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Advance Social Justice & Poverty Interventions This Summer

Apply for a Privilege & Poverty National Summer Internship

The Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster offers funded summer internships locally, and around the U.S. through its participation in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty.

Middlebury Deadline: Friday, January 15th

Middlebury College is one of over twenty member institutions of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the proliferation of poverty studies programs at colleges and universities in the U.S. Middlebury regularly sends 5-7 students to participate in this summer program. 

This opportunity is open to students in all majors and career paths. If accepted, you will be matched with an agency that fits your interests and strengths. Located in urban and rural sites, internships offer opportunities in advancing social justice and implementing poverty interventions in areas including: Community and Individual Services; Education and Youth Outreach; Health and Wellness; Immigration and Refugees; and Legal and Business Management.

The Consortium’s internship program includes eight weeks of summer fieldwork bookended by opening and closing conferences, during which student interns come together with peers from other schools (and with faculty and staff) to critically reflect on their experiences. The closing conference also includes an annual symposium on a topic important to understanding poverty.

Please consult this flyer for more information about the application process.  If you have any questions on whether your virtual service experience could qualify for funding, please reach out to Ashley Laux at alaux@middlebury.edu or (802) 443-3099.

Advance Social Justice & Poverty Interventions This Summer

Apply for a Privilege & Poverty National Summer Internship

The Privilege & Poverty Academic Cluster offers funded summer internships locally, and around the U.S. through its participation in the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty.

Middlebury Deadline: Friday, January 15th

Middlebury College is one of over twenty member institutions of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty (SHECP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the proliferation of poverty studies programs at colleges and universities in the U.S. Middlebury regularly sends 5-7 students to participate in this summer program. 

This opportunity is open to students in all majors and career paths. If accepted, you will be matched with an agency that fits your interests and strengths. Located in urban and rural sites, internships offer opportunities in advancing social justice and implementing poverty interventions in areas including: Community and Individual Services; Education and Youth Outreach; Health and Wellness; Immigration and Refugees; and Legal and Business Management.

The Consortium’s internship program includes eight weeks of summer fieldwork bookended by opening and closing conferences, during which student interns come together with peers from other schools (and with faculty and staff) to critically reflect on their experiences. The closing conference also includes an annual symposium on a topic important to understanding poverty.

Please consult this flyer for more information about the application process.  If you have any questions on whether your virtual service experience could qualify for funding, please reach out to Ashley Laux at alaux@middlebury.edu or (802) 443-3099.

Green Jobs & Resources

From climate advocate, Ed Carley and his weekly newsletter Ed’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs list, here are some great entry-level jobs he shared:

Analyst. Customer First Renewables. Gaithersburg, MD.  https://www.customerfirstrenewables.com/connect-with-us/career/Analyst.664b4.php. Entry level. Thanks Blake!

Energy Efficiency Associate. Energy Solutions. Orange, CA. http://energy-solution.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=1414636&&#job. Appears to be entry level. 

Program Support, Energy Efficiency. ICF. Columbia, MD. https://www.icf.com/careers/jobs/R2003282. Entry level. 

Professional Training and Education Programs Manager. PHIUS. Chicago, IL. https://www.phius.org/Jobs/Education%20Program%20Manager.pdf. Bachelors. 

GSAM, Fixed Income, ESG & Impact Investing Research Analyst, Associate/Vice President (2 positions). Goldman Sachs. New York, NY or London, UK. https://uscareers-goldmansachs.icims.com/jobs/67320/gsam%2c-fixed-income%2c-esg-%26-impact-investing-analyst%2c-associate-vice-president/job?hub=7&mobile=false&width=730&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240. 1+ year experience. Thanks Betty!

Associate. BSR. San Francisco, CA. https://boards.greenhouse.io/bsr/jobs/4970267002. 1-3 years experience and Masters degree. 

Here’s an Event Ed recommends: Build Back Better by Joining the Government by Women in Clean Energy for Biden. December 3 and 4, 2020. 

If you aren’t subscribed to Ed’s email and you’d like to be, please sign up here: edsjobslist.com. If you’d like to send a job tip use EdsCleanJobs@gmail.com

What STEM Careers are in High Demand?

Have you ever wondered what the outlook might be for your STEM career five or even ten years out? Or maybe you are weighing your options for a chosen career path and need to know the type of degree that is required.

“Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) labor trends and workforce studies experts have culled through the BLS data and have summarized the outlook for several select STEM careers. With the right information in-hand—and a prestigious research experience to complement your education—you can increase the confidence you have when selecting a STEM career.”

Check out ORISE undergraduate opportunities for research participation programs with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency HERE.

Hot Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Jobs & Internships

Welcome back from break! Don’t forget to check out the new opportunities on Handshake since last week. Here is a curated Handshake Social Impact full listing, as well as some new internships and jobs that caught my attention below:

Energy Industry Summer Analysis (Student Trainee)Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Spring 2021 Intern Opportunities: RemoteDemocratic Attorneys General AssociationWashington, District of Columbia, United States
HIV Program Coordinator, HAPClinton Health Access InitiativeBoston, Massachusetts, United States and 1 more
Remote Social Services & Outreach Coordinator Intern Spring 2021 (Spanish)AsylumConnectNew York City, New York, United States 
Student Advocacy Spring ProgramYleana Leadership FoundationBoston, Massachusetts, United States and 3 more
Youth RISE Intern (Remote) International Rescue CommitteeSacramento, California, United States of America 
Financial Education Intern (Remote)International Rescue CommitteeSacramento, California, United States of America 
Refugee Resettlement Intern (Remote)International Rescue CommitteeSacramento, California, United States of America 
Adult Education Intern (Remote)International Rescue CommitteeSacramento, California, United States of America 
Career Pathways Intern (Remote)International Rescue CommitteeSacramento, California, United States of America 
Cultural Orientation Intern (Remote)International Rescue CommitteeSacramento, California, United States of America 
Housing and Logistics Intern (Remote)International Rescue CommitteeSacramento, California, United States of America 
Human Trafficking Outreach, Prevention, and Education (HOPE) Intern (Remote)International Rescue CommitteeSacramento, California, United States of America 
Training and Outreach Intern (HOPE) (Remote)International Rescue CommitteeSacramento, California, United States of America 
Job Development Intern (Remote)International Rescue CommitteeSacramento, California, United States of America 
Social Media & Online Content Intern (Remote)International Rescue CommitteeSacramento, California, United States of America 
Impact Investment Summer Associate, Health & Human ServicesQuantified VenturesWashington, District of Columbia, United States 
Impact Investment Summer Associate, Environmental FinanceQuantified VenturesWashington, District of Columbia, United States

Green Corps is Hiring Next Class of Environmental Organizers!

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

Click here to learn more about Green Corps’ paid environmental organizing fellowship. 

Our program starts by putting you in an intensive classroom training. You learn about issues and campaigns, organizing theory and principles, and skills from recruiting volunteers to staging a media event. Then, you move to a more hands-on experience. You make a difference on important campaigns to transition our country to clean energy, protect wildlife, and more. For example, Lauren Karpinski, an organizer from the Green Corps Class of 2019, brought together a coalition of 40 groups that helped win a landmark solar energy bill in Arkansas this past year. 

The planet needs all the help it can get. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet.

We’re accepting the top 20 out of more than 1000 applicants for our 2021-2022 program. If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, Click here to apply. 

Green Corps’ year long program begins in August 2021 with Introductory Classroom Training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. For the foreseeable future, all of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact field organizer, Caro Fett, directly at (203) 940-0689 or caro[at]greencorps.org.

Green Corps is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a  strategic approach to social change. Visit publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more. Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer.

INFO SESSION —  FAO Schwarz Fellowship in Social Impact

We recently announced six new Fellowship positions for graduates of the class of 2021. You can see them for yourself below.

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship program offers a transformative two-year experience designed to develop your leadership skills and prepare you for success in the social impact sector. Each Fellowship is paid and includes benefits.

You can learn more about the Fellowships during an online info session on Tuesday, November 17 from 10:00 –10:45 am EST. You’ll learn more about our new hosts and how to apply to be an FAO Schwarz Fellow. Please join us for that call and learn more about the Fellowship experience.

Each Fellowship includes

  • A paid position at a leading nonprofit host organization in New York, Boston, or Philadelphia
  • Direct service work combined with strategic projects that deepen the Fellow’s knowledge of social challenges and prepare them for social justice careers
  • Professional development opportunities such as retreats, mentoring and cohort experiences
  • Connection to an extensive network of alumni Fellows and social impact leaders

Online Info Sessions 
Join us for a free 45-minute info session to learn more about the Fellowship. Register in advance to receive call-in details.

Next online info session 
Tuesday, November 17
10:00 to 10:45 AM EST

We look forward to meeting you soon.