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Redesigned Remote Team4Tech Internships

The Team4Tech internship opportunity has been redesigned for remote participation. Take a look at the specifics below and apply today on Handshake!

Virtual EdTech Internship Summer 2020, Team4Tech

Applications close May 3, 2020

Team4Tech is a California-based nonprofit that helps education-focused NGOs working in the developing world to increase their impact and improve the quality of education in their local communities. We do this by working with teams of skilled volunteers and interns who develop technology solutions and training for these education nonprofits. Over the past five years, Team4Tech has implemented over 60 projects with more than 500 volunteers from 18 leading tech companies and universities, reaching some 60,000 students and teachers.

Our response to the COVID-19 crisis has been to provide virtual and remote support for our NGO network as they navigate a rapid and turbulent transition to online learning. In partnership with the Middlebury Center for Careers and Internships (CCI), we are offering an opportunity to support two of Team4Tech’s nonprofit partners in Africa: Gashora Girls Academy in Rwanda and the Center for Youth and Development in Malawi. Team4Tech and CCI are confident that this project will provide the interns with an exciting opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a challenging environment, enhance their leadership development skills, and most importantly, help enhance the education of children in two developing countries.

The Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) is a boarding school for 270 girls, located in the Gashora sector of Rwanda, an hour south of the capital city of Kigali. Their vision is for their students to become inspired young leaders filled with confidence, a love of learning, and a sense of economic empowerment to strengthen their communities and foster Rwanda’s growth. 100% of their graduates get scholarships to attend university abroad, including the USA. This will be Team4Tech’s fourth engagement with GGAST as part of a five-year partnership.

Potential virtual project workstreams:

  1. Remote mentoring of teams who are working on their science and technology-focused capstone projects;
  2. University application support and general mentorship for girls who are planning their higher education goals;
  3. Presentations to teachers and students on topics of interns’ interest and expertise, e.g. digital storytelling, data science, computer aided design, programming in Python

Established in 2012, Centre for Youth and Development in Malawi leverages the talent and potential of young people by providing them access to ICT to enable innovation and development. They collect used and refurbished computers with pre-loaded educational software and install them in schools. Schools pay a basic management fee for CYD’s technicians to help with troubleshooting and maintenance. They also train teachers on how to integrate the technology into their classrooms to expand their impact.

Primary virtual project workstream:

  • Research and identify relevant content to add to CYD’s digital education resource platform, Kolibri. CYD staff conducted consultations with teachers to identify 30 topics, learning objectives for the topics, and available recommended syllabus-based textbooks. These materials will be shared with Team4Tech’s interns to research and identify relevant content in interactive forms to be added to the Kolibri digital educational platform.

As part of the summer program, interns will be led through our leadership development curriculum by Team4Tech Program Directors. This curriculum was designed in partnership with leading technology companies to develop key leadership capabilities that they find are critical to their employees’ development and success. Important parts of an internship abroad are learning about another culture, acquiring cross cultural skills to adapt to a globalized world, working in a challenging and unfamiliar environment, and developing new friendships. Our remote project preparation and experience will teach interns about working in cross cultural, remote, and global teams. Furthermore, we will expose the interns to Rwanda and Malawi cultures through speakers, readings, and films. Finally, we will give the interns an opportunity to develop friendships with the students and teachers engaged with our NGO partners.

Volunteer Skills & Experience:

  • Interest in or experience designing and conducting technical training
  • Interest in working with and mentoring young learners/high school students
  • Interest in working in a developing country

The project will kick off on June 15 and end on August 15, with an expectation of 8-10 hours of work per week. We will use Zoom, WhatsApp, and email to communicate with the students and teachers.

Please note: This program is a CCI-sponsored program. The Center for Careers and Internships covers the program fee for you to participate, and provides a $1000 stipend. If you are offered this internship and accept, you will be required to complete funded internship paperwork.

Careers in Global Development: alum talk on Thursday 4/18

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Alumni Chat: Finding Careers in Global Development with Charlie MacCormack ’63 4/18

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HOT Social Impact Opportunities Week of 10/29-11/6

Searching for a summer internship or job for after graduation? Check out these great opportunities posted in Handshake HERE. They include jobs & internships in the environment & renewable energy, not for profits/NGOs, sustainable food systems, international development, Govt. – state & local, and many more. Deadlines are fast approaching!

Hot SOCIAL IMPACT Internship & Job Opportunities in Handshake : Deadlines Week of 4/30-5/7

Social Impact

Engagement Coordinator at Berkshire Museum – due 5/1

The Berkshire Museum seeks an Engagement Coordinator to provide administrative support in the areas of development, membership, community outreach, and communications.

 

Disaster Recovery Project Lead at SBP – due 5/1

SBP is an innovative nonprofit that shrinks the time between disaster and recovery.

 

AmeriCorps College Mentor at College Forward – due 5/1

Work as a College Completion or College Access Coach for a year in Austin or Houston, TX.

 

Operations Specialist at IEEE – due 5/1

Work at the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity.

 

Summer Farm Immersion Internship at Green Chimneys – due 5/1

Spend your summer learning farm-related tasks in Brewster, NY.

 

Global Operations Associate at IDinsight – due 5/1

Work at an international location (India, South Africa, Senegal, Zambia, Kenya, Phillipines, or San Francisco) at an international development consulting organization.

 

Adaptive Program Intern at Community Sailing of Colorado – due 5/1

Community Sailing of Colorado is a small nonprofit in Boulder that offers sailing programs that support individuals, local groups, and organizations.

 

Vermont Farm & Forest Viability Program Intern at Vermont Housing & Conservation Board – due 5/1

Interested in helping local farmers and support Vermont’s food system? Spend your summer in Montpelier supporting business planning for Vermont farm, food, and forestry businesses.

 

Events Intern at MassChallenge – due 5/1

Apply for this internship if you have a passion for creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

 

Community Farm Internship at Smokey House Center – due 5/1

The Green Chimneys Dog Interaction Program in Brewster, NY allows students and residents to be actively involved in the everyday care, socialization and training of shelter dogs.

 

Toxics Action Center Organizational Intern – due 5/1

Toxic Action Center works side-by-side with communities, empowering them with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up pollution at the local level.

 

Family Philanthropy Internship at Cradles to Crayons – due 5/1

Support the Development, Partner Relations, and Operations teams at a nonprofit that provides children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school, and at play.

 

World Law Internship at World Service Authority – due 5/1

Apply to the World Service Authority if you are interested in educating about, promiting, and advocating human rights and world citizenship.

 

Fisheries Technician at Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation – due 5/1

Fish Technicians function as part of the hatchery operations team in the cultivating and rearing of fish in Cordova, Alaska.

 

Diversity Outreach Intern in Soil and Water Division at Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation – due 5/2

This internship offers students a great way to develop an interest in environmental protection as an occupation among racial and ethnic minorities.

 

Community Outreach & Storytelling Intern at Maine Farmland Trust – due 5/4

This intern will raise public awareness through storytelling, and contribute to two of Maine Farmland Trust’s programs: Outreach and Farm Viability.

 

Honduras International Team Member at Witness for Peace – due 5/5

Join the Witness for Peace for a two-year term of service, producing documentation of the impacts of US policies and corporate practices, such as articles/blog posts, fact sheets, short videos, and action alerts.

 

Media and Communication Internship at the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund – due 5/5

Work at a national Sikh American media, policy, and education organization that empowers Sikh Americans by building dialogue, deepening understanding, promoting civic and political participation, and upholding social justice and religious freedom for all Americans.

 

Social Media Coordinator Position at Reconnect Brooklyn – due 5/7

Reconnect Brooklyn was founded in 2010 as an innovative community response to the social disconnection of young men in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn.

 

Monitoring and Evaluation Intern at One Earth Future – due 5/7

One Earth Future is an international NGO with a mission to catalyze systems that eliminate root causes of war.

 

In Their Own Words: Ellery Berk ’14

“In Their Own Words” is an ongoing series featuring the experiences of Middlebury students at their summer internships. This summer Ellery Berk ’14 interned with Gardens for Health International in Kigali, Rwanda.   

What did you do?

For the month of June, I interned with Gardens for Health International as a communications intern, conducting interviews, collecting media and writing blogs. Gardens for Health  is an agricultural NGO that partners with Rwandan health centers to equip families facing malnutrition with the knowledge and resources for greater self-sufficiency.

What did you learn?

Through Gardens for Health, I learned anew the values of self-sufficiency and community, and I have great expectations for our partnership moving forward. I learned that it is very important to be flexible.

What are your plans for the future?

My interest in development and global health remains strong; however, I realize that my place in the field likely does not lie in a small grassroots organization. While in Rwanda, I found that the most effective work Gardens for Health did was completed by Rwandans themselves. Expat staffers provided programmatic and technical support for Rwandan staff members, but little else. From this experience, I’ve learned that if I want to continue in the global health and development field, I should probably work with larger organizations, like Oxfam or the UN, and I should get an MPP and MBA.

Think this experience sounded pretty cool? Check out opportunities like this and more on MOJO.

More Shameless Promotion…But for Whom?

Hey there everyone who reads this blog,

My Middlebury user name will be closed in the near future, but before it does, I wanted to take this opportunity to promote something that might be of interest to all of you studying the Middle East. Starting soon (like, in two days) I’ll be working for an NGO called Bridging the Divide that does most of its work in the region (for those of you who know Prof. Sam Liebhaber, his wife works with them). They are up-and-coming, interested in New Giving, development, and problems facing the Middle East. I hope to be getting in touch with a lot of you about it, and I’ll be writing a lot for the website’s blog, which is still in its infancy, keeping everyone informed.

So please, be on the lookout for great news from this organization, drop me a line if you’re interested in anything (ali.nehme.hamdan@gmail.com), and just know this: that you can actively contribute to global peace in the region.

Hope you’re all enjoying your summers!

Ali