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REMINDER: Sustainability Office is hiring for spring!

1) Applications for the new spring positions in the Office of Sustainability Integration are still open, get your apps in by Wednesday! (details below)
2) VERY EXCITING–they are extending the deadline for applications for the Solar Decathlon houses! Applications (available here) are now due on FEBRUARY 16th at NOON.

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The Office of Sustainability Integration is hiring for FIVE students to be divided between two brand new positions. Both positions focus on sustainability outreach on campus–one will primarily deal with waste management and the other with energy conservation. These are paid positions.

Details and applications are available at the following links. Applications are due Feb. 14th (❤) at noon.

http://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/16629
http://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/16628

Questions? Please feel free to ask away and please share these listings with anyone who might be interested!

Eva Fillion, Middlebury College
Sustainability Outreach Coordinator

Email: efillion@middlebury.edu
Phone: 802-443-2536

Info Session 2/13 – The Educational Consultant Experience at Elite Scholars of China

Information Session with Education Consulting Firm in China

WHEN: Tuesday, February 13th 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

WHERE: Coltrane Lounge – Adirondack House

Hosted by Elite Scholars of China

Organized by Elite Scholars of China, Elite Scholars of China

Info Session

Elite Scholars of China is looking for talented individuals to join our team! Elite Scholars of China is the premier Beijing-based education consulting firm, helping China’s brightest students apply to top US colleges and universities. What sets ESC apart from other education consulting companies in China is that we believe in upholding ethical consulting practices, and we create a holistic learning environment to ensure that our students can thrive academically and socially on an American college campus. The Educational Consultant position is ideal for someone who wants to develop their professional skills with a fast-growing entrepreneurial company. Former ESC colleagues have continued on to pursue degrees at Yale Law School, Harvard Business School, UPenn’s Graduate School of Education, and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Attire: Business Casual

DEADLINE 2/15-Seabird Research Intern on Maine Coastal Islands

DEADLINE Thursday FEBRUARY 15, 2018

This internship is jointly funded by the Center for Careers and Internships and Environmental Affairs. We have been funding this opportunity for many years.

Location:  Southern and mid-coast Maine at an island field camp

Compensation:  $350/week with food provided.  Shared housing provided when on the mainland; camping is required at Island field sites. 

 

Position Description:
Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Program operates seven island field stations along the Maine coast as critical seabird nesting sanctuaries. Research Interns will work under the direction of the Island Supervisor, participating in all aspects of seabird research, monitoring, and management that take place at the field station. The majority of research projects focus on studying the nesting success and foods fed to seabird  chicks,most work focuses on terns, but depending of field site, other species studied may include:  guillemots, puffins, and or razorbills. with most work focusing on terns. Work includes, but is not limited to: conducting population censuses, monitoring productivity and chick growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and re-sighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; and assisting with predator management.

Research Interns will live on island (a single island or group of islands) for the duration of the field season. Interns assigned to inshore islands will have occasional trips to the mainland for logistics and resupplying the field camp, returning to the islands to work and sleep. On offshore islands, food, supplies, and mail are delivered approximately every 2 weeks. Research Interns on off shore islands will remain offshore for approximately eleven weeks. In a tern colony, the birds are loud, and in defense of their nests, terns will dive-bomb anyone moving through the colony. Living conditions on the islands are rustic. A cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents (wooden tent platforms provided). Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running water (rainwater is collected for washing; drinking water is brought from the mainland). Communications with the mainland are via cell or VOIP phone, depending on location, with VHF radios available as a back-up mode of communication. There is no internet access. Cooking, cleaning, and camp maintenance duties are shared by all island team members.

To see more information about this internship, please go to Handshake here: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1333828?ref=16-dashboard

7 food security fellowships, new calls for applications, transatlantic fellowships, and more

Profellow is an excellent resource for finding fellowships in every area of interest of social impact.  Several of the fellowships listed are for folks in more senior stages of their careers, however check out the ones that are eligible for recent grads with their application deadlines. Also, note the tips for writing effective fellowships:

14 Transatlantic Fellowships for U.S.-Europe Exchange and Study: Whether you are interested in studying abroad, researching in a different country, or collaborating across the Atlantic, there is a transatlantic fellowship for you! These 14 opportunities take Americans and Europeans across the pond for projects and study.

5 Ways to Improve Your Personal Essay Writing: Being a good writer is not just about how much time you spend writing – it is also about practicing the act of writing to hone your skills. If your New Year’s resolutions include improving your writing, or if you’re gearing up for another fellowship deadline, these tips are for you!

7 Food Security Fellowships to Tackle Hunger: Food security fellowships arm fellows with the knowledge and skills needed to address hunger in communities, whether at home or abroad. These seven fellowships combine issues of hunger with education, environmental degradation, and policy.

Calls for Applications:

The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation is seeking global, young leaders (age 20-25) for a 3-week leadership training program at the University of San Diego, June 29 – July 23, 2018. Travel, accommodations and stipend provided.  Apply by March 9!

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

  • Feb. 13th 7:00-8:00pm
  • Feb. 14th 4:30-5:30pm
    Location: Adirondack House Library
    Snacks provided

    Interested in gaining knowledge, skills, and dispositions for purposeful careers in social impact?
    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 fully-funded summer internship in the Bahamas at the Cape Eleuthera Institute or Peru at the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development.

Come learn more about the program, host sites, and how to apply!

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1302863/share_preview

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1233058/share_preview

Hot Handshake Social Impact Opportunities – Deadlines 2/6-2/12

Check out some of the many Social Impact internships and jobs in Handshake!

Energy & Water Corps member at Mile High Youth Corps – due 2/6

Join this intensive year-long program for leadership development and an opportunity to serve the Denver Community.

 

Program Coordinator: Outreach and Recruitment at Mile High Youth Corps – due 2/6

This full-time position is responsible for outreach and recruitment for the organization’s youth programs.

 

DC Internships Summer 2018 – due 2/7

Work in International Affairs, Public Policy & Economics, Journalism & Communication, Community Leadership & Service, Business & Government Affairs or Leadership & the American Presidency this summer in Washington, DC.

 

Various Internships at Vermont Energy Investment Corporation – due 2/9

Web Marketing

Automation for Building Energy Modeling

Emerging Workforce Development

Emerging Technologies & Services

Energy Data Analyst

Helpdesk

 

Water Justice Advocate at Clean Water Action Michigan – due 2/9

Counselor at International Camp at The Louis August Jonas Foundation (Camp Rising Sun) – due 2/9

Work as a counselor at this full-scholarship summer leadership program for teenagers from over 25 countries around the world.

 

Spring Outreach Intern at The World Affairs Councils of America – due 2/9

WACA represents and supports the largest national non-partisan network of over 90 local councils throughout the United States that are dedicated to educating, inspiring, and engaging Americans in international affairs and global issues.

 

Summer Internship at Fogary Institute for Innovation – due 2/12

Apply to this immersive hands-on summer experience working amongst med tech start-ups.

 

Public Health Project Assistant “The Tick Project” at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – due 2/12

Research the effects of tick management interventions on the risk of tick-borne disease in people. Other positions are also available at the Cary Institute – check them out here!