This article, Green Jobs for Recent Graduates: Make a Sustainable Impact, made an impact on me. I read it and couldn’t stop thinking that when you graduate from Middlebury College you feel armed to take on the world with all your newly acquired skills and competencies from 4-years of liberal arts inquiry and experiential learning. Yet, what our graduates are finding is that in some sectors–especially those that are emerging–the idea of an entry-point is not so obvious. So what our graduates need to do is be both creative and assertive. They need to re-define what the entry-point could look like for employers by being persuasive enough and confident enough to take on projects. They also need to be realistic about what skills are needed in these sectors; perhaps getting LEED certified would provide additional credentials in the green building sector or energy auditor training for the energy efficiency area. Why not approach a start-up firm or new energy efficiency company with the willingness to start lower on the totem-pole but exhibit the willingness to take on new training and rise through the ranks (sounds old fashion, right?).
Your liberal arts degree will not be put on a back-burner. Instead you will be using your skills in a new context–whether it’s in a classroom or working on green building design–your ability to identify and tackle problems critically, your ability to get diverse groups of people to work together, or your ability to synthesize, analyze and execute will always be put to the test in a world that is constantly pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone.
So if you want to explore some of these interesting green careers, check out the right-side resources on this CCG Blog under “Environment Jobs/Internship Resources” or check out our EIA Career Library. Of course, you should also feel free to drop by EIA Career Services to meet with a counselor to discuss your ideas.
StartingBloc Fellowship selects young leaders and provides them with access to the resources they need to address the most pressing global challenges. The most critical resource for StartingBloc fellows is to gain access to a tight-knit community of social innovators based across the country and the world.
The StartingBloc fellowship begins with the Institute for Social Innovation. This five-day experience is rooted in a blended-value curriculum and presents a Social Innovation Case (SIC) challenge, as well as sessions with industry leaders.
Applications for the 2013 New York Institute open December 5
Need more information? Visit : http://startingbloc.org
Interested in leading summer programs spanning the outdoors, service, language, or writing? Apply to be a summer trip leader at Overland !
Application deadline: Monday, December 10 (1st of 3 deadlines)
Overland offers outdoor trips (hiking & bicycle touring), service and field studies, language study abroad and writing programs to students ages 10 to 18. For the past 26 years, small groups, carefully crafted programs and inspiring leadership have been at the heart of what they do.
Students ending their first year in college will serve on their Williamstown support staff and may earn leadership opportunities. Students completing their sophomore year typically lead in New England. Juniors and seniors lead programs across the country and world-wide.
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Application deadline: Monday, December 10
Middlebury Community Care Coalition is a volunteer-based non-profit that provides emergency housing and food through the Charter House Emergency Winter Shelter and Pleasant Street Transitional Housing to those in Addison County needing assistance.
Interns will help maintain a spirit of welcome and community within the building. Interns will also gain an in-depth understanding of how the Middlebury Community Care Coalition and the broader community support the transition of homeless families to stable housing
Please visit go/internships and click on “Winter Term” for information on receiving course credit for this internship
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For more information visit : http://www.mccc-vt.org/
The Bronfman Fellowship offers a recent college graduate exposure to the high level operations of one of the largest international non-profit organizations in the Jewish community. Working in the Office of the President and supervised by the Director of the President’s Office, the Bronfman Fellow works closely with the Executive Assistant and senior Hillel professionals at Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center in Washington, D.C. The Bronfman Fellow will develop professional skills and insights that will inform future Jewish leadership and a multitude of career paths.
The Bronfman Fellow will assist the President in the following primary focus areas:
The Bronfman one-year long fellowship salary is $32,000. Hillel also offers a generous benefits package that includes health and dental insurance and fifteen days each of vacation and sick leave.
Applications must be completed by Friday, January 25, 2013. For more information and online application visit :
Complete application includes : Online application/resume/essays, Two letters of reference and Official or unofficial transcript
For Questions Contact:
Bradley Mighdoll, Human Resources Associate : email@example.com
Please join Middlebury alum Hannah Burnett, former GHC Fellow, for an interactive information session to discuss this Fellowship that can make a difference in the lives of many in Africa. The event will occur Wednesday, December 5th at 6:00 PM in MBH 104.
WHAT IS THE GLOBAL HEALTH CORPS FELLOWSHIP?
The Global Health Corps fellowship is a 1-year, paid fellowship with a non-profit organization or
government institution focused on public health. We offer positions in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US (Boston, DC, Newark, New York), and Zambia.
Applicants apply to a specific position within a specific organization and in a specific country, just like applying for a job. Fellows are selected based on their ability to fit that job description, and their fit with the GHC leadership practices.
Fellows are placed in organizations in pairs- one international fellow and one local fellow -creating a fellowship team that is a central part of the fellowship experience.
**This session will be presented via Skype**
Here is a wonderful resource compilation of the best of The New York Times related to food (http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/23/all-about-food/) – compliments of the FBEA.
They note: “Food is a wide-ranging topic, and we’ve assembled here resources along the wide spectrum, in four categories: nutrition, hunger and food insecurity, preparation and culture, and, finally, fun with food.” It includes lesson plans and other materials published on The Learning Network, along with related Times articles and multimedia.
It starts with a collection of all the Student Opinion questions we’ve asked about food over the years. Enjoy this amazing resource!
Deadline to apply: December 17, 2012
An Internship with the Sustainability Coordinator at Teton Science Schools is a winter term experience available to motivated Middlebury students interested in organizational sustainability.
The intern will work on the sustainability audit (STARS) and the development of a Sustainability Report, describing the outcomes of the audit and the school’s efforts towards sustainability. As part of this program, the Intern will have the option to take a Winter Ecology Course (3-9 days) and work on the development of sustainability curriculum within the Field Education Program, including exploring pedagogy and field teaching, depending on the interests of the intern.
The Sustainability Initiative at Teton Science Schools is the process of educating about and monitoring our natural resource use. This process helps us to understand our environmental, community and economic impacts and make informed decisions regarding energy use, resource consumption and waste.
Don’t miss this great opportunity !! Apply on MOJO!
Lacrosse the Nations unifies the lacrosse community to sustainably improve education and health while creating hope and opportunity for children in need.
For a second year, Lacrosse the Nations (LtN) is partnering with Manna Project International to recruit a Program Director (PD). The Program Director will be responsible for inspiring the youth in Nicaragua to love lacrosse and learn valuable life skills through the game. Manna Project International is a non-profit that utilizes the passions and energy of young people to empower developing international communities through hands-on learning and service.
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Application deadline: Saturday, December 1
Information session : Monday December 3 , 6:00-7:00 pm, Hillcrest 103
Join Kerry Swarr, Director of Human Capital for Urban Teacher Center, for a webinar to learn about Urban Teacher Center’s Pioneering Teacher Preparation Program in Washington, DC Baltimore, MD.
Urban Teacher Center (UTC) is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program. Each cohort participates in an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary, middle or high school. In addition to the clinical experience, UTC residents also enroll in a FREE dual Master’s of Education program that is directly relevant to the urban teacher.
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Are you a French speaking farmer ? Peace Corps needs you !
For more information visit :
ThinkImpact launches its application for the 2013 Institute in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa. Throughout the eight-week total immersion experience you will foster social entrepreneurship and gain real-world interpersonal skills.
ThinkImpact provides you with a curriculum and guidance to think with unprecedented creativity about how to:
1. Inspire sustainable microenterprise development
2. Tackle social challenges in rural communities, and
3. Build and operate a team to do it!
The 2013 ThinkImpact Institute runs from June 19th through August 14th. This includes an in-country training called ThinkImpact University (TIU), 7 weeks in your rural community and an end-of-program debrief, called Disrupt, at the end of the program.
Early application submission deadline is December 7th. Application submission deadline is February 1st. Apply today to explore entrepreneurship with ThinkImpact in Africa this summer. The application is the first step in a life long journey of exploration and discovery. They are now accepting applications on a rolling basis. This means the sooner you submit your application, the better your chances of securing a seat at the 2013 Institute.
Learn more about the Institute at www.thinkimpact.com
Want to speak to an alum? Contact Jessica Morse (jessica[at]thinkimpact.com) to connect with a former Institute Scholar today.
The purpose of this full-time summer internship is to provide an opportunity for on-the-job experience for planning students or those in similar fields, especially for those interested in public service.
Applications for the Summer 2013 Gerhardt Internship are now open. Click here to download more information about the internship and instructions for completing your application.
All application materials (including reference letters) must be received by Tuesday, February 19, 2013. The intern will be selected by March 19 and notified by phone as soon as possible thereafter. Applicants not selected will be notified by mail.
For additional information about the internship, application process, or materials, please click here to read some Frequently Asked Questions. Please do not contact 1000 Friends staff until you have read this document. If you still have questions, please contact Robin Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-497-1000 x125.
The NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowship is an 10 month (September 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 ) experience where fellows spend 32 hours per week interning in an approved, individually-selected Israeli non-governmental organization (NGO).
Fellows engage in monthly enrichment programs and periodic site visits to further develop their understanding of Israel, Israeli activism, and their role as activists both in Israel and at home. Midd alum Mori Rothman ’11 was an NIF Social Justice Fellow last year in Jerusalem.
Fellows also receive training in leadership and community development. Because Fellows intern full time in an Israeli NGO, successful applicants must have either excellent Hebrew language skills, or good Hebrew with excellent Arabic skills. Living expenses are covered by a modest stipend. The applications, including two letters of reference, are due on January 20, 2013. Applicants should be college graduates by the start of the Fellowship year. Only U.S. and Canadian residents are eligible for the SJF; Israeli permanent residents are not eligible to receive an NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowship.
The NGOs are focused on one the following areas:
Applications are now available for the 2013-2014 Fellowship! Click here to apply
Here is a great blog post from Cynthia Belliveau, Dean of University of Vermont Continuing Education and professor in UVM’s Department of Nutrition and Food Science, about her Dewey-ian approach to using food preparation and communal eating as a means to learn about our troubled food system, the environment, economics and society.
U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence
Tuesday, November 13th
WORKSHOP: How to Apply for Jobs and Internships at State
Meeting Future Energy Needs: Conflict and Cooperation
Senior Manager, International Operations, Shell Oil
Thursday, November 15th 4:30 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House conference room
A Global Studies Colloquium lunchtime presentation
The US Government and Development: The Changing Roles of USAID
Eric Postel, LS Japanese, P’13
Assistant Administrator, USAID
Friday, Nov 16th 12:15 p.m.
Robert A. Jones ’59 House conference room
Conversation about Careers in Development immediately following the lecture
Palmer Panel: Careers in International Development
Featuring Charlie MacCormack and Phil Oldham
Middlebury graduates with experience working overseas and with the management of INGOs
Monday, Nov 19th 8:00-9:00 p.m.
EIA Drop-In Hours: Monday – Friday, 2:00 – 5:00 at ADK House
Where :Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
The Center for Education offers cutting-edge, one-year graduate programs to produce a new kind of health care leader, grounded in the skills to measure, organize and improve health and health care. Placing MPH, MS and PhD graduates in positions, including clinical practice, health administration, business, health policy, scientific and health services research, where they bring a fresh understanding of the complexities of American health care and the innovation and dedication to achieve real reform.
MPH: Dartmouth offers a 1 year full-time non-traditional Master of Public Health program that provides a uniquely comprehensive introduction to the U.S. health care systems and its impact on population health. This 56 credit program offers a generalist curriculum using an evidence-based approach focused on health outcomes and methods of analysis common to public health, MPH students gain an understanding of the medical care and public health systems.
MS: The Master of Science program trains its students to be leaders and researchers in health services delivery and quality improvement. This distinctive degree program graduates students with the capacity to research and implement initiatives that will advance a patient-centered, high quality, cost-effective health care system with access and excellence for all. The 56-credit MS degree can be completed full-time in one year or part-time over two to three years.
13th Annual Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) aims to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate programs in public policy and international affairs by informing students about opportunities for graduate study and careers in both domestic and international public policy.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 6 !
Only first years and sophomores (U.S. citizen and permanent residents) are eligible to apply.
The conference is free of charge – all expenses are covered by HKS. For more information visit :-
In addition, interviews with previous participants of the PPLC program can be found here:
The New Sector Summer Fellowship program is an intensive, 11-week leadership development program for individuals interested in the social impact sector. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool to provide support to Boston and San Francisco organizations that enhances that organizations’ service to their constituents. Our Summer Fellowship program includes:
The Summer Fellowship program: is tailored to undergraduate juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. Fellows serve full-time at a non-profit organization for 11 weeks. Alongside their service, Fellows receive rigorous training from experienced social impact leaders, including 1 week of kickoff training, biweekly afternoon seminars, and 1 full-day workshop. Fellows also receive one-on-one mentorship from leaders in the social impact sector, including for-profit management consultants and non-profit professionals.
Application for Summer 2013 Fellows cohort will open on November 1, 2012.
To download an overview of the Summer Fellows program in PDF format, click here.
Program Dates and Locations
2012 Summer Fellows will serve June 3, 2013 – Friday, August 16, 2014 in the Boston Area or San Francisco Bay Area (30-35 program participants of each cohort). Student applicants who cannot start on June 3 due to their university calendar will serve June 17 – Friday, August 30, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
The primary goals of this program are to extend this cohort’s exposure to opportunity, encourage humility and awareness of the complexities in trying to effect social change, and to help students avoid isolated experiences as they learn from failures and successes. The secondary goals are to develop a culture of dedicated leaders that mentor other Middlebury students and to assist the college in its quest to support summer internship opportunities for all Middlebury students.
A part of their award, MCSE Fellows will: