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Social Change and International Development: DPMI@DC Has OPENINGS

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)

Tel: 831.233.3340

Skype: berylbeth


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. 

Hot SOCIAL IMPACT Jobs & Internships in Handshake: Week of 5/14

Social Impact

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Observer at A.I.S. Inc – due 5/15

Work at sea collecting and recording data and biological samples for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) aboard commercial fishing vessels.


International Summer Internship at Manna Project – due 5/15

With the vision of communities serving communities, MPI’s model is a collaborative community-based approach to development. Apply to work using this model in Ecuador or Nicaragua.


Social Impact Fellowship at FAO-Schwarz Family Foundation – due 5/15

The FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship is a two-year Fellowship program for recent college graduates designed to train future leaders in the social impact sector and to strengthen high quality non-profit organizations.


Environmental Education Programs Coordinator at NorthWoods Stewardship Center – due 5/15

The Environmental Education Programs Coordinator will assist the Education Director and develop, facilitate, and manage environmental education programming with local schools, in winter and summer camps, and in adult outreach programs in West Charleston, VT.


IT Support Specialist at The Fresh Air Fund – due 5/15

Support the technology used this summer at this nonprofit dedicated to unlocking the limitless potential of more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities through outdoor summer adventures with visits with volunteer host families.


Music Marketing / Communications Intern at The Sing Me A Story Foundation – due 5/15

Apply for this potentially remote position if you have a passion for music, creative writing, children, and philanthropy, and strong communication and writing skills.


Analyst, CSC Gas Reimbursements, at National Grid – due 5/16

Work at one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world.


Human Resources Summer Intern at Japan Society – due 5/17

Apply for an internship that will provide hands-on experience in human resource management and nonprofit administration at one of New York City’s leading cultural organizations.


Marketing & Communications Intern at Conversation Law Foundation – due 5/17

Conservation Law Foundation is seeking a Marketing & Communications Intern to assist in the development of CLF’s photography, email and social media marketing, video, and other multimedia projects.


Global Citizenship Education Intern at World Federation of United Nations Associations – due 5/17

The World Federation of United Nations Associations is a global non-profit organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations.


Summer 2018 Core Teacher at The Quad Manhattan – due 5/18

Core teachers at The Quad Manhattan Summer program are trained by highly developed experts in the fields of education and psychology through the spring session leading to a rewarding and fun summer with exceptional students.


Digital Marketing Internship at Boys & Girls Clubs of America – due 5/18

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s digital strategy team serves as experts in the digital marketing space, ensuring that digital campaigns work to increase brand equity, drive fundraising conversion, and align with partners, among other calls to action that support our departmental and organizational objectives.


Engagement Coordinator at the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (AmeriCorps, Arizona Serves) – due 5/18

The two primary goals of this VISTA position will be to 1.) Develop volunteer resources to support food

distribution in our five counties with a focus on rural areas, and 2.) Engage new and deepen existing

relationships with community supporters including faith based, corporate, and millennial populations.


San Francisco Maritime Historical Ship Preservation Internship at American Conservation Experience – due 5/18

American Conservation Experience (ACE), a nonprofit Conservation, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), is seeking ONE Historic Ship Preservation Intern interested in dedicating 50 weeks in support of the National Park Service by directly assisting the administration of the cultural resource education and preservation at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.


Summer Program Intern at Social Innovation Forum – due 5/21

The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) founded in 2003 brings together nonprofits, philanthropy, government, and business to support the spread of emerging social innovations in greater Boston.

Invite to Global Leadership Summit in DC: June 10-12

The United Nations Association-USA would like to personally invite Middlebury students with an interest in global affairs and advocacy to the UNA-USA Global Leadership Summit June 10-12 in Washington, DC. Students will meet with high-ranking U.S. Government and UN officials, learn from global experts, gain invaluable leadership tools, and urge Congress to stand with the UN. Middlebury students can register for free using the code “GenUN_Scholarship2018” – as long as you plan to attend all 3 days of the Summit (June 10-12).

Travel and housing scholarships are available on a limited basis. Selected participants will receive a travel scholarship (reimbursement for up to $350 for food, registration, and travel to Washington, D.C.), and will receive free housing in the GW dorm housing block. Students should be committed to leading UNA chapters at their schools, and be available to participate in the entire Summit. Apply for the scholarship here by May 11.

Here’s a sneak peek of a few of the session topics that will be covered at the Summit:

  • Human Rights: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
  • Saving Our Planet
  • Careers at the United Nations
  • Becoming Informed UN Advocates
  • Educating Global Students: Model UN and Global Classrooms


Hot SOCIAL IMPACT Jobs & Internships in Handshake: Deadlines Week of May 8-15

Social Impact


Summer Sustainability Intern at the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation

CELF tackles climate change by preparing K-12 students to become future problem-solvers.


Research Associate at Regulatory Strategies Group, California Environmental Associates

Work at CEA’s Regulatory and Government Affairs Group, to help clients develop, negotiate, and implement regulatory compliance programs; research and respond to policy and rule changes; and design and executive proactive engagement strategies with agencies and elected officials.


Intern at Eikosphere – due 5/8

Apply to work in a small interdisciplinary consulting group to the UCI (Universidad para la Cooperation International)-UNESCO on a Biosphere Preserve in the heart of Costa Rica’s tropical forests.


Live Foods Culture Intern at Quincy Animal Care Center, New England Aquarium – due 5/8

The Culture Aquarist Intern position will assist staff in the Aquarium’s mission to Live Blue through sustainability at the New England Aquarium’s offsite holding facility in Quincy, MA.


Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Intern at Social Science Research Council – due 5/8

The SSRC is an independent, international nonprofit devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences.


Summer Camp Counselor at KEYS Service Corps AmeriCorps – due 5/10

KEYS Service Corps, AmeriCorps members are placed at a variety of community-based organizations throughout Allegheny County to help out at summer day camps with youth.


Climb to College & Career Intern at Branches, Inc. – due 5/10

Consider applying to this paid internship in the education and college access programming field in Miami, FL.


Various Positions at Environmental Protection Agency – due 5/11

Apply to work at the EPA this summer in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Great Lakes Conservation Corps Crew Member at Superior Watershed Partnership – due 5/11

Become an environmental steward in the gorgeous Upper Peninsula of Michigan, gaining knowledge of various conservation techniques and skills.


Communication and Marketing Internship at Meals on Wheels America – due 5/11

Support this nonprofit’s efforts to address senior isolation and hunger, working full-time in Arlington, VA and learning about communications and marketing.


Program Coordinator at Armed Services Arts Partnership – due 5/11

The Armed Services Arts Partnership aims to reintegrate veterans, service membrs, and military families into their communities through the arts.


Planning for Resiliency Internship at Historic New England – due 5/13

At this internship at Historic New England, you would assess the status of preparedness for Historic New England’s museum properties for climate change, and developing a strategic framework to address needs for resilience against it.


Summer Internships at Business Council for International Understanding – due 5/14

At the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), you will obtain experience with working with the private sector, governments and international organizations.


Events Associate at The Dershowitz Group – due 5/14

The Dershowitz Group, a bipartisan boutique public affairs and strategic communications firm, is seeking a motivated and talented events associate.


Fall Internship at The Obama Foundation – due 5/14

Gain experience with diverse models of leadership, working closely with a mentor at the organization.


Mid-Atlantic Fishery Observer at A.I.S., Inc – due 5/15

Work at sea collecting and recording data and biological samples for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) aboard commercial fishing vessels.


How a Common Job Interview Question Fuels the Gender Pay Gap (and How to Stop It)

“Aileen Rizo was training math teachers in the public schools in Fresno, Calif., when she discovered that her male colleagues with comparable jobs were being paid significantly more.

She was told there was a justifiable reason: Employees’ pay was based on their salaries at previous jobs, and she had been paid less than they had earlier in their careers.

Ms. Rizo, who is now running for the California State Assembly, sued. In April, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in her favor, saying that prior salary could not be used to justify a wage gap between male and female employees.

It’s the latest sign that this has become the policy of choice for shrinking the gender pay gap. Several states, cities and companies have recently banned asking about salary history. They include Massachusetts, California, New York City and Chicago, as well as Amazon, Google and Starbucks.”

Read the rest of the New York Times piece here.


Hot SOCIAL IMPACT Internship & Job Opportunities in Handshake : Deadlines Week of 4/30-5/7

Social Impact

Engagement Coordinator at Berkshire Museum – due 5/1

The Berkshire Museum seeks an Engagement Coordinator to provide administrative support in the areas of development, membership, community outreach, and communications.


Disaster Recovery Project Lead at SBP – due 5/1

SBP is an innovative nonprofit that shrinks the time between disaster and recovery.


AmeriCorps College Mentor at College Forward – due 5/1

Work as a College Completion or College Access Coach for a year in Austin or Houston, TX.


Operations Specialist at IEEE – due 5/1

Work at the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity.


Summer Farm Immersion Internship at Green Chimneys – due 5/1

Spend your summer learning farm-related tasks in Brewster, NY.


Global Operations Associate at IDinsight – due 5/1

Work at an international location (India, South Africa, Senegal, Zambia, Kenya, Phillipines, or San Francisco) at an international development consulting organization.


Adaptive Program Intern at Community Sailing of Colorado – due 5/1

Community Sailing of Colorado is a small nonprofit in Boulder that offers sailing programs that support individuals, local groups, and organizations.


Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program Intern at Vermont Housing & Conservation Board – due 5/1

Interested in helping local farmers and support Vermont’s food system? Spend your summer in Montpelier supporting business planning for Vermont farm, food, and forestry businesses.


Events Intern at MassChallenge – due 5/1

Apply for this internship if you have a passion for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.


Community Farm Internship at Smokey House Center – due 5/1

The Green Chimneys Dog Interaction Program in Brewster, NY allows students and residents to be actively involved in the everyday care, socialization and training of shelter dogs.


Toxics Action Center Organizational Intern – due 5/1

Toxic Action Center works side-by-side with communities, empowering them with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up pollution at the local level.


Family Philanthropy Internship at Cradles to Crayons – due 5/1

Support the Development, Partner Relations, and Operations teams at a nonprofit that provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school, and at play.


World Law Internship at World Service Authority – due 5/1

Apply to the World Service Authority if you are interested in educating about, promiting, and advocating human rights and world citizenship.


Fisheries Technician at Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation – due 5/1

Fish Technicians function as part of the hatchery operations team in the cultivating and rearing of fish in Cordova, Alaska.


Diversity Outreach Intern in Soil and Water Division at Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation – due 5/2

This internship offers students a great way to develop an interest in environmental protection as an occupation among racial and ethnic minorities.


Community Outreach & Storytelling Intern at Maine Farmland Trust – due 5/4

This intern will raise public awareness through storytelling, and contribute to two of Maine Farmland Trust’s programs: Outreach and Farm Viability.


Honduras International Team Member at Witness for Peace – due 5/5

Join the Witness for Peace for a two-year term of service, producing documentation of the impacts of US policies and corporate practices, such as articles/blog posts, fact sheets, short videos, and action alerts.


Media and Communication Internship at the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund – due 5/5

Work at a national Sikh American media, policy, and education organization that empowers Sikh Americans by building dialogue, deepening understanding, promoting civic and political participation, and upholding social justice and religious freedom for all Americans.


Social Media Coordinator Position at Reconnect Brooklyn – due 5/7

Reconnect Brooklyn was founded in 2010 as an innovative community response to the social disconnection of young men in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn.


Monitoring and Evaluation Intern at One Earth Future – due 5/7

One Earth Future is an international NGO with a mission to catalyze systems that eliminate root causes of war.


DC Summer Mentorship program with an alum – apply now

Are you living and interning in Washington D.C. this summer?  Then apply to this program and be paired with a Middlebury alumni mentor who will offer you valuable career advice.

All majors and industry interests (not just government and politics!) are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Space is limited.  See the short application here go/mentorDC