documentary producer who helps scientists and impact-oriented organizations communicate their work to general audiences. She believes that communicating science and is as important as practicing it. Carolyn spent the last six years at National Geographic on the Science and Exploration Media team producing short-form videos and television shows. Project highlights include advocacy campaign videos for Endangered Species Day, the Global Partnership for Oceans with the World Bank, and short documentaries about archaeological and cultural preservation with the TED Prize. Carolyn also wrote, produced and edited for Nat Geo’s first-ever digital series showcasing scientists and explorers’ fieldwork.

A lifelong lover of nature, travel, and service, Carolyn combined her passions for producing volunteer trips and storytelling into a career after earning a BA in Human Ecology from Middlebury. She was granted a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study climate change impacts in vulnerable coastal communities in Oceania and Africa, and went on to work for Brighter Planet, a Middlebury-based social enterprise focused on funding renewable energy projects on family farms in the U.S. She earned a graduate certificate from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies before moving to D.C. to join National Geographic in 2011. Carolyn is currently teaching Nat Geo’s Sciencetelling™ video workshop with conservationists in Latin America and producing media for social impact organizations with Ground Media. In addition to her production work, Carolyn also earned a graduate certificate from Accomplishment Coaching and works with private life coaching clients.

Click here to schedule a 1:1 chat with Carolyn Barnwell ’07


Andrew Forsthoefel ’11

Andrew Forsthoefel is a writer, speaker, and peace activist. After graduating from Middlebury College in 2011, he spent nearly a year walking across the United States. He now teaches listening as a practice in peace-making and deep connection, running workshops and micro-journeys at schools, businesses, and retreat centers. He lives in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.

Click here to schedule a 1:1 chat with Andrew Forsthoefel ’11

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