Archive for Fellowships

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

Sustainable Harvest’s Summer Fellowship Program hosts fellows at their offices around the world–either at their headquarters in Portland, Oregon, or in their origin offices in Lima, Peru; Oaxaca, Mexico; or Kigoma and Moshi, Tanzania. Fellows receive a stipend and work alongside staff on projects related to business communications, impact measurement, development funding, and other tasks that give them a broad understanding of their mission and practices as a social enterprise and an opportunity to develop professionally.

Interested in a fellowship with Sustainable Harvest? Please email debra[at]sustainableharvest.com for more information. Read the rest of this entry »

StartingBloc Fellowship selects young leaders and provides them with access to the resources they need to address the most pressing global challenges. The most critical resource for StartingBloc fellows is to gain access to a tight-knit community of social innovators based across the country and the world.

The StartingBloc fellowship begins with the Institute for Social Innovation. This five-day experience is rooted in a blended-value curriculum and presents a Social Innovation Case (SIC) challenge, as well as sessions with industry leaders.

Applications for the 2013 New York Institute open December 5

  • The early application deadline is December 20th.
  •  Regular application deadline: January 15th, 2013

Check out the NY ’12 agenda, NY ’12 speakers, some answers to frequently asked questions. There are a handfull of Middlebury grads who have attended the Institute and can speak to it’s value.

Need more information? Visit : http://startingbloc.org

The Bronfman Fellowship offers a recent college graduate exposure to the high level operations of one of the largest international non-profit organizations in the Jewish community. Working in the Office of the President and supervised by the Director of the President’s Office, the Bronfman Fellow works closely with the Executive Assistant and senior Hillel professionals at Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center in Washington, D.C. The Bronfman Fellow will develop professional skills and insights that will inform future Jewish leadership and a multitude of career paths.

The Bronfman Fellow will assist the President in the following primary focus areas:

  • Strategic Communications
  • Student Leadership and Engagement
  • Fellowship Opportunities

The Bronfman one-year long  fellowship salary is $32,000. Hillel also offers a generous benefits package that includes health and dental insurance and fifteen days each of vacation and sick leave.

Applications must be completed by Friday, January 25, 2013.  For more information and online  application visit :

https://hillel.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=291342&company_id=15725&version=1&source=ONLINE&jobOwner=1009081&aid=1

Complete application includes : Online application/resume/essays, Two letters of reference and Official or unofficial transcript

For Questions Contact:
Bradley Mighdoll, Human Resources Associate : jobs@hillel.org

          

     Are you a French speaking farmer ? Peace Corps needs you !

 

 

For more information visit :

http://www.facebook.com/peacecorpsnortheast

The New Sector Summer Fellowship program is an intensive, 11-week leadership development program for individuals interested in the social impact sector. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool to provide support to Boston and San Francisco organizations that enhances that organizations’ service to their constituents. Our Summer Fellowship program includes:

 The Summer Fellowship program:   is tailored to undergraduate juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. Fellows serve full-time at a non-profit organization for 11 weeks. Alongside their service, Fellows receive rigorous training from experienced social impact leaders, including 1 week of kickoff training, biweekly afternoon seminars, and 1 full-day workshop. Fellows also receive one-on-one mentorship from leaders in the social impact sector, including for-profit management consultants and non-profit professionals.

Application for  Summer 2013 Fellows cohort will open on November 1, 2012.

To download an overview of the Summer Fellows program in PDF format, click here.

Program Dates and Locations

2012 Summer Fellows will serve June 3, 2013 – Friday, August 16, 2014 in the Boston Area or San Francisco Bay Area (30-35 program participants of each cohort).  Student applicants who cannot start on June 3 due to their university calendar will serve June 17 – Friday, August 30, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

  Training Leaders in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty            Deadline : January 14, 2013.

Do you want to spend a year fighting hunger and poverty with a tight-knit community of emerging leaders?

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a unique leadership development program that trains, inspires, and sustains emerging leaders committed to social justice.

  Program participants gain practical experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community-based organizations across the country, as well as policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. Through this unique program bridging community-based efforts and national public policy, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty. 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

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 »

This fellowship is a staff position through August 2014 at Environmental affairs department, Middlebury college . Familiarity with current student sustainability initiatives and student leadership strongly preferred. Candidates who are Middlebury graduates preferred.

Salary/Wage:  $29,278 Hiring Minimum.

Job description

Thirty percent of the Sustainability Communications & Outreach Coordinator’s job is designing and implementing culture and behavior change programs with the Director of Sustainability that will help members of the Middlebury College community to engage more effectively in practices of sustainability. About 30% is communicating Middlebury’s sustainability initiatives and the success stories of individuals and groups to internal and external audiences through writing, speaking, video, and managing the Sustainability website and Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest Facebook page. An additional 15% is compiling data and producing reports for assessments such as the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS). The remaining 25% is performing administrative tasks for Middlebury’s sustainability initiatives. Read the rest of this entry »


Match Corps:    Merrimack Valley is a full-time, 10.5-month urban education math tutoring fellowship in two high schools in the Merrimack Valley. We are hiring 50 smart, idealistic, relentless people to work during the 2012-2013 school year. Each Fellow works during the school day with two students at a time for five periods a day, and will have a personal caseload of 12 students all year long. Fellows not only will drive student achievement by providing individualized instruction, but will also build personal and meaningful relationships with urban students and their families during this pioneer year of service

For more information visit :  www.matcheducation.org or

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THE HORSESHOE FARM FELLOWSHIP
www.projecthorseshoefarm.org

Unique community based “Gap Year” opportunity for those interested in medicine, healthcare, community health, public health, or other community based service careers.

Students who are selected for this competitive one year (13 month) Fellowship will live in Greensboro, Alabama and will work alongside other outstanding “Horseshoe Farm Fellows” selected from around the country. Selected Fellows will have the opportunity to be directly involved in nearly all aspects of the leadership and management of this innovative community based non-profit organization and its service programs for children, mentally disabled adults, and elderly members of the community. Selected Fellows will also have the opportunity to:

* Learn about effective engagement with and work with a community. Learn how to effectively develop and lead social entrepreneurial initiatives in a community.

* Help lead, manage, and provide direct service in an innovative housing and companionship program for women with mental disorders.

* Help manage and run several mentoring, tutoring, and activities programs for children in the community.

* Help lead, manage, and develop programs for a new “Community Clubhouse” for vulnerable members of our community.

* Learn about (through weekly readings and discussions) health care systems issues including the structure and financing of the U.S. health care system, health care law and ethics, healthcare economics, the history of the U.S. health care system, and health policy.

* Work directly with M.D., M.B.A. physician who is Director and primary teacher in project and Fellowship. Have opportunity to work in and learn about rural community hospital settings, to shadow other physicians and health professionals, and learn about rural healthcare and health systems.

This opportunity is geared primarily to students with very strong leadership potential and with an interest in community based service careers (especially but not exclusively those interested in medicine or healthcare).

The Fellowship application & more information are available at www.projecthorseshoefarm.org The Fellowship application deadline is January 31, 2012.

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 »

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 Environmental Philanthropy Associate located in Middlebury, VT.

The work of the fellow will be focused in two primary areas: the High Meadows Fund (HMF, www.highmeadowsfund.org) and the Vermont Food Funders Network. HMF’s mission is to promote a healthy natural environment while encouraging long-term economic vitality in Vermont. High Meadows focuses on reducing reliance on fossil fuels, making agriculture viable and food affordable, and encouraging vibrant compact settlements surrounded by working farms and forests. Read the rest of this entry »

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).

Information Session:

February 10

4:30-6:00 PM

Axinn 220

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 the rest of this entry »

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 »