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Food Systems Intern


Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit environmental education center, 1,400-acre working farm, and National Historic Landmark. Our mission is to cultivate a conservation ethic for a sustainable future.

The Food Systems Internship will provide hands-on opportunities to experience diverse aspects of food production and food system education from farm to table.

The intern will participate in the breadth of Farm to School education activities including the Summer Institute with Vermont FEED (Food Education Every Day), a National Farm to Cafeteria conference in Burlington, as well as a diversity of summer youth programs.

The intern will also help with research related to food system planning and development. Additional activities also include hands-on experience in organic gardening, dairy operations, cheese making and farm-based education programs.



Recent Midd graduates listen up!
A Midd alum has just informed us that OPOWER is seeking an Energy Efficiency Coordinator.
Here is the job description and OPOWER information.

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 ]


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.
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Bard CEP is looking for motivated students who are ready to embark on an exciting educational journey through their pioneering master’s degree programs in environmental policy and climate policy. The deadline for admission is March 15, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Good Food Jobs is seeking an Outreach Intern to help expand coverage of diverse good food jobs across the country (and the globe).

About Good Food Jobs:
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Good Food Jobs is the first online job search tool for people who want meaningful food work. it was created by Taylor Cocalis and Dorothy Neagle as a way to strengthen the food economy by encouraging its growth and exploration. The site and its accompanying gastognomes blogs are used to educate people about the multitude of ways one can embark on a food-related career.

About the Position:
The GFJ Outreach Intern works independently to identify businesses and organizations within specific categories that are committed to sustainable food and/or food culture. The Outreach Intern would maintain close contact with the founders of Good Food Jobs, but could complete the work from any location. This is an opportunity for someone who is passionate about the food industry to gain exposure to a host of other food-related companies.

*Interest in and passion for sustainable food and food culture
*Ability to take direction well and to simultaneously work independently
*Demonstrate an understanding of the Good Food Jobs missions and goals.
*Familiarity with online research and social networking tools
*Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

Responsibilities: Research businesses and organizations that are aligned with the Good Food Jobs mission and goals
*Compile data, create and organize spreadsheets
*Draft and distribute email communication
*Communicate on a regular, predetermined schedule with the founders
*Deliver feedback, insight and suggest new ideas for outreach growth

This is a 3-month internships starting in mid-January, 2011 and will be compensated with our undying gratitude and support

To Apply: Send a resume and one-paragraph cover letter to info{at}, subject line: Outreach Intern.


Remember getting your resume checked by one of our sweetastic counselors? Remember them telling you that you should use your employer’s language and incorporate it into your resume and cover letters? If not, you really should stop by the Adirondack house because the counselors do have some killer advices.

But back to my main point: you have to talk the talk in order to walk the walk.
Do you know what a triple bottom line is? What is lohas? Are you totally confused?

For those of you interested in working in green business, you might want to check out Green for All’s Green Speak, a glossary containing many of the terminologies and buzzwords frequently used in the green industry today. This guide serves as an introductory resource for anyone new to the intersection of sustainability and social justice, as well as for those who lack an exhaustive understanding of commonly used jargon.

Go get ‘em.

From green building to environmental education & organic farming, if you’re passionate about making change in the world, there’s a job or internship at The Grassroots Jobsource.

By: Green Career Central

One of the most uncomfortable parts of attending green networking events is knowing you’ll have to introduce yourself to relative strangers in a short period of time.
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By: Green Career Central

One of the challenges of finding a new job or a new career is looking at your existing skills and experience and connecting the dots to figure out which careers are a good fit for you.

I’ve been thinking about this process within a few scenarios. Read the rest of this entry »

From a Middlebury College Alum who has two (2) entry-level positions available in the field of environmental consulting: “California Environmental Associates (CEA), continues to grow here in San Francisco. My colleagues are doing really cool work on climate policy, western US agriculture and land use, marine conservation, and green building, among other issues, with lots of interesting new projects starting in 2010.
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As I was searching for jobs on, I found a great opportunity!

Environmental Risk Communications, Inc. in San Francisco, CA is looking to hire an Environmental Financial Analyst.

They would like someone with 0-4 years of work experience (so new graduates should apply!) who has skills in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Economics, Engineering, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Business Administration.

For more information and to apply, see the posting at


Climate Change and Methane Markets:  Living Global Environmental Policy

Annenberg Speaker Ashley King comes to Middlebury College for three public events to talk about her experience as an environmental scientist working to promote climate protection policy, alternative markets and energy efficiency through the EPA and abroad.

Who is Ashley King and why should you come to these events?

Ms. King is Co-Director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Methane to Markets program, and coordinator of the impact evaluation of the ENERGY STAR program and other climate protection partnership programs.  King has also worked in foreign markets researching climate policy and global environmental science and as an environmental education Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine and an AmeriCorps volunteer through the Student Conservation Association.

Wednesday, April 21

The Government Goes Green:  Career Conversations about Environmental Science Opportunities

12:30 pm Mitchell Green Lounge

Bring your own lunch

Ashley King will answer your questions and talk about working in the environmental science field, working for the EPA and the federal government, contributing to climate policy, and alternative fuel markets and initiatives.

Climate Change & Methane Markets: Living Global Environmental Policy

Presentation by Annenberg Speaker Ashley King

4:30 pm McCardell Bicentennial Hall 219

Thursday, April 22 (Earth Day!)

Professional in Residence:  Ashley King

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Career Services Office, Adirondack House

Drop by for conversation, advice or questions.

Why is this Annenberg speaker such a big deal?

These three events are organized by Elise Hanks ’11.5, Ambassador for the Partnership for Public Service, with support from CSO.  Middlebury is honored to have Elise on campus, one of only 30 schools in the country to have such a position.  For more information, Read the rest of this entry »

American Retroworks (operating as Good Point Recycling here in Middlebury) is looking to hire an intern for this summer (and there is a high likelihood of international travel!). American Retroworks, a fast-growing 25 person company, specializes in the recycling of electronics (think your old slow computer).

What does that mean?

Towns, Counties, Municipalities and more recycle their old computers, cell phones, televisions and other electronics.

  • If the electronics are in usable condition, they are reused.
  • If they are not in the best of shape, they are refurbished.
  • At the last stage of their lives, the electronics are broken down into their components (copper, steel etc.)

The intern will assist in:

  • Graphic design (logo, style sheet)
  • Designing process documents (reports, spreadsheets, standards)
  • Designing marketing documents (brochures, outreach/education)
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M+R Strategic Services is looking for an Associate to join our team of Internet experts to work on successful, cutting-edge online campaigns. You’ll be an integral part of the Online Campaigns Team at M+R, working with progressive, public-interest nonprofit organizations to recruit online activists, influence public policy, raise money online, and deepen relationships with online supporters.

You’ll work with some of the best nonprofit causes of the day – protecting the environment with The Wilderness Society, establishing equality with Human Rights Campaign, ending breast cancer with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and fighting global poverty with Oxfam America.

Every day you’ll stretch your creativity developing new strategies for new issues. You’ll always know you’re working for causes that matter. You’ll be organizing on the Internet, with real-world impact. And you’ll be at the forefront of new innovations in the field of online advocacy.

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Terra Global CapitalTerra Global Capital still has many internship opportunities available for summer 2010.

Terra Global Capital specializes in Carbon Financing and Carbon Measurement. They provide advice for land-use carbon credits.

The available internships include

  • Origination and Pipeline Development Intern
  • Legal Intern
  • Remote Sensing and Environmental Science Intern
  • Finance and Investment Intern

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Wild Fish

Wild Fish Conservancy, a nonprofit conservation organization headquartered in Duvall, WA, is seeking a dynamic and creative Outreach & Development Coordinator. Wild Fish Conservancy is dedicated to the recovery and conservation of the northwest’s wild fish and the ecosystems they depend on. Through science, education, and advocacy, Wild Fish Conservancy promotes technically and socially responsible habitat, hatchery and harvest management to better sustain the region’s wild fish heritage.

This full time position reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for the development and implementation of WFC’s comprehensive outreach and development initiatives.

Responsibilities include:
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New Millennium Fund PAID internships in Vermont, California and Washington D.C.!

  • Wetland Greenhouse Assistant and Intern (Deadline: April 15)
  • Research and Operations Assistant (Deadline: April 15)
  • Project Analyst Summer Intern (Deadline: April 1)
  • Project Fund Coordinator (Deadline: April 18)
  • Marketing Assistant (Deadline: April 12)

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