The Vermont Community Foundation was established in 1986 as a permanent source of support for the state. They are a family of hundreds of funds and foundations created by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. They provide the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to making your giving easy and inspiring. Together, our funds and programs provide more than $12 million a year in grants in Vermont and beyond.
Community foundations in the United States are public charities serving people who share a common interest—improving the quality of life in their area. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create permanent charitable funds that help their region meet the challenges of changing times. Community foundations invest and administer these funds.
Several Middlebury alumni are currently part of the Vermont Community Foundation team. Apply now for a job as a Community Philanthropist Associate! This is a 2 year PAID position! More information on how to apply on MOJO!
About the position:
The fellow works with the Foundation’s communications, grantmaking, and asset development teams to build the public profile of philanthropy in Vermont.
Included in this work is helping our giving partners, including donors and grantee organizations, understand community needs and the role of philanthropy in addressing those needs. Issues supported by our grantmaking include: food and farms, affordable housing, healthcare, the arts, education, homelessness and hunger, and drug and alcohol abuse.
Challenge Detroit is a proven model for revitalization by attracting and retaining top talent, and offering the opportunity to contribute to a great city by providing the opportunity for tomorrow’s leaders to live in an urban setting, work at a leading area company, experience the cultural aspects of the city, and partner with nonprofits to make an impact through an innovative intellectual giving model.
The yearlong Fellowship program provides an opportunity for approximately 30 individuals of various intellects and backgrounds to come together in an effort to shape the future of Detroit. Through a wide-‐spread social movement, the narratives and experiences of these individuals is amplifying Detroit’s potential and influencing public perception about the present and future of the city.
To learn more about what Fellows do and how to apply please check out the following link: Challenge Detroit 2015-2016 Job Posting (1)
Are you an undergraduate, graduate student or recent graduate interested in learning more about a career in environmental conservation? If so, you should consider applying for the 9th Annual Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) Fellowship Program, based in Warrenton, Virginia! Twelve students will be selected for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a summer in the Virginia Piedmont, while studying with seasoned professionals in land conservation, land use planning, agriculture, habitat and more.
The highly acclaimed PEC Fellowship is much more than an internship. For the first four weeks, the program combines classroom discussions, field trips, and hands-on activities to give participants a comprehensive understanding of the work that PEC does. For the final three weeks, the fellows work on a collaborative practicum, focused on their interests as well as a particular aspect of PEC’s work in the Piedmont.
Through this personalized experience, participants gain the practical knowledge and skills necessary to successfully transition into careers in conservation, urban planning, agriculture, historic preservation, public policy, and other related fields. In addition to providing fellows with local housing, PEC covers all program-related expenses and provides a stipend to cover living expenses.
To find out more information and view the application process please follow this link pecva.org/fellowship
The Global Good Fund is now accepting applications for our 2016 Fellowship cohort. This 15-month Fellowship accelerates the personal growth of high potential leaders in the social sector. If you are an entrepreneur solving complex social problems and achieving global good, you should apply!
The Global Good Fund is a leadership development enterprise built by and for social entrepreneurs. They identify high-potential leaders and accelerate their success through proven and proprietary development methods. The Global Good Fund invests in these leaders by pairing them with executives who serve as Coaches, and by providing leadership assessment resources, a network of peers, sector expertise, and targeted financial capital.
Part 1 of the application will be accepted through June 1st, 2015. Please visit our website below for more information about the Fellowship and the application process / timeline.
TechChange is excited to announce a summer fellowship program for recent graduates and rising college seniors and juniors. The fellowship will provide practical training in web development as well as a unique exposure to a range of applications and organizations using technology to tackle a variety of global challenges — from creating prosthetic limbs with a 3D printer to combating malaria with mobile devices.
As a fellow, you will spend three months designing and implementing a web development project related to education, technology, and social good. TechChange staff will provide training, mentorship, and a series of events to support you in your process.
Follow the link to learn more about this opportunity and apply before the deadline on February 15, 2015: http://techchange.org/fellowship
Through the Global Health Corps a number of high-impact positions are available for recent graduates in health-focused organizations in the U.S. and Africa!
Global Health Corps is a one-year paid fellowship that pairs young professionals with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. They believe that great ideas don’t change the world, great PEOPLE do! Global Health Corps is currently recruiting for 156 positions. For example:
The fellowship begins in July 2015 and extends through August 2016. Fellows engage in professional development training, mentorship and thoughtful community-building, and continue to draw upon their fellowship experience and the GHC alumni network as they build careers of lasting impact. Applicants can apply for up to 3 different fellowship positions. The full list of fellowship positions is available at: bit.ly/GHC_Roles.
Don’t hesitate, apply now!
Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools to design grassroots projects for the summer of 2015 – anywhere in the world – which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. We encourage applicants to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace. Through a competition on over 90 campuses, projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each.
Applications are due Monday, January 12, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions please feel free to email Heather Neuwirth ’08, Associate Director of Programs on Creativity and Innovation and the Center for Social Entrepreneurship at email@example.com.
Certified B Corporations are leading a global movement to redefine success in business and driving to translate ideas into action!
By voluntarily meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability, and performance, Certified B Corps are distinguishing themselves in a cluttered marketplace by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.
Government and the nonprofit sector are necessary but insufficient to address society’s greatest challenges. Business, the most powerful man-made force on the planet, must create value for society, not just shareholders. Systemic challenges require systemic solutions and the B Corp movement offers a concrete, market-based and scalable solution.
APPLY TODAY to become a B Corps Fellow!!!! B Corps Fellows will be trained to work with thousands of companies to measure and manage the impact of their businesses on their workers, communities, and the environment with as much rigor as their profits.
The early action deadline is December 31st and the final application deadline is January 31st, 2015!
Follow the link below for more information: http://www.bcorporation.net/fellows
Explore the links under Fellowships on the right hand side of this page and learn more about opportunities for your career launch! The CCG blog provides links to Fellowships in fields attuned to your interests such as: Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship and fellowships in US & International Policy and Entreprenuership! Follow this link to find out about even more opportunities! http://idealistcareers.org/fellowship-programs/
StartingBloc is built on the belief that a small, committed group of people can change the world.
StartingBloc brings together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and innovators working to create change. They connect them to their tribe and give them access to the resources, co-conspirators, projects and support they need to create the impact they want.
Through a transformative 5-day experience, Fellows learn from proven change-makers, are pushed to take bigger risks, and find new life-long allies. As a result of StartingBloc, hundreds of Fellows have found meaningful work, launched new companies, and joined forces to tackle our world’s challenges.
StartingBloc will be hosting 5 institutions in 2015 (see below) and they are accepting early applications! To learn more visit: http://startingbloc.org/la15/
Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Their mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.
The Kip Tiernan Social Justice Fellowship honors the lifelong work of the founder of Rosie’s Place. The Fellowship is awarded annually to a woman to develop and carry out a special project in New England that will improve the lives of poor and homeless women and further the mission of Rosie’s Place. Read about our current Fellowship project.
Eligible projects could include the following:
The Fellowship is 12 months long and is awarded on a one-time basis to an eligible woman. Fellows are paid a $40,000 stipend.
Check out this link for the application and more information! http://www.rosiesplace.org/who_we_are/founder/kip_tiernan_social_justice_fellowship
If you are considering applying, or know a potential candidate for the CSE Fellowship Application, please note that the deadline is now EXTENDED to 5:00 p.m. on Monday October 27. It is important to know that the CSE Fellowship is not only for students who have specific project ideas, but also for any Middlebury student (graduating 16.5, 17 and 17.5) who has a genuine passion for positive social change and the aspiration to lead with humility and empathy. The CSE believes that investing in and supporting promising Middlebury students with the ability to think creatively and execute their ideas will result in a lifetime of leadership.
For those who are not aware, the CSE Fellowship is among a small handful of opportunities in the country that provide college students with unique access and exposure to mentorship, funding, and a vast network of individuals and organizations who are leading positive social change around the world. Becoming a CSE Fellow opens the door to a lifetime of social change.
Recent graduates and current seniors who know Yiddish and have a strong background in Jewish studies or related fields can apply to the Yiddish Book Center’s Fellowship Program. Fellows spend a year as full-time members of our staff, developing valuable professional skills while working on the Center’s most important projects: education, oral history, online accessibility, translation, and bibliographic work with our ever-growing collection of books. Working with mentors, the Fellows also apply their ingenuity and personal expertise to the creation of new projects. Each fellow receives a stipend of $28,000 plus health insurance. The program runs from September 2015 to August 2016. Applications are due by January 5. (Click here for details.)
Current college students can apply to the Yiddish Book Center’s Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, which offers seven weeks of intensive language studies, tuition free. A beginner track for students who haven’t previously studied Yiddish includes daily three-hour language classes and an introductory course in Yiddish culture and history. Students who have completed one year of Yiddish can apply to the intermediate track, where they’ll take daily three-hour language classes and work on the Center’s ongoing projects in exchange for free housing and a $1,000 stipend. All students take part in workshops, film screenings, and cultural and social activities at the Center.
Students accepted to the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program receive free tuition and are eligible for academic credit from the University of Massachusetts. The 2015 program runs from June 7 to July 24. Applications are due by February 10. (Click here for details.)
Math for America (MƒA) was founded in New York City by a group of business leaders, mathematicians and educators, led by Jim Simons, president of Euclidean Capital and chair of Renaissance Technologies, a private investment firm that uses innovative mathematical methods to make investment decisions.With nearly 850 teachers across our fellowships, besidesNew York City, MfA also operates in Berkeley, Boston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Utah, and Washington, DC. MƒA creates a community around exceptional educators and works to make teaching an attractive and sustainable career choice for the very best thinkers in the STEM field.
MƒA is beginning its academic year with nearly 800 MƒA teachers and school leaders in New York City, a number that has increased each year since our inception. Now in their 10th year, they are pleased to announce the MfA Exponent program: three fellowships – Early Career, Master Teacher, and School Leader – to include science teachers and teachers of all grade levels (K-12) within the program. This is a wonderful opportunity in the effort of building a professional community for outstanding mathematics and science educators. To learn more about these opportunities please visit: http://www.mathforamerica.org/home
Match Corps is a year-long tutoring program in which highly qualified college graduates work closely with K-12 students. Match Corps is associated with Match Education, an organization that works to operate public charter schools in urban areas and train teachers for high-poverty schools. Many alumni of Match Corps go on to pursue careers outside of education, but nonetheless apply experience they gained during their year of training. See the Match Corps alumni page to read about alumni and their experiences with the program. Match Corps has two locations, Boston and Chicago, and has rolling admissions until June 15th – apply now and hear back within a month!
For those graduates interested in pursuing a career in education, Match Education also has a program called the Match Teacher Residency (MTR), which is located in Boston. MTR residents work in the Match Corps program Monday through Thursday and then receive intensive MTR training on Fridays and Saturdays. In the spring, MTR helps residents to find jobs at top urban charter schools around the country. Visit the MTR page to read more about this program and its “sister” institution, the Sposato Graduate School of Education (SGSE).
StartingBloc offers transformative 5-day fellowship retreats. The organization strives to “bring together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and innovators struggling to create change” by providing “access to the resources, co-conspirators, projects and support they need to create the impact they want.”
This year, StartingBloc is offering need-based scholarships to the Boston ’14 Institute fellowship recipients.
Visit StartingBloc’s home page to find out more about the organization, apply to be a fellow in the Boston ’14 Institute, and finally, apply for a scholarship to fund your unique experience! All deadlines are May 8th, so apply now!
“StartingBloc is built on the belief that a small, committed group of people can change the world.
We bring together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and innovators struggling to create change. We connect them to their tribe and give them access to the resources, co-conspirators, projects and support they need to create the impact they want.
We do this through a transformative 5-day experience where Fellows learn from proven change-makers, are pushed to take bigger risks, and find new life-long allies. As a result of StartingBloc, hundreds of Fellows have found meaningful work, launched new companies, and joined forces to tackle our world’s challenges.”
StartingBloc is looking for a Fellowship Director with a Bachelor’s degree and “experience in program support, project management, start-up businesses, or a related area” to help in managing the process of reviewing applications for these 5-day programs. Check out the job description page for more information on the qualifications required and how to apply.
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)
Global Health Corps Fellowship position descriptions are up!
For a list of available positions for the 2014-2015 Fellowship Class, click here.
The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program is looking for recent college graduates with a background in Jewish studies (or related disciplines) and a working knowledge of Yiddish. The Yiddish Book Center aims to preserve Jewish culture and heritage through literature. The founder of the Center, Aaron Lansky, realized that untold numbers of irreplaceable Yiddish books, which were the primary legacy of 1,000 years of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, were being discarded by American-born Jews that could not read Yiddish. The Yiddish Book Center has more than a million volumes in its libraries and their goal is to place these books in the hands of new readers. Their initiatives include education, translation, publications, oral history, exhibits, and public programs.
Apply by January 6th!
To learn more about being a fellow, click here.