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Food Systems Intern

APPLICATION DEADLINE:MONDAY, APRIL 9

Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit environmental education center, 1,400-acre working farm, and National Historic Landmark. Our mission is to cultivate a conservation ethic for a sustainable future.

The Food Systems Internship will provide hands-on opportunities to experience diverse aspects of food production and food system education from farm to table.

The intern will participate in the breadth of Farm to School education activities including the Summer Institute with Vermont FEED (Food Education Every Day), a National Farm to Cafeteria conference in Burlington, as well as a diversity of summer youth programs.

The intern will also help with research related to food system planning and development. Additional activities also include hands-on experience in organic gardening, dairy operations, cheese making and farm-based education programs.

APPLY ON MOJO TODAY!

 

There are some awesome opportunities for Internships in the Common Good offered through Middlebury this summer.  Below are a few fast-approaching internship deadlines that come to mind as a sampling.  Go to go/MOJO to find out more:

  • ESS Wild Edibles – Local ecology and food sustainability internship – Deadline March 20
  • Community School – Community School Teacher in Idaho – Deadline March 23
  • Middlebury FoodWorks – The deadlines for all these have been extended to Friday March 23
  1. Ashbourne Farms – Vegtable Garden Intern (Two positions available)
  2. Avalon-Restaurant-Event Planning and Marketing Intern
  3. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest-Sustainable Community Garden Intern
  4. Creation Gardens-Farm to Restaurant Survey Intern
  5. Edible Louisville-Magazine Production Intern
  6. Enviro Eco Culture-Program Assistant Director
  7. Local Food Supporter or Glean Machine Coordinator
  8. Louisville Independent Business Alliance-LIBA Locavore
  9. Louisville Metro Government-Childhood Obesity and Local Food Access Internship
  10. Rainbow Blossom Farm to Store Coordinator Intern
  11. Seed Capital-Food and Hub Development Intern
  12. Sustainable Agriculture-Food and Ag Assistant Educator & Organizer
  13. The Root Cellar-Local Food Intern
  14. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens-Garden Intern

These are ones with deadlines over Spring Break:

  • Sierra Club – The Best Internship on Earth – Deadline March 27
  • Annies (as in macaroni and cheese) – PAID in Berkeley, CA – deadline March 28
  • New York City Mayor’s Office – City Government Internships – Offered by Alum Morgan Jones ’04 – Deadline March 30
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Communications Intern – opportunity by Midd Alum Bob Carolla ’78, NAMI Director –Deadline March 30
  • US Department of Education – Editor, research and publications assistant – opportunity provided by alum Jacquelyn Zimmerman ’71 from the French School – Deadline March 31
  • Roots of Health – Media and Development Intern – offered by Midd alum Stephanie Schmidt ’02 – Deadline March 31
  • INROADS – Paid summer internship – Deadline March 31

…and many, many more with news ones being added daily!

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104

7:00-8:00 p.m.

 

At 33 locations across the nation and abroad, Breakthrough Collaborative launches motivated middle-school students on the path to college and prepares older students for careers in education. A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teachers and build an interest in careers as educators.

 Contact your campus recruiter Guadalupe Daniela Barajas ‘14 at gbarajas[at]middlebury.edu if you have any questions.

WHEN:  Monday, November 14, 2011

TIME:  7:00-8:00 P.M.

WHERE:  Axinn Center 220

Educator’s Ally is a highly personalized search and placement agency for educators and independent schools. They represent and recruit for a number of boarding and day schools located primarily in the Northeast, with a special concentration on schools in Westchester, Connecticut and New York City. For more information: www.educatorsally.com

WHEN:  Monday, November 14, 2011

TIME:  6:00–7:00 P.M.

WHERE:  Axinn Center 229

The Summerbridge internship program provides a stipend and housing and will give you extraordinary hands-on classroom teaching experience that is unparalleled for college undergraduates. Summerbridge internship program is a collaboration between Teach Kentucky and Summerbridge, which is a summer school experience for at-risk youth. In addition to teaching at-risk students transitioning into middle school and high school you will be a full faculty colleague with other outstanding college peers for across the country. This summer experience will make you a highly a competitive candidate for the most prestigious post-grad teaching programs like Teach for America, Mississippi Teaching Corp and Teach Kentucky.

As an additional benefit to part-time teaching work, each teacher would take a single three hour college level course either in a classroom or online. This customized, transcript supplement will add required content to your undergraduate transcript that will accelerate your acceptance in these highly selective post-graduate teaching opportunities. Teach Kentucky is a prominent national postgraduate teacher recruitment program. Inspire the lives of students and raise their educational attainment by teaching in urban middle or high school around the Greater Louisville, Kentucky area while enrolled in an alternative route to certification and a Masters in the Art of Teaching.

Nutrition and Agriculture Educator

Start-Date: August 22, 2011
Location: Newport, Vermont

About Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and wellbeing of Vermont’s children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. In the 2010-2011 academic year, GMFTS aims to serve 24 school communities in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with school gardens, educational programming and fresh local farm foods, benefiting over 2,500 students. For more information about GMFTS, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.
Position Description:
The primary responsibilities of the Nutrition and Agriculture Educator will be to develop, grow, present, and evaluate GMFTS’ educational programs and provide general operational and administrative support. This is a full time year long AmeriCorps position.

The Educator will: Lead weekly 2-hour after-school program at school sites; Lead in-class nutrition, agriculture workshops, and farm field trips for students; Lead summer program activities for students and community members, and more.

Qualifications: A Bachelors degree or equivalent experience; Strong interest in working with children, teaching experience preferred; Knowledge of gardening and vegetable production preferred; Excellent organizational skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing non-profit environment; Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

Compensation: AmeriCorps Members who complete their term of service in a full time position will receive: A biweekly stipend totaling $11,900 for the year; Health insurance, if not covered under another policy; Child care, if necessary; Student loan forbearance; A $5,350 Education Award for past or future education; Available housing; Career mentoring, professional development, and strong work experience.

For more detail about the job description click HERE.

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to jobs[at]gmfts.org. Applications accepted after May 1, 2011. Deadline for applications is June 15, 2011. EOE

Farm-to-School Coordinator

Start-Date: August 22, 2011

Location: Newport, Vermont
About Green Mountain Farm-to-School Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) is a nonprofit organization promoting the health and wellbeing of Vermont’s children, farms and communities by providing programs to connect schools and farms through food and education. In the 2010-2011 academic year, GMFTS aims to serve 24 school communities in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with school gardens, educational programming and fresh local farm foods, benefiting over 2,500 students. For more information about GMFTS, please visit www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org.

Position Description:
The primary responsibilities of the Farm-to-School Coordinator will be to continue to expand GMFTS’ Farm-to-School Network and provide general operational and administrative support. This is a full time year long AmeriCorps position.

Qualifications: A Bachelors degree or equivalent experience; Knowledge of local food systems and sustainable agriculture; Excellent public speaking and writing skills; Excellent organizational skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly growing non-profit environment; Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

Compensation: AmeriCorps Members who complete their term of service in a full time position will receive: A biweekly stipend totaling $11,900 for the year; Health insurance, if not covered under another policy; Child care, if necessary; Student loan forbearance; A $5,350 Education Award for past or future education; Available housing; Career mentoring, professional development, and strong work experience.

For a full description of the job position click HERE.
To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to jobs[at]gmfts.org. Applications received after May 1, 2011. Deadline for applications is June 15, 2011. EOE

Oct
13
Filed Under (Education, Uncategorized) by on October 13, 2010

The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity will be holding its annual Ethics Essay Contest. The first prize winner will receive $5,000 and even the honorable mentions will get a hefty $500. Juniors and Seniors are to write about an ethical issue they have faced and analyze what that issue has taught them about ethics.

Deadline: December 6, 2010.

Interested?

www.eliewieselfoundation.org

ACE
Hot off the press from Middlebury alum, Emily Adler ’08:

“ACE (Alliance for Climate Education) is once again hiring a Lead Educator in Chicago, IL, and an Educator in Los Angeles, CA.”

Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) performs interactive assembly presentations for high school students that explain climate change and its effect on our planet drawing from the most recent climate science. ACE is developing its program nationally to educate youth on the practical ways to ‘Lower their emissions’ by reducing their own carbon footprint and to ‘Raise their voice’ by taking action in their school and community. Our program is scientifically based, interactive, and energizing — and we present it at no cost to schools. In addition, we offer grant and scholarship opportunities to schools and students that take the lead in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and that also help our mission to spread climate literacy.

Both job descriptions and contacts can be found at: http://www.acespace.org/about/careers

Here are two post-graduate opportunities for the right candidates in the Dominican Republic. There is a Middlebury connection in that a recent Midd alum is finishing up their stint there and the program itself has an alum involved. The Mariposa DR Foundation is a U.S. 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing youth and families living in the Dominican Republic with the tools they need to become active community leaders for social change. also, check them out on Facebook, too.

The opportunities are located below:
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Mar
18

Make a difference like Middlebury graduates Leonard Badeau ’09, Kris Wilson ’08, and Paul Barnwell ’04!

Teach Kentucky recruits college graduates to teach in urban middle and high schools throughout the Greater Louisville, KY area while enrolled in an alternative route to certification Masters in the Art of Teaching (MAT) with the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development. Currently, there is a high need for Spanish Teachers for the 2010 – 2011 academic year.

We also offer:

  • Significant tuition reimbursement for math, science & special education.
  • $1,000 relocation incentive upon arrival in Louisville.
  • Reimbursement of Praxis II exam(s) in core content area(s)
  • Free transitional housing
  • Intense summer training (starting before fall semester)
  • Extensive mentor support team during your first year
  • Alumni connections
  • Pay increase of $4,000 upon completion of MAT
  • Waiver for out-of-state tuition saving $6,000

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ChildFamilyHealthChild Family Health International (CFHI) is a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

CFHI offers socially responsible global health immersion programs for health sciences students and recent graduates. By participating in CFHI programs students gain insight and context into the challenges and successes involved in providing care with limited resources to underserved communities.  Read more about CFHI’s 20+ sites at  www.cfhi.org.

Combining CFHI Programs
A unique option offered by CFHI is combining 2-3 programs for a comparative 8-12 week or semester-long immersion experience.  Participants can customize 2 or more programs based on their interest in order to learn in-depth about care in urban vs. rural communities, or learn about specific healthcare issues within a country such as communicable disease in Mumbai, India and maternal and child health in Pune, India, for example Read the rest of this entry »

BARDAs the admission deadline fast approaches, be sure to check out Bard’s master’s degree programs to find out if one of them is right for you! The deadline for all degree options is April 1st, 2010.


The Bard Center for Environmental Policy is a place for people who will change the future. We invite you to join us.

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:

  • Houston, Texas
  • San Francisco, California
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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 »

Breakthrough Collaborative is a national non-profit that increases educational opportunity for high-potential, low-income middle school students and inspires outstanding college and high school students to pursue careers in education. Read the rest of this entry »

Make sure you are checking MOJO constantly because more and more internships are posted daily!

See below for some exciting opportunities and, as always, check out their listings on MOJO for the full posting.

Employers:

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.

  • Choate Rosemary Hall

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 ResidenceFebruary 11, 2010, 10am – 12pm, Adirondack House Career Services Library

  • Industrial Economics, Incorporated

Environmental consulting. Research Analyst application deadline:  December 31, 2009

  • Tuck Business Bridge Program

Business boot camp for the liberal arts major. Application deadline:  January 1, 2010

  • Overland Travel

Outdoor leadership positions for youth adventure travel trips. Application deadlines:  January 11, 2010

  • Teach for America

Alternative teaching positions with a focus on social impact. Corps Members application deadlines:  January 8, 2010; February 19, 2010

  • Tobin Project

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

  • Phillips Academy Andover

Andover Teaching Fellowship Program application deadline:  January 15, 2010

Teaching Assistants application deadline:  January 29, 2010

  • Educators Ally

A placement agency for independent school educators. Teachers and Administrators application deadline:  January 17, 2010

  • Congressional Hunger Center

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

Dec
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Filed Under (Education) by on December 11, 2009

The University for Peace (UPEACE), the U.N. Mandated Graduate School of Peace and Conflict Studies, is currently enrolling students for the Academic Year 2010-2011. This institution offers MA degrees in areas related to Peace and Conflict Studies; Gender and Peace Education; Environment, Peace and Security;  International Law and Human Rights; and Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development. UPEACE provides a multicultural environment where more than 60 nationalities are represented within the student and faculty body.

The application deadline is 15 February, 2010.

Referring back to my earlier post Opportunities in Education, I found a few problems in the file Education Opportunities and Resources.pdf

So, I have gone through and made sure all of the descriptions can be seen, but most importantly, the links will only work correctly if you copy and paste them into your browser window.

That said, here is the revised copy of Education Opportunities and Resources.

Happy Job and Internship Hunting!

mslc_logo_001Alaska Geographic is seeking experienced educators for a summer of learning, exploration, and sharing. Alaska Geographic is a managing partner of the Murie Science and Learning Center facility at the entrance to Denali National Park. The Center has a stimulating and nurturing working environment that is dedicated to introducing visitors to this fascinating and unique ecosystem.

Instructional staff will be involved in programs ranging from one hour to multi-day field courses for youth and adults. In a typical day, staff will give a one-hour indoor science presentation in the morning and then lead a half-day bus/walking educational excursion in the Park. Additional responsibilities include working as a guide on multi-day field seminars in the park while assisting guest instructors by taking the lead in group management, driving, safety, leave-no-trace practices, cooking, and logistics at a remote field camp. Read the rest of this entry »