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

HOT HANDSHAKE LISTINGS:

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.

This Week’s (week/of 11/13) Hot Internships & Jobs in Handshake

Hot Opportunities (jobs & internships) in Handshake This Week:

VIA Global Community Fellowship – due 11/15
Apply to spend 13-15 months at an NGO or school in Asia and support community development and youth education.

J-Term Internship at Addison County Parent Child Center – due 11/16

Impact America Corps Member – due 11/16
Work at one of Impact America’s several initiatives to fight poverty in the US, in direct service, education, administrative, media, or health-related positions.

Wilderness Field Instructor at New Vision Wilderness – due 11/20
Apply to be a full-time or seasonal field instructor to provide a safe, therapeutic atmosphere for struggling teens.

Energy & Water Corpsmember at Mile High Youth Corps – due 11/21

AmeriCorps Fellow at East End House – due 11/26
Create, manage, and lead meaningful out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 6-12 with a focus on mentoring.

J-Term Mentoring Programs Coordinator Internship at Stride Foundation – due 11/17
Stride Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to empowering girls and women through sports mentoring.

Social Impact Events with Alumni: Learn More About Impact Sectors

Big things happening here on campus this coming week in the world of social impact and development. Here are Tracy’s top 5 reasons you should try to attend any one of these events with our Middlebury alumni who have come back to campus:

1) Knowledge is power, and the more you are armed with info about certain sectors, the more easily it is to identify with why or why not this space is a place you want to spend your time and learn more from;

2) Internships are a great way to gain experience in a sector that you are curious about, whether its a nonprofit or a research think tank or social entrepreneurship, alumni here on campus are here to help you explore these possibilities;

3) Learn Who the Players Are: engaging with alumni who have experience in different sectors of the social impact space can help you understand ‘who the players are’ in the different sectors–are they NGOs (non-governmental organizations), consultants, funders, foundations, think tanks, or corporations;

4) Networking: at Middlebury we are so fortunate to have alumni that stay connected to their alma mater in ways that are incredibly meaningful, from mentoring current students during summer internships to helping seniors prepare for the job application and interview process. These alumni are willing to assist current students to connect with other like-minded professionals in their industries and sectors. So come meet them, ask well-prepared questions and think about ways that you can connect with their networks;

5) JOBS…there are so many ways that alumni ‘give back’ to Middlebury and one is by working with CCI to post jobs on Handshake. Don’t be surprised then, when you find entry-level J-PAL jobs listed in Handshake!

***EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED THIS WEEK ***

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, CCI Library, ADK House – Alumni Career Conversation w/former CEO of Save the Children, Charlie MacCormack ’63: How to Enter Global Development

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/87145/share_preview

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, CCI Library, ADK House – Careers at the Abdul Latin Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT: Hannah Myers, Middlebury ’14, will present on J-PAL’s work, randomized evaluations, and how to get a job with J-PAL or J-PAL’s partners.

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/97868/share_preview

  • Friday, November 3, 2017, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Coltrane Lounge, ADK House – How to Have a Purposeful Job Search: Carolyn Birsky ’10.5 offers students a different way of approaching the job search process and avoid the trap of taking any job they can get their hands on.

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/73891/share_preview

Winter Term Team Peru Internship Due October 30

Team Peru Internship for Credit with Prof. Orion Lewis- Calca Region, Peru

Agriculture extension in Peru is based off a western, top down, teacher-student model that does not consider traditional methods of knowledge transfer. The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (AASD) is currently partnering with the community of Sacclio in Peru and a small group of identified community leaders to create a localized agriculture extension program that is specifically designed for small scale farmers. A localized extension program will offer trainings and resources for small scale farmers to organize, maintain traditional and environmentally friendly farming practices, provide agency and voice, and create innovative avenues to access markets. Students will participate in intensive facilitations and conversations to build context and critical perspectives; visit farming communities with differing levels of access; meet with NGOs, government officials, and community leaders; and participate in farming activities, workshops and other hands-on experiences. For more information visit http://alianzaandina.org/january-term/.

For this year’s JTerm students will join the AASD as stakeholders in this process. Students can expect to:

  • Participate in intensive facilitations and conversations with the AASD to build context and critical perspectives;
  • Visit farming communities with differing levels of access and connectivity as well as ecological zones;
  • Meet with NGOs, government officials and community leaders;
  • Participate in farming activities, workshops and hands on experience to build context;
  • Immerse themselves in readings, informational videos will be discussed as well as weekly reflections.

Deliverables for this practicum have not yet been decided on, but will most likely fit into the following framework:

  • A situation analysis related to a particular theme (which can be negotiated with the AASD in country)
  • The design of an initiative—probably a tweak to an existing project–that is firmly rooted in the situation analysis
  • A product that would support the initiative (which can be negotiated with AASD in country)”

For more information, visit AASD’s new website: http://alianzaandina.org/

Dates: January 8-26, 2018
Expenses: Students are responsible for program fees and travel costs.
To apply: Meet with Prof. Orion Lewis (olewis@middlebury.edu) to discuss independent study options by October 30. If approved, you will be directed to apply to AASD.

If you have any questions about Team Peru, please contact Carolyn Meyer at cmeter@miis.edu/831-647-6417

Sushi & Social Change: Work on Purpose – FFW Sat., Oct 14 @ 11am in Coltrane

DURING FALL FAMILY WEEKEND THIS SATURDAY @ 11:00AM: Bring your parents, bring your roommate(s), bring your friends. Join the CCI for some delicious sushi and lots of incredible conversations about bringing purpose and passion to the life you want to live!

SENIORS: Timelines for Applying to Princeton in…Africa, Asia & Latin America

What is ‘Princeton in…Africa, Asia & Latin America’?

Since 1898, the independent, non-profit organization located at Princeton University has long been driven by a mission to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives, cultivate long-lasting relationships and benefit local and global communities. It is their vision that through extended exposure to global workplaces and cultures, Fellows will develop a life-long appreciation for and engagement in parts of the world, as well as a commitment to contributing to the communities they find themselves a part of after their Fellowships end.
If you are a Senior and have had any thoughts of working abroad for a year, you might very well be a good match for these programs. Each region of the world has a different management in terms of applying, so below is just a tickler to get this on a your mind and your radar if you are looking for a transformative experience working with a nonprofit that you are partnered with for one year of service.

Deadlines & Information for Applying

Princeton in Africa

10/9/17: Attend the Webinar Info Session – You can attend their online webinar on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 6-8pm EDT.  When you join their applicant mailing list by emailing piafapp@princetoninafrica.org you will receive instructions for attending the webinar when they are available. You do not need to RSVP to attend the webinar. If you are on the applicant mailing list, you will automatically be invited to the webinar.

10/29/17: Application Deadline, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT – Application Deadline for 2018-19 fellowships

 

Princeton in Asia

11/9/17: Application Deadline, Thursday, November 9 at 11:59pm, EST for submission of application materials. You must submit your online application, hard copy application materials (official transcript & Letter of recommendation), and application fee by this date.

Princeton in Latin America

11/6/17 – Application Deadline, Monday, November 6 at 11:59 pm, EST. The initial application process is online (hard-copy materials cannot be accepted or processed). No late applications are accepted.