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

Screen shot 2015-11-30 at 5.10.01 PMPlease join Annie Makela, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Center for Social Impact Learning at MIIS on Tuesday at 4:30PM in CCI’s Library in Adirondack House to learn more about developing hands-on experience doing social impact work abroad with Ambassador Corps.

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!

2016 Paid Summer Internship Opportunities w/Vermont EPSCoR

2016 Paid Summer Internship Opportunities w/Vermont EPSCoR

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The Research on Adaptation to Climate Change (RACC) internship program is designed to provide student research opportunities in lake and watershed ecology, climatology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, soil nutrients, environmental engineering and environmental policy and management, as well as computer science and modeling.  We are especially interested in supporting students from populations underrepresented in science, including students Read more

Applications Open for New Sector’s Social Impact Fellowships!


Passionate about alleviating poverty, closing the achievement gap, engaging in environmental issues, working toward healthier futures, and more? Consider applying to a New Sector Fellowship, a paid intensive opportunity for emerging leaders and students who are committed to the social sector. We have several Middlebury alums that have are both New Sector Fellows and Mentors!

New Sector matches committed, interested, and skilled early-career leaders with a nonprofit organization in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, or the Twin Cities to serve full-time completing projects that allow organizations to more effectively achieve their missions. Fellows join a peer-learning community where they participate in training, mentoring, and coaching to build skills needed for social sector careers.

There are both summer and 11-month opportunities.

Summer Fellowship: June 6, 2016 – August 19, 2016 or June 13, 2016 – August 26, 2016
RISE Fellowships: September 6, 2016 to July 28, 2017

Application Deadlines

Each year, News Sector Alliance offers multiple application deadlines. Historically, the chance for admission has been roughly the same at each deadline, with slightly higher admission rates in earlier deadlines. Applying early also means knowing your decision sooner! The following are the 2016-2017 program deadlines:

    • December 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by January 29
    • February 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by April 1
    • April 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by May 16
    • June 1 (RISE only) – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by July 15

Lean more, connect, and apply at!

Any Middkids Interested in a J-term Project @ Opower?

A Middlebury alumnae, Hilary Platt ’12, associate manager Product Marketing is working with Opower’s president on a task force to make Opower a greener company– from office operations to flying to events. They are looking for 2-3 students to spend a month at Opower doing a comprehensive audit. “I know J-Term is right around the corner, but do you think there is any chance of still finding a couple students to take on this project? I think this would be a great opportunity for the students to be at Opower working on a really important project. The month would culminate with a presentation to Opower’s management team with key recommendations.” If your interested in this unique opportunity working with a cutting edge company in the renewable industry, contact Hilary Platt, platt.hilary[at] or contact Tracy Himmel Isham, thimmeli[at]

Social Impact Jobs for Febs & Recent Grads


I’ve noticed some really cool social impact jobs that Feb graduates and recent grads may want to consider looking in to via the reliable targeted social impact resource: Instead of posting them individually, I’m going to list them here with their relevant links so you can look at them more closely. But you should expand and personalize your own search on their site. Feel free to make an appointment with me (link to MOJO on this website) to discuss how well you are “telling your story” through your resume and other written materials, as well as your comfort with interviews. Read more

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

Intern @ Entrepreneurship Business Incubator with Midd Alum

Business Incubator Development Internship at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing entrepreneurs, business owners, and engaged community members with opportunities to learn and succeed. The Center’s main offerings are a business incubator, workshops, and one-on-one coaching on various topics, including financial management, social media, sales, marketing, and more.

The Center is seeking a motivated, creative intern to assist with marketing, curriculum development, and program documentation/structure for our core incubator. We are looking for someone who is not afraid to dig in and is always ready to learn more. Experience with business and/or economics is a plus, but is not required. The intern will report directly to the Program Director (Jake Nonweiler, a Middlebury alumnus!), but will also work with the Executive Director. Read more

Looking to go to Costa Rica for study abroad? Dedicated to a career in education? Check out more information about the Cloud Forest School below!!

The Cloud Forest School (el Centro de Educación Creativa) is an independent school located on 106 acres of cloud forest land in storied Monteverde, Costa Rica. Home to some 200 Pre-School through 11th graders, their student body is made up of 95% local Costa Rican students, and 5% international students.Their goal is to graduate bilingual individuals with strong roots in environmentalism. Armed with the tools to take on today’s complex problems, their graduates will become tomorrow’s botanists, farmers, lawyers, veterinarians, biologists & environmental justice warriors!
The Cloud Forest School/Centro de Educación Creativa in Monteverde, Costa Rica offers internships/study abroad opportunities for education students looking to gain experience teaching in the classroom. They have hosted students from Vassar College, Swarthmore College, Cardinal Stritch University, National Louis University, and the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching.

        Students receive college credit through New Mexico State University by attending Spanish language school for their first month here at CPI (Centro Panamericano de Idiomas).

         More information about the program: The program fee is $11,500 and includes the following: homestay (3 meals a day and laundry service), 5 day cultural/visa renewal trip to Nicaragua, round-trip airport transport, program coordination and logistical and emotional support. It does not include airfare, medical expenses or any additional expenses on food/entertainment. You can visit their website for more information:


Looking to put your design skills to work for good? Check out this opportunity to work with Stagecoach Digital in Burlington!!

Stagecoach Digital is a guide and partner to get clients where they want to go. They deftly navigate the frontiers of technology and connectedness to inspire supporters, amplify reach and grow revenue.

Stagecoach Digital is looking for an intern interested in contributing their skills to a creative integrated marketing agency that’s helping some of the world’s biggest and most innovative nonprofits expand their reach, raise more revenue, and make the world a better place.


As part of a small, agile team you’ll help them design web-ready emails and social media assets. You’ll persuade users to take action with designs that inspire, engage and excite them. And you’ll collaborate with your coworkers to create innovative, conversion-focused campaigns and websites that help change the world.


Do you have a deep connection with Lake Champlain? The Community Sailing Center has several internship opportunities for students!

The Community Sailing Center is unique. They are a non-profit organization made of dedicated sailors, paddlers and recreation enthusiasts who share a deep passion for Lake Champlain because they live near and recreate on it regularly. They believe everyone deserves to play on, learn from and ultimately take care of Vermont’s greatest natural resource.

Check out two of their internship opportunities:

Environment Education and Recreation Internship

Women in Wind Events (Opportunity fro Women interested in Marketing & communications!!)

Follow the links below for more information about each opportunity:

Community sailing women 2015 Women in Wind Events, Marketing and Program Internship

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Interested in permaculture, sustainable living skills, and living in Puerto Rico for a few weeks? The teaching center at Plenitud PR may have the opportunity for you!

Established in 2010, Plenitud’s teaching, demonstration, and research center is located in Las Marias, Puerto Rico and offers courses, internships, and demonstrations in sustainable and permaculture practices.

Plenitud has stewardship of a 15 acre parcel of land located in the Western, mountainous region of Puerto Rico, and founded a Teaching Center dedicated to the research and demonstration of organic agriculture and sustainable practices. The layout, methodology, and development of the farm have been primarily guided by “Permaculture” design principles, emphasizing soil conservation, responsible water management, renewable energy, and natural building.

Each year, hundreds of visitors from private and educational sectors from around the world participate in courses, internships, and research collaborations in a collective effort to gather and share the skills and values for a more sustainable and healthy future.


This year- Plenitud PR is offering a two week internship for individuals to learn the practical application of sustainable living skills!!

Check out this flyer for more information on how to apply!Permaculture Immersion Overview


New summer internship opportunities to join in a grassroots campaign on economic justice for Vermont farmers with Rural Vermont!! the past 30 years Rural Vermont has worked to create economic justice for Vermont farmers through education, grassroots organizing and advocacy for the past 30 years. Join their team and help fulfill their vision for a community- based food system which sustains our farmers, our communities, and our lands.

The two summer internship opportunities, as a Grassroots Organizing intern and an Outreach Intern have deadlines on April 1st (but it is rolling admissions so apply ASAP)!!

To find out more information about the position(s) and how to apply please check out this poster: Rural vermont poster


Want to make your Linkedin profile reflect your social impact? Subscribe to the Linkedin blog to see how you can accomplish that and more!!! out this article on how to include your social impact in your Linkedin profile and the benefits of doing so:

The Linkedin blog is a great way to receive new insights and advice to better profile and connect with your career and network! Become a subscriber!


Have you always wanted to learn more about Chicago? This summer research opportunity at Northwestern University with Engage Chicago may be of interest to you!!

Engage Chicago is an eight-week summer field study program that gives bright undergraduates from across the nation a chance to live, work, serve and learn together in this remarkable city, amidst a rich history and culture of civic engagement.  The innovative program model deliberately combines academic coursework, placements at top community organizations/civic institutions, and powerful community experiences — all under the guidance of expert Northwestern faculty, staff and community mentors.

Through hands-on experience, thoughtful reflection, and a summer living with a vibrant community of peers, Engage Chicago is designed to be a powerful opportunity for students to learn about a great city, about social change, and about themselves.

Follow this link for more information on how to apply:

Interested in a career in land conservation, environmental science, or public policy? The Piedmont Environmental Council has an intensive fellowship program that may be for you!

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


Check out this exciting undergraduate research opportunity with Sustainable Climate Risk Management! at Penn State, SCRiM links a transdisciplinary team of scholars at 19 universities and 5 research institutions across 6 nations to answer the question, “What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate risk management strategies?”

SCRiM Summer Scholars is a competitive summer research experience sponsored by the National Science Foundation through the Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM). Hosted on the University Park campus of Penn State University, the program offers students the chance to participate in cutting-edge, transdisciplinary research at the intersection of climate science, economics, risk analysis, ethics, and decisionmaking.

Housing, travel support, and a stipend of $4500 is provided for all participants in the 9-week program.  Please visit for additional information about applying!


Have a passion for natural resource management, forestry education and conservation? Check out this opportunity with the New England Forestry Foundation! 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:



Several opportunities to work with the Hurricane Island Foundation! Check out the postings below! Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership is a learning community on Hurricane Island, in Penobscot Bay, Maine, offering experiential, hands-on education programs and research
opportunities focusing on marine sciences, STEAM education, sustainable living technology, citizen
science initiatives, and leadership.

They are offering THREE internship opportunities for students interested in environmental sciences. See the attached flyers (below) for more information. The application(s) deadline is February 16th, so don’t hesitate!

HIFONE_Sustainable Technology Internship HIFTHREE_Experiential Ed Internship HIFTWO_Scallop Project Research Assistant

HIFTWO_Scallop Project Research Assistant

HIFTHREE_Experiential Ed Internship


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