Archive for NGOs/Intl. Development

Screen shot 2014-01-23 at 12.03.45 PMAnnouncing $30,000  in Scholarships for students to go on The Alternative Alternative Spring Break for in Africa or Latin America with ThinkImpact.  (http://www.thinkimpact.com/institute)

ThinkImpact has launched the Global Opportunity Scholarship Fund to support select applicants on Spring Institutes in Ghana, Rwanda and Panama this March. Immerse in a rural village and explore social or health innovation alongside local partners to catalyze change during your break. Learn more about programs and apply today: http://www.thinkimpact.com/institute/programs/

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]populationmedia.org

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

yahelisrael

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

Accredited WINTER & SPRING & SUMMER Programs!

In order to compete in an increasingly global workplace, you need real-world international experiences. ThinkImpact sends students around the world to explore social entrepreneurship in an entirely new way. ThinkImpact offers accredited programs across the globe that last from 1 to 8 weeks depending on the institute in Ghana, Rwanda, Panama, and South Africa.

Explore Current Institutes

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MacCormack

In addition to Charlie MacCormack’s talk, he has generously shared with us his recently authored resource, A Guide to Global Development Opportunities at Middlebury College,  targeted to students who are thinking about careers in global development, to provide them with “an overview of all that Middlebury offers in this arena, as well as some pointers as to how to set your own course and put together the combination of activities that is right for you.”

Thank you, Charlie, for making the roadmap appear more accessible!

 

Middlebury has established a relationship with Clinton Global Initiative to become a CGIU Campus. President Clinton will host the seventh meeting of CGI U from March 21-23, 2014 at Arizona State University.  If you are interested in applying to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University Conference with students from all over the world, the deadline for early decision and travel assistance is November 22, 2014. Apply here to attend CGI U 2014 at Arizona State University.  CGI U is President Clinton’s initiative to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Students that submit a CGIU “commitment to action” and are selected by the CGIU process are eligible to use this application as a grant application to the 2014 MCSE Summer Grants challenge. MCSE Summer Grants Projects receive $3000 for the summer.  Contact Heather Neuwirth (hneuwirth[at]middlebury.edu), Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship, if you have any questions or are interested in going.

echoinggreen

Echoing Green provides a springboard for realizing your contribution to solving the world’s biggest problems. Since their founding in 1987 by the leadership and investment of the leading global growth equity firm, General Atlantic, Echoing Green has provided nearly 600 promising social entrepreneurs working in over forty countries with $33 million in start-up funding, customized support services, and access to Echoing Green’s global network of champions.

Visit their website to learn more about job opportunities and fellowships that have an impact!

 

 

pila_logoPrinceton 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.

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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.

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Global Health Corps places talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in high impact roles in NGOs and government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the US in a 1-year, paid fellowship.

GHCThrough intensive training, professional development, mentorship, and thoughtful community building, we ensure that fellows are equipped to be global health changemakers.

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Calling All Students!

Do What You Love.
Build your professional potential

ThinkImpact introduces Institutes by Topic this Winter.

Participate in programs that focus on
Education / Food / Health / Social

Innovation

Traveling abroad is exciting. As a student, are you getting the most out of it? Now you can learn through ThinkImpact’s award-winning innovation process and explore the topic that you’re most passionate about. Join them this winter for 12 days that will inspire new thinking on what’s possible.

Experience Africa or Latin America. Winter Institutes are offered in Ghana, Rwanda and Panama.

Would you go?

Our mailing address is:
*50 South Steele Street #328, Denver CO 80203*

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

Job Description:

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**

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

1. Study Abroad Startup Intern in Cambridge, MA
 
Founded by Harvard Business School graduates, Language International is a fast-growing Internet startup in the $55-billion study abroad space. Each year, we help thousands of students find and book life-changing immersion programs all over the world! We are looking for a hardworking and hyper-motivated intern who has a positive outlook, a go-and-get-it-done-now attitude, and an obsession with extreme order and details. Those who are looking for a relaxed 9 to 5 job need not apply. As an intern, you will be joining our school expansion team to help us achieve our mission of building the world’s largest database of study abroad programs. You will be given a tremendous amount of responsibilities as an intern.

This is a very intense full-time internship during the Winter Term.  Your specific responsibilities include:

- Signing and negotiating contracts with new partner schools all over the world
- Working with schools to get them to enter their profile onto our website
- Performing a quality check on every school profiled created on our website
- Updating incorrect or missing school and course content on our website
- Hiring and managing an offshore team of data entry contractors

2. World Camp International Service Intern in Malawi

The World Camp Service Internship is a total immersion program that offers the opportunity to be challenged by work in rural Malawian communities. Our 4.5 week program provides on the ground training and guidance, a chance to work directly with students, teachers and community groups to address local challenges, and develop personal leadership skills and a deeper self-awareness. Interns work directly in schools teaching a HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness curriculum, and leading environmental awareness and gender empowerment workshops. While there is downtime and some free days, most of your time is spent teaching, or interacting with community members and students.

3.   Winter Term ’13 – Global Health Corps Program and Operations Intern in NY, NY
Deadline to apply: October 12, 2012

The Global Health Corps is seeking 5 creative, well-organized, hard-working interns to support the programming and operations of the 2012-2013 Fellowship. Interns will work closely with the CEO, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Programs, Operations Associate and regional Program Managers, and will gain a first-hand understanding of the day to day programming and operations of a young entrepreneurial non-profit. This experience will also provide an insight into how fellowships or schools conduct admissions processes. 

Summer Internship Opportunities in Linguistics :

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

1. Business Planning and Development Intern at The Language Way in Ossing, NY

Deadline to Apply: April 20

The Language Way offers customized Spanish classes for organizations and individuals who need to service their clients professionally in Spanish; multinational corporations doing business abroad and/or interested in consolidating departments within North and South America have found their programs essential to meeting their goals and containing costs. Read the rest of this entry »

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!

 

Interested in volunteering in Africa?  Want to learn more about the global water crisis?   Looking for experience working in the field?

The CWS Fellowship Program is a three-week water education and leadership training experience in Northern Region Ghana. The purpose of the program is to teach individuals about the global water crisis, and inspire them to become leaders in the field of international development.

Fellows are grouped in teams of four and paired with a rural community in Northern Region Ghana. On the ground, teams are first trained in water quality testing, and the CWS water treatment methods.  They then spend two and a half weeks in the field implementing and monitoring a CWS water business in their village. By the end of the 3 week program, each team will have provided a permanent source of safe drinking water for an entire community (approximately 500~1,000 people)!

Check out the info session on Friday at 12:30 in The Orchard, Hillcrest 103 hosted by Middlebury students who have participated in the program–they can answer all your questions.  And remember–if you are accepted to the program, you can apply for summer internship funding at go/summerfunding!

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 »

Kate Clopeck is a recent graduate of the Technology and Policy Masters Program at MIT and co-founder of a non-profit, Community Water Solutions, that works to bring safe drinking water to rural villages in Ghana.  She joins us here again at Middlebury to talk about the Fellowship program.

CWS recently  launched a new fellowship program and would love to get Middlebury students involved.

WHEN:   Thursday, February 10,2011

TIME:  4:30 PM

LOCATION:  Axinn 220

Kate will be making a presentation on Community Water Solutions and opportunities to volunteer there next summer.  Joining Kate will be four Midd students who spent J-term in Ghana, working with CWS:  Eleanor Horowitz, Shalyn Getz, Hannah Stonebraker, and Rachel Goodgal.

For more information about CWS, check out: http://www.communitywatersolutions.org/fellowship.html

Hope you can join us!  Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.

Fight Poverty this Summer–apply for the Shepherd Alliance Internships

Intern for 8 weeks this summer and learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty at a rural or urban site in the United States.

Come to an Information Session:

Friday, Jan 7th at 12:00pm

Center for Education in Action, Resource Library, Adirondack House

2010 Interns Dan Murphy ’11 and Tiernan Meyer ’11 will be on hand to answer questions and share their experiences. There will also be a power point with more detailed application information.

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Shepherd Alliance Internships are available 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 civic involvement and employment.

All returning undergraduates in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Two students will be selected to represent Middlebury within the Shepherd Alliance.

To apply: go to MOJO!  www.middmojo.com Log in and search for keyword: “Shepherd Poverty” under Midd-friendly Internships and follow the instructions!

DEADLINE is January 20, 2011.

For more information about the Shepherd Alliance Summer Internship Program and a complete list of established internship sites, please view http://www.wlu.edu/x12105.xml . Please contact Jill Hall (ACE) with additional questions about this internship.