From our colleagues at the Franklin Environmental Center:
Monday, September 24 at 4:30 PM in Axinn 232
This talk will be given by Sarah Bidgood, Senior Research Associate and Project Manager, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Experts often talk about radiological weapons in the context of terrorism. Significantly less attention is paid to the potential for national governments to develop these weapons. Researchers at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies have found that a host of countries, including the United States, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, and Iraq, pursued radiological weapons in the past. Using primary source and archival material, they have sought to pinpoint why these programs began, why they stopped, and how this history can inform policy today.
Ms. Bidgood will also be here at CCI on Friday, 9/21 at 12:30 to host a session focusing on the Institute’s Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies MA program, the new J-term internship program, and the CNS’s Summer Undergraduate Nonproliferation Program. You can read more about that event here.
Are you still trying to figure out your full summer plans? We just got word that there are openings for 1 to 4 Middlebury students and alumni to participate in the DPMI (Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation) international development and social change program being held in Washington, DC from June 4-15, 2018 (2 weeks) this summer. This will be the last year that they offer DPMI/DC, so it would be a super opportunity for those who don’t want to come to CA for the training. The website for the program is here. They are trying to fill these spots fast, and the cost is a reduced $400 (for alumni too!).
Should you have any questions, I will direct you to our MIIS colleague:
Beryl Levinger, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chair, Development Practice and Policy Program
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS)
I hope some of you will take advantage of this generous offer. Many Middlebury students have taken DPMI and are grateful for the applied practical project management and strategic planning skills they were able to acquire.
Social Impact –
The Berkshire Museum seeks an Engagement Coordinator to provide administrative support in the areas of development, membership, community outreach, and communications.
SBP is an innovative nonprofit that shrinks the time between disaster and recovery.
Work as a College Completion or College Access Coach for a year in Austin or Houston, TX.
Work at the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity.
Spend your summer learning farm-related tasks in Brewster, NY.
Work at an international location (India, South Africa, Senegal, Zambia, Kenya, Phillipines, or San Francisco) at an international development consulting organization.
Community Sailing of Colorado is a small nonprofit in Boulder that offers sailing programs that support individuals, local groups, and organizations.
Interested in helping local farmers and support Vermont’s food system? Spend your summer in Montpelier supporting business planning for Vermont farm, food, and forestry businesses.
Apply for this internship if you have a passion for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
The Green Chimneys Dog Interaction Program in Brewster, NY allows students and residents to be actively involved in the everyday care, socialization and training of shelter dogs.
Toxic Action Center works side-by-side with communities, empowering them with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up pollution at the local level.
Support the Development, Partner Relations, and Operations teams at a nonprofit that provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school, and at play.
Apply to the World Service Authority if you are interested in educating about, promiting, and advocating human rights and world citizenship.
Fish Technicians function as part of the hatchery operations team in the cultivating and rearing of fish in Cordova, Alaska.
This internship offers students a great way to develop an interest in environmental protection as an occupation among racial and ethnic minorities.
This intern will raise public awareness through storytelling, and contribute to two of Maine Farmland Trust’s programs: Outreach and Farm Viability.
Join the Witness for Peace for a two-year term of service, producing documentation of the impacts of US policies and corporate practices, such as articles/blog posts, fact sheets, short videos, and action alerts.
Work at a national Sikh American media, policy, and education organization that empowers Sikh Americans by building dialogue, deepening understanding, promoting civic and political participation, and upholding social justice and religious freedom for all Americans.
Reconnect Brooklyn was founded in 2010 as an innovative community response to the social disconnection of young men in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn.
One Earth Future is an international NGO with a mission to catalyze systems that eliminate root causes of war.
Social Impact –
LifeMoves is dedicated to helping homeless families and individuals across Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Peninsula return to self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
Work at an international not-for-profit arts organization in one of several departments including programs, development, and communications.
Work at an organization that is the driving force behind solar energy, building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education.
Spend your summer working at an energy storage development start-up company.
Spend a year developing programming and fundraising efforts for the Community Resource Center of the Washington County Homeless Project in Ohio.
ISO New England is a non-profit authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to protect the health of the region’s economy and the well-being of its people by ensuring the constant availability of competitively-priced wholesale electricity.
uAspire provides college affordability advice to students and families in order to change the college affordability landscape.
Spend your summer in the beautiful Brattleboro, VT area, working on a historic farm that is also a regional center for education, recreation, farming, processing, markets, and events.
Apply for this opportunity to take the lead on developing compelling blog posts, case studies, social media content, and web copy that highlight MassChallenge’s mission to strengthen the global innovation ecosystem by supporting high potential entrepreneurs across all industries, from anywhere in the world.
Apply for a summer position at a non-profit that uses research, litigation, and aggressive communications to expose misconduct and malfeasance in public life.
The Seagrass Management Data Technician will work with Conservancy staff to substantiate the location and extent of seagrass resources at Fishers Island, NY and evaluate vessel use patterns implicated as threats to seagrass habitat.
Work at an international NGO committed to building sustainable capacity to advance democratic institutions, civil society, and a culture of peaceful change and conflict management worldwide.
The Pro Players Foundation works with disadvantaged children across North Texas through sports-based programs.
Mayhew is a nonprofit that challenges and helps at-risk New Hampshire boys to believe in themselves, work well with others, and find their best.
Fellows will have the opportunity to work at a thriving, international NGO and gain hands-on experience with the nuts and bolts of their operations and development work.
SIF brings together nonprofits, philanthropy, government, and business to support the spread of emerging social innovations in greater Boston.
The Great Basin Institute in Reno, Nevada is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West.
Apply for this consultancy position in the solar industry.
Work at a nonprofit conservation and research organization in Indonesia.
(This opportunity comes to you via a Middlebury alumnae, Emma Hodge ’16)
Dalberg is committed to global development and innovation, and offers a variety of advisory services across the international development sector. Comprised of Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Capital, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Data Insights and Dalberg Research, our businesses provide high-level strategic, policy and investment advice to the leadership of key institutions, corporations and governments that are shaping international development. We focus on emerging and frontier markets, tackling topics such as economic development, global health, access to finance, agriculture, energy and the environment, among others. We offer outstanding individuals the opportunity to apply private sector skills to global challenges within an entrepreneurial working environment.
You aspire to become a leader in global development by tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic growth, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy collaborating with teams while traveling and working across continents and cultures. You excel in solving problems using clear strategic thinking and quantitative and qualitative analysis, and you want to put your skills to work—transforming organizations, advising investors, and shaping new initiatives. You are a committed self- starter with an excellent academic record, leadership roles on campus, a passion for development and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Dalberg has a global footprint with consultants that live and work around the world, creating a network of experience anchored by our offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Dalberg combines ground-level insight with experience from top-tier professional services firms and leading academic institutions to create actionable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.
o Full-time undergraduate with expected graduation in 2019 or 2020
o Pursuing a degree in Economics, Business, International Relations, Science, Math, Engineering or a related field o Excellent academic record
o Leadership experience on- or off-campus
o Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
o Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
o Understanding of the political and cultural realities of international organizations or environments
In addition, if you have skills or abilities in the following areas, please be sure to let us know in your application:
o Fluency in spoken and written languages other than English
o Experience with financial analysis, excel, STATA
o In-depth knowledge on specific topics related to Dalberg’s work
o Demonstrated ability to innovate new programs, processes, ideas or initiatives
What You Will Do and How You Will Grow
Undergraduate Interns will join Dalberg project teams supporting our clients to drive the creation of innovative and results-oriented solutions. Interns will work closely with members of a project team and take ownership of key aspects of project work, including leading research and analyses. Interns will be paired with junior staff members who will serve as the interns’ mentors for the duration of the internship. Each intern will also be assigned an advisor who is responsible for the intern’s professional development and growth during their internship. Interns will have regular trainings in consulting skills, communications, business development and specific content areas of interest.
Examples of recent projects that Dalberg consultants have worked on include exploring impact investing opportunities in South Asia, designing innovative financing mechanisms for smallholder farmers in West Africa, creating strategies for more environmentally-friendly cities in Latin America and engaging major corporations on regional development issues.
Dalberg is a platform for change. Our staff is empowered to start new programs, institute best practices, and develop traditions that will define the Dalberg experience for years to come. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not only valued at Dalberg; they are essential to our firm’s success. In addition to providing training, management-level advising, and mentoring, we empower our interns to learn by doing, engaging them as full members of project teams from day one.
About Our Clients
Our clients come to us with some of the most difficult global problems, seeking solutions where the obvious ones have failed. We supply new ideas, drawing from a deep base of knowledge that cuts across sectors and geographies and is growing every day. We create value for clients focused on social impact by using on-the-ground research and rigorous business analysis to help governments, foundations, international agencies, NGOs, and corporations develop strategies and assess programs in areas such as access to finance, inclusive growth, global health, and energy and the environment. Some of our recent clients include foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, corporations such as Google and Vodafone, multilateral institutions like the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, UN agencies, and government actors like DFID, USAID, and the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture.
Join Our Team!
The Undergraduate Intern role is a 10-12 week program, beginning in June 2018 and ending prior to the start of the Fall academic term. The intern will have the opportunity to better understand what full-time employment with Dalberg is like. The current internship offering is for offices in the Africa (Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam), Asia (Mumbai, New Delhi), and the United States (New York, San Francisco, Washington DC).
Please submit your application on our website by 11:59p.m. EST on February 4, 2018 at https://www.dalberg.com/join-our-team/current-openings. Your application should include a resume noting your current GPA and SAT/ACT, transcript and cover letter that discusses your interest in international development and identifies issues that are most pressing to you. We expect to make final decisions regarding intern positions no later than April 1, 2018.
- – For opportunities in our Europe offices, please see separate job posting on our website. Potential undergraduate internship opportunities in our MENA offices will be posted shortly.
- – All offices will only extend offers to candidates looking for full time positions in the country they complete their internship in.
- – Full-time employment in all the Dalberg offices is conditional on the candidate having the requisite authorization to live and work in that country; in the US we will sponsor OPT and will apply for H1B visas for employees in good standing; In Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Dakar, India, Lagos, Johannesburg and Nairobi, this includes Ethiopian, Tanzanian, Senegalese, Indian, Nigerian, South African, Kenya nationals, respectively, and individuals with long-term work permits.