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Privilege and Poverty Addison County Internship – Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects

Calling all First-Years, Sophomores and Juniors! Internship application deadline: March 7th at 11:55 pm

Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects (HOPE) is a private non-profit poverty relief organization serving residents of Addison County, Vermont. Their mission is “to improve the lives of low income people in Addison County, Vermont, by helping them to identify and secure the resources needed to meet their own basic needs.” Those resources may include government assistance programs, private financial help, increased knowledge and skills in the areas of budgeting, food preparation, and much more. HOPE is not an organization that provides a static set of options, rather we work to fill unmet needs. They don’t tell people “this is what we have”, rather they ask “what do you need?”

Read the full internship posting in Handshake.

“The intern would spend most of his or her time in direct contact with our clients. The position would include staffing the reception desk, triaging clients and other visitors, writing vouchers for laundry, gasoline, and medical prescriptions, signing people in to use the Food Shelf, making referrals, and assisting with the various day to day clerical tasks and other office responsibilities. S/he may be called to assist in the creation of cooking demonstrations using locally grown produce. The intern would be invited to design a special project with the director, and would be given the time to complete that project during the internship.

The intern will learn about the extent of poverty in the community, will learn about the interface of various community programs addressing poverty, the programs and services available, and the many issues related to poverty. The intern will increase skills in communication and gain exposure to a very wide range of people, including those with substance abuse and mental health disorders.

The intern will work at HOPE for a minimum of four 8 hour days, from 8 am to 4:30 pm, with a 30 minute break for lunch. The remaining 3 hours of the weekly 35 may be spent at HOPE, in the field with a HOPE staff member, or reading on poverty issues.

The intern will need to have basic computer skills, customer service skills, and ability to interact with a wide variety of people in a non-judgmental manner, the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, and the ability to lift 25 pounds on a frequent basis. Must be able to travel from campus to HOPE each day.”

Funding is provided by the Center for Community Engagement and the stipend is approximately $3,500.

Summer 2018 Global Engagement Opportunity

Check out this 3-week practicum/internship experience in sustainable development at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in Jamked, India!

Students majoring in Global and Public Health, Human Services/Social Work, Anthropology, Sociology, and Women and Gender Studies are encouraged to apply. The course will begin on July 10, 2018 and conclude on July 30, 2018.

The Comprehensive Rural Health Project (CRHP) in Jamkhed, Maharashtra, India, has been working among the rural poor and marginalized for over 40 years. By partnering with village communities and expanding upon local knowledge and resources, CRHP aims to effectively meet the immediate and long-term needs of these groups, especially women. With values of compassion, justice, respect, and trust, CRHP works to empower people, families, and communities regardless of caste, race, or religion through integrated efforts in health and development. CRHP was one of the first programs to utilize Village Health Workers (VHWs), local women trained in basic healthcare and community development, a highly successful public health approach that has been emulated worldwide. The work of CRHP has been recognized by the WHO and UNICEF, and has been introduced to countries across the world.

CRHP provides a field experience designed to orient students to various areas of global public health work (community-based participatory practice, maternal and child health, sanitation, environmental health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, rural development, etc.) through observation and practice. Student learning will be further guided and enhanced through field experiences, readings, as well as discussions/seminars. The goal of this practicum is to provide the student with an overview of public health work in a cross cultural, global setting and an exposure to a wide range of experiences in the field. The practicum serves to integrate course work from the students’ home institution with active learning experiences at CRHP. The fee of $1700 covers all living expenses, transportation, and excursions in India and is due by May 1, 2018.

To apply, please email your resume and contact information for two academic referecnes to info@jamkhed.org, indicating why the practicum at CRHP is of interest to you. Students will be accepted until the course is full.

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

  • Feb. 13th 7:00-8:00pm
  • Feb. 14th 4:30-5:30pm
    Location: Adirondack House Library
    Snacks provided

    Interested in gaining knowledge, skills, and dispositions for purposeful careers in social impact?
    The Middlebury Social Impact Corps program connects students to social change with unique global internship opportunities. A select cohort of Middlebury College and MIIS graduate students are chosen and matched with a social enterprise or NGO for an eight-week fully-funded summer internship in the Bahamas at the Cape Eleuthera Institute or Peru at the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development.

Come learn more about the program, host sites, and how to apply!



The Clinton Health Access Initiative is Hiring!!

Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is looking for smart, industrious individuals to join their team.

Last week, a new initiative to eliminate malaria from Central America was announced by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Carlos Slim Foundation. The countries of the region have already made impressive progress towards this goal, reducing case incidence from 125,000 in 2000 to only around 10,000 last year. Obstacles remain, but this new mechanism should take care of the financial gaps in national budgets and allow countries to focus on the remaining technical and operational challenges.

The team at CHAI provides operational support to the governmental malaria programs in the region to help improve their effectiveness and build systems that are strong enough to support the goal of sustainable elimination by 2020. Under this new financing mechanism, and in close partnership with the Pan American Health Organization, CHAI is looking to expand to provide additional manpower to work on a day-to-day basis with provincial malaria programs in some of the remaining endemic regions, such as the sugarcane producing region of Escuintla in Guatemala, the remote border region between Honduras and Nicaragua, and the indigenous Caribbean communities of Panama.

They are searching for hard-working folks with impressive problem-solving abilities and the skills to help national and provincial programs with challenges such as enhancing disease surveillance systems, building better health information platforms, strengthening supply chains, conducting rigorous data analysis, mapping malaria, planning and managing effective vector control campaigns, and/or monitoring and evaluating programs.

Candidates should be willing to relocate to or live in Central America, and Spanish ability will thus be important (although fluency is not necessarily required).

If you think you might be a good fit, apply directly at https://clintonhealthaccess.org/jobs/.

IHME Summer Internship Program Application Has Opened!

Application deadline: January 23, 2018; 11:59 PM PST*

The IHME Summer Internship program application period opened today (Jan 9, 2018), and will only accept the first 200 applications. More information can be found here: http://www.healthdata.org/get-involved/internships/apply

Thanks to Nancy Fullman ’07 for the head up about this internship program!

Hot HANDSHAKE Listings w/o 11/27: Jobs, Internships, Fellowships


Here are some of this week’s Handshake internships, jobs and fellowships that might be of interest for you in the areas of social impact opportunities. Don’t forget to check out the Career Path social impact Top Resources links for many more opportunities in the sectors of nonprofit organizations/social services, corporate social responsibility, the environment and renewable energy, social entrepreneurship, international development, and sustainable food systems:


Regional Advisors’ Country Support Intern at Global Health Fellows Program II – due 11/28

Work for the Strategic and Communications Division at the Office of HIV/AIDS at the United States Agency for International Development next summer!

Middle School Program Coordinator at Breakthrough New York – due 11/30

Change the lives of NYC middle schoolers by leading the first two years of their path as BTNY students and ensuring their placement into top high schools.

Community Organizer Internship at Texas Campaign for the Environment – due 11/30

Work directly for the campaign to envision a Texas free from pollution where all communities have equal access to healthy land, water, and air.

Winter Term Warming Shelter Staff at Charter House Coalition – due 11/30

Spend your J-Term interning at Charter House Coalition and learning more about food and housing needs of the Addison County community.

Camp Program Assistant at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain – due 12/1

Work to deliver educational experiences for children participating in ECHO camps for youth grades 1-5.

Health Care Policy Intern at New York Sustainable Business Council – due 12/1

Work to advance meaningful healthcare legislation in the state of New York.

Organic, Grass-Based Cattle Ranching Apprenticeship at Quivira Coalition – due 12/1

Receive hands-on experience with a cow-calf and grass-finishing operation on the San Juan Ranch in Colorado.

Winter Term Business Development Associate at Metrus Energy – due 12/8

Designed as a learning opportunity for students interested in renewable energy, energy efficiency, or cleantech finance, the Winter Term Intern will simultaneously be exposed to ongoing training sessions with Metrus leadership on topics related to cleantech project finance and energy efficiency.

FELLOWSHIPS: Summer & Post-Grad

IT Lab: Summer Security Intensive at Carnegie Mellon University – due 12/1

A paid summer fellowship for rising seniors to work with leading security, analytics, and policy researchers and take coursework in security analytics and policy.

Fellowship at Environment America – due 12/1

Become an Environment America Fellow to help build a greener, healthier world with clean air, clean water, and clean energy.

Grist Spring 2018 Fellowship at Grist – due 12/29

A perfect opportunity for a 6-month paid fellowship for a Feb offering three fellowships: a news fellowship, an environmental justice fellowship and a video fellowship! Are you an aspiring writer looking for an opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your understanding of environmental issues? Here’s your chance, apply now.