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New England Sustainable Investing Networking Event

Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:00pm – 7:00pm EDT

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.

This is a great opportunity to learn about sustainable investing and career options in this industry.

Vermont Food Systems News

Food System Events and Workshops
October 11-17, Online: Exploring Food in Your Backyard
October 15, Online: Webinar: Building Food Security and Sovereignty Through Local Zoning Codes
October 15, Online: BIPOC Womxn and Femmes: Navigating Vermont’s Food System
October 21, Colchester: USDA State Technical Committee Meeting 
October 30, Online: Webinar: The Farm and Energy Initiative, a New Law and Policy Resource
November 5-6, Online: UVM Extension Master Gardener State Conference – Gardening for Resilience 
November 12-13, Online: 10th Annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering
November 16, Online: Ag Literacy Week 2020: Exploring Abenaki Foodways Cooking Class
November 17, OnlineAg Literacy Week 2020: #MilkwithDignity: Advancing the Human Rights of Farm workers
November 18, Online: Ag Literacy Week 2020: Building Soil Health Resilience 
November 19, Online: Indigenous & Tribal Perspectives on Agritourism
November 19, Online: Ag Literacy Week 2020: Gender, Agriculture, and Food Access
Add YOUR EventVirtual Events and Webinars are Welcome!
Food System Jobs
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Bulk, Cheese, & Dairy Staff
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Substitute Staff
Intervale Center, Administrative Coordinator
Vermont Foodbank, 3SquaresVT Resource Specialist
UVM Extension, Director of Extension and Associate Dean,CALS
Black Dirt Farm, Compost Operator
Skinny Pancake, Staff Bookkeeper
J&R Family Farm, Cheesemaker
Grow Compost of Vermont, CDL A/B Drivers
Cabot Creamery, Join the Cabot Creamery Cooperative Team in Middlebury, Montpelier, and Cabot PT & FT

Handshake Education Jobs & Internships

Here is a curated list of opportunities listed in Handshake for K-12, Higher Education, and other Education jobs & internships.

Don’t forget to check out the Top Resources on the Education Career Path Pages as well. Lots of listings including education policy, international education, non-profits and private school teaching opportunities.

Handshake Jobs & Internships & Additional Opportunities and Sustainability Resources

Here is a curated listing of Handshake jobs and internships which fall under the Social Impact umbrella lens. In addition, thanks to Ed Carley’s “Ed’s Clean Energy & Sustainability Jobs” newsletter, below are a few other internships that may be of interest:

Various internships @ Xcel Energy: Product Development Business Intern, Renewable Program Intern, Business Intern, . Xcel Energy. Denver, CO or Minneapolis, MN. https://jobs.xcelenergy.com/job/Denver-Business-Intern%2C-Product-Development-Job-CO-80202/683312600/?locale=en_US. College junior or above. Thanks Dara!

Potomac River Climate Report Research Contractor RFP. Potomac Conservancy. Silver Spring, MD. Job description. Thanks Alex!

Various Sierra Club internships: Youth/Environmental Justice Intern. Sierra Club, NJ Chapter; Environmental Justice & Political, Detroit, MI; Fall Policy Communications Intern, WDC;  https://phf.tbe.taleo.net/phf01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=SIERRACLUB&cws=39&rid=1658.

Digital Marketing Intern. Environmental Defense Fund. San Francisco, CA/ remote. https://www.edf.org/jobs/digital-marketing-intern

Transportation Program Intern. American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy. Washington, DC. https://www.aceee.org/job/transportation-program-internship

Some additional resources for those of you thinking outside the proverbial box:
Josh’s Water Jobs: https://www.joshswaterjobs.com 
Sustainable Career Pathways: https://sustainablecareerpathways.com

Sustainable Development J-Term Virtual Internship

Apply to the AASD Virtual J-term Internship
Deadline: Wednesday, November 4th
The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development (AASD) is a well-established NGO in Peru with over ten years of on-the-ground experience working in sustainable development and with experiential learning programs. In Summer 2020, we hosted our first virtual Summer Development Practicum with the intention to bring Peru to the participants and provide them with a unique virtual learning experience. We are open to providing these experiences in hopes that these programs will motivate participants to eventually come to Peru with the AASD.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and a statement of purpose to anna@alianzaandina.org.  Please limit your Statement of Purpose to 500 words total. Your Statement of Purpose should be forward looking. While it is ok to draw on past experience for examples, we prefer that past experience and qualifications come through in your resume. The following questions should be addressed. 

  • What are you hoping to get out of the AASD 2021 J-term Virtual Practicum?

You are encouraged to find your own faculty adviser to advise you in this application process. You will interview directly with AASD. Please visit the Handshake posting for more information about this J-term Internship. 

Students can learn more about applying for funding assistance through CCE’s CCCS grant application.

Demystifying Grad School

Our primary mission is to help students achieve successful careers in science while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity at UVM and the wider Burlington community.

Since applying to graduate school can be a challenging and overwhelming task, we have organized a group of graduate student panelists to answer questions and give real advice to prospective students.  This event is open to anyone applying to graduate school or interested in learning more about the process.

The first event will mostly be a Question & Answer format with a panel of five current UVM and Dartmouth graduate students from a diverse set of backgrounds and departments at various stages in their progression through grad school. The event will be held virtually on zoom on Thursday, October 29th from 5 – 6pm.

Shadowing Healthcare

Shadowing.healthcare is a collection of resources to help pre-health professions students design and reflect on their shadowing experiences. This site was developed by Claire Clark, a professor of Behavioral Science, and Sara Cooley, a graphic designer, in collaboration with pre-health professions students and the Office of Learning and Observation at the University of Kentucky.  

PREPARE is a series of animated videos that introduce students to the fundamentals of shadowing: how to find a shadowing site, how to prepare for a shadowing experience, how to behave professionally and ethically while shadowing, and how to translate a shadowing experience into an application for a health professional school.

OBSERVE is a series of observational activities that can be completed at shadowing sites. Students can select the activities that best suit their anticipated time commitment, interests, and shadowing setting. Shadowing preceptors or course directors can also direct students to complete particular activities.

REFLECT offers guidance on how to write a reflective essay about a shadowing experience. It also features model essays written by students who have used this website while shadowing.

RESPOND invites anyone who has used this website to contribute reflective writing to the site. We hope to hear from you!