Expertise: I have extensive work and research experience in sub-Saharan Africa, having lived there for 13 years and focused on it as both an external and internal consultant to NGOs and public sector agencies for 10 more years. I have a strong background, both practically and academically, in civil society, social movements, and policy advocacy. I specialize in organizations, organizational development, organizational behavior and culture, institutional and organizational fields, and organizational evolution and learning processes. All my work and thinking centralizes on the power dynamics, inequalities, and identity politics that surround and constitute development processes, programs, policies, and strategies.
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Are you an undergraduate, graduate student or recent graduate interested in learning more about a career in environmental conservation? If so, you should consider applying for the 9th Annual Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) Fellowship Program, based in Warrenton, Virginia! Twelve students will be selected for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a summer in the Virginia Piedmont, while studying with seasoned professionals in land conservation, land use planning, agriculture, habitat and more.
The highly acclaimed PEC Fellowship is much more than an internship. For the first four weeks, the program combines classroom discussions, field trips, and hands-on activities to give participants a comprehensive understanding of the work that PEC does. For the final three weeks, the fellows work on a collaborative practicum, focused on their interests as well as a particular aspect of PEC’s work in the Piedmont.
Through this personalized experience, participants gain the practical knowledge and skills necessary to successfully transition into careers in conservation, urban planning, agriculture, historic preservation, public policy, and other related fields. In addition to providing fellows with local housing, PEC covers all program-related expenses and provides a stipend to cover living expenses.
To find out more information and view the application process please follow this link pecva.org/fellowship
New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) was founded in 1944 to encourage more prudent use of New England’s forests, which suffered from poor harvesting practices and a lack of good management planning. Today, NEFF is a recognized leader in sustainable forest management, conservation, forestry education, and assisting landowners in the long-term protection and management of their properties.
The New England Forestry Foundation is offering 3 Forest Stewardship Summer Internships this year with the opportunity for one to extend into a 6 month fellowship. The position is a great opportunity for students and graduates interested in natural resource management, forestry, non-profit land trusts and many more facets of Northeastern forests. This opportunity is available for current Middlebury students AND recent graduates!! The full description can be found here: http://www.newenglandforestry.org/who-we-are/employment-opportunities
Since the founding in 1987 by the leadership and investment of the leading global growth equity firm, General Atlantic, Echoing Green has provided more than 600 promising social entrepreneurs working in sixty countries with $36 million in start-up funding, customized support services, and access to their global network of champions. These social innovators have gone on to launch, and now lead, some of today’s most important social enterprises throughout the world. Others have gone on to become leaders in a variety of sectors, having been profoundly shaped by their experiences launching social enterprises.
So what blind spots can you see and what gaps can YOU fill at our Fellows’ organizations and at our like-minded peers across sectors different sectors around the world? Be bold in accepting what you know and what you believe, and look for a role that encourages you to bring your unique perspective to drive social innovation.
Follow the link provided to learn more about the SEVERAL POSITIONS available to you: http://www.echoinggreen.org/blog/social-impact-jobs-january-2015
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) will be hosting a conference at Green Mountain College on Friday, April 10th for college students wondering about life after college and making an impact in the world. College students today want to engage in meaningful work that will bring about positive change in the world. At the same time, financial pressures lead many to question whether it is possible to follow their passions and still earn a decent enough living. This conference will explore the challenges and opportunities of doing both. Join VBSR for an inspiring series of TED-style talks from mission-driven entrepreneurs and leaders of change in business, government, and education. Student will get to engage with these and other leaders in stimulating discussions and meet with them informally.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Tracy Himmel Isham at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is FREE to the public!
Also please REGISTER here: http://vbsr.org/events/making_a_difference_making_a_living/
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.
Join Jennifer Core, SIT Graduate Institute alumna and admissions officer, for a conversation about post undergraduate opportunities with SIT Graduate Institute!Learn about SIT’s transformative, internationally focused Master’s Degree programs. SIT Graduate Institute equips students with theoretical knowledge, field experience, and professional skills. Programs are based on an experiential learning model and a commitment to social justice and intercultural communication. SIT offers Master of Arts degree programs in Conflict Transformation, International Education, Sustainable Development, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) on its campuses in Brattleboro, Vermont and Washington, DC. More info at www.sit.edu/graduate.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 30th
WHERE: BiHall Room 104
TIME: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
iMMAP is an international not-for-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides targeted information management support to partners responding to complex humanitarian and development challenges. Visit the iMMAP website to learn more about the organization!
Currently, iMMAP is working on implementing a USAID Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) funded grant to provide critical support to United Nations agencies in order to facilitate development of the Common Operating Picture of humanitarian coordination and security in Syria.
The news of this opportunity comes to us from an iMMAP executive who is also the parent of a Middlebury student and is looking to hire an intern for a period of 3-6 months. Check out the link below for more information about the position!
Match Corps is a year-long tutoring program in which highly qualified college graduates work closely with K-12 students. Match Corps is associated with Match Education, an organization that works to operate public charter schools in urban areas and train teachers for high-poverty schools. Many alumni of Match Corps go on to pursue careers outside of education, but nonetheless apply experience they gained during their year of training. See the Match Corps alumni page to read about alumni and their experiences with the program. Match Corps has two locations, Boston and Chicago, and has rolling admissions until June 15th – apply now and hear back within a month!
For those graduates interested in pursuing a career in education, Match Education also has a program called the Match Teacher Residency (MTR), which is located in Boston. MTR residents work in the Match Corps program Monday through Thursday and then receive intensive MTR training on Fridays and Saturdays. In the spring, MTR helps residents to find jobs at top urban charter schools around the country. Visit the MTR page to read more about this program and its “sister” institution, the Sposato Graduate School of Education (SGSE).
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