This in, from our amazing Middlebury alum, activist, journalist and now best-selling author, Sierra Crane Murdoch ’09:
“Hello, friends in Vermont and friends with ties to Vermont!
I thought I’d let a few of you know that next Wednesday, October 14, I’ll be discussing my book Yellow Bird and the This American Life episode that emerged from it with Angela Evancie, my dear friend and the host of VPR’s Brave Little State. The wonderful people at Literary North teamed up with Still North Books to organize the event. You can tune in via Crowdcast at 7:30 p.m. ET. (Register here.) It’ll be live, and you can ask questions! We hope you’ll join and spread the word.”
Also, a review in the New York Times for her debut book. And here’s a teaser: The gripping true story of a murder on an Indian reservation, and the unforgettable Arikara woman who becomes obsessed with solving it—an urgent work of literary journalism.
Even before the recent correspondance from the President’s Office about the expected dates for J-Term and spring semesters, the CCI internships team was working hard to drum up some really great internship opportunities for students to do during J-Term. But, I bet you’re wondering how to find these amazing gems?! Here’s a trick:
Go to Handshake “Jobs”
Open “All Filters”
Scroll to the bottom and open “Labeled by your school”
Click on “CCI Winter Term”
Here are just a few that are in Handshake now. But check back regularly as employers are posting weekly 9better yet, set up a “Job Alert” in Handshake to get a Notification every time a CCI Winter Term labeled internship gets put on Handshake):
Winter Term 2021 Financial Analyst Internship
Focus Advisory Services LLC
Winter Term 2021 Intern in Chambers of Federal District Court Judge
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Winter Term 2021 Rural Education Action Program Internship
Stanford Rural Education Action Program (REAP)
Winter Term 2021 Internship – Project Y Theatre Company
Project Y Theatre Company
Winter Term 2021 Media & Marketing Internship (Remote)
Winter Term 2021 Environmental Journalism Internship
Ninth Wave Global
Winter Term 2021 Internship with the Vermont Dance Alliance
Vermont Dance Alliance
Costume Shop Winter Term 2021 Intern
Middlebury College Costume Shop
Winter Term 2021 Crowdfunding Campaign Director
The Montauk Mud Company LLC
Winter Term 2021 Sports Mentoring Program Coordinator
There are a handful of teaching and education jobs and internships in the Education sector on Handshake which I have curated in this list, sorted by application deadlines. They include the categories of K-12, Higher Ed and Other Education.
Join New England Sustainable Investing Network Event
On Thursday, October 22nd from 6pm-7pm EST, a group of Boston investment professionals will host a virtual networking session to introduce students and recent graduates to the field of sustainable investing, which typically focuses on investing as it relates to environmental and social issues, as well as impact investing.
Students and recent graduates will participate in three different small group breakout discussions where an industry professional will share information about their job in finance and how ESG is integrated into their firm’s strategy.
To get a sense of the types of firms that are practicing in this type of sustainable investing, check out affiliates to BASIC (Building A Sustainable Investing Community) Boston. BASIC connects the community of sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) professionals in the greater Boston area through educational programs and social networking opportunities.
No matter what your class year, this is a great opportunity to learn about sustainable investing and career options in this industry.
AASHE Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education Mobilizing for a Just Transition October 20 – 22, 2020
Middlebury College is a Host Institution for this virtual conference and FREE REGISTRATION is available for interested Middlebury students, faculty and staff. Registration includes access to all sessions and events during and for 30 days after the conference.
Humanity faces a series of intensifying and interrelated social and ecological crises. Solving these crises requires a holistic transformation: a shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy. With a theme of “Mobilizing for a Just Transition,” this year’s Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education will focus on centering justice within this transformation and ensuring that it leaves no one behind. We seek to encourage higher education sustainability leaders to reflect and act on the Just Transition Principles articulated by the Climate Justice Alliance and to spotlight inspirational examples of institutions championing this work. (AASHE – Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education)
A few of the Keynote Speakers: Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy, will address the need for a just recovery from the COVID -19 pandemic and its associated impacts. Tuesday, October 20, 10:30 – 11:15a
Tasneem Essop, Executive Director, Climate Action Network – International (CAN), will share lessons learned from her efforts to advance the concept of a just transition in global climate negotiations. Wednesday October 21: 9:00 – 9:45a
Professor Ibram X. Kendi, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and NYT bestselling author, will provide a new frame for understanding racism and provide guidance on how to be an antiracist. Wednesday, October 21: 1:30 – 2:15p
Robin Wall Kimmerer, Distinguished Teaching Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Director, Center for Native Peoples and the Environment, will offer reflections and an indigenous perspective on the meanings of a just transition in this special keynote address. Thursday, October 22: 9:00 – 9:45a
If you are interested in registering for the Conference, please reach out and email Tracy Himmel Isham at thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu.
The Fund for Global Health is currently looking for new fellows from Vermont. “Fellows from Vermont are constituents of Senator Leahy, who is currently the ranking member in the appropriation subcommittee in Congress. This is a committee who holds a lot of power regarding where funding gets allocated so constituents of Senator Leahy are a great addition to our team!
This position is open to any class year. We encourage applicants who major in global health, public health, public policy, and or government relations to apply due to the large emphasis placed on advocacy work in the realm of global health. As of right now our fellowships are a year commitment, though require approximately 6 to 8 hours a week in advocacy outreach. While this position is unpaid, it is a great resume builder and a fantastic opportunity to work hands-on with policy and global health in government.”
Feel free to reach out with any questions or inquiries to Leah McCleary, Advocacy Fellow with the Fund for Global Health at mcclearyleah[at]gmail.com.