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Arts, Culture and History Internship: Clemmons Family Farm- April 13 Deadline Date

The Clemmons Family Farm (CFF) offers community programs that bring people together to learn about and celebrate African American heritage.

CFF is looking for a student Arts, Culture and History intern for 30 hours a week from June 1 through mid- August, 2019 (start and end dates are somewhat flexible based on the student’s availability).The intern will assist our core team of collaborating artists in planning, developing and overseeing visual arts, culinary arts and performing arts programs for children, youth and adults at the Farm.

Other opportunities may include: researching African-American contributions to Vermont, cataloging Farm videos, assisting at events, leading tours for visiting youth and college students, and welcoming visitors to the Farm during workshops and retreats. Students who are studying African-American or African Diaspora history, art and culture, and/or who self-identify as being African American or of African descent are especially encouraged to apply for this internship. Applicants should have good communication skills, be able to work independently and have an interest in the Farm’s mission and African and African Diaspora culture, history and arts. CFF can provide a transportation stipend to facilitate the intern’s transportation to and from the Farm.

Click here to apply in handshake!

Interested in Youth & Mentoring? Work @ Middlebury’s Center for Community Engagement Post-Grad

Come to an info session to hear about how you can join the Center for Community Engagement in a full-time position! The current CCE AmeriCorps VISTA member and VISTA supervisor will talk about the Youth and Mentoring Programs AmeriCorps VISTA role, what it means to be an AmeriCorps member, and all of the amazing benefits of serving in this capacity for the CCE! This opportunity is available to graduating seniors and is posted on Handshake.

Midd Alum 1:1 Chats on Climate Risk (CERES) & Conservation Restoration (Intervale) on April 19

Alumni will be on campus to share their path and professional life with students to help them think broadly about their Biology major and a variety of different career paths during the Field Guide to Biology Majors on Thursday, April 18th. 

On Friday, April 19th from 9:00AM – Noon, you can sign up for a one-on-one chat with the alumni who have offered to stay this extra day so you can get more personal with them.

I want to bring to your attention 2 of the alumni you might want to chat with. Below are their names and brief Bios to get a sense of the work they do.  If you are interested in talking with them, you must sign up through Handshake here: 

Alumni 1:1 Chats,  9:00 a.m.-noon in Adirondack House

Click the alumni names below to SELECT A SLOT for a 1:1 conversation. You don’t have to be a Biology major or minor to meet with these alumni.

  • Annalise Carington ’15Riparian Restoration & Monitoring Specialist, Intervale Center
    • Annalise joined the Intervale Center in Burlington, VT through a partnership with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. With the USFWS, Annalise works with the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program on habitat restoration and other land management projects statewide. She brings that expertise to the Intervale Center’s Agricultural Services team, helping farmers navigate Vermont’s new water quality regulations, assess land management concerns on their properties, and find the technical and financial resources they need to implement conservation practices.
  • Gillian Lui ’13Supply Chain Sustainability Consultant, Ceres, Inc
    • Gillian is a San Francisco-based sustainability professional who has advanced climate change mitigation strategies across the academic, philanthropic, and non-profit sectors. She currently works as a Sustainability Consultant with Ceres, a non-profit that mobilizes Fortune 500 companies and global investors around climate leadership and advocacy. Prior to Ceres, Gillian was a Climate Research Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, conducting research and analysis to develop The Packard Foundation’s US$50 million annual grantmaking portfolio on climate solutions in land use, innovations, and energy.  At Middlebury, Gillian was a joint major in Environmental Studies and Conservation Biology, and minored in Mathematics. She also holds a research Master’s degree in Plant Sciences from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Keasbey Scholar and published research at the intersection of tropical deforestation and emerging remote sensing technologies.

This is a unique opportunity for current students to hear from Middlebury alumni at the top of their fields about how to build a successful and gratifying career.

Hot Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Internships & Jobs Week of 4/8-4/15

The application for applying for funding for an unpaid internship is this Sunday, April 14th. Check out the many internship and job opportunities in Handshake with applications due this week in sectors such as the environment, nonprofits, international affairs and development, local and state governments, agriculture and energy. The listing in Handshake is HERE.

STILL LOOKING FOR A PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP?  There are 9 funded CCI internships that I want to draw your attention to. They are really diverse: the arts, international social impact, climate change, food systems, etc. These come with funding so you do not need to go through the application process that you would to apply for funding with the April 14th deadline, but you still need to meet the deadlines and submit the required paperwork.  Check them out in handshake HERE.

Upcoming Professor of the Practice Business and Enterprise Guest Lecture

As part of the Professor of the Practice Business and Enterprise Program, James Hilton, Executive Managing Director of Promontory Financial Group, LLC, will be on campus to deliver a lecture titled: Enjoying a successful and ethical career in finance: Navigating the Faustian dilemma.

Date: Monday, April 15 at 7.30 pm

Location: Axinn 229

Promontory Financial Group, LLC is a global firm dedicated to assisting financial firms with complex regulatory, risk and compliance issues.

Mr. Hilton joined Promontory in 2004, shortly after its founding. Before assuming his current role, he served in various positions as Promontory has grown, including as the head of its anti-money laundering practice.

Currently, Mr. Hilton manages the U.S. advisory practice. He helps clients respond to regulatory mandates arising from changing regulation, examinations and enforcement actions, especially in the areas of board governance, risk governance and compliance. He focuses on assisting financial institutions to identify the root causes of regulatory issues, and develop and implement comprehensive plans to remedy them. Mr. Hilton also has extensive experience in strategic planning and change management within financial institutions. As a former enforcement attorney with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he brings a unique regulatory perspective to his work.

Mr. Hilton began his career in financial services as an attorney with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he focused on a variety of regulatory issues and enforcement matters. He assisted with regulatory enforcement actions related to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, as well as with several white-collar criminal prosecutions. Mr. Hilton left the New York Fed to become general counsel of Chicago Board Brokerage, a joint venture of the Chicago Board of Trade and inter-dealer broker Prebon Yamane, which was created to handle electronic trading and clearing of U.S. Treasury securities. He later joined Prebon, where he took responsibility for business planning and product management. Following Prebon’s sale to Collin Stewart Tullett in 2004, Mr. Hilton came to Promontory, initially as a consultant. Before attending law school Mr. Hilton held multiple staff roles with the Massachusetts State Legislature. He earned his J.D. at Boston University and a B.A. in Government, Soviet Languages and Literature at Harvard University.

“Rise and Walk” Walking Initiative Research Coordinator at RiseVT

Check out this Funded Internship – deadline extended to 4/21!

Develop “Rise and Walk” walking groups throughout Addison County.
The local Addison County RiseVT Program has 3 broad goals:

  • To increase physical activity, especially walking
  • Increase access and education around nutritious foods
  • Foster a sense of neighborliness among residents, decreasing isolation

As part of their quest to increase physical activity, especially, walking, among residents, RiseVT is introducing “Rise and Walk”. 

Research and develop .5 and 1.0 mile and 2.0 mile walking routes and produce Rise and Walk Map for each community by considering:

  • Safety of walking routes
  • Feasibility of walking within the community, with or without added safety measures
  • Difficulty of route
  • Readiness of communities to host walking initiatives

Student may work in conjunction with the Addison County Regional Planning Commission to research individual Town Plans, and with the Middlebury Recreation Department.

Intern must have access to reliable transportation. Hours are 30 per week. Start/end dates of internship are flexible.

Learn more about the position in Handshake.

Apply for CCI Summer Internship Funding! Deadline April 14!

The deadline to apply for CCI’s competitive summer internship funding to fund an unpaid internship is Sunday, April 14 at 11:55pm.

To apply you must first meet the following criteria:

  • You must have secured and committed to a summer internship
  • You must have had your resume reviewed and approved
  • Applicants for First-Year Explore grants must meet with a CCI advisor to discuss your plans

To submit your application, you must “Create an Experience” in Handshake (Handshake>Career Center>Request an Experience) and then immediately upload four documents to the attachments section of your Experience on Handshake:

  • Your application essay
  • A completed summer budget
  • A signed funding agreement
  • A CCI-approved resume (must be uploaded to your Experience even if it is already in your documents section of Handshake)

Do not start your application until you have the above four documents completed and ready to upload. No zip files.  Due to the volume of submissions, incomplete applications will be declined.

See instructions, forms, and FAQs at go/summerfunding. For help, make an appointment with a CCI advisor or stop by quick questions to speak with a PCA.

CCI’s internship funding grants are competitive and funding is limited. Decisions will be emailed out by Handshake email on May 1. You must check and respond to Handshake emails and notifications during and after the application process (be sure to monitor junk and clutter folders for Handshake emails).

CCI looks forward to receiving your application!