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Interested in Japan? Check Out 2 Ways to Live There Post-Grad!

JET has sent more than 70,000 participants from around the globe (including more than 35,800 Americans) to work in schools, boards of education, and government offices throughout Japan. What makes JET unique is that it is the only teaching exchange program managed by the government of Japan. With more than 55 countries around the world currently participating in JET, this program offers a unique cultural exchange opportunity to meet people from all around the world, living and working in Japan. Before departing for Japan and upon return, there are a number of JET alumni organizations that host social, volunteer and professional development activities to help individuals through the transition process. Check out a fun video about JET HERE.

Click on the two paid opportunities below on Handshake to learn more about working in Japan with JET – DEADLINES NOVEMBER 30 @ 3:10PM:

Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)

ALTs are engaged in language instruction and make up over 90% of all JET Program participants. They are mainly assigned to local boards of education or elementary, junior high or senior high schools and carry out their duties under the guidance of language teachers’ consultants or Japanese teachers of English (JTEs) as specified by the supervisor and/or principal of the board of education and/or school. ALTs should enjoy working with students and sharing their own culture. There is no Japanese language requirement for ALTs. 

Coordinator for International Relations (CIR)

CIRs are engaged in internationalization activities and translation/interpretation and are placed in administrative offices of local authorities or related organizations. This position requires a high-degree of fluency and positions are less than 10% of all JET Program participants. Their duties are carried out as specified by the supervisor at individual contracting organizations.

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions. 

Sign up on Handshake by clicking the date you plan to attend.

Middlebury Social Impact Corps connects students to the front line of 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 8 week international summer internship. The program is an entry point to gaining deeper understanding and curating the tools needed to lead a purpose-driven career where participants receive tangible work experience with a social impact. 2019 partners: Impact Monterey County (in Monterey, CA), Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (in Cuzco, Peru) and Cape Eleuthera Institute (in Eleuthera, Bahamas)

Come learn more about the program, host sites, and how to apply! Check out the details of each one here on Handshake:

Impact Monterey County

Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development

Cape Eleuthera Institute

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions. 

Sign up on Handshake by clicking the date you plan to attend.

Middlebury Social Impact Corps connects students to the front line of 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 8 week international summer internship. The program is an entry point to gaining deeper understanding and curating the tools needed to lead a purpose-driven career where participants receive tangible work experience with a social impact. 2019 partners: Impact Monterey County (in Monterey, CA), Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (in Cuzco, Peru) and Cape Eleuthera Institute (in Eleuthera, Bahamas)

Come learn more about the program, host sites, and how to apply! Check out the details of each one here on Handshake:

Impact Monterey County

Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development

Cape Eleuthera Institute

“Terror in a handful of dust”: Exploring the State-Level Pursuit of Radiological Weapons

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.

International Development Summer 2018 Internships and Full-Time Job on Handshake

Tetra Tech IDS (https://tetratechintdev.comis now accepting applications for internships at their Burlington, VT and Arlington, VA offices for summer 2018. They will offer a total of 4 internships and interns will learn from and work with their technical programs team or operational team professionals.  Application deadlines are approaching fast and all internships will begin in early June. We have several Middlebury alumni working there now (check out LinkedIn).

They currently have 4 postings in Handshake!

Tetra Tech creates practical, sustainable, and environmentally responsible solutions to address the world’s most complex challenges. Their service areas include agriculture and economic growth; democracy and governance; energy; environment and natural resources; land tenure and property rights; water supply and sanitation; architecture, engineering, and construction services; and global security. Tetra Tech creates practical, sustainable, and environmentally responsible solutions for federal agencies, governments, multilateral banks, and multinational corporations.

Their approach is based on sound science, stakeholder engagement, capacity building, and innovative technologies and best practices. Their goal on every project is to ensure local ownership and sustainable development long after their work is complete. Their expertise includes monitoring and evaluation tools, grants management systems, compliance systems, and public-private partnerships.

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!!

Creating a Social Enterprise: Careers in International Development, Friday 4/13

Creating a Social Enterprise: Careers in International Development
When: Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:30 – 2pm
Where: CCI, Adirondack House Library
((LUNCH PROVIDED)
Join Middlebury alumnae Cara Myers ’13 as she talks about her experiences since leaving Middlebury, what its like to start a social enterprise and lessons learned: the process of growing something organically, working with international teams, raising funds, etc. for an international NGO she founded called the Mozambique School Lunch Initiative (mozambiqueschoollunchinitiative.wordpress.com). If you have interest in starting a nonprofit or have started one, come meet Cara, and bring our questions.