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Alexandra Peterson Cart, a Middlebury alumna, is the co-founder and director of strategic development of Madeira Global, a New York-based investment and advisory firm servicing qualified investors and institutions in the area of Impact Investing. She is an experienced philanthropic consultant who has designed, implemented and managed highly-leveraged philanthropic strategies for organizations including the Tribeca Film Festival Doha and Time 100 as well as for celebrity clientele.

When: Friday, October 3rd

Where: Axinn, Room 219

Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

ALSO Middlebury’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship  will be hosting a lunch with Alexandra open to eight members of the Middlebury community at 11:15 in 118 South Main. Be sure to RSVP by emailing middleburycse@middlebury.edu!

 

 

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The opportunity has arrived!

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and engage them in public service opportunities.

A complete application includes: short answers, two essay questions, a one-page resume, and two letters of recommendation. The deadline to apply for the summer program is January 11, 2015.

 For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/internships.

Join Jennifer Core, SIT Graduate Institute alumna and admissions officer, for a conversation about post undergraduate opportunities with SIT Graduate Institute!Learn about SIT’s transformative, internationally focused Master’s Degree programs. SIT Graduate Institute equips students with theoretical knowledge, field experience, and professional skills. Programs are based on an experiential learning model and a commitment to social justice and intercultural communication. SIT offers Master of Arts degree programs in Conflict Transformation, International Education, Sustainable Development, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) on its campuses in Brattleboro, Vermont and Washington, DC. More info at www.sit.edu/graduate.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 30th

WHERE: BiHall Room 104

TIME: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Learn how you can make a sustainable impact through a life-changing, three-week experience as a Saha Field Rep in Ghana. Young leaders who participate in Saha’s three-week Global Leadership Program (formerly the CWS Fellowship Program) are trained to become Saha Field Representatives in Northern Region Ghana. You’ll learn about development issues while make a significant, lasting impact in rural community! Join Kate Clopeck, Co-founder and Executive Director, and learn how you’ll: –Work with a specific community to build a clean water OR solar electricity business. –Train local women entrepreneurs how to run it. –Educate hundreds of families about health, hygiene, clean water or electricity. To learn more visit www.sahaglobal.org

WHEN: Monday, September 29th

WHERE: Hillcrest 103

TIME: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Are you exploring ways to think about working with the environment, whether from the policy angle at a think tank, an environmental non-governmental organization (ENGO) or the technical consulting side? Have you thought about trying to launch your career in renewable energy or in sustainability for education? In this session we will explore the many layers that make up this sector, talk about the importance of networking with alumni and how to tailor your search to propel you forward . This is one of the fastest growing industry sectors and yet, many Middlebury students are unaware of the potential opportunities out there. PLEASE RSVP ON MOJO FOR THIS EVENT.

When: Wednesday, October 1st

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm

Where: Franklin Environmental Center, Hillcrest 103

Come learn about the different ways to apply your interests into a career that fits you!!

If your life’s ambition is to work on behalf of making this world a better place–whether that is working in the nonprofit sector, earning your wings in the consulting or finance world or thinking about working with or starting a hybrid social enterprise--know that there are so many ways to be action oriented and find meaningful work. These sessions will cover the different lenses you can use to think about how you will find purposeful work, identify your assets and explore resources that will direct you towards making sense of all the information you are finding out there. Learn about the importance of telling your story, both orally and on a resume, so that the first Impression you leave is a lasting, stand-out one. PLEASE RSVP ON MOJO FOR THIS EVENT.

When: Wednesday, October 1

Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Where: Franklin Environmental Center, Hillcrest 103

 

The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things. Check out GlobalGiving’s different internship opportunities in East Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America!

They are looking for some amazing people to join their team (follow this link to learn more: our team )so that they can help even more people, projects, and communities around the world achieve their goals.

 

Looking for a unique opportunity to live and work in Latin America?

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Manna Project International!

Manna Project International is a non-profit organization that specializes in holistic community development.  They connect recent college graduates and young professionals with international service opportunities in Ecuador and Nicaragua. Apply to be a5, 7, or 13 – Month International Program Director! The day-to-day operations at each of our sites are run by teams of international Program Directors who design and implement community development initiatives in a range of fields, including health, environment, education, and micro-finance.

They ALSO have a Summer Internship program- for those interested in a shorter term commitment! Through MPI’s 4 to 8 week Summer Internship Program, interns assist the Program Directors in planning and leading programs on the ground in Ecuador and Nicaragua. Interns use their skills and interests to determine the programs with which they work, and many choose to design and lead their own project.

For more information on these unique opportunities, visit: www.mannaproject.org or contact Virginia Green, the Recruitment Coordinator, at virginia.green@mannaproject.org.

math-for-america-logo.gif      Math for America (MƒA) was founded in New York City by a group of business leaders, mathematicians and educators, led by Jim Simons, president of Euclidean Capital and chair of Renaissance Technologies, a private investment firm that uses innovative mathematical methods to make investment decisions.With nearly 850 teachers across our fellowships, besidesNew York City, MfA also operates in Berkeley, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Utah, and Washington, DC. MƒA creates a community around exceptional educators and works to make teaching an attractive and sustainable career choice for the very best thinkers in the STEM field.

MƒA is beginning its academic year with nearly 800 MƒA teachers and school leaders in New York City, a number that has increased each year since our inception. Now in their 10th year, they are pleased to announce the MfA Exponent program:  three fellowships – Early Career, Master Teacher, and School Leader – to include science teachers and teachers of all grade levels (K-12) within the program. This is a wonderful opportunity in the effort of building a professional community for outstanding mathematics and science educators. To learn more about these opportunities please visit: http://www.mathforamerica.org/home

 

 

Come one, come all. Whether you’re a first-year or senior (and anything in between)!  Considering a Winter Term Internship? Get your questions answered on Monday! There will be two information sessions on Monday, September 29th in Axinn 229 at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.

 

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Interested in getting involved at a local level? Attend the MiddAction Fair this Tuesday, September 16th 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to engage in the local community. Whether you are a first year just arriving on campus or a senior looking for additional experience before graduation, this fair will have something for everyone.

Representatives from over 50 community non-profits and student organizations will be at the Fair to speak with students and share opportunities.  Organizations attending include:
·         Addison County Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
·         Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN)
·         Addison Central Supervisory Union English Language Learners
·         Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR)
·         Better Middlebury Partnership
·         Champlain Valley Agency on Aging (CVAA)
·         Charter House Coalition
·         John W. Graham Emergency Shelter
·         Living Well, A Community Care Home
·         Open Door Clinic
·         Project Independence / Elderly Services, Inc.
·         The Willowell Foundation
·         WomenSafe

If you cannot make the MiddAction Fair, but still want to get involved with an organization or have questions, contact Quanteshia Tennyson ’14, Poverty Initiatives Coordinator, qtennyson[at]middlebury.edu, 802.443.5113.

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Welcome to the Class of 2018 and returning students! At the Center for Careers & Internships (CCI) we have a ton of NEW programming in store for you this year. Below, I’d like to both introduce you to some of the new features we’ve added to our offerings and mention some of the new ways we’ve re-organized the work that we do for you.

 

Here’s What’s NEW:

  •  Quick Questions = Drop-Ins: We have replaced our Drop-Ins with Quick Questions and the NEW hours are from 1-3 P.M. Monday-Friday at Adirondack House.
  • Appointments to talk to an Adviser: We have a NEW online system in MOJO set up for you to make an appointment –appts. can be made at any time now–with one of our Advisers.  Please check out the profiles of our Advisers first to determine who the appropriate Career Adviser is to talk about the areas you are most interested in. So PLEASE do not call our office anymore to make an appointment, instead it’s self-serve and you can make your own even when the Adviser is asleep!
  • Senior JumpStart = Senior Meeting: We have replaced the infamous beginning of the year Senior Meeting with a NEW program called Senior JumpStart which includes a series of 1o career-related workshops ranging from the Arts to STEM. There is also a workshop for those of you that still don’t know what they want to be doing when they graduate. Each workshop is being offered twice at different times…so NO EXCUSES for not attending! Here is the link to a description of each Senior JumpStart workshop (go/ccijumpstart). I will be leading two different workshops on Careers in the Common Good and Careers in Environment & Energy.
  • Meet our Sophomore Peer Career Advisers (PCAs): These are NEWLY dedicated sophomore students who are trained to answer your questions and to assist you in finding the right resources to point you in the right direction. Check them out here.

Looking forward to meeting new students and welcoming back old faces!

~Tracy Himmel Isham

Associate Director, Center for Careers & Internships

 

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Middlebury students, this program is tailor-made for you, in fact, recent Midd graduate, Marty Schnure ’11 recently received a Wild Gift grant for her start-up Maps for Good!

“Wild Gift selects budding social entrepreneurs, take them on a deep wilderness trip, and give them startup capital ($10,000) and expert mentorship to accelerate their idea. THEY DO THE REST.

Every year Wild Gift recruits outstanding new leaders to its Network of better-world entrepreneurs through an intensive application process. I am pleased to inform you that we have begun to accept applications for the 2015 class. Through a rigorous application process, we recruit dynamic young individuals (ages 21-35) with innovative, entrepreneurial ideas. Successful applicants exhibit a deep passion and commitment to wilderness and sustainability and the capacity to bring better world projects to fruition. Selected applicants receive a deep wilderness trek in Idaho, up to $10,000 in grant funding, and professional mentorship to refine a leadership project that will advance the stewardship of wild nature and sustainable human development. Wild Gift recipients become a part of the Wild Gift Network — a community of action-oriented individuals that will support them on their life-long journey to develop and promote more sustainable communities.”

DEADLINE: July 15, 2014 at 5 PM MT

APPLY NOW: http://wildgift.org/apply

Can moving forward quickly in your career leave you shaky on the basics of your field?  What can you do to fix this without moving down to a lower-level job?  Answers to these questions and more in an article posted on the Devex Partnerships & Career Forum.  Click here to read more!

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The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is an organization of researchers world-wide who work to fight poverty with well thought-out research-based policy. J-PAL has many regional offices around the world, and some are hiring now! See below for job descriptions of some of the open positions, or visit J-PAL’s open job database to browse more jobs!




Policy Manager – J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
J-PAL LAC is currently recruiting for a Policy Manager to lead a number of policy activities in Mexico and Central America. These activities include building relationships with key stakeholders, disseminating research findings to policymakers, leading networking follow-up and provision of technical assistance to government and civil society, and catalyzing new randomized evaluations, among others. The Policy Manager will also attend and organize conferences and training courses in the region. This position will be based in Mexico City.

Click here to apply!

Research Manager – J-PAL North America
J-PAL North America seeks a Research Manager to manage and support a number of randomized evaluations testing innovations across a broad range of sectors, with an initial emphasis on health care delivery. (Please see J-PAL’s health care delivery initiative at www.povertyactionlab.org/hcdi). The position offers the opportunity to work directly with senior academics who lead the evaluations, including Scientific Director Amy Finkelstein. By joining the initial team J-PAL North America, this position offers the opportunity for high-performing staff to influence the scope of the office’s work and take on increasing responsibility and leadership opportunities.

Visa Requirements: This position requires permanent work authorization for the United States and is not eligible for any type of Visa sponsorship via MIT.

Click here to apply!

Policy and Training Manager – J-PAL South Asia
J-PAL South Asia is currently recruiting for Policy and Training Managers to lead a number of policy and capacity building related activities in the region. These activities include the dissemination of results of J-PAL research to policymakers, organization of policy outreach and training activities (including custom courses and advisory services), identification of potential new evaluations/ replications, and support of scale-up initiatives in the region.

Visa Requirements: Manager-level positions in JPSA are eligible for visa sponsorship. Qualified Indians and non-Indians are encouraged to apply.

Click here to apply!

Policy and Training Associate – J-PAL South Asia
J-PAL South Asia is currently recruiting for Policy and Training Associates to support the Policy and Training team in India and the South Asia region. P&T Associates support training programs delivered by JPSA-CLEAR and our partner organizations in the region, the dissemination of results of J-PAL research to policymakers, potential new evaluations, replications and scale-ups in the region.

Visa requirements: Candidates must be authorized to work in India. Authorization can be granted under Indian citizenship, PIO or OCI status.

Click here to apply!

Assistant Director – Training, J-PAL South Asia / Programme Director, CLEAR South Asia
J-PAL SA at IFMR has hosted the South Asia Regional Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) since April 2011. CLEAR South Asia is one of five regional centres established through an initiative coordinated by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group. Please see http://www.clearsouthasia.org for more information on CLEAR SA. J-PAL/ CLEAR SA is currently recruiting an Assistant Director – Training to set and drive CLEAR strategy and target outcomes, execute strategy, meeting annual and quarterly targets through delivery of high-quality capacity building services. The Assistant Director-Training will work to expand CLEAR South Asia’s strategic partnerships with organizations and individuals to help CLEAR and J-PAL SA expand its reach across South Asia.

Visa Requirements: Assistant Director level positions in JPSA are eligible for visa sponsorship. Qualified Indians and non-Indians are encouraged to apply.

Click here to apply!

 

 

iMMAP logo 2Attention seniors! Do you have experience in geography, cartography, GIS, and/or graphic design? The iMMAP team in Amman, Jordan needs your skills! Apply to be a GIS Intern!

iMMAP is an international not-for-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides targeted information management support to partners responding to complex humanitarian and development challenges. Visit the iMMAP website to learn more about the organization!

Currently, iMMAP is working on implementing a USAID Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) funded grant to provide critical support to United Nations agencies in order to facilitate development of the Common Operating Picture of humanitarian coordination and security in Syria.

The news of this opportunity comes to us from an iMMAP executive who is also the parent of a Middlebury student and is looking to hire an intern for a period of 3-6 months.  Check out the link below for more information about the position!

iMMAP Intern GIS TOR 2014

The Kibbutz Program Center (KPC), a part of an Israeli organization called Ameinu, has many service-based programs in Israel for young adults looking to travel to Israel and get involved in social justice!
Check out the opportunities featured below! You can also visit the Kibbutz Program Center webpage to browse for more programs.



Achvat Amim – Solidarity of Nations is a framework for meaningful engagement with leading Israeli social justice organizations in and around Jerusalem. Achvat Amim focuses on developing practical skills in community development and education through intensive volunteer projects and engaging with social change and human rights movements. By renewing the conversation on Jewish Peoplehood and Zionism for the 21st century, participants can explore and help shape Jewish culture and identity for themselves and the Jewish people. Click here for more information on Achvat Amim.


The Intensive Arabic Semester Program offers a holistic approach to language learning, coexistence work, and inter-community volunteering between Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs. During the course of the five-month program, our students learn Hebrew, standard and spoken Arabic, and Israeli and Middle Eastern History. Students experience Israeli Kibbutz life while simultaneously being immersed in the local Arab culture through volunteering, field trips, and home stay families. The program is administered by Givat Haviva and now is accredited by the Al Qasemi Academic College of Education. For the first time we are also offering a six-week Intensive Spoken Arabic course at Givat Haviva. Click here for more information about the Intensive Arabic Program.


The Lotan Center for Creative Ecology offers short and long-term hands-on opportunity at Kibbutz Lotan to allow anyone to discover the challenges involved with the design, building and running of sustainable communities, linking together ecological, social, economical and spiritual aspects into a unified whole. Practical skills are developed through hands-on work in our environmental education center, organic gardens, alternative/natural building projects and the Lotan Nature and Migratory Bird Reserve, complemented by theoretical sessions in topics such as ecological design, permaculture and sustainability. Practical work includes: Organic gardening, natural & alternative building with mud, straw and straw bales, tires and recycled waste, creative recycling – creating art and usable objects with discarded materials, expansion, maintenance and running of the Center for Creative Ecology, development and upkeep of the nature reserve and nature trails, setting up workshops for educational tour groups, and more. Click here for more information about the Lotan Center for Creative Ecology.


iTrack – Build Your OWN Experience – For participants interested in creating their own social justice experience in Israel, we offer iTrack – The Build Your OWN Experience program. Our knowledgeable KPC staff works one-on-one to help each applicant create a personalized 4-10 month Israel experience. Each program is uniquely built by and for the participants allowing them to engage with the Israeli social justice struggles that best fit their values and interests. Click here for more information about iTrack.

 

echoing green

The Echoing Green Social Impact Job Board for April 2014 has posted a wide variety of jobs across the world, many of which are entry-level!  For instance, you could assist in photography and graphics design as a Marketing Coordinator with Mercado Global in Panajachel, Guatemala, traveling frequently and working with local staff and artisans!  This is just one example of the worldwide job opportunities advertised on Echoing Green’s job board. Check out this link to browse more jobs!

A link to the the Echoing Green blog is also located in the side column to the right of this post, under the first heading, “CSR & Social Entrepreneurship Resources.”  Click on it and scroll down to find the link to the current month’s Social Impact Job Board.  Check anytime for updates and new job postings!

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Match Corps is a year-long tutoring program in which highly qualified college graduates work closely with K-12 students.  Match Corps is associated with Match Education, an organization that works to operate public charter schools in urban areas and train teachers for high-poverty schools.  Many alumni of Match Corps go on to pursue careers outside of education, but nonetheless apply experience they gained during their year of training.  See the Match Corps alumni page to read about alumni and their experiences with the program.  Match Corps has two locations, Boston and Chicago, and has rolling admissions until June 15th – apply now and hear back within a month!

For those graduates interested in pursuing a career in education, Match Education also has a program called the Match Teacher Residency (MTR), which is located in Boston.  MTR residents work in the Match Corps program Monday through Thursday and then receive intensive MTR training on Fridays and Saturdays.  In the spring, MTR helps residents to find jobs at top urban charter schools around the country.  Visit the MTR page to read more about this program and its “sister” institution, the Sposato Graduate School of Education (SGSE).