The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is an organization of researchers world-wide who work to fight poverty with well thought-out research-based policy. J-PAL has many regional offices around the world, and some are hiring now! See below for job descriptions of some of the open positions, or visit J-PAL’s open job database to browse more jobs!
Policy Manager – J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
J-PAL LAC is currently recruiting for a Policy Manager to lead a number of policy activities in Mexico and Central America. These activities include building relationships with key stakeholders, disseminating research findings to policymakers, leading networking follow-up and provision of technical assistance to government and civil society, and catalyzing new randomized evaluations, among others. The Policy Manager will also attend and organize conferences and training courses in the region. This position will be based in Mexico City.
Click here to apply!
Research Manager – J-PAL North America
J-PAL North America seeks a Research Manager to manage and support a number of randomized evaluations testing innovations across a broad range of sectors, with an initial emphasis on health care delivery. (Please see J-PAL’s health care delivery initiative at www.povertyactionlab.org/hcdi). The position offers the opportunity to work directly with senior academics who lead the evaluations, including Scientific Director Amy Finkelstein. By joining the initial team J-PAL North America, this position offers the opportunity for high-performing staff to influence the scope of the office’s work and take on increasing responsibility and leadership opportunities.
Visa Requirements: This position requires permanent work authorization for the United States and is not eligible for any type of Visa sponsorship via MIT.
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Policy and Training Manager – J-PAL South Asia
J-PAL South Asia is currently recruiting for Policy and Training Managers to lead a number of policy and capacity building related activities in the region. These activities include the dissemination of results of J-PAL research to policymakers, organization of policy outreach and training activities (including custom courses and advisory services), identification of potential new evaluations/ replications, and support of scale-up initiatives in the region.
Visa Requirements: Manager-level positions in JPSA are eligible for visa sponsorship. Qualified Indians and non-Indians are encouraged to apply.
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Policy and Training Associate – J-PAL South Asia
J-PAL South Asia is currently recruiting for Policy and Training Associates to support the Policy and Training team in India and the South Asia region. P&T Associates support training programs delivered by JPSA-CLEAR and our partner organizations in the region, the dissemination of results of J-PAL research to policymakers, potential new evaluations, replications and scale-ups in the region.
Visa requirements: Candidates must be authorized to work in India. Authorization can be granted under Indian citizenship, PIO or OCI status.
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Assistant Director – Training, J-PAL South Asia / Programme Director, CLEAR South Asia
J-PAL SA at IFMR has hosted the South Asia Regional Centre for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR) since April 2011. CLEAR South Asia is one of five regional centres established through an initiative coordinated by the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group. Please see http://www.clearsouthasia.org for more information on CLEAR SA. J-PAL/ CLEAR SA is currently recruiting an Assistant Director – Training to set and drive CLEAR strategy and target outcomes, execute strategy, meeting annual and quarterly targets through delivery of high-quality capacity building services. The Assistant Director-Training will work to expand CLEAR South Asia’s strategic partnerships with organizations and individuals to help CLEAR and J-PAL SA expand its reach across South Asia.
Visa Requirements: Assistant Director level positions in JPSA are eligible for visa sponsorship. Qualified Indians and non-Indians are encouraged to apply.
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iMMAP is an international not-for-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides targeted information management support to partners responding to complex humanitarian and development challenges. Visit the iMMAP website to learn more about the organization!
Currently, iMMAP is working on implementing a USAID Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) funded grant to provide critical support to United Nations agencies in order to facilitate development of the Common Operating Picture of humanitarian coordination and security in Syria.
The news of this opportunity comes to us from an iMMAP executive who is also the parent of a Middlebury student and is looking to hire an intern for a period of 3-6 months. Check out the link below for more information about the position!
The Kibbutz Program Center (KPC), a part of an Israeli organization called Ameinu, has many service-based programs in Israel for young adults looking to travel to Israel and get involved in social justice!
Check out the opportunities featured below! You can also visit the Kibbutz Program Center webpage to browse for more programs.
Achvat Amim – Solidarity of Nations is a framework for meaningful engagement with leading Israeli social justice organizations in and around Jerusalem. Achvat Amim focuses on developing practical skills in community development and education through intensive volunteer projects and engaging with social change and human rights movements. By renewing the conversation on Jewish Peoplehood and Zionism for the 21st century, participants can explore and help shape Jewish culture and identity for themselves and the Jewish people. Click here for more information on Achvat Amim.
The Intensive Arabic Semester Program offers a holistic approach to language learning, coexistence work, and inter-community volunteering between Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs. During the course of the five-month program, our students learn Hebrew, standard and spoken Arabic, and Israeli and Middle Eastern History. Students experience Israeli Kibbutz life while simultaneously being immersed in the local Arab culture through volunteering, field trips, and home stay families. The program is administered by Givat Haviva and now is accredited by the Al Qasemi Academic College of Education. For the first time we are also offering a six-week Intensive Spoken Arabic course at Givat Haviva. Click here for more information about the Intensive Arabic Program.
The Lotan Center for Creative Ecology offers short and long-term hands-on opportunity at Kibbutz Lotan to allow anyone to discover the challenges involved with the design, building and running of sustainable communities, linking together ecological, social, economical and spiritual aspects into a unified whole. Practical skills are developed through hands-on work in our environmental education center, organic gardens, alternative/natural building projects and the Lotan Nature and Migratory Bird Reserve, complemented by theoretical sessions in topics such as ecological design, permaculture and sustainability. Practical work includes: Organic gardening, natural & alternative building with mud, straw and straw bales, tires and recycled waste, creative recycling – creating art and usable objects with discarded materials, expansion, maintenance and running of the Center for Creative Ecology, development and upkeep of the nature reserve and nature trails, setting up workshops for educational tour groups, and more. Click here for more information about the Lotan Center for Creative Ecology.
iTrack – Build Your OWN Experience – For participants interested in creating their own social justice experience in Israel, we offer iTrack – The Build Your OWN Experience program. Our knowledgeable KPC staff works one-on-one to help each applicant create a personalized 4-10 month Israel experience. Each program is uniquely built by and for the participants allowing them to engage with the Israeli social justice struggles that best fit their values and interests. Click here for more information about iTrack.
Match Corps is a year-long tutoring program in which highly qualified college graduates work closely with K-12 students. Match Corps is associated with Match Education, an organization that works to operate public charter schools in urban areas and train teachers for high-poverty schools. Many alumni of Match Corps go on to pursue careers outside of education, but nonetheless apply experience they gained during their year of training. See the Match Corps alumni page to read about alumni and their experiences with the program. Match Corps has two locations, Boston and Chicago, and has rolling admissions until June 15th – apply now and hear back within a month!
For those graduates interested in pursuing a career in education, Match Education also has a program called the Match Teacher Residency (MTR), which is located in Boston. MTR residents work in the Match Corps program Monday through Thursday and then receive intensive MTR training on Fridays and Saturdays. In the spring, MTR helps residents to find jobs at top urban charter schools around the country. Visit the MTR page to read more about this program and its “sister” institution, the Sposato Graduate School of Education (SGSE).
AmeriCorps VISTA is a service program that fights poverty in America. This year the Vermont branch of AmeriCorps VISTA, through the volunteer organization SerVermont, has 27 new jobs open to graduating seniors. Check out these documents for more information!
Citizen Film is a non-profit organization in San Francisco, California that produces documentaries. Check out the Citizen Film Home page for more information on the organization.
Citizen Film Mission: “Citizen Film Inc. is a not-for-profit production company dedicated to crafting documentary stories with care and dignity. We collaborate with cultural institutions and community organizations to create films and online media that foster active engagement in cultural and civic life.”
Internship Program: Citizen Film has an unpaid internship program. Interns must be available to work for at least 20 hrs/week for a minimum of 3 months. Check out the Citizen Film Internship page for more information on the position and how to apply.
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is a non-profit organization that strives to protect the land within Lake George’s watershed so as to keep Lake George gorgeous and pristine. There are three summer job openings in the organization for this summer. Check them out!
1. Lead / Stewardship Assistant (TWO openings)
Two 12-week positions (June – August)
$11 – $13/hr depending on experience
Application Deadline Extended: March 29
2. Communications and Outreach Manager (fill-in for maternity leave)
One position (mid-May – mid/late August)
Salary commensurate upon experience
Application Deadline: March 29
What is my education worth? How will I take it with me when I leave? Why did I come here?
What is this all for?
Come hear from Middlebury alum, Dan Murphy ‘11, Youth Programs & Outreach Associate in Community Engagement, about ways that you can translate mentorship as a meaning-making tool for the liberal arts.
WHEN: Monday, February 17th, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Hillcrest 103 -The Orchard Room, Franklin Environmental Center
The MiddView program is seeking Middlebury students who are involved in student organizations on campus, so they can share with first year students their own experience of getting involved. Ideally, they can place student organization leaders on trips that could potentially connect with the mission and objective of their student organization, so leaders can make connections with first year students interested in similar topics as their organizations. There are 3 trip types to choose from including Community Engagement Trips, Vermont Explorations Trips and Wilderness Explorations Trips. See what kind of trips we ran last year here! Apply to be MiddView Trip Leaders here!
Applications are due Monday, February 10th and students can apply by visiting go/lead. If your organization would like to be more closely linked to a trip by working to create a themed trip, or sponsoring an activity during one of the trips, please email areinhardt[at]middlebury.edu, or mention it in your application!
Thank you for forwarding this opportunity onto other club members!
APPLY TO BE A MIDDIVEW TRIP LEADER
Orientation Trips Coordinator
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Shepherd Poverty Internship Program (paid)
The Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty integrates rigorous academic study and focused direct service to disadvantaged communities and persons, enriching the education of undergraduate and law students in all majors and career paths. The intent of this program is to prepare students for lives aimed at diminishing poverty and enhancing human capability through professional and civic efforts.
Middlebury’s Community Engagement office will be participating in this poverty studies internship program that places students in agencies that serve disadvantaged communities through the Shepherd Alliance based at Washington and Lee University. Middlebury will select and send up to five summer interns, who will join a total of nearly 100 peers from other campuses. A stipend and housing are provided.
Check MOJO for full details on this position and the application process!
Don’t miss out on these opportunities!
Global Health Corps Fellowship position descriptions are up!
For a list of available positions for the 2014-2015 Fellowship Class, click here.
Repair the World is on a quest to find courageous, compassionate go-getters who are eager to commit to a year of service in their community, developing partnerships with local organizations doing great work and rallying local volunteers to do even more. Repair the World Fellows will focus on a range of issues, including education, poverty, sustainability, and hunger.
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
Bridport Central School AmeriCorps VISTA opening…
What is Vermont Campus Compact? VCC is a statewide consortium of higher education institutions that have made a commitment to our role in creating a flourishing democracy. We believe that higher education can help prepare tomorrow’s civic and social leaders while strengthening today’s communities.
What is a VISTA? VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America; they are people who live and work in communities to eliminate poverty.
The Bridport Central School VISTA will collaborate with current staff to support students and their families towards their continued growth and aspirations for lifelong learning. Read the rest of this entry »
Addison County Poverty Internships offer meaningful opportunities to spend summer fighting poverty in Vermont. This year the paid internships will take place at the John Graham Homeless Shelter, the Addison County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and the Open Door Clinic. Interns will earn $9.20 per hour, 35 hours per week. Students can choose to reside on campus for $100 per week, meal plan included.
See here for list of internship descriptions:
How do I apply?
Find our more information and apply through MOJO! Log in here, search for “Addison County Poverty Internships,” and follow the instructions to submit a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript (can be unofficial). Applications are due on March 11, 2013. Interviews will be held in mid-March and successful applicants will be notified before spring break.
What if I have questions?
Attend the information session:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
Center for Education in Action (EIA) Library in Adirondack House
OR Contact Ashley Calkins, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Charter House winter housing facility that serves as an emergency home staffed 24/7 by trained volunteers who provide a warm, welcoming environment for families in stress. Attend this training to learn more about volunteering at the Charter House over J-Term and Spring Semester. Contact Charlotte Zelle, email@example.com with questions.
Wednesday, January 16, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ross Seminar Room B11
The primary goals of this program are to extend this cohort’s exposure to opportunity, encourage humility and awareness of the complexities in trying to effect social change, and to help students avoid isolated experiences as they learn from failures and successes. The secondary goals are to develop a culture of dedicated leaders that mentor other Middlebury students and to assist the college in its quest to support summer internship opportunities for all Middlebury students.
A part of their award, MCSE Fellows will:
Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions
Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions works with a diverse client base of philanthropists, foundations, political donors, NGOs, private companies, and government agencies to accelerate sustainable development, climate solutions, and a more vibrant and just democracy. This small firm is totally virtually based. Its founder and lead consultant is based in Takoma Park, Maryland. This job requires 20hr/week , 3 days a week work and 8 months with an option to extend.
Job responsibilities :
Apply to participate in the student-led MAlt trips over February Break. This year’s there are five trips :
The application- see attached Intro to MAlt 2012-2013 and Participant application 2013!—is due by Wednesday, October 10th at 5:00 pm to Ashley Calkins in Room 210 of the Center for Education in Action (EIA) on the second floor of Adirondack House.