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The Root Change Program in Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation INFO SESSION

Join Beryl Levinger and Evan Bloom from Root Change as they discuss the upcoming August DPMI session. Also, hear from some of the MIIS students who participated in the January session.

In 2021, DPMI moved from its founding institution, the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, to Root Change, an innovative, ground-breaking NGO that tests alternative approaches to social justice and advocates for far-reaching change within the development assistance sector. Founding faculty members—Beryl Levinger, Evan Bloom, and Claudia Liebler–– continue to lead the program. Together, they have created an offering that responds to this timely question: “What do social justice activists need to know to successfully promote high-impact, sustainable initiatives that address local priorities?”

DPMI’s move from a graduate school to an international NGO offers participants many benefits including new opportunities to engage with practitioners. Root Change is deeply committed to nurturing the DPMI alumni network.  Plans are underway to create ongoing connections between alumni and cutting-edge thinkers who are crafting innovative responses to the systemic causes of poverty, injustice, and vulnerability.

The next DPMI session will be conducted virtually from August 2-20, 2021. Days 1-3 and 11-12  are asynchronous. Days 4-10 and 13-15 synchronous and run from 9 AM to 4 PM PDT. Synchronous days are a mix of team-based problem-solving, client interaction, peer-to-peer feedback, and coaching from DPMI faculty. Program tuition is $1,250, but participants who register before July 1, 2021, are eligible for an early bird special rate of $1000. For further information, contact dpmi@rootchange.org. To register, visit bit.ly/DPMI-enroll 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:15pm – 4:30pm EDT

Hot Handshake Education Internships, Jobs & Fellowships

Handshake EVENTS:

The Literacy Lab Information Session (VA) Tue April 20, 2021 – Virtual: hear about The Literacy Lab’s mission to ensure all students – no matter who they are or what their zip code is – can become proficient readers and pursue lifelong success. We will also go over the basic commitments of our program and what it means to serve as a tutor for an academic year. You will also have a chance to ask questions at the end, so come prepared with any questions you may have!

The Marshall Teacher Residency – April Open House. Wed April 21, 2021 – Virtual: Learn about the background of the residency and its continued efforts to enhance the landscape of teacher preparation. This will include a program overview and a discussion of the residency design. Find out more about our simple and straightforward application process, requirements, and what we look for in candidates in a Q&A opportunity with MTR Recruitment Manager, Kelly Smith.

Brooke Charter Schools Associate Teacher Virtual Information Session, Mon April 26, 2021 – Virtual: Are you ready to launch your career as a teacher at one of the top-performing schools in Boston? Join us for a virtual information session about our Associate Teacher Program, a salaried, school-based teacher preparation program that empowers corps members to become successful lead teachers in just one year. You will hear from the Associate Teacher Program Manager and current Associate Teachers about school culture, the structure of the program, mentorship and professional development, compensation, and more!

Below is a curated search of different internships, jobs and fellowships in education, administration, and policy. Don’t wait to apply!

Preparing for your Summer Internship!

You’ve landed the internship or have plans to secure one soon. How do you prepare for your internship and get the most from your summer experience? Hear from a panel of students giving their best tips and advice on making the most of your internship. The conversation will include working with supervisors, taking initiative, what to do when you make a mistake or don’t know how to do an assigned task, organizing your work, negotiating conflict in the workplace, advocating for yourself, preparing for and ending your internship strong, and more! There will be time for your questions as well.

Making the Most of your Internship!
Monday, April 26, 5:00-6:00 pm
RSVP here!

Brought to you by Blueprint and the Center for Careers and Internships.

Experience Summer in Vermont with one of the MiddWorks for Vermont PAID Internships!

Interested in making your mark in Vermont this summer? Experience SUMMER in VERMONT with one of these amazing MiddWorks for Vermont internships. The goal of these internships is for students to gain the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in making lasting change at the local or state level while working to further the mission of the organizations they will be serving.

There are some really wonderful internships posted now and more to come – apply by April 23rd and make an impact in Vermont this summer!

Sustainability Solutions Lab is Hiring

The Sustainability Solutions Lab (SSL) is a program through the Office of Sustainability Integration. The SSL, located in the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, provides our community with resources, information and support to carry out sustainability-related projects on campus dealing typically with waste, energy and transportation. The SSL employs student interns who work either during the regular fall and spring semesters or intensively over the summer and Winter Term. This opportunity is a great way to gain skills and experience doing project-based consulting work while being a full-time student.

We are hiring summer interns! Read more and apply here by 5pm on Sunday, April 18th 2021.

You can read about what it’s like to be a part of the SSL on the SSL Blog. Currently, the SSL is playing a major role in meeting the goals of Energy2028. Contact Eva Fillion (efillion@middlebury.edu) if you have any questions.

Solve Climate by 2030 – Vermont panel

Tuesday, April 13 , 7:00p ET
Register for webinar here to receive Zoom link  

Tune in to this webinar hosted by Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest on behalf of “Solve Climate By 2030,” a global teach-in designed to accelerate local solutions to climate change. The Vermont webinar is open to the public and is one of over 100 events in fifty countries, including 47 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. It will feature the work of Middlebury students and their community partners in an environmental studies course for seniors who collaborate with local organizations to address current sustainability issues in the region and elsewhere.

“Vermont farmers, educators, brewers, manufacturers, healthcare providers, policymakers, families, and individuals are all equal members of the Vermont community,” said Kate Holly ’21, an environmental studies major taking the course this spring and a member of the webinar’s three-person panel. “We can act on the individual level, as I believe we all should, but we should also be looking to take action together as a community. There is hope in this unified action.”

The Vermont panel, which will be moderated by Jonathan Isham, Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, is scheduled to include:
•    Johanna Miller, Energy and Climate Program Director, the Vermont Natural Resources Council 
•    Cara Robechek, Network Manager, the Energy Action Network 
•    Kate Holly ‘21, Middlebury College student and Sustainability Consultant and Writer, Middlebury College

The panelists will offer their perspectives on pursuing a just and sustainable energy transition in Vermont, presenting three ongoing class projects designed to support a diverse climate-economy workforce, affordable clean-energy methods of transportation for low-income households, and zero-net energy housing for migrant workers on dairy farms. Registered participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar, which will be recorded for public use by Vermont educators and others.

MiddWorks: Vermont-based Paid Summer Internships!

Here is a curated listing of 10 MiddWorks Vermont paid summer 2021 internships where CCI has partnered with organizations throughout Vermont to support paid learning opportunities for Middlebury students who in turn will be supporting the high social needs in the State.

MiddWorks for Vermont: The Curtis Fund Summer Communications & Special Projects Internship Vermont Community FoundationMiddlebury, Vermont, United States 
MiddWorks for Vermont: Vermont Afterschool Summer InternshipVermont Afterschool , Inc.South Burlington, Vermont, United States