In 1977 Wendell Berry published The Unsettling of America, Culture and Agriculture, which launched the national and international conversation about the state of agriculture and food.  A newly posted Middlebury FoodWorks position is at the Berry Center, where his legacy continues, archiving Wendell’s personal papers and articles and working for A Place on Earth CSA, named after one of his books.  Other FoodWorks positions remain available – and some original positions reopened – where you can get paid to help develop critical local food infrastructure in Louisville and Vermont. 

Program dates: June 1- August 1.  Housing provided.  Apply through MOJO. 

Questions:  contact Amy McGlashan, agibansm@middlebury.edu or 803-443-5103.

 

Citizen Film is a non-profit organization in San Francisco, California that produces documentaries.  Check out the Citizen Film Home page for more information on the organization.

Citizen Film Mission: “Citizen Film Inc. is a not-for-profit production company dedicated to crafting documentary stories with care and dignity. We collaborate with cultural institutions and community organizations to create films and online media that foster active engagement in cultural and civic life.”

Internship Program:  Citizen Film has an unpaid internship program.  Interns must be available to work for at least 20 hrs/week for a minimum of 3 months.  Check out the Citizen Film Internship page for more information on the position and how to apply.

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is a non-profit organization that strives to protect the land within Lake George’s watershed so as to keep Lake George gorgeous and pristine.  There are three summer job openings in the organization for this summer.  Check them out!

1. Lead / Stewardship Assistant (TWO openings)

Two 12-week positions (June – August)
$11 – $13/hr depending on experience

Application Deadline Extended: March 29

2. Communications and Outreach Manager (fill-in for maternity leave)

One position (mid-May – mid/late August)
Salary commensurate upon experience

Application Deadline: March 29

Visit the LGLC Job Opportunities page for links to detailed job descriptions and how to apply to each of the three positions, or visit the LGLC Home page for more information about the organization!

 

 

 

We thought you might be interested in the Center for Social Entrepreneurship’s speaker this Friday at 12:30 pm in Axinn 229. Kristen Morrissey Thiede has been a Google employee for over twelve years, and is currently the Business Development Lead for Google Fiber. It would be great to have you there to engage Kristen in some discussion. Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested!

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What is my education worth?  How will I take it with me when I leave? Why did I come here?
What is this all for?

Come hear from Middlebury alum, Dan Murphy ‘11, Youth Programs & Outreach Associate in Community Engagement, about ways that you can translate mentorship as a meaning-making tool for the liberal arts.

WHEN: Monday, February 17th, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.

LOCATION:  Hillcrest 103 -The Orchard Room, Franklin Environmental Center

Want to help the world and find fulfilling, gainful employment? Consider health care policy, a $2.7 trillion health care economy.

Come join Dave Sterrett ’99, Principal, Health Care Policy Group

WHEN: 4:30 PM, Monday, February 17, 2014

LOCATION:  Center for Careers & Internships, Adirondack House Library

BACKGROUND:

Dave Sterrett, Esq. is a principal at the Health Care Policy Group and a former health care counsel for Public Citizen.  Dave has worked on and off in federal and local politics for fifteen years.  In addition to lobbying and doing public relations in the health care arena, he reviews health policy books for the Washington Independent Review of Books. His work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Roll Call, and Inside Health Policy. Dave is a graduate of Middlebury College (’99) and Boston College Law School.

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Every 26 seconds a student drops out of school in America, leading to over one million students giving up on school every year.

All students deserve the support necessary to achieve academically and to develop as the future leaders of our country.  You can provide that support.

City Year is hiring AmeriCorps Members to dedicate ten months helping students excel in school and beyond.  At City Year’s 25 urban locations across the United States, corps members serve full-time for 10 months, each providing more than 1,700 hours of service. Highly trained corps members serve in schools as tutors, mentors, role models. As a City Year corps member, you will help students stay on track and get back on track to graduate by helping them improve course performance, attendance and behavior. City Year provides real world experiences of incomparable value in terms of personal and professional development. Read the rest of this entry »

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The MiddView program is seeking Middlebury students who are involved in student organizations on campus, so they can share with first year students their own experience of getting involved.  Ideally, they can place student organization leaders on trips that could potentially connect with the mission and objective of their student organization, so leaders can make connections with first year students interested in similar topics as their organizations.  There are 3 trip types to choose from including Community Engagement Trips, Vermont Explorations Trips and Wilderness Explorations Trips.  See what kind of trips we ran last year here!  Apply to be MiddView Trip Leaders here!

Applications are due Monday, February 10th and students can apply by visiting go/lead.  If your organization would like to be more closely linked to a trip by working to create a themed trip, or sponsoring an activity during one of the trips, please email areinhardt[at]middlebury.edu, or mention it in your application!

Thank you for forwarding this opportunity onto other club members!

Amanda Reinhardt

APPLY TO BE A MIDDIVEW TRIP LEADER
MiddView
Orientation Trips Coordinator
Student Activities
14 Old Chapel Road
802-443-5271

Screen shot 2014-01-23 at 12.03.45 PMAnnouncing $30,000  in Scholarships for students to go on The Alternative Alternative Spring Break for in Africa or Latin America with ThinkImpact.  (http://www.thinkimpact.com/institute)

ThinkImpact has launched the Global Opportunity Scholarship Fund to support select applicants on Spring Institutes in Ghana, Rwanda and Panama this March. Immerse in a rural village and explore social or health innovation alongside local partners to catalyze change during your break. Learn more about programs and apply today: http://www.thinkimpact.com/institute/programs/

Population Media Center (PMC) strives to improve the health and well-being of people around the world through the use of entertainment-education strategies, like serialized dramas (soap operas) on radio and television, in which characters evolve into role models for the audience for positive behavior change.

They are currently accepting applications for Spring/Summer 2014 internships, particularly for Marketing & Communications. The current focus is on content strategy and implementation for PMC’s website. The position requires strong writing and research skills. Individuals with web development skills, although not required, are encouraged to apply. The position will work closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications. Applications for this position will be reviewed as they are received. For more information, please contact Missie Thurston.

Applicants must submit the following:

• Cover letter
• Current resume
• One letter of reference

Please email all items to pmc[at]populationmedia.org

Please reference the internship position for which you are applying in your application.  These different opportunities are listed here.

Shepherd Poverty Internship Program (paid)

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty integrates rigorous academic study and focused direct service to disadvantaged communities and persons, enriching the education of undergraduate and law students in all majors and career paths. The intent of this program is to prepare students for lives aimed at diminishing poverty and enhancing human capability through professional and civic efforts.

Middlebury’s Community Engagement office will be participating in this poverty studies internship program that places students in agencies that serve disadvantaged communities through the Shepherd Alliance based at Washington and Lee University. Middlebury will select and send up to five summer interns, who will join a total of nearly 100 peers from other campuses. A stipend and housing are provided.
Apply today!

Check MOJO for full details on this position and the application process!
Don’t miss out on these opportunities!

Scholarship opportunity for Sophomores and Juniors committed to careers related to the environment: Apply for the Udall Scholarship! The Udall provides up to $5,000 for tuition, fees, educational expenses. Eligibility: GPA 3.5 and up. U.S. citizen. Demonstrated commitment to work with environmental issues through academic study and activities. Scholarship requires nomination from Middlebury College—nomination deadline is January 23, 2014. Application instructions online at go/fellowships (Click on Udall) Questions? Contact Professor Chris McGrory-Klyza (klyza[at]middlebury.edu) or Lisa Gates (lgates[at]middlebury.edu)

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Global Health Corps Fellowship position descriptions are up!

For a list of available positions for the 2014-2015 Fellowship Class, click here.

 

YBCThe Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program is looking for recent college graduates with a background in Jewish studies (or related disciplines) and a working knowledge of Yiddish. The Yiddish Book Center aims to preserve Jewish culture and heritage through literature. The founder of the Center, Aaron Lansky, realized that untold numbers of irreplaceable Yiddish books, which were the primary legacy of 1,000 years of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, were being discarded by American-born Jews that could not read Yiddish. The Yiddish Book Center has more than a million volumes in its libraries and their goal is to place these books in the hands of new readers. Their initiatives include education, translation, publications, oral history, exhibits, and public programs.

Apply by January 6th!

To learn more about being a fellow, click here.

 

 

The Global Diversity Foundation is hosting the 4th annual Global Environments Summer Academy (GESA) in Burn, Switzerland! The first application deadline of the two-stage application process is January 15th. 

GESA works to broaden and deepen the knowledge, networking, and communication skills of postgraduate students and professionals who are concerned about the human dimensions of climate change and environmental challenges. GESA addresses the scale and scope of these challenges and puts them in context of contemporary environmental issues, history, and political ecology.

For more information, click here.

GESA

Repair the World is on a quest to find courageous, compassionate go-getters who are eager to commit to a year of service in their community, developing partnerships with local organizations doing great work and rallying local volunteers to do even more. Repair the World Fellows will focus on a range of issues, including education, poverty, sustainability, and hunger.

Repair the world

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yahelisrael

Yahel Social Change Program is a unique 9-month service learning experience for young adults between the ages of 21 and 27. The program, located inn Gedera, Israel, combines hands-on volunteer work with in-depth learning and immersion. Yahel participants explore Israel by living, learning and volunteering alongside their peers from the local Ethiopian Israeli community. Yahel and its participants make meaningful contributions to Israeli society by working in collaboration with Friends by Nature – an Israeli grassroots organization working in the Ethiopian community in the fields of community empowerment and education.

Contact Midd Alum Hannah Stonebreaker with questions hannahstonebreake[at]gmail.com

Accredited WINTER & SPRING & SUMMER Programs!

In order to compete in an increasingly global workplace, you need real-world international experiences. ThinkImpact sends students around the world to explore social entrepreneurship in an entirely new way. ThinkImpact offers accredited programs across the globe that last from 1 to 8 weeks depending on the institute in Ghana, Rwanda, Panama, and South Africa.

Explore Current Institutes

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MacCormack

In addition to Charlie MacCormack’s talk, he has generously shared with us his recently authored resource, A Guide to Global Development Opportunities at Middlebury College,  targeted to students who are thinking about careers in global development, to provide them with “an overview of all that Middlebury offers in this arena, as well as some pointers as to how to set your own course and put together the combination of activities that is right for you.”

Thank you, Charlie, for making the roadmap appear more accessible!