Nonproliferation paid Summer Internship at MIIS in CA – apply now
The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Middlebury Institute is now accepting applications for its paid summer internship program. This is a high-value internship that involves formal curriculum and training, as well as practical experiential education working on important public policy projects with CNS experts.
CNS has been gracious enough to designate multiple positions within their highly competitive internship program specifically for Middlebury students. If you’re interested in nonproliferation studies, or are considering careers in public policy, you should consider this important opportunity to build your resume and enjoy a nice summer in California.
3 Midd students just spent a great J-term out there. Read here to learn more about their experiences.
The application deadline is Friday, February 14 and graduating seniors can apply. Apply in Handshake HERE
Middlebury Social Impact Corps Info Sessions
Interested in gaining the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for a purposeful career in social impact? Host site 2020: Monterey, California. The Middlebury Social Impact Corps program connects students to social change with unique global internship opportunities. A select cohort of Middlebury College and MIIS graduate students are chosen and matched with a social enterprise or NGO for an eight-week summer internship. The experiential learning program focuses on six pillars: adaptability, commitment, inquiry, narrative, reflection, and partnership. In partnership with organizations, MSIC members gain knowledge, skills, and dispositions for purposeful careers in social impact.
2020 Middlebury Social Impact Corps Info Sessions
Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020: 4:30-5:30 p.m. at ADK Library
Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020: 7-8:00 p.m. at ADK Library
To learn more, visit go/socialimpactcorps. To RSVP for the Info Session, click HERE.
Public Affairs Job and Internship in DC
Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy, specializing in bipartisan government relations, federal & state lobbying, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, corporate growth and change, and fundraising and development.
We are currently seeking energetic and proactive full-time or part-time interns to join our team and help support our rapidly growing public affairs practice. This could be great for any graduating Feb’s this spring!
The FTP internship program offers students and recent graduates substantive, practical and hands-on experience working at the nexus between the public and private sectors. Our program exposes interns to the daily workings of a highly reputable government relations and public affairs firm and affords them the opportunity to work specifically with our Public Affairs team. Interns will conduct research, write analyses, draft media content (including social media posts), prepare memos for meetings, and assist principals with client-facing projects. Interns will also work with FTP’s Operations team and gain experience preparing for and attending events, answering phones, and delivering packages to clients and Capitol Hill offices on an as-needed basis.
Ideal applicants have experience in media, communications, federal government, or public policy. They must have a keen attention to detail and exceptional writing abilities and interpersonal skills. Political experience, including work on Capitol Hill, within the executive branch, in-state/district offices or political campaigns, is preferred. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Students enrolled in semester and/or quarter programs may apply.
Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (1-3 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org, Attn: Intern Program Director.
Let me know if you apply and I can connect you with the alum who shared the opportunity.
Spring Lobby Weekend in DC
Olivia Bravo ’20 is working with the Friends Committee on National Legislation to bring a delegation of young adults to D.C. for “Spring Lobby Weekend,” an event held to introduce young people to advocacy and lobbying in Washington D.C. She asked me to share the info below:
Every year there is a topic that we will lobby on and this year it is climate change. The dates are Saturday, March 28 to Tuesday, March 31 in Washington, D.C.
This spring will be an especially pivotal time in D.C. Join us this March and make your voice heard! Listen, learn, and act to address climate change. We will tell Congress that a price on carbon is a crucial first step to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent injustices related to climate change—both in the U.S. and abroad. See this link for more details:
Paralegal Job at Children’s Rights
Children’s Rights is a leading national children’s advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children. Every day, children are harmed by America’s broken child welfare, juvenile justice, education, and health care systems. Through relentless strategic advocacy and legal action, Children’s Rights holds governments accountable for keeping kids safe and healthy.
We are seeking a full-time, entry-level paralegal to join our active litigation program and support our commitment to government accountability and social justice for children. Applicants should be able to start in the summer or sooner and must be prepared to make a two-year commitment to the position. Applicants with prior personal involvement in the systems we fight to improve and/or with other diverse life experiences and perspectives are especially encouraged to apply.
Special thanks to an alum who works there and called this to our attention.
CLICK HERE to apply in Handshake. Deadline is February 10.
Working on Political Campaigns
Thursday, January 23 from 7-8 pm in Davis Library 105 via Zoom
Working on a political campaign can offer you the opportunity to develop a range of skills within a fast-paced environment. Campaigns allow you an insider’s scoop on the electoral process, as well as the day-to-day schedule and concerns of elected officials and their constituents.
If you’ve ever thought of working on a campaign, be it full-time, part-time or volunteer, attend this virtual panel discussion with Middlebury alumni. Learn about their different roles on a campaign, current trends in their work and their own paths from campus to career. Bring your questions.
This event is for ALL students, and designed to be informal and nonpartisan to show you options available no matter your party affiliation, especially for the upcoming elections this fall.
Olivia Noble is the Digital Organizing Director at EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics. At EMILY’s List, she oversees everything from online candidate training and recruitment to digital organizing via social media, email, design, and SMS. Prior to coming to EMILY’s List, Olivia was the digital director at the Climate Action Campaign, coordinating the digital teams of key environmental organizations and leading digital message development on climate change across the community. She lives in Washington D.C. and graduated from Middlebury in 2013 with a degree in Environmental Studies with a focus in Policy
Rick Ridder is an award-winning international political consultant. His clients include numerous heads of state, members of Congress, political parties and conservation groups. He is President and Co-Founder of RBI Strategies and Research. A former presidential campaign manager and a senior consultant for seven other presidential campaigns, Rick has consulted for numerous U.S. Congressional, gubernatorial, and state and local initiative campaigns. Rick holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, a M.S. from Boston University, and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies.
Teddy Smyth was mostly recently on the Booker campaign in New Hampshire as organizing director. With a background in grassroots organizing, Smyth has worked as state director for NextGen New Hampshire and for Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy’s successful bid to flip a House of Delegates seat in northern Virginia.
Teddy graduated from Middlebury in 2015 with a degree in Environmental Studies
Roger Alan Stone is a political Internet pioneer, innovator and entrepreneur. Working in politics and advocacy since the mid ‘80s and in the political Internet since 1998. He’s combined his knowledge of the practical needs of campaigns with cutting edge technology to invent many of the techniques used throughout now throughout our industry.
After working on seventeen elections in fourteen states, as well as on the Hill for two Representatives and a Senator he’d helped elect, Roger went to Law School at Columbia, clerked for the DC Court of Appeals and was an associate at James and Hoffman, specializing election law, non-profit organizations and unions and lobbying for the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Ass and DE Shaw & Co.
By 2002 there were a number of ways to reach voters and constituents online, so to better serve his clients, Roger founded Advocacy Inc. to provided data, online advertising and consulting services. Advocacy Data pioneered matching voter files for email addresses, doing the first national match of the voter file in 2003, as well as being the first to provide Members of Congress with emails for official communication.
Legal Job for Graduating Feb: Civil Rights Firm Seeks Two Full-Time Intake Specialists in Baltimore, MD or Nashville, TN
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP is a boutique civil rights law firm that litigates public interest and social justice cases that add significant value to individuals and our communities. We have a community of lawyers and legal assistants who are all committed to using the law to help create and enforce a more just society.
Intake Specialists help our firm’s leadership identify new litigation opportunities by conducting interviews with our potential clients and summarizing their potential legal claims. Our firm’s leadership expects Intake Specialists to be thorough in their interviews and summaries. Our representation of a potential client is often determined by the Intake Specialist’s interview write-up. A well-written interview write-up helps our firm’s leadership reach the right decision and can help our attorneys navigate some of the legal challenges they will likely confront in the event we represent the potential client.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their application immediately as decisions are made on a rolling basis. Applications must include a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, two writing samples, and three references. These documents should be sent in Word or PDF to email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org with “Prospective Intake Specialist: Baltimore/Nashville” in the email’s subject line.
Thank you to an alum for bringing these opportunities to our attention.
Life Beyond Middlebury
In partnership with the SGA, the CCI is continuing the “Life Beyond Middlebury” series that aims to equip students with the tools needed to succeed in life. Check out our upcoming events!
Salary Negotiation, Decision Making and What to do with The Offer
Wednesday, January 22 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 229
We will discuss ideas about what to think about and do when you interview and when you receive an offer, and the basic principles of a successful negotiation: what can be negotiated and how should you respond when offered a position. National Life Group is a Vermont employer very interested in introducing you to these skills that you can use in any type of future employment situation. Open to all students, all majors, whether you are job or internship searching now or later. RSVP here.
Wednesday, January 15 at 4:30 pm in Axinn 229
Are you a saver or a spender? Do you want to learn more about personal finance and budgeting? Join us to hear from experts about strategies you can use to save money and spend wisely. RSVP here.
Legal Career Conversation with David Boyd ’03, Assistant Attorney General for State of Vermont
Join us Wednesday, January 15 from 3-4 pm in Adirondack House
Mr. Boyd will be on campus arguing a case in front of the Vermont Supreme Court in Wilson Hall on January 15. This is part of the court’s attempt to travel around the state. After his arguments, David has agreed to meet with students and talk about his legal career.
A little about David: He studied Economics and Political Science at Midd and graduated in 2003. He went to NYU Law School. He has practiced at Gravel & Shea PC in Burlington, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP in New York City, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Faith S. Hochberg of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
As an Assistant Attorney General he represents state agencies and employees in all types of civil litigation. He has tried cases to completion in federal and state courts and before an American Arbitration Association panel and has represented clients in appeals before the Vermont Supreme Court and the Second Circuit.
This event is open to all students, all majors, all class years. Bring your questions and curiosity and engage in a friendly, casual conversation about his career path and lean tips and advice about working in the legal field.
Design Your Midd: Using Design Thinking Strategies for Midd and Beyond (for 1st Yrs & Sophomores)
If you are a First Year or Sophomore trying to navigate the decision-making process while at college and need a bit more clarity and validation, join us for a 1 ½ hour workshop based on the NYT-bestselling book, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Joyful, Well-Lived Life. We will introduce you to design thinking tools that will help you creatively bring balance and focus to big life decisions (i.e summer internships, majors, career exploration, study abroad, etc). Leave with a personal strategy for planning out your time at Middlebury, and beginning to envision a meaningful life beyond.
Please RSVP on Handshake for the event HERE