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GIS-Related Environmental Summer Internships in Vermont!

Recreation Capacity Intern — The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation has been collecting a variety of data linked to usage of the public’s recreation-based resources. This information is a key tool in supporting the development of the recreation aspect of Long Range Management Plans, determining how resources are allocated to maintain recreation infrastructure, and to make decisions related to trail network growth or alteration.The intern must have proficiency with ArcGIS 10.x software and using hand-held GPS units to gather and transfer data into GIS. The intern must also have a strong foundation and interest in analytical statistic and be able to use Excel. The intern must be comfortable hiking alone over various terrains to collect trail data in the field, for up to 8 hours in a day. For more details, see listing on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1291979/share_preview

Universal Recycling Outreach —  This internship will focus on addressing the current and upcoming challenges of implementing the Universal Recycling Law in Vermont. It will involve substantial engagement with the public, as well as some in-office work.  The intern will set up a table at farmers’ markets, fairs, or other public venues to provide information about recycling, composting, and the requirements of the Universal Recycling Law. A gregarious, friendly personality, composure, and strong communication skills are necessary. The intern will learn and communicate about recycling, composting, and other materials management topics. For more details, see listing on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1291499/share_preview

Otter Creek Mapping Intern —  This intern would assist with field data collection along the Otter Creek primarily by paddling nearly 100 miles from Mt. Tabor to Lake Champlain. Field data collection will consist of identifying both natural and manmade features along the creek as they relate to fishing, hunting, paddling, or historic resources. The intern would help identify the appropriate data to collect as well as develop data sheets for use in a future mapping project. Some of the opportunities afforded to the intern would be to work with a variety of staff working on everything from outdoor recreation to law enforcement.

NOTE: The ultimate goal of this project is to create an Otter Creek Fishing Trail that highlights all river features, public access, and any possible points of interest to anyone boating on the Otter Creek. Once all the field data is collected, I would like to explore turning this into a semester or thesis project (Middlebury’s GIS program?) so that we could actually create the fishing trail map.  For more details, see listing on Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1291553/share_preview

Compensation:  All of these internships come with $3,000 stipend.   If you are offered and accept this internship, please be aware that your funding for this position is provided by CCI, and therefore you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.

Vermont Employer Highlight: Vermont Systems

Big military contract brings new tech jobs to Vt. company

Vermont Systems was a small, family business started over 30 years ago. The company that employed only five people now has nearly 100 and they’re not slowing down from here. Now, they’ve got a new military contract. Vermont Systems landed a deal with the U.S. Army that will bring in an extra $5 million-$8 million a year and add 20-25 new jobs. – read the full WCAX article by Dom Amato.

What does VSI Do?

Vermont Systems is an employee owned Vermont company, based in Essex Junction (just outside Burlington).  Founded as a family business, the company specializes in creating innovative applications for management of recreation organizations.

They develop, sell, and support their applications for a broad range of clients – from municipal recreation departments and universities to golf courses and the military.

Why Vermont Systems

What makes Vermont Systems such a great place to work?  Here are a few highlights that their current employees mentioned:

  • Energized, fast paced work environment
  • Full health benefits, including 80%  reimbursement for out of pocket expenses
  • Profit sharing – twice a year bonus
  • Team spirit – “all in” attitude
  • Company Wellness program with onsite Fitness Center
  • Available health and wellness coach
  • National and International travel opportunities
  • Healthy snack table provided (everybody loves a snack!)
  • Monthly company lunches
  • Vermont quality of life: Lake Champlain in the summer, ski areas in the winter, foliage in the fall and so much more!
  • Numerous community involvement opportunities

Check out their job postings here and keep checking back as it looks like they will have a lot more positions opening soon!

3rd Vermont Ventures Trip w/the Innovation Hub 12/8

The Innovataion Hub wants to loop you into the THIRD Vermont Ventures Trip Announcement!!

Theme: Sustainable Manufacturing Practices
When: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8th. 1:30-4:30pm.
Where: Bee’s Wrap, a sustainable food storage company, and May West, a small venture getting into milkweed garment production.

If you’re interested in attending and getting a spot on the bus up to Bristol, ‘like’ the recent post in the Facebook group to reserve a spot in the van. Feel free to message or email Lucy Scott with any questions – lscott[at]middlebury.edu

HOPE TO SEE MANY OF YOU THERE!!

MiddVentures Community is a student organization, supported by the Middlebury Innovation Hub, that fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation throughout the Middlebury community and around Vermont. go/innohub and go/innonews for more information on all of the programming offered by the Innovation Hub.

Lucy

How Vermont Became a Hotbed for Health Tech Companies

Thus far, there’s no definitive list of Vermont’s health-tech companies. Nevertheless, an informal tally by Jeff Couture, executive director of the Vermont Technology Alliance, indicates that more than two dozen companies are engaged in developing health- and wellness-related technologies, including medical devices, software, IT consulting and data management services. According to a vtVA report, “Vermont’s Tech Employment: The Hidden Driver of Our Economic Growth,” the $5.6 billion overall tech sector accounts for one in four jobs in Vermont, with an average wage of $72,482, compared to a statewide average of $44,540.

Read the full Seven Days article by Ken Picard here.

Curious about finding jobs or internships in Vermont Health Tech Companies? Below are links to the companies listed in the article.

Vermont Employer Highlight: Keurig Green Mountain

Calling all internship and co-op seekers! Keurig Green Mountain has posted their 2018 opportunities!

As a values-based technology company in the beverage business, Keurig is creating a beverage revolution. Join them and see what your imagination can brew.

“Every single project that I was given was of critical importance to the Company. Your ideas are heard, your solutions are seriously considered, and you have access to every level in the company, even the CEO!” ~Salman, Engineering Co-op, University of Tennessee

“As a Keurig Green Mountain intern, co-op, or recent graduate, we rely on you to help us rethink it all. From ideating and testing new products to researching and marketing the very way our products are positioned to the world, our interns manage projects that have a direct impact on the future of the Company. In our program, you will work side-by-side with seasoned professionals who will teach, guide, and mentor you as you progress through your role.”

How does your major fit in at Keurig Green Mountain?  Make your selection below to learn more:

Vermont Employer Highlight: ReSOURCE

In 1991 in Burlington, Vermont, ReCycle North began an innovative program of repairing and reselling household items that otherwise would have gone to the dump. Out of that founding vision, more than 750 people have received job training and skills essential to gainful employment, 10,000 low-income people have received needed household goods and building materials, more than 10,000 tons of materials have been kept from the landfill, and 50 people now have secure employment through income earned largely from this social enterprise. ReSOURCE’s success to date has proven its sustainability and is replicating this model of environmental sustainability, educational training, and economic opportunity in central Vermont.

ReSOURCE offers internships that would be a great fit for Middlebury students!

They have internships in:

Vermont Employer Highlight: SunCommon

SunCommon® believes that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and brighter future – and renewable energy is where it starts.

Energy from the sun can power our lives and build vibrant communities. SunCommon’s mission is to tear down barriers to clean energy and use their business as a force for good.

Save Money. Go Solar.

“We are succeeding by celebrating creativity, cross-functional collaboration, high energy, hard work, good play, deep networking and acknowledging that we’ll each make mistakes and learn from them. We know success. We know fun. Come do both with us.”

Their open positions are listed on their website. To apply to their Vermont clean energy jobs, prepare your resume and cover letter (both in PDF format) describing what interests you about the position, why you believe you’d succeed at it, and one of your greatest accomplishments. Please do include a cover letter – it helps them get to know you!