Win Tomorrow¹s Environmental Battles with Green Corps ­ Thur, 01/28 from 6:00-7:00 pm

greencorps logoJoin Virginia Shannon ’11 for this engaging Info Session with Green Corps: Field School for Environmental Organizing and learn about their 1-year training program! The mission of Green Corps is to train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles.  It’s a one-year paid post-grad training program that includes classroom training, hands on experience running grassroots campaigns, and career placement following the program.

If you’d like to meet with Virginia for a 1-on-1 meeting/interview, please Apply for the position through this link on MOJO (it asks you to upload your resume and cover letter) and then you can pick a time that works best for you on Thursday, January 28th from 8:30a-4:15p.

We hope that you can come with your questions to engage her on what other Middlebury alums, who graduated from the Green Corps program, are doing today!

INFORMATION SESSION

WHEN:       Thursday, January 28th
TIME:          6:00-7:00 pm
WHERE:    Hillcrest 103

Talk & Career Conversation w/Peter Seligmann P’17, CEO and Co-founder of Conservation International

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Location: MBH Rm. 220
When: Wednesday, February 3, 12:00p

Career Conversation sponsored by CCI will follow the talk at 1:15p

Peter A. Seligmann P’17 is the Chairman and CEO of Conservation International, a global nonprofit organization that he co-founded in 1987. Under Peter’s leadership, Conservation International has become a cutting edge leader in valuing and sustainably caring for nature for the well-being of people. Peter, a dynamic communicator and thought leader, has been an influential and inspiring voice in conservation for nearly 40 years. He works in partnership with governments, communities, and businesses to find solutions to ensure the sustainability of our natural resources.  Read full bio here.

 

2016 CSE Annual Symposium: On Leading a Life of Meaning and Purpose

ON LEADING A LIFE OF MEANING AND PURPOSE: Wednesday, January 27- Friday, January 29

Please join the Center for Entrepreneurship as it presents the fifth annual January Symposium: As Middlebury enters a new era for global liberal learning under President Laurie Patton, we and our partners thought that it was a good time, in this liberal arts setting, to help students to begin to reflect on their emerging lives and to share tools about moving forward in search of meaning and purpose. As summarized in this program, we have a wonderful array of colleagues lined up for this, from our inspiring Vision Award winners to many faculty, staff, and students. We welcome you here and look forward to your active participation.

Click here for full schedule of events and venues.

Keynote Lectures: Read more

Applications Due February 1st for New Sector’s Social Impact Fellowships!

New-Sector-Alliance-LogoPassionate about alleviating poverty, closing the achievement gap, engaging in environmental issues, working toward healthier futures, and more? Consider applying to a New Sector Fellowship, a paid intensive opportunity for emerging leaders and students who are committed to the social sector.

New Sector matches committed, interested, and skilled early-career leaders with a nonprofit organization in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, or the Twin Cities to serve full-time completing projects that allow organizations to more effectively achieve their missions. Fellows join a peer-learning community where they participate in training, mentoring, and coaching to build skills needed for social sector careers. There are both summer and 11-month opportunities. Middlebury has several alums who have graduated from the New Sector Alliance fellowships.

Dates – February 1st is the next deadline for all Fellowship programs!
Summer Fellowship: June 6, 2016 – August 19, 2016 or June 13, 2016 – August 26, 2016
RISE Fellowships: September 6, 2016 to July 28, 2017

Learn more, connect with us, and apply at http://newsector.org! If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact

Summer Workshop for Environmental Reporting June 5-10, 2016

APPLY FOR METCALF INSTITUTE’S 18th ANNUAL SCIENCE IMMERSION WORKSHOP FOR JOURNALISTS BY FEBRUARY 5TH

Gain science knowledge and investigative reporting tools to report new environmental stories through hands-on workshop June 5 – 10, 2016

Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting is accepting applications for its 18th Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists: Global Change in Coastal Ecosystems.  The workshop will be held, June 5 – 10, 2016, at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography, one of the nation’s premier oceanographic research institutions and home to Metcalf Institute. Ten early- to mid-career journalists will be selected for the fellowship, which includes tuition, travel support, room and board, and career-changing professional training, thanks to the generosity of private donors and the Metcalf Institute endowment.

The workshop gives journalists opportunities to explore and understand the effects of human activities on coastal ecosystems. The 2016 Metcalf Fellows will:

Gain skills and confidence to translate scientific publications for public audiences;
Develop a greater familiarity with research methods and basic statistics;
Explore the development and use of sea level rise models for projecting impacts and responses;
Measure emerging aquatic contaminants, potentially harmful chemicals not currently monitored or regulated;
Conduct a fisheries survey aboard the URI research vessel;
Discuss the relationships between climate change and extreme weather;
Enjoy off-deadline interactions with scientists and cultivate contacts for future reporting.
Eligibility

Early to mid-career journalists from all media, and journalists who are new to reporting on science and environmental topics, are invited to apply. Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in improving and expanding their coverage of environmental topics and a desire to gain a better understanding of scientific research methods through field and lab work. The fellowship includes room, board, tuition, and travel support paid after the program. U.S.-based journalists are eligible for up to US$500 in travel support and those working outside of the U.S. may receive a reimbursement of up to US$1,000 with written assurance that they will be able to pay the full costs of their travel and can obtain the appropriate visa.

Applications for the 2016 Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists must be submitted online, postmarked, or emailed by February 5, 2016. Apply for the workshop here.

About Metcalf Institute

Metcalf Institute is a globally recognized leader in providing environmental science training for journalists. The Institute also offers communication workshops for scientists, science resources for journalists and free public lectures on environmental topics. Metcalf Institute was established at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography in 1997 with funding from three media foundations: the Belo Corporation, the Providence Journal Charitable Foundation and the Philip L. Graham Fund, with additional support from the Telaka Foundation. Metcalf programming is underwritten by federal and foundation grants, as well as private donations managed by the University of Rhode Island Foundation.

Contact:
Karen Southern
Director of Communications
Metcalf Institute
University of Rhode Island
Graduate School of Oceanography
218 South Ferry Road
Narragansett, RI 02882

401-874-6009
401- 874-6486 fax
karen_southern[at]uri.edu (Please note new email address)
www.metcalfinstitute.org

The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program – Summer 2016

The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.  The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation.

The application for the Summer 2016 White House Internship Program is open.

To apply for the White House Internship Program, please see Apply Here. For application deadlines and program dates, please see Internship Timeline and FAQs. Below is a timeline that might be handy for identifying when application deadlines are due. For Summer 2016 internships, the deadline for applying is January 15, 2016. Don’t wait to the last minute, come into CCI for our QQ and have a PCA review your application and resume.

WHIP Timeline

For an exhaustive list of White House Offices and Departments where interns work, see HERE and for a list of FAQs about how to write the application, see HERE.

New Graduate Options in Energy Systems & Environmental Policy

From Carnegie Mellon University:

In your career, do you want to affect change by addressing questions like these:

  • How do we move from energy systems that are based on fossil-fuel to renewable systems?
  • In a world where demands for energy continue to increase, how can we provide cost-effective solutions that keep our environment healthy?
  • What combination of technologies and policies will be effective, efficient and economical?
  • Which incentives will encourage governments to enact policies that reduce emissions, utilize new and sustainable sources of energy and generate economic value?

If these are issues you want to address Read more

Apply for Amazing Global Health Jobs

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Less than two weeks remain to apply to 2016 Summer Internships (deadline is Monday, January 18, 2016, 5 pm EST) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)! This premier Internship program advances the careers of emerging global health leaders, placing them alongside top experts and helping them take the next professional steps. Interns deliver high-quality technical support for international projects, and have special opportunities for career-building and networking. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply. There are only a few steps to submit an application, and you do NOT need letters of recommendation. See our application checklist for details.

Most of the jobs currently listed are for post-bachelor’s, however, after reviewing all 26 listed I found one that a qualified Senior could apply for: Population & Reproductive Health Communications Intern (Search: INT-P5-027). Another cool service USAID offers, is doing an informational interview with someone in USAID who could review your resume, even if you haven’t applied for one of their internships yet. This is your chance to ask questions about how to prepare yourself for a successful global health career, what qualities health employers are looking for, and any other related issues. Check out how to set up an appointment HERE.

Internship Facts
Applications close: Monday, January 18, 2016, 5 pm EST
Pay: Based on level of education, and specified in the job descriptions
Duration: 12-weeks
Location: Washington, DC / Arlington, VA
Eligibility:  Positions are available at master’s, bachelor’s, and doctoral levels.  Internships are open to current students and recent graduates (within 12 months of master’s/PhD, or 24 months of BA/BS).
You must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident to apply.

Please address questions to ghfprecruitment[at]ghfp.net.

 

Seniors: Work for an Outdoor Educational Semester Program @ High Mountain Institute

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Come join The High Mountain Institute TODAY, Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, 7-8:00 p.m. in MBH219. HMI is an outdoor-oriented educational non-profit located in Leadville, CO. HMI’s Apprentice Program offers college graduates the unique opportunity to explore teaching both wilderness education and traditional academics in Leadville, Colorado. As an instructor on multi-week backpacking expeditions and an assistant teacher in a high school classroom, you have the opportunity to positively impact your students while earning invaluable personal experience. You’ll mentor students as a cabin head on our residential campus, lead activities, and collaborate with your peers in a graduate level seminar on educational theories over the course of the semester.

The Ambassador Corps: Hands-On Prep for an International Career with Purpose ADK @4:30 on 12/1

Screen shot 2015-11-30 at 5.10.01 PMPlease join Annie Makela, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Center for Social Impact Learning at MIIS on Tuesday at 4:30PM in CCI’s Library in Adirondack House to learn more about developing hands-on experience doing social impact work abroad with Ambassador Corps.

More than an internship, the Ambassador Corps program offers an entry point for a meaningful international career. Students work with socially responsible organizations around the world and experience digital storytelling, mentorship, and a rewarding connection to an international community. Internship assignments focus on education, sports and development, social entrepreneurship, empowerment for women and girls, and environmental sustainability.
Want more information about Ambassador Corps? Check out our website (http://sites.miis.edu/ambassadorcorps/) for application details and profiles of the 2015 cohort!

WorldTeach Colombia: A Perfect Opportunity for December Graduates or Alumni

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Are you graduating in February or looking for an internship with meaning and substance? Check out the year of service teaching program with WorldTeach or their summer internship opportunities. If this is of interest to you, the WorldTeach Colombia program wants to inform you that the next group of volunteer teachers for their year-long program will be departing for Colombia in early January. Students can earn their TEFL certification over the course of their service and receive exclusive teacher training feedback while abroad. Volunteers will teach English to grades 5-12, college students or in adult education centers in urban settings like Cartegena in Colombia or more rural areas like Isla Baru on the Caribbean coast. Read more

Global Health Hangout: 11/19 @12:30P in LaForce 121

Please join the Global Health program this Thursday, November 19, from 12:30-1:20 in LaForce 121 (Seminar Room) to chat with Dr. Nils Daulaire, a physician, global health leader and veteran of HHS, USAID, and WHO.  As a global health expert, Dr, Daulaire can talk about career pathways and other paths into global health. Refreshments served and bring lunch if you want, or drop in at any time. Questions? Email Pam at pberenbaum[at]middlebury.edu.

Hangouts are every Thursday, 12:30-1:20PM in LaForce 121 (Seminar Room).

And You Thought Google was the Best Place to Work…Check Out Outside Magazine’s 100 Companies!

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Here you’ll find the complete ranking of 100 companies in this year’s Outside Magazine Best Places to Work package.  A Rolodex of 100 companies that might actually “fit” your lifestyle: start-ups, boutique-sized, from brewery to impact branding to clothing to energy drinks; the list is really comprehensive. There’s even a youth marketing agency called Fuse in Burlington, VT with some great 2016 internships! Outside Magazine sums it up well: “All the outdoor access in the world doesn’t mean much if your job keeps you chained to a desk with no time to enjoy it. So to find the best places to work in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016, we started by creating five company categories that reflect Outside‘s values and focus: Gear, Adventure & Travel, Wellness, Culture, and Advertising. We then conducted a rigorous vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group and asked employees to review factors like corporate culture, policies and perks, role satisfaction, work environment, and overall employee engagement. The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop—companies that empower their employees to live bigger, better lives.”

Work to Alleviate Poverty Globally thru Research & Policy

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The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and partner organizations currently have dozens of job opportunities available globally with more positions likely to become available by summer 2016. J-PAL’s recruitment drive is an excellent opportunity to join us and our work to alleviate poverty. J-PAL is a network of over 100 affiliated professors around the world who use randomized evaluations to answer questions critical to poverty alleviation. Started at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, J-PAL also has six regional offices in Africa (South Africa), Europe (France), Latin America and the Caribbean (Chile), North America (USA), South Asia (India), and Southeast Asia (Indonesia). J-PAL affiliated professors employ research staff through their primary university and through organizations like J-PAL, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), IFMR Lead, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), and Crime Lab. Most positions posted during the recruitment drive require candidates to apply online via the J-PAL/IPA Common Application.

Job Opportunities

Most positions are based outside of the US, but some positions are available at J-PAL in Cambridge, MA, at IPA in New Haven, CT, or at affiliates’ home institutions. Positions are full-time and most require a commitment of at least one year. In addition to the specific positions that J-PAL is hiring for, we are looking to fill positions in two general job categories: Read more

Applications for 2016-2017 Global Health Corps Fellows are Open!

global health corpsAPPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! BE A GLOBAL HEALTH CORPS FELLOW

The world is ready for a change. Global Health Corps is building a generation of global health leaders that looks, thinks, and acts differently. They are engineers, designers, and data analysts. They are committed to social justice, they are united by the belief that health is a human right, and from where they’re sitting the future looks very, very bright.

They are searching for 160 talented young leaders from every sector for their 2016-2017 class of Global Health Corps fellows who will join their community of nearly 600 changemakers worldwide. Applications are open November 4, 2015 to February 2, 2016. Curious what role YOU can play? Find more super insightful information about the Fellows program here.

Everyone has a role to play. Are you in?

Pay for Success: How Govt. & Impact Investors are Tackling Society’s Social Problems

PayforSuccess111215Please join us on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Axinn 219 to learn about new a public policy innovation that is helping accelerate progress on society’s most challenging social problems.  Pay for Success contracts (also called Social Impact Bonds) combine social impact investing, rigorous evaluation and data analysis, and government performance contracts to improve the delivery and impact of social service programs.  This is a unique opportunity opportunity to hear about the impact that some of the early Pay for Success projects are making on reducing homelessness, improving access to early education, reducing recidivism, and other critical issues for states and cities.

Middlebury alums Ryan Gillette ’08 and Scott Kleiman ’06, both Assistant Directors with the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab, will be sharing their experiences from the front lines of leading this work with city and state governments around the country. The session may particularly appeal to students considering careers in government, nonprofit leadership, social impact investing, or economics.

Co-Sponsored by Center for Careers & Internships, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Department of Economics & Department of Political Science

Applications Open for New Sector’s Social Impact Fellowships!

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Passionate about alleviating poverty, closing the achievement gap, engaging in environmental issues, working toward healthier futures, and more? Consider applying to a New Sector Fellowship, a paid intensive opportunity for emerging leaders and students who are committed to the social sector. We have several Middlebury alums that have are both New Sector Fellows and Mentors!

New Sector matches committed, interested, and skilled early-career leaders with a nonprofit organization in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, or the Twin Cities to serve full-time completing projects that allow organizations to more effectively achieve their missions. Fellows join a peer-learning community where they participate in training, mentoring, and coaching to build skills needed for social sector careers.

There are both summer and 11-month opportunities.

Dates
Summer Fellowship: June 6, 2016 – August 19, 2016 or June 13, 2016 – August 26, 2016
RISE Fellowships: September 6, 2016 to July 28, 2017

Application Deadlines

Each year, News Sector Alliance offers multiple application deadlines. Historically, the chance for admission has been roughly the same at each deadline, with slightly higher admission rates in earlier deadlines. Applying early also means knowing your decision sooner! The following are the 2016-2017 program deadlines:

    • December 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by January 29
    • February 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by April 1
    • April 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by May 16
    • June 1 (RISE only) – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by July 15

Lean more, connect, and apply at http://newsector.org!

Any Middkids Interested in a J-term Project @ Opower?

A Middlebury alumnae, Hilary Platt ’12, associate manager Product Marketing is working with Opower’s president on a task force to make Opower a greener company– from office operations to flying to events. They are looking for 2-3 students to spend a month at Opower doing a comprehensive audit. “I know J-Term is right around the corner, but do you think there is any chance of still finding a couple students to take on this project? I think this would be a great opportunity for the students to be at Opower working on a really important project. The month would culminate with a presentation to Opower’s management team with key recommendations.” If your interested in this unique opportunity working with a cutting edge company in the renewable industry, contact Hilary Platt, platt.hilary[at]gmail.com or contact Tracy Himmel Isham, thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu.

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