Float on: Learn how this meditation technique can help your stress level

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It’s a sunny Sunday in Los Angeles, and I’m quietly freaking out…Then I remember a different meditation technique I learned recently. In this technique, you don’t bother trying to stabilize the mind. You don’t try to change anything. Whatever your mind is doing—whether it’s resting calmly or flipping out—you just observe that without judgment. The practice is called floating noting…read more in the April issue of Student Health 101 for faculty and staff.

 

 

Employing Middlebury Students this Summer

You may be thinking about employing a Middlebury College student to work in your department this summer. What a great opportunity for both you and the student! The student can learn important skills (or enhance those they already have) that they will use throughout their life – customer service, time management, conflict resolution, verbal and written communication skills, and so on.

The deadline for Summer Housing and Employment Agreements is fast approaching.  All summer employment documents are due April 18th by 5PM.  You can find the necessary documents here.

The Student Employment Office Web page has been updated to reflect this summer’s procedures and policies. You can view summer 2018 information and timeline by clicking here.
Please familiarize yourself with these policies so you are well informed and can provide information to the student(s) you hire.

Employing Middlebury Students this Summer

You may be thinking about employing a Middlebury College student to work in your department this summer. What a great opportunity for both you and the student! The student can learn important skills (or enhance those they already have) that they will use throughout their life – customer service, time management, conflict resolution, verbal and written communication skills, and so on.

The deadline for Summer Housing and Employment Agreements is fast approaching.  All summer employment documents are due April 18th by 5PM.  You can find the necessary documents here.

The Student Employment Office Web page has been updated to reflect this summer’s procedures and policies. You can view summer 2018 information and timeline by clicking here.
Please familiarize yourself with these policies so you are well informed and can provide information to the student(s) you hire.

Introduction to the Institutional Review Board at MIIS

Are you a MIIS faculty member, staff person, or student and planning to undertake a human-subjects research project? Do you want to know what “human-subjects research” is, whether you need to go through an IRB review, and what the review procedures and requirements are? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you are urged to attend this event.

Katie Gillespie, Middlebury Research Compliance Manager, will introduce the IRB procedures and requirements and will field questions. MIIS representatives on the IRB, Tsuneo Akaha and Julie Johnson, will also be there to facilitate this event.

For inquiries about this event, please email Akaha at takaha@miis.edu or Johnson at jejohnso@miis.edu.

Date: Thursday, April 19th

Time: 12:15-1:30 pm

Venue: McGowan 100

Introduction to the Institutional Review Board at MIIS

Are you a MIIS faculty member, staff person, or student and planning to undertake a human-subjects research project? Do you want to know what “human-subjects research” is, whether you need to go through an IRB review, and what the review procedures and requirements are? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you are urged to attend this event.

Katie Gillespie, Middlebury Research Compliance Manager, will introduce the IRB procedures and requirements and will field questions. MIIS representatives on the IRB, Tsuneo Akaha and Julie Johnson, will also be there to facilitate this event.

For inquiries about this event, please email Akaha at takaha@miis.edu or Johnson at jejohnso@miis.edu.

Date: Thursday, April 19th

Time: 12:15-1:30 pm

Venue: McGowan 100

Interested in Working with Youth and Teens? Work at Middlebury’s Center for Community Engagement Post-Graduation

Center for Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA Information Session. Seniors: come learn about applying to serve as the 2018-2019 Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement (CCE) full-time Vermont Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA member!

WHEN: Monday, April 23rd 2018, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

WHERE: Center for Community Engagement, Living Room 

The position will start in August 2018. The VISTA member will support our youth and mentoring programs, find out more information at go/middvista and apply on Handshake.

Renewable Energy Internships & Jobs on Handshake…SO MANY!!!

From Middlebury alumni Bob Hinkle and Dylan Peters: Metrus Energy is a leader in energy efficiency (EE) financing for large retrofit and building upgrade projects at commercial, industrial, and institutional facility portfolios. They are looking to hire for a paid Summer Business Development intern for their headquarters in San Francisco, who will assist Metrus’ Business Development team in originating, developing, and financing large-scale energy efficiency projects for Fortune 500 and major institutional customers. Designed as a learning opportunity for students interested in renewable energy, energy efficiency, or cleantech finance, the Summer Business Development Intern will be exposed to ongoing training sessions with Metrus leadership on topics related to cleantech project finance and energy efficiency. While an ideal candidate will have some basic familiarity with current trends in utility markets and energy efficiency, the most important prerequisite for the Summer Business Development Internship is a demonstrated interest in exposure to work at the nexus of sustainability and financial services. Students from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply before the 4/20/18 deadline on Handshake, click here:   https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1495662

Speaking of energy efficiency…check out these other opportunities on Handshake in the growing clean energy sector. GET YOUR APPLICATION IN BEFORE THE DEADLINE TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF BEING NOTICED!:

Clean Energy Group – Summer Research Assistant

Clean Energy Group is a leading national, nonprofit advocacy organization working on innovative policy, technology and finance programs in the areas of clean energy and climate change. We promote effective clean energy policies, develop low-carbon technology innovation strategies, and work on new financial tools to advance clean energy markets. Our projects concentrate on climate and clean energy issues at the state, national, and international levels as we work with stakeholders from governments, and the private and nonprofit sectors. The Summer Research Assistant will carry out research, writing, data collection, and administrative tasks related to CESA’s programs. The Research Assistant will primarily conduct work on CESA’s solar projects, but occasionally will focus on other clean energy-related policy matters. Paid and in Montpelier, VT. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

Solar Energy Industries Association – Business Development Intern

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) is the driving force behind solar energy and is building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education. As the national trade association in the U.S., we represent all organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar energy. SEIA is looking for an intern to work on a variety of high-priority membership, business development, and outreach functions focused on growing the overall revenue of the association. Paid and in Washington, DC. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

Solar Energy Industries Association – Research Intern

SEIA is looking for a summer intern to work on a variety of high-priority research projects focused on the U.S. solar industry. Internship duties will include, but are not limited to: solar industry and energy policy research, data collection and analysis, construction of data visuals, and professional writing (that could include fact sheets, reports and/or web content). Paid and in Washington, DC. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE. Many more SEIA internships in Handshake….

Cleantech Open Northeast – Cleantech Open Start-up Intern, Summer 2018

Cleantech Open Northeast is the world’s largest and oldest clean tech startup accelerator. Our six month program teaches startups the skills needed to successfully complete their business development, and speeds along the process that all startups have to go through. The NYC Metro Area for the Cleantech Open Northeast is seeking unpaid Cleantech Open Start-up Interns (“CTO Start-up Interns”) to assist participating companies, called “Semifinalist Teams”, with the production of deliverables for this summer’s accelerator program. Each CTO Start-up Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with real cleantech startups, to gain experience in the cleantech industry and establish connections with professionals in the greater Northeast cleantech ecosystem. This is unpaid, but a unique opportunity to gain experience in the cleantech industry. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

Modern Energy Management – Summer Analyst

Modern Energy is an energy asset management firm that invests in businesses that bring emerging energy technologies to market and the energy resources those businesses produce. From energy efficiency in the United States to solar projects in Brazil to virtual power plants in the United Kingdom, Modern supports leaders in the transition to a digital energy ecosystem.  When you join Modern Energy as a Summer Analyst, you are joining a private equity firm that will challenge you and invest in your professional development. In this role, you will work with Modern Energy the fund manager as well as its portfolio companies that are working to drive the transition to affordable, reliable, sustainable energy. This is a paid position in Durham, NC. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

City of Cambridge, MA – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Internship

Cambridge Energy Alliance (CEA) was created in 2007 to help Cambridge residents and businesses identify and pursue energy efficiency and clean energy opportunities. Through outreach and education CEA helps facilitate energy efficiency improvements and assist in renewable energy adoption by coordinating with energy assessment providers, construction experts, financial institutions, and renewable energy providers. The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Intern will assist in CEA’s efforts to reduce energy demand and drive commercial and residential renewable energy adoption in the City of Cambridge, increase awareness of CEA’s programs by overseeing the development and dissemination of outreach materials, and by coordinating and executing outreach across the City. This is a paid internship located in Cambridge, MA. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

3Degrees, Inc. – Renewable Energy Outreach Associate – Portland, Maine

3Degrees is a certified B Corporation with the mission to connect people with cleaner energy on a massive scale — in part by providing renewable energy opportunities to residential and commercial utility customers. They are looking for outgoing, passionate and enthusiastic outreach associates to drive their community education and activation efforts through person-to-person tactics like [door to door canvassing, and event tabling]. You will be a stellar verbal communicator with infectious enthusiasm who shares their vision for a sustainable world. You will increase awareness and participation in the Maine Green Power program by approaching customers, delivering pitches, and discussing program benefits. This is a paid position in Portland, ME. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

CEA Recruiting – Coordinator, Clean Energy Access (Full-time Job)

California Environmental Associates (CEA) Recruiting is assisting CLASP with this search. CLASP’s mission is to improve the energy and environmental performance of the appliances & equipment we use every day, accelerating our transition to a more sustainable world. CLASP is seeking experienced and motivated professionals with an interest and/or background in energy access, international development, policy, and/or engineering to help us execute our portfolio of clean energy access initiatives. Central among these is an ambitious new research and innovation program known as Low-Energy Inclusive Appliances (LEIA), which focuses on accelerating off- and weak-grid markets for highly efficient appliances. LEIA is funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development and will support a suite of high-impact market development, technical, policy, research, and innovation interventions.This position is full-time and based in the organization’s Washington, D.C. office. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

LA Solar Group – Solar Energy Consultant (Full-time Job)

LA Solar Group is one of the fastest growing solar companies in the country, but we pride ourselves in the quality of our equipment, design, installation, and service. We have highly-trained specialized staff that is the best at each step of the solar design and installation process. This is a paid job and located in Van Nuys, CA. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

CED Greentech – New England – Solar Sales and Management Training Program

CED Greentech is our solar-focused group within the CED organization. In order to support our current growth plan, we need talented people to join our organization in our Solar Training Program.We offer full training to successful candidates.  You bring the talent and energy, and we provide the resources and guidance.  The program is focused and demanding, and is customized for each candidate based on past experience. CED Greentech has 33 locations in the US and is a paid position. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

There are TONS more opportunities. Check out Handshake and use some relevant keyword searches: Solar, energy, cleantech, wind, etc…Lots to be found there!!