AmeriCorps VISTA is a service program that fights poverty in America. This year the Vermont branch of AmeriCorps VISTA, through the volunteer organization SerVermont, has 27 new jobs open to graduating seniors. Check out these documents for more information!
Global Health Corps Fellowship position descriptions are up!
For a list of available positions for the 2014-2015 Fellowship Class, click here.
The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program is looking for recent college graduates with a background in Jewish studies (or related disciplines) and a working knowledge of Yiddish. The Yiddish Book Center aims to preserve Jewish culture and heritage through literature. The founder of the Center, Aaron Lansky, realized that untold numbers of irreplaceable Yiddish books, which were the primary legacy of 1,000 years of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, were being discarded by American-born Jews that could not read Yiddish. The Yiddish Book Center has more than a million volumes in its libraries and their goal is to place these books in the hands of new readers. Their initiatives include education, translation, publications, oral history, exhibits, and public programs.
Apply by January 6th!
To learn more about being a fellow, click here.
The Global Diversity Foundation is hosting the 4th annual Global Environments Summer Academy (GESA) in Burn, Switzerland! The first application deadline of the two-stage application process is January 15th.
GESA works to broaden and deepen the knowledge, networking, and communication skills of postgraduate students and professionals who are concerned about the human dimensions of climate change and environmental challenges. GESA addresses the scale and scope of these challenges and puts them in context of contemporary environmental issues, history, and political ecology.
For more information, click here.
Repair the World is on a quest to find courageous, compassionate go-getters who are eager to commit to a year of service in their community, developing partnerships with local organizations doing great work and rallying local volunteers to do even more. Repair the World Fellows will focus on a range of issues, including education, poverty, sustainability, and hunger.
Yahel Social Change Program is a unique 9-month service learning experience for young adults between the ages of 21 and 27. The program, located inn Gedera, Israel, combines hands-on volunteer work with in-depth learning and immersion. Yahel participants explore Israel by living, learning and volunteering alongside their peers from the local Ethiopian Israeli community. Yahel and its participants make meaningful contributions to Israeli society by working in collaboration with Friends by Nature – an Israeli grassroots organization working in the Ethiopian community in the fields of community empowerment and education.
Contact Midd Alum Hannah Stonebreaker with questions hannahstonebreake[at]gmail.com
The New Sector AmeriCorps Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) program is an 11-month fellowship program for emerging leaders committed to careers in social impact. RISE fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants and serve as part of cohorts of approximately 25 fellows in the Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago areas. Fellows serve full-time to strengthen nonprofit organizations, while engaging in intensive professional development activities to strengthen their skills for immediate and future impact.
Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is a non-profit organization that partners with non-profits throughout Latin America to match them with young, public sector professionals seeking full-year fellowships in development work. We are an independent 501(c)3 which is not funded by Princeton University. PiLA placements offer important field experience to recent college alumni who cannot otherwise find NGO work in Latin America and who are eager to pursue careers in development work; no other program like this exists. Therefore, PiLA provides crucial work experience to aspiring public sector professionals.
Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with our partners working across Africa for yearlong service projects.
During their year of service, our Fellows create connections that last their lifetime. Some stay and continue to work in Africa, others leverage their experience to launch careers in international development. No matter where they go, our Fellows’ experiences with Princeton in Africa transform their lives and perspectives about the world and their role within it.
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and working professionals – of all academic majors, backgrounds and career interests – who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders for expanding educational opportunity for all children.
TFA will be holding sessions to inform students of our mission and the opportunities that are available within Teach For America.
Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 – 8:30pm
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104
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 the rest of this entry »
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**
The NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowship is an 10 month (September 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014 ) experience where fellows spend 32 hours per week interning in an approved, individually-selected Israeli non-governmental organization (NGO).
Fellows engage in monthly enrichment programs and periodic site visits to further develop their understanding of Israel, Israeli activism, and their role as activists both in Israel and at home. Midd alum Mori Rothman ’11 was an NIF Social Justice Fellow last year in Jerusalem.
Fellows also receive training in leadership and community development. Because Fellows intern full time in an Israeli NGO, successful applicants must have either excellent Hebrew language skills, or good Hebrew with excellent Arabic skills. Living expenses are covered by a modest stipend. The applications, including two letters of reference, are due on January 20, 2013. Applicants should be college graduates by the start of the Fellowship year. Only U.S. and Canadian residents are eligible for the SJF; Israeli permanent residents are not eligible to receive an NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowship.
The NGOs are focused on one the following areas:
Applications are now available for the 2013-2014 Fellowship! Click here to apply
Teton Science Schools’ Graduate program
Recruiter-in-Residence Open House
Monday , October 8
12:30-1:30PM Adirondack House Career Services Library
Ecology. Leadership. Education. Sustainability.
Teton Science Schools’ Graduate Program in Jackson Hole, Wyoming will have a representative at Middlebury on October 8th. Teton Science Schools’ graduate campus is located in Grand Teton National Park. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is the perfect classroom for studying natural systems, human systems, and place-based education. Teton Science Schools’ Graduate Program develops skilled educators, field ecologists and community leaders.
Learn more from faculty member Liz Palchak, at this recruiter-in-residence session!
Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity
Global Health Corps Fellowship
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
The Global Health Corps is working to build the movement for global health equity by supporting emerging leaders in year-long fellowships with global health organizations in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and the US. This year, they are hoping to place over 90 fellows in organizations like Partners In Health, the Millennium Villages Project, Clinton Health Access Initiative, and the State Department, working on everything from architecture to communications and fundraising, to training and direct service. GHC has a unique model for service learning, helping fellows to learn the leadership and technical skills they need in this field while pairing fellows with a local fellow to better understand culture and context, and emphasizing the importance of reflection and discernment while doing this work.
Interested applicants must first submit their resume only to MOJO then apply online at http://ghcorps.org/apply/application
Global Health Corps Fellows must:
Fellows come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, as each individual fellowship placement will require different specific skills. Review the fellowship placement descriptions to learn about specific assignments and the skills that our partner organizations look for.
THE HORSESHOE FARM FELLOWSHIP
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.
The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis. Read the rest of this entry »
The Post-Bachelor Fellowship (PBF) is a structured 2-year paid health research program where individuals can apply their knowledge and passion to help advance the field of health metrics and accelerate global health progress. This fellowship provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variety of public health projects.
Lacrosse the Nations (LtN) is partnering with Manna Project International, whose mission is to foster communities of young adults and encourage them to use their passions and education in service to communities in need. LtN was co-founded by Middlebury alum Brad Corrigan ’96, maybe best known for forming the band Dispatch. They have sites in Ecuador, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Manna is looking for program directors (PDs) to be on the ground in Nicaragua beginning in July of this year.
This is a 13-month position, from January 2012- August 2012 or July 2012 to August 2013. Some of the programs that current PDs run include Micro Finance, English classes at all levels, sports programs, and health initiatives. As we develop this partnership, we are helping recruit a Manna PD that will implement a new lacrosse program in one of the communities where Manna is already working as well as work in other current Manna programs. PDs live together near the communities of focus to encourage a sense of community within each other and provide each other with support as they work together in various service initiatives.
1) Submit your resume via MOJO
2) fill out an application at http://www.mannaproject.org/apply
Part-time Research Assistant (12 month term), Center for Biodiversity and Conservation
The purpose of this position is to assist the CBC with background research on food, exploring intersections with human health, culture and identity, diversity, environmental impact, the future of food and critical questions such as where food comes from and what to eat.
Responsibilities and duties:
Conducting background library and internet research on the various themes and topics, building literature and contact databases, and researching recent exhibitions, events, and publications on related topics. Assistants will gain a valuable understanding of the process of communicating science to the public and will conduct in-depth research of topical issues.
Intern must possess a BA or BS in related field (nutrition, public health, anthropology, food studies, museum science, environmental science, culinary arts, etc.) with demonstrated interest in this broad topic. Applicants should have experience conducting library research (literature searches), proficiency in internet research, and knowledge of bibliographic software systems such as Endnote. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills, acute attention to detail and the ability to work independently are required. Demonstrated organizational skills, must be able to integrate information from various sources, and must be able to process multiple tasks under pressure of deadlines.
Applicants may email resume with cover letter to: ebetley[at]amnh.org
The American Museum of Natural History is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Museum does not discriminate due to age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.