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Clinical Research Assistant position at the Harris Orthopaedics Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital – Full-Time and Summer Internship

Harris Orthopaedics Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital has openings for two full time Clinical Research Coordinators, starting this June, for pre-med track graduating seniors. They are also seeking two rising seniors for an 8-10 week paid summer research internship.

Their past and current study coordinators have had the opportunity to make meaningful contributions to research focused on improving standard of care for total joint replacement patients. They also have opportunities for authorship and mentorship by orthopedic surgeons, with whom they work with on a daily basis. For instance, the study coordinator who started at the lab in the summer of 2017 has helped to author two textbook chapters, three manuscripts (two first-authors), and twelve abstracts (5 of which were presented at academic conferences) in the time since he has been working at the lab.

Check out the position descriptions below:

News From the Franklin Environmental Center

What I learned in the Last Three Decades: A first glimpse of my new book with Bill McKibben

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
4:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, McCullough

Join Bill McKibben as he shares excerpts from his upcoming new book Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? which is being published exactly 30 years after his groundbreaking The End of Nature. This new book asks what we’ve lost in those decades–and what we might still hope to protect.

NOTE:  Click here to check out Falter on The Vermont Book Shop webpage, where you can learn more about the book and pre-order a copy/copies if desired. Shop local!  Falter will be released on April 16 by Henry Holt and Co.

Bill McKibben is a founder of 350.org and was among the first to have warned of the dangers of global warming. He is the author of fifteen books, including bestsellers The End of Nature, Eaarth, and Deep Economy. He is Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury and winner of the Gandhi Prize, the Thomas Merton Prize, and the Right Livelihood Prize

Seeing the Unseen: Using Visual Feedback of Electric Consumption to Engage Students

Howard E. Woodin ES Colloquium Series
Thursday, February 14
12:30 p.m. in The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center 103

Bring lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

Environmental problems are human behavior problems. Michelle McCauley, Professor of Psychology at Middlebury, and Thomas Wentworth ’18, Research Assistant at UVM and Independent Contractor at Staple Health, will discuss their efforts to study visual feedback of electrical consumption as a method to motivate conservation behavior—even in a group-housing situation. They will explain the decisions they made in designing LED feedback for residents in campus townhouses. Finally, McCauley and Wentworth will propose best practices for providing feedback in a manner that changes behavior while respecting an individual’s cognitive load.

From the Sight of Extraction: Thinking Globally with Indigeneity

Tuesday, February 19
4:30 p.m. in the Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs

This talk by Macarena Gómez-Barris will draw upon Gómez-Barris’ recent work in The Extractive Zone (Duke University Press 2017) and Beyond the Pink Tide (University of California Press 2018) to consider how we might refuse the logics of extractive capitalism by centering Indigenous and Afro-based knowledge production and artistic praxis. What does comparative Indigenous Studies outside of the frame of the nation-state do for a global and future oriented model of scholarship? How can we learn from sites and sights of catastrophe?  Macarena Gómez-Barris is Chair of Social Science & Cultural Studies and director, Global South Center, at Pratt Institute.

Building a Campaign to Conserve Canada’s Great Northern Boreal Forest

Howard E. Woodin ES Colloquium Series
Thursday, February 21
12:30 p.m. in The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center 103

Bring lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

Liz Barratt-Brown, Senior Advisor to the International Program, Natural Resources Defense Council, will address why conserving Canada’s boreal forest is so critical – for Indigenous Peoples, for species like the iconic caribou, and for shielding against climate chaos. She will describe how tissue paper is literally flushing the boreal down the drain and what NRDC’s newly launched campaign intends to do about it.

Human and Environmental Microbial Health: A Global Perspective

Thursday, February 21
7:00 p.m. in Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center

The human microbiome is now recognized as a dynamic part of the human ecosystem, and research demonstrates that using ecology to understand this ecosystem has profound benefits for patient wellness. Changes in the human microbiome have substantial influence on atopy, neurological disorders, metabolic disorders, and a range of complex conditions and disease states. Jack Gilbert will discuss evidence of these conditions and how we have started to disturb the delicate balance of the immune-microbe equilibrium, impacting the development and function of our immune systems. He will also highlight the distance we have placed between our children and the microbial world, which has been demonstrated to have a substantial influence on their physiological, immunological, neurological and even endocrinological development.  Jack Gilbert is a professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago, and Faculty Director of The Microbiome Center.

Boston 1-Day Technology Student Trek

Looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend part of your spring break?

The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a student ‘Tech Trek’ in Boston, MA on Friday, March 29th.
The objective is to introduce you to alumni working in all areas within tech companies – such as:
  • engineering,
  • product management,
  • advertising,
  • marketing,
  • new ventures

It is a great opportunity to be exposed to real-world professional experiences that will enable you to apply your liberal arts learning while informing your career exploration and other post-graduate planning.

We will spend the day visiting with alumni at Google (one of the Big Four tech companies), Wayfair (a leader in home goods e-commerce), and Cogo Labs (a startup accelerator), followed by a networking reception in the evening.

This trip is open to all students in all majors.

Preference will be given to non-seniors as the emphasis is on exploration. Submitting an application indicates a commitment to participate fully and attend all events.

Accommodations and transportation to and within Boston are the responsibility of each student. (For financial assistance, you may want to consider applying for an Opportunity Grant.)

Interested? Apply via Handshake.

Deadline is Sunday, February 24th at 11:55 pm.
Please contact CCI Advisor Mary Lothrop with any questions: mlothrop@middlebury.edu

AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair

Explore More Than 65 Medical Schools!

Thursday, February 21, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET

Join thousands of aspiring medical students like you and connect with medical school admissions staff at the AAMC Virtual Medical School Fair. Learn more about medical school programs across the country without having to travel. Connect with us online, Thursday, February 21 for the 2019 fair.

Registration is FREE – you can visit school booths, access information and chat with representatives from more than 65+ schools, in addition to pre-health advisors from the National Association of Advisors to the Health Professions, Inc. (NAAHP, Inc.) and representatives from the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) and the Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS).

Register today and receive a special promo code for a 19% discount on your Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) subscription! Additionally:

  • Chat with medical school representatives, admissions, officers and medical students, and view resources from each school.
  • Attend information and Q&A sessions
  • Speak with AAMC experts about the MCAT® exam, application process, financing your education, and more!
  • Talk to SHPEP program representatives about educational opportunities.
  • Get guidance from expert pre-health advisors

View medical schools who will be chatting at the fair.

Register Today!

Team4Tech Summer 2019 Internship in Costa Rica

Application opens February 11th and closes March 1st.

Team4Tech works to advance the quality of education in developing countries by connecting technology volunteers and solutions with high impact non-profit organizations. They guide volunteer interns through four to six weeks of preparation based in human-centered design principles, followed by three to four weeks of in-country immersive service learning that leverages their skills and passions to make a difference in education. Over the past five years, Team4Tech has implemented over 50 projects with more than 400 volunteers from 15 leading tech companies and universities, reaching 45,000 students and teachers.

In Costa Rica, Team4Tech is partnering with TeachUnited, a US-based non-profit organization that works to advance teaching and learning in rural schools via teacher training, mobile technology and personalized learning.
Teach United is focused on enhancing education at schools in the rainforest region of Sarapiqui. This area of Costa Rica primarily serves students of families working in pineapple and banana plantations, many of them Nicaraguan immigrants.
During the summer of 2018, 10 volunteer interns from Middlebury College provided technology support and training for TeachUNITED (TU) teacher trainers, participating teachers, and community partners. They delivered 4 workshops, updated the software on 100 tablets, trained the TU staff on new hardware and software, and filmed and produced a marketing video to promote TU.
Volunteer interns will be immersed in the local culture and environment at the Chilamate Rainforest Eco-Retreat. While at the eco-retreat, interns will have an opportunity to participate in cultural and adventure activities like rainforest and agricultural tours.
  • Learn more about the position in Handshake here
  • Sign up for on-campus interviews  March 4-7, 2019 in Handshake

FEMC Seeking Forest Health Monitoring Technicians for Summer Field Work

Application deadline February 15th.

Looking for a summer internship? The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative is looking for four summer field interns to assess forest plots as part of a statewide forest health monitoring program. Interns will work closely with forest health professionals to establish and survey monitoring plots and collect various forest health data throughout the state of Vermont.

Who are they looking for? Someone who…

  • Has taken a Dendrology course or is knowledgeable of common tree and herbaceous species in the northeastern region of the U.S. (preferred)
  • Is comfortable with a compass and GPS navigation
  • Preferably has had exposure to forest inventory sampling techniques (d-tapes, prisms, measuring tape, clinometers, hypsometers, etc.)

Internship runs from June 10-August 16, 2019

Compensation: $11.50/hr

To Apply:
Send a resume, cover letter and contact information for two references to John.truong@uvm.edu by February 15

Multiple Positions Open at Amazon

CS Students – check out the Amazon postings in Handshake…




and more positions that are not CS related!