Tag Archives: Social Impact

Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale April 13-14

The schedule has just been announced for Unite For Sight’s 16th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 13-14, 2019!

This is the world’s largest and leading global health and social entrepreneurship conference! Join 2,000 participants from 50 states and from more than 50 countries for an inspiring weekend exchange of ideas across all disciplines of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

30% off reduced registration rate: Register by February 15th for a 30% reduced registration rate.

HOT Environmental Summer Internships: CCI Sponsored & Funded on HANDSHAKE

CCI has formal relationships with employers and there are quite a few great summer internship opportunities that are reserved for Middlebury students with funding attached. Here are 8 examples waiting for your applications with deadlines approaching. (Note, for instance, NOAA has 50 available research opportunities all over the nation!) CHECK THEM OUT.

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Seabird Research Intern, National Audubon Society, Bar Harbor, ME –Apply by Fri, Feb 15 Apply Now

NOAA 2019 Summer Internships (over 50 available), Nationwide, USA– Apply by Fri, Feb 15 Apply Now

Middlebury Social Impact Corps 2019 Summer Internship -Andean Alliance, Cusco, Peru — Apply by Wed, Feb 20 Apply Now

Middlebury Social Impact Corps 2019 Summer Internship – Cape Eleuthera Institute, Rock Sound, The Bahamas — Apply by Wed, Feb 20 Apply Now

DEC Wetlands Program – Mapping Intern, State of Vermont, Montpelier, VT — Apply by Fri, Mar 1 Apply Now

ALLSOURCE ANALYSIS INTERNSHIP, AllSource Analysis, Middlebury, VT — Apply by Fri, Mar 1 Apply Now

GeoCivics, Project Summer Intern,University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO — Apply by Mon, Apr 1 Apply Now

FoodWorks Internship Program, Middlebury College FoodWorks Fellowship, Middlebury, VT — Apply by Wed, May 1 Apply Now

HOT Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Internships & Jobs: Deadlines Week of 2/11-18

Check out these internships, fellowships, and jobs on Handshake with deadlines for the week of February 11-18th HERE. Below is just a sampling of a few:

Social Impact Intern | Mental Health Incubator, Non-Profit startup, Harvard Innovation Lab/MIT Area – Deadline Feb. 12 @ 4:10pm
Disease Ecology Project Assistant at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – Deadline Feb 15th @ 12:00 am
The Impact Coalition at Impact Labs – Deadline Feb 15th 05:00 pm
Forest Health Monitoring Field Intern at Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative – Deadline Feb 15th 11:55 pm
Solar Program Summer Intern in WDC at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation – Deadline Feb 18th 10:00 pm
2019 CAPAL Public Service Scholarship and Internship Program at Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) – Deadline Feb 14th 11:55 pm

Latin American Economic Development summer internship in DC

Applications are now open for this special opportunity to continue to study economics throughout the summer by working on research projects with staff from the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and, indirectly, Middlebury Economics faculty members.

The topics of the fellowships vary from year to year. This year, one or two interns will work with household survey data using STATA, analyzing research questions related to ageing, disability, dependency and long term care in Latin America and the Caribbean. The data sources will include longitudinal social security surveys, disability surveys, time use surveys, and other household and labor force surveys.

The successful candidate will spend approximately 8 weeks in Washington DC, based in the Social Protection and Health Division of the IDB, under the supervision of Drs. Marco Stampini and Pablo Ibarraran. The intern will provide research assistance in the support of ongoing research projects in this theme. The stipend will be $3000.

More details and apply in Handshake here.  Deadline is:  February 15

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions. 

Sign up on Handshake by clicking the date you plan to attend.

Middlebury Social Impact Corps connects students to the front line of social change with unique global internship opportunities. A select cohort of Middlebury College and MIIS graduate students are chosen and matched with a social enterprise or NGO for an 8 week international summer internship. The program is an entry point to gaining deeper understanding and curating the tools needed to lead a purpose-driven career where participants receive tangible work experience with a social impact. 2019 partners: Impact Monterey County (in Monterey, CA), Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (in Cuzco, Peru) and Cape Eleuthera Institute (in Eleuthera, Bahamas)

Come learn more about the program, host sites, and how to apply! Check out the details of each one here on Handshake:

Impact Monterey County

Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development

Cape Eleuthera Institute

New Jobs/Internship Resource in Advocacy, Communications & Public Affairs – Check It Out OFTEN

Just posted a new Top Resource on the Social Impact site which features LOTS of job opportunities and is regularly updated called:

WASHINGTON DC AREA JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS, COMMUNICATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, MEDIA, WEB DEVELOPMENT, LOBBYING AND RELATED FIELDS.

Here are a few featured that I cherry-picked from the last few days related to social impact opportunities:

Urban Institute

The International Council for Clean Transportation has just shared these with us:

Rescue – The Behavior Change Agency

Behavior/social marketing agency Rescue seeks Field Organizing Fellow to drive implementation of youth-targeted tobacco control and nutrition/obesity prevention policy campaigns across Virginia – significant travel required.

Obama Foundation

American Institutes for Research – Communications Assistant/Intern – Summer 2019 – suited for candidates currently seeking a degree in such fields as communications, graphic design, technical communication & marketing.

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for & serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – and your place in this worthy enterprise could be Communications Associate, Media & Public Relations .

E-bike & -scooter sharing outfit Lime is seeking a Community Affairs Manager with 3+ years community organizing, political campaign field org.

Fresh opportunities with the Human Rights Campaign:

Food & Water Watch – Communications Coordinator – $40k-$45k – experience in communications or politics, preferably linked to issue campaigns, and proven ability to place stories in traditional media outlets sought.

The Marshall Legacy Institute, a group helping remove landmines & returning war-scarred territories to a measure of stability, seeks part-time Marketing & Development Intern (pdf) for a Feb.-Aug. 2019 term of duty – $12-$15/hr – more info here

Pew Research Center – Intern, Global Migration & Demography – Summer 2019 – paid position – strong quantitative skills with proficiency in STATA, SPSS, or R required

Hot Jobs/Internships on Handshake – Social Impact

Summer 2019 REU Program in Translational Ecology at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – Due 1/28 @ 11:55pm

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook NY is accepting applications for the summer 2019 REU program in “Translational Ecology”!
Students conduct mentored research projects, and have many chances to interact, give and receive feedback and support. They also participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips around the theme of translational ecology.

Venture For America Class of 2019 Fellow atVenture For America – Due 1/28 @ 11:55pm

Venture For America is seeking college seniors and recent grads to join our two-year Fellowship program. If you are excited to learn and grow while working at a startup in one of 14 cities across the country. We’re looking for applicants from any academic background who are well-rounded, highly motivated, and community-focused to join our newest class!  Our application consists of an activities submission, written application, a Skype interview, and a full-day in-person interview. The next deadline to join the Class of 2019 is Monday, January 28th at 11:59 PM EST.  To apply you must: be a US Citizen, Permanent Resident, or DACA Recipient; have earned your undergraduate degree by Spring 2019; and/or graduated with your first undergraduate degree in Spring 2016 or later.

Legal Action Program, Legal Assistant at Justice in Motion – Due 1/30 @ 7:00pm

Program Description

Justice in Motion is a non-profit organization with the mission of protecting migrant rights across borders. At the core of this mission is the belief that all migrants should be treated fairly and should have access to justice, and that in today’s globalized world, cross-border partnerships within civil society are essential to fair treatment and justice for migrants. To this end, Justice in Motion has designed an innovative model which partners US and Canadian lawyers with members of Justice in Motion’s Defender Network to collaborate on concrete legal cases for migrants. The Defender Network is comprised of human rights lawyers and community-based organizations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Justice in Motion’s legal action, capacity building, and policy programs provide advocates throughout the region with the necessary skills, knowledge, and connections to ensure migrants have access to justice wherever and whenever they need it.
Justice in Motion is currently seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish) college graduate for a new paralegal position. The paralegal will work closely with and report directly to the Legal Director. This position provides a unique opportunity to join a dynamic team of internationally-minded creative thinkers and change makers.
About The Public International Law & Policy Group
The Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates as a global, pro bono law firm providing free assistance to developing states and governments involved in violent conflicts. To facilitate the utilization of this legal assistance, PILPG also provides policy formulation advice and training on matters related to conflict resolution. To date, PILPG has advised over 20 states and governments on the legal aspects of peace negotiations and post-conflict constitution drafting, and over two dozen states and war crimes tribunals in Europe, Asia, and Africa concerning the protection of human rights, self-determination, and transitional justice.

Repair the World Fellowship at Repair the World – Due 1/31 @ 10:55pm

Program Overview:
We’re looking for courageousinnovative and compassionate leaders who want to spend 11 months accelerating their professional networks and personal growth, while addressing social inequity through meaningful service and recruiting the Jewish community to volunteer alongside them. Think you have what it takes? Priority Applications are due Thursday January 31st. The Repair the World Fellowship is a unique 11-month opportunity for individuals ages 21 – 26 who are passionate about social justice, community engagement, and meaningful service.

International Development Intern, Strategic Initiatives at TechnoServe, Inc – Due 2/1 @ 2:55am

Background

Working with Nespresso to develop a coffee sector in South Sudan fresh from gaining independence.
Partnering with Unilever to design a new women-owned micro-retail model for the sale of clean water
in Nigeria. Working with The Coca Cola Company to develop new local sourcing models from
smallholder fruit farmers in East Africa. And working with Syngenta to identify new base of the
pyramid distribution models for high quality seed in West and East Africa. These are just some
examples of the type of projects overseen by TechnoServe’s Strategic Initiatives unit, as we partner
with multinational corporations to deliver on our mission to use business solutions to help solve
poverty.  TechnoServe is a global NGO that celebrated its 50th birthday in 2018. We operate in 30 countries
around the world, with more than 1,500 staff. Our work is based on the philosophy that if you provide
the knowledge and market access to small businesses in emerging markets, you can successfully
increase their incomes, helping poor individuals feed their families, send their children to school and
invest in their communities. In 2017, our work supported 461,000 farmers and entrepreneurs to
increase their business revenues by $189M.