Archive for Non-profit Opportunities

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:

Summer 2013- Paid Addison County Poverty Internships

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, jcalkins@middlebury.edu.

 

 

Jan
14

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, czelle@middlebury.edu 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:

  • Enroll in a January 2013 winter-term course, “Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts.”
  • Integrate the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship into their academic work.
  • Engage in two consecutive relevant summer experiences (with total grant support of up to $10,000.)
  • Provide leadership on the Middlebury campus and beyond Read the rest of this entry »

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 :

  • Provide logistical and planning support for multi-stakeholder events and meetings
  • Conduct online and phone-based research to support strategic initiatives
  • Draft correspondence, blogs, and short research memos
  • Communicate with clients
  • Help handle phone calls, e mail, and web support
  • Organize meetings, travel, and conference calls Read the rest of this entry »

Apply to participate in the student-led MAlt trips over February Break.  This year’s there are five trips :

  • Different Voices, New Perspectives Along Mexico/US Border (El Paso, Texas)
  • Conserving a Tropical Ecosystem Treasure (Puerto Rico)
  • Breaking Through Preconceptions (Cherokee Nation )
  • Examining a Broken Justice System (New York City )
  • Empowering Local Communities (Dominican Republic )

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.

Questions? E-mail MAlt co-chairs Charlotte Zelle ‘14 (czelle@middlebury.edu) or Maya Neria ’15 (mneria@middlebury.edu). Read the rest of this entry »

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!

 To learn more about the StartingBloc Fellowship or the Institute for Social Innovation, please visit : http://www.startingbloc.org/

 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 :

  • Waived application fees for top graduate programs
  • Matching with a top mentor in your field of choice
  • Access to pro-bono services for your start-up, including legal and financial consulting

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:

  1. Network. The Fellow class consists of exceptional people who will be lifelong partners, advisors, and colleagues. Fellows are connected to leading entrepreneurs and investors in their regions.
  2. Work experience. Fellows gain invaluable hands-on experience of building a business from the ground up.
  3. Training and Mentorship. VFA’s educational component gives Fellows the best of business school without the school debt. Training Camp teaches hard skills through a mix of real-life challenges, inspiring guest speakers, and valuable advice. Read the rest of this entry »


  Shelburne Farms

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:

  • ESS Wild Edibles – Local ecology and food sustainability internship – Deadline March 20
  • Community School – Community School Teacher in Idaho – Deadline March 23
  • Middlebury FoodWorks – The deadlines for all these have been extended to Friday March 23
  1. Ashbourne Farms – Vegtable Garden Intern (Two positions available)
  2. Avalon-Restaurant-Event Planning and Marketing Intern
  3. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest-Sustainable Community Garden Intern
  4. Creation Gardens-Farm to Restaurant Survey Intern
  5. Edible Louisville-Magazine Production Intern
  6. Enviro Eco Culture-Program Assistant Director
  7. Local Food Supporter or Glean Machine Coordinator
  8. Louisville Independent Business Alliance-LIBA Locavore
  9. Louisville Metro Government-Childhood Obesity and Local Food Access Internship
  10. Rainbow Blossom Farm to Store Coordinator Intern
  11. Seed Capital-Food and Hub Development Intern
  12. Sustainable Agriculture-Food and Ag Assistant Educator & Organizer
  13. The Root Cellar-Local Food Intern
  14. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens-Garden Intern

These are ones with deadlines over Spring Break:

  • Sierra Club – The Best Internship on Earth – Deadline March 27
  • Annies (as in macaroni and cheese) – PAID in Berkeley, CA – deadline March 28
  • New York City Mayor’s Office – City Government Internships – Offered by Alum Morgan Jones ’04 – Deadline March 30
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Communications Intern – opportunity by Midd Alum Bob Carolla ’78, NAMI Director –Deadline March 30
  • US Department of Education – Editor, research and publications assistant – opportunity provided by alum Jacquelyn Zimmerman ’71 from the French School – Deadline March 31
  • Roots of Health – Media and Development Intern – offered by Midd alum Stephanie Schmidt ’02 – Deadline March 31
  • INROADS – Paid summer internship – Deadline March 31

…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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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!

Interns will:
• 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.


Avodah’s mission is to develop a lifelong commitment to serving the community in recent college graduates. The organization emphasizes the importance of Jewish values and solidarity fostered by their work. Avodah’s year long program places graduates among impoverished communities in Washington D.C., New Orleans, Chicago, or New York. Additionally, the organization subsidizes all travel and housing arrangements as well as providing volunteers with monthly stipends and health insurance.

If you’d like to learn more about service opportunities with Avodah, look around their website at www.avodah.net or get in contact with recruitment coordinator Mollie Spevack at (212) 545-7759 x312. The application for the 2012-2013 program will open on Monday, October 24!

The Food Project seeks individuals with a strong desire to become fully invested in their enterprise during their time with them. They hold high expectations for their youth and in order to foster their potential they require their Crew Leaders to be strong role models. Ideal candidates possess enthusiasm for working with youth, interest in The Food Project’s mission, a strong work ethic and a good sense of humor. While the organization is deeply committed to building a sustainable food system, Read the rest of this entry »

As part of the 23rd Annual Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies titled: “Global Hunger 2011 and our Role as Global Citizens”, guest lecturer, Ruth Messinger, President of the American Jewish World Service, will hold a Career Conversation on global social justice issues on Thursday, February 24th at 7:30 PM at the Brainerd Commons House (132 Blinn Lane). All students welcome!

Some background on Ruth Messinger:

Ruth W. Messinger is the president and executive director Read the rest of this entry »

New Sector’s Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) is a competitive program that provides young professionals with up to ten years of work experience the opportunity to be trained and serve as an AmeriCorps member at a nonprofit organization for one year.

New Sector AmeriCorps Residents are selected from a competitive applicant pool to provide Boston or San Francisco-area organizations (“host sites”) support that enhances the organizations’ service to their constituents. Residents engage in capacity-building projects such as measuring impact, developing collaborations and partnerships, promoting effective use of technology, engaging volunteers, and expanding communication and strategic marketing efforts. We develop each project in coordination with service sites to ensure a substantive, high-impact experience that builds the character of the Resident and benefits the service site and larger community. Read the rest of this entry »

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

For further information:  Peggy Burns (x3450, mburns@middlebury.edu) or Tiffany Sargent (x5082, tiffanys@middlebury.edu)  (ACE/EIA)

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.

WHEN:   Thursday, February 10,2011

TIME:  4:30 PM

LOCATION:  Axinn 220

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.