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Saha Global: Solving Problems with Opportunities Info Session

Come join Lexi Lessing ’19, a Neuroscience major for an information session and learn more about being a catalyst for change at a global level. Lexi spent two summers working with Saha Global in Ghana.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 20th, 5:30-6:30 PM

WHERE: CCI, Adirondack House Library

Saha Global knows that young people have the skills, intellect and determination required to solve some of the world’s greatest problems. Through their Global Leadership Program, they provide young leaders the opportunity to harness their passions and knowledge in an impactful way. Since 2008, their three-week Global Leadership Program has trained hundreds of volunteer Field Representatives to help them launch women-owned businesses that provide clean water to an entire rural community in northern Ghana and to date, Saha has launched 28 solar businesses which provide access to electricity to approximately 10,662 people.

Learn more about how you can work with Saha in Ghana for 3 weeks this summer!

Midd Alum Offering Financial Inclusion Internship in Madagascar

Middlebury alumna, Elizabeth Toder ’90, who has spent several J-Terms teaching a class called “Extending Financial Services to the Unbanked,” which explored microfinance, microinsurance and the use of technology to achieve financial inclusion in developing countries, is now generously offering a summer internship to work with her on this very issue.  She is now a Resident Banking Advisor for the U.S. Department of Treasury working in Madagascar with their Ministry of Finance on developing microinsurance products with the 25+ MFIs in the region. She has posted to Handshake a 10-week Financial Inclusion Internship, which is CCI-sponsored, working with her in Madagascar on this project and is seeking students who might have the right qualifications: French speakers, those studying/interested in development economics, and are juniors or senior Febs. (seniors can apply but will not get the CCI-sponsored funding, however, the employer is providing housing and stipend for local transportation).

Here is a link to view the internship in Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2526159/share_preview.

The Financial Inclusion Intern posting has a quick turnaround so please apply and don’t wait for the deadline.

HOT Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Internships & Jobs Week of 3/11-3/18

Here is the weekly LINK to social impact internships, jobs, fellowships that will expire of the week of March 11 through March 18. There are some exciting opportunities that you should definitely check out:

INTERNSHIPS

VtSBDC Special Projects Intern, Vermont Small Business Development Center (local in Middlebury)

HOT Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Jobs & Internships Week of 3/4-3/8

Another week of rich social impact opportunities–both internships and jobs–with deadlines. Check them out HERE. There are several data analyst jobs in the energy sector and the Zero Hunger Internship Program with the Congressional Hunger Center, a curriculum development & design internship at the New England Aquarium, internships at the European Parliament Office in Washington, DC, and many more…..

Also, if you think you might have a difficult time finding an opportunity because you’ll have a few gaps in your summer because of other planned events, fear not, try searching Handshake using the keyword REMOTE. Also, check out this event below which might be interesting for seniors from our friends at Bard:

How to Get a Job in Sustainability – Virtual Session

Purpose-Driven Careers in Business, NGOs, and Government

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 7pm EST

Dr. Eban Goodstein, Director of Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College, will outline career strategies for both soon-to-be and recent college graduates, and for professionals looking to make a move. Goodstein will provide participants with a concrete job-search strategy, discuss what the current political climate means for careers in social and environmental sustainability, and also field questions in a live, interactive webinar. Webinar link will be sent upon completion of registration. Registration Link: https://gps.bard.edu/how-to-get-a-job-in-sustainability-3-6-19

HOT Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Jobs & Internships Week of 2/25-3/4

Another week of rich social impact opportunities–both internships and jobs–with deadlines. Check them out HERE. There are several data analyst jobs in the energy sector and the Zero Hunger Internship Program with the Congressional Hunger Center, a curriculum development & design internship at the New England Aquarium, internships at the European Parliament Office in Washington, DC, and many more…..

Also, if you think you might have a difficult time finding an opportunity because you’ll have a few gaps in your summer because of other planned events, fear not, try searching Handshake

Hot Jobs/Internships on Handshake – Social Impact

Summer 2019 REU Program in Translational Ecology at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – Due 1/28 @ 11:55pm

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook NY is accepting applications for the summer 2019 REU program in “Translational Ecology”!
Students conduct mentored research projects, and have many chances to interact, give and receive feedback and support. They also participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips around the theme of translational ecology.

Venture For America Class of 2019 Fellow atVenture For America – Due 1/28 @ 11:55pm

Venture For America is seeking college seniors and recent grads to join our two-year Fellowship program. If you are excited to learn and grow while working at a startup in one of 14 cities across the country. We’re looking for applicants from any academic background who are well-rounded, highly motivated, and community-focused to join our newest class!  Our application consists of an activities submission, written application, a Skype interview, and a full-day in-person interview. The next deadline to join the Class of 2019 is Monday, January 28th at 11:59 PM EST.  To apply you must: be a US Citizen, Permanent Resident, or DACA Recipient; have earned your undergraduate degree by Spring 2019; and/or graduated with your first undergraduate degree in Spring 2016 or later.

Legal Action Program, Legal Assistant at Justice in Motion – Due 1/30 @ 7:00pm

Program Description

Justice in Motion is a non-profit organization with the mission of protecting migrant rights across borders. At the core of this mission is the belief that all migrants should be treated fairly and should have access to justice, and that in today’s globalized world, cross-border partnerships within civil society are essential to fair treatment and justice for migrants. To this end, Justice in Motion has designed an innovative model which partners US and Canadian lawyers with members of Justice in Motion’s Defender Network to collaborate on concrete legal cases for migrants. The Defender Network is comprised of human rights lawyers and community-based organizations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Justice in Motion’s legal action, capacity building, and policy programs provide advocates throughout the region with the necessary skills, knowledge, and connections to ensure migrants have access to justice wherever and whenever they need it.
Justice in Motion is currently seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish) college graduate for a new paralegal position. The paralegal will work closely with and report directly to the Legal Director. This position provides a unique opportunity to join a dynamic team of internationally-minded creative thinkers and change makers.
About The Public International Law & Policy Group
The Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates as a global, pro bono law firm providing free assistance to developing states and governments involved in violent conflicts. To facilitate the utilization of this legal assistance, PILPG also provides policy formulation advice and training on matters related to conflict resolution. To date, PILPG has advised over 20 states and governments on the legal aspects of peace negotiations and post-conflict constitution drafting, and over two dozen states and war crimes tribunals in Europe, Asia, and Africa concerning the protection of human rights, self-determination, and transitional justice.

Repair the World Fellowship at Repair the World – Due 1/31 @ 10:55pm

Program Overview:
We’re looking for courageousinnovative and compassionate leaders who want to spend 11 months accelerating their professional networks and personal growth, while addressing social inequity through meaningful service and recruiting the Jewish community to volunteer alongside them. Think you have what it takes? Priority Applications are due Thursday January 31st. The Repair the World Fellowship is a unique 11-month opportunity for individuals ages 21 – 26 who are passionate about social justice, community engagement, and meaningful service.

International Development Intern, Strategic Initiatives at TechnoServe, Inc – Due 2/1 @ 2:55am

Background

Working with Nespresso to develop a coffee sector in South Sudan fresh from gaining independence.
Partnering with Unilever to design a new women-owned micro-retail model for the sale of clean water
in Nigeria. Working with The Coca Cola Company to develop new local sourcing models from
smallholder fruit farmers in East Africa. And working with Syngenta to identify new base of the
pyramid distribution models for high quality seed in West and East Africa. These are just some
examples of the type of projects overseen by TechnoServe’s Strategic Initiatives unit, as we partner
with multinational corporations to deliver on our mission to use business solutions to help solve
poverty.  TechnoServe is a global NGO that celebrated its 50th birthday in 2018. We operate in 30 countries
around the world, with more than 1,500 staff. Our work is based on the philosophy that if you provide
the knowledge and market access to small businesses in emerging markets, you can successfully
increase their incomes, helping poor individuals feed their families, send their children to school and
invest in their communities. In 2017, our work supported 461,000 farmers and entrepreneurs to
increase their business revenues by $189M.

HOT Social Impact Opportunities Week of 10/29-11/6

Searching for a summer internship or job for after graduation? Check out these great opportunities posted in Handshake HERE. They include jobs & internships in the environment & renewable energy, not for profits/NGOs, sustainable food systems, international development, Govt. – state & local, and many more. Deadlines are fast approaching!