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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.

 

Gregg Humphrey’s EDST0420 students will give presentations on Education for Sustainability. Projects have focused on Middlebury and the surrounding towns with college students creating projects that address sustainability needs here on campus as well as in local schools and organizations.  Refreshments will be available!  Come for some or all.

Click here for a complete presentation schedule.

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Through the Organizing Fellowship program, you can work in a full-time volunteer position, learn the principles of field organizing, and then carry out important grassroots activities on the ground. Read the rest of this entry »

Santi School Project (SSP) is volunteer run non-profit based in Maryland. All of SSP’s projects are based in Nepal, where SSP is registered as Shanti Education Initiative Nepal (SEI Nepal). SSP strives to improve the standard of education in rural Nepal holistically by providing infrastructure support, resources and educational materials, and teacher training.  You can learn more about SSP

here : http://santischool.org/.

Founded in 2006, SSP so far has built a new school and renovated several public schools in rural Nepal. They regularly place capable and enthusiastic individuals in our partner schools to teach English and conduct fun/educational activities for children.

” Our volunteering teachers bring something new to our classrooms and offer a unique perspective that can open children’s mind.   Volunteers also get a chance to immerse in rural Nepali life and learn about new culture and people. “      Mahesh Dahal ’10

You can find more about volunteering with us in our website (http://santischool.org/volunteers/) or in this brochure:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/49300962/Santi-School-Project-Volunteer-Brochure

 

Help protect Vermont’s environment and join VNRC!

Available internships at VNRC :

1)    Research support for regional sustainability planning

2)    Website updates and creation of a master spreadsheet for our community planning toolbox

You can find more information about each of the projects here: http://www.vnrc.org/take-action/action-alerts/vnrc-seeking-summer-interns/ . You can find more information about each of these projects, as well as application information, can be found at the “Please click here for more information” links.

Please contact Kate McCarthy at kmccarthy@vnrc.org if you have any questions about these two projects.

 

 

 

 

Here are Summer Internship Opportunities in Agriculture and Environmental Studies—Apply Now!

To learn more about these positions or to apply, visit MOJO today!

 1.       Food Activism Internship at Community Servings in Boston, MA

Deadline to Apply: April 13

Reporting directly to the CEO (Midd ’81, ’88), the intern will participate in a variety of activities within the agency–from working in the kitchen and delivering meals to sick clients, to shadowing the CEO in order to gain an understanding of the management of a complex nonprofit food program. Included will be a self-directed research project on high performing food programs throughout the US, with the opportunity to pitch ideas for expansion to the senior management team. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding from Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

2.       Paid Sustainability Internship at Li & Fung USA in NYC

Deadline to Apply: April 13

Based in New York City, LF USA is North America’s fastest growing provider of consumer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions, and their internship program is an immersive 10-week paid program that provides rising junior and senior college students with hands-on experience in design, sales, marketing, production and various corporate functions. Responsibilities of the sustainability intern include implementing various green projects, managing and contributing to LF’s green site, organizing high profile green events, and more!

3.       Paid Food and Farm Intern at Vermont Youth Conservation Corps in Richmond, VT

Deadline to Apply: April 15

This hands-on experience allows interns to take part in all aspects of food production, from ecological soil management, plant propagation, to disease and pest control and raising pasture poultry. Interns will be responsible for daily chores and upkeep of the farm, and be active participants in CSA pick-ups and farmers market sales. Interns will be encouraged to work on individual projects focused on improving the farm, sustainable agriculture, education, or food justice, and be supported by the Food & Farm Coordinator in this initiative. This opportunity is available for graduating seniors as well as undergraduates.

4.       Paid Marketing and Production Intern at Marie Veronique Organics in Berkeley, CA

Deadline to Apply: April 15

Marie Veronique Organics is a natural, organic skin care company located in Berkeley and offers award-winning natural skin care. This intern position will report to the Director of Business Development and will include Online Marketing, Customer Service, and Production Support. This is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a growing start-up in the green beauty industry, and the CEO is a Midd grad!

5.       Summer Intern at Heyday Farm in Bainbridge Island, Washington

Deadline to Apply: April 15

Heyday Farm is two newly renovated historic farms (25 acres total) on the south end of Bainbridge Island that is a hub for promoting sustainable agriculture in partnership with other local organizations. They are looking for an intern to actively participate in some or all of the following areas: Livestock care (poultry, pig, cattle), fence building, land clearing and soil preparation, greenhouse plant propagation, produce preparation (egg and chicken processing), record keeping, and ‘in-the-field’ training. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

6.       Campus Sustainability Assessment Intern at the University of Chile in Santiago

Deadline to Apply: April 30

The University of Chile faculty has been working on a transversal sustainability initiative over the last 2 years that includes changes to the curriculum, promoting service learning and public workshops, and establishing a recycling program. This intern will propose and apply a methodology for comprehensive sustainability assessment, using the STARS system (https://stars.aashe.org/) and adapting it to the University. The impact of the intern’s work will be important for advancing sustainability on our campus and also for promoting sustainability on other Chilean campuses. *Although this internship is unpaid, you can apply for funding through Middlebury at go/summerfunding.

 

Nonprofit and International Development Work  

 when : Friday, April 6, 2012

Time : 2:30-3:30 p.m.

 where :  EIA Career Services Office library – located in Adirondack House

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

 

 Darren Springer, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

When :  Wednesday, April 11

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Where:  EIA Career Services Office library – located in Adirondack House

Darren Springer will be available to meet with students informally as a Professional in Residence to discuss:

  •  Topics in his areas of expertise – energy/environment/climate policy at the federal and state level, legislative policy-making
  •  Opportunities for current Middlebury students interested in careers in Washington D.C. and policy work

    Mark your calendar !

 

Dr. Beryl Levinger, Distinguished Professor and Program Chair, Public Administration, Monterey Institute of International Studies

When : Tuesday, April 10

12:15-1:15 PM

Where: EIA Career Services Office library – located in Adirondack House

Dr. Levinger will be available to meet with students informally as a Professional in Residence & *luncheon to discuss:

    • Topics in her areas of expertise – development planning, educational policy analysis, program evaluation, and capacity-building to strengthen civil society organizations.
    • Opportunities for current Middlebury students at MIIS in a Master’s in Public Administration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             *RSVP by April 7 for the Luncheon*

Middlebury FoodWorks: Louisville

Bring your Meal and Attend an Info Session to Learn More!

Wednesday, March 7th at 6:15pm in Ross B11

Thursday, March 8th at 12:30pm in LaForce 121

Thursday, March 8th at 7:30pm in The Orchard, Hillcrest

 

Louisville partner Rowan Claypool will be available at these sessions to truly describe the FoodWorks experience and answer your questions!

 Middlebury FoodWorks: Louisville is a nine-week competitive PAID internship program – with FREE housing – centered on the different aspects of a local food economy in Louisville, KY. This information session will provide an overview of the program and its benefits, the kind of internships available, and answer any questions you may have!

Positions available in: city government, microenterprise and development, health and nutrition, marketing and retail, publishing, event planning, with non-profits, AND, yes, on farms and in restaurants.

For more information, please visit go/mfw and visit MOJO to apply! Deadline to Apply: March 15!

 

For more information, contact Amy McGlashan at EIA, x5103.

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104

7:00-8:00 p.m.

 

At 33 locations across the nation and abroad, Breakthrough Collaborative launches motivated middle-school students on the path to college and prepares older students for careers in education. A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teachers and build an interest in careers as educators.

 Contact your campus recruiter Guadalupe Daniela Barajas ‘14 at gbarajas[at]middlebury.edu if you have any questions.

THE HORSESHOE FARM FELLOWSHIP
www.projecthorseshoefarm.org

Unique community based “Gap Year” opportunity for those interested in medicine, healthcare, community health, public health, or other community based service careers.

Students who are selected for this competitive one year (13 month) Fellowship will live in Greensboro, Alabama and will work alongside other outstanding “Horseshoe Farm Fellows” selected from around the country. Selected Fellows will have the opportunity to be directly involved in nearly all aspects of the leadership and management of this innovative community based non-profit organization and its service programs for children, mentally disabled adults, and elderly members of the community. Selected Fellows will also have the opportunity to:

* Learn about effective engagement with and work with a community. Learn how to effectively develop and lead social entrepreneurial initiatives in a community.

* Help lead, manage, and provide direct service in an innovative housing and companionship program for women with mental disorders.

* Help manage and run several mentoring, tutoring, and activities programs for children in the community.

* Help lead, manage, and develop programs for a new “Community Clubhouse” for vulnerable members of our community.

* Learn about (through weekly readings and discussions) health care systems issues including the structure and financing of the U.S. health care system, health care law and ethics, healthcare economics, the history of the U.S. health care system, and health policy.

* Work directly with M.D., M.B.A. physician who is Director and primary teacher in project and Fellowship. Have opportunity to work in and learn about rural community hospital settings, to shadow other physicians and health professionals, and learn about rural healthcare and health systems.

This opportunity is geared primarily to students with very strong leadership potential and with an interest in community based service careers (especially but not exclusively those interested in medicine or healthcare).

The Fellowship application & more information are available at www.projecthorseshoefarm.org The Fellowship application deadline is January 31, 2012.

Spend eight weeks as a paid Shepherd Alliance Intern during the summer working at an agency located in an urban or rural area in the Eastern U.S. Applications due January 15th.

What is the Shepherd Alliance Program?
The Shepherd Alliance unites student interns from Berea, Middlebury, Morehouse and Spelman colleges; Washington and Lee University law and undergraduate programs; and participating Bonner Scholar institutions with agencies that work to benefit impoverished members of society. Students learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States by working for eight weeks to strengthen impoverished communities and work alongside individuals seeking to improve their communities. The agencies, located in various urban and rural sites in the United States, focus on education, healthcare, legal services, housing, hunger, social and economic needs, and community-building efforts. Students work with agencies that fit their intellectual interests in order to develop their experience and skills for o civic involvement and employment.

When is the Shepherd Alliance Program?

The 2012 program will begin with an orientation June 8-10. After concluding volunteer work, students will gather for a conference, August 7-8, in Little Rock, Arkansas in order to report on their summer experiences. Students from each of the Alliance schools participate in the orientation and the closing conference. All expenses for housing and meals are covered for these meetings.

How do I apply?
Middlebury College students apply for the Shepherd Poverty Alliance Summer Internship through MOJO! www.middmojo.com Log in and search for “Shepherd Poverty” under Midd-friendly Internships and follow the instructions (complete the online application and upload a resume, transcript (can be unofficial), and two letters of recommendation. At least one of these recommendations should come from a Middlebury staff or faculty member. Selected applicants will be interviewed later in January. Finalists will be determined in late January, early February. Applications are due on January 15, 2012. Interviews will be held in late January. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of January 2012, with placements finalized
in mid-spring.

What if I have questions?
Attend one of the two information sessions:
Tues., Jan. 10, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. in the Center for Education in Action (EIA) Library in Adirondack House
OR Contact Tiffany Sargent (tiffanys@middlebury.edu or ext. 5082) about the internships.
Contact Tim Mosehauer (tmosehau@middlebury.edu or ext. 5105) about MOJO.

View the Shepherd Alliance information page http://www.wlu.edu/x13104.xml

How can I afford to do this?
The 3-5 students selected to represent Middlebury will each receive a $1,500 stipend. In addition, housing, meals and a small living allowance will also be provided. Note: U.S citizens may also be eligible to pursue a part-time AmeriCorps education award (voucher to be used toward education costs) valued at approximately $1,000.

Overland Travel — Summer Trip Leaders

APPLICATION DEADLINE (1st of 3 deadlines: MONDAY, DECEMBER 12

 Description:

Overland hires exceptional college students and recent graduates to lead summer programs across the country and around the world. Apply to lead hiking, biking, service, writing, language or field studies programs with Overland.

Program Destinations:
• Overland has 43 programs in New England, North Carolina, the Gulf Coast, Western US, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, the Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, France, Spain, Switzerland, Europe, Thailand and Tanzania.

Why Overland? Read the rest of this entry »

For those of you thinking about graduation and where you want to work, here’s an interesting index just released by Climate Counts 2011 of the top firms and how sustainable they are. The most climate-responsible companies are revealed with scores up 54% in 4 years. Check them out and think about the criteria as you research companies that you want to work for.

Join us for a Career Conversation with Amanda Maxwell ’02, Latin American Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

WHEN:  4:30 PM on Thursday, December 1, 2011

WHERE:  Adirondack House Library (EIA)

(this talk will precede the screening & discussion for Patagonia Rising w/Amanda Maxwell)

 NRDC works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth. This includes issues ranging from Global Warming, Energy, Air, Transportation, Smart Growth, US Law & Policy and International issues.

Amanda W. Maxwell joined the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in July 2009, in the Washington, D.C. office. As the Director of Latin America Projects, Ms. Maxwell manages all of NRDC’s campaigns in Mexico, Central America and South America, where the organization works on environmental conservation, energy development, sustainable tourism, fresh water supply, deforestation and other issues.  Ms. Maxwell also leads projects promoting the development of sustainable energy and energy efficiency in the region as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 16, 2011

TIME:  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

LOCATION:   McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is a camp in Connecticut for kids and teens living with serious or chronic illnesses. This session will be about employment and volunteer opportunities for summer 2012. There are positions in both the general camp for kids ages 7-15 and the wilderness program for ages 16-18. It’s an amazing place and opportunity!! Established in 1988, it is the first camp founded in Paul Newman’s family of camps collectively know as The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps.

WHEN:  Monday, November 14, 2011

TIME:  7:00-8:00 P.M.

WHERE:  Axinn Center 220

Educator’s Ally is a highly personalized search and placement agency for educators and independent schools. They represent and recruit for a number of boarding and day schools located primarily in the Northeast, with a special concentration on schools in Westchester, Connecticut and New York City. For more information: www.educatorsally.com

Do you want to gain invaluable work experience this j-term but don’t want to miss all the fun happening on campus? Apply to be the Marketing Public Relations Manager at the Shelburne Museum.

Description:

  • Work directly with Manager of Public Relations and Marketing to assist with marketing and public relations at Shelburne Museum. Emphasis on social media and video production.
  • Generate facebook postings, tweet and update web site. Assist with creating video content for the Museum’s YouTube channel and web site!!!

REQUIREMENTS

·         Please note that video experience is necessary for this position! Excellent communication skills. Interest in the arts. Familiarity with shooting and editing video. Familiarity with digital photography and photoshop, a plus. Social media savvy.
Make sure to apply via MOJO before the deadline on November 6!

As part of the 23rd Annual Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies titled: “Global Hunger 2011 and our Role as Global Citizens”, guest lecturer, Ruth Messinger, President of the American Jewish World Service, will hold a Career Conversation on global social justice issues on Thursday, February 24th at 7:30 PM at the Brainerd Commons House (132 Blinn Lane). All students welcome!

Some background on Ruth Messinger:

Ruth W. Messinger is the president and executive director Read the rest of this entry »