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Middlebury students, this program is tailor-made for you, in fact, recent Midd graduate, Marty Schnure ’11 recently received a Wild Gift grant for her start-up Maps for Good!

“Wild Gift selects budding social entrepreneurs, take them on a deep wilderness trip, and give them startup capital ($10,000) and expert mentorship to accelerate their idea. THEY DO THE REST.

Every year Wild Gift recruits outstanding new leaders to its Network of better-world entrepreneurs through an intensive application process. I am pleased to inform you that we have begun to accept applications for the 2015 class. Through a rigorous application process, we recruit dynamic young individuals (ages 21-35) with innovative, entrepreneurial ideas. Successful applicants exhibit a deep passion and commitment to wilderness and sustainability and the capacity to bring better world projects to fruition. Selected applicants receive a deep wilderness trek in Idaho, up to $10,000 in grant funding, and professional mentorship to refine a leadership project that will advance the stewardship of wild nature and sustainable human development. Wild Gift recipients become a part of the Wild Gift Network — a community of action-oriented individuals that will support them on their life-long journey to develop and promote more sustainable communities.”

DEADLINE: July 15, 2014 at 5 PM MT

APPLY NOW: http://wildgift.org/apply

The Environmental Career Opportunities (ECO) newsletter has cool jobs and internships of various levels, including plenty of entry-level positions all over the country!

For example, if you’re passionate about nature and enjoy working with kids, you could spend a summer as an intern for the Boat Camp Nature School in Newburyport, MA.  Check out the job board for many more opportunities!

How to view the job board:

1. Go to the Midd-Only Resources page

2. Scroll down and click on the link that says “Environmental Career Opportunities.”

3. Enter your Middlebury login information and you should be able to see the username and password you can use to get to the job board.

4. Enjoy!

Check out Orion’s job board to find environmentally focused, field-related internships and jobs.  You can also find the link to this same resource on the right of the Careers in the Common Good main webpage, under the heading Environmental Jobs/Internships & Resources.

The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is a non-profit organization that strives to protect the land within Lake George’s watershed so as to keep Lake George gorgeous and pristine.  There are three summer job openings in the organization for this summer.  Check them out!

1. Lead / Stewardship Assistant (TWO openings)

Two 12-week positions (June – August)
$11 – $13/hr depending on experience

Application Deadline Extended: March 29

2. Communications and Outreach Manager (fill-in for maternity leave)

One position (mid-May – mid/late August)
Salary commensurate upon experience

Application Deadline: March 29

Visit the LGLC Job Opportunities page for links to detailed job descriptions and how to apply to each of the three positions, or visit the LGLC Home page for more information about the organization!

 

 

 

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The MiddView program is seeking Middlebury students who are involved in student organizations on campus, so they can share with first year students their own experience of getting involved.  Ideally, they can place student organization leaders on trips that could potentially connect with the mission and objective of their student organization, so leaders can make connections with first year students interested in similar topics as their organizations.  There are 3 trip types to choose from including Community Engagement Trips, Vermont Explorations Trips and Wilderness Explorations Trips.  See what kind of trips we ran last year here!  Apply to be MiddView Trip Leaders here!

Applications are due Monday, February 10th and students can apply by visiting go/lead.  If your organization would like to be more closely linked to a trip by working to create a themed trip, or sponsoring an activity during one of the trips, please email areinhardt[at]middlebury.edu, or mention it in your application!

Thank you for forwarding this opportunity onto other club members!

Amanda Reinhardt

APPLY TO BE A MIDDIVEW TRIP LEADER
MiddView
Orientation Trips Coordinator
Student Activities
14 Old Chapel Road
802-443-5271

Scholarship opportunity for Sophomores and Juniors committed to careers related to the environment: Apply for the Udall Scholarship! The Udall provides up to $5,000 for tuition, fees, educational expenses. Eligibility: GPA 3.5 and up. U.S. citizen. Demonstrated commitment to work with environmental issues through academic study and activities. Scholarship requires nomination from Middlebury College—nomination deadline is January 23, 2014. Application instructions online at go/fellowships (Click on Udall) Questions? Contact Professor Chris McGrory-Klyza (klyza[at]middlebury.edu) or Lisa Gates (lgates[at]middlebury.edu)

The Global Diversity Foundation is hosting the 4th annual Global Environments Summer Academy (GESA) in Burn, Switzerland! The first application deadline of the two-stage application process is January 15th. 

GESA works to broaden and deepen the knowledge, networking, and communication skills of postgraduate students and professionals who are concerned about the human dimensions of climate change and environmental challenges. GESA addresses the scale and scope of these challenges and puts them in context of contemporary environmental issues, history, and political ecology.

For more information, click here.

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Join TNC’s Director of Global HR for an Information Session and Interviews for Internships.

 

Tuesday, November 5
4:30 P.M., The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any class year interested in conservation and internships (2 specific PAID for Middlebury students) having a social impact.

Apply by Monday, November 4 for the two GLOBE internships for Midd students or any other GLOBE internships and you could get an interview with their representatives on Wednesday, November 6. Read the rest of this entry »

The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. Fund for the Public Interest  runs campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, and Environmental Action. Currently, there are paid positions open on campaign staff in each of the organization locations. 

Strong candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills. As a member of Fund for the Public Interest staff, you will fund raise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. Positions are open to all classes. The pay rate is $9-15/hr (varies by location).

To find out more, join the information table inMCCullough Grille Foyer !

Monday, March 11 or Tuesday, March 12,  2013, 9:30am – 6pm

If you have any question about this event contact Quesnel, Becky p., bpidgeon@middlebury.edu.

Every year Wild Gift recruits outstanding new leaders to its Leader Network.  Through a rigorous application process, Wild Gift  recruits dynamic young individuals (ages 21-35) with innovative, entrepreneurial ideas.  Successful applicants exhibit a deep passion and commitment to wilderness and sustainability and the capacity to bring better world projects to fruition.

If selected to join the Network, you will receive The Wild Gift, which consists of:

  • a deep wilderness trek in the Idaho wilderness to refine your vision,
  • up to $350.00 for travel expenses to Sun Valley, Idaho,
  • the opportunity to receive up to $10,000 as a grant to further your work,
  • access to professional mentors to help translate your vision to reality,
  • a network of talented peers offering support, guidance and an entrepreneurial community, and
  • continued growth through annual retreats and trips to the wild.

Recruits become part of a dynamic and growing community of new leaders determined to have a significant impact in promoting peaceable community development in balance with the resources and values of wild nature.

The Wild Gift website has detailed information about the current members of the Network and their leadership initiatives, which may be helpful for potential applicants to review:  www.wildgift.org.  The application is available at wildgift.org/apply.

You can see some of our recent Wild Gift Fellows featured here:

http://wildgift.org/news/wild-gift-fellows-win-prestigious-awards

Midd alum Ruth Kelty ’95 with NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science is pleased to announce more than 50 wide-ranging internships open to Middlebury students in a variety of majors and interests. Through this internship program, opportunities will be available in NOAA labs and offices nationwide, working in fields such as applied ocean and atmospheric science, policy, and science communication. Each student’s summer activities will be overseen and mentored by a NOAA staff member.

Internships are in the natural and social sciences and last approximately 10 weeks. Start dates are flexible, but most internships begin in June and end in August. Interns will be selected on a competitive basis. While these are unpaid internships, the Center for Education in Action is committed to providing funding for up to three of these opportunities (current seniors are not eligible for funding but may still apply for the internships).

See here for list of internship descriptions :  2013 NOAA internship opportunities

Students – Is law school in your future?  Then check out:

Vermont Law School Information Session
WHERE: Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard
WHEN:  4:00p

Eat pizza and learn about opportunities for Midd students at VLS.  Tim Clark from VLS Admissions will provide info about their law and graduate programs, including the accelerated two-year JD and the one-year Master programs in either Environmental Law & Policy, or Energy Regulation and Law.

Hear more about the Middlebury and Vermont Law School articulation agreements and the Middlebury-VLS Environmental Scholarship for JD or Masters.

There are currently two Middlebury alums attending VLS on a FULL SCHOLARSHIP, so if you have been involved in environmental endeavors and are considering law school, you may be interested in hearing this information.