The Ambassador Corps: Hands-On Prep for an International Career with Purpose ADK @4:30 on 12/1

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More than an internship, the Ambassador Corps program offers an entry point for a meaningful international career. Students work with socially responsible organizations around the world and experience digital storytelling, mentorship, and a rewarding connection to an international community. Internship assignments focus on education, sports and development, social entrepreneurship, empowerment for women and girls, and environmental sustainability.
Want more information about Ambassador Corps? Check out our website ( for application details and profiles of the 2015 cohort!

WorldTeach Colombia: A Perfect Opportunity for December Graduates or Alumni

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Are you graduating in February or looking for an internship with meaning and substance? Check out the year of service teaching program with WorldTeach or their summer internship opportunities. If this is of interest to you, the WorldTeach Colombia program wants to inform you that the next group of volunteer teachers for their year-long program will be departing for Colombia in early January. Students can earn their TEFL certification over the course of their service and receive exclusive teacher training feedback while abroad. Volunteers will teach English to grades 5-12, college students or in adult education centers in urban settings like Cartegena in Colombia or more rural areas like Isla Baru on the Caribbean coast. Read more

Work to Alleviate Poverty Globally thru Research & Policy


The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and partner organizations currently have dozens of job opportunities available globally with more positions likely to become available by summer 2016. J-PAL’s recruitment drive is an excellent opportunity to join us and our work to alleviate poverty. J-PAL is a network of over 100 affiliated professors around the world who use randomized evaluations to answer questions critical to poverty alleviation. Started at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, J-PAL also has six regional offices in Africa (South Africa), Europe (France), Latin America and the Caribbean (Chile), North America (USA), South Asia (India), and Southeast Asia (Indonesia). J-PAL affiliated professors employ research staff through their primary university and through organizations like J-PAL, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), IFMR Lead, Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD), Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), and Crime Lab. Most positions posted during the recruitment drive require candidates to apply online via the J-PAL/IPA Common Application.

Job Opportunities

Most positions are based outside of the US, but some positions are available at J-PAL in Cambridge, MA, at IPA in New Haven, CT, or at affiliates’ home institutions. Positions are full-time and most require a commitment of at least one year. In addition to the specific positions that J-PAL is hiring for, we are looking to fill positions in two general job categories: Read more

Applications for 2016-2017 Global Health Corps Fellows are Open!


The world is ready for a change. Global Health Corps is building a generation of global health leaders that looks, thinks, and acts differently. They are engineers, designers, and data analysts. They are committed to social justice, they are united by the belief that health is a human right, and from where they’re sitting the future looks very, very bright.

They are searching for 160 talented young leaders from every sector for their 2016-2017 class of Global Health Corps fellows who will join their community of nearly 600 changemakers worldwide. Applications are open November 4, 2015 to February 2, 2016. Curious what role YOU can play? Find more super insightful information about the Fellows program here.

Everyone has a role to play. Are you in?

Application Tips from the Peace Corps Recruiting Office: 11/16


Our Peace Corps recruiter, Zoe Armstrong, will be on campus, Monday, November 16, 6 P.M. in Hillcrest FEC, to present to those of you who are interested, especially those who want to make the January 1, 2016 application deadline (for programs departing late 2016). She provided us with some sample Peace Corps resumes that may help when thinking about how to “tell your story”.  The 6 sample resumes are for the six sectors of Peace Corps that will help guide interested applicants more specifically based on their sector skill areas. Peace Corps sectors are Agriculture, Community & Economic Development (Business), Education, Environment, Health, and Youth Development.

These are only meant as a guide. They are always interested in a snapshot of Peace Corps relevant work (and all work) over the past 10 years on a resume (no further back than senior year of high school). It is okay to have two pages as long as the pages are full. The Placement office looks at internships, paid work, volunteer work, club membership/leadership, service trips, community outreach/projects, cross-cultural competency, and any linguistic skills.

Don’t forget to come to the presentation where Zoe have help answer any application questions you may have or to just learn more about the process if you are not a senior.

International Development with EcoAgriculture Partners: Development Associate & Internship

EcoAgriculture Partners,  a pioneering non-profit organization that works to reduce hunger, increase agricultural production, improve rural people’s lives and conserve biodiversity using an innovative whole landscape approach, is hiring for 2 International Development positions for people who are interested in sustainability and agriculture. One position is full-time for a recent grad; the other is a stipend internship that could be for a J-term experience, perhaps. Read more

Concerned about food security and environmentalism? Consider applying to Yale University’s annual Food Systems Symposium!!

The 3rd Annual Yale Food Systems Symposium will be held this October 30-31 and the theme for this year’s conference is “New Alliances That Shape a Food Movement.” The keynote speaker will be Olivier De Schutter, former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, and the keynote panel will include Robert Lustig, Dorceta Taylor, and Ricardo Salvador.

People in food movements around the world envision a future where the world’s food systems restore degraded ecosystems, mitigate and adapt to climate change, improve community health, and facilitate more equitable economic exchange. To realize this ambitious vision this world must encourage and support novel, collaborative, and holistic problem-solving approaches. This symposium want to bring a diverse group of people and approaches together at this Food Systems Symposium such as those in the public health community who seek to increase access to fresh vegetables in urban centers; land conservationists who wish to preserve farmland; legal scholars who identify avenues of policy change; and immigration reformers who advocate for farm workers.

This year’s conference seeks to foster new alliances that will encourage crosscutting conversations, innovative thinking, and actionable strategies. Eaters across the nation struggle to find wholesome food choices that nourish their bodies without endangering important environmental and social resources. A true coalition will bring expertise across disciplines to creatively solve the otherwise intractable problems of food security and access, social justice, public health, environmental stewardship, and safety. These alliances and the common goal of an improved food system will serve as the guiding focus for the 2015 Yale Food Systems Symposium.

Please consider submitting an abstract and find out more information following this link:

Learn more about why you should consider Peace Corps and come out to an on-campus event next week with a Peace Corps Recruiter!!!

1. It’s easier than ever

In July Peace Corps announced historic changes to its application process. The online  form is doable in under an hour; you can help choose the country you’d like to volunteer in (there are still no guarantees) and what  you’d like to do there; and you’ll hear within a year about that acceptance.

2. Immersion in another culture

By spending two years in a foreign country — often living with host families — PCVs become immersed in ways unheard of when travelling as a tourist.  You’ll experience day-to-day living first hand, from the highs to the lows.

3. You’ll learn a new language (or become fluent in the one you’ve been studying)

Immersion naturally means volunteers speak that country’s language (that can mean drilling down to region-specific dialects). Yes, it’s a challenge, but once selected, PCVs undergo a two- to three-month training period during which they receive intensive language instruction from native speakers as well as technical details about their volunteering duties.


And much more here:

Not convinced yet??

Come out to an event next week with a PEACE CORPS RECRUITER on Tuesday, April 21st

Where: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Room 219

Time: 7-8 p.m.



Interested in taking a course this summer? Attend an INFO SESSION TODAY about this amazing summer study class in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on international development !!



WHEN: TODAY @ 4:30 p.m.

Attached/below please find a poster with more information about the course and info session:

Ethiopia SUMR 1003




Check out the Devex website for career insights for aid and development professionals!! to give you a sampling of the types of articles on DevEx: Follow the link after the informational blurb below!

“Speaking a second, third or even more languages is a common skill in the international development sector. Living in different countries provides ample opportunity for learning a new language, and those interested in this line of work tend to also be the kind of people attracted to foreign language study.
English fluency has become a requirement for most international development positions, as it has solidified itself as the dominant international language. But what if you don’t speak a second or third language? Is it necessary to learn one if you want to pursue a career in global development? While the benefits of being multilingual in an international career may seem obvious, the decision to tackle a new language isn’t as clear.”
Here are six questions to ask yourself before attempting to learn a foreign language:
Make sure to check out other articles and JOB postings on Devex too!!


Do you believe in lasting social change through education and human connection? Apply now to this amazing volunteer opportunity with One Heart Source in Jamaica and South Africa!!

One Heart Source (OHS) is a non-profit organization designed to empower young people through education. They believe that your students, both graduate and undergraduate, will greatly benefit from the experience of working, living, and teaching abroad.

The final application deadline is approaching quickly for the  2015 Volunteer Programs. The Final Application Deadline is March 2oth. One Heart Source offers a variety of 2, 4, and 8-week programs in South Africa and Jamaica!

Apply here for  Volunteer Programs: 2015 Application

As an OHS Volunteer, you will:

Teach primary school students through a mentorship program focused on building strong Math and English foundations, while empowering students
 Lead after-school programs in non-traditional subjects like dance, debate, art, and sports
* Integrate yourself into and work closely with members of the local community to create positive social uplift
* Exchange ideas and culture with people from around the world
Work with a small, dynamic team of international university and graduate students
* Develop empathy, confidence, and leadership skills while pursuing social justice


They will be hosting live online information sessions on March 8, 11, 15, and 18!
Join  by
Registering Here!


Interested in an international career in human rights, social justice, and poverty alleviation? Come have a chat with the new MIIS Dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management!!
 About the Dean:  Associate Professor Kent Glenzer was appointed dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management in January 2015. Glenzer serves as the academic leader overseeing the school’s degree programs in Business Administration (MBA), International Education Management, International Environmental Policy, International Policy and Development, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, and Public Administration (MPA), as well as a variety of related non-degree programs.

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.


Lunch with MIIS Dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management
When: Wednesday, February 25
Where: 12:15 pm in Adirondack House at CCI
Bring your questions, lunch IS provided, and have a conversation about MBA, MPA and several other programs in sunny California!!


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Need a platform to expand on your ideas? Check out The Global Good Fund’s 2016 Fellowship program for social entrepreneurs!!

The Global Good Fund is now accepting applications for our 2016 Fellowship cohort. This 15-month Fellowship accelerates the personal growth of high potential leaders in the social sector. If you are an entrepreneur solving complex social problems and achieving global good, you should apply!

The Global Good Fund is a leadership development enterprise built by and for social entrepreneurs. They  identify high-potential leaders and accelerate their success through proven and proprietary development methods. The Global Good Fund  invests in these leaders by pairing them with executives who serve as Coaches, and by providing leadership assessment resources, a network of peers, sector expertise, and targeted financial capital.

Part 1 of the application will be accepted through June 1st, 2015. Please visit our website below for more information about the Fellowship and the application process / timeline.

Learn more and apply



Interested in land protection and conservation? Check out this opportunity at the Lake George Land Conservancy as a Steward Assistant! Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) has been working to protect the land within the Lake George watershed – from summit to shoreline – to preserve the world renowned water quality of this amazing lake. As a non-profit land trust our work depends on the generosity and passion of people who love Lake George and want it to remain as clean and beautiful as it is today for their children and future generations.

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) Stewardship Assistants will work with and under guidance from the Land Protection and Stewardship Specialist to conduct the daily management and maintenance of LGLC’s preserves and properties. Together, the Stewardship Assistants will be responsible for maintaining and improving the hiking trails on LGLC preserves and properties, including erosion control, clearing brush and trail marking. Scouting and blazing new trails may also be required, as well as bridge and kiosk construction and installation. They will also monitor each of the properties for which LGLC holds conservation easements.

The Stewardship Assistants will interact with the public and communities within the watershed through person to person contact at LGLC preserves and public recreational venues. Assistance with leading public hikes and other outings will be required. Administrative days will be used for organizing,
documenting and reporting on field work, as well as the routine maintenance of tools and vehicles.


To find out more information and how to apply please check out this Pdf: Stewardship-Assistant-2015 !


Interested in an international career? Come check out the Ambassador Corps Program! INFO SESSION TODAY in the CCI Adirondack House Library!   Ambassador Corps

A transformative, hands-on experience that sets the stage for a purposeful and international career.

The Ambassador Corps program offers an entry point for a meaningful career by way of internship opportunities with non-profit, micro-finance, governmental or private organizations. The Ambassador Corps is an intensive three-month summer internship that is specifically designed to provide Middlebury College, Institute and Schools Abroad students a unique frontlines work experience premier social entrepreneurship organizations in developing countries.

Ambassador Corps internship assignments focus on microfinance, sustainable agriculture, human trafficking, social justice, environmental conservation, eco-tourism, youth entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, disaster relief/development, public health and disease eradication, sustainable education, community-based engineering projects, and business planning for social enterprises and NGOs.

Each summer, the “Ambassadors” complete an intensive one-week cross cultural training program before departing on 1-3 month internships in various regions around the world, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.

Come find out more information TODAY:  Monday, January 26th at CCI Adirondack House Library at 1:00 p.m.

Interested in creating a high impact in our global community? Apply now to over 150 fellowship opportunities with the Global Health Corps!

Through the Global Health Corps a number of high-impact positions are available for recent graduates in health-focused organizations in the U.S. and Africa!

Global Health Corps is a one-year paid fellowship that pairs young professionals with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. They believe that great ideas don’t change the world, great PEOPLE do! Global Health Corps is currently recruiting for 156 positions. For example:

The fellowship begins in July 2015 and extends through August 2016. Fellows engage in professional development training, mentorship and thoughtful community-building, and continue to draw upon their fellowship experience and the GHC alumni network as they build careers of lasting impact. Applicants can apply for up to 3 different fellowship positions. The full list of fellowship positions is available at:
Don’t hesitate, apply now!

DEADLINE TODAY!! Davis Projects for Peace Applications are due!!


Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools to design grassroots projects for the summer of 2015 – anywhere in the world – which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.  We encourage applicants to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace.  Through a competition on over 90 campuses, projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each.

Applications are due Monday, January 12, 2015 to If you have any questions please feel free to email Heather Neuwirth ’08, Associate Director of Programs on Creativity and Innovation and the Center for Social Entrepreneurship at


Learn how you can make a sustainable impact through a life-changing, three-week experience as a Saha Field Rep in Ghana. Young leaders who participate in Saha’s three-week Global Leadership Program (formerly the CWS Fellowship Program) are trained to become Saha Field Representatives in Northern Region Ghana. You’ll learn about development issues while make a significant, lasting impact in rural community! Join Kate Clopeck, Co-founder and Executive Director, and learn how you’ll: –Work with a specific community to build a clean water OR solar electricity business. –Train local women entrepreneurs how to run it. –Educate hundreds of families about health, hygiene, clean water or electricity. To learn more visit

WHEN: Monday, September 29th

WHERE: Hillcrest 103

TIME: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

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