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Hot Social Impact Internships and Jobs in Handshake

MiddWorks for Vermont Summer Internships:

ImageMiddWorks for Vermont Summer 2023: Residential Decarbonization InternshipClimate Economy Action Center of Addison CountyMiddlebury, Vermont, United States
ImageMiddWorks for Vermont Summer 2023: Let’s Grow Kids Fundraising and Engagement InternLet’s Grow KidsBurlington, Vermont, United States 
ImageMiddWorks for Vermont Summer 2023: Addison County Chamber of Commerce -Digital & Event Marketing Internship Addison County Chamber of CommerceFerrisburgh, Vermont, United States
ImageMiddWorks for Vermont Summer 2023: Yellow House Community InternshipThe Yellow House CommunityMiddlebury, Vermont, United States 
ImageMiddWorks for Vermont Summer 2023: Vermont Afterschool Communications InternVermont Afterschool , Inc.South Burlington, Vermont, United States 
ImageMiddWorks for Vermont Summer 2023: Maple Broadband InternshipMaple Broadband – Addison County Communications Union DistrictMiddlebury, Vermont, United States
ImageMiddWorks for Vermont Summer 2023: Shelburne Museum – Art Conservation/Historic Preservation InternshipShelburne MuseumShelburne, Vermont, United States
ImageMiddWorks for Vermont Summer 2023: Midd Summer Market Intern Better Middlebury PartnershipMiddlebury, Vermont, United States of America

Social Services/Nonprofits/Advocacy:

ImageNSU Spring InternThe Innocence ProjectNew York City, New York, United States
ImageDark Money Research InternCenter for Political AccountabilityWashington, District of Columbia, United States
ImageProgram Development College Intern (Paid) for the WIZDM Internship ProgramWIZDMCedarhurst, New York, United States
ImageData Analyst InternGainwell TechnologiesEl Paso, Texas, United States and 2 more 
ImageTechnical Writer InternGainwell TechnologiesSan Juan, Puerto Rico and 2 more 
ImageData Science InternGainwell TechnologiesSan Juan, Puerto Rico and 2 more
ImageContracts CoordinatorClinton Health Access InitiativeBoston, Massachusetts, United States

Think Tanks/Policy:

ImageIntern – Energy Security and Climate Change Program (Summer 2023)Center for Strategic and International StudiesWashington, District of Columbia, United States
ImageNational Security and Intelligence Analysis Internship Summer 2023Institute for the Study of WarWashington, District of Columbia, United States
ImageSummer 2023, Research Intern, The Hamilton Project, Economic Studies (Job ID: 2023-3117)Brookings Institution (The)Washington, District of Columbia, United States 
ImageSummer 2023, Research Intern, Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, Economic Studies (Job ID: 2023-3127)Brookings Institution (The)Washington, District of Columbia, United States 
ImageSummer 2023, Research Intern, Center on Children and Families, Economic Studies (Job ID: 2023-3125)Brookings Institution (The)Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Global Affairs/International Development:

ImagePublic Health AnalystRTI InternationalDurham, North Carolina, United States


ImagePark Steward, Interpretation: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical ParkAmerican Conservation ExperienceWoodstock, Vermont, United States 
ImageCRDIP Archeology Member- Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation AreaAmerican Conservation ExperienceThousand Oaks, California, United States
ImageNEON Climate Change Internship, Vancouver (PO-00734544)The Student Conservation AssociationVancouver, Washington, United States
ImageNEON Climate Change Internship, Fitchburg (PO-00733063)The Student Conservation AssociationFitchburg, Massachusetts, United States
ImageSummer 2023 College Internship with Appalachian HeadwatersAppalachian HeadwatersLewisburg, West Virginia, United States
ImageNatural Resources Specialist I – II – III (GIS Project Coordinator)Texas Parks & Wildlife DepartmentAustin, Texas, United States 
ImageSeasonal Conservation Steward-Northern New YorkThe Nature ConservancyPulaski, New York, United States 
ImageCRDIP Cultural Resources Member- National Parks of Western PennsylvaniaAmerican Conservation ExperienceGallitzin, Pennsylvania, United States 
ImageGeographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician/Summer InternCity of DubuqueDubuque, Iowa, United States
ImageClean Water Corps MemberConservation Corps Minnesota & IowaSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States
ImageVegetation Monitoring Member – NPS Appalachian Highlands Inventory and Monitoring NetworkAmerican Conservation Experience
ImageConservation and Land Management Internship: USFWS Klamath Falls Fish and Wildlife InternsChicago Botanic GardenKlamath Falls, Oregon, United States

Environmental Policy/Advocacy:

ImageConservation Coordinator The Nature ConservancyNew York City, New York, United States
ImageIFAW Wildlife Policy and Management Internship – Summer 2023 (remote or DC/hybrid)The International Fund for Animal WelfareWashington, District of Columbia, United States
ImageTalent Acquisition Internship – National Environmental & Public Health NonprofitStudent PIRGsWashington, District of Columbia, United States and 6 more
ImageSummer Public Lands and Climate Change AdvocateNational Audubon SocietyAnchorage, Alaska, United States 
ImageUndergraduate Research Experiences (REU) Intern, Columbia Climate SchoolColumbia UniversityNew York City, New York, United States
ImageCoasts and Climate Graduate Student Internship – The Surfrider FoundationMIIS External OpportunitiesSan Diego, California, United States 
ImageResearch & Policy Intern (Summer 2023)Environmental Law InstituteWashington, District of Columbia, United States

Renewable Energy/Finance/CSR:

ImageIntern – Powerflow AnalysisEDF RenewablesMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States 
ImageEnergy Efficiency Summer Internship – Evaluation and Research TeamThe Consortium for Energy EfficiencyMiddleton, Massachusetts, United States
ImageClimate Digest Research AssistantY AnalyticsWashington, District of Columbia, United States

Fund Your Service Project Experience and Make a Difference Around the World!

The InterExchange Foundation Christianson Fellowship awards up to $10,000 to young Americans who are passionate about helping communities abroad thrive and are eager to learn about the local culture. Fellows identify a project or an organization working on an issue they care about, and with the support of the Christianson Fellowship, contribute their skills and passion to that endeavor for at least six months on-location abroad. This intercultural experience is a meaningful way to help others, improve skills, and gain insight about another culture.

How does it work? The volunteer project must be outside of the U.S. and conducted in-person at the host location. The project duration is typically at least 6 months in-person on-site.

The next application deadline is coming up on March 15 and interested students can apply online.

Lisa Heyn, Grants Coordination Director (212) 924-0446 would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the Fellowship.

Make a Difference This Summer Working on Early Childhood Education as a Communications Intern!

Big shout out to the MiddWorks for Vermont summer internship opportunity with Let’s Grow Kids.

They have been actively working on the child care bill which was recently released, and this is the year that Let’s Grow Kids is working to secure public financing for a statewide child care system! The folks on their grassroots organizing teams are reaching out to campuses to engage students in their advocacy efforts, and want to work with you, Midd students! 

They’re also coordinating with the College on a few other child care initiatives happening right here in our own community of Addison County. If you are interested in early childhood development, this is the summer internship for you!

Jobs & Summer Internships at the Consortium for Energy Efficiency in Boston

From recent graduate, Maya Saterson ’22 – Consortium for Energy Efficiency

“I graduated last year as a Conservation Psychology major and now work for Kira Ashby (’05) at the Consortium for Energy Efficiency. I remember meeting with you a few times and I had Jon for ENVS401 and he was my second thesis advisor.  

For students who would be eligible for the CCI Summer Funding, we have two summer internships (see internships on Handshake.)

For recent or almost grads (’22, ’22.5, ’23) looking for a job in the Boston area (or potential to be remote), we also have one, entry level, full-time job opening on our Residential team. The description is on Handshake. 

I started at CEE as an intern Summer 2021 using the CCI funding and came back as a program assistant this summer. I would be happy to chat with any students who are interested or want to network or who are looking for direction. 

We have also posted all to Handshake. Please see those postings for job descriptions and you can reach out to Maya Saterson (she/her), Program Assistant, Center for Equity and Energy Behavior, Consortium for Energy Efficiency at 978-972-5502 | msaterson[at],

Everybody Wins Mentoring Program Needs Middkids

From the coordinator for the Everybody Wins! Vermont mentoring program at Mary Hogan:

Everybody Wins is a literacy based mentoring program which matches local community members with elementary school students to read together once a week. 

We’ve only opened the program to two grades this year as we work to rebuild the program after the closure caused by COVID19.  Even so, they still have around 30 kids on their waitlist and would really love to match a few more of them this year.

Mentoring with Everybody Wins is a great chance for students to get some hands-on volunteer experience with school aged kids and MANY of the kids who have applied have expressed a preference for a college age mentor.  

They’re mostly matching 3rd graders right now. Mentors can choose between Tuesday or Thursday for their reading day and 3rd graders meet with their mentors from 12-1pm.

Students who are interested can email Sarah Urang, Mentor/Student Coordinator (middlebury[at] or apply at Vermont Mentoring Database (

They’re nearing the cutoff date for when they can no longer have new mentors start this year so students who are interested would want to apply within the next week or so to allow time for their application to be reviewed.

One Mentor. One Child. One Book at a Time


Are you an avid participant in community service and engagement work at Middlebury or in your home community? Forest Foundation is now accepting applications to our paid Summer Fellowship Program in Boston, MA for summer 2023. We provide opportunities for undergraduate college students to gain experience and learn the inner workings of the non-profit world though a comprehensive fellowship program including: a 10-week internship at a non-profit host agency, leadership skills development and workshops around the non-profit sector, grant-writing project and networking. Interns engage in general operations of a non-profit and learn critical skills for potential careers in the world of philanthropy. And you will get compensated with $7,000 to do it!

To learn more and apply, visit: Questions? Email: There is an application in Handshake as well. Applications are now open through their website until February 15.

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

Announcing Spring, Summer & Fall Opportunities

The 2023 season is shaping up. It’s going to be another year chock full of high-priority projects addressing forest and water health, outdoor recreation, sustainable agriculture, and food access. Young adults can apply now for Member and Leader positions. Positions for high schoolers will be posted mid-February.

If you are looking for an outdoor seasonal position in 2023, we are confident we have something you’ll find rewarding, challenging, and fits your availability. Read on to see if we’re right!

Positions begin as early as March 22, and vary in length from 4 weeks to 8 months.

VYCC Members and Leaders work and learn in small teams. They gain skills, make a real difference, and get paid.

No prior experience needed. If you want to work and learn, and are ready to dig in with curiosity, this is the place for you.

Applicants with specialized skills and prior experience are welcome! VYCC offers positions with a range of technical challenge, leadership responsibility, and compensation.

Designed for growth: Members and Leaders can complete multiple seasons to build skills toward careers, accumulate AmeriCorps Education Awards and college credit, and earn industry-recognized credentials.

Compensation includes wages and farm-fresh food. We provide tools and camping equipment; accommodations are provided for some positions. Gear, transportation assistance, and wellness services are available at no cost.