Tag Archives: Social Impact

Want to Spend the Summer on Wilderness Tripping Adventures? Join a Networking Dinner on 3/19

Though winter has a hold on Vermont, there are only 118 days until the summer’s adventures on Damariscotta Lake, ME begin. Come join us as we share memories and make plans for an amazing summer. Kieve-Wavus veterans as well as newcomers interested in learning more about this remarkable opportunity are welcome to join. Past summer counselors will be on hand to help answer questions, along with Kirstie Truluck, Wavus Camp for Girls Director.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 19th 2019 from 5-7PM

WHERE: Rm. 303 – McCardell Bicentennial Hall

RSVP on Handshake for the event HERE.

Contact Kirstie Truluck, Wavus Camp for Girls Director if you are interested but cannot make the event: kirstiet@kievewavus.org

Saha Global: Solving Problems with Opportunities Info Session

Come join Lexi Lessing ’19, a Neuroscience major for an information session and learn more about being a catalyst for change at a global level. Lexi spent two summers working with Saha Global in Ghana.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 20th, 5:30-6:30 PM

WHERE: CCI, Adirondack House Library

Saha Global knows that young people have the skills, intellect and determination required to solve some of the world’s greatest problems. Through their Global Leadership Program, they provide young leaders the opportunity to harness their passions and knowledge in an impactful way. Since 2008, their three-week Global Leadership Program has trained hundreds of volunteer Field Representatives to help them launch women-owned businesses that provide clean water to an entire rural community in northern Ghana and to date, Saha has launched 28 solar businesses which provide access to electricity to approximately 10,662 people.

Learn more about how you can work with Saha in Ghana for 3 weeks this summer!

Midd Alum Offering Financial Inclusion Internship in Madagascar

Middlebury alumna, Elizabeth Toder ’90, who has spent several J-Terms teaching a class called “Extending Financial Services to the Unbanked,” which explored microfinance, microinsurance and the use of technology to achieve financial inclusion in developing countries, is now generously offering a summer internship to work with her on this very issue.  She is now a Resident Banking Advisor for the U.S. Department of Treasury working in Madagascar with their Ministry of Finance on developing microinsurance products with the 25+ MFIs in the region. She has posted to Handshake a 10-week Financial Inclusion Internship, which is CCI-sponsored, working with her in Madagascar on this project and is seeking students who might have the right qualifications: French speakers, those studying/interested in development economics, and are juniors or senior Febs. (seniors can apply but will not get the CCI-sponsored funding, however, the employer is providing housing and stipend for local transportation).

Here is a link to view the internship in Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2526159/share_preview.

The Financial Inclusion Intern posting has a quick turnaround so please apply and don’t wait for the deadline.

HIV is a Mirror: How a Virus Helps Us See Ourselves More Clearly

Part of the Rohatyn Center’s Future of the Past Series, this lecture by Timothy P. Lahey is not to be missed.

About the speaker: Timothy Lahey is an HIV doctor, researcher and clinical ethicist. He has degrees from Georgetown University (AB), Duke University School of Medicine (MD) and Harvard Medical School (MMSc). He completed clinical training at the University of Utah and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Partners AIDS Research Center. After 13 years at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Timothy is medical director of ethics at University of Vermont Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at the University of Vermont. He has published in The New York Times and online at The Atlantic, Scientific American, and Health Affairs.

About the lecture: Since its discovery in 1981, the HIV epidemic has been intensely instructive about both human biology and culture. There have been striking parallels between those insights, from the ways the immune system and our culture distinguish self from non-self to the ways social exploitation and viral mutability complicate our epidemic response. We will discuss these parallels in hopes they help us see ourselves better and thus get prepared for the next modern plague.

Tuesday, April 9 at 4:30 pm in the RAJ conference room

Co-sponsored by the Rohatyn Center, Global Health Programs and CCI.

Celebrate Pi Day at CCI with Pie (of course) and Résumé Reviews!!

Thursday, March 14 (3.14) come to CCI between 3:00 and 5:00 pm to celebrate Pi Day with PIE and résumé reviews!

  1. Gather your résumé and head to CCI (ADK House) between 3-5 pm
  2. Check in at the kiosk at the front desk
  3. Choose your favorite delicious slice of pie
  4. Meet with a Peer Career Advisor to have your résumé reviewed

Remember: Anyone who has applied for summer internship funding MUST HAVE their résumé approved by a Peer Career Advisor before April 7th.

You may as well enjoy some PIE while you work!

After your résumé approval, choose between many great events Friday night:

  • CCI’s Field Guide to ENAM Majors Alumni Panel at 5:30 pm in Atwater – learn more about the event here.
  • CCI’s UpNext: Careers in Life Science Alumni Panel at 6:00 pm in MBH 220 (followed by a reception in the Great Hall) – learn more about the event at go/UpNextLifeScience.
  • The 2019 Scott A. Margolin Lecture in Environmental Affairs at 7:00 pm in MBH 216. Learn more here.

There’s a lot going on on Thurdsay! Make sure to stop in for pie and a résumé review before you head to one of the events!

Immersive Global Health Opportunities

Unite for Sight has availability in their Global Health Leadership Internship in Connecticut, as well as in their Global Impact Corps opportunities in Ghana, Honduras, and India. Both programs are available during any month of the year, and it’s not too late to apply to participate in the summer months.

Global Impact Corps

Immersive Healthcare Delivery Experience in Ghana, Honduras, and IndiaReview complete details and application instructions.

Participate in a hands-on, immersive, and unique global health experience for weeks or months in Ghana, Honduras, or India. Students and professionals support and assist local doctors as the local doctors provide care in villages, slums, and refugee camps to those who are otherwise unable to access or afford care. During the past decade, Unite For Sight has worked with our local partners to provide care to 2.5 million patients, including more than 100,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Unite For Sight’s program offers extensive learning opportunities for those interested in any aspect of public health, medicine, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Participants support and learn from the talented local doctors who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex global health issues. Watch a short video about the Global Impact Corps experience.

Global Health Leadership Internship

Unpaid Internship in New Haven, ConnecticutReview complete details and application instructions.

The Global Health Leadership Internship provides outstanding undergraduate, public health, medical, and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, with an opportunity to engage in high impact front-line global health delivery programs. This internship has a minimum of a full-time 4 week commitment, but at least an 8-12 week commitment is preferable. A minimum of a 6 week commitment is required during the summer months. The internship opportunity is available year-round. In this position, the Intern will work closely with Unite For Sight’s Core Management Team on global health programming. Interns work from our New Haven office that overlooks the Yale campus. Watch a short video about the Global Health Leadership Internship experience.