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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, visit bit.ly/DPMI-enroll
Summer Climate Justice Fellow at 350 Vermont – You can pursue your own organizing work while gaining experience working with the team of a grassroots climate justice non-profit organization. Generally your time will be split between supporting 350VT’s mission, and (if your fellowship is more than 20 hours/week) working on an independent organizing project or related organizing work with another group.
The Uganda Village Project is Now Accepting Applications for Summer Public Health & International Development Internship in Uganda – Summer 2021
The Uganda Village Project (UVP) is an international public health organization that works to promote public health and sustainable development in Uganda’s Iganga District. Interns live and work in a rural village with diverse teams to gain experience in public health, community education, and international development. Interns’ focus areas may include water, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, malaria, and reproductive health.
Internship Program Dates Wednesday, June 16, 2021 – Sunday, August 15, 2021 (Team leaders start 6/13)
Diversity and Inclusion Program Discount UVP offers a special discount to applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations. More details are available here.
Application Deadline Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until filled, but the all early applications must be submitted by February 1, 2021 by 11:59PM PST to be eligible for a fee discount. In order to apply, please access the application here.
The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development has re-posted their winter term internship opportunity with a deadline of November 25th.
Students, you may apply for Cross-cultural Community Service Grants funding through the Center for Community Engagement, which has a deadline of December 2nd. CCE has generously offered to support AASD applications, but students will need to apply individually by the deadline, as there is not a pre-set amount of funding dedicated for AASD participants only as we have had in place for past j term cohorts. It is the responsibility of the student to secure their own funding as needed, secure the position with AASD, apply for winter term credit, and to find a faculty sponsor by December 2.
This is a tall order, but if you happened to have seen the recent screening of The Potato King documentary last week, which included utterly beautiful footage of the Peruvian landscape where the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development works, you might be motivated to get this done! This virtual internship with them won’t be like a visit, but it will help you learn about the culture and resources of Peru. The deadline for applications to do the internship is November 25.
Join Peace Corps recruiter, Randi Dermo, for a virtual event and discover the benefits of Peace Corps service from returned Volunteers. Hear stories about the challenging, rewarding, and inspirational moments from returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Ask questions about service through a mix and mingle after the event.
Note: We will be holding this event on a virtual platform instead of in-person. Please register to ensure that you receive access to join the event.
Princeton in Africa (PiAf) is a non-profit organization that offers yearlong post-graduate fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations working across the African continent. PiAf Fellows work in many different sectors, including international humanitarian aid, public & community health, business & economic development, agricultural development, and education & youth capacity building. Many of the fellowship organizations are also led by social entrepreneurs. The host organizations include the African Leadership Academy, Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, International Rescue Committee, the International Livestock Research Institute, the WARC Group, and many other organizations – both large and small – doing remarkable work around the African continent. Princeton in Africa expects to offer approximately 50 fellowships in about 17 countries in the 2021-22 fellowship year. Since its launch in 1999, PiAf has placed nearly 650 Fellows in 36 countries across the continent.
Princeton in Africa Fellows serve organizations in a variety of sectors and fill roles within the organizations including Communications, Teaching, Business Development, Financial Analysis, Grant Writing, Program Management and Monitoring and Evaluation. Fellowships offer an incredible opportunity for personal and professional development, skill building and launching a meaningful career.
The deadline for 2021-22 fellowship applications is Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern!
If you have any questions about the fellowship experience, please reach out and we can put you in touch with Middlebury alums who have been through the program.