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International Development Summer 2018 Internships and Full-Time Job on Handshake

Tetra Tech IDS (https://tetratechintdev.comis now accepting applications for internships at their Burlington, VT and Arlington, VA offices for summer 2018. They will offer a total of 4 internships and interns will learn from and work with their technical programs team or operational team professionals.  Application deadlines are approaching fast and all internships will begin in early June. We have several Middlebury alumni working there now (check out LinkedIn).

They currently have 4 postings in Handshake!

Tetra Tech creates practical, sustainable, and environmentally responsible solutions to address the world’s most complex challenges. Their service areas include agriculture and economic growth; democracy and governance; energy; environment and natural resources; land tenure and property rights; water supply and sanitation; architecture, engineering, and construction services; and global security. Tetra Tech creates practical, sustainable, and environmentally responsible solutions for federal agencies, governments, multilateral banks, and multinational corporations.

Their approach is based on sound science, stakeholder engagement, capacity building, and innovative technologies and best practices. Their goal on every project is to ensure local ownership and sustainable development long after their work is complete. Their expertise includes monitoring and evaluation tools, grants management systems, compliance systems, and public-private partnerships.

Renewable Energy Internships & Jobs on Handshake…SO MANY!!!

From Middlebury alumni Bob Hinkle and Dylan Peters: Metrus Energy is a leader in energy efficiency (EE) financing for large retrofit and building upgrade projects at commercial, industrial, and institutional facility portfolios. They are looking to hire for a paid Summer Business Development intern for their headquarters in San Francisco, who will assist Metrus’ Business Development team in originating, developing, and financing large-scale energy efficiency projects for Fortune 500 and major institutional customers. Designed as a learning opportunity for students interested in renewable energy, energy efficiency, or cleantech finance, the Summer Business Development Intern will be exposed to ongoing training sessions with Metrus leadership on topics related to cleantech project finance and energy efficiency. While an ideal candidate will have some basic familiarity with current trends in utility markets and energy efficiency, the most important prerequisite for the Summer Business Development Internship is a demonstrated interest in exposure to work at the nexus of sustainability and financial services. Students from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply before the 4/20/18 deadline on Handshake, click here:   https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1495662

Speaking of energy efficiency…check out these other opportunities on Handshake in the growing clean energy sector. GET YOUR APPLICATION IN BEFORE THE DEADLINE TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF BEING NOTICED!:

Clean Energy Group – Summer Research Assistant

Clean Energy Group is a leading national, nonprofit advocacy organization working on innovative policy, technology and finance programs in the areas of clean energy and climate change. We promote effective clean energy policies, develop low-carbon technology innovation strategies, and work on new financial tools to advance clean energy markets. Our projects concentrate on climate and clean energy issues at the state, national, and international levels as we work with stakeholders from governments, and the private and nonprofit sectors. The Summer Research Assistant will carry out research, writing, data collection, and administrative tasks related to CESA’s programs. The Research Assistant will primarily conduct work on CESA’s solar projects, but occasionally will focus on other clean energy-related policy matters. Paid and in Montpelier, VT. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

Solar Energy Industries Association – Business Development Intern

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA®) is the driving force behind solar energy and is building a strong solar industry to power America through advocacy and education. As the national trade association in the U.S., we represent all organizations that promote, manufacture, install and support the development of solar energy. SEIA is looking for an intern to work on a variety of high-priority membership, business development, and outreach functions focused on growing the overall revenue of the association. Paid and in Washington, DC. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

Solar Energy Industries Association – Research Intern

SEIA is looking for a summer intern to work on a variety of high-priority research projects focused on the U.S. solar industry. Internship duties will include, but are not limited to: solar industry and energy policy research, data collection and analysis, construction of data visuals, and professional writing (that could include fact sheets, reports and/or web content). Paid and in Washington, DC. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE. Many more SEIA internships in Handshake….

Cleantech Open Northeast – Cleantech Open Start-up Intern, Summer 2018

Cleantech Open Northeast is the world’s largest and oldest clean tech startup accelerator. Our six month program teaches startups the skills needed to successfully complete their business development, and speeds along the process that all startups have to go through. The NYC Metro Area for the Cleantech Open Northeast is seeking unpaid Cleantech Open Start-up Interns (“CTO Start-up Interns”) to assist participating companies, called “Semifinalist Teams”, with the production of deliverables for this summer’s accelerator program. Each CTO Start-up Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with real cleantech startups, to gain experience in the cleantech industry and establish connections with professionals in the greater Northeast cleantech ecosystem. This is unpaid, but a unique opportunity to gain experience in the cleantech industry. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

Modern Energy Management – Summer Analyst

Modern Energy is an energy asset management firm that invests in businesses that bring emerging energy technologies to market and the energy resources those businesses produce. From energy efficiency in the United States to solar projects in Brazil to virtual power plants in the United Kingdom, Modern supports leaders in the transition to a digital energy ecosystem.  When you join Modern Energy as a Summer Analyst, you are joining a private equity firm that will challenge you and invest in your professional development. In this role, you will work with Modern Energy the fund manager as well as its portfolio companies that are working to drive the transition to affordable, reliable, sustainable energy. This is a paid position in Durham, NC. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

City of Cambridge, MA – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Internship

Cambridge Energy Alliance (CEA) was created in 2007 to help Cambridge residents and businesses identify and pursue energy efficiency and clean energy opportunities. Through outreach and education CEA helps facilitate energy efficiency improvements and assist in renewable energy adoption by coordinating with energy assessment providers, construction experts, financial institutions, and renewable energy providers. The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Intern will assist in CEA’s efforts to reduce energy demand and drive commercial and residential renewable energy adoption in the City of Cambridge, increase awareness of CEA’s programs by overseeing the development and dissemination of outreach materials, and by coordinating and executing outreach across the City. This is a paid internship located in Cambridge, MA. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

3Degrees, Inc. – Renewable Energy Outreach Associate – Portland, Maine

3Degrees is a certified B Corporation with the mission to connect people with cleaner energy on a massive scale — in part by providing renewable energy opportunities to residential and commercial utility customers. They are looking for outgoing, passionate and enthusiastic outreach associates to drive their community education and activation efforts through person-to-person tactics like [door to door canvassing, and event tabling]. You will be a stellar verbal communicator with infectious enthusiasm who shares their vision for a sustainable world. You will increase awareness and participation in the Maine Green Power program by approaching customers, delivering pitches, and discussing program benefits. This is a paid position in Portland, ME. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

CEA Recruiting – Coordinator, Clean Energy Access (Full-time Job)

California Environmental Associates (CEA) Recruiting is assisting CLASP with this search. CLASP’s mission is to improve the energy and environmental performance of the appliances & equipment we use every day, accelerating our transition to a more sustainable world. CLASP is seeking experienced and motivated professionals with an interest and/or background in energy access, international development, policy, and/or engineering to help us execute our portfolio of clean energy access initiatives. Central among these is an ambitious new research and innovation program known as Low-Energy Inclusive Appliances (LEIA), which focuses on accelerating off- and weak-grid markets for highly efficient appliances. LEIA is funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development and will support a suite of high-impact market development, technical, policy, research, and innovation interventions.This position is full-time and based in the organization’s Washington, D.C. office. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

LA Solar Group – Solar Energy Consultant (Full-time Job)

LA Solar Group is one of the fastest growing solar companies in the country, but we pride ourselves in the quality of our equipment, design, installation, and service. We have highly-trained specialized staff that is the best at each step of the solar design and installation process. This is a paid job and located in Van Nuys, CA. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

CED Greentech – New England – Solar Sales and Management Training Program

CED Greentech is our solar-focused group within the CED organization. In order to support our current growth plan, we need talented people to join our organization in our Solar Training Program.We offer full training to successful candidates.  You bring the talent and energy, and we provide the resources and guidance.  The program is focused and demanding, and is customized for each candidate based on past experience. CED Greentech has 33 locations in the US and is a paid position. More information and to apply on Handshake, click HERE.

There are TONS more opportunities. Check out Handshake and use some relevant keyword searches: Solar, energy, cleantech, wind, etc…Lots to be found there!!

Creating a Social Enterprise: Careers in International Development, Friday 4/13

Creating a Social Enterprise: Careers in International Development
When: Friday, April 13, 2018, 12:30 – 2pm
Where: CCI, Adirondack House Library
((LUNCH PROVIDED)
Join Middlebury alumnae Cara Myers ’13 as she talks about her experiences since leaving Middlebury, what its like to start a social enterprise and lessons learned: the process of growing something organically, working with international teams, raising funds, etc. for an international NGO she founded called the Mozambique School Lunch Initiative (mozambiqueschoollunchinitiative.wordpress.com). If you have interest in starting a nonprofit or have started one, come meet Cara, and bring our questions.

Career Conversation: Elizabeth Knup ’82, Ford Foundation Country Director for China

Interested in China policies and economic development? Come join us…

Monday, March 12th 2018

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm in Adirondack House Library

…for an informal discussion with Middlebury alumnae Elizabeth Knup ’82, Country Director for China at the Ford Foundation and Arthur Kroeber, editor for China Economic Quarterly. They are here to talk about how they got to where they are now and to answer any questions about the work they do in China.

Elizabeth Knup Elizabeth is the Country Director, China for the Ford Foundation overseeing grant-making and operations. Elizabeth first moved to China in 1998 to be the American Co-Director of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center after ten years at the National Committee on US-China Relations. She then spent 11 years in the private sector as president of Pearson Education; Chief Representative, Pearson Group; and Managing Director, Kamsky Associates. She studied Chinese at Middlebury from 1979-82, including the grueling summer of 1980 and six months in Taiwan in 1981. She received her MA in Chinese Studies from the University of Michigan. Elizabeth sits on several not-for-profit boards, including the Institute for Sustainable Communities (based in Montpelier) and the National Committee on US-China Relations.

Arthur R. Kroeber Head of research, Gavekal Editor, China Economic Quarterly. Arthur R. Kroeber is head of research at Gavekal, a financial-services firm based in Hong Kong, founder of the China-focused Gavekal Dragonomics research service, and editor of China Economic Quarterly. He divides his time between Beijing and New York. Before founding Dragonomics in 2002, he spent fifteen years as a financial and economic journalist in China and South Asia. He is a senior non-resident fellow of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center, an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations. His book China’s Economy: What Everyone Needs to Know is published by Oxford University Press in April 2016.

Info Session 2/13 – The Educational Consultant Experience at Elite Scholars of China

Information Session with Education Consulting Firm in China

WHEN: Tuesday, February 13th 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

WHERE: Coltrane Lounge – Adirondack House

Hosted by Elite Scholars of China

Organized by Elite Scholars of China, Elite Scholars of China

Info Session

Elite Scholars of China is looking for talented individuals to join our team! Elite Scholars of China is the premier Beijing-based education consulting firm, helping China’s brightest students apply to top US colleges and universities. What sets ESC apart from other education consulting companies in China is that we believe in upholding ethical consulting practices, and we create a holistic learning environment to ensure that our students can thrive academically and socially on an American college campus. The Educational Consultant position is ideal for someone who wants to develop their professional skills with a fast-growing entrepreneurial company. Former ESC colleagues have continued on to pursue degrees at Yale Law School, Harvard Business School, UPenn’s Graduate School of Education, and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Attire: Business Casual

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

  • Feb. 13th 7:00-8:00pm
  • Feb. 14th 4:30-5:30pm
    Location: Adirondack House Library
    Snacks provided

    Interested in gaining knowledge, skills, and dispositions for purposeful careers in social impact?
    The Middlebury Social Impact Corps program connects students to social change with unique global internship opportunities. A select cohort of Middlebury College and MIIS graduate students are chosen and matched with a social enterprise or NGO for an eight-week fully-funded summer internship in the Bahamas at the Cape Eleuthera Institute or Peru at the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development.

Come learn more about the program, host sites, and how to apply!

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https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1233058/share_preview

AMAZING Social Impact Consulting 2018 Summer Internship – Deadline 2/4/18

(This opportunity comes to you via a Middlebury alumnae, Emma Hodge ’16)

About Dalberg

Dalberg is committed to global development and innovation, and offers a variety of advisory services across the international development sector. Comprised of Dalberg Advisors, Dalberg Capital, Dalberg Design, Dalberg Data Insights and Dalberg Research, our businesses provide high-level strategic, policy and investment advice to the leadership of key institutions, corporations and governments that are shaping international development. We focus on emerging and frontier markets, tackling topics such as economic development, global health, access to finance, agriculture, energy and the environment, among others. We offer outstanding individuals the opportunity to apply private sector skills to global challenges within an entrepreneurial working environment.

About You

You aspire to become a leader in global development by tackling global issues, from malnutrition to climate change to economic growth, ensuring no population is left behind. You enjoy collaborating with teams while traveling and working across continents and cultures. You excel in solving problems using clear strategic thinking and quantitative and qualitative analysis, and you want to put your skills to work—transforming organizations, advising investors, and shaping new initiatives. You are a committed self- starter with an excellent academic record, leadership roles on campus, a passion for development and an entrepreneurial spirit.

Dalberg has a global footprint with consultants that live and work around the world, creating a network of experience anchored by our offices in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. Dalberg combines ground-level insight with experience from top-tier professional services firms and leading academic institutions to create actionable solutions to the world’s most pressing issues.

Qualifications:
o Full-time undergraduate with expected graduation in 2019 or 2020
o Pursuing a degree in Economics, Business, International Relations, Science, Math, Engineering or a related field o Excellent academic record
o Leadership experience on- or off-campus
o Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
o Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
o Understanding of the political and cultural realities of international organizations or environments

In addition, if you have skills or abilities in the following areas, please be sure to let us know in your application:

o Fluency in spoken and written languages other than English
o Experience with financial analysis, excel, STATA
o In-depth knowledge on specific topics related to Dalberg’s work
o Demonstrated ability to innovate new programs, processes, ideas or initiatives

What You Will Do and How You Will Grow

Undergraduate Interns will join Dalberg project teams supporting our clients to drive the creation of innovative and results-oriented solutions. Interns will work closely with members of a project team and take ownership of key aspects of project work, including leading research and analyses. Interns will be paired with junior staff members who will serve as the interns’ mentors for the duration of the internship. Each intern will also be assigned an advisor who is responsible for the intern’s professional development and growth during their internship. Interns will have regular trainings in consulting skills, communications, business development and specific content areas of interest.

Examples of recent projects that Dalberg consultants have worked on include exploring impact investing opportunities in South Asia, designing innovative financing mechanisms for smallholder farmers in West Africa, creating strategies for more environmentally-friendly cities in Latin America and engaging major corporations on regional development issues.

Dalberg is a platform for change. Our staff is empowered to start new programs, institute best practices, and develop traditions that will define the Dalberg experience for years to come. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not only valued at Dalberg; they are essential to our firm’s success. In addition to providing training, management-level advising, and mentoring, we empower our interns to learn by doing, engaging them as full members of project teams from day one.

About Our Clients

Our clients come to us with some of the most difficult global problems, seeking solutions where the obvious ones have failed. We supply new ideas, drawing from a deep base of knowledge that cuts across sectors and geographies and is growing every day. We create value for clients focused on social impact by using on-the-ground research and rigorous business analysis to help governments, foundations, international agencies, NGOs, and corporations develop strategies and assess programs in areas such as access to finance, inclusive growth, global health, and energy and the environment. Some of our recent clients include foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation, corporations such as Google and Vodafone, multilateral institutions like the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, UN agencies, and government actors like DFID, USAID, and the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture.

Join Our Team!

The Undergraduate Intern role is a 10-12 week program, beginning in June 2018 and ending prior to the start of the Fall academic term. The intern will have the opportunity to better understand what full-time employment with Dalberg is like. The current internship offering is for offices in the Africa (Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam), Asia (Mumbai, New Delhi), and the United States (New York, San Francisco, Washington DC).

Please submit your application on our website by 11:59p.m. EST on February 4, 2018 at https://www.dalberg.com/join-our-team/current-openings. Your application should include a resume noting your current GPA and SAT/ACT, transcript and cover letter that discusses your interest in international development and identifies issues that are most pressing to you. We expect to make final decisions regarding intern positions no later than April 1, 2018.

Notes:

  • –  For opportunities in our Europe offices, please see separate job posting on our website. Potential undergraduate internship opportunities in our MENA offices will be posted shortly.
  • –  All offices will only extend offers to candidates looking for full time positions in the country they complete their internship in.
  • –  Full-time employment in all the Dalberg offices is conditional on the candidate having the requisite authorization to live and work in that country; in the US we will sponsor OPT and will apply for H1B visas for employees in good standing; In Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Dakar, India, Lagos, Johannesburg and Nairobi, this includes Ethiopian, Tanzanian, Senegalese, Indian, Nigerian, South African, Kenya nationals, respectively, and individuals with long-term work permits.

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