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 »
Are you interested in teaching abroad after graduation? If so, consider the China Education Initiative (CEI). CEI has been actively recruiting here at Middlebury this semester and their deadline is approaching! So log onto MOJO and send in your application before December 1, 2009. Read on for more CEI’s job posting on MOJO
CEI is an innovative non-profit organization, supported by the Ford Foundation, that addresses educational inequality in low-income, indigenous minority communities in rural parts of China that have not, as yet, seen the rapid economic growth that the coastal areas have experienced in the past two decades (request prospectus for more detailed information). Read the rest of this entry »
Applications are now being accepted for the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs. If you are interested, apply by January 22, 2010 via MOJO.
The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is an intensive nine-month, full-time, graduate-level leadership training program that provides diverse and driven individuals committed to leading in New York City with the tools, experiences, and networks they need to become effective agents of change. The program’s unique experience-based and inquiry-driven methodology immerses participants in the various sectors—public, campaign, non-profit, private, labor— that shape New York City public policy. The program is comprised of field placements, interviews with the City’s most influential figures, and intensive training seminars. Each year, after a rigorous national selection process, 12 Fellows are selected to participate at Coro New York; another 56 Fellows are chosen annually to participate in one of our four other center locations: Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco or St. Louis. For more information to apply, see the posting on MOJO.
Do you have an interest in Environmental Studies? Under the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) program, a range of fellowship activities are offered to help students increase their knowledge of environmental issues while refining their professional skills. Each year, the NNEMS program offers approximately 30-40 fellowships, developed and sponsored by EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in EPA’s 10 regional offices and laboratories throughout the United States. The projects are specifically narrow in scope, allowing students to complete the fellowship while working full-time at EPA during the summer or part-time during the school year. Typically, the research is conducted at an EPA office or laboratory, although other arrangements can be made in certain circumstances.
Detailed descriptions of the fellowships are provided in the annual NNEMS Catalog. The catalog is available online at www.epa.gov/education/students.html.
The research projects are organized among four key areas:
Gonzaga Law School’s Thomas More Scholarship Program provides a unique opportunity for students to realize their commitment to serving the public interest through law.
Each year, a small number of entering first-year students are awarded full tuition Scholarships so that they may pursue careers in public service unencumbered by substantial law school debt. The Scholarships are awarded for one year, but are readily renewable. Interested students and advisors should visit their website for application materials and to learn more about Gonzaga’s Thomas More Scholarship Program. Scholarship applications are due March 1. School of Law applications should be submitted no later than February 1.
Have you heard about the Davis Projects for Peace, a program which honors Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a 102 year old philanthropist who is interested in finding new ways to advance world peace.
Undergraduate students at more than 90 college campuses across the United States, including those who will graduate this academic year, are eligible to design and submit proposals that address the goal of improving the prospects for peace in the 21st century. The top submissions from the participating campuses, including at least one from Middlebury, will receive funding of $10,000 from Mrs. Davis with which to initiate projects anywhere in the world during the summer of 2010.
If you are interested, make sure to attend the Q and A session at Old Stone Mill on Monday November 16, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Students who have been recipients of past Davis Project for Peace funding, as well as students whose projects were supported by the College, will be available to answer questions and speak about their individual experiences. It will be an excellent opportunity to see firsthand what Middlebury students have accomplished with the support of this Initiative.
This is an initiative for all undergraduates, and not those solely interested in politics, the social sciences, or international studies. Read the rest of this entry »
Interested in addressing global issues by engaging in today’s critical need for more effective language proficiency?
Middlebury College is pleased to announce The Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages. Please join representatives from the Language Schools and Student Financial Services to learn about the summer language programs and the Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace. The information session will take place on Wednesday November 11 at 3:00 PM in MBH 216.
For the fourth year in a row, 100 Davis Fellowships are offered to cover the full cost of summer language study from beginning to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian at the Middlebury summer Language Schools.
The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more the of the following areas: international, global or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Read the rest of this entry »
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research will offer one fellowship for 2010-2011:
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the fellowship program. Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women’s studies. Graduate work is not required. Applicants should have strong quantitative and library research skills and knowledge of women’s issues; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, and graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.
Research areas for 2009-2010 include: Read the rest of this entry »
Are you interested in fighting hunger? If so, come learn what one of our peers has already accomplished.
Corinne Almquist (Middlebury ’09) will be giving a talk entitled “Fresh Food For All: A Vermont Gleaner’s Experience” on November 10 at 6:30 PM in Hillcrest 103 (the Orchard). Almquist is a Compton Mentor Fellow who has used her fellowship to provide fresh food for the poor through a process known as gleaning. She has been so successful that, just this week, she was featured in The Christian Science Monitor, in an article called, “The need to feed hungry families cultivates new interest in gleaning.” It was an amazingly favorable article, comparing Almquist to Ruth from the Bible, in her endeavors to feed the poor. If you are interested in learning more, see the video, read the article, read her statement on the Middlebury website, or come hear her speak on November 10.
Do you have any interest in Social Justice through Healthcare Advocacy?
If so, you might be interested in the Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice and the Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice. Both fellowships are year-long, full-time, salaried positions at Families USA‘s office in Washington, DC. Each year, one candidate will be selected for each fellowship. Selected fellows will receive a compensatory package that includes an annual salary of $38,000 and excellent health care benefits.
Below is a description of the two fellowships: Read the rest of this entry »
Below are deadlines for competitions, fellowships, and prizes that may be of interest to aspiring social or environmental entrepreneurs. These were provided courtesy of Green VC LinkedIn
November 12, 2009
2010-2011 Acumen Fund Fellows Program – Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. Its fellows program provides training to young professionals who in turn provide support to Acumen Fund investees. You can learn more about applying for the Acumen Fund Fellows Program here
November 16, 2009
Imagine H2O Prize- The Imagine H2O Prize is a new business plan competition that focuses on solutions to water issues. The 2009 – 2010 competition will focus on water efficiency in agriculture, commercial, industrial or residential applications, such as water demand reduction, improved water use, water recycling and/or reuse.
The total prizes that will be awarded in this year’s competition will be $70,000, including cash awards and in-kind services including legal, tax, and accounting services. In addition, winners will receive in-depth business incubation including mentorship, introductions to financiers, potential beta customers, and go-to-market partners.
Additional information on the 2009 – 2010 competition can be found here.
December 2, 2009
2010 Echoing Green Fellowship- Echoing Green provides seed funding for social entreprenuers to launch new organizations. Thusfar, Echoing Green has invested more than $28 million in seed funding to more than 471 social entrepreneurs and their organizations. You can learn more about applying for an Echoing Green Fellowship here.
The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty.
Each year 20 participants are selected for this eleven-month program. Fellows are placed for half their term of service with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as grass roots organizing groups, food banks, economic development agencies, local advocacy groups and faith-based organizations. They then move to Washington, DC to complete the year with national organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement, including national advocacy organizations, think tanks, and federal agencies. Through this unique program, the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program develops effective leaders with a deep understanding of hunger and poverty at both the local and national level that enables them to find innovative solutions and create the political will to end hunger.
More information can be found at: http://hungercenter.org/national/applicationinfo.htm
Application Details: Read the rest of this entry »