Pay for Success: How Govt. & Impact Investors are Tackling Society’s Social Problems

PayforSuccess111215Please join us on Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Axinn 219 to learn about new a public policy innovation that is helping accelerate progress on society’s most challenging social problems.  Pay for Success contracts (also called Social Impact Bonds) combine social impact investing, rigorous evaluation and data analysis, and government performance contracts to improve the delivery and impact of social service programs.  This is a unique opportunity opportunity to hear about the impact that some of the early Pay for Success projects are making on reducing homelessness, improving access to early education, reducing recidivism, and other critical issues for states and cities.

Middlebury alums Ryan Gillette ’08 and Scott Kleiman ’06, both Assistant Directors with the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab, will be sharing their experiences from the front lines of leading this work with city and state governments around the country. The session may particularly appeal to students considering careers in government, nonprofit leadership, social impact investing, or economics.

Co-Sponsored by Center for Careers & Internships, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Department of Economics & Department of Political Science

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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Learn more about why you should consider Peace Corps and come out to an on-campus event next week with a Peace Corps Recruiter!!!

1. It’s easier than ever

In July Peace Corps announced historic changes to its application process. The online  form is doable in under an hour; you can help choose the country you’d like to volunteer in (there are still no guarantees) and what  you’d like to do there; and you’ll hear within a year about that acceptance.

2. Immersion in another culture

By spending two years in a foreign country — often living with host families — PCVs become immersed in ways unheard of when travelling as a tourist.  You’ll experience day-to-day living first hand, from the highs to the lows.

3. You’ll learn a new language (or become fluent in the one you’ve been studying)

Immersion naturally means volunteers speak that country’s language (that can mean drilling down to region-specific dialects). Yes, it’s a challenge, but once selected, PCVs undergo a two- to three-month training period during which they receive intensive language instruction from native speakers as well as technical details about their volunteering duties.


And much more here:

Not convinced yet??

Come out to an event next week with a PEACE CORPS RECRUITER on Tuesday, April 21st

Where: McCardell Bicentennial Hall, Room 219

Time: 7-8 p.m.



Are you interested in a law career for the public good? Do you care about human rights and non profit work in DC?

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Amazing opportunity to learn first- hand from leading business professionals and academics about your social impact at the Undergraduate Social Enterprise Summer Training Institute with Inspiring Capital!! Inspiring Capital is bridging the gap between business talent and high-potential purpose-driven ventures. They recruit, train, and place professionals, including MBA students, women re-entering the workforce, and career switchers, and work closely with social ventures to understand how private sector backgrounds and experience can enhance a venture’s sustainability and growth.

The application to their Undergraduate Summer Institute deadline is fast approaching: on Sunday, April 5th.
Apply now to learn from a cohort of tops students and MBA candidates interested in for-purpose careers in nonprofit, social enterprise and impact investing.

Check out this flyer attached for more information: INSPIRING CAPITAL

Check out the Devex website for career insights for aid and development professionals!! to give you a sampling of the types of articles on DevEx: Follow the link after the informational blurb below!

“Speaking a second, third or even more languages is a common skill in the international development sector. Living in different countries provides ample opportunity for learning a new language, and those interested in this line of work tend to also be the kind of people attracted to foreign language study.
English fluency has become a requirement for most international development positions, as it has solidified itself as the dominant international language. But what if you don’t speak a second or third language? Is it necessary to learn one if you want to pursue a career in global development? While the benefits of being multilingual in an international career may seem obvious, the decision to tackle a new language isn’t as clear.”
Here are six questions to ask yourself before attempting to learn a foreign language:
Make sure to check out other articles and JOB postings on Devex too!!


Interested in becoming a Fellow with Challenge Detroit and learning how to make your own social impact in the Motor city? Detroit is a proven model for revitalization by attracting and retaining top talent, and offering the opportunity to contribute to a great city by providing the opportunity for tomorrow’s leaders to live in an urban setting, work at a leading area company, experience the cultural aspects of the city, and partner with nonprofits to make an impact through an innovative intellectual giving model.

The yearlong Fellowship program provides an opportunity for approximately 30 individuals of various intellects and backgrounds to come together in an effort to shape the future of Detroit. Through a wide-­‐spread social movement, the narratives and experiences of these individuals is amplifying Detroit’s potential and influencing public perception about the present and future of the city.

To learn more about what Fellows do and how to apply please check out the following link: Challenge Detroit 2015-2016 Job Posting (1)

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:

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:



Interested in an international career? Come check out the Ambassador Corps Program! INFO SESSION TODAY in the CCI Adirondack House Library!   Ambassador Corps

A transformative, hands-on experience that sets the stage for a purposeful and international career.

The Ambassador Corps program offers an entry point for a meaningful career by way of internship opportunities with non-profit, micro-finance, governmental or private organizations. The Ambassador Corps is an intensive three-month summer internship that is specifically designed to provide Middlebury College, Institute and Schools Abroad students a unique frontlines work experience premier social entrepreneurship organizations in developing countries.

Ambassador Corps internship assignments focus on microfinance, sustainable agriculture, human trafficking, social justice, environmental conservation, eco-tourism, youth entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, disaster relief/development, public health and disease eradication, sustainable education, community-based engineering projects, and business planning for social enterprises and NGOs.

Each summer, the “Ambassadors” complete an intensive one-week cross cultural training program before departing on 1-3 month internships in various regions around the world, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.

Come find out more information TODAY:  Monday, January 26th at CCI Adirondack House Library at 1:00 p.m.

Want to be an inspiration to the next generation of business ? Apply now to become a B Corps Fellow!

Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business and driving to translate ideas into action!

By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

Government and the nonprofit sector are necessary but insufficient to address society’s greatest challenges. Business, the most powerful man-made force on the planet, must create value for society, not just shareholders. Systemic challenges require systemic solutions and the B Corp movement offers a concrete, market-based and scalable solution.

APPLY TODAY to become a B Corps Fellow!!!! B Corps Fellows will be trained to work with thousands of companies to measure and manage the impact of their businesses on their workers, communities, and the environment with as much rigor as their profits.

The early action deadline is December 31st and the final application deadline is January 31st, 2015!

Follow the link below for more information:

MOJO Opportunity for Social Impact Consulting Deadline October 3

BridgespanIf you like doing research and quantitative analysis with a focus on the social sector and problem-solving, this is a great opportunity for you.  The Bridgespan Group is a nonprofit advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists. They collaborate with social sector leaders to help scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness, and accelerate learning. They work on issues related to society’s most important challenges and on breaking cycles of inter-generational poverty.

The MOJO opportunity is for Associate Consultants (ACs) who are a vital part of the Bridgespan Group’s core consulting strength, Read more

FOR SENIORS!! Jumpstart Series: Careers in the Common Good

Come learn about the different ways to apply your interests into a career that fits you!!

If your life’s ambition is to work on behalf of making this world a better place–whether that is working in the nonprofit sector, earning your wings in the consulting or finance world or thinking about working with or starting a hybrid social enterprise--know that there are so many ways to be action oriented and find meaningful work. These sessions will cover the different lenses you can use to think about how you will find purposeful work, identify your assets and explore resources that will direct you towards making sense of all the information you are finding out there. Learn about the importance of telling your story, both orally and on a resume, so that the first Impression you leave is a lasting, stand-out one. PLEASE RSVP ON MOJO FOR THIS EVENT.

When: Wednesday, October 1

Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Where: Franklin Environmental Center, Hillcrest 103


Internship Opportunities for Febs with Global Giving!! Fundraising Required!

The world is full of problems. GlobalGiving is full of solutions. Solutions run by innovative, grassroots projects and organizations that are working to educate children, feed the hungry, build houses, train women (and men) with job skills, and hundreds of other amazing things. Check out GlobalGiving’s different internship opportunities in East Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America!

They are looking for some amazing people to join their team (follow this link to learn more: our team )so that they can help even more people, projects, and communities around the world achieve their goals.

Engage Locally…Visit the MiddAction Fair

Interested in getting involved at a local level? Attend the MiddAction Fair this Tuesday, September 16th 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to engage in the local community. Whether you are a first year just arriving on campus or a senior looking for additional experience before graduation, this fair will have something for everyone.

Representatives from over 50 community non-profits and student organizations will be at the Fair to speak with students and share opportunities.  Organizations attending include:
·         Addison County Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity
·         Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN)
·         Addison Central Supervisory Union English Language Learners
·         Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR)
·         Better Middlebury Partnership
·         Champlain Valley Agency on Aging (CVAA)
·         Charter House Coalition
·         John W. Graham Emergency Shelter
·         Living Well, A Community Care Home
·         Open Door Clinic
·         Project Independence / Elderly Services, Inc.
·         The Willowell Foundation
·         WomenSafe

If you cannot make the MiddAction Fair, but still want to get involved with an organization or have questions, contact Quanteshia Tennyson ’14, Poverty Initiatives Coordinator, qtennyson[at], 802.443.5113.

Job Openings with J-PAL in Latin America, North America, and South Asia!


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 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.

Click here to apply!

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.

Click here to apply!

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.

Click here to apply!

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 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.

Click here to apply!



Graduating Seniors: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Intern Position Open at iMMAP in Amman, Jordan!

iMMAP logo 2Attention seniors! Do you have experience in geography, cartography, GIS, and/or graphic design? The iMMAP team in Amman, Jordan needs your skills! Apply to be a GIS Intern!

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!

iMMAP Intern GIS TOR 2014

Check Out These Israeli Programs from the Ameinu Kibbutz Programs Center

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.


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