Author Archives: Tracy Himmel Isham

Want to Spend the Summer on Wilderness Tripping Adventures? Join a Networking Dinner on 3/19

Though winter has a hold on Vermont, there are only 118 days until the summer’s adventures on Damariscotta Lake, ME begin. Come join us as we share memories and make plans for an amazing summer. Kieve-Wavus veterans as well as newcomers interested in learning more about this remarkable opportunity are welcome to join. Past summer counselors will be on hand to help answer questions, along with Kirstie Truluck, Wavus Camp for Girls Director.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 19th 2019 from 5-7PM

WHERE: Rm. 303 – McCardell Bicentennial Hall

RSVP on Handshake for the event HERE.

Contact Kirstie Truluck, Wavus Camp for Girls Director if you are interested but cannot make the event:

Saha Global: Solving Problems with Opportunities Info Session

Come join Lexi Lessing ’19, a Neuroscience major for an information session and learn more about being a catalyst for change at a global level. Lexi spent two summers working with Saha Global in Ghana.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 20th, 5:30-6:30 PM

WHERE: CCI, Adirondack House Library

Saha Global knows that young people have the skills, intellect and determination required to solve some of the world’s greatest problems. Through their Global Leadership Program, they provide young leaders the opportunity to harness their passions and knowledge in an impactful way. Since 2008, their three-week Global Leadership Program has trained hundreds of volunteer Field Representatives to help them launch women-owned businesses that provide clean water to an entire rural community in northern Ghana and to date, Saha has launched 28 solar businesses which provide access to electricity to approximately 10,662 people.

Learn more about how you can work with Saha in Ghana for 3 weeks this summer!

Midd Alum Offering Financial Inclusion Internship in Madagascar

Middlebury alumna, Elizabeth Toder ’90, who has spent several J-Terms teaching a class called “Extending Financial Services to the Unbanked,” which explored microfinance, microinsurance and the use of technology to achieve financial inclusion in developing countries, is now generously offering a summer internship to work with her on this very issue.  She is now a Resident Banking Advisor for the U.S. Department of Treasury working in Madagascar with their Ministry of Finance on developing microinsurance products with the 25+ MFIs in the region. She has posted to Handshake a 10-week Financial Inclusion Internship, which is CCI-sponsored, working with her in Madagascar on this project and is seeking students who might have the right qualifications: French speakers, those studying/interested in development economics, and are juniors or senior Febs. (seniors can apply but will not get the CCI-sponsored funding, however, the employer is providing housing and stipend for local transportation).

Here is a link to view the internship in Handshake:

The Financial Inclusion Intern posting has a quick turnaround so please apply and don’t wait for the deadline.

BE BOLD: Women’s Leadership Conference 3/13-16

Hosted by Bold Cohort 2!

This conference is a platform for members of different groups in our community to come together to explore women’s leadership and the many forms it takes as we navigate college and life beyond.

There is an amazing platform of alumni and guest speakers who embody the purpose of why a conference like this comes together! Check out the Bios of the Bold speakers at go/BeBold. See you there!!!


Wednesday, March 13, 2019

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Conference Kickoff Atwater Dinner

Thursday, March 14, 2019

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM Movie Screening: Confirmation

Friday, March 15, 2019

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Keynote: Leilani Brown

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Networking and Cocktails

Saturday, March 16, 2019

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Panels: Courage and Vision

Planning for Resiliency: Cohort Summer Internship Program Addressing Climate-Driven Threats

Middlebury has partnered with Historic New England, a historic preservation organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, to offer a three PAID internships this summer working on an initiative called “The Planning for Resiliency Cohort” which will include a Design Intern, Ecology Intern, and GIS intern.  The cohort interns will complete an integrated project addressing climate-driven threats at four seventeenth-century museum properties in Newbury, Mass.
They are very interested in finding students with background in majors addressing design (HARC), GIS (Geography), and ecology (ES/Conservation Biology). Specifically, if you are a rising junior, this might be the perfect internship for you. The internship will include a stipend from CCI and housing in the Boston area with the other interns.
The application deadline is March 24th; don’t wait to apply!  Below are descriptions for each of the internships. 

Planning for Resiliency Cohort Program: GIS Intern

Planning for Resiliency Cohort Program: ECOLOGY Intern

Planning for Resiliency Cohort Program: DESIGN Intern