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!
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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, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
StartingBloc has a network of 1800 Fellows from over 55 countries and more than 221 universities. They are founding social enterprises, launching sustainability programs, and working with the White House to foster social innovation. You can start an application now! There are less than 2 weeks left to the regular deadline of October 15!
LA ’13 Institute will be hosted at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica February 14 – 18!StartingBloc speakers lead interactive sessions that demonstrate how to blend social and economic impact.
In addition to joining a life-long Fellowship community, Fellows get access to benefits, some of which include :
You can find the application here : http://www.startingbloc.org/application
To learn more about these positions or to apply, visit MOJO today!.
1. Study Abroad Startup Intern in Cambridge, MA
Founded by Harvard Business School graduates, Language International is a fast-growing Internet startup in the $55-billion study abroad space. Each year, we help thousands of students find and book life-changing immersion programs all over the world! We are looking for a hardworking and hyper-motivated intern who has a positive outlook, a go-and-get-it-done-now attitude, and an obsession with extreme order and details. Those who are looking for a relaxed 9 to 5 job need not apply. As an intern, you will be joining our school expansion team to help us achieve our mission of building the world’s largest database of study abroad programs. You will be given a tremendous amount of responsibilities as an intern.
This is a very intense full-time internship during the Winter Term. Your specific responsibilities include:
– Signing and negotiating contracts with new partner schools all over the world
– Working with schools to get them to enter their profile onto our website
– Performing a quality check on every school profiled created on our website
– Updating incorrect or missing school and course content on our website
– Hiring and managing an offshore team of data entry contractors
2. World Camp International Service Intern in Malawi
The World Camp Service Internship is a total immersion program that offers the opportunity to be challenged by work in rural Malawian communities. Our 4.5 week program provides on the ground training and guidance, a chance to work directly with students, teachers and community groups to address local challenges, and develop personal leadership skills and a deeper self-awareness. Interns work directly in schools teaching a HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness curriculum, and leading environmental awareness and gender empowerment workshops. While there is downtime and some free days, most of your time is spent teaching, or interacting with community members and students.
3. Winter Term ’13 – Global Health Corps Program and Operations Intern in NY, NY
Deadline to apply: October 12, 2012
The Global Health Corps is seeking 5 creative, well-organized, hard-working interns to support the programming and operations of the 2012-2013 Fellowship. Interns will work closely with the CEO, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Programs, Operations Associate and regional Program Managers, and will gain a first-hand understanding of the day to day programming and operations of a young entrepreneurial non-profit. This experience will also provide an insight into how fellowships or schools conduct admissions processes.
What is Venture for America?
Venture for America is a 2-year fellowship program to launch your career as an entrepreneur. We recruit, train, and place top recent graduates at start-ups in Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans, and more…
Fellows are fully employed by their host company and receive health benefits through their employer. Salaries are estimated at $32,000 – $38,000. All Fellowship programs and benefits are provided at no charge to each Venture Fellow.
What are the biggest advantages to becoming a VFA fellow?
There are three major advantages, among many others, to becoming a VFA fellow:
Food Systems Intern
APPLICATION DEADLINE:MONDAY, APRIL 9
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.
APPLY ON MOJO TODAY!
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!
Interested in volunteering in Africa? Want to learn more about the global water crisis? Looking for experience working in the field?
The CWS Fellowship Program is a three-week water education and leadership training experience in Northern Region Ghana. The purpose of the program is to teach individuals about the global water crisis, and inspire them to become leaders in the field of international development.
Fellows are grouped in teams of four and paired with a rural community in Northern Region Ghana. On the ground, teams are first trained in water quality testing, and the CWS water treatment methods. They then spend two and a half weeks in the field implementing and monitoring a CWS water business in their village. By the end of the 3 week program, each team will have provided a permanent source of safe drinking water for an entire community (approximately 500~1,000 people)!
Check out the info session on Friday at 12:30 in The Orchard, Hillcrest 103 hosted by Middlebury students who have participated in the program–they can answer all your questions. And remember–if you are accepted to the program, you can apply for summer internship funding at go/summerfunding!
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.
Still seeking two interns!
(two students have been selected already)
If your Looking for flexible Winter Term hours while: 1) Making a significant positive impact to individuals’ lives, 2) Gaining a profound educational experience in NFP management, and 3) doing so while remaining right here in Middlebury!
If yes, please read below about Charter House Winter Term internships!
• Work in collaboration with the Charter House Project Management Team
• Have an opportunity to write a grant proposal for funding the operation of Charter House, &
• Support the completion of the annual Point-Time-Survey count of the homeless population in Addison County.
• Have flexibility in scheduling hours—e.g., if you want some day-time hours free, evening and overnight shifts are available! Overall, shelter must be staffed 24/7.
• Gain an in-depth understanding and make important personal contributions toward how the Middlebury Community Care Coalition and the broader community support the transition of homeless families to stable housing.
Apply on MOJO: www.middmojo.com
For more info contact: Ashley Calkins, x3099 or Tiffany Sargent, x5082
WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 2011
TIME: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
LOCATION: McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is a camp in Connecticut for kids and teens living with serious or chronic illnesses. This session will be about employment and volunteer opportunities for summer 2012. There are positions in both the general camp for kids ages 7-15 and the wilderness program for ages 16-18. It’s an amazing place and opportunity!! Established in 1988, it is the first camp founded in Paul Newman’s family of camps collectively know as The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps.