The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) was established in 2003 as a research center at the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then, it has grown into a global network of researchers who use randomized evaluations to answer critical policy questions in the fight against poverty. J-PAL’s headquarters (J-PAL Global) and J-PAL North America (one of six regional offices) are both based at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We leverage research by affiliated professors from universities across the continent and a full-time staff of researchers, policy experts, and administrative professionals to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why.
J-PAL is recruiting Policy Associates to contribute to its mission of promoting evidence-informed policy. This position is based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA.
The Policy Group plays a key role in translating research by J-PAL affiliates into actionable poverty alleviation policies around the world. Staff connect the dots between economics and policy and are passionate about working with organizations to inform development policy.
Deadline is Jan 23. Apply now in Handshake here.
Do you love solving tough problems with data? Want to make a difference next summer?
Through the Analytics Summer Fellowship, you’ll work with the City to improve how Boston uses data every day. Our fellows play a vital role in developing special projects for the Analytics Team.
We’re looking for fellows to join the team to work in a range of areas. This includes data science, analytics, performance management, open data, GIS, and data engineering. We will consider you for projects that best fit your qualifications.
In all these roles, you will apply and develop your skills while working on important projects. Some examples of projects from our 2018 fellows include:
- developing an application to notify residents with provisional health insurance of key deadlines for retaining coverage
- evaluating 2016 early voting data to help inform the Elections department ahead of 2018 early voting
- establishing data-sharing processes, defining key performance indicators, and building reports and visualizations
- digitizing records and building map-based applications to support Fair Housing and Equity, and
- building database tools to support strategic decision-making and track progress on major City initiatives.
More info and apply here: https://www.boston.gov/departments/analytics-team/analytics-summer-fellowships
Deadline is Friday, January 11
A Midd student did this competitive experience last year and loved it!
Coding it Forward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit empowering technology students to create social good by breaking down the barriers to entry in social impact spaces. Through the Civic Digital Fellowship, we’re connecting passionate undergraduate and graduate students with federal agencies, allowing them to solve pressing problems in the nation’s capital.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career at the intersection of government and technology, come join us! As a Civic Digital Fellow, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the technology behind government services, and you’ll apply your skills to develop solutions that will impact American citizens. Your summer will include mentorship by civic technology leaders, site visits to leading technology companies and civic organizations, and the opportunity to impact a large user base — 323 million Americans. All fellows receive a competitive stipend, housing, and travel to-and-from the D.C. area.
More info and apply here in Handshake. Deadline is January 6.
You’re invited to join Middlebury’s Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster (P&P) for an informal lunch discussion on breaking the school-to-prison pipeline.
We will explore the work of the educational justice movement toward dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline, and toward building equity and parity in American education.
David Goodman, writer, journalist and radio host will join us to discuss his recent book, Lift Us Up, Don’t Push Us Out: Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement. David is a regular contributor to Mother Jones magazine, and hosts the weekly radio show “The Vermont Conversation”. His writing has been featured in such publications as the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times.
Bring your lunch, your friends, your thoughts and your questions to this rich conversation next Friday, December 7th from 12:30-1:15pm in the Ross Dining Hall Fireplace Lounge.
This looks to be a good one with Jana Parsons ’16 working at Brookings and on the hiring committee.
The Hamilton Project (THP) at the Brookings Institution produces research and policy proposals on how to create a growing economy that benefits more Americans. Our economic strategy reflects a judgment that long term prosperity is best achieved by making economic growth broad-based, by enhancing individual economic security, and by embracing a role for effective government in making needed public investments.
The Research Assistant will help execute and develop an overall policy agenda and policy strategy for The Hamilton Project. Research potential policy areas and communicate with leading academics, policymakers, and practitioners to support the Director and Policy Director in identifying promising potential topics for THP’s policy agenda.
Research Assistant positions will begin during the summer of 2019 and involve a commitment of at least one year.
Check out the full details and apply in Handshake here
Join us on Tuesday, November 6 at 12:30 pm in CTLR
Come to this informal lunch session to learn about her career path in law. At Middlebury, Crystal received a BA in American Literature, and a Minor in Russian Language. She currently prosecutes cases involving narcotics, firearms, crimes of violence, crimes against children and white collar fraud. She is developing a juvenile outreach program to educate youth and address crime in Springfield, and is the co-chair of Central Illinois Human Trafficking Task Force. Bring your questions. Open to students of all class years, any major, all are welcome. A light lunch will be available.
Let us know you’re coming by RSVP here.
Lead for America recruits, trains, and places our nation’s most promising young leaders in two-year paid fellowships in local governments as a means of strengthening America’s public institutions, supporting our local communities, and cultivating a new generation of transformational public service leaders.
Over the course of the two years, LFA Fellows will gain a new perspective and appreciation for local government, understand the most pressing issues facing our communities, be equipped with tools to enact communal and systemic change, establish relationships with partner universities and organizations, and gain opportunities to engage with a growing alumni network of passionate leaders, who together will continue to serve as transformational public service leaders in communities across the nation.
A single visionary leader rooted in humility can change a community. Many working together can transform our country.
Apply for the first deadline by November 1st at 11:59 pm.
This is a unique chance to see the inner-workings of a courtroom with a Midd alum. This opportunity will expose you to assisting the Law Clerks and Law Interns in Chambers with criminal and civil cases. You may be called upon to work on writing and research projects, as well as administrative tasks. You will have virtually daily opportunities to observe courtroom proceedings (criminal and civil) before Judge Burroughs and other judges and magistrate judges of the court.
Here is more information about Judge Burroughs for your information. Judge Burroughs received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Prior to joining the bench, Judge Burroughs was a partner in the Boston law firm of Nutter McClennen & Fish. Before entering private practice, she served in the Boston and Philadelphia offices of the United States Attorney’s Office. During her sixteen years as an Assistant United States Attorney, Judge Burroughs developed trial and investigation expertise in sophisticated white collar and economic crimes.
Connor Williams ’09 is currently pursuing a PhD in History and African American Studies at Yale. He is happy to share advice, experiences, and answer questions for students considering pursuing an advanced degree in the humanities. He hopes to demystify both the application process and the humanities grad school experience itself. In addition to discussing a PhD in the humanities, he’s also open to discussing post-doctorate employment prospects, including work in museums, private schools, and state educational offices (such as historical societies, state libraries, and so forth). Prior to Yale, Connor also taught for several years in private schools, and also earned an M.A. at Dartmouth. Open to all majors in any humanities field, and all class years welcome as you explore options for after graduation. Lunch of assorted sandwiches will be available.
Friday, October 26th at 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm in CCI at Adirondack House
Apply for SHECP Summer Internships
Information Session: Friday October 5, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the CCE
Middlebury College participates in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP) to support students in summer internships with agencies that seek to work alongside vulnerable populations. Internships are located in urban and rural settings throughout the US with agencies that serve in educational, healthcare, legal, housing, social and economic capacities. Drop by the CCE (here) to learn more about how you can become a SHECP intern!