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 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).

Screen shot 2014-02-05 at 2.25.12 PMEvery 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.

Benefits Include:

-  $5,645 educational award for student loans or graduate study

-   Access to graduate school scholarships exclusively for City Year alumni

-   Bi-weekly living stipend

-   Federal loan forbearance

-   Professional Development & Leadership Training

Apply Now

Final Application Deadline: April 30

For more information and to apply, visit www.cityyear.org or connect with us on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook to see how you can#makebetterhappen.

Contact:

Thuy Le, Senior Regional Recruitment Manager
tle[at]cityyear.org | @ThuyRecruits | 617-927-2386

StartingBloc offers transformative 5-day fellowship retreats.  The organization strives to “bring together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and  innovators struggling to create change” by providing “access to the resources, co-conspirators, projects and support they need to create the impact they want.”

This year, StartingBloc is offering need-based scholarships to the Boston ’14 Institute fellowship recipients.

Visit StartingBloc’s home page to find out more about the organization, apply to be a fellow in the Boston ’14 Institute, and finally, apply for a scholarship to fund your unique experience!  All deadlines are May 8th, so apply now!

 

Venture for America is an organization that helps talented enterprising college graduates get hands-on experience in business.  This summer, they are looking for…

  • a Communications Intern to help in designing a communications strategy for the 2014 VFA Training Camp
  • a Development Intern to support the Development team in managing fundraising

Both positions are from roughly June 1 to August 15, with flexible start and end dates.

Visit the Venture for America home page to learn more about the organization, or their Career Opportunities page for specifics on these two internships and instructions on how to apply!

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RFWPoster Join Real Food Week for an exciting line-up of great talent from our local food sector organized by EatReal. The weeklong symposium of events focused on sustainable food will discuss the realities of our current food system and propose future solutions all while investigating the complexities of food sourcing at Middlebury.

Don’t forget to check out Friday’s event with a panel of Midd alumni who have figured out how to insert themselves into the local food system sector.

What is our role in creating a more resilient, ecologically sound, and just food system? Visit go/rfw for more information.

Interested in the arts? Here’s something to get you thinking about how the arts can be applied to a career in the common good!

Stephanie M. Heydt is the curator of American art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA.  Read this short New York Times interview to learn a little about how her job combines her love of art with a desire to work for the public good.

The Environmental Career Opportunities (ECO) newsletter has cool jobs and internships of various levels, including plenty of entry-level positions all over the country!

For example, if you’re passionate about nature and enjoy working with kids, you could spend a summer as an intern for the Boat Camp Nature School in Newburyport, MA.  Check out the job board for many more opportunities!

How to view the job board:

1. Go to the Midd-Only Resources page

2. Scroll down and click on the link that says “Environmental Career Opportunities.”

3. Enter your Middlebury login information and you should be able to see the username and password you can use to get to the job board.

4. Enjoy!

About StartingBloc:

“StartingBloc is built on the belief that a small, committed group of people can change the world.

We bring together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and  innovators struggling to create change.  We connect them to their tribe and give them access to the resources, co-conspirators, projects and support they need to create the impact they want.

We do this through a transformative 5-day experience where Fellows learn from proven change-makers, are pushed to take bigger risks, and find new life-long allies.  As a result of StartingBloc, hundreds of Fellows have found meaningful work, launched new companies, and joined forces to tackle our world’s challenges.”

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StartingBloc is looking for a Fellowship Director with a Bachelor’s degree and “experience in program support, project management, start-up businesses, or a related area” to help in managing the process of reviewing applications for these 5-day programs.  Check out the job description page for more information on the qualifications required and how to apply.

 

 

Check out Orion’s job board to find environmentally focused, field-related internships and jobs.  You can also find the link to this same resource on the right of the Careers in the Common Good main webpage, under the heading Environmental Jobs/Internships & Resources.