Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) provides internship opportunities with local businesses and organizations to students at Vermont colleges and universities This program gives students the opportunity to explore career opportunities in Vermont, and also supports the fast-growing entrepreneurial economy in Vermont. Undergraduate and Graduate Studies students can be involved in our innovative internship program, as well as recent graduates up to two years post graduation. Available internship opportunities include Project Management Intern  at Central Vermont Community Land Trust , GIS Data Acquisition and Implementation Intern  at Vermont Energy Investment Corp., Farm Intern at Barry Lawson Associates , Category Management Intern at Seventh Generation and many more.

For more information visit Available Internship List  .

To apply for any of the internships e-mail your completed cover letter, STUDENT Questionnaire Formand resume to Becky Cohen at beckyc@vbsr.org with the internship title in the subject line. We will then review and forward your completed information to the business and act as the liason during the application process and throughout the internship

If you have ANY questions please do not hesitate to contact Becky Cohen, the Internship Program Manager, at the VBSR office:  862-8347, or by email at beckyc@vbsr.org

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

Addison County Poverty Internships offer meaningful opportunities to spend summer fighting poverty in Vermont. This year the paid internships will take place at the John Graham Homeless Shelter, the Addison County Council Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and the Open Door Clinic. Interns will earn $9.20 per hour, 35 hours per week. Students can choose to reside on campus for $100 per week, meal plan included.

See here for list of internship descriptions:

Summer 2013- Paid Addison County Poverty Internships

How do I apply?
Find our more information and apply through MOJO! Log in here, search for “Addison County Poverty Internships,” and follow the instructions to submit a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript (can be unofficial). Applications are due on March 11, 2013. Interviews will be held in mid-March and successful applicants will be notified before spring break.

What if I have questions?
Attend the information session:
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.
Center for Education in Action (EIA) Library in Adirondack House
OR Contact Ashley Calkins, jcalkins@middlebury.edu.

 

 

Midd alum Ruth Kelty ’95 with NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science is pleased to announce more than 50 wide-ranging internships open to Middlebury students in a variety of majors and interests. Through this internship program, opportunities will be available in NOAA labs and offices nationwide, working in fields such as applied ocean and atmospheric science, policy, and science communication. Each student’s summer activities will be overseen and mentored by a NOAA staff member.

Internships are in the natural and social sciences and last approximately 10 weeks. Start dates are flexible, but most internships begin in June and end in August. Interns will be selected on a competitive basis. While these are unpaid internships, the Center for Education in Action is committed to providing funding for up to three of these opportunities (current seniors are not eligible for funding but may still apply for the internships).

See here for list of internship descriptions :  2013 NOAA internship opportunities

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Want to learn Yiddish? Apply for the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program! Open to eighteen college students each summer, this seven-week program includes daily beginner or intermediate Yiddish language classes as well as Yiddish culture classes. The program is held at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Apply by February 10

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The Vermont Community Foundation has three full-time positions open. These positions include Accountant, Philanthropy Associate, and Special Projects Director. The Special Projects Director position involves thinking strategically about ways philanthropy can have an impact on Vermont’s future and building collaborative work with a variety of partners.

Successful applicants will:

- have great communication skills

- be comfortable and experienced in facilitating stakeholder discussions and promoting leadership initiatives

- have a high level of project management skills

- have a strong history of successfully driving initiatives

 

For more info on these open positions, see the VCF website.

Strolling of the Heifers is teaming up with VT Technical College to present the 2013 Vermont Farm/Food Business Plan Competition. The competition “seeks to encourage business formation and growth throughout Vermont by helping business owners and prospective entrepreneurs develop viable business plans, gain public attention, and earn financial rewards.” College students may enter under the Student business category, with a first place prize of $4,000, second place $2,000, and runners-up $1,000. For eligibility, general information, and a timeline for contestants visit the contest website. The first deadline is February 5th, by which time contestants should register using the online form. Also on February 5th, contestants must attend a business prospectus workshop from 4pm-6pm (held at multiple locations across Vermont). Check it out! You might have the best plan.

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The Urban Teacher Center is a four-year, alternative teacher preparation program that currently operates in Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD.  UTC is offering applicants an opportunity to effect urban education reform via effective teaching. As part of the program, participants will experience an intensive year-long residency, followed by a three-year teaching commitment in a high-need urban elementary, middle or high school. Additionally, participants will also enroll in a free dual Masters of Education program directly applicable to the urban teacher position.

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If you would like to apply for the UTC Chicago or Oakland, CA locations, you MUST apply by Friday, February 1st.

For other locations offered, the next application deadline is March 15, 2013.

Check out the Urban Teacher Center website for more info.

As a FoodCorps service member, participants will teach children about what healthy food is and where it comes from, build and tend school gardens, bring quality local food into public school cafeterias. FoodCorps is seeking up to 130 young adults to serve around the country for the 2013-2014 school year. The application is open through March 24th.

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Have questions about the recruitment process? Get answers.

You can also find out more via informational conference calls. The next call will be February 13, at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT).

There are 6 reasons why.

Even though volunteering does not initially provide you with cash on hand, it can still be incredibly valuable for your career path. Volunteering provides work experience, solid references in your preferred field, networking opportunities, and shows where your passion lies. Volunteer opportunities also leave you poised to take a job with the same organization should one become available.

This is just a preview, so be sure to read the article to really get a sense of the benefits of volunteering!

 

 

Ever wonder what those exceedingly busy recruiters do with their leaning tower of resume’s? While a few applications do get interviews, some get ditched. Here’s a brief synopsis of why, but do check out the article.

1. You don’t meet the requirements.

This seems like an obvious one, but many prospective hires don’t pay enough attention to the job description when deciding what to include in their resume or distract from their legitimate qualifications with unnecessary details. Don’t do that.

2. You’re not a culture fit.

It’s OK – even advantageous – to let your personality show in your application. Many employers are not looking for a generic anybody to do their tedious grunt work. Try to show the ways in which you are their “type.”

3. You don’t pay attention to detail.

Again, this should go without saying. Employers can become frustrated with smaller details than you realize: font consistency, margins, to whom you’ve addressed your cover letter. Make sure you double-check and proof-read. It’ll get you past the trash can.

Students – Is law school in your future?  Then check out:

Vermont Law School Information Session
WHERE: Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard
WHEN:  4:00p

Eat pizza and learn about opportunities for Midd students at VLS.  Tim Clark from VLS Admissions will provide info about their law and graduate programs, including the accelerated two-year JD and the one-year Master programs in either Environmental Law & Policy, or Energy Regulation and Law.

Hear more about the Middlebury and Vermont Law School articulation agreements and the Middlebury-VLS Environmental Scholarship for JD or Masters.

There are currently two Middlebury alums attending VLS on a FULL SCHOLARSHIP, so if you have been involved in environmental endeavors and are considering law school, you may be interested in hearing this information.

Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates and working professionals – of all academic majors, backgrounds and career interests – who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders for expanding educational opportunity for all children.

TFA will be holding sessions to inform students of our mission and the opportunities that are available within Teach For America.

Wednesday, January 23,  7:30 – 8:30pm

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104

Blackboard Mobile began as a Stanford-based startup called Terribly Clever Design and was acquired by Blackboard 3 years ago. Being a part of the greater Blackboard organization is a huge opportunity for anyone looking to make a difference in the world of education. Mobile office is located in  San Francisco  and works  with hundreds of institutions all over the world, touching the lives of millions of students. Blackbord Mobile has  the opportunity to revolutionize the way people are educated and  has a passionate, fun, and impactful culture.

There are 3 Middlebury alums working with Blackboard Mobile today and they are looking to hire a few more Midd kids who are hungry to make a difference in the worlds of education and technology.

“This session will be presented via Skype or Webinar”

Thursday , January 24,  7 – 8 pm

Francklin Environmental Center, Hillcrest 10

The Charter House winter housing facility that serves as an emergency home staffed 24/7 by trained volunteers who provide a warm, welcoming environment for families in stress. Attend this training to learn more about volunteering at the Charter House over J-Term and Spring Semester. Contact Charlotte Zelle, czelle@middlebury.edu with questions.

Wednesday, January 16,  5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Ross Seminar Room B11

The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) is a network of over 2,500 civil society organizations from around the world, working together to establish a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is the first permanent Court with the mandate to bring to justice individuals who commit the most serious violations of international humanitarian law, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. For further information about the Court and the work of the Coalition, visit our website at www.coalitionfortheicc.org

Job Description:

The CICC seeks a full-time Fellow for the Americas section of its International Secretariat, based in Lima, Peru.

The Fellow will provide assistance and support to the Coalition´s Americas Coordinator, working actively in CICC campaigns in the region, with the aim to promote ratification and implementation of the Rome Statute, engage civil society in the ICC process nationally and internationally, and increase awareness and support for international justice in the region. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

This article, Green Jobs for Recent Graduates: Make a Sustainable Impact, made an impact on me. I read it and couldn’t stop thinking that when you graduate from Middlebury College you feel armed to take on the world with all your newly acquired skills and competencies from 4-years of liberal arts inquiry and experiential learning.  Yet, what our graduates are finding is that in some sectors–especially those that are emerging–the idea of an entry-point is not so obvious. So what our graduates need to do is be both creative and assertive. They need to re-define what the entry-point could look like for employers by being persuasive enough and confident enough to take on projects.  They also need to be realistic about what skills are needed in these sectors; perhaps getting LEED certified would provide additional credentials in the green building sector or energy auditor training for the energy efficiency area. Why not approach a start-up firm or new energy efficiency company with the willingness to start lower on the totem-pole but exhibit the willingness to take on new training and rise through the ranks (sounds old fashion, right?).

Your liberal arts degree will not be put on a back-burner.  Instead you will be using your skills in a new context–whether it’s in a classroom or working on green building design–your ability to identify and tackle problems critically, your ability to get diverse groups of people to work together, or your ability to synthesize, analyze and execute will always be put to the test in a world that is constantly pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone.

So if you want to explore some of these interesting green careers, check out the right-side resources on this CCG Blog under “Environment Jobs/Internship Resources” or check out our EIA Career Library. Of course, you should also feel free to drop by EIA Career Services to meet with a counselor to discuss your ideas.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested in leading summer programs spanning the outdoors, service, language, or writing?  Apply to be a summer trip leader at Overland !

Application deadline: Monday, December 10 (1st of 3 deadlines)

Overland offers outdoor trips (hiking & bicycle touring), service and field studies, language study abroad and writing programs to students ages 10 to 18. For the past 26 years, small groups, carefully crafted programs and inspiring leadership have been at the heart of what they do.

Students ending their first year in college will serve on their Williamstown support staff and may earn leadership opportunities. Students completing their sophomore year typically lead in New England. Juniors and seniors lead programs across the country and world-wide.

Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity