Career Conversation in Health Care Policy with Dave Sterrett ’99

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.

Are you ready to change the world? You can make a difference being on the City Year Team!

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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 more

Apply to be a MiddView Trip Leader

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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

ThinkImpact Now Offering Scholarships for Spring Institutes!

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/

Internships at Population Media Center: Improving the Health and Well-Being of People Around the World through the Use of Media/Radio Strategies

Population Media Center (PMC) strives to improve the health and well-being of people around the world through the use of entertainment-education strategies, like serialized dramas (soap operas) on radio and television, in which characters evolve into role models for the audience for positive behavior change.

They are currently accepting applications for Spring/Summer 2014 internships, particularly for Marketing & Communications. The current focus is on content strategy and implementation for PMC’s website. The position requires strong writing and research skills. Individuals with web development skills, although not required, are encouraged to apply. The position will work closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications. Applications for this position will be reviewed as they are received. For more information, please contact Missie Thurston.

Applicants must submit the following:

• Cover letter
• Current resume
• One letter of reference

Please email all items to pmc[at]populationmedia.org

Please reference the internship position for which you are applying in your application.  These different opportunities are listed here.

You still have time! Apply by TOMORROW 1/15 for the Shepherd Poverty Internship Program!

Shepherd Poverty Internship Program (paid)

The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty integrates rigorous academic study and focused direct service to disadvantaged communities and persons, enriching the education of undergraduate and law students in all majors and career paths. The intent of this program is to prepare students for lives aimed at diminishing poverty and enhancing human capability through professional and civic efforts.

Middlebury’s Community Engagement office will be participating in this poverty studies internship program that places students in agencies that serve disadvantaged communities through the Shepherd Alliance based at Washington and Lee University. Middlebury will select and send up to five summer interns, who will join a total of nearly 100 peers from other campuses. A stipend and housing are provided.
Apply today!

Check MOJO for full details on this position and the application process!
Don’t miss out on these opportunities!

Apply for the Udall Scholarship $$ as a Sophomore or Junior Interested in the Environment

Scholarship opportunity for Sophomores and Juniors committed to careers related to the environment: Apply for the Udall Scholarship! The Udall provides up to $5,000 for tuition, fees, educational expenses. Eligibility: GPA 3.5 and up. U.S. citizen. Demonstrated commitment to work with environmental issues through academic study and activities. Scholarship requires nomination from Middlebury College—nomination deadline is January 23, 2014. Application instructions online at go/fellowships (Click on Udall) Questions? Contact Professor Chris McGrory-Klyza (klyza[at]middlebury.edu) or Lisa Gates (lgates[at]middlebury.edu)

Opportunities in Global Development

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In addition to Charlie MacCormack’s talk, he has generously shared with us his recently authored resource, A Guide to Global Development Opportunities at Middlebury College,  targeted to students who are thinking about careers in global development, to provide them with “an overview of all that Middlebury offers in this arena, as well as some pointers as to how to set your own course and put together the combination of activities that is right for you.”

Thank you, Charlie, for making the roadmap appear more accessible!

 

Clinton Global Initiative University Conference – Travel Assistance

Middlebury has established a relationship with Clinton Global Initiative to become a CGIU Campus. President Clinton will host the seventh meeting of CGI U from March 21-23, 2014 at Arizona State University.  If you are interested in applying to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University Conference with students from all over the world, the deadline for early decision and travel assistance is November 22, 2014. Apply here to attend CGI U 2014 at Arizona State University.  CGI U is President Clinton’s initiative to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Students that submit a CGIU “commitment to action” and are selected by the CGIU process are eligible to use this application as a grant application to the 2014 MCSE Summer Grants challenge. MCSE Summer Grants Projects receive $3000 for the summer.  Contact Heather Neuwirth (hneuwirth[at]middlebury.edu), Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship, if you have any questions or are interested in going.

The Nature Conservancy GLOBE Internship Program Info Session

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Join TNC’s Director of Global HR for an Information Session and Interviews for Internships.

 

Tuesday, November 5
4:30 P.M., The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any class year interested in conservation and internships (2 specific PAID for Middlebury students) having a social impact.

Apply by Monday, November 4 for the two GLOBE internships for Midd students or any other GLOBE internships and you could get an interview with their representatives on Wednesday, November 6. Read more

Sushi & Social Change: Careers in the Common Good

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for a Fall Family Weekend Event

Sushi & Social Change: Careers in the Common Good

Friday, October 11 from 4:00-5:00PM in Coltrane Lounge

A unique opportunity for students to meet professionals in sectors such as government, environment, faith-based organizations, law, medicine, and public health. Learn how they built their dream jobs, made lasting change, and sparked new ways to solve big global issues.

RSVP to Tracy Himmel Isham at thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu by Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Social Impact Jobs October 2013 | Echoing Green

echoinggreenAfter seeing and meeting Cheryl Dorsey, Echoing Green’s inspiring and dynamic leader, at the “Making Dough, Making Change: A Summit on Social Entrepreneurship” co-sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s, VBSR, and Middlebury’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship, I am reminded of the great job opportunities they post monthly. Here’s a peek into the latest listing of social impact jobs from entry-level to those requiring experience.

Social Impact Jobs October 2013 | Echoing Green.

Experience Africa or Latin America with ThinkImpact in J-Term

Calling All Students!

Do What You Love.
Build your professional potential

ThinkImpact introduces Institutes by Topic this Winter.

Participate in programs that focus on
Education / Food / Health / Social

Innovation

Traveling abroad is exciting. As a student, are you getting the most out of it? Now you can learn through ThinkImpact’s award-winning innovation process and explore the topic that you’re most passionate about. Join them this winter for 12 days that will inspire new thinking on what’s possible.

Experience Africa or Latin America. Winter Institutes are offered in Ghana, Rwanda and Panama.

Would you go?

Our mailing address is:
*50 South Steele Street #328, Denver CO 80203*

Northeast Farm to Preschool Forum! Registration Closes 9/30!

kids_farmThere are four days left to register for the Northeast Farm to Preschool Forum in Dublin, NH!

Discover new strategies for bringing joy and wonder to early childhood through food and farm education! Attend workshops, network, take a field trip and discuss the exciting intersection where seed to table meets preschool.

Field trips will be hands-on and activity-based and are designed to provide you with ideas for bringing farm and food-based education to your students!

Cost: $20/person, includes lunch. A limited number of scholarships are available. Registration will close at the end of the day on September 30!

More info, workshop descriptions & schedule:
http://www.farmbasededucation.org/events/preschool

hosted by
Cornucopia Project
Farm-Based Education Network
Farm Fresh RI
Happy Valley School
MA Farm to School  Project
NH Department of Education
NH Farm to School
Northeast Steering Committee of the National Farm to School Network
Otter Brook Farm
Shelburne Farms
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
USDA Food & Nutrition Service
Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED)

Cultivating Food Literacy Symposium@Midd on 10/5

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On Saturday, October 5, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., undergraduates, graduate students, K-12 teachers and their students, as well as faculty and staff who are supporting their efforts, will come together at Middlebury College in the McCullough Social Space for an extraordinary symposium. Our purpose is to explore the ways that food studies can foster uniquely transformative educational experiences and build unusually powerful and connected communities of learning and practice, especially in under-served areas.

The symposium will feature a remarkable group of educators, students, and community leaders who are working to create an institutional framework for sustaining food education in several regions of our country and Canada. Read more

Vermont Campus Compact is looking for passionate people to serve as AmeriCorps VISTAs!

Bridport Central School AmeriCorps VISTA opening…

What is Vermont Campus Compact? VCC is a statewide consortium of higher education institutions that have made a commitment to our role in creating a flourishing democracy.  We believe that higher education can help prepare tomorrow’s civic and social leaders while strengthening today’s communities.
 
What is a VISTA? VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America; they are people who live and work in communities to eliminate poverty.

The Bridport Central School VISTA will collaborate with current staff to support students and their families towards their continued growth and aspirations for lifelong learning.  Read more

VT Law School Scholarship Program – Tuesday, Jan. 22 @ 4PM

Students – Is law school in your future?  Then check out:

Vermont Law School Information Session
WHERE: Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard
WHEN:  4:00p

Eat pizza and learn about opportunities for Midd students at VLS.  Tim Clark from VLS Admissions will provide info about their law and graduate programs, including the accelerated two-year JD and the one-year Master programs in either Environmental Law & Policy, or Energy Regulation and Law.

Hear more about the Middlebury and Vermont Law School articulation agreements and the Middlebury-VLS Environmental Scholarship for JD or Masters.

There are currently two Middlebury alums attending VLS on a FULL SCHOLARSHIP, so if you have been involved in environmental endeavors and are considering law school, you may be interested in hearing this information.

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