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Ragamala Dance: Sacred Earth

Ragamala Dance
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019
8:00 PM each evening
Mahaney Center for the Arts, Dance Theatre

Ragamala Dance Company’s Middlebury debut program—Sacred Earth—explores the inter-connectedness between human emotions and the environment that shapes them. Performed with live music, the dancers create a sacred space to honor the divinity in the natural world and the sustenance we derive from it. Inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of Kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth is Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy’s singular vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and man.

Ragamala Dance >>

See Ragamala Dance in Written in Water, this summer, in their Jacob’s Pillow debut>>

Summer Internship at Cocoa360 in Ghana by Meron Benti

“My summer internship in Ghana was an unforgettable experience that gave me many insights about myself, what I want to do in the future and what type of employee I am. It also allowed me to learn more about a new culture and country.”

 

This past summer, I was part of the Middlebury summer program Ambassador Corps. Through Ambassador Corps, I interned as a Fundraising Researcher for Cocoa360, a small social enterprise based in Tarwka Breman, Ghana. Before starting the summer, I had two main objectives: learning more about Ghanaian culture and assisting the organization I was working for in the best way I could. Most days, I would walk to my office, and after a beautiful hike in the jungle of Western Ghana, I would start doing online research for grants that suit my organization. Other days, I would work on communication letters with various possible donors, and with the assistance of my supervisor, I would refine every draft. My favorite part of my days was when I would spend more time with my neighbors and other people in the village. I found interesting learning about their experiences and about Ghanaian traditions. As a result, this internship was not only useful from a career development perspective but also from a cultural one.

 

Meron’s project is supported in part by funding from Center for Community Engagement at Middlebury College.

Team4Tech Info Session :: Summer Internship in Costa Rica

Monday, February 19 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm at ADK Library

Do you have an interest in the issues of educational and technology access; teaching and project-based learning; some proficiency in Spanish language?

Come join an information session with Team4Tech as they talk about a funded cohort summer internship for 10 Middlebury students this August 2018 living and working in a rural community in the rainforest of Chilamate, Costa Rica. In Costa Rica, Team4Tech is partnering with TabLab, a US-based non-profit organization that works to advance teaching and learning in rural schools via teacher training, mobile technology and personalized learning.

Each Middlebury intern will also participate in four to six weeks of preparation based in human-centered design principles, followed by four weeks of in-country immersive service learning that leverages their skills and passions to make a difference in education. Come ask questions and be a part of the 1st Middlebury intern cohort!

Open to First-Years, Sophomores and Juniors!


Check out the fully-funded summer internship which includes meals and lodging at the incredible Chilamate Rainforest Eco-Retreat (http://www.chilamaterainforest.com/), and in-country transportation. Transportation to and from Costa Rica, is not included. Students will be responsible for round-trip travel costs associated with getting to Costa Rica. Students who require financial aid may apply for funding to offset travel expenses. Priority consideration will be given to student applicants on financial aid.

Interested? Learn more in Handshake.

Green Corps Coming to Campus Tuesday 1/30!

Tuesday, January 30 | 6:00-7:00 pm in Coltrane Lounge

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

The planet needs all the help it can get, especially now with so many environmental protections under attack. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet.

Our year-long program gives you intensive classroom training with people like Bill McKibben and Jane Kleeb. Then, you move to hands-on experience working with groups like Corporate Accountability International, The Wilderness Society and Mighty Earth to fight climate change, protect public lands, and reform our food system. When you graduate, we help you join our nearly 400 alumni in a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

They’re accepting the top 20-30 candidates out of more than 1,000 applicants for their 2018-2019 program. If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn the craft of organizing, COME TO THIS INFO SESSION!

Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2018 with Introductory Classroom Training in Denver, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. For more information, click here.

Green Corps Coming to Campus Tuesday 1/30!

Tuesday, January 30 | 6:00-7:00 pm in Coltrane Lounge

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

The planet needs all the help it can get, especially now with so many environmental protections under attack. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet.

Our year-long program gives you intensive classroom training with people like Bill McKibben and Jane Kleeb. Then, you move to hands-on experience working with groups like Corporate Accountability International, The Wilderness Society and Mighty Earth to fight climate change, protect public lands, and reform our food system. When you graduate, we help you join our nearly 400 alumni in a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

They’re accepting the top 20-30 candidates out of more than 1,000 applicants for their 2018-2019 program. If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn the craft of organizing, COME TO THIS INFO SESSION!

Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August 2018 with Introductory Classroom Training in Denver, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. For more information, click here.

Edible Schoolyard Chef Teacher JOB OPENING

Middlebury alumnae, Molly Rose-Williams, Class of 2013, wrote us to let you know that the Edible Schoolyard is currently hiring for a new Chef Teacher. Link to the job description is below. This is a really incredible job and amazing organization to work for! She would be happy to chat with anyone interested, her contact info below. This position will stay open until its filled, so DO NOT WAIT TO APPLY!

https://edibleschoolyard.org/chef-teacher-job-description

Warmly,
Molly


Molly Rose-Williams ’13
(she/her/hers)
Chef Teacher
The Edible Schoolyard
1781 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

T 510.558.1318
F 510.558.1334
edibleschoolyard.org

AMAZING Social Impact Consulting 2018 Summer Internship – Deadline 2/4/18

(This opportunity comes to you via a Middlebury alumnae, Emma Hodge ’16)

About Dalberg

Dalberg is committed to global development and innovation, and offers a variety of advisory services across the international development sector. Comprised of Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Capital, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Data Insights and Dalberg Research, our businesses provide high-level strategic, policy and investment advice to the leadership of key institutions, corporations and governments that are shaping international development. We focus on emerging and frontier markets, tackling topics such as economic development, global health, access to finance, agriculture, energy and the environment, among others. We offer outstanding individuals the opportunity to apply private sector skills to global challenges within an entrepreneurial working environment.

About You

You aspire to become a leader in global development by tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic growth, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy collaborating with teams while traveling and working across continents and cultures. You excel in solving problems using clear strategic thinking and quantitative and qualitative analysis, and you want to put your skills to work—transforming organizations, advising investors, and shaping new initiatives. You are a committed self- starter with an excellent academic record, leadership roles on campus, a passion for development and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Dalberg has a global footprint with consultants that live and work around the world, creating a network of experience anchored by our offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Dalberg combines ground-level insight with experience from top-tier professional services firms and leading academic institutions to create actionable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

Qualifications:
o Full-time undergraduate with expected graduation in 2019 or 2020
o Pursuing a degree in Economics, Business, International Relations, Science, Math, Engineering or a related field o Excellent academic record
o Leadership experience on- or off-campus
o Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
o Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
o Understanding of the political and cultural realities of international organizations or environments

In addition, if you have skills or abilities in the following areas, please be sure to let us know in your application:

o Fluency in spoken and written languages other than English
o Experience with financial analysis, excel, STATA
o In-depth knowledge on specific topics related to Dalberg’s work
o Demonstrated ability to innovate new programs, processes, ideas or initiatives

What You Will Do and How You Will Grow

Undergraduate Interns will join Dalberg project teams supporting our clients to drive the creation of innovative and results-oriented solutions. Interns will work closely with members of a project team and take ownership of key aspects of project work, including leading research and analyses. Interns will be paired with junior staff members who will serve as the interns’ mentors for the duration of the internship. Each intern will also be assigned an advisor who is responsible for the intern’s professional development and growth during their internship. Interns will have regular trainings in consulting skills, communications, business development and specific content areas of interest.

Examples of recent projects that Dalberg consultants have worked on include exploring impact investing opportunities in South Asia, designing innovative financing mechanisms for smallholder farmers in West Africa, creating strategies for more environmentally-friendly cities in Latin America and engaging major corporations on regional development issues.

Dalberg is a platform for change. Our staff is empowered to start new programs, institute best practices, and develop traditions that will define the Dalberg experience for years to come. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not only valued at Dalberg; they are essential to our firm’s success. In addition to providing training, management-level advising, and mentoring, we empower our interns to learn by doing, engaging them as full members of project teams from day one.

About Our Clients

Our clients come to us with some of the most difficult global problems, seeking solutions where the obvious ones have failed. We supply new ideas, drawing from a deep base of knowledge that cuts across sectors and geographies and is growing every day. We create value for clients focused on social impact by using on-the-ground research and rigorous business analysis to help governments, foundations, international agencies, NGOs, and corporations develop strategies and assess programs in areas such as access to finance, inclusive growth, global health, and energy and the environment. Some of our recent clients include foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, corporations such as Google and Vodafone, multilateral institutions like the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, UN agencies, and government actors like DFID, USAID, and the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture.

Join Our Team!

The Undergraduate Intern role is a 10-12 week program, beginning in June 2018 and ending prior to the start of the Fall academic term. The intern will have the opportunity to better understand what full-time employment with Dalberg is like. The current internship offering is for offices in the Africa (Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam), Asia (Mumbai, New Delhi), and the United States (New York, San Francisco, Washington DC).

Please submit your application on our website by 11:59p.m. EST on February 4, 2018 at https://www.dalberg.com/join-our-team/current-openings. Your application should include a resume noting your current GPA and SAT/ACT, transcript and cover letter that discusses your interest in international development and identifies issues that are most pressing to you. We expect to make final decisions regarding intern positions no later than April 1, 2018.

Notes:

  • –  For opportunities in our Europe offices, please see separate job posting on our website. Potential undergraduate internship opportunities in our MENA offices will be posted shortly.
  • –  All offices will only extend offers to candidates looking for full time positions in the country they complete their internship in.
  • –  Full-time employment in all the Dalberg offices is conditional on the candidate having the requisite authorization to live and work in that country; in the US we will sponsor OPT and will apply for H1B visas for employees in good standing; In Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Dakar, India, Lagos, Johannesburg and Nairobi, this includes Ethiopian, Tanzanian, Senegalese, Indian, Nigerian, South African, Kenya nationals, respectively, and individuals with long-term work permits.

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