“Aileen Rizo was training math teachers in the public schools in Fresno, Calif., when she discovered that her male colleagues with comparable jobs were being paid significantly more.
She was told there was a justifiable reason: Employees’ pay was based on their salaries at previous jobs, and she had been paid less than they had earlier in their careers.
Ms. Rizo, who is now running for the California State Assembly, sued. In April, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in her favor, saying that prior salary could not be used to justify a wage gap between male and female employees.
It’s the latest sign that this has become the policy of choice for shrinking the gender pay gap. Several states, cities and companies have recently banned asking about salary history. They include Massachusetts, California, New York City and Chicago, as well as Amazon, Google and Starbucks.”
Read the rest of the New York Times piece here.
The US-UK Fulbright Commission in London is seeking applicants for our internship programme for summer and autumn 2018. The US-UK Fulbright Commission fosters mutual cultural understanding between the US and UK through educational exchange in two ways: through our awards programme and advisory service. Interns join a small, but dynamic and highly-motivated team of staff. We try to ensure interns have a 50-50 balance between our day-to-day work and special projects they take ownership over.
Internships are a great fit for UK students who have had study experience in the US, American study abroad students seeking to maximize their time in London, or for recent graduates able to come to the UK on BUNAC’s Intern in Britain programme. Please note applicants must demonstrate the legal right to work in the UK, most commonly via a Tier 4 Student Visa or Tier 5 for BUNAC. For more information, see this link.
In previous years, interns have come from international relations, marketing, communications, political science, international/higher education, student affairs, education or non-profit backgrounds. However, we welcome applicants from all fields and are looking for students with a keen interest in our work.
Internships are unpaid and may be offered full-time or on a part-time basis around students’ class schedules. Internships may vary from one to six months in length.
To apply, students may email a CV and covering letter to email@example.com, with the subject line “Awards Internship” or “Advising Internship”. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis, and hope to secure posts asap!
Full details about the available internships can be found here
Check out this opinion piece from Robert E. Rubin in the New York Times. He was Secretary of the Treasury from 1995 to 1999, and is now senior counselor to Centerview Partners.
One of my favorite quotes: “I concluded that you can’t prove anything in absolute terms, from which I extrapolated that all significant decisions are about probabilities. Internalizing the core tenet of Professor Demos’s teaching — weighing risk and analyzing odds and trade-offs — was central to everything I did professionally in the decades ahead in finance and government.”
Read the short piece read here
I’m writing to share some exciting news about a new tool that will help you prepare for the LSAT exam. Khan Academy has teamed with the Law School Admission Council, makers of the LSAT, to offer the first free and official LSAT test prep program.
Starting June 1, you can access Khan Academy Official LSAT Prep to create a personalized LSAT practice plan with official LSAT exams. And best of all, it’s 100% free!
With Khan Academy Official LSAT Prep, you can build the skills and confidence to succeed on test day—all on your own schedule.
- Diagnose your strengths and weaknesses to unlock an LSAT practice plan tailored just for you.
- Access thousands of practice questions, full-length exams, and hours of helpful content covering every concept on the LSAT.
- Receive regular progress updates so you can see how close you’re getting to your goal score.
Starting June 1, visit khanacademy.org/lsat to get started. Performing well on the LSAT exam is a major step forward on your path to law school admission.
Are you living and interning in Washington D.C. this summer? Then apply to this program and be paired with a Middlebury alumni mentor who will offer you valuable career advice.
All majors and industry interests (not just government and politics!) are welcomed and encouraged to apply.
Space is limited. See the short application here go/mentorDC
The Hearst Corporation Office of General Counsel is seeking a bright college senior wishing to gain paralegal experience before entering law school for a paid 1-2 year fellowship. The Hearst Fellow will support the litigation group on subpoena and other media litigation matters, and will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the varied practice of a fast-paced in-house legal department. Hearst Corporation is one of the nation’s largest diversified media companies. Its Office of General Counsel is a dynamic department involved in all facets of the Company’s business, which includes numerous daily and weekly newspapers, consumer magazines, broadcast and radio stations, interests in leading cable networks, as well as business publishing, Internet businesses, a leading features syndicate and more. Eve Burton is the Senior VP and Chief Legal Officer and is a Middlebury Trustee. Candidates should have excellent writing, computer, organizational and communication skills, with the ability to multi-task and work with a team.
To apply, submit via email a cover letter, resume, and transcript to:
Kristina Findikyan, Esq.
Associate General Counsel
Office of General Counsel
300 W. 57th Street, 40th Floor
New York, NY 10019
kfindikyan at hearst.com
Deadline is May 11, but do not wait. The person in the position now is a Midd alum. Let me know if you’d like an introduction.
U.S. Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaii is currently hiring for an entry-level health policy staffer for his Washington, DC, office. This position has great potential for growth and promotion within the office, and it provides an opportunity to join a great work environment with a team of committed, experienced professionals. Applicants should have:
- a strong work ethic,
- an interest in improving lives through public policy,
- a demonstrated interest in health policy, and
- ties to Hawaii, preferably as a current/former resident of the state or through work experience related to the state.
The responsibilities for this position includes conducting policy research, drafting correspondence, writing memos to brief the senator, and performing administrative duties. This staff position is a member of the team who advises the senator on topics related to children and families, health, nutrition, seniors, veterans’ health, and women. This includes assisting with the senator’s work on the Senate Appropriations Committee (including its health subcommittee). The position also involves work in developing and promoting the senator’s legislation, and advancing policies that expand telehealth, improve public health, and achieve universal health coverage. The position reports directly to the senator’s chief legislative staffer on health care policy.
There is a strong alum connection to this position. Let me know if you’d like an introduction.
More details on Handshake here. Apply now!
Tetra Tech IDS (https://tetratechintdev.com) is now accepting applications for internships at their Burlington, VT and Arlington, VA offices for summer 2018. They will offer a total of 4 internships and interns will learn from and work with their technical programs team or operational team professionals. Application deadlines are approaching fast and all internships will begin in early June. We have several Middlebury alumni working there now (check out LinkedIn).
They currently have 4 postings in Handshake!
- International Development Communications Intern – deadline April 23rd
- Land Tenure and Property Rights Internship – deadline April 27th
- Democracy and Governance Internship – deadline April 27th
- IT Support Technician Internship – deadline May 1st
- Assistant Editor – deadline April 27th (Full-time Job for a Graduating Senior or Recent alum!)
Tetra Tech creates practical, sustainable, and environmentally responsible solutions to address the world’s most complex challenges. Their service areas include agriculture and economic growth; democracy and governance; energy; environment and natural resources; land tenure and property rights; water supply and sanitation; architecture, engineering, and construction services; and global security. Tetra Tech creates practical, sustainable, and environmentally responsible solutions for federal agencies, governments, multilateral banks, and multinational corporations.
Their approach is based on sound science, stakeholder engagement, capacity building, and innovative technologies and best practices. Their goal on every project is to ensure local ownership and sustainable development long after their work is complete. Their expertise includes monitoring and evaluation tools, grants management systems, compliance systems, and public-private partnerships.
Join us Monday, April 23 at 12:30 in Adirondack House Library for this informational meeting.
The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS) offers a professional and executive education that is easily tailored to students who wish to pursue a career in national security or those who currently work in the national security community. DMGS’ curriculum offerings also provide needed skills that both intersect with and are applicable to other communities such as the commercial corporate world and law enforcement. Through our three programs: National Security, Intelligence, and Managing Disruption and Violence, DMGS supports the intellectual foundations of American security policy by ensuring our education prioritizes policies and outcomes rather than traditional academic structures. DMGS enables professionals to address the national security challenges of the new century by encouraging them to rethink tradition and assess new forms of policy analysis.
IDinsight is an international development consulting organization that helps policymakers and managers make socially impactful decisions using rigorous evidence. We carefully tailor a wide range of analytical and quantitative tools to enable our clients to design better policies, rigorously test those ideas, and take informed action at scale to improve lives. Our services include experimental evaluation methodologies – including, but not limited to, randomized controlled trials – tailored to the priorities of international development decision-makers; monitoring and performance management systems to facilitate continuous data-driven improvement; policy design consulting and scale-up support.
IDinsight’s vision is to improve millions of lives by transforming how the social sector innovates, learns and improves.
Our Global Operations team will be the jet fuel to create and maintain a uniquely dynamic and high-achieving multi-cultural, multi-continental team at the cutting edge of how evidence is used to improve global development programs. This team’s mandate is to attract top talent, create the best place to thrive at work, and build the systems to allow IDinsight teams to achieve social impact. Crucially, the team will manage IDinsight’s exponential growth over the next two years, from 125 staff in 5 global offices to a team of 200+, opening ~3 new global offices.
Learn more and apply on Handshake here.