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Job in global health policy, in DC, via alum referral

Georgetown University Law Center’s O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law is seeking a Program Coordinator to support the Institute’s Global Health Policy & Governance and Healthy Families Initiatives.

These initiatives are engaged in advancing human rights and public health through research, policy tracking, litigation support, and capacity building, working with partners primarily in Africa and Latin America.  The position will be responsible for assisting with day-to-day operations of both Initiatives and enabling smooth functioning of their respective administrative and programmatic needs.

See full details and apply here.

Rocket Software – Lots of Open Positions In Handshake

Rocket Software is a leading global developer of software products that help corporations, government agencies and other organizations reach their technology and business goals. 1,300 Rocketeers on five continents are focused on building and delivering solutions for more than 10,000 customers and partners.

Why work at Rocket?

As you’re planning your next career move—or maybe your first career move—know that Rocket is home to innovators at every level of the software industry. When you become a Rocketeer, you become a member of the global family they call One Rocket. As part of One Rocket, they encourage you to build lasting relationships with peers, managers, and executives beginning on day one. From intern to CEO, every expert at Rocket has earned the right to be there—and every day they prove it. But being a Rocketeer means nothing without the fun t and music (sorry, what? Read all about the Rocket Band!) that comes with it.

Check out their open positions in Handshake:

Click on the titles to view the positions in Handshake.

Justice Volunteers – College Student Research Team application

The Justice Collaborative is a team of legal experts, researchers, and media strategists collaborating across a collection of strategically aligned projects to advance criminal justice reform. We supply deep legal and policy expertise to organizations throughout the country to cut through the complexity and confusion of local, state, and federal laws and procedures that make up our criminal justice system. Our goal is to transform our deeply flawed criminal system so that it’s grounded in human dignity and restraint.

The Justice Volunteers , a project of The Justice Collaborative (TJC), is a volunteer task force dedicated to researching a variety of key criminal justice issues. The work done by The Justice Volunteers is incredibly valuable to TJC’s goal of holding elected officials in the criminal justice
system accountable, advocating for reform-minded policies across the country, and researching and amplifying important local issues related to criminal justice reform.

The College Student Research Team will work remotely and be primarily supervised by Molly Bernstein. Almost all of this work is done online and is designed to be as flexible as possible to allow team members to work whenever their schedule permits. However, it is expected that members will work at least 3 hours per week.

Interested students should submit their resume and a cover letter to Molly Bernstein at molly.bernstein@thejusticecollaborative.com with the subject line “College Student Research Team Applicant.” In the cover letter, applicants should be sure to note which element(s) of the TJC Blueprint most align with their interests and/or past experiences.

As a program designed to maximize flexibility, we encourage applicants to apply as ongoing members of the College Student Research Team; however, students are welcome to apply more specifically for a summer, semester, or year-long position and should indicate their preferred time frame in the application’s cover letter.

PAID internship in DC at Middlebury office

Here is a late breaking opportunity if you’re still looking for something interesting to do this summer!

Under the guidance from the Director of Middlebury in DC and the Executive Director of the Washington, DC, office of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), the intern will help with event management and logistical support for programs held in the Washington, DC, office organized by Middlebury College, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and CNS staff. There will also be opportunities to conduct research and write timely analyses and other publications related to CNS’s work on weapons of mass destruction issues.Learn more about the activities of the DC office here. And click HERE to apply!!

Why You Should Take My Job as the CCE Communications Intern

Will DiGravio ’19 has been the CCE Communications intern since the fall of 2017. Apply for the job and learn more here.

If you follow the CCE on social media, read this blog, and/or subscribe to our weekly updates newsletter, you know that a lot happens here. Each day, dozens and dozens of students venture out into our college community, Addison County, and beyond in the hope to make a difference in the lives of those they meet.

But, there are folks here who are not on the front lines, who work behind the scenes to help make this center accomplish all it does in a given week. I’m one of those people.

For the past two years, I have worked as the CCE’s communications intern. In my role, I help manage social media, this blog, and work with student organizations and community partners to advertise service opportunities to students, most of which eventually make their way into our weekly updates newsletter.

I applied for this job on the heels of completing an internship at The Addison Independent, our local newspaper, and wanted to maintain the connection I felt to the community outside the college. The job description cites a familiarity with local media, “including The Addison Independent, as a qualification. It seemed like the perfect fit. And it was.

In this role, I’ve published interviews with student and community leaders, I’ve helped connect students with literally hundreds of different service opportunities, and, above all, I’ve helped tell the story of what goes on here each and every day.

In this job, I’ve put together spreadsheets and analyzed data, put together plans to increase web traffic and grow our online audience, and had a chance to create graphics, blog posts, social media posts, and more, all while helping and highlighting the work of volunteers in our community. There aren’t many jobs that allow one to learn tangible skills while also feeling like their are helping grow the community around them.

If all of those things sound interesting to you, then you should take my job here at the CCE. Now, stop thinking about it, and just apply here.

Winter-Term 2020 Global Health Trip to Ghana

In Winter-Term 2020, a group of Middlebury students will have the opportunity to travel to Ghana for a learning experience with Refugee Outreach Club (ROC) and Summerwood Dental Brigades

This will be the second iteration of this trip (the last one was WT 2018).  The experience will be structured as internships for academic credit.

ROC has several years’ worth of history with this community in Ghana and works in partnership with local health leaders. Summerwood Dental Brigades will be providing dental services.  Students will help to organize the dental and medical clinics (students will obviously not be providing any clinical services), and will also improve sanitation by constructing toilets for community use.

Interested? Come to the Information Session Friday, May 3

Friday, May 3, at 3:30 in Axinn 219

Our goal is to make this experience accessible to everyone, regardless of personal financial circumstances; some scholarship funds will be available.

This trip is offered in partnership with Middlebury College’s Global Health Program.

Food Justice Activism with lauren Ornelas & Bina Ahmad – Webinar, 4/29 @ 8:30pm EST

The Animal Rights Activism Committee (ARAC) is proud to host this public webinar with our co-founder Bina Ahmad and founder and Executive Director of Food Empowerment Project (FEP) lauren Ornelas! 

Please RSVP on Facebook to get updates, including the webinar link which will be made available closer to the date. 

This webinar will highlight FEP’s groundbreaking work and activism in food justice, FEP’s focus on cross movement solidarity, and how lauren Ornelas inspired much of ARAC’s politics viewing food justice through an intersectional lens, including ARAC’s Food Justice Guidelines.


lauren Ornelas is the founder/director of Food Empowerment Project (FEP), a vegan food justice nonprofit seeking to create a more just world by helping consumers recognize the power of their food choices. lauren has been active in the animal rights movement for more than 30 years. She is the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization that Viva!UK asked her to start in 1999 and for which she investigated factory farms and ran consumer campaigns. In cooperation with activists across the country, she persuaded Trader Joe’s to stop selling all duck meat and achieved corporate changes within Whole Foods Market, Pier 1 Imports, and others, and she helped halt the construction of an industrial dairy operation in California. She was also the spark that got the founder of Whole Foods Market to become a vegan. In addition, lauren served as campaign director with the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition for six years. Watch her TEDx talk on “The Power of Our Food Choices.” Learn more about FEP’s work at foodispower.org and veganmexicanfood.com.

Bina Ahmad is a social justice attorney, and has worked with numerous animal rights and human rights organizations. She lived and worked in Palestine with Al-Haq, served on the legal team for the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, was a legal consultant to Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights as well as the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Palestine Division. She currently serves on the Steering Committee of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, as well the advisory board of the Food Empowerment Project, and the ARAC advisory board, which she co founded. She conducts Know Your Rights trainings for radical left movements and state targeted communities. She currently works as a public defender in Manhattan, New York.