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:
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.
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
THE HORSESHOE FARM FELLOWSHIP
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.
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).
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 »
Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps is a high-impact immersive global health experience for students and for professionals. Unite For Sight is the world’s leader in socially responsible, effective volunteering abroad. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our Global Impact Fellows, coupled with the highest quality of healthcare delivery programs with our partners.
What do Global Impact Fellows do? Global Impact Fellows support and learn from the partner clinics’ talented medical professionals who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex global health issues. Through hands-on, structured training, Global Impact Fellows gain a comprehensive understanding about best practices in global health and social entrepreneurship. Global Impact Fellows gain skills and are nurtured to become new leaders in global health, and they receive a Certificate in Global Health & Program Delivery.
Global Impact Fellows come from very diverse backgrounds, including those interested in public health, medicine, international development, social entrepreneurship, and the social sciences. Global Impact Fellows participate daily with local doctors to eliminate patient barriers to care and to facilitate comprehensive year-round eye care for patients living in extreme poverty. They assist with patient education, visual acuity screening, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks. They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors. Additionally, Global Impact Fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing global health research. For example, current Global Impact Fellows are pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to care.
What do Global Impact Fellows say?
“The three weeks I spent volunteering with Unite For Sight as a Global Impact Fellow in Ghana were some of the most interesting and rewarding of my life, combining the opportunity to learn about life in Ghana, a country new to me, experience the challenges of improving global health and do concrete, useful work to help others… I had such a positive experience with Unite For Sight this past summer and…I hope to be able to spread the word about the amazing work Unite For Sight does by telling people about my experience as a Global Impact Fellow in Tamale.”–Sophie Brigstocke, Williams College Student, Global Impact Fellow in Ghana
“I gained a vast basin of knowledge not only about eye health, but also on the healthcare infrastructure, patient interactions, and management systems of the developing world. Reading about health issues in the news or in class became stark reality during my summer in Dhenkanal, and I now aim to reinvigorate my efforts to study and contribute to the field of international health. Over the course of my career, I hope that I can one day return to India as a doctor and remedy the health inequalities that remain ever-present on a global scale,” Pallavi Basu, Cornell University Student, Global Impact Fellow in India
See more volunteer accounts at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad/volunteer-accounts
Locations of Year-Round Eye Care Delivery:
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)
* Accra and Kumasi Regions, Ghana
* Northern and Ashanti Regions, Ghana
* Tegucigalpa, Honduras
* Patna, India
* Dhenkanal, India
Complete details online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington is now accepting applications for the Post-Bachelor Fellowship Program for the Fall 2010 cohort. All applications are due November 1.
The purpose of the fellowship is to:
Fellows receive training through on-the-job research, methods workshops, access to University of Washington courses, and on-site lectures and seminars. Post-Graduate Fellows contribute directly to IHME’s research agenda through their involvement in work groups, development of new methods, and managing and driving research projects.
Post-Graduate Fellowships are appointed at IHME for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year upon mutual agreement. The salary is $50,000. As University of Washington employees, fellows are eligible for an insurance benefits package that includes a choice among several medical and dental insurance plans, life insurance, and long-term disability. Please note that there is no retirement package included with this appointment.
It is called Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. This database includes detailed descriptions of more than 8,300 foundation programs that fund students and other individual grant seekers. CSO has purchased a subscription, however only 1 student can be logged in at a time. If you attempt to sign in and you are blocked, please patiently wait and try again later. Remember, to log out when you are done!
To access the database, log on to the Midd-Only Resources section of the CSO website (http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/resources/cso/students/resources/middonly)
We also have a great resource called the Student Fellowships and Scholarships Office, as well as the Student Funding Database (which you can find on their main website and in the Midd-Only Resources)
Want social change?
Interested in a career in community organizing but wondering how to move forward?
That’s what we do.
The Community Organizing Residency (COR) is a six-month, paid residency. COR is for people from different faith backgrounds who want to make community organizing their profession. They will gain social justice experience working with leading organizing groups in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Read the rest of this entry »
The Global Health Corps (GHC) has extended the deadline for their fellowships to March 5th.
GHC aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity and improve the quality of healthcare services for the poor by connecting outstanding young leaders with organizations working on the front lines in the fight for global health equity.
The fellowship opportunities include but are not limited to being a Health Counselor in New Jersey, a Systems Innovation Officer in Massachusetts, or a Human Resources for Health Program Consultant in Burundi.
For more information and to apply Read the rest of this entry »
City Hall Fellows is a non-partisan nonprofit training the next generation of leaders for America’s cities. Their 12-month, paid, post-college Fellowship integrates hands-on experience working within the highest levels of local government with intensive training in how cities work. For their next class, they will be placing cohorts of Fellows in 3 cities:
The Fellowship is open to students of ALL majors. They are seeking out Middlebury’s top graduating students and recent alums about this opportunity.
A detailed overview of the Fellowship, as well as application materials and instructions, are on their website, www.cityhallfellows.org. The Fellowship year begins August 2, 2010 and runs through July 29, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
Now that you are on break, don’t miss out on these great opportunities that we’ve identified in MOJO. Dust off your resumes and cover letters and submit your applications as soon as possible. Don’t wait until the very last moment to apply.
Summer Teaching Internship application deadline: January 27, 2010. This opportunity is for Juniors who will be ON CAMPUS February 11, 2010 for Interviews. Recruiter in Residence: February 11, 2010, 10am – 12pm, Adirondack House Career Services Library
Environmental consulting. Research Analyst application deadline: December 31, 2009
Business boot camp for the liberal arts major. Application deadline: January 1, 2010
Outdoor leadership positions for youth adventure travel trips. Application deadlines: January 11, 2010
Alternative teaching positions with a focus on social impact. Corps Members application deadlines: January 8, 2010; February 19, 2010
Influence public debate with the policy community and the academic community. Development and Operations Assistant application deadline: January 15, 2010; Research Analyst application deadline: January 15, 2010
Andover Teaching Fellowship Program application deadline: January 15, 2010
Teaching Assistants application deadline: January 29, 2010
A placement agency for independent school educators. Teachers and Administrators application deadline: January 17, 2010
A 12-month leadership development program that trains emerging leaders committed to social justice issues. Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program application deadline: January 20, 2010
The highly competitive Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellowship program pairs outstanding students with challenging real-world opportunities to propel society toward a low-carbon future. Highly qualified graduate and undergraduate students in fields ranging from the humanities to environmental policy or economics to statistics, engineering, physical or biological sciences complete important, challenging, and in-depth projects.
Applications will be accepted from December 18th until midnight on January 31st, 2010. Placements run for ten weeks, between May and August, 2010, and include a $5000 stipend.
CA-CP gratefully acknowledges the crucial initial support of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation in establishing our Climate Fellowship program. This year’s (2010) placements are made possible partly through the generosity of David Hills, the Otto Haas fund and the Cove Fund.
Please read the descriptions and locations carefully. You may apply for one placement only, so choose the one that best matches your experience, qualifications and interests.
Opportunities for 2010 are as follows:
American Jewish Committee’s Goldman Fellowship Program is designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. This competitive Fellowship gives students the unique opportunity to work in offices domestically and throughout the world – from New York City to Melbourne, Australia.
Fellows work closely with supervisors in a mentor relationship with senior AJC personnel to learn about strategy, advocacy, and the development and implementation of programming. Fellows may also spend part of their time developing an independent project with the AJC office to which they are assigned.
AJC Goldman Fellows receive $3,000 for the 9-week program plus major travel expenses. Read the rest of this entry »