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Design Your Midd Studio: Energy Engagement Mapping

WHEN: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2019
TIME: 4:30-5:30 PM
LOCATION: CCI, ADIRONDACK HOUSE LIBRARY

Apply the innovation principles of design thinking to the wicked problem of designing your life at and after Middlebury during a series of Studios being offered through the Innovation Hub and Center for Careers and Internships.

Gain awareness of your own energy levels throughout the week and of your energy ups and downs to make choices about which activities to spend time doing. Learn how to organize your time to optimize energy so that you’re more in balance and you’re not staying “stuck”. Your facilitators, who were trained at the Stanford d.School, will bring to you exercises from the NYT best-selling book Designing Your Life: How To Build A Well-Lived, Joyful Life. This studio will create the space necessary for you to reflect on your own agency and to map your own energy engagement while helping you see trends and make adjustments to navigate more smoothly during your 4 years at Middlebury or at any time in your life.

Snacks provided and looking forward to seeing you in CCI’s ADK House Library. Please RSVP HERE on Handshake.

J-term course “Health Policy in Action” with Prof. Jessica Holmes – apply by Oct. 20

Thanks to funding from the Gladstone award, Prof. Holmes can once again offer a J-Term academic internship course called “Health Policy in Action”.  This course will combine a four day/week internship at a Vermont health care organization with one session/week in the classroom, providing the opportunity to apply liberal arts learning to real-world experience in addressing critical issues facing Vermonters. Students will spend 30 hours a week on-site at various organizations in Middlebury, Burlington and Montpelier. Class time will be spent debriefing the internship experience, building skills relevant to health policy analysis and working on the research project. Grading will be based on participation, evaluation by internship sponsor, evidence of personal growth, and performance on the final project.  

IMPORTANT: Enrollment in the course is by approval only. Interested applicants must submit a resume to Professor Jessica Holmes (jholmes@middlebury.edu with subject line JTERM) and a short online application (LINK to app is here: https://forms.gle/KZR5UresBwgcyPse6) by Oct 20. Please review internship descriptions below to rank your preferences in the application.

Please note:

For Montpelier internships: The College has rented a shared house for students that is a walkable mile from downtown (the site of all internships). Students will have to cover most of their own food expenses during the week and will be expected to return to Middlebury College on weekends. There are some funds to defray gas expenses to/from Montpelier once a week and students with cars may be asked to offer rides to students without cars.

For Burlington internships: Students will stay on campus but there are some funds to defray travel expenses (gas and/or ACTR to Burlington). The College will cover hotel accommodations in Burlington during bad weather.

Below you will find more specific information about the internships available (For more info about each organization, check out their website). If you have questions, please reach out to Professor Jessica Holmes (jholmes@middlebury.edu).

Internships: 

Porter Medical Center (Middlebury VT)

Sponsor: Ron Hallman, VP of Development and Public Relations

Project will focus on developing strategies with specific tactics/partnerships/resources to address a number of community needs that emerged in Porter’s 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment report (i.e. lack of transportation, affordable housing, substance abuse, etc.). 

University of Vermont Health Network (Burlington, VT)

Sponsor: Eve Hoar, Network Director, Strategic & Business Planning

The UVM Health Network Strategic & Business Planning team welcomes two interns to do deeper exploration of topics in healthcare innovation and their application to healthcare delivery in the UVM Health Network service area. Students will work on a month-long project and have opportunities to attend meetings with network affiliate leaders at one or more locations around the Network.  Project topics will be determined as January approaches, but potential project topics include:

  • Gaming applications in healthcare
  • Patient access centers:  recommendations for UVM Health Network
  • Geri-psych care:  innovations for consideration
  • Aging in Place:  what are the implications for the care continuum and for the economics of population health
  • Workforce issues, including the recruitment of providers and nurses to Vermont:  new ideas that are working in other rural areas
  • Population health approaches for patients with cognitive decline

Bi-State Primary Care Association (Montpelier, VT)

Sponsor:  Helen Labun, Vt Director of Public Policy

Intern will work with the team to help publish a short podcast series that explains basic health care policy concepts and terms. The format for the podcast is a series of short interviews, segmented by themes, with show notes that include additional details and links to additional resources. The intern will help create the show notes, gathering background information ahead of interviews, participating in interviews, fact checking, generating ideas for future topics, and helping build distribution channels for the podcast. 

Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (Montpelier, VT)

Sponsor:  Jeff Tieman, President and CEO

Project will focus on working with the VAHHS team to identify health policy issues of relevance to Vermonters and find easily digestible ways to make them accessible to the public. The internship will involve interviews with health policy stakeholders, academic research, and the crafting of one-pagers for a general audience.

Green Mountain Care Board (Montpelier, VT)

Sponsor: Susan Barrett, Executive Director

Project will help identify strategies for rural hospitals to achieve sustainability in a climate of shrinking population, work force shortages, rising costs and federal and state payment reform. The intern will conduct research and interview key stakeholders to assemble successful strategies, tactics and resources deployed in other rural communities. Final project will be a written set of prioritized recommendations presented to the GMCB.

House Health Care Committee-Vermont state legislature (Montpelier, VT)

Sponsor:  Rep. Bill Lippert, Chair

Intern will serve as a research assistant for the House Health Care Committee, providing background and analysis for health policy bills as they arise during the legislative session. Intern will attend committee meetings, floor sessions, and conduct and present research as requested by committee members.

Senate Health and Welfare Committee-Vermont state legislature (Montpelier, VT)

Sponsor:  Senator Virginia Lyons, Chair

Intern will serve as a research assistant for the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, providing background and analysis for health policy bills as they arise in session. Intern will attend committee meetings, floor sessions, and conduct and present research as requested by committee members.

Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care (Montpelier, VT)

Sponsor:  Catherine Fulton, Executive Director Intern will work the VPQHC team on their “Survey and Training for Independent Mental Health Providers” project- a project that developed through their Zero Suicide Work Group.  The intern would help survey mental health clinicians across the state to identify both clinicians who have previously been trained in suicide specific treatment protocols and those clinicians who have not been trained but are interested in receiving training. The survey would also include an assessment of potential barriers to engaging in training. The intern would then interpret the results for a presentation to the Zero Suicide Work Group. The analysis will help develop a list of clinicians with suicide-specific treatment training, which can be shared with appropriate referral sources in order to encourage smooth and appropriate transitions of care for patients experiencing suicidal thoughts. The results will also inform the next phase of the project to increase the accessibility of evidenced-based suicide specific training, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Suicide Prevention or Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality.

Meet Green Corps, the Field School for Environmental Organizing & Midd Alum

Right now Green Corps, the Field School for Environmental Organizing, is looking to hire our next class of environmental leaders! Our application deadline is fast approaching (October 18th), so they’re working to get the word out to as many students as possible before they come to campus October 17th-18th!

Midd alum, Morag McKenzie ’16, will be holding an info session about Green Corps, interviewing potential candidates, and working to reach as many students as possible. 

INFORMATION SESSION: Green Corps: Environmental Advocacy Opportunities

RSVP for Event HERE. Thursday, October 17th 2019, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in the Davis Library , 201/Watson Lecture Hall.

Contact Morag McKenzie for more information: morag[at]greencorps.org 

HOT Social Impact Jobs, Internships & Winter Term Opportunities

Summer 2020 Undergraduate Internship – DC, The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Washington, DC. Applications close on November 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Winter Term 2020 Rural Education Action Program Internship,
Stanford Rural Education Action Program (REAP)
Palo Alto, California. Applications close on October 25, 2019 at 11:55 pm

Winter Term 2020 Intern, Global Conservation Campaigns Team
The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, Virginia. Applications close November 1, 2019 at 11:55 am

Winter Term – GIS Student Intern, World Trails Network – Hub for the Americas, Puntarenas, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. Applications close on November 1st, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Conservation and Climate Policy Analyst (External Affairs Associate II), The Nature Conservancy, Bethesda, Maryland. Applications close October 27, 2019 at 11:55 pm

Environmental Analyst (Technical Assistant)
New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
Grand Isle, Vermont. Applications close on October 25, 2019 at 11:55 pm (Good for a Feb graduate.)

San Francisco – 2020 Summer Student Intern Program, The City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Applications open October 28, 2019 at 11:00 am (architecture disciplines, to provide support to in-house Engineering · Architecture · Landscape Architecture · Planning · Surveying · GIS · IT staff.)

(Great for a Feb Graduate!)
Internship: Global Affairs and Partnerships – Policy Intern,
Search for Common Ground, Washington, DC. Applications close November 5, 2019 at 11:55 pm

…AND MANY, MANY MORE ON HANDSHAKE HERE….

Interested in Japan? Check Out 2 Ways to Live There Post-Grad!

JET has sent more than 70,000 participants from around the globe (including more than 35,800 Americans) to work in schools, boards of education, and government offices throughout Japan. What makes JET unique is that it is the only teaching exchange program managed by the government of Japan. With more than 55 countries around the world currently participating in JET, this program offers a unique cultural exchange opportunity to meet people from all around the world, living and working in Japan. Before departing for Japan and upon return, there are a number of JET alumni organizations that host social, volunteer and professional development activities to help individuals through the transition process. Check out a fun video about JET HERE.

Click on the two paid opportunities below on Handshake to learn more about working in Japan with JET – DEADLINES NOVEMBER 30 @ 3:10PM:

Assistant Language Teacher (ALT)

ALTs are engaged in language instruction and make up over 90% of all JET Program participants. They are mainly assigned to local boards of education or elementary, junior high or senior high schools and carry out their duties under the guidance of language teachers’ consultants or Japanese teachers of English (JTEs) as specified by the supervisor and/or principal of the board of education and/or school. ALTs should enjoy working with students and sharing their own culture. There is no Japanese language requirement for ALTs. 

Coordinator for International Relations (CIR)

CIRs are engaged in internationalization activities and translation/interpretation and are placed in administrative offices of local authorities or related organizations. This position requires a high-degree of fluency and positions are less than 10% of all JET Program participants. Their duties are carried out as specified by the supervisor at individual contracting organizations.

2-Year Post-Grad Fellowship in Social Impact Leadership

Are you a hard worker? A person who’s excited about problem-solving, who cares deeply about community and social justice and achieving real goals? Are you a dreamer, and incredibly practical, tough, resilient and persistent?

Each year, a new cohort of FAO Schwarz Fellows begins paid two-year assignments with leading nonprofit organizations.

FELLOWS AT WORK

The Fellows work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. These organizations are all deeply valued in their communities and have a strong record of delivering consistent results and high-quality services. Host organizations vary from year to year — and all have a proven commitment to addressing critical issues of social inequity.

What We’re Looking For

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social impact that includes focused professional development. Our Fellows are highly motivated, passionate recent college graduates who are committed to social justice.

Successful candidates have proven academic excellence, demonstrated leadership in their college communities and are eager to immerse themselves in a two-year experience that will challenge them, train them and empower them with the skills and network they need to take a first step towards leadership in world of social impact.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be college seniors at the time of application and be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the Fellowship.

How To Apply

Prospective Fellows apply directly to the host organizations for the next cohort. 

Applications open each year in early November when we announce new host organizations and Fellowship positions.

Online Info Sessions

We host several online info sessions throughout the year for interested students and college advisors who want to learn more about the Fellowships. Please join us by selecting a date and registering in advance. We’ll send you call in instructions in an email.

OCTOBER 15, 2019 
3:00 – 3:45 pm EST

NOVEMBER 15, 2019
11 a.m. – 11:45 am EST

JANUARY 15, 2020 
10:00 – 10:45 am EST

REGISTER

Social Impact Consulting: Alumni Chat on October 8

Join Julien Souffrant ’19 to learn about his firm Camber Collective. This will be a virtual chat via video conference.

Tuesday, October 8 at 7 pm at CCI in Adirondack House.

All students welcome, but especially seniors who are planning to apply for the JOB posted in Handshake HERE, deadline October 14.

Camber Collective is a mission-driven strategy consulting firm dedicated to helping philanthropic, governmental, and healthcare organizations create a thriving future for people and communities in the U.S. and around the world.

Our clients are locally, nationally, and globally influential – including philanthropic foundations and individual philanthropists, NGOs, think tanks and advocacy organizations, government agencies and multilaterals as well as impact-oriented private sector organizations.

Our 32-person team, headquartered in Seattle with offices in San Francisco and Paris, is comprised of leaders from the social and health sectors and management consultants formerly from firms such as MonitorDeloitte, McKinsey, and Boston Consulting Group.

We have been recognized as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Washington State, where we are headquartered, for 8 years running.