Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) is hoping you’ll spread the word that there is a local job opening (it’s part time (10hr/week) working with their Community Relations Manager. They’re growing fast and they are looking for an energetic, motivated, independent person who would like a part time schedule. It’s meaningful work and always hopping. For more information about ACTR, check out their website: www.actr-vt.org.
Three (3) new spring 2010 post-graduate internships (FEBs can apply and undergraduates with high GPAs are encouraged to apply too) are being offered through Charlotte-based NativeEnergy, which is an internationally recognized provider of high quality carbon offsets and renewable energy credits (RECs). They enable customers to support the construction of clean renewable projects and build sustainable economies for Native Americans, family farmers and local communities. Their clients include many prominent organizations, such as Clean Air‐Cool Planet, the Natural Resource Defense Council, “An Inconvenient Truth,” Ben & Jerry’s, Stonyfield Farm, and Clif Bar. The NativeEnergy team is fast‐paced and growing quickly to meet the rising challenges of global warming and fossil fuel dependence.
The 3 positions are: Marketing Intern, Supply Intern, and Web Programming Intern
Below are deadlines for competitions, fellowships, and prizes that may be of interest to aspiring social or environmental entrepreneurs. These were provided courtesy of Green VC LinkedIn
November 12, 2009
2010-2011 Acumen Fund Fellows Program – Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Its fellows program provides training to young professionals who in turn provide support to Acumen Fund investees. You can learn more about applying for the Acumen Fund Fellows Program here
November 16, 2009
Imagine H2O Prize– The Imagine H2O Prize is a new business plan competition that focuses on solutions to water issues. The 2009 – 2010 competition will focus on water efficiency in agriculture, commercial, industrial or residential applications, such as water demand reduction, improved water use, water recycling and/or reuse.
The total prizes that will be awarded in this year’s competition will be $70,000, including cash awards and in-kind services including legal, tax, and accounting services. In addition, winners will receive in-depth business incubation including mentorship, introductions to financiers, potential beta customers, and go-to-market partners.
Additional information on the 2009 – 2010 competition can be found here.
December 2, 2009
2010 Echoing Green Fellowship– Echoing Green provides seed funding for social entreprenuers to launch new organizations. Thusfar, Echoing Green has invested more than $28 million in seed funding to more than 471 social entrepreneurs and their organizations. You can learn more about applying for an Echoing Green Fellowship here.
The WT Internship opportunity deadline to work as a Shelter Assistant at the John Graham Shelter in Vergennes, VT has been extended until Monday, November 9. The position would work to identify and reach out to homeless individuals and families to build trusting relationships in order to foster empowerment and assist with transition from homelessness to housing. You would also assist with the intake process, forms and recordkeeping as needed and build trust and self esteem with clients through daily interaction via one on one and group activities.
Qualifications include: Compassion and understanding;Good communication and advocacy skills; Ability to deal effectively with a variety of clients as well as others outside the agency; Knowledge of crisis intervention and supportive counseling skills; Ability to analyze problem situations and focus on resolving them with clients; Knowledgeable of client population and their issues; Strong computer skills appreciated.
To apply for the position go to MOJO.
MATCH Corps is an urban education service year at the MATCH Charter Public Schools in Boston, MA. It is a highly selective post-grad fellowship year which pairs Corps members with 5 or 6 individual students in the MATCH High or Middle School, both award winning public schools. The Corps live together, and tutor their handful of students every day 2-on-1 in their classroom subjects, as well as TA-ing classes, coaching sports, and running extracurriculars.
Corps members also have the option to do a free teacher certification program during their Corps year, hence why they’re looking for Middlebury students with strong quantitative backgrounds who want to spend a few years as inner-city math teachers. Not normal ones. Unbelievably effective, “no excuses” teachers.
To that end, they’re hoping our students will be interested in doing MATCH Corps and the teacher training option on the way to becoming rockstar math teachers. Apply directly.
Director of Recruiting
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Make a difference like Middlebury recent graduates Paul Barnwell, Kris Wilson, Lenny Badeau, Alex Moody, & Cori Loew!
Meet with Founder and Director Rowan Claypool from 11am to 5pm on Friday, October 30th at the Adirondack House Career Services Office.
Teach Kentucky recruits college graduates to teach in urban middle and high schools throughout the Greater Louisville, KY area while enrolled in an alternative route to certification Masters in the Art of Teaching (MAT) with the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development.
We also offer:
* Significant tuition reimbursement for math, science & special education.
* $1,000 relocation incentive upon arrival in Louisville.
* Reimbursement of Praxis II exam(s) in core content area(s)
* Free transitional housing
* Intense summer training (starting before fall semester)
* Extensive mentor support team during your first year
* Alumni connections
* Pay increase of $4,000 upon completion of MAT
* Waiver for out-of-state tuition saving $6,000
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Mccullough Student Center
12 – 2 PM
SPREAD THE WORD…..
All students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to visit McCullough Social Space from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M. to speak with representatives from more than 35 visiting professional and graduate schools. Programs offered are in the fields of public health, medicine, law, public relations, environmental sciences, international service, journalism, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and others. For additional information please contact the Career Services office at graduateschoolfairs[at]middlebury.edu.
2009 Graduate and Professional School Fair Attendees
American University- School of International Service
Bard College – Center for Environmental Policy
The Environmental Council manages an innovative grant program designed to inspire environmental leadership across the campus through sustainability initiatives. Thanks to President Ron Liebowitz the Environmental Council continues to be able to provide grants to Middlebury College students, staff and faculty. Nearly 40 grants have been awarded utilizing more than $65,000 of funding.
Fall Family Weekend has begun. Maybe you are freaking out because just found out that your friend’s brother has the exact job that you want or you just remembered that you have an interview on Monday.
If you haven’t made it to any of the CSO’s workshops and if you can’t make it into the CSO today for drop in hours from 2:00 to 5:00, check out the CSO Resource Page. There, you can download a copy of the Networking Workshop or the Interviewing Workshop.
Check out this weekly tip from the Green Career Central Newsletter.
Tip of the Week: Moving from the Electric Grid to the Smart Grid: What You Need to Know Now
Why should you check it out? Because “It’s going to be a big influence on every industry as the specifics of the smart grid unfold. You must have a general understanding of this sector, at a minimum.”
If you are currently on the hunt for a job, add the Energy Action Coalition Job Board to your list of websites you check regularly.
Here are some recent job opportunities listed:
• Southern Energy Network – FL & SC Organizer
• Earth Island Institute/Brower Youth Awards
• Alliance for Climate Education Senior Educator
I just heard about this amazing internship opportunity that runs from January 2010 to June 2010!
Unilever National Park Congressional Internship Program In Partnership with SCA
Each year, six student leaders are selected to participate in the Unilever National Park Congressional Internship program, gaining valuable real-world in a Congressional office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for 3 months followed by another 3 months of immersion in one of the Nations premiere National Parks. Unilever, a Proud Partner of America’s National Parks, wants you to experience the National Parks first-hand by participating in this exciting, one-of-a-kind internship program.
Here is a job opportunity that we are reposting from 350.org
Part-time Tech-support for 350.org Multilingual Sites
We are seeking applicants for part time (approximately 10 hours per week), temporary work to facilitate the maintenance of the 350.org website in 7 different languages, and our regular communications to our multilingual lists. Tech savviness is a must for this position. Multilingual and website localization experience would be very helpful. Desire to save the world also a plus.
350 is an online campaign that is run in 7 different languages. We are seeking applicants to help with the maintenance of the 350 multilingual sites and formatting of email communications and materials.
Time frame: starting as soon as possible – end of December. We are organizing a major mobilization on Oct. 24th – around this date the work will be most intense and we will need the most time.
Have you heard about GlobeMed? It is a new organization at Middlebury College which is looking for your support!
GlobeMed is an organization that partners universities with community-based organizations in developing nations. Middlebury’s chapter has just been partnered with Africa 2000 Network in Uganda, an organization that works to improve lives in rural villages through supporting small-holder farmer development. They have centers throughout Uganda and work to teach organic farming methods, as well as establish markets and opportunities for income generation. Their work also includes building libraries with health information in the local dialect and training community leaders in health education in an attempt to break down stigmas about disease. Middlebury’s role in their organization will be working to fundraise as well as improve their public health programs. Additionally, they will be organizing an annual volunteer trip to help in Uganda as well as simultaneously providing global health education to our members all year round.
GlobeMed will be having an informational meeting for interested students on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:30 in Ross 011.
It turns out a lot of us already have tools we need for a job search! Check out this great article “Leveraging Social Media in Your Nonprofit Job Search: Q&A with Beth Kanter, Author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media” to learn how to utilize your social networking prowess.
Also on the site is a list of Social Media Resources for Nonprofit Job Seekers. It is worth while to see the various blogs, books and articles that they have compiled including a page that lists the non-profits on facebook.
Once you are there, take some time to poke around Bridgestar.org it has some great resources for moving into the non-proft sector!
There will be an information session for the The China Education Initiative this Sunday, September 27, 2009 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM in MBH 104.
The China Education Initiative (CEI) CEI is an innovative non-profit organization, supported by the Ford Foundation, that addresses educational inequality in low-income, indigenous minority communities in rural parts of China that have not, as yet, seen the rapid economic growth that the coastal areas have experienced in the past two decades (request prospectus for more detailed information). Working in partnership with: – Princeton in Asia – The Woodrow Wilson School’s China and the World Program (CWP) – Tsinghua University & Peking University – The Chinese Communist Youth League’s (CYL) ‘Graduate Student Volunteer Program’ CEI operates with the approval of the Chinese central government and is the first and only volunteer organization in China to pair graduates from top universities in the US and China in a long-term cross-cultural service initiative.
Are you interested in Columbia University’s twelve month Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy? If so get excited because they will have program representatives at the Midd Grad fair on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. in the McCullough Social space! Or, if you just can’t wait, check out their website to learn more.
If you are interested in ways that people are promoting the goals of geotourism, check out the winners of the National Geographic Geotourism Challenge 2009. The site features various businesses and projects which promote sustainable tourism–from a carbon neutral airline to environmentally friendly river trips. It is a great read if you want to learn more about the variety of available green solutions or if you just want to learn more about geotourism.
How many times have you visited Career Services and the counselor looks over your resume and tells you that the bullets under your Experience section should be quantifiable? But what if your internship or volunteer job was only for a brief time frame and you weren’t around to quantify the results of your hard work? Read more
Come to an informal Career Conversation co-sponsored by CSO and ES Program to hear Jeffrey Langholz, a leading conservation expert and a recognized authority on the growing role that private lands play in accomplishing the triple goals of biodiversity conservation, economic development and social justice. His teaching and research focus on biodiversity conservation and sustainable development worldwide.
He is founder and director of the Monterey Institute’s Conservation Leadership Practicum and former head of its 70-student master’s program in International Environmental Policy. He is a past member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Commission on Protected Areas, and a recent Fulbright Scholar in South Africa.
The meeting will take place in Hillcrest student lounge on Thursday, September 17 at 1:30 PM after the ES Colloquium.