It’s that time of year where many of you seniors may still be looking for opportunities after graduation, so I wanted to be sure you knew about WorldTeach. WorldTeach provides opportunities for college graduates to live and teach abroad in 11 month programs in 13 developing and middle-income countries. Notably we have just receive requests for 50 new positions in the Pacific Island programs, all of which are fully funded, including airfare from a U.S. gateway city; these programs have a July departure date. Could you pass this information along to your seniors especially? Read the rest of this entry »
In 1977 Wendell Berry published The Unsettling of America, Culture and Agriculture, which launched the national and international conversation about the state of agriculture and food. A newly posted Middlebury FoodWorks position is at the Berry Center, where his legacy continues, archiving Wendell’s personal papers and articles and working for A Place on Earth CSA, named after one of his books. Other FoodWorks positions remain available – and some original positions reopened – where you can get paid to help develop critical local food infrastructure in Louisville and Vermont.
Program dates: June 1- August 1. Housing provided. Apply through MOJO.
Questions: contact Amy McGlashan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-443-5103.
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.
Global Health Corps Fellowship position descriptions are up!
For a list of available positions for the 2014-2015 Fellowship Class, click here.
The New Sector Summer Fellowship program is an intensive 11-week program for current and recent undergraduate students and graduate students who are committed to the social sector. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool and serve in a cohort of 25 fellows with organizations in Boston, San Francisco and Chicago areas. Fellows serve full-time to strengthen nonprofit and community organizations, while engaging in intensive professional development activities to strengthen their skills for immediate and future impact.
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 the rest of this entry »
for a Fall Family Weekend Event
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
Want to learn Yiddish? Apply for the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program! Open to eighteen college students each summer, this seven-week program includes daily beginner or intermediate Yiddish language classes as well as Yiddish culture classes. The program is held at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.
The Vermont Community Foundation has three full-time positions open. These positions include Accountant, Philanthropy Associate, and Special Projects Director. The Special Projects Director position involves thinking strategically about ways philanthropy can have an impact on Vermont’s future and building collaborative work with a variety of partners.
Successful applicants will:
- have great communication skills
- be comfortable and experienced in facilitating stakeholder discussions and promoting leadership initiatives
- have a high level of project management skills
- have a strong history of successfully driving initiatives
For more info on these open positions, see the VCF website.
Strolling of the Heifers is teaming up with VT Technical College to present the 2013 Vermont Farm/Food Business Plan Competition. The competition “seeks to encourage business formation and growth throughout Vermont by helping business owners and prospective entrepreneurs develop viable business plans, gain public attention, and earn financial rewards.” College students may enter under the Student business category, with a first place prize of $4,000, second place $2,000, and runners-up $1,000. For eligibility, general information, and a timeline for contestants visit the contest website. The first deadline is February 5th, by which time contestants should register using the online form. Also on February 5th, contestants must attend a business prospectus workshop from 4pm-6pm (held at multiple locations across Vermont). Check it out! You might have the best plan.
The Urban Teacher Center is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that currently operates in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD. UTC is offering applicants an opportunity to effect urban education reform via effective teaching. As part of the program, participants will experience an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary, middle or high school. Additionally, participants will also enroll in a free dual Masters of Education program directly applicable to the urban teacher position.
If you would like to apply for the UTC Chicago or Oakland, CA locations, you MUST apply by Friday, February 1st.
For other locations offered, the next application deadline is March 15, 2013.
Check out the Urban Teacher Center website for more info.
As a FoodCorps service member, participants will teach children about what healthy food is and where it comes from, build and tend school gardens, bring quality local food into public school cafeterias. FoodCorps is seeking up to 130 young adults to serve around the country for the 2013-2014 school year. The application is open through March 24th.
Have questions about the recruitment process? Get answers.
You can also find out more via informational conference calls. The next call will be February 13, at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT).
There are 6 reasons why.
Even though volunteering does not initially provide you with cash on hand, it can still be incredibly valuable for your career path. Volunteering provides work experience, solid references in your preferred field, networking opportunities, and shows where your passion lies. Volunteer opportunities also leave you poised to take a job with the same organization should one become available.
This is just a preview, so be sure to read the article to really get a sense of the benefits of volunteering!
Ever wonder what those exceedingly busy recruiters do with their leaning tower of resume’s? While a few applications do get interviews, some get ditched. Here’s a brief synopsis of why, but do check out the article.
1. You don’t meet the requirements.
This seems like an obvious one, but many prospective hires don’t pay enough attention to the job description when deciding what to include in their resume or distract from their legitimate qualifications with unnecessary details. Don’t do that.
2. You’re not a culture fit.
It’s OK – even advantageous – to let your personality show in your application. Many employers are not looking for a generic anybody to do their tedious grunt work. Try to show the ways in which you are their “type.”
3. You don’t pay attention to detail.
Again, this should go without saying. Employers can become frustrated with smaller details than you realize: font consistency, margins, to whom you’ve addressed your cover letter. Make sure you double-check and proof-read. It’ll get you past the trash can.
Career day : Boston Job Recruitment Event
Deadline to apply is Monday, October 8th at midnight
ECCD is a day-long interviewing event in Boston that provides you with an opportunity to apply for jobs with over 30 employers from a variety of industries. Several Job opportunities in different sectors such as Environmental, non-profit ,education and healthcare. Employers including Epic, match education, Apprise incorporated, Cambridge Associates, and more are looking for liberal arts students like you. Students can have multiple interviews in one day while only needing to travel to one location. Middlebury seniors are hired at this event every year. You could be next!
The event will take place on Friday, November 2nd from 9:00 am- 5:00 pm at the Back Bay Events Center located at 200 Berkley Street, Boston.
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
Exploration Summer Programs
Several Positions available : APPLY NOW!
Application deadline: Sunday, September 30
Exploration Summer Program, a world-wide leader in summer academic enrichment, is seeking students for a variety of teaching and administrative positions at each of their summer programs: the Senior Program at Yale University, the Intermediate Program at Wellesley College and the Junior Program at St. Mark’s School.
For more detailed information about the available positions, please check MOJO or refer to the Faculty Hiring section of their website: hiring.explo.org.
Exploration will be on campus Oct 3rd and Oct 4th, conducting an info table, session and on campus interviews.
Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!
The 2012-2013 school year is off to a great start here at Education in Action! To begin the year, let’s start to look ahead at all the opportunities available to students and note the events on the calendar. We’re looking forward to sharing ideas and opportunities with you that have a ‘Careers in the Common Good’ theme to them–not everything will suit you, but you can get lots of ideas about ways to engage your interests and passions and still earn a living! Seniors, be sure to stop by EIA for Resumania tomorrow and Friday from 2:00 – 5:00 to get your resume edited and get a jump on career planning for after graduation. All seniors of the 2013 and 2012.5 class are also strongly encouraged to attend the annual Senior Meeting, Today, Wednesday September 19, in the Dana Auditorium at 1:00, 4:00, and 6:00. Interested in a career in government? Come to the Fall Webinar Series this Thursday from 3:00-4:00 in Hillcrest 103 for in-depth advice about the path to positions in the Federal government. As always, all students are welcome to bring any internship, job, or other inquiries to drop-in hours every day from 2:00 – 5:00.
We are looking forward to the new year and hope to see you here at EIA!
There will be tasty, local snacks.
Every wonder what it would be like if Middlebury had a Food Studies Program?
Come listen to Dr. Amy Trubek, assistant professor in the Nutrition Food Sciences department at the University of Vermont as she explores the role of Food Studies in an undergraduate degree and the range of Food Studies programs popping up across the country. Dr. Trubek’s knowledge will help Middlebury students and faculty better understand how a Food Studies program would fit into Middlebury’s unique liberal arts curriculum.
This event is sponsored by the Environmental Council Food Subcommittee.