Sushi & Social Change: Careers in Social Impact for the Common Good – FFW Oct. 2


Your invited to a unique opportunity to participate in our networking event during Middlebury’s Fall Family Weekend titled “Sushi & Social Change: Social Impact Careers in the Common Good” on Friday, October 2nd from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Adirondack House’s Coltrane Lounge. This event, sponsored by the Center for Careers & Internships (CCI), is an effort to connect our Middlebury students (you!), with professionals (parents — it is Parent’s Weekend after all!) in the “real world” who have experience and careers working for the betterment of societal and environmental change. Whether they work in public service, a foundation, a nonprofit or the private sector, a social enterprise, in the media, as a social worker, volunteer, or serve on the Board of an organization—they will join with us to connect their stories and advice on the paths that led them to where they are today.  We will facilitate an interactive exercise in the 1 hour allotted and are looking for student participation. Grab a friend and your parents and come enjoy the sushi.  Please RSVP on MOJO (workshop).

Social Impact Consulting: Learn from Dalberg Global Development Advisors, 9/23 @ 12:30

Are you wondering about what all the buzz is on campus having to do with Consulting jobs? Well, we are bringing one of the leading social impact consulting firms to Davis Library 105b for a Dalberg Global Development Advisors webinar on Wednesday, September 23 at 12:30-1:30pm.They describe the info session as such: “This webinar is intended for undergraduate students (1st year thru seniors) interested in learning more about Dalberg and the field of development consulting. Dalberg is a strategic advisory firm that applies the principles and rigorous analytics of management consulting to the world’s most pressing issues. Attendees of the webinar will learn about our organization, our clients, and our areas of practice; they will learn about specific projects recently completed by consultants with the firm. Finally, they will be introduced to the full-time Analyst position (on MOJO) and the recruiting and interview process for it. The webinar will also allow for Q&A with current Analysts and more senior members of the firm.  Please RSVP for this event HERE on MOJO.

They do hold general informational webinars as advertised on their website ( The next one is actually on Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10:30AM. This is the next best option for those students who cannot attend the webinar this Wednesday.

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Welcome First-Years to Campus; Sign on to CCG!

Below is a letter you should have received welcoming you, 1st years, to campus! In addition, if you are interested in hearing about events and opportunities around social impact,  I would encourage you to sign up on our MOJO database for the CCG (Careers in the Common Good) listserve. [You can do this when you fill in your MOJO Profile and it asks “Tell me more about…CCG”.]

Dear First-Years,

All of us at the Center for Careers & Internships (CCI) are so excited to welcome you to campus!  As you are packing and preparing for this next adventure in your life, we are busily getting ready to help you embrace your four years at Middlebury and prepare you for the future.  We have lots of programs and offerings for first-years that will help you explore options, discover interests and passions, and gain experience and skills.

The CCI staff will be engaging with many of you at Orientation and over the next few weeks as you begin to settle into your new life at college. We’ll be holding events just for first-years, so keep your eyes open for that. Meanwhile, know that members of the CCI advising team are eager to talk with you whenever you are ready; we are an important part of your support network during your Middlebury journey and beyond.

Our office is conveniently located between two of your new dining halls—Ross and Proctor. It’s a walking path you’ll get intimately familiar with over the next four years!  So, come early and come often; no need to have a plan or strategy before visiting with us!

We’ll also be hosting an Open House for you and your family on September 8 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and another one during Fall Family Weekend.  Be sure to swing by!  We look forward to meeting you.

And good luck with that packing!

Your CCI advising team,

Don, Susan, Tracy, Tim, Cheryl, Hannah, Mary, and Nes

Read about us here!

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Interested in permaculture, sustainable living skills, and living in Puerto Rico for a few weeks? The teaching center at Plenitud PR may have the opportunity for you!

Established in 2010, Plenitud’s teaching, demonstration, and research center is located in Las Marias, Puerto Rico and offers courses, internships, and demonstrations in sustainable and permaculture practices.

Plenitud has stewardship of a 15 acre parcel of land located in the Western, mountainous region of Puerto Rico, and founded a Teaching Center dedicated to the research and demonstration of organic agriculture and sustainable practices. The layout, methodology, and development of the farm have been primarily guided by “Permaculture” design principles, emphasizing soil conservation, responsible water management, renewable energy, and natural building.

Each year, hundreds of visitors from private and educational sectors from around the world participate in courses, internships, and research collaborations in a collective effort to gather and share the skills and values for a more sustainable and healthy future.


This year- Plenitud PR is offering a two week internship for individuals to learn the practical application of sustainable living skills!!

Check out this flyer for more information on how to apply!Permaculture Immersion Overview


Join Stu Fram ’13-High Meadows Fund Environmental Philanthropy Fellowship for Seniors Jan. 12th @ 7PM


Wondering what you’ll be doing after graduation?…Fret not—distract yourself —and come to this Monday’s information session on Jan. 12th in LaForce Hall Seminar Room at 7:00PM to hear first-hand from Middlebury alum, Stu Fram ’13, who is the current 2-year Fellow working on issues important to the sustainable development of Vermont’s future. THIS IS AN AMAZING FELLOWSHIP! Email me if you have any questions; the instructions for applying to this job are on MOJO, use keyword “High Meadows”. This is an amazing experience to apply your know-how by working in the fields of renewable energy, transportation, food systems, and land use.

The Second Annual Social Entrepreneurs Challenge sponsored by the Skoll Foundation is now LIVE! Enter now for the opportunity to fund your ideas!

  This week, the second annual Social Entrepreneurs Challenge was launched! Hosted on CrowdRise, the Challenge provides some of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs with an innovative platform to raise funds.

Organizations participating in the Challenge are recipients of our “Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship” and represent some of the most successful entrepreneurial organizations in the world.

Individuals can support and fundraise for participating social entrepreneurs and their gifts will be leveraged by the Skoll Foundation.  This year, more than $3 million in prize and match funding will be available to participants.

The Social Entrepreneurs Challenge will run through December 5, 2014. You can donate on the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge page.

Are you passionate about community service and welcoming new Febs to campus? Paid position available to get involved on campus!

This February, new Febs will have the opportunity to go on a Community Engagement Trip – an immersive day and half of service! The Coordinator will work five paid hours per week between now and mid-February to plan and implement this new program.

Read the full position description and apply here.

Position Responsibilities:
Work, with advising from the Associate Director of Community Engagement and Orientations Coordinator, to plan and implement all aspects of the February Community Engagement Trips program, a new program that invites incoming Feb students to participate in a day and a half of service to learn about their new community. Select and train student leaders; work with community partners to design engagement opportunities; plan and arrange trip transportation; design and implement leader training program, including leader site visits; serve as primary contact person for prospective participants, leaders, and other interested parties; serve as on-call contact person when trips are on-site; review and revise Leader Handbook as needed; plan and present the annual post-program slide show in conjunction with FOOcoordinators; other duties as assigned. Must be willing to work some weekends, and Wednesday evenings during J-Term. This position ends through the second week of the spring semester, with potential for continued work on orientation trips programs.

Education and Training:
•Current Middlebury student
•Past experience working in the Community Engagement Office, participation or leadership in Service Cluster Board student organizations or previous experience leading MiddView
•Experience in peer-leadership roles
•Meticulous organizational skills and attention to detail
•College van license helpful but not required

Application Deadline: 11/17/14

Contact Ashley Laux,, 802.443.3099

Interested in a career in innovation? Save the date! MiddVentures Career Call happening next Thursday, November 6th!!

Started in early 2014, Midd Venture Career Calls are intended to prepare undergraduate students for careers with innovative, growth companies. The calls focus on advising students with all aspects of the job search process. The call will feature reflections and advice from young alumni who founded their own businesses or are working in creative environments.

What: MiddVentures Careers conference call

When: Thursday, November 6th, 6:30pm

Where: Call-in info available at


HAPPENING THIS WEEK! Calling all students! Several Opportunities to get involved in the Middlebury Community!

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Welcome back from Fall Break!
Engagement opportunities happening this week are in bold italics!!!!!!!!


Assessing Community Impact

How does your community-connected service, learning and research impact the community within which you work?  What is the impact on you?  How do your know when your actions lead to developed capacity or whether they contribute to unintended harm? Come to “Assessing Community Impact”, a workshop with facilitators Shannon Morrissey and Robert Burack from Break Away. Shannon and Robert will share their assessment framework as they invite you to explore and develop your own! The talk is this Friday, 10/17 from 12:15 – 1:15 PM in Gifford Lecture Hall. RSVP requested but not required:, 802-443-5990.

David S. Stone ’74 Tree House Fund

Up to $2,200 total will be awarded this fall for one or several creative student projects that benefit Middlebury students, the environment, or the community, such as the tree house that David Stone ’74 built near the golf course for students and area kids to enjoy! Projects must be completed by Commencement, May 2015. Applications due by this Friday 10/17. Interested? Contact the Director of the Programs on Creativity and Innovation, Elizabeth Robinson,

Charter House info session

The Charter House Coalition is a nonprofit organization that aims to provide basic food and housing in and around the Middlebury community. During the long winter months, CHC provides families with a transitional housing program in the Charter House that is staffed mainly through volunteers. Want to help keep families warm this winter? Join in this volunteer info and training session on Sunday 10/19 at 1 PM in Ross B11 to find out more about the organization and how you can help!



Attention Graduating Seniors! Interested in working in Latin America? Apply to Manna Project International!


Looking for a unique opportunity to live and work in Latin America?

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with Manna Project International!

Manna Project International is a non-profit organization that specializes in holistic community development.  They connect recent college graduates and young professionals with international service opportunities in Ecuador and Nicaragua. Apply to be a5, 7, or 13 – Month International Program Director! The day-to-day operations at each of our sites are run by teams of international Program Directors who design and implement community development initiatives in a range of fields, including health, environment, education, and micro-finance.

They ALSO have a Summer Internship program– for those interested in a shorter term commitment! Through MPI’s 4 to 8 week Summer Internship Program, interns assist the Program Directors in planning and leading programs on the ground in Ecuador and Nicaragua. Interns use their skills and interests to determine the programs with which they work, and many choose to design and lead their own project.

For more information on these unique opportunities, visit: or contact Virginia Green, the Recruitment Coordinator, at

Wild Gift Fellowship & Grant Opportunity: Using Wilderness as an Accelerator for Social Entrepreneurs



Middlebury students, this program is tailor-made for you, in fact, recent Midd graduate, Marty Schnure ’11 recently received a Wild Gift grant for her start-up Maps for Good!

“Wild Gift selects budding social entrepreneurs, take them on a deep wilderness trip, and give them startup capital ($10,000) and expert mentorship to accelerate their idea. THEY DO THE REST.

Every year Wild Gift recruits outstanding new leaders to its Network of better-world entrepreneurs through an intensive application process. I am pleased to inform you that we have begun to accept applications for the 2015 class. Through a rigorous application process, we recruit dynamic young individuals (ages 21-35) with innovative, entrepreneurial ideas. Successful applicants exhibit a deep passion and commitment to wilderness and sustainability and the capacity to bring better world projects to fruition. Selected applicants receive a deep wilderness trek in Idaho, up to $10,000 in grant funding, and professional mentorship to refine a leadership project that will advance the stewardship of wild nature and sustainable human development. Wild Gift recipients become a part of the Wild Gift Network — a community of action-oriented individuals that will support them on their life-long journey to develop and promote more sustainable communities.”

DEADLINE: July 15, 2014 at 5 PM MT


Real Food Week & Careers

RFWPoster Join Real Food Week for an exciting line-up of great talent from our local food sector organized by EatReal. The weeklong symposium of events focused on sustainable food will discuss the realities of our current food system and propose future solutions all while investigating the complexities of food sourcing at Middlebury.

Don’t forget to check out Friday’s event with a panel of Midd alumni who have figured out how to insert themselves into the local food system sector.

What is our role in creating a more resilient, ecologically sound, and just food system? Visit go/rfw for more information.

WorldTeach-International Teaching Opportunities

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 more

Interested in Agriculture and Food? Apply to work at the Berry Center!

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, or 803-443-5103.


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]

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

New Sector Alliance Summer Fellowship



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.

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The Nature Conservancy GLOBE Internship Program Info Session


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

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