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Winter Term Internship Opportunities for Credit

Winter Term 2022 Financial Analyst InternshipFocus Advisory Services LLCLos Angeles, California, United States 
Winter Term 2022 Wetland Mapping InternshipState of VermontMontpelier, Vermont, United States of America and 1 more 
Winter Term 2022 – Research Assistant – Geography of Policing & Social JusticeRhumb Line MapsMiddlebury, Vermont, United States 
Winter Term 2022 Intern – The Stanford Center on China’s Economy Stanford Center on China’s Economy and InstitutionsStanford, California, United States 
Winter Term 2022 – Biblioteca David Kitson (Costa Rica) Teacher Assistant/Intern Middlebury College – Teaching English Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)Liberia, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica 
Winter Term 2022 – Financial Wellness Program Research Assistant Intern (remote)The Actors FundNew York City, New York, United States

Hot Social Impact Jobs & Internships in Handshake


  • Policy Associate – J-PAL Global at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab: The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) J-PAL is recruiting a Policy Associate for work in Agriculture, Health, Firms, Finance and/or Social Protection to contribute to its mission of promoting evidence-informed policy. Also looking for: You hold at least a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) with significant training in economics, including intermediate-level economics and econometrics. Do you have a demonstrated academic interest in international development and public policy and/or international experience? Even better. Deadline: 11/15/21
  • Data Fellow at Grist: Grist is a nonprofit, independent media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. This fellowship will run for six months, beginning January 31, 2022. The fellow will report to Grist’s data reporter.With the mentorship and support of Grist’s editorial staff, the data fellow will be expected to report and write stories informed by datasets, and create data visualizations to support both their own and others’ reporting. Interest in climate and environmental science and policy; Demonstrated familiarity with data reporting, data science, and/or applied statistics ; Familiarity with at least one scripting language, such as R or Python is a plus; Familiarity with at least one data visualization language, library, or suite, such as D3.js, ggplot2, or Tableau is a plus.
  • Communications Internship at Climate Tech Agency at Mission Control Communications (mc²): The ideal candidate for our paid internship program will be a college graduate looking for real-world communications experience at a mission-driven agency. Our next intern will demonstrate a strong interest in science and technology breakthroughs as well as experience in the field of communications. Mission Control Communications (mc²) is an award-winning communications agency, charting new frontiers in climate tech, clean energy, electric mobility, renewable resources, space and beyond. 


  • 2022 Summer Internships – Renewable Development at Invenergy: Headquartered in downtown Chicago, Invenergy has successfully developed 146 utility-scale projects across the globe and currently operates over 50 wind, solar, natural gas, and storage projects. We are looking for third and fourth year undergraduate students who want to be fully immersed in our entrepreneurial, collaborative, and hard-working environment, while assisting in the financial aspects of project construction and operation.
  • International Development Internship – Spring 2022 Associate at The Kaizen Company: The Kaizen Company (Kaizen) is an international development consulting firm and an incubator for innovative, scalable solutions that address emerging market challenges and opportunities. As a USAID implementing partner, we aspire to transform the nature and impact of international development. This internship is best suited for undergraduate students interested in entering the field of international development. The internship comes with a modest stipend. It is expected that the selected Associate will work a minimum of 20 hours per week in the Spring, beginning on or about January 18th through mid-May. Associates will have the opportunity to work remotely, from any virtual location with reliable internet.
Climate Museum Spring Internships (Fundraising, PR/Social Media, Digital Design, General)The Climate MuseumNew York City, New York, United States 
Middle East Policy Spring InternshipProject on Middle East Democracy (POMED)Washington, District of Columbia, United States 
Strategic Partnerships & Intergovernmental Affairs InternshipPeace Corps1275 First Street Northeast, Washington, District of Columbia 20002, United States of America 
Public Health Intern Trust for America’s HealthWashington, District of Columbia, United States

Winter Term 2022 Wetland Mapping Internship at VT Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Spend your Winter Term helping the State of Vermont cataloguing and mapping valuable wetland ecosystems and get Middlebury academic credit while doing it. The internship will focus on updating Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping products, as well as providing assistance in the form of data management. In this internship the individual will learn how to identify wetlands remotely, digitize and attribute wetlands in ArcGIS, and how integral mapping is to the success of wetland protection. Tasks will focus on developing and improving wetland mapping products in the Esri ArcPro environment and include:

  • digitizing and coding historic wetland delineations,
  • editing existing wetland datasets,
  • learning how to map wetlands remotely via “heads up digitizing”

The intern will have the support of professionals with mapping experience who will provide training in aerial interpretation and other mapping tools. At the end of the internship, mapping efforts will be reviewed and then published publicly online to the VT Natural Resources Atlas

Super Seniors: Two Positions at Vital Communities Focusing on Housing & Transportation

This just in from Middlebury alum, Sarah Brock ’11, Program Director, Climate, Energy, Transportation:

We’ve got two openings on our program team here at Vital Communities, and looking for passionate, community-minded folks. This is a team hire, and we are open to bringing on someone who is passionate about community-based solutions, even with less experience. Could be a good fit for a recent grad who is excited about working on many intersecting issues. Our team is increasingly looking at all our work with a lens of climate and community resilience.

Vital Communities, a regional nonprofit located in White River Junction, VT, seeks two full time additions to our Housing and Transportation Team to develop and implement integrated, community-based projects that work toward affordable, safe, efficient, reliable, and equitable transportation and housing in the Upper Connecticut River Valley. Successful candidates will have a passion for working collaboratively with community members, volunteers, and peer organizations. Qualifications include excellent project management, communication, and collaboration skills, and an understanding of transportation and home creation as complex, dynamic systems. 

Full job description at Email resume and cover letter to Vital Communities will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

Learn About Legislative Process Related to Climate Change, Land Use , Environmental Justice, and Clean Water in Vermont?

Apply to be a 2022 Legislative Intern for the Spring semester. Would you – or someone you know – like to learn about the legislative process, tracking issues related to climate change, land use (including Act 250, housing and transportation), environmental justice, clean water, forests and wildlife?

The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC), Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) and the Vermont Planners Association (VPA) are seeking a Legislative Intern to help track forward-looking environmental legislation moving through the State House during the 2022 legislative session (January through May 2022).

Duties will include:

·  Monitoring relevant State House hearings and reporting to VNRC, VCV and VPA staff on results of those hearings;

·  Tracking the movements of, and changes made to, specific bills that VNRC, VCV and VPA are following;

·  Possibly engaging with lawmakers; and

·  Additional tasks, as assigned, which could include conducting basic research, drafting bill summaries, and developing talking points or other documents for VNRC, VCV and VPA staff to use to advance our issues in the Legislature

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated interest in state-level policies and policy-making, strong oral and written communication skills, and be diplomatic, curious, and able to take initiative. The typical schedule for this position is Tuesday through Friday, 32 hours per week, with a mix of both remote and in-person work based in Montpelier, Vermont.  VNRC adheres to the latest CDC, state and local guidelines, and requires that all applicants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Compensation is $12.55 per hour.  The internship starts on January 11, 2022 and ends in May.

VNRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates whose identities have been historically underrepresented in the environmental movement, including people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian or Pacific Islander, or people of color; people from marginalized economic backgrounds; and people living with disabilities. 

Please apply by sending your resume and a letter of interest to Alex Connizzo,, by November 5, 2021. 

Hot Social Impact Internships & Jobs in Handshake

Education Policy InternHispanic FederationNew York City, New York, United States and 1 more 
Soil Conservationist Student Trainee Pathways Paid InternshipUS Department of AgricultureDawson, Georgia, United States and 1 more 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Internship Program – Paid, Full-Time, Federal AgencyThe Washington CenterRockville, Maryland, United States 
Leadership Acceleration Program Internship Highmark HealthCamp Hill, Pennsylvania, United States and 1 more 
Virtual Health, Education, Labor, Pensions, Disability, and Oversight Interns/Law ClerksU.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and PensionsWashington, District of Columbia, United States 
Student TeacherGreen Acres SchoolNorth Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Organizing Intern Spring 2022350 VermontBurlington, Vermont, United States 
Growth Spring Intern at Sana Labs in Stockholm, SwedenThe Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce of the USAStockholm, Stockholm, Sweden 
2022 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship Program!Cleveland FoundationCleveland, Ohio, United States

Hot Education Internships & Jobs in Handshake

Check out lots of education teaching positions in Handshake today: use keyword ‘K-12 education’ and ‘Other education’. Here are a few below:

Education Policy InternHispanic FederationNew York City, New York, United States and 1 more
Virtual Health, Education, Labor, Pensions, Disability, and Oversight Interns/Law ClerksU.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and PensionsWashington, District of Columbia, United States 
Student TeacherGreen Acres SchoolNorth Bethesda, Maryland, United States