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Global Operations JOB with IDinsight – in one of 6 offices around the world

IDinsight is an international development consulting organization that helps policymakers and managers make socially impactful decisions using rigorous evidence. We carefully tailor a wide range of analytical and quantitative tools to enable our clients to design better policies, rigorously test those ideas, and take informed action at scale to improve lives. Our services include experimental evaluation methodologies – including, but not limited to, randomized controlled trials – tailored to the priorities of international development decision-makers; monitoring and performance management systems to facilitate continuous data-driven improvement; policy design consulting and scale-up support.

IDinsight’s vision is to improve millions of lives by transforming how the social sector innovates, learns and improves.

Our Global Operations team will be the jet fuel to create and maintain a uniquely dynamic and high-achieving multi-cultural, multi-continental team at the cutting edge of how evidence is used to improve global development programs. This team’s mandate is to attract top talent, create the best place to thrive at work, and build the systems to allow IDinsight teams to achieve social impact. Crucially, the team will manage IDinsight’s exponential growth over the next two years, from 125 staff in 5 global offices to a team of 200+, opening ~3 new global offices.

Learn more and apply on Handshake here.

Hot SOCIAL IMPACT Internships & Jobs in Handshake – Deadlines Week of 4/17-23

Social Impact –

Student Trainee Positions in Geology and Soil Conservation at USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service – due 4/17

Work at NRCS to promote conservation practices within agriculture.

 

Summer of Service Corpsmember at Mile High Youth Corps – due 4/17

Spend your summer in Colorado in a 13-week long-program working on conservation,  stewardship, and education projects.

 

Development Assistant at WYGC Foundation, Arizona Serve – due 4/18

WYGC Foundation provides mental health and substance abuse services to low income communities in Prescott, AZ and its surrounding areas.

Lake Champlain Education and Outreach Intern at New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission – due 4/18

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission is seeking a creative intern to work in education and outreach upto 40 hours a week this summer

 

Several Summer Positions with Conservation Corps around the country – due 4/20

Idaho Conservations Corps

Minnesota & Iowa

 

Summer Business Development Intern at Metrus Energy – due 4/20

Assist Metrus’ Business Development team in originating, developing, and financing large-scale energy efficiency projects for Fortune 500 and major institutional customers.

 

Network Communications/Special Projects Intern at The Innocence Project – due 4/22

Work at The Innocence Network, which provides pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted.

 

Latin America & the Caribbean Intern at PartnersGlobal – due 4/22

PartnersGlobal is an international NGO committed to building sustainable capacity to advance democratic institutions, civil society, and a culture of peaceful change and conflict management worldwide.

 

Community Organizer at The Direct Action & Research Training Center – due 4/22

DART is hiring full-time community organizers who will build relationships with faith leaders and community members from diverse backgrounds, train and develop their organizing skills, and deepen their participation in the work of their local organizations.

 

Communications Intern at American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts – due 4/23

The ACLU of Massachusetts is seeking a part-time summer communications intern to help maintain the affiliate’s website and produce online content.

Interested in Working with Youth and Teens? Work at Middlebury’s Center for Community Engagement Post-Graduation

Center for Community Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA Information Session. Seniors: come learn about applying to serve as the 2018-2019 Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement (CCE) full-time Vermont Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA member!

WHEN: Monday, April 23rd 2018, 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

WHERE: Center for Community Engagement, Living Room 

The position will start in August 2018. The VISTA member will support our youth and mentoring programs, find out more information at go/middvista and apply on Handshake.

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!!

Innovative start up wants you to intern and change the way the social sector operates

Amplify Civic Advisors designs and builds Pay for Success Projects that bring together social impact organizations, innovative government agencies, and impact investors to radically change the way the social sector operates and is funded.

The projects we build allow governments to pursue innovative social impact projects that will benefit those most in need, without the financial risk of failure. It allows impact investors to invest in innovative social impact projects, with financial returns, if the projects are successful.

Amplify Civic Advisors is a startup consulting firm with people in Chicago and DC.

Learn more here:  https://app.joinhandshake.com/employers/253452

 

Post-Grad Jobs in Vermont: Public Health, education, Economic Development

SerVermont is excited that Vermont has held on to the #4 ranking for producing AmeriCorps members per capita. The SerVermont AmeriCorps*VISTA Program is a statewide national service program in its fourth year. They will place 31 members at community-based organizations and state and municipal agencies whose mission and VISTA assignments cover focus areas including Economic Development, Housing, Food Security, and Opioid Prevention, Treatment and Recovery. Their VISTA members build and strengthen systems in order to increase their sites capacity to provide services that alleviate poverty to those who need them most. Their operational funding comes from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

SerVermont VISTA members help alleviate poverty in their community through the following activities:

  • Recruit, train, and manage community volunteers and mentors;
  • Develop curricula for job and skills development programs;
  • Support programs and develop systems to ensure low-income families receive healthy, nutritious food;
  • Develop public relations campaigns;
  • Create operational systems (e.g. databases);
  • Identify and collaborate with community stakeholders;
  • Create strategies to promote affordable housing;
  • Develop resources (grant writing, newsletters, fund-raising events, soliciting in-kind donations).

VISTA in Vermont also recently adopted a new focus area (opioid epidemic) for the first time in a long time so they have a lot of new positions that may be of interest for those considering public health careers. There are some pretty cool new sites in the mix including a position with the Governor’s Opioid Council and 11 positions around the state working on partnerships between the housing services and substance recovery services. The 11 VISTAs will each coordinate in their region and also work collaboratively on a statewide needs assessment through the AHS Office of Economic Opportunity. This is just a taste – there are a lot of options! Attached is the info packet about SerVermont program (2018-19 VISTA Program Info) as well as the full list of post-grad opportunities here: 2018-19 Site List

Questions? Contact Robyn Baylor at robyn.baylor@vermont.gov or 802-760-8208

GIS-Related Environmental Summer Internships in Vermont!

Recreation Capacity Intern — The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation has been collecting a variety of data linked to usage of the public’s recreation-based resources. This information is a key tool in supporting the development of the recreation aspect of Long Range Management Plans, determining how resources are allocated to maintain recreation infrastructure, and to make decisions related to trail network growth or alteration.The intern must have proficiency with ArcGIS 10.x software and using hand-held GPS units to gather and transfer data into GIS. The intern must also have a strong foundation and interest in analytical statistic and be able to use Excel. The intern must be comfortable hiking alone over various terrains to collect trail data in the field, for up to 8 hours in a day. For more details, see listing on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1291979/share_preview

Universal Recycling Outreach —  This internship will focus on addressing the current and upcoming challenges of implementing the Universal Recycling Law in Vermont. It will involve substantial engagement with the public, as well as some in-office work.  The intern will set up a table at farmers’ markets, fairs, or other public venues to provide information about recycling, composting, and the requirements of the Universal Recycling Law. A gregarious, friendly personality, composure, and strong communication skills are necessary. The intern will learn and communicate about recycling, composting, and other materials management topics. For more details, see listing on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1291499/share_preview

Otter Creek Mapping Intern —  This intern would assist with field data collection along the Otter Creek primarily by paddling nearly 100 miles from Mt. Tabor to Lake Champlain. Field data collection will consist of identifying both natural and manmade features along the creek as they relate to fishing, hunting, paddling, or historic resources. The intern would help identify the appropriate data to collect as well as develop data sheets for use in a future mapping project. Some of the opportunities afforded to the intern would be to work with a variety of staff working on everything from outdoor recreation to law enforcement.

NOTE: The ultimate goal of this project is to create an Otter Creek Fishing Trail that highlights all river features, public access, and any possible points of interest to anyone boating on the Otter Creek. Once all the field data is collected, I would like to explore turning this into a semester or thesis project (Middlebury’s GIS program?) so that we could actually create the fishing trail map.  For more details, see listing on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1291553/share_preview

Compensation:  All of these internships come with $3,000 stipend.   If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.