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Hot Social Impact Internships & Jobs in Handshake!

Folks, if you think you are too late in the game to find a summer opportunity you couldn’t be more wrong! There are plenty of opportunities for employment right now so don’t wait to apply! Also note, some of these are Fall internships that could work for you too. Here’s a sampling of what dropped into my inbox this week:

Environmental/Climate/Renewable Energy/Conservation:

Climate Economy Summer InternProsperity NowWashington, District of Columbia, United States
R8814 Undergraduate (Year Round) Intern – Analytical Chemistry – Biomass AnalysisNational Renewable Energy LaboratoryGolden, Colorado, United States
Early Careers Compass Program Consultant (Entry Level – Houston)ERMHouston, Texas, United States 
Early Careers Compass Program Consultant (Entry Level – NY)ERMManhattan, New York, United States 
Early Careers Compass Program Consultant (Entry Level – SF)ERMSan Francisco, California, United States 
Early Careers Compass Program Consultant (Entry Level – DC)ERMWashington, District of Columbia, United States 
Early Careers Compass Program Consultant (Entry Level – Toronto)ERMToronto, Ontario, Canada

Social Justice/Equity/Children & Women’s Empowerment/DEI:

NSU Summer InternThe Innocence ProjectNew York City, New York, United States 
Youth Program AmeriCorps VISTA Summer AssociateInternational Rescue CommitteeWichita, Kansas, United States 
Paralegal InternChildren’s RightsNew York City, New York, United States 
Project Management InternRAD-InnovationsCornwall, Vermont, United States
Digital Communications InternChildren’s Law CenterWashington, District of Columbia, United States 
Video Production/Editing Summer InternshipMassachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE)Massachusetts, USA
Summer 2022 Local TV News/Nonprofit Journalism/Marketing/Media Internships – EBF FellowEmma Bowen FoundationIthaca, New York, United States and 70 more 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Intern – RemoteKorn FerryDallas, Texas, United States and 2 more

Policy/Government/Legal/Think Tanks/International Trade & Development/Global Health:

Analyst (Global Health)Aceso GlobalWashington, District of Columbia, United States 
Research Assistant, Global AttitudesPew Research CenterWashington, District of Columbia, United States 
Analyst, Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic StudiesCouncil on Foreign RelationsNew York City, New York, United States
Research Associate, Africa Policy StudiesCouncil on Foreign RelationsNew York City, New York, United States 
Community Food Systems Program AssociateInstitute for Agriculture and Trade PolicyMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Research Associate, Global Health, Economics, and DevelopmentCouncil on Foreign RelationsWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Quantitative Researcher Intern – RemoteAmerican Institutes for ResearchArlington, Virginia, United States and 5 more 
Policy InternProsperity NowWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Fall 2022 Data Analysis InternCenter on Budget and Policy PrioritiesWashington, District of Columbia, United States 
Fall 2022 Food Assistance InternCenter on Budget and Policy PrioritiesWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Data Analysis Intern, Global Health Project (Summer Intern)World ReliefBaltimore, Maryland, United States
Communications AssistantInternational SOSTrevose, Pennsylvania, United States

Advice from Peer Career Advisor, Cindy Cardona ’22: The CCI’s Top Ten Tips for a Successful Summer Internship

  1. Treat your internship like an interview for a future job – Many organizations that offer internships also offer job opportunities, thus, it is always important to make a lasting impression. If you are an exceptional intern, it is much more likely that the company would consider creating a position on their team for you! Internship supervisors often also serve as great references when applying to future internships and employment positions. Consequently, make sure to dress your best, stay on top of deadlines, and go above and beyond to demonstrate your work ethic!
  2. At the same time, think of your internship as a possible future job – While interns and employees often have different responsibilities in the workplace, this summer can still be enlightening in determining your future. It will allow you to understand more about what role you naturally take on in a team setting and therefore, what kind of company or organization you would like to be a part of. It can also provide you with insight on what type of job you would like to have, for example do you prefer office work or a more hands-on work environment? Advice from mentors and our CCI advisors is always extremely helpful, however, personal experience is usually the best form of knowing which career path to choose. 
  3. Take initiative – If you’ve finished a project you were assigned to, it may be tempting to sit back and relax but try to fight this urge. It will make you a memorable and dependable intern if you show that you are motivated to have more responsibility. Another aspect to taking initiative is sharing any ideas for improvement that you may have. Don’t be afraid to speak up! Your employer will likely see this as you wanting to get more involved in the organization, which if that is the case, it would help you in obtaining an employment offer or furthering your relationship with the employer.  But if you are also feeling overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to be your own advocate and ask for extra time or assistance.
  4. Ask questions – Asking questions will not only make you look more connected to the company, but it is also the best way to get the most out of your internship. Don’t ask questions just to ask them though, make sure that you are asking questions that are of use. By doing so, you express your interest in the work you are doing and the company itself. Being curious will also make you learn more than you would have if you did not become further involved.
  5. Keep an open mind – If you are asked to complete a project or give a presentation, do not automatically turn down the offer because you do not have experience doing so. Take this as an opportunity to learn! You will get the most out of your internship if you get out of your comfort zone and attempt to develop new skills! Being accommodating is an extremely important tool in overcoming obstacles in everyday life so make sure to practice this in your internship as well!
  6. Set goals for yourself – Take some time to think about which skills you already have and which you would like to develop. Internships are one of the best places to learn more about yourself and about your abilities. Given the length of summer internships, stay organized by making weekly goals for yourself. When you think of these goals, do not keep them broad, make certain that they are measurable to keep you on track. For example, rather than simply wanting to increase followers for a social media managing internship, plan to increase the number of followers on the account by 50 every week. Whatever the goal is, make sure to try and quantify it!
  7. Network – Meet as many people as you can! The more you get to know the individuals you are working alongside with, the more they will know you and be more likely to make professional connections on your behalf. Oftentimes a reputable spokesperson is a major determining factor in whether a future organization will choose to offer a position to you versus another candidate. It is possible that one of the many people you meet will be your future employer or your key into graduate school someday, so always put your best foot forward! 
  8. Try to keep a balanced summer – While having an internship over the summer often does not leave you with a lot of time to do much of anything else, always remember to take breaks and enjoy your summer! Take in the beautiful weather, spend time with friends and family, make sure to de-stress! It will be hard to not worry about all that you have to do but remember that you have been extremely productive and reward your hard work from time to time!
  9. Be proud about all that you accomplished! A summer internship is oftentimes much longer than internships offered in the winter, meaning that you are going to dedicate a great deal of time on projects and learning many different skills. As students we tend to downplay our achievements and all that we were responsible for during internships. It may feel pretentious to do so, but make sure to communicate all that you did on your future resumes and cover letters! You spent an entire summer developing your ability to accomplish certain tasks and you should be proud to show this off!
  10. Maintain contact – The most important tip to networking properly is to make certain that you continue contact after the initial introduction is made. A company may not necessarily remember an individual intern simply because they interned for a summer, therefore, it is important to stay in touch. The best letters of recommendation are those in which the individual writing them truly knows the applicant. In order to do this, make sure to reach out at least once or twice a year to maintain these ties and keep your network updated.

The author of this article, Cindy Cardona ’22, is a Biology major and Sociology minor who will be attending veterinary school after graduation. Cindy is a Peer Career Advisor at the Center for Careers and Internships.

Hot Social Impact Internships & Jobs in Handshake

Environment/Conservation/Sustainability/Climate Change & Resiliency:

Undergraduate Summer Intern – Regional Energy Innovators InternshipPacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichland, Washington, United States
Graduate/Undergraduate Summer Intern – AccountingNational Renewable Energy LaboratoryGolden, Colorado, United States
Internship: Project ManagementVermont Electric Power Company, Inc. (VELCO)Rutland, Vermont, United States
Landscape Architect/Sustainable Recreation Planner Resource AssistantNorthwest Youth CorpsPortland, Oregon, United States 
Intern, Electrical Engineering – Clean EnergyGenerac Power SystemsPortland, Maine, United States
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Program Communications and Data Specialist Resource Assistant (RA) (Recreation) Northwest Youth CorpsPortland, Oregon, United States 
Reforestation Planning Specialist Resource AssistantNorthwest Youth CorpsPortland, Oregon, United States
Research Summer Intern – MWI Stream GIS AnalysisAppalachian Mountain ClubGreenville, Maine, United States
Conservation InternMontana Conservation CorpsGreat Falls, Montana, United States and 4 more
Sustainability Advocate – Paid Summer InternshipClean Water ActionPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States and 8 more
Vegetation Management Member – Bryce Canyon National ParkAmerican Conservation ExperienceBryce, Utah, United States

Energy Efficiency Research Intern, The Consortium for Energy Efficiency Middleton, Massachusetts, United States

International Development & Trade/Policy:

Student Trainee (Human Resources)U.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesSouth Burlington, Vermont, United States
Anwarul Quadir Foundation Fellowships: Technology Internships with Shohoz.comMiddlebury College – Center for Careers and InternshipsDhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh
Events & Communications Coordinator The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health LawWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Program Coordinator, Health Law Programs The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health LawWashington, District of Columbia, United States 
Media Coordinator The Obama FoundationChicago, Illinois, United States 
Program Coordinator The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health LawWashington, District of Columbia, United States

Social Advocacy & Impact/Social Services/Policy & Justice:

Civil Rights Office – Civil Rights Analyst Internship (County of Monterey)MIIS External OpportunitiesSalinas, California, United States
Communications, Policy and Research Associate to the Executive Director – J-PAL Global Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Housing Policy Research AssociateAlliance for Citizen EngagementCambridge, Massachusetts, United States 
Criminal Justice Policy Research AssociateAlliance for Citizen EngagementCambridge, Massachusetts, United States 
Immigration Policy Research AssociateAlliance for Citizen EngagementCambridge, Massachusetts, United States 
Democratic Governance Research AssociateAlliance for Citizen EngagementCambridge, Massachusetts, United States 
Human Rights & Equality Research AssociateAlliance for Citizen EngagementCambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture Arts Internship: Events Production InternSkirball Cultural CenterLos Angeles, California, United States 
Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture Arts Internship: Public Programs Summer InternSkirball Cultural CenterLos Angeles, California, United States
McCain Institute Fall Combatting Human Trafficking Program InternThe McCain Institute for International LeadershipWashington, District of Columbia, United States
McCain Institute Fall Human Rights and Democracy Program InternThe McCain Institute for International LeadershipWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Policy and Education Summer InternInsource Services, Inc.Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Education Studies EVENT & Hot Education Internships, Jobs and Fellowships in Handshake this Week

Here is a curated listing of education teaching and administrative jobs and internships expiring this week with deadlines–CLICK HERE to access these opportunities!

Another important event to make note of:

The Education Studies Program here at Middlebury is having an information session for all students interested in the major/minor.

Information Session on the Education Studies major/minor for all interested students. Thursday, April 14 @ 3:30 in Twilight 201, pizza provided.

Hot Social Impact Internships, Jobs & Fellowships on Handshake

Below are a few of the opportunities that landed in my inbox over the week. In addition, CLICK HERE for a curated list of internships, jobs and fellowships with deadlines this week. Don’t wait to the last day to apply!

Environmental Conservation/Sustainability/Environmental Justice

Creative Environmental Internship 2022Human Impacts InstituteNew York City, New York, United States
Southeast Conservation Corps Leaders of Color Crew MemberUSDA Forest ServiceBerea, Kentucky, United States
Girl Scout Camp Program InternThe Student Conservation AssociationHouston, Texas, United States

Renewable Energy

Solar Development InternRanger Power LLCChicago, Illinois, United States
Summer Graduate/Undergraduate Student Assistant – Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) Section (REMOTE)MIIS External OpportunitiesSacramento, California, United States 
Summer Associate Internship – Legal (Project Planning) EDP Renewables North AmericaHouston, Texas, United States 
Customer Success Associate (remote flexible)VeriskBoston, Massachusetts, United States
Recruitment ConsultantSpencer OgdenNew York City, New York, United States

Nonprofit Social Services/Community Advocacy & Organizing/Accountability

REMOTE Public Interest Internship: Intake Intern (Summer 2022)Alliance for Children’s RightsLos Angeles, California, United States
Communications and Research InternCampaign for AccountabilityWashington, District of Columbia, United States

International Development/Policy/Global Advocacy & Impact/Global Health

Administrative Assistant, Global Talent Development ProgramsCultural VistasWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Visa SpecialistCultural VistasWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Impact & Effectiveness InternGlobal Fund for WomenSan Francisco, California, United States
Learning and Evaluation InternGlobal Fund for WomenSan Francisco, California, United States
U.S. Department of State Paid Student Internship Program – 2022 FallU.S. Department of StateWorldwide
Associate, Global Health Policy and PoliticsThe O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health LawWashington, District of Columbia, United States 
Project Management Analyst – International Development DivisionAbt AssociatesAtlanta, Georgia, United States and 3 more

Hot Social Impact Handshake Internships & Jobs

Below are just a few of the internships and jobs that dropped into my Inbox from my saved Job Alerts in Handshake. Check out a list of curated Social Impact-related internships and jobs with application deadlines this week by clicking HERE into Handshake.

Conservation/Climate Change/Renewable Energy/Urban Planning

Summer InternNeponset River Watershed AssociationBoston, Massachusetts, United States and 1 more 
Water Quality Intern Neponset River Watershed AssociationCanton, Massachusetts, United States
National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Survey Field Team Members, Traveling NationallyAmerican Conservation ExperienceFort Collins, Colorado, United States 
2022 Fall Federal Affairs InternshipCenter for Science in the Public Interest1250 I Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20005, United States 
2022 Fall Legal InternshipCenter for Science in the Public Interest1250 I Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20005, United States 
2022 Fall Legal Internship-Dietary Supplement and AdditivesCenter for Science in the Public Interest1250 I Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20005, United States 
2022 Fall Nutrition Policy InternshipCenter for Science in the Public Interest1250 I Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20005, United States
Vegetation Management Member – Bryce Canyon National ParkAmerican Conservation ExperienceBryce, Utah, United States 
Visitor Services CARES Act Member – Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge American Conservation ExperienceBoynton Beach, Florida, United States 
Invasive Species Support Member – Wildlife Refuges Across New MexicoAmerican Conservation ExperienceSan Antonio, New Mexico, United States
GIS Intern (Summer 2022)City of Vero BeachVero Beach, Florida, United States of America
Staff Consultant I, EHS and Compliance (Entry Level)ERMPortland, Oregon, United States

Communications/Media/

Communications Intern, Summer 2022 (REMOTE, UNPAID)Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)—Chicago17 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602, United States of America
CBS News Production Summer Internship, Face the NationParamountWashington, District of Columbia, United States 
Communications Intern, Virginia Lands and Lives Project (Remote, may be located anywhere in the US)The Nature ConservancyArlington County, Virginia, United States
The World News Internship-Summer 2022GBHGuest Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02135, United States
Summer Editorial InternForeign PolicyWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Education Intern U.S. News & World ReportWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Marketing and Research Assistant Summer Intern U.S. News & World ReportNew York City, New York, United States

Hot Education Handshake Internships, Jobs & Fellowships

Welcome back from break! For those of you looking for education opportunities for jobs or internships, there is lots to find on Handshake this week related to K-12 teaching/admin positions, summer experiential positions in policy change and education access, too. Pay particular attention to the CCI-Sponsored summer internships working with the Vermont Department of Education. These are paid 10-week positions and include summer housing either in Burlington or Middlebury.