Vermont Campus Compact is offering Vermont college and university students the opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways to Vermont recovery with six-week paid internships this summer from June 11 – July 27. Interns will work 30 hours per week and will be compensated $9.50/hour. Interns will need reliable transportation, and in most cases will need to secure their own housing; some assistance in finding housing may be available.
- Build valuable career, civic, and leadership skills. Participate in professional development trainings and reflections as part of a cohort of 10 undergraduate and graduate students working with Vermont Long-Term Recovery Committees or other community organizations around the state.
- Now accepting internship applications. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Please visit www.vtcampuscompact.org for position descriptions, application, and additional information.
The American Red Cross of Vermont and New Hampshire Valley (Burlington, VT)
The American Red Cross of Vermont and New Hampshire Valley seeks a VCC intern to work on a new and exciting initiative to build community sheltering capacity throughout Vermont. The impact of Tropical Storm Irene demonstrated a need to ensure that every community has the training and capacity to provide temporary, emergency shelter during times of disaster. The Vermont and New Hampshire Valley American Red Cross is undertaking an initiative to bring the training and basic supplies to every Vermont community that elects to participate. Join us and be a part of both the planning and implementation phases of this vital program. Candidates will report directly to the Chief Response Officer, with the opportunity to draw upon his 30 years of experience in disaster preparedness and response. A valid driver’s license is a must. The ideal candidate will be proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher (or similar programs). Solid interpersonal skills are a must.
There are some awesome opportunities for Internships in the Common Good offered through Middlebury this summer. Below are a few fast-approaching internship deadlines that come to mind as a sampling. Go to go/MOJO to find out more:
These are ones with deadlines over Spring Break:
…and many, many more with news ones being added daily!
Summer Garden Manager
Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday: March 9th, 2012
Mt. Abe Middle and High schools in Bristol, VT are seeking a summer intern to fill the role of Summer Garden Manager. The role of the intern is to work in collaboration with a Master Gardener who has overseen the garden for 6 years as well as the food service Director who will be in charge of summer meal sites and summer processing of garden food for use in Fall school meals.
Mt. Abe is only a short 20 minute drive from Middlebury.
Apply on MOJO!
The Summer Conservation Intern will report directly to the Islands Land Steward, with frequent interaction with the Islands Program Manager, the Eastern Massachusetts Program Director, and native plant specialists. During the 12-week period, the intern will:
• Gain practical experience in land management and restoration
• Learn proper research and monitoring protocols for restoration projects
• Become knowledgeable of the plants and animals endemic to the Sandplains
• Be exposed to The Nature Conservancy’s mission, culture and values.
• Assist the Islands Land Steward in managing and restoring Sandplain grassland and shrub land ecosystems on Martha’s Vineyard
• Become knowledgeable in the local flora of the island’s ecosystems to assist in site inventory, restoration project monitoring, and effective management
• Facilitate the management of a native plant nursery by supervising volunteers, weeding, transplanting seedlings, operating irrigation systems, collecting seed from early-flowering, low stature, or rare species
• Assist in stewardship and preserve management activities such as boundary posting, legal monitoring, invasive species control, and equipment maintenance
• As needed, assist TNC partners such as shorebird monitors, the Oak Bluffs Shellfish Constable, and graduate students.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tracy Himmel Isham, thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu.
Visit go/mojo and search Keywords: “Conservation Interns” for more information. April 6th application deadline.
These four internships offer a meaningful opportunity to spend summer fighting poverty in Vermont. This year the internships will take place at the John Graham Homeless Shelter, Middlebury Transitional Care Coalition Farm-To-Plate program, HOPE, and the Addison County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.
Middlebury Community Care Coalition, Inc. (MCCC) – Farm-to-Plate Intern: MCCC is a volunteer, non-profit providing basic food and housing for local residents who need assistance. Community Lunch and Community Supper together provide over 18,000 meals each year, and with the participation of the Nash farm, as well as church, student and community organizations, MCCC is ready to launch Farm-to-Plate as its fifth ongoing program in collaboration with the Nash Farm. Through this program the intern will learn both the structure and challenges of food production/distribution/storage and the stresses faced by individuals/families trying to overcome poverty. Internship duties will range from developing a conceptual structure for managing the farm’s output to planting, harvesting, and coordinating meals at the Lunch and Supper programs with the produce. Internship Dates: May 28 – August 3, 2012
John Graham Homeless Shelter
The John W. Graham Emergency Shelter has provided food, shelter and hope to homeless individuals and families for thirty-one years. The Shelter offers its services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to individuals and families with children. Many are the hardest to house including survivors of abuse, violence and rape; people with disabilities; people in recovery; and people suffering with mental illness. The John Graham Shelter summer intern will be a key team player in providing food, shelter and hope to Addison County’s homeless population, with a special emphasis on helping the Shelter to launch its community mentor program. Internship Dates: June 11 – August 17, 2012
HOPE is a private 501(c)(3) organization whose is “to reduce the effects of poverty in Addison County.” Core programs have always included the provision of food, clothing and household items, heat and housing. The intern will serve as an Assistant in a Local Food Access Program, which is intended to strengthen connections between farmers, food shelves and low income persons; to continue to increase the amount of local, healthy food available to those who typically cannot obtain it; to increase market opportunities for farmers; to educate people on the harvest, preservation and preparation of produce; and to provide opportunities for low income persons and others to participate in a project that will provide benefit to a wide range of people and will promote new community relationships. Internship Dates: June 11 – August 17, 2012
Addison County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: ACCADSV is a collaborative group of AC agencies and organizations that work together to prevent domestic and sexual violence through education and closing gaps amongst providers. Our mission is to promote and enhance the safety and well-being of all members of the Addison County Community. The intern will work with community agencies to engage and educate community members in projects including teen-center outreach, data collection, and other community programs. Internship Dates: June 11 – August 17, 2012
How do I apply?
Find our more information and apply through MOJO! www.middmojo.com Log in and search for “Middlebury College Civic Engagement” under Midd-friendly Internships and follow the instructions to submit a cover letter, resume, transcript (can be unofficial), and two letters of recommendation. Applications are due on March 7, 2012. Interviews will be held in mid-March and successful applicants will be notified before spring break.
What if I have questions?
Attend one of the two information sessions:
Tues., February 28, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, February 29th at 12:15 p.m. in the Center for Education in Action (EIA) Library in Adirondack House
OR Contact Ashley Calkins, email@example.com.
Contact Tim Mosehauer (firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 5105) about MOJO.
Interns will earn $8.70 per hour, 35 hours per week. Students can choose to reside on campus for $100 per week, meal plan included.
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104
At 33 locations across the nation and abroad, Breakthrough Collaborative launches motivated middle-school students on the path to college and prepares older students for careers in education. A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teachers and build an interest in careers as educators.
Contact your campus recruiter Guadalupe Daniela Barajas ‘14 at gbarajas[at]middlebury.edu if you have any questions.
Consider applying to the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
June 10 – August 4, 2012
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
*** PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE – FEBRUARY 7***
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING AVAILABLE
The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service is a summer academic internship program in Washington, D.C. offering both internships and classes focusing on volunteerism and the nonprofit sector.
Highlights of the Institute include:
• Internships – Competitive placements with leading nonprofit organizations
• Classes – Up to 9 transferable credits in ethics and philanthropy from Georgetown University
• Housing – Roommate matching and furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of D.C.
• Service – A variety of hands-on community projects with local and national organizations
• Guest Lectures – With Washington’s top nonprofit executives and scholars
• Leadership & Professional Development – Leadership, mentoring and career building activities
• Networking – With seasoned nonprofit professionals and top student leaders from around the world
• Scholarships – Approximately 70% of students receive generous awards based on merit and financial need.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until March 7, 2012. Students who complete their application by the priority deadline of February 7, 2012 will receive priority internship placement and scholarship consideration.
For more information or to start an application, please visit the website.
If you are considering a summer of service and have questions about the program, please feel free to contact Kristen Wright, IPVS Program Coordinator, at IPVS@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.
The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) is the place to be if you’re a college woman interested in a career in public policy. PLEN is unique: Nowhere else can students learn how Washington, D.C. really works from a faculty comprised exclusively of women leaders who make and influence public policy every day. These women are members of Congress, major judicial figures, presidential advisors, senior government leaders, nonprofit advocates and corporate lobbyists.
Through PLEN, you’ll secure a summer internship directed at your specific interests during the weeks of May 21-July 27, 2012. PLEN helps you focus on what organizations will give you the best experience, help you develop a resume and land the spot you want, and coach you through the application process.
Once in Washington, you’ll meet at least weekly with PLEN and other PLEN interns to process your experience, expand your contacts by meeting with women leaders, and exchange information and impressions with other interns.
You’ll also participate in PLEN skill-building sessions to begin developing important career-related expertise in areas like networking, job interviewing, and salary negotiations.
Deadline December 31, 2011 (postmarked by this date)
Students interested in interning at a government agency should notify PLEN no later than October 14, 2011
Hear from two Midd students who participated this past summer in the Shepherd Alliance Poverty Internships:
Dessert and coffee Info Session, this Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the EIA Library on the 1st floor of Adirondack House.
WHEN: Monday, November 14, 2011
TIME: 6:00–7:00 P.M.
WHERE: Axinn Center 229
The Summerbridge internship program provides a stipend and housing and will give you extraordinary hands-on classroom teaching experience that is unparalleled for college undergraduates. Summerbridge internship program is a collaboration between Teach Kentucky and Summerbridge, which is a summer school experience for at-risk youth. In addition to teaching at-risk students transitioning into middle school and high school you will be a full faculty colleague with other outstanding college peers for across the country. This summer experience will make you a highly a competitive candidate for the most prestigious post-grad teaching programs like Teach for America, Mississippi Teaching Corp and Teach Kentucky.
As an additional benefit to part-time teaching work, each teacher would take a single three hour college level course either in a classroom or online. This customized, transcript supplement will add required content to your undergraduate transcript that will accelerate your acceptance in these highly selective post-graduate teaching opportunities. Teach Kentucky is a prominent national postgraduate teacher recruitment program. Inspire the lives of students and raise their educational attainment by teaching in urban middle or high school around the Greater Louisville, Kentucky area while enrolled in an alternative route to certification and a Masters in the Art of Teaching.
Info Session: Louisville Food Works Internship Program
WHEN: Monday, November 14, 2011
TIME: 4:30 P.M.
WHERE: Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
An information session on a new pilot program for Middlebury students interested in local food and sustainable development. Up to 12 talented Middlebury College students will be able to participate in a nine-week competitive paid internship program centered on the different aspects of a local food economy in Louisville, KY: Read the rest of this entry »
Come join faculty, staff and students for a workshop on Charting a Course to Successfully Implement Out-of-Classroom Projects
WHEN: Monday, November 14 @ 7:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Axinn 103
Students: Are you considering, currently designing, or about to embark on an experience abroad—be it through service, research, internship, study abroad, or other means? If yes, you are encouraged to attend a one-hour workshop designed to help make the most of your experience—both for yourself and the community and/or organization(s) with which you will be working, connect to available resources and funding opportunities, and learn about corresponding College policies and protocol.
Sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs (RCFIA), the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the Center for Education in Action (EIA).
The vegetation team at Hubbard Brook is looking for three enthusiastic, physically fit, outdoor oriented students to join their team from 1 June – 15 Aug 2011. The job includes free housing at the lovely Mirror Lake hamlets.
The main focus will be re-surveying tree sizes for long-term tagged trees. You will also be starting a new project on the effects of moose browse on the forest.
Deadline is TOMORROW.
Is this the job for you? go/mojo
The Natural Areas Program at Metro: Conservation
Application deadline: Friday, March 25th
Project Background: In 2006, voters approved a $230 million dollar bond measure to protect natural areas and safeguard Portland area water quality. With this bond measure, more than 2,400 acres have been acquired in addition to the 8,200 acres acquired under the first bond measure approved in 1995.
Besides its Natural Areas Bond Measure Program, Metro is also closely aligned with a coalition of conservation groups developing a Conservation Strategy. The geography spans two states and portions of nine counties. New datasets are being developed; there is a draft four-meter land cover, and we are working on a protected lands layer. We need to improve and stitch together streams, wetlands, and other datasets. Priority areas from various organizations also need to be assembled.
Middlebury Area Land Trust: Trail Work and GIS
Application deadline: Friday, March 25th
The Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) conserves, promotes, and manages land as natural, open, and working landscapes in Addison County. MALT also provides and supports recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities for the community.
We have conserved over 2600 acres in Middlebury and the surrounding towns and maintains the popular 16-mile Trail Around Middlebury (TAM). Most recently we have focused on protecting and developing important recreation amenities such as Otter View Park and conserving specific important natural resources such as the Middlebury River corridor and Addison County’s clay plain forests. (http://www.maltvt.org)
MORE INFO AT GO/MOJO
The Wetland Greenhouse Assistant will be responsible for:
1) Seeding, dividing, and transplanting herbaceous wetland plants.
2) Propagating trees and shrubs to the tubeling and container stage.
3) Collecting (and cleaning) seeds in wetlands at various times throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
4) Shipping plants to customers;
5) Assisting in the development of business expansion plans. [ More on MOJO ]
Thinking about studying abroad or pursuing international service work, research, internship, or other form of international immersion experience?
If yes, then broaden your thinking and enhance your preparation by attending the following workshop!
Meaningful International Research, Civic Engagement, and Internships: Charting a Course to Plan, Fund, and Implement Out-of-Classroom Projects
- Wednesday, February 16, 4:30-6 p.m., Robert A. Jones House conference room
This workshop will address how to:
- design effective projects
- prepare for the practical aspects of overseas experiential learning: research, internships and volunteering
- enhance cultural awareness
- optimize effectiveness abroad
- reflect on the experience and integrate it back home
Sponsored by Center for Education in Action and Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Student comments after a previous offering:
“I am a little disappointed that I did not do more abroad because I did not have this knowledge.”
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.
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.
Co-founder of the non-profit, Community Water Solutions, Katy Clopek, will introduce you to their Fellows program that works to bring safe drinking water to rural villages in Ghana, West Africa. The program is organized around two Winter Term and Summer sessions.
The Community Water Solutions Fellowship Program is a three‐week water education and leadership training experience in the northern region of Ghana. The purpose of the fellowship is to teach individuals about the global water crisis and inspire them to become leaders in the field of international development.
Visit their blog: http://communitywatersolutions.wordpress.com/ to read about other Middlebury students who participated during this past January term (2011).
The Legacy Project is a partnership effort aimed to bring the Legacy Action Plan, Burlington’s vision for sustainability in 2030, to life. The Plan, reflective of input from hundreds of community members, is based on five major themes: economy, neighborhoods, youth and life skills, governance, and the environment.
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Center for Whole Communities at Knoll Farm in Waitsfield, Vermont is looking for interns for the 2011 season. This is a great opportunity to experience working on an organic farm and education center, and to meet a diverse group of leaders from the environmental field.
Summer Internship Description: Read the rest of this entry »