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.
Application deadline is TOMORROW – March 30th!
Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund (PPVTAF) is hiring one intern for each of the following campuses: University of Vermont, Middlebury College, Castleton University, and Bennington College to assist existing Planned Parenthood Generation Action Teams in their work to cultivate and manage activists and volunteers, raise public awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues, and represent Planned Parenthood at public events.
Interns are required to commit to 10-15 hours a week during their college/university’s Spring and Fall semesters. Intern will receive a stipend to cover the cost of expenses during the duration of the internship.
- Interest in sexual and reproductive health care, education, and advocacy
- Excellent writing and research skills
- Commitment to a team orientation
- Computer literacy. Experience with databases essential
- Experience working with volunteers
- Ability to speak publicly
- Knowledge of VT politics and issue-based campaign work preferred
- Strong project management and organizational skills
- Strong track record for taking initiative
If this sounds interesting to you, learn more in Handshake.
The capital of the United States is a hub of opportunity for those wishing to make a lasting social impact. Washington, D.C. is an excellent city with many government-related resources available for academics and professionals that want to intern, work, or even just attend a short seminar on public policy. Fellowship opportunities in Washington, D.C. abound for students, graduates, and working professionals from all academic backgrounds. Check out these 32 unique fellowships in public policy in Washington, D.C. and be sure to bookmark these opportunities to your ProFellow account!
Join Tarsi Dunlop ’09, Political Science major, for a candid and informal conversation about her life and work in DC.
Friday, October 27
12:30 pm in ADK Library (CCI)
Here is more about Tarsi. Come with your questions, all class years and majors welcome.
Tarsi Dunlop is a nonprofit leader, committed to building progressive capacity and infrastructure, Millennial leadership and education equity and access. She is currently the Program and Membership Associate for Local Progress at the Center for Popular Democracy. Prior to that, she served as the Program and Operations Manager at the Learning First Alliance (LFA), a national partnership of education associations committed to strengthening public schools for all children. Her writing has been featured in outlets including the Washington Post, National Priorities Project, and the Next New Deal. She serves as a national board advisory member for Forge Columbus (a civic innovation hub in Columbus, OH) and as part of the Emerging Leaders Group for the Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute.. Prior to LFA, Tarsi was the Director of Operations and Communications at the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network – the nation’s first student policy organization. She remains an active alumni, editing student policy ideas and serving as a steering committee member to help build up the organization’s alumni network.
Since its inception in 2012, more than 900 emerging leaders have participated in the Up to Us Campus Competition (http://bit.ly/2v7anqH) and have gone on to work at think tanks like the Bipartisan Policy Center, U.S. Department of Education, Goldman Sachs, and more! Now, it’s your turn to join this network of impact leaders. Up to Us is an opportunity for you to mobilize your community on campus to understand why fiscal policy matters and inspire collaborative change through creative projects.
This is an eight week program, January 16-March 15, 2018.
- Resume building leadership and project management training
- Weekly 1-hour webinars
- All-expenses-paid Net Impact Conference in the San Francisco Bay Area
- $1,000 in funding to turn your ideas into action
- A chance to win a $10,000 grand prize
- Exclusive paid internship opportunities
STUDENT LEADER ROLE:
- Design two fiscal policy events or activities
- Attend weekly webinars to receive training on: National Debt and Fiscal Policy, Campaign Management, Social Media, Deliberative Dialogue, and Leadership Development
- Attend an all-expenses-paid conference in the San Francisco Bay Area for in-person training
- Submit a Final Report
2-4 hours a week for the duration of the program
Sign up at http://bit.ly/2tZ58um to reserve your spot for the winter cohort. Space is limited.
Email Kelly Chan, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Up to Us Campus Competition page at http://bit.ly/2v7anqH
Net Impact is a leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in the workplace and the world. At the heart of our community are over 60,000 student and professional leaders from over 300 volunteer-led chapters across the globe working for a sustainable future. Together, we make a net impact that transforms our lives, our organizations, and the world. Many people want to make a difference, but turning good intentions into tangible impact can be hard. Net Impact is an accelerator. Our programs—delivered from our headquarters, as well as globally through our student and professional chapters—give our members the skills, experiences and connections that will allow them to have the greatest impact now and throughout their careers. Net Impact is a global community of students and professionals who want to become the most effective change agents they can be. Over 100,000 strong, our emerging leaders take on social challenges, protect the environment, invent new products and orient business toward the greater good. In short, we help our members turn their passions into a lifetime of world-changing action.
This is from one of the lists that I am on, and seemed worthy of broader distribution via the LIS Blog.
The Association for Information and Media Equipment has recently challenged one of our institution’s copyright compliance regarding the posting of video on university servers for instruction. As we understand it from the press, this challenge has resulted in the institution no longer posting the video for fear of legal action.
This situation echos previous instances when content owners have threatened our institutions with litigation for infringement, for example the various institutions whom the American Association of Publishers approached regarding e-reserves and course management systems a few years ago. It differs from the peer to peer aspect of copyright significantly because, apart now from HEOA compliance, our colleges and universities did not have liability as conduit service providers, i.e. the allegedly infringing material was not being served from our servers, we acted only as I.S.P.s. Thus, this current matter is serious. Not only does it threaten exorbitant legal expenses and damages in both dollars and reputation, by touching instruction it threatens the exercise of our missions.
Steve Worona, on EDUCAUSE’s behalf, has begun a blog to educate people about this matter and stimulate discussion in the community. http://www.educause.edu/blog/sworona/UCLAVideoStreamingDamnedDammed/197444
Please take a moment to learn more about this matter, as we are learning about it, and most especially talk with your colleagues at home and around the community. It may be that higher education must approach the issue from a range of positions (standing firm on fair use, understanding better the opportunities and limitations of the Teach Act, proactively and collectively arranging for licensing are some examples that jump quickly to mind) but what is absolutely critical is that we do so as a community, working to help each other to preserve our missions.