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Establishing an Environmental Justice Policy for the State of Vermont

Tuesday, October 12

1:30 – 3:00p 
Register here to attend via Zoom

This is the first of two events focused on establishing an environmental justice policy for Vermont.

Join us for a virtual panel discussion to raise awareness of and support for Vermont’s S.148: An act relating to environmental justice in Vermont.  The bill seeks to establish an environmental justice policy for the State of Vermont and would require state agencies to incorporate environmental justice into their work.  The bill will be discussed in this spring’s upcoming legislative session. 

Senator Kesha Ram Hinsdale
, Vermont State Senator and lead sponsor of S. 148
Judy Dow, Abenaki Educator and Executive Director of Gedakina
Sebbi Wu, Climate and Equity Advocate with the Vermont Public Interest Research Group 
Iris Hsiang, youth delegate to the Vermont Climate Council and member of the Just Transitions Subcommittee
Moderated by Carolyn Finney, Environmental Affairs Artist in Residence, Middlebury 

Sponsored by Program in Environmental Studies, Climate Action Capacity Project, Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Anderson Freeman Resource Center.

Join DC Alumni Panelist Discuss the State of Climate Change Policy -11/4 @ 7PM

Location: Davis Library 105A

The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury in DC, in collaboration with the Middlebury Professional Network, are hosting Live From DC: The Fight to Stop Climate Change, a discussion among Middlebury and MIIS alumni on legislation, legal remedy, and remediation efforts.

The conversation will be broadcast from Middlebury’s office in DC to both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses (at Middlebury, screened in Davis Library Rooms 105A & 105B).

The alumni panelists include:
• Evan Freund ’99, Senior Director, World Wildlife Fund
• Tatsatom Goncalves ’19, Helms Fellow, World Resource Institute
• Keisuke Iyadomi ’04 MIIS, Climate Change Specialist, the World Bank
• Marna McDermott ’99, Deputy Director and Counsel, Conservation Litigation Project

go/livefromdc for more information.

RSVP in Handshake: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/events/379842

Healthcare Policy Internship – Fall 2019 at Cato Institute

The Cato Institute is a public policy research organization — a think tank — dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace. Its scholars and analysts conduct independent, nonpartisan research on a wide range of policy issues.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Literature gathering and review on topics such as licensing, Medicare, Medicaid, the VA, employer sponsored insurance, Obamacare, short term plans, the FDA, medical malpractice, telemedicine, and interstate licensure
  • Tracking pending state and federal legislation
  • Collecting data for comparative studies of policies across states and countries
  • Assisting with the creation and implementation of Cato policy forums, hill briefings, and book events
  • Drafting, sending, and managing recipient list for the Healthy Competition newsletter
  • Mailings and administrative tasks
  • Attending and summarizing outside policy events
  • Formatting, editing, and revising various publications
  • Assisting with other assorted tasks
  • Gathering information on Cato health policy output, quotes, events, etc. for the @CatoHealth Twitter account

Learn more in Handshake. Deadline 6/27.

J-PAL Annual Recruitment Drive opens November 19

Interested in leading evidence-informed approaches to poverty reduction? Looking for energetic and intellectually engaging work? J-PAL’s annual recruitment drive begins November 19 and will be open through January 11, 2019. Visit their careers page to learn about the application process and to explore the research, policy, education, and training job opportunities at J-PAL’s global and regional offices, as well as at their partner organizations.  Sign up to receive their jobs newsletter »

J-PAL and its partner organizations recruit for hundreds of positions on a regular basis. Positions may be located at universities, research centers, and non-profit organizations connected to the work of our affiliated professors and partners around the world. They are available in field research, project management, and data analysis, as well as policy outreach, training, and finance & administration.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of more than 170 affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL draws on results from randomized impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty. We build partnerships with governments, NGOs, donors, and others to share this knowledge, scale up effective programs, and advance evidence-informed decision-making. J-PAL was launched at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003 and has regional centers in Africa, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Social Change and International Development: DPMI@DC Has OPENINGS

Are you still trying to figure out your full summer plans? We just got word that there are openings for 1 to 4 Middlebury students and alumni to participate in the DPMI (Design, Partnering, Management, and Innovation) international development and social change program being held in Washington, DC from June 4-15, 2018 (2 weeks) this summer. This will be the last year that they offer DPMI/DC, so it would be a super opportunity for those who don’t want to come to CA for the training. The website for the program is here. They are trying to fill these spots fast, and the cost is a reduced $400 (for alumni too!).

Should you have any questions, I will direct you to our MIIS colleague:

Beryl Levinger, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor and Chair, Development Practice and Policy Program

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey  (MIIS)

Tel: 831.233.3340

Skype: berylbeth


I hope some of you will take advantage of this generous offer. Many Middlebury students have taken DPMI and are grateful for the applied practical project management and strategic planning skills they were able to acquire. 

Generation Action Campus Intern at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

Application deadline is TOMORROW – March 30th!

Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund (PPVTAF) is hiring one intern for each of the following campuses: University of Vermont, Middlebury College, Castleton University, and Bennington College to assist existing Planned Parenthood Generation Action Teams in their work to cultivate and manage activists and volunteers, raise public awareness of sexual and reproductive health issues, and represent Planned Parenthood at public events.

Interns are required to commit to 10-15 hours a week during their college/university’s Spring and Fall semesters. Intern will receive a stipend to cover the cost of expenses during the duration of the internship.


  • Interest in sexual and reproductive health care, education, and advocacy
  • Excellent writing and research skills
  • Commitment to a team orientation
  • Computer literacy. Experience with databases essential
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Ability to speak publicly
  • Knowledge of VT politics and issue-based campaign work preferred
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Strong track record for taking initiative

If this sounds interesting to you, learn more in Handshake.

32 Public Policy Fellowships in Washington, D.C.

The capital of the United States is a hub of opportunity for those wishing to make a lasting social impact. Washington, D.C. is an excellent city with many government-related resources available for academics and professionals that want to intern, work, or even just attend a short seminar on public policy. Fellowship opportunities in Washington, D.C. abound for students, graduates, and working professionals from all academic backgrounds. Check out these 32 unique fellowships in public policy in Washington, D.C. and be sure to bookmark these opportunities to your ProFellow account!