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.
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.
Yahel Social Change Program is a unique 9-month service learning experience for young adults between the ages of 21 and 27. The program, located inn Gedera, Israel, combines hands-on volunteer work with in-depth learning and immersion. Yahel participants explore Israel by living, learning and volunteering alongside their peers from the local Ethiopian Israeli community. Yahel and its participants make meaningful contributions to Israeli society by working in collaboration with Friends by Nature – an Israeli grassroots organization working in the Ethiopian community in the fields of community empowerment and education.
Contact Midd Alum Hannah Stonebreaker with questions hannahstonebreake[at]gmail.com
Accredited WINTER & SPRING & SUMMER Programs!
In order to compete in an increasingly global workplace, you need real-world international experiences. ThinkImpact sends students around the world to explore social entrepreneurship in an entirely new way. ThinkImpact offers accredited programs across the globe that last from 1 to 8 weeks depending on the institute in Ghana, Rwanda, Panama, and South Africa.
In addition to Charlie MacCormack’s talk, he has generously shared with us his recently authored resource, A Guide to Global Development Opportunities at Middlebury College, targeted to students who are thinking about careers in global development, to provide them with “an overview of all that Middlebury offers in this arena, as well as some pointers as to how to set your own course and put together the combination of activities that is right for you.”
Thank you, Charlie, for making the roadmap appear more accessible!
Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is a non-profit organization that partners with non-profits throughout Latin America to match them with young, public sector professionals seeking full-year fellowships in development work. We are an independent 501(c)3 which is not funded by Princeton University. PiLA placements offer important field experience to recent college alumni who cannot otherwise find NGO work in Latin America and who are eager to pursue careers in development work; no other program like this exists. Therefore, PiLA provides crucial work experience to aspiring public sector professionals.
Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with our partners working across Africa for yearlong service projects.
During their year of service, our Fellows create connections that last their lifetime. Some stay and continue to work in Africa, others leverage their experience to launch careers in international development. No matter where they go, our Fellows’ experiences with Princeton in Africa transform their lives and perspectives about the world and their role within it.
Global Health Corps places talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in high impact roles in NGOs and government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the US in a 1-year, paid fellowship.
ThinkImpact launches its application for the 2013 Institute in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa. Throughout the eight-week total immersion experience you will foster social entrepreneurship and gain real-world interpersonal skills.
ThinkImpact provides you with a curriculum and guidance to think with unprecedented creativity about how to:
1. Inspire sustainable microenterprise development
2. Tackle social challenges in rural communities, and
3. Build and operate a team to do it!
The 2013 ThinkImpact Institute runs from June 19th through August 14th. This includes an in-country training called ThinkImpact University (TIU), 7 weeks in your rural community and an end-of-program debrief, called Disrupt, at the end of the program.
Early application submission deadline is December 7th. Application submission deadline is February 1st. Apply today to explore entrepreneurship with ThinkImpact in Africa this summer. The application is the first step in a life long journey of exploration and discovery. They are now accepting applications on a rolling basis. This means the sooner you submit your application, the better your chances of securing a seat at the 2013 Institute.
Learn more about the Institute at www.thinkimpact.com
Want to speak to an alum? Contact Jessica Morse (jessica[at]thinkimpact.com) to connect with a former Institute Scholar today.
Teaching English in El Triunfo, Ecuador gives students an opportunity to help local students from ages 6-13 improve their English skills. Aside from the English teacher no one else in the town speaks English, so the ability to speak Spanish is necessary. The goal of this J-term program is to get the kids excited about English and help them improve their speaking abilities.
You should attend this information session prior to submitting an application on MOJO. We will go over the differences between the Nosara and El Triunfo programs. Alumni from these programs will discuss the details of the internships. Selected students will need to complete the Winter Term proposals forms and submit them by the deadline on MOJO.
Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!
To learn more about these positions or to apply, visit MOJO today!.
1. Study Abroad Startup Intern in Cambridge, MA
Founded by Harvard Business School graduates, Language International is a fast-growing Internet startup in the $55-billion study abroad space. Each year, we help thousands of students find and book life-changing immersion programs all over the world! We are looking for a hardworking and hyper-motivated intern who has a positive outlook, a go-and-get-it-done-now attitude, and an obsession with extreme order and details. Those who are looking for a relaxed 9 to 5 job need not apply. As an intern, you will be joining our school expansion team to help us achieve our mission of building the world’s largest database of study abroad programs. You will be given a tremendous amount of responsibilities as an intern.
This is a very intense full-time internship during the Winter Term. Your specific responsibilities include:
- Signing and negotiating contracts with new partner schools all over the world
- Working with schools to get them to enter their profile onto our website
- Performing a quality check on every school profiled created on our website
- Updating incorrect or missing school and course content on our website
- Hiring and managing an offshore team of data entry contractors
2. World Camp International Service Intern in Malawi
The World Camp Service Internship is a total immersion program that offers the opportunity to be challenged by work in rural Malawian communities. Our 4.5 week program provides on the ground training and guidance, a chance to work directly with students, teachers and community groups to address local challenges, and develop personal leadership skills and a deeper self-awareness. Interns work directly in schools teaching a HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness curriculum, and leading environmental awareness and gender empowerment workshops. While there is downtime and some free days, most of your time is spent teaching, or interacting with community members and students.
3. Winter Term ’13 – Global Health Corps Program and Operations Intern in NY, NY
Deadline to apply: October 12, 2012
The Global Health Corps is seeking 5 creative, well-organized, hard-working interns to support the programming and operations of the 2012-2013 Fellowship. Interns will work closely with the CEO, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Programs, Operations Associate and regional Program Managers, and will gain a first-hand understanding of the day to day programming and operations of a young entrepreneurial non-profit. This experience will also provide an insight into how fellowships or schools conduct admissions processes.
Heather Beard, Admissions Counselor at School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute, will host a Recruiter-in-Residence today in EIA’s Adirondack House Library from 3-4pm and an information session in The Orchard, Hillcrest 103 from 6- 7pm. SIT offers interculturally-focused master’s degree programs in international education, sustainable development, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and TESOL at its Vermont campus and Washington, DC Center.
Several Middlebury College alumni have attended or currently attend SIT.
Visit www.sit.edu/graduate for more information and to apply.
Check MOJO for full details on this event!
Do not miss out on these opportunities!
INJAZ Egypt is seeking creative, energetic and dependable interns who are enthusiastic about working in the fields of entrepreneurship and education. In order to maximize the learning experience, all internships are full-time for a duration of 3 months.
To apply for a position, please send your CV with a brief cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position to email@example.com. For more information about INJAZ, please visit www.injazegypt.organd www.facebook.com/injazegypt or follow us @INJAZegypt. See the available internship positions below. Read the rest of this entry »
Interested in volunteering in Africa? Want to learn more about the global water crisis? Looking for experience working in the field?
The CWS Fellowship Program is a three-week water education and leadership training experience in Northern Region Ghana. The purpose of the program is to teach individuals about the global water crisis, and inspire them to become leaders in the field of international development.
Fellows are grouped in teams of four and paired with a rural community in Northern Region Ghana. On the ground, teams are first trained in water quality testing, and the CWS water treatment methods. They then spend two and a half weeks in the field implementing and monitoring a CWS water business in their village. By the end of the 3 week program, each team will have provided a permanent source of safe drinking water for an entire community (approximately 500~1,000 people)!
Check out the info session on Friday at 12:30 in The Orchard, Hillcrest 103 hosted by Middlebury students who have participated in the program–they can answer all your questions. And remember–if you are accepted to the program, you can apply for summer internship funding at go/summerfunding!
Global Health Corps Fellowship
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17
The Global Health Corps is working to build the movement for global health equity by supporting emerging leaders in year-long fellowships with global health organizations in Burundi, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and the US. This year, they are hoping to place over 90 fellows in organizations like Partners In Health, the Millennium Villages Project, Clinton Health Access Initiative, and the State Department, working on everything from architecture to communications and fundraising, to training and direct service. GHC has a unique model for service learning, helping fellows to learn the leadership and technical skills they need in this field while pairing fellows with a local fellow to better understand culture and context, and emphasizing the importance of reflection and discernment while doing this work.
Interested applicants must first submit their resume only to MOJO then apply online at http://ghcorps.org/apply/application
Global Health Corps Fellows must:
Fellows come from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds, as each individual fellowship placement will require different specific skills. Review the fellowship placement descriptions to learn about specific assignments and the skills that our partner organizations look for.
Overland Travel — Summer Trip Leaders
APPLICATION DEADLINE (1st of 3 deadlines: MONDAY, DECEMBER 12
Overland hires exceptional college students and recent graduates to lead summer programs across the country and around the world. Apply to lead hiking, biking, service, writing, language or field studies programs with Overland.
• Overland has 43 programs in New England, North Carolina, the Gulf Coast, Western US, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, the Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, France, Spain, Switzerland, Europe, Thailand and Tanzania.
Why Overland? Read the rest of this entry »
Join us for a Career Conversation with Amanda Maxwell ’02, Latin American Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
WHEN: 4:30 PM on Thursday, December 1, 2011
WHERE: Adirondack House Library (EIA)
(this talk will precede the screening & discussion for Patagonia Rising w/Amanda Maxwell)
NRDC works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth. This includes issues ranging from Global Warming, Energy, Air, Transportation, Smart Growth, US Law & Policy and International issues.
Amanda W. Maxwell joined the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in July 2009, in the Washington, D.C. office. As the Director of Latin America Projects, Ms. Maxwell manages all of NRDC’s campaigns in Mexico, Central America and South America, where the organization works on environmental conservation, energy development, sustainable tourism, fresh water supply, deforestation and other issues. Ms. Maxwell also leads projects promoting the development of sustainable energy and energy efficiency in the region as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »
Come join faculty, staff and students for a workshop on Charting a Course to Successfully Implement Out-of-Classroom Projects
WHEN: Monday, November 14 @ 7:00-8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Axinn 103
Students: Are you considering, currently designing, or about to embark on an experience abroad—be it through service, research, internship, study abroad, or other means? If yes, you are encouraged to attend a one-hour workshop designed to help make the most of your experience—both for yourself and the community and/or organization(s) with which you will be working, connect to available resources and funding opportunities, and learn about corresponding College policies and protocol.
Sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs (RCFIA), the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the Center for Education in Action (EIA).