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Hot Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Jobs & Internship Deadlines Week of 4/15-4/22

Don’t fret if you missed the deadline for internship funding for unpaid internships this weekend. I’ve sorted through Handshake and am including a link HERE to over 70 PAID internships, jobs and fellowships, ranging from working part-time at The Climate Museum on Governors Island in NYC to The National Endowment for Democracy to the Society for International Development. THERE ARE LOTS OF PAID POSITIONS STILL OPEN ON HANDSHAKE!


Associate, LGBT Rights

Human Rights Watch1 Review

 Full-Time Job New York City, NY Apply before Wednesday, 4/17Lucy has worked hereS

Multilateral Technical Advisor

Social Solutions International, Inc.

 Full-Time Job Arlington County, VA Apply before Friday, 4/19

FAMILY ADVOCATES

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.2 Reviews

 Full-Time Job Boston, MA Apply before Friday, 4/19 All Employer Preferences MatchB

Texas Hunger Initiative Summer Associate – 10 Week AmeriCorps VISTA

Baylor University – Texas Hunger Initiative1 Review

 Full-Time Job McAllen, TX and 6 more Apply before Monday, 4/22

Cost Editor/Publications Associate

Chemonics International2 Reviews

 Full-Time Job Washington, DC Apply today All Employer Preferences Match

Executive Office and Corporate Diversity & Inclusion Associate

Chemonics International2 Reviews

 Full-Time Job Washington, DC Apply before Tuesday, 4/16 All Employer Preferences Match

PRESEHT Specialist – Prevention of Human Trafficking

Agenda One

 Full-Time Job (Remote) Sacramento, CA Apply before Tuesday, 4/16

Market Shaping Specialist

Results for Development Institute

 Full-Time Job Washington, DC Apply before Friday, 4/19

Child Welfare Jobs through Children’s Corps (Extended Deadline)

Fostering Change for Children

 Full-Time Job New York City, NY

Midd Alum 1:1 Chats on Climate Risk (CERES) & Conservation Restoration (Intervale) on April 19

Alumni will be on campus to share their path and professional life with students to help them think broadly about their Biology major and a variety of different career paths during the Field Guide to Biology Majors on Thursday, April 18th. 

On Friday, April 19th from 9:00AM – Noon, you can sign up for a one-on-one chat with the alumni who have offered to stay this extra day so you can get more personal with them.

I want to bring to your attention 2 of the alumni you might want to chat with. Below are their names and brief Bios to get a sense of the work they do.  If you are interested in talking with them, you must sign up through Handshake here: 

Alumni 1:1 Chats,  9:00 a.m.-noon in Adirondack House

Click the alumni names below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation. You don’t have to be a Biology major or minor to meet with these alumni.

  • Annalise Carington ’15Riparian Restoration & Monitoring Specialist, Intervale Center
    • Annalise joined the Intervale Center in Burlington, VT through a partnership with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. With the USFWS, Annalise works with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program on habitat restoration and other land management projects statewide. She brings that expertise to the Intervale Center’s Agricultural Services team, helping farmers navigate Vermont’s new water quality regulations, assess land management concerns on their properties, and find the technical and financial resources they need to implement conservation practices.
  • Gillian Lui ’13Supply Chain Sustainability Consultant, Ceres, Inc
    • Gillian is a San Francisco-based sustainability professional who has advanced climate change mitigation strategies across the academic, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors. She currently works as a Sustainability Consultant with Ceres, a non-profit that mobilizes Fortune 500 companies and global investors around climate leadership and advocacy. Prior to Ceres, Gillian was a Climate Research Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, conducting research and analysis to develop The Packard Foundation’s US$50 million annual grantmaking portfolio on climate solutions in land use, innovations, and energy.  At Middlebury, Gillian was a joint major in Environmental Studies and Conservation Biology, and minored in Mathematics. She also holds a research Master’s degree in Plant Sciences from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Keasbey Scholar and published research at the intersection of tropical deforestation and emerging remote sensing technologies.

This is a unique opportunity for current students to hear from Middlebury alumni at the top of their fields about how to build a successful and gratifying career.

VT EPSCoR Summer Environmental Research Opportunity-Deadline Jan. 30th

Attached please find a flyer for the Vermont EPSCoR Undergraduate Internship Program, which offers students a $5,000 stipend and the opportunity to join a team of scientists (faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates) conducting research on the coupling of natural and social systems of the Lake Champlain Basin to understand and promote Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE).

 Undergraduates will be matched with a research team working for 10 weeks in summer 2019 on the transdisciplinary BREE research program. Research teams are assembled by topic and interact regularly across focus areas including Ecological Systems, Social Systems, and Integrated Assessment Modeling.

 The summer 2019 internship runs from May 28 to August 2 at the University of Vermont. In addition to the $5,000 stipend, travel and on-campus lodging will be provided.  Interns will have the opportunity to present their research at the Vermont EPSCoR Research Symposium. Applications will be available the first week of December, and the deadline to apply is January 30, 2019.

 For more information, see our website at https://epscor.w3.uvm.edu/epscor, or contact us at this email address if you have any questions.

Thank you,

The VT EPSCoR CWDD Team

 Funding Provided by NSF OIA 1556770

 

Hot SOCIAL IMPACT Jobs & Internships in Handshake: Deadlines Week of May 8-15

Social Impact

 

Summer Sustainability Intern at the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation

CELF tackles climate change by preparing K-12 students to become future problem-solvers.

 

Research Associate at Regulatory Strategies Group, California Environmental Associates

Work at CEA’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Group, to help clients develop, negotiate, and implement regulatory compliance programs; research and respond to policy and rule changes; and design and executive proactive engagement strategies with agencies and elected officials.

 

Intern at Eikosphere – due 5/8

Apply to work in a small interdisciplinary consulting group to the UCI (Universidad para la Cooperation International)-UNESCO on a Biosphere Preserve in the heart of Costa Rica’s tropical forests.

 

Live Foods Culture Intern at Quincy Animal Care Center, New England Aquarium – due 5/8

The Culture Aquarist Intern position will assist staff in the Aquarium’s mission to Live Blue through sustainability at the New England Aquarium’s offsite holding facility in Quincy, MA.

 

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Intern at Social Science Research Council – due 5/8

The SSRC is an independent, international nonprofit devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences.

 

Summer Camp Counselor at KEYS Service Corps AmeriCorps – due 5/10

KEYS Service Corps, AmeriCorps members are placed at a variety of community-based organizations throughout Allegheny County to help out at summer day camps with youth.

 

Climb to College & Career Intern at Branches, Inc. – due 5/10

Consider applying to this paid internship in the education and college access programming field in Miami, FL.

 

Various Positions at Environmental Protection Agency – due 5/11

Apply to work at the EPA this summer in Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

Great Lakes Conservation Corps Crew Member at Superior Watershed Partnership – due 5/11

Become an environmental steward in the gorgeous Upper Peninsula of Michigan, gaining knowledge of various conservation techniques and skills.

 

Communication and Marketing Internship at Meals on Wheels America – due 5/11

Support this nonprofit’s efforts to address senior isolation and hunger, working full-time in Arlington, VA and learning about communications and marketing.

 

Program Coordinator at Armed Services Arts Partnership – due 5/11

The Armed Services Arts Partnership aims to reintegrate veterans, service membrs, and military families into their communities through the arts.

 

Planning for Resiliency Internship at Historic New England – due 5/13

At this internship at Historic New England, you would assess the status of preparedness for Historic New England’s museum properties for climate change, and developing a strategic framework to address needs for resilience against it.

 

Summer Internships at Business Council for International Understanding – due 5/14

At the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), you will obtain experience with working with the private sector, governments and international organizations.

 

Events Associate at The Dershowitz Group – due 5/14

The Dershowitz Group, a bipartisan boutique public affairs and strategic communications firm, is seeking a motivated and talented events associate.

 

Fall Internship at The Obama Foundation – due 5/14

Gain experience with diverse models of leadership, working closely with a mentor at the organization.

 

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Observer at A.I.S., Inc – due 5/15

Work at sea collecting and recording data and biological samples for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) aboard commercial fishing vessels.

 

Environmental Jobs for Seniors (not in Handshake)

For those of you who are environmentally-minded, California Environmental Associates (CEA) does a tremendous job of promoting opportunities with ENGO’s and Foundations that they collaborate with and partner. As such, keep this CEA job link handy for a full viewing of all their opportunities. In the meanwhile, check out 2 jobs that one of our recent alumni at EDF tipped us off to:

Coordinator, Communications

CLASP

Job Type: Full Time
Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
About the Organization CLASP’s mission is to improve the energy and environmental performance of the appliances & equipment we use every … see more

Program Associate – Prize Alumni Relations

Goldman Environmental Foundation

Job Type: Full Time
Location: San Francisco, California
The Goldman Environmental Foundation was established by Richard & Rhoda Goldman in 1989 to honor and inspire grassroots environmental activism … see more

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.

Gad Kibet Comments on the School of the Environment

Name: Gad Kibet

Hometown: Kapenguria, Kenya

Major: Computer Science

Year at Middlebury: Junior

How did you decide to enroll in the School of the Environment and what are you hoping to gain?

I decided to enroll in the School Environment because I wanted to gain a better understanding of the environmental issues we face today. It goes without saying that climate change is one of the most debated issues today yet many have a limited understanding on the topic. Through the program, I hope to learn more about these issues so that I can play a role in shaping the future of our shared environment.

How is your day structured?

I would say that each day in the program is intense and demanding given that we have to fulfill an equivalent of three college courses in six weeks. Classes usually begin at nine and end between three and  five with a break in between the morning and afternoon sessions. There is also a host of extracurricular activities and leadership workshops students are required to attend. Despite its rather taxing and busy schedule, I would argue that the program offers a wide array of fun and engaging activities. The schedule ranges from busy in-class sessions to field trips which provide an opportunity to experience the delightful Vermont summer while learning about the environment.

What have you learned so far?

Unlike in normal classroom settings, I have been able to learn more by interacting with peers and professionals. Through the course of the program, I have come to learn more about my weaknesses and strengths and how I can flex my personality to better myself. Working in groups, in particular, has helped me realize the importance of listening to others and acknowledging  their perspectives.

To whom would you recommend the School of the Environment?

I would recommend this program to anyone who wishes to expand their thinking horizons and learn how they can effectively bring change in their societies.

How do the libraries help you achieve your goals?

The library has been resourceful in providing a peaceful and quiet space to facilitate group discussions and personal studies. Resources such as the [Wilson Media Lab] and Help Desk have also been instrumental in facilitating learning and in providing technical assistance whenever needed.

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