pila_logoPrinceton 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.

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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.

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The Bridging the Gap Internship Program was established to provide internship opportunities for outstanding Black, Hispanic, Native American, and LGBT students who have been historically underrepresented as employees in the financial services industry. Best efforts are made to match the interests and skill sets of the prospective intern to the needs of the business unit in which she/he will be placed.
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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.

GHCThrough intensive training, professional development, mentorship, and thoughtful community building, we ensure that fellows are equipped to be global health changemakers.

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Join TNC’s Director of Global HR for an Information Session and Interviews for Internships.

 

Tuesday, November 5
4:30 P.M., The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any class year interested in conservation and internships (2 specific PAID for Middlebury students) having a social impact.

Apply by Monday, November 4 for the two GLOBE internships for Midd students or any other GLOBE internships and you could get an interview with their representatives on Wednesday, November 6. Read the rest of this entry »

CCG_FFW Join the Center for Careers and Internships

for a Fall Family Weekend Event

Sushi & Social Change: Careers in the Common Good

Friday, October 11 from 4:00-5:00PM in Coltrane Lounge

A unique opportunity for students to meet professionals in sectors such as government, environment, faith-based organizations, law, medicine, and public health. Learn how they built their dream jobs, made lasting change, and sparked new ways to solve big global issues.

RSVP to Tracy Himmel Isham at thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu by Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

echoinggreenAfter seeing and meeting Cheryl Dorsey, Echoing Green’s inspiring and dynamic leader, at the “Making Dough, Making Change: A Summit on Social Entrepreneurship” co-sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s, VBSR, and Middlebury’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship, I am reminded of the great job opportunities they post monthly. Here’s a peek into the latest listing of social impact jobs from entry-level to those requiring experience.

Social Impact Jobs October 2013 | Echoing Green.

Calling All Students!

Do What You Love.
Build your professional potential

ThinkImpact introduces Institutes by Topic this Winter.

Participate in programs that focus on
Education / Food / Health / Social

Innovation

Traveling abroad is exciting. As a student, are you getting the most out of it? Now you can learn through ThinkImpact’s award-winning innovation process and explore the topic that you’re most passionate about. Join them this winter for 12 days that will inspire new thinking on what’s possible.

Experience Africa or Latin America. Winter Institutes are offered in Ghana, Rwanda and Panama.

Would you go?

Our mailing address is:
*50 South Steele Street #328, Denver CO 80203*

kids_farmThere are four days left to register for the Northeast Farm to Preschool Forum in Dublin, NH!

Discover new strategies for bringing joy and wonder to early childhood through food and farm education! Attend workshops, network, take a field trip and discuss the exciting intersection where seed to table meets preschool.

Field trips will be hands-on and activity-based and are designed to provide you with ideas for bringing farm and food-based education to your students!

Cost: $20/person, includes lunch. A limited number of scholarships are available. Registration will close at the end of the day on September 30!

More info, workshop descriptions & schedule:
http://www.farmbasededucation.org/events/preschool

hosted by
Cornucopia Project
Farm-Based Education Network
Farm Fresh RI
Happy Valley School
MA Farm to School  Project
NH Department of Education
NH Farm to School
Northeast Steering Committee of the National Farm to School Network
Otter Brook Farm
Shelburne Farms
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
USDA Food & Nutrition Service
Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED)

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On Saturday, October 5, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., undergraduates, graduate students, K-12 teachers and their students, as well as faculty and staff who are supporting their efforts, will come together at Middlebury College in the McCullough Social Space for an extraordinary symposium. Our purpose is to explore the ways that food studies can foster uniquely transformative educational experiences and build unusually powerful and connected communities of learning and practice, especially in under-served areas.

The symposium will feature a remarkable group of educators, students, and community leaders who are working to create an institutional framework for sustaining food education in several regions of our country and Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

Bridport Central School AmeriCorps VISTA opening…

What is Vermont Campus Compact? VCC is a statewide consortium of higher education institutions that have made a commitment to our role in creating a flourishing democracy.  We believe that higher education can help prepare tomorrow’s civic and social leaders while strengthening today’s communities.
 
What is a VISTA? VISTA stands for Volunteers in Service to America; they are people who live and work in communities to eliminate poverty.

The Bridport Central School VISTA will collaborate with current staff to support students and their families towards their continued growth and aspirations for lifelong learning.  Read the rest of this entry »

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For all our Midd alumni and recent 2013 graduates, check out Echoing Green’s excellent resource for jobs with a social impact, both domestic and international: Social Impact Jobs August 2013 | Echoing Green.

 New sector alliance operate two AmeriCorps programs:

  • The Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE)† program is an 11-month program operating from September – July.  Residents are young professionals with up to five years of work experience after graduating from college.
  •   The Summer Fellowship program is an 11-week summer program operating from June – August. Summer Fellows are undergraduate students, and recent college graduates. Learn more and apply as a Summer Fellow.

   New Sector AmeriCorps Program Participants (Residents and Fellows) are selected from a competitive applicant pool to provide Boston or San Francisco Bay 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 host sites to ensure a substantive, high-impact experience that benefits the host site and larger community, while building the program participant’s character as well as leadership, civic engagement and professional skills.

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The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. Fund for the Public Interest  runs campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, and Environmental Action. Currently, there are paid positions open on campaign staff in each of the organization locations. 

Strong candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills. As a member of Fund for the Public Interest staff, you will fund raise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. Positions are open to all classes. The pay rate is $9-15/hr (varies by location).

To find out more, join the information table inMCCullough Grille Foyer !

Monday, March 11 or Tuesday, March 12,  2013, 9:30am – 6pm

If you have any question about this event contact Quesnel, Becky p., bpidgeon@middlebury.edu.

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