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:
- 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.
- Work experience. Fellows gain invaluable hands-on experience of building a business from the ground up.
- 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 more
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
- Ashbourne Farms – Vegtable Garden Intern (Two positions available)
- Avalon-Restaurant-Event Planning and Marketing Intern
- Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest-Sustainable Community Garden Intern
- Creation Gardens-Farm to Restaurant Survey Intern
- Edible Louisville-Magazine Production Intern
- Enviro Eco Culture-Program Assistant Director
- Local Food Supporter or Glean Machine Coordinator
- Louisville Independent Business Alliance-LIBA Locavore
- Louisville Metro Government-Childhood Obesity and Local Food Access Internship
- Rainbow Blossom Farm to Store Coordinator Intern
- Seed Capital-Food and Hub Development Intern
- Sustainable Agriculture-Food and Ag Assistant Educator & Organizer
- The Root Cellar-Local Food Intern
- 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.
- Middlebury will offer 5 paid summer internships. Options for the “Business and Economics” sector are available in Boston, Baltimore, Washington, DC; Harlem and Long Island City, NY; Camden and Newark, NJ; Chester, PA; and Louisville and Berea, KY.
- In addition to “Business and Economics,” additional internships available in the following categories: Community Organizing, Education and Youth Outreach, Environmental / Food Security, Health Care, Transitional Housing and Advocacy, Journalism, Law and Release Programs, Refugee and Immigration Services, and Teaching.
- For more information: http://www.wlu.edu/x13106.xml.
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.
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 more
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 more
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 more
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, email@example.com) or Tiffany Sargent (x5082, firstname.lastname@example.org) (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.
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 more
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.
Eligibility Requirements and Selection Criteria Read more
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 more
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.