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Elite Scholars of China is looking for talented individuals to join our team! Elite Scholars of China is the premier Beijing-based education consulting firm, helping China’s brightest students apply to top US colleges and universities. What sets ESC apart from other education consulting companies in China is that we believe in upholding ethical consulting practices, and we create a holistic learning environment to ensure that our students can thrive academically and socially on an American college campus. The Educational Consultant position is ideal for someone who wants to develop their professional skills with a fast-growing entrepreneurial company. Former ESC colleagues have continued on to pursue degrees at Yale Law School, Harvard Business School, UPenn’s Graduate School of Education, and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Attire: Business Casual
Profellow is an excellent resource for finding fellowships in every area of interest of social impact. Several of the fellowships listed are for folks in more senior stages of their careers, however check out the ones that are eligible for recent grads with their application deadlines. Also, note the tips for writing effective fellowships:
14 Transatlantic Fellowships for U.S.-Europe Exchange and Study: Whether you are interested in studying abroad, researching in a different country, or collaborating across the Atlantic, there is a transatlantic fellowship for you! These 14 opportunities take Americans and Europeans across the pond for projects and study.
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Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions
Feb. 13th 7:00-8:00pm
Feb. 14th 4:30-5:30pm Location: Adirondack House Library
Interested in gaining knowledge, skills, and dispositions for purposeful careers in social impact?
The Middlebury Social Impact Corps program connects students to 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 eight-week fully-funded summer internship in the Bahamas at the Cape Eleuthera Institute or Peru at the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development.
Come learn more about the program, host sites, and how to apply!
Join us Monday, February 26 at 7 pm in ADK Library to learn more about this opportunity. For students interested in leading a business, non-profit, or other organization, or in management consulting as a career, this internship provides an in-depth hands-on experience working on key strategic management issues for a local enterprise.
You will apply to 1 of these 3 choices: Middlebury DLINQ: Exploring technology/digital in education and citizenship OR Opportunities Credit Union: Engaging Impact Investors OR Carrot (a startup with a Midd alum founder): Digital organizational development for small business
Interns will participate in a short orientation in late April on campus and should expect to spend 30 hours per week from June 4 to July 27 on this internship, primarily working on their projects, but also including a weekly review session with the other interns. Interns will receive guidance and mentoring from clients and an experienced management & strategy consultant.
Interns will receive a stipend of $3,000 and on campus housing is available.
Rising sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply.
Click here to learn more about the opportunity on Handshake. Deadline is March 4, but apply soon!
Last week, a new initiative to eliminate malaria from Central America was announced by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Carlos Slim Foundation. The countries of the region have already made impressive progress towards this goal, reducing case incidence from 125,000 in 2000 to only around 10,000 last year. Obstacles remain, but this new mechanism should take care of the financial gaps in national budgets and allow countries to focus on the remaining technical and operational challenges.
The team at CHAI provides operational support to the governmental malaria programs in the region to help improve their effectiveness and build systems that are strong enough to support the goal of sustainable elimination by 2020. Under this new financing mechanism, and in close partnership with the Pan American Health Organization, CHAI is looking to expand to provide additional manpower to work on a day-to-day basis with provincial malaria programs in some of the remaining endemic regions, such as the sugarcane producing region of Escuintla in Guatemala, the remote border region between Honduras and Nicaragua, and the indigenous Caribbean communities of Panama.
They are searching for hard-working folks with impressive problem-solving abilities and the skills to help national and provincial programs with challenges such as enhancing disease surveillance systems, building better health information platforms, strengthening supply chains, conducting rigorous data analysis, mapping malaria, planning and managing effective vector control campaigns, and/or monitoring and evaluating programs.
Candidates should be willing to relocate to or live in Central America, and Spanish ability will thus be important (although fluency is not necessarily required).
Sustainable development – economic development that is conducted without the depletion of natural resources – has been a topic that has become popular in the recent years. With the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in 2015, some countries have taken the initiative to include the promotion of sustainable development in their agendas. And Argentina is one of the countries that has taken the lead within Latin America in terms of human development.
This Winter Term, I had the opportunity to work with the project “Sustainable Development Practices in Argentina,” where I had the opportunity to work and learn from the San Esteban Farm.It was the opportunity for me to study how it is possible to run a business that incorporates sustainability practices in their daily life work. This farm’s work has also been seen as an example for other kind of ecotourism, “Turismo de estancia,” where the visitors have the chance to stay at a place that runs under sustainability practices and feel connected with the environment surrounding them. Visitors end up having a different experience than just staying at a hotel or a hostel. The farm receives visitors who are mainly interested in perpetuating the idea of sustainability, and therefore learn about how to do it while enjoying their stay at this farm. The farm is currently trying to increase their target audience to young travelers and people who are not that aware of sustainable practices to therefore serve as a window of knowledge and advocates of sustainability.
I assisted with the day-to-day activities at the farm, such as checking the crops and animals, the watering and solar electricity systems, and being the bilingual person to talk to when needed. My previous work in Costa Rica and Guatemala with sustainable development practices was highly valuable to contribute to this experience. I felt I was able to contribute and learn at the fullest with this experience, as I was familiar with the practice’s background and the farm’s sustainability goals.
“My work at the San Esteban Farm taught me that it is possible to run a business under sustainable development practices. It is about wanting to do it and actually implementing it! It gives you a profit while you educate others and protect the environment.”
I want to give special thanks to the Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement for supporting my project and for made me a recipient of the Cross-Cultural Community Service Grant.