Peace Corps offers many exciting programs in Education, Urban Youth Development, Health, Agriculture/Environment, Business, Information Technology and Community Development in 74 different countries around the world. Peace Corps has also established partnerships with colleges and universities, including the Monterey Institute of International Studies, that offer academic credit and financial incentives to Volunteers during or after Peace Corps service. The Master’s International program allows you to incorporate Peace Corps service into a master’s degree program at more than 40 colleges and universities. Also, the Fellows/USA program offers returned Volunteers scholarships or reduced tuition at more than 30 participating schools.
Visit their information table on Thursday, September 17, 2009
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Just met with Adamah Cole, the TFA Regional recruiter and they are really gearing up to recruit Midd seniors. They have an ambition goal; last year 13 Middlebury seniors accepted positions with TFA.
Teach For America is the national corps of recent college graduates – of all academic majors, backgrounds and career interests – who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders for expanding educational opportunity for all children. TFA will be holding an info session on September 16th to inform students of their mission and the opportunities that are available within Teach For America. All are welcome.
WHEN & WHERE: BiHall 220, 8:00-9:00 P.M.
The Alliance for Civic Engagement (ACE) presents the Fall Semester MiddAction Fair.
The MiddAction Fair provides an opportunity to meet representatives from over 50 non-profit organizations and student service groups and hear about local activism, volunteering, social justice and service-learning opportunities in areas such as education, literacy, youth mentoring, environment, emergency services, public health, poverty, hunger, housing, and much more.
When: Tuesday, September 15th 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: McCullough Social Space
Questions? Contact Carrie Pratt, cpratt at middlebury.edu, 802.443.3099
This event is open to students, faculty, staff, & the general public.
Welcome to the Middlebury Careers in the Common Good (CCG) blog! We will use this portal in lieu of our regular newsletter to communicate with CCGers about career resources, fellowships, jobs, and internships. We’ll also post CCG-related events that are happening around campus. If you haven’t done it already, be sure to create a profile on MOJO and select “Careers in the Common Good” as a special interest area. This will ensure that you are always alerted to Midd-friendly jobs and internship opportunities, and can follow the CSO events calendar.
Points of Interest:
The left hand side bar features links to websites and resources salient to Careers in the Common Good. Use these to further expand your job and internship search, as well as learn about the CCG sector.
– Use categories to ease site navigation. The categories will indicate the type of post and the general field it is associated with. For example, all job postings will be in the “Jobs” category, and if that job is in the Environmental sector, it will also be in the “Environmental” category.
– The tags indicate specific interest areas, companies, and other details.
– Feel free to leave a comment on the blog with questions, suggestions, or feedback.
Drop-In Hours at CSO are Monday – Friday 2:00 – 5:00 PM.
Focus the Nation is hiring two National Organizers for our Fall Campaign. Great Middkids have worked there in the past!
National Organizers will be based in our Portland, Oregon offices and will be organizing remotely to twenty-four states as part our Fall Campaign to engage Senators on Climate Legislation and the Copenhagen
Climate Negotiations. Read more
Vermont Business for Social Responsibility (VBSR) has semester long paid internships available to Middlebury students. VBSR is a non-profit, statewide business trade organization. Its members are businesses and organizations who recognize that the need to make a profit and the need to make a difference are not in conflict, and who use the power of business to change the world. VBSR’s mission is to “advance a business ethic that values multiple bottom lines – economic, social, and environmental.”
Check out their various internship opportunities regularly, here.
For those of you who are Seniors, VBSR has over 650 members here in the state of Vermont, so if you are interested in being gainfully employed after graduation without leaving this beloved state, check out their member job listing here.
Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge (BNEC)
Civic Works – AmeriCorps Position
As one of the initial projects stemming from the Baltimore Sustainability Plan, the Baltimore Office of Sustainability, in partnership with the Baltimore Community Foundation, is launching the Baltimore Neighborhood Energy Challenge (BNEC) to motivate households to reduce their energy use. In its initial phase, BNEC will be a 9-month pilot program in 8 Baltimore communities designed to raise awareness, reduce residential energy use, stimulate demand for energy conservation services, and learn lessons on how to motivate behavior change related to reducing residential energy use. After the pilot, we hope to use what
we learn to expand BNEC citywide and connect the program to other efforts aimed at creating jobs to make Baltimore homes healthy and energy efficient. BNEC has the potential to be a national model of community mobilization, social marketing, and verifiable energy use and greenhouse gas emissions reductions.
AmeriCorps Service Position Description
The AmeriCorps team member for BNEC will be responsible for on the ground outreach within the participating communities. They will be responsible for canvassing, event planning, and community organizing to encourage participation in the BNEC program. AmeriCorps members will work closely with the Program Coordinator, Project Manager, community leaders and community volunteers to help achieve the goals set forth by the program.
Ideal candidates will be motivated self-starters; will be able to communicate with a diverse set of stakeholders, community organizations and residents; will feel comfortable working in a community and team
environment; will develop and administer community participation processes; will participate in community meetings, events and training sessions as needed; will complete a variety of tasks for the good of the cause and will possess a positive attitude about energy conservation.
As interest and skills permit, the team members may be involved in research and analysis as well as broader program development work.
Annual Commitment – 1700 hours over 11 months
Weekly Service – 40 hours
Living Stipend – $11,400
Education Award – $4,725
Interested candidates should contact Reed Schuler IMMEDIATELY at reed.schuler(at)baltimorecity.gov
Climate Solutions’ mission is to accelerate practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment and bridging divides in the Pacific Northwest. Climate Solutions is seeking an outgoing, energetic, self‐motivated and outcome‐oriented individual to help catalyze our BLCS Program during the summer of 2009. This internship is an unpaid and is designed to help us to bring BLCS to scale and train future leaders on critical skills. The Business Partnerships Intern will support a broad variety of activities relating to the BLCS program.
Vermont Campus Compact is looking for people to fight poverty as organizers, collaborators, and catalysts for change as AmeriCorps*VISTA Members. Each Member will serve one year at a participating college or community organization, working with students, faculty, administration, and local communities to build volunteer and service-learning programs on the campus and mobilize the resources of higher education to serve the needs of the community.
Application Deadline: June 1, 2009
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia (an affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America) is dedicated to building and sustaining a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee reproductive freedom for all women, including family planning, sexuality education, maternal health care, and safe, legal abortion.
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation seeks to fill the following internship positions for Summer 2009: Grassroots Organizing and Political Organizing.
Discussing Youth Social Entrepreneurship
Saturday, May 23, 2009
12:00 – 1:15 PM EST
The panel consists of social entrepreneurs under the age of 35 who have founded or directed a non-governmental organization.
Increasingly, youth around the world are taking it upon themselves to engage social challenges and effect positive community change. A new generation of socially responsible ventures has emerged that addresses urgent global and local issues such as health, poverty, violence, racism, environmental destruction and civic apathy. This wave of youth social entrepreneurship offers new set of solutions and energy, but also brings with it its own set of professional, financial and personal challenges.
This teleconference will discuss the challenges, strategies and rewards of youth social entrepreneurship. Specific topics will include:
* Identifying a promoting a cause
* Developing a strategy
* Pursuing fund raising and support
* Utilizing information technologies
* Finding mentors
* Developing an exit strategy
For more information and to register for the teleconference, visit http://sites.google.com/site/gatescoffeehouse/
Clean Energy Group
Clean Energy Group (CEG), a leading nonprofit advocacy organization working domestically and internationally on innovative technology, finance, and policy programs in the areas of clean energy and climate change, seeks a staff associate. This position will craft and advocate for policies, strategies and initiatives to advance clean energy technologies at the national and state levels, with a particular focus on state outreach and technical assistance.
Application Deadline: May 15, 2009
Brighter Planet (www.brighterplanet.com) helps people measure, reduce, and offset their carbon footprints. The company offers consumers and businesses carbon offset products that reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses being pumped into the atmosphere. Brighter Planet’s products fund only the most reputable carbon offset projects, demonstrating direct community and social impact. To date, its members have offset 100 million pounds of CO2, that’s like taking 3 million cars off the road for a day.
We are thrilled to welcome a Middlebury College student as an intern. Our company was founded by two Middlebury student entrepreneurs and Professor Jon Isham in 2006, and is affiliated with Fresh Tracks Capital.
Want to help address community problems and create a legacy of social change for the Middlebury College campus? Apply for a position in the Middlebury College Alliance for Civic Engagement as a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA member for a one-year position from August 2009 through August 2010.
The Alliance for Civic Engagement seeks a dedicated individual to engage both the campus and community to support students’ involvement in community service. The ideal candidate will be familiar with campus- and community-connected work, have experience planning events, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), and be able to maintain a delicate balance of leading, supporting, and stepping aside while students take initiative in response to community-identified needs.
Chesapeake Program Organizer
Location: Washington, DC
Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund seeks an organizer for watershed restoration activities in the Anacostia watershed in Washington, DC and Maryland. Clean Water Action is a national citizens’ organization working for clean, safe and affordable water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, creation of environmentally-safe jobs and businesses, and empowerment of people to make democracy work. Clean Water Fund organizes strong grassroots groups, coalitions and campaigns to protect our environment, health, economic well-being and community quality of life.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2009
National Wildlife Federation
Campus Field Coordinator
National Wildlife Federation is seeking a regional Campus Field Coordinator who desires to work at the leading edge of a movement for climate action. This person will be responsible for:
• Building regional campus climate action networks to support campuses taking action to reduce their carbon footprint. Includes identifying host campuses, organizing regional summits, and providing on-going support for networks to support exchange of resources and information related to climate solutions.
• Climate Advocacy: Organizing and mobilizing students and others in Higher Education to support strong climate policies at a local and national level. This is an especially critical role this year as Congress debates a climate bill.
• Campus Outreach and Site Visits: Conducting individual site visits and presenting at regional and national conferences related to campus climate action and sustainability in order to build relationships with students, faculty and staff at individual campuses and provide direct training and technical assistance on climate solutions.
• Resource and Program Development: Provide input and feedback on technical resources developed to support the goals of the regional climate networks.
Conservation Internship in Acre – Israel
Study ancient stones and building technologies, alongside leading Israeli conservation specialists and archaeologists. Learn more about renowned historical figures, nations, cultures, and religious movements which have left their mark in Israel. Saving the Stones is a five month internship in historical and archeological conservation. It is run by the International Conservation Center in Old Acre (ICC), and is a joint project of the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA), the Old Acre Development Company, the Acre Municipality and the Nero Bloomfield Wizo School of Design and Education. The center is located in Old Acre, a veritable living laboratory for the study and practice of conserving historic sites and structures as well.
Biological Science Aid/Technician
Wenatchee and Twisp, Washington
The students will perform the full range of standardized support duties and limited technical duties in support of natural resource management and wildlife management. Performs the following or duties of similar complexity:
• Makes observations, monitors, and records data relating to habitat improvement projects in river basins containing salmon and steelhead.
• Inventories water, wetlands, and upland habitats for plant diversity and use, following guidelines furnished.
• Performs habitat improvement work in fish and wildlife habitats, such as planting trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants.
• Monitors and maintains existing riparian plantings.
• Enters and retrieves data from databases, including Word Perfect and Excel.
Application Deadline: May 5, 2009
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) features internships from their partner organizations, businesses and organizations who recognize that the need to make a profit and the need to make a difference are not in conflict.
Keep an eye out for:
Ben & Jerry’s PR Intern
Vermont Sustainable Exchange (VSE) Internship
Hope for Women Research Data/Collection Project
Visit their website at http://vbsr.org/index.php/pages/static/cat/intern_program/ for more information and all of the listings.
Preserve is the leading maker of performance driven and stylish 100% recycled household products, including the Preserve toothbrush, razor, tableware, and the award-winning Preserve Kitchen line. The Preserve Summer Internship is designed to be highly focused and support essential elements for Preserve’s future success.