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.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a service program that fights poverty in America.  This year the Vermont branch of AmeriCorps VISTA, through the volunteer organization SerVermont, has 27 new jobs open to graduating seniors.  Check out these documents for more information!

AmeriCorps VISTA Program Information

AmeriCorps VISTA Job Opening Descriptions

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It’s that time of year where many of you seniors may still be looking for opportunities after graduation, so I wanted to be sure you knew about WorldTeach. WorldTeach provides opportunities for college graduates to live and teach abroad in 11 month programs in 13 developing and middle-income countries. Notably we have just receive requests for 50 new positions in the Pacific Island programs, all of which are fully funded, including airfare from a U.S. gateway city; these programs have a July departure date. Could you pass this information along to your seniors especially? Read the rest of this entry »

The deadline for Center for Social Entrepreneurship (CSE) Summer Grants for Summer 2014 is 5:00 pm on Monday, March 31, 2014.

To be considered, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written description of the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages) as well as a budget for the $3,000 grant (budget not to exceed one page). Proposals should include pre-approval of all involved community partner parties and organizations involved in the project. Please include your name, ID number, nationality, and whether you have applied for other funding opportunities. Students must include their own fundraising plan to complement Middlebury’s grant. The two-page proposal and one-page budget should be submitted electronically to the CSE before or at 5:00 pm on Monday March 31, 2014. Email applications to: hneuwirth@middlebury.edu

For more information and FAQs, visit the CSE Summer Grant page.

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/