Middlebury College David S. Stone ‘74 Tree House Fund

Do you have a great idea that would benefit Middlebury students, the environment, and/or the community?

Apply to the Middlebury College David S. Stone ‘74 Tree House Fund!

What is it?

· Up to $2000 total is available this year to fund one or several creative student projects that benefit Middlebury students, the environment, or the community.

· These awards are intended to support student-initiated projects that would not have otherwise been funded through other sources. Projects may not add additional unanticipated cost to the operating budget.

Who can apply?

· All Middlebury undergraduates are eligible to apply as individuals or in collaboration with other Middlebury students.

· Middlebury organizations, clubs, teams or groups already recognized by the College and receiving College funding may not apply.

What do I need to submit?

Applications should include:

· Completed David S. Stone ’74 Tree House Fund Application (enclosed, and available on line: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/resources/uro/funding/funding2)

· Tentative proposal budget

· Tentative proposal implementation timeline based on approval by the end of February.

When and where do I submit my application?

Application materials are due at 136 McCullough Hall (the office suite across from the ATM machine) to Administrative Associate Diane Foley by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16 . Funding recipient(s) will be notified shortly thereafter. All projects must be fully implemented by Commencement in May 2011.

‘09.5 Grad has a Job Opportunity for You!

I graduated this past February and got a job as a Seasonal Research Technician with the Rodale institute in PA. Rodale is a great fit for anyone interested in organics, climate change, research, etc.

Each year, Rodale hires 4-5 Seasonal Research Technicians to coordinate and execute our on-farm research. It isn’t an internship, but the position is seasonal and ends at the end of December. There is one opening for someone to start at the beginning of 2011 (great for a Feb!) and four openings for spring graduates. A description of the position can be found here:

Rodale Institute is a 501©(3) nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach. The Rodae Institute was founded in 1947 by organic pioneer J.I. Rodale to study the link between healthy soil, healthy food and healthy people. For over sixty years, we’ve been researching the best practices of organic agriculture and sharing our findings with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocating for policies that support farmers, and educating consumers about how going organic is the healthiest options for people and the planet.

Global Health & Innovation Conference

Are you interested in global health and international development, public health, medicine, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, philanthropy, microfinance, human rights, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, public service, environmental health, or education?

If you are, then you should attend

GH/Innovate 2010
Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 7th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 17 – Sunday, April 18, 2010

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

Only 4.5 hours away from Middlebury, in New Haven, Connecticut, you will spend two days listening to and learning from 200 speakers, including keynote addresses by Seth Godin, Jacqueline Novogratz, Jeffrey Sachs and Sonia Sachs. There will also be social innovation sessions by CEOs and Directors of Acumen Fund, Partners in Health, WaterPartners, Save The Children, HealthStore Foundation, and many others.

The Global Health & Innovation Conference convenes more than 2,200 students and professionals from 55 countries.

Register Today For Lowest Registration Rate (Rate Increases Monthly): http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

New Call For Social Enterprise Pitches: Do you have an innovative idea or a new program in development?  Submit your idea for presentation.  Complete details on conference website.

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Masters in Development Practice

Is graduate school on your radar? If you have thought at all about pursuing a career in sustainable development, take some time to peruse The Global Master’s in Development Practice Network website. The site describes the programs as consisting of “two years of cross-disciplinary academic training in the health, social, natural & engineering sciences and management, along with rigorous, hands-on field training experiences.” Ten universities have already joined the network, so make sure to check out the site for all the possibilities.

Social Justice and Healthcare Fellowships

Families USA

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 USAs 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 more

Grad School Fair Highlights

Did you miss last Wednesday’s Graduate School Fair? If so, or if you are looking for a refresher, read on for the highlights.

One highlight was the The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, which focuses not only on business but on management and leadership. The Drucker MBA Program stood out because it incorporates many aspects of social responsibility and social entrepreneurship.

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From Investment Banking to NGO Work in Africa: An Awakening

Do you have an interest in social entrepreneurship or would like to learn about health mentoring programs?

Come to the Career Conversation with David Torres ’88 entitled, From Investment Banking to NGO Work in Africa: An Awakening,” next Friday, October 23 in the RAJ conference room.

While traveling around the world with his family on a sabbatical from his role as a Managing Director at JPMorgan in London in 2005, David was introduced to mothers2mothers, and worked as a volunteer in Cape Town for two months. After returning to London in early 2006, David decided to end his 22-year career in banking and join mothers2mothers as a permanent staff member, working first in London from August 2006, and moving with his wife and two children to South Africa in January 2007.

David’s roles include both local and international fundraising and development, and involvement with the business side of mothers2mothers’ international expansion. Read more

Deadline Extended- Charter House Emergency Shelter Intern

If you have an interest in social work, housing advocacy or non-profit management, take note!

The deadline for the J-Term Charter House Emergency Shelter Internship has been extended to October 16, 2009!

The Charter House provides transitional housing, which is especially important in the midst of the current economic downturn. Interns are expected to assist with facility operations, work directly with house residents, and Read more

Geotourism Challenge 2009

If you are interested in ways that people are promoting the goals of geotourism, check out the winners of the National Geographic Geotourism Challenge 2009. The site features various businesses and projects which promote sustainable tourism–from a carbon neutral airline to environmentally friendly river trips. It is a great read if you want to learn more about the variety of available green solutions or if you just want to learn more about geotourism.

VBSR Fall Paid Internships in VT

Vermont Business for Social Responsibility (VBSR) has semester long paid internships available to Middlebury students. VBSR is a non-profit, statewide business trade organization. Its members are businesses and organizations who recognize that the need to make a profit and the need to make a difference are not in conflict, and who use the power of business to change the world. VBSR’s mission is to “advance a business ethic that values multiple bottom lines – economic, social, and environmental.”

Check out their various internship opportunities regularly, here.

For those of you who are Seniors, VBSR has over 650 members here in the state of Vermont, so if you are interested in being gainfully employed after graduation without leaving this beloved state, check out their member job listing here.

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