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
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.
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.
The Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) seeks applicants for a two-year paid Community Philanthropy Associate position located in Middlebury, VT.
The fellow works with the Foundation’s communications team and philanthropic advisors to help our giving partners, including donors and grantee organizations, understand community need and the role of philanthropy in addressing those needs. Issues supported by our grantmaking include, but are not limited to: affordable housing, healthcare, the arts, education, domestic and sexual violence, homelessness and hunger, and drug and alcohol abuse. Read the rest of this entry »
Co-founder of the non-profit, Community Water Solutions, Katy Clopek, will introduce you to their Fellows program that works to bring safe drinking water to rural villages in Ghana, West Africa. The program is organized around two Winter Term and Summer sessions.
The Community Water Solutions Fellowship Program is a three‐week water education and leadership training experience in the northern region of Ghana. The purpose of the fellowship is to teach individuals about the global water crisis and inspire them to become leaders in the field of international development.
Visit their blog: http://communitywatersolutions.wordpress.com/ to read about other Middlebury students who participated during this past January term (2011).
Looking for a low-key, flexible way to volunteer and meet a critical need in the community?
Look no farther than the Charter House, an emergency housing facility in town!
Charter House is in great need of new volunteers, and shifts are only 3-4 hours long each.
Volunteer once a month, once a semester, or once a week–it’s up to you!
THIS SUNDAY, January 23rd, current J-term interns will run an information session and training on-campus (complete with baked goods!)
Library Room 201
Please join them and bring a friend (or several!)
Questions? Email Laura at lkwillia(at)middlebury.edu
Fight Poverty this Summer–apply for the Shepherd Alliance Internships
Intern for 8 weeks this summer and learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty at a rural or urban site in the United States.
Come to an Information Session:
Friday, Jan 7th at 12:00pm
Center for Education in Action, Resource Library, Adirondack House
2010 Interns Dan Murphy ’11 and Tiernan Meyer ’11 will be on hand to answer questions and share their experiences. There will also be a power point with more detailed application information.
Shepherd Alliance Internships are available with agencies that work to benefit impoverished members of society. Students learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States by working for eight weeks to strengthen impoverished communities and work alongside individuals seeking to improve their communities. The agencies, located in various urban and rural sites in the United States, focus on education, healthcare, legal services, housing, hunger, social and economic needs, and community-building efforts. Students work with agencies that fit their intellectual interests in order to develop their experience and skills for civic involvement and employment.
All returning undergraduates in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Two students will be selected to represent Middlebury within the Shepherd Alliance.
To apply: go to MOJO! www.middmojo.com Log in and search for keyword: “Shepherd Poverty” under Midd-friendly Internships and follow the instructions!
DEADLINE is January 20, 2011.
For more information about the Shepherd Alliance Summer Internship Program and a complete list of established internship sites, please view http://www.wlu.edu/x12105.xml . Please contact Jill Hall (ACE) with additional questions about this internship.
El Pomar Foundation, one of the largest and oldest private foundations in the Rocky Mountain West, with assets totaling approximately $450 million currently contributes approximately $20 million annually through its grant-making and programs.
They are now accepting applications for the Fellowship Class of 2011. Please review the eligibility requirements and selection criteria to determine if the Fellowship opportunity is right for you.
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The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is excited to offer a unique opportunity to be actively involved in the movement to end hunger and poverty. CHC is a bi-partisan organization committed to making access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food a national priority. Every year, we look for promising young leaders who care about addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in communities across the nation. Read the rest of this entry »
Yes, you have an interest in food, but corporate dining and hotel chain eateries are not your focus: you want to make a difference in the world. Taylor Cocalis and Dorothy Neagle, Co-Founders of GoodFoodJobs.com will talk about the variety of ways to work in food – from entry level to expert, day job to lifetime fulfillment – and how to go about securing a good food job.
Come join the Career Conversation:
WHEN: 4:15 PM, Wednesday, November 10, 2010
WHERE: Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard, Rm. 103
(Refreshments and snacks provided by MCOG & Weybridge House.)
They’ll answer the following questions, and more:
What exactly is a good food job, anyway?
What are some examples of existing good food jobs?
How do you find them?
How do you get them?
How do you grow in and beyond your good food job?
Co-sponsored by Career Services, the Middlebury College Organic Garden and Weybridge House.
“ACE (Alliance for Climate Education) is once again hiring a Lead Educator in Chicago, IL, and an Educator in Los Angeles, CA.”
Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) performs interactive assembly presentations for high school students that explain climate change and its effect on our planet drawing from the most recent climate science. ACE is developing its program nationally to educate youth on the practical ways to ‘Lower their emissions’ by reducing their own carbon footprint and to ‘Raise their voice’ by taking action in their school and community. Our program is scientifically based, interactive, and energizing — and we present it at no cost to schools. In addition, we offer grant and scholarship opportunities to schools and students that take the lead in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and that also help our mission to spread climate literacy.
Both job descriptions and contacts can be found at: http://www.acespace.org/about/careers
Here are two post-graduate opportunities for the right candidates in the Dominican Republic. There is a Middlebury connection in that a recent Midd alum is finishing up their stint there and the program itself has an alum involved. The Mariposa DR Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing youth and families living in the Dominican Republic with the tools they need to become active community leaders for social change. also, check them out on Facebook, too.
The opportunities are located below:
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Middlebury alum, Philip Picotte ’08, passed along this great job lead for an AmeriCorps position here locally in Vermont. Thanks, Philip!
The Rutland Area Farm and Food Link, called RAFFL, is excited to announce that we are again expanding as an organization serving local farms and food in Vermont’s majestic Rutland Region! There are currently two open job positions within our organization. Full Details Here!
We are looking for organized folks who are passionate about our Region’s local farms and food system. Join us by rolling up your sleeves and contributing your skills as we continue to ramp up our programs’ services and impact! Read the rest of this entry »
There are still so many jobs out there for underclassmen and graduating seniors!
Marketing and Development Assistant
Enjoy a fast-paced, fun environment? Come work with ACTR! ACTR is the non- profit public transportation provider for Addison County and is seeking someone to support the marketing and development functions of the Community Relations Department. Candidates should have strong computer skills including experience with databases and websites, as well as experience working on marketing and outreach campaigns. Excellent people and writing skills as well as flexibility required. Fundraising and public relations experience a plus. Join a growing non-profit and bring a sense of humor. 15 hours/week. Salary $9-$12 per hour based on experience.
Some pro-rated benefits available.
Email resume, cover letter, and writing sample electronically to nadine<at>actr-vt.org, or mail to Community Relations Manager, ACTR, P.O. Box 532, Middlebury, VT 05753.
Applications due by May 21, 2010.
No phone calls, please.
ACTR is an AA/EO Employer
ThinkImpact (formerly Student Movement for Real Change) works to reduce poverty around the world. ThinkImpact is looking to hire an Assistant to the Executive Director at their D.C. office.
The Assistant to the Executive Director position offers the challenging, fast-paced experience of working in a dynamic non-profit organization. The Assistant to the Executive Director will be responsible for providing support for the Executive Director’s schedule, meetings, strategy, Global Development Internship support, basic graphic design, office management and some programming support.
The various responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
Executive Assistant: The individual will provide assistance to the executive director, assisting with scheduling, travel planning (including flights, accommodation, and local transportation), data entry and Read the rest of this entry »
Join Autism Support Daily for a fun and educational morning!
Plan to be engaged, enlightened and educated on Autism & Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders during the training. This training will prepare you for a part-time, flexible schedule and employment opportunity as a Personal Care Attendant or Respite Worker during the school year or summer opportunities in your community. Offered exclusively to Middlebury College students with a nominal registration fee of $20 (You must present college ID upon arrival). Please register and pay online at Autism Support Daily (http://autismsupportdaily.com/_wsn/page11.html).
DON’T WAIT, SEATING IS LIMITED
SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2010
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ross Commons Building ~ Room B11