After 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.
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
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.
Our mailing address is:
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There 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:
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
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
USDA Food & Nutrition Service
Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED)
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
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
For all our Midd alumni and recent 2013 graduates, check out Echoing Green’s excellent resource for jobs with a social impact, both domestic and international: Social Impact Jobs August 2013 | Echoing Green.
Students – Is law school in your future? Then check out:
Vermont Law School Information Session
WHERE: Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard
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.
The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) is a network of over 2,500 civil society organizations from around the world, working together to establish a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is the first permanent Court with the mandate to bring to justice individuals who commit the most serious violations of international humanitarian law, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. For further information about the Court and the work of the Coalition, visit our website at www.coalitionfortheicc.org
The CICC seeks a full-time Fellow for the Americas section of its International Secretariat, based in Lima, Peru.
The Fellow will provide assistance and support to the Coalition´s Americas Coordinator, working actively in CICC campaigns in the region, with the aim to promote ratification and implementation of the Rome Statute, engage civil society in the ICC process nationally and internationally, and increase awareness and support for international justice in the region. Read more
Sustainable Harvest’s Summer Fellowship Program hosts fellows at their offices around the world–either at their headquarters in Portland, Oregon, or in their origin offices in Lima, Peru; Oaxaca, Mexico; or Kigoma and Moshi, Tanzania. Fellows receive a stipend and work alongside staff on projects related to business communications, impact measurement, development funding, and other tasks that give them a broad understanding of their mission and practices as a social enterprise and an opportunity to develop professionally.
This article, Green Jobs for Recent Graduates: Make a Sustainable Impact, made an impact on me. I read it and couldn’t stop thinking that when you graduate from Middlebury College you feel armed to take on the world with all your newly acquired skills and competencies from 4-years of liberal arts inquiry and experiential learning. Yet, what our graduates are finding is that in some sectors–especially those that are emerging–the idea of an entry-point is not so obvious. So what our graduates need to do is be both creative and assertive. They need to re-define what the entry-point could look like for employers by being persuasive enough and confident enough to take on projects. They also need to be realistic about what skills are needed in these sectors; perhaps getting LEED certified would provide additional credentials in the green building sector or energy auditor training for the energy efficiency area. Why not approach a start-up firm or new energy efficiency company with the willingness to start lower on the totem-pole but exhibit the willingness to take on new training and rise through the ranks (sounds old fashion, right?).
Your liberal arts degree will not be put on a back-burner. Instead you will be using your skills in a new context–whether it’s in a classroom or working on green building design–your ability to identify and tackle problems critically, your ability to get diverse groups of people to work together, or your ability to synthesize, analyze and execute will always be put to the test in a world that is constantly pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone.
So if you want to explore some of these interesting green careers, check out the right-side resources on this CCG Blog under “Environment Jobs/Internship Resources” or check out our EIA Career Library. Of course, you should also feel free to drop by EIA Career Services to meet with a counselor to discuss your ideas.
Please join Middlebury alum Hannah Burnett, former GHC Fellow, for an interactive information session to discuss this Fellowship that can make a difference in the lives of many in Africa. The event will occur Wednesday, December 5th at 6:00 PM in MBH 104.
WHAT IS THE GLOBAL HEALTH CORPS FELLOWSHIP?
The Global Health Corps fellowship is a 1-year, paid fellowship with a non-profit organization or
government institution focused on public health. We offer positions in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, the US (Boston, DC, Newark, New York), and Zambia.
Applicants apply to a specific position within a specific organization and in a specific country, just like applying for a job. Fellows are selected based on their ability to fit that job description, and their fit with the GHC leadership practices.
Fellows are placed in organizations in pairs- one international fellow and one local fellow -creating a fellowship team that is a central part of the fellowship experience.
**This session will be presented via Skype**
Here is a wonderful resource compilation of the best of The New York Times related to food (http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/23/all-about-food/) – compliments of the FBEA.
They note: “Food is a wide-ranging topic, and we’ve assembled here resources along the wide spectrum, in four categories: nutrition, hunger and food insecurity, preparation and culture, and, finally, fun with food.” It includes lesson plans and other materials published on The Learning Network, along with related Times articles and multimedia.
It starts with a collection of all the Student Opinion questions we’ve asked about food over the years. Enjoy this amazing resource!
Here is a great blog post from Cynthia Belliveau, Dean of University of Vermont Continuing Education and professor in UVM’s Department of Nutrition and Food Science, about her Dewey-ian approach to using food preparation and communal eating as a means to learn about our troubled food system, the environment, economics and society.
Jacqueline Novogratz, Chief Executive of the Acumen Fund, which invests in businesses aiding the world’s poor, says, “We think about our values in pairs, and there is a tension or a balance between them.” Novogratz talks about what answers to questions on a job interview become a ‘dead-end’ and how authenticity and fit are key to an effective job interview. More than anything, it’s important for students who are job seeking to understand themselves and be able to articulate their “story.” How can you pull your resume together–even if it seems there are many unrelated experiences–to connect your skills and competencies by telling the story of ‘self’ which can effectively intersect with your interests and values. Read more in the NYT’s Corner Office article: When Humility and Audacity go Hand in Hand
When it comes to careers, young people are often advised to find their true calling. But for many, the sense of fulfillment grows only over time, as they become better at their jobs. What about you? Do you know what your passion is for now or are you willing to allow yourself the time to develop it.
SIT Graduate Institute
TODAY, September 26
3:00-4:00PM Recruiter in Residence: EIA Adirondack House Library
6:00-7:00PM Information Session: The Orchard, Hillcrest 103
Heather Beard, Admissions Counselor at School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute, will host a Recruiter-in-Residence today in EIA’s Adirondack House Library from 3-4pm and an information session in The Orchard, Hillcrest 103 from 6- 7pm. SIT offers interculturally-focused master’s degree programs in international education, sustainable development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and TESOL at its Vermont campus and Washington, DC Center.
Several Middlebury College alumni have attended or currently attend SIT.
Visit www.sit.edu/graduate for more information and to apply.
Check MOJO for full details on this event!
Do not miss out on these opportunities!
Katharine Wolf ’02
Friday, Sept 21 | 12:30pm
You may ask: Should I start my social enterprise now while I am in school? Or should I build up my skills in the corporate world or some linear industry, so I can be more effective towards my goals down the line? We will explore some of these questions, as I share my own story of how I got into this field, as just one example of social entrepreneurship. I will share the practical considerations involved with starting a social enterprise, and give you a flavor of a day in the life of a social entrepreneur. From organ transplant flights to microfinance in Vietnam, lets get practical about what it means to be a social entrepreneur. This will be some practical tips for navigating the social enterprise landscape.
Join the facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/events/381953948541549
Come join Dennis D. Parker ’77, P’13 for a unique Career Conversation today, Monday, March 19 at 5:00 PM in Carr Hall lounge to discuss public interest law, ACLU, racial justice work and applying to law school.
Mr. Parker is the Director of the ACLU National Office’s Racial Justice Program (RJP). Concentrating on issues of the school-to-prison pipeline which funnels children of color from the educational system into the criminal justice system, racial profiling, affirmative action, indigent representation and felon enfranchisement and predatory lending, the RJP seeks to remove barriers to equal opportunity for communities of color through litigation, public education, community organizing and legislation.
Prior to joining the ACLU, he was the Chief of the Civil Rights Bureau of the Office of the New York State Attorney. Mr. Parker also worked for fourteen years at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund litigating and supervising the litigation of scores of cases involving elementary and secondary education, affirmative action in higher education and equal educational opportunity. Other positions included work at the employment firm of Vladeck, Waldman, Elias and Engelhardt and the New York Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division in Brooklyn, New York. He has published a book and numerous chapters and articles on a range of civil rights issues including housing discrimination, educational equity, affirmative action and testing.
Mr. Parker lectures extensively on civil rights issues and is an adjunct professor at New York Law School. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and Harvard Law School.
There are some awesome opportunities for Internships in the Common Good offered through Middlebury this summer. Below are a few fast-approaching internship deadlines that come to mind as a sampling. Go to go/MOJO to find out more:
- ESS Wild Edibles – Local ecology and food sustainability internship – Deadline March 20
- Community School – Community School Teacher in Idaho – Deadline March 23
- Middlebury FoodWorks – The deadlines for all these have been extended to Friday March 23
- Ashbourne Farms – Vegtable Garden Intern (Two positions available)
- Avalon-Restaurant-Event Planning and Marketing Intern
- Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest-Sustainable Community Garden Intern
- Creation Gardens-Farm to Restaurant Survey Intern
- Edible Louisville-Magazine Production Intern
- Enviro Eco Culture-Program Assistant Director
- Local Food Supporter or Glean Machine Coordinator
- Louisville Independent Business Alliance-LIBA Locavore
- Louisville Metro Government-Childhood Obesity and Local Food Access Internship
- Rainbow Blossom Farm to Store Coordinator Intern
- Seed Capital-Food and Hub Development Intern
- Sustainable Agriculture-Food and Ag Assistant Educator & Organizer
- The Root Cellar-Local Food Intern
- Yew Dell Botanical Gardens-Garden Intern
These are ones with deadlines over Spring Break:
- Sierra Club – The Best Internship on Earth – Deadline March 27
- Annies (as in macaroni and cheese) – PAID in Berkeley, CA – deadline March 28
- New York City Mayor’s Office – City Government Internships – Offered by Alum Morgan Jones ’04 – Deadline March 30
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Communications Intern – opportunity by Midd Alum Bob Carolla ’78, NAMI Director –Deadline March 30
- US Department of Education – Editor, research and publications assistant – opportunity provided by alum Jacquelyn Zimmerman ’71 from the French School – Deadline March 31
- Roots of Health – Media and Development Intern – offered by Midd alum Stephanie Schmidt ’02 – Deadline March 31
- INROADS – Paid summer internship – Deadline March 31
…and many, many more with news ones being added daily!