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Late Breaking: Marine Conservation Summer Internship Opportunity

The Perry Institute for Marine Science is inviting interested Middlebury students to participate in one of 4 potential projects this summer doing research on coral conservation in The Bahamas. This will be a remote funded internship and is a great opportunity use your technical skills to advance Coral Reef restoration in a meaningful way.
To apply, submit your resume and cover letter via Handshake using the link below. Please make sure you identify which particular project you are most interested in in your cover letter.
Below is a snapshot of the projects (see details of each in the link below) & skills:

  1. AGRRA-style (Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment) photomosaic data collection. Skills: GIS experience is not necessary as the procedures are well documented and easy to learn. Coral/benthic identification skills are the most important, making this project the most biologically-centered of those listed.
  2. Coral restoration storymap /science communication. Skills: Low-level GIS skills (GEOG 120/150 would be useful but probably not required). Student would need to be learn how to use ESRI StoryMaps unless they were just working on developing a text outline with media embedded, to later be transformed into a StoryMap.
  3. GIS classification work. Skills: Remote sensing and GIS skills are a must. Students will need to have taken GEOG 120 or 150 and GEOG 371. This project is likely the most technical of all of the ones listed, but would yield the greatest benefit if the intern had the necessary skills.
  4. Metashape scripting. Skills: Some coding experience necessary (CS101/CS150 at least). Student would need to be taught Metashape software.

We are excited to be working with a Middlebury alum and Prof. Jeremy Ward, who helped develop this opportunity. Don’t miss out and apply today via Handshake! 

Hot Handshake Social Impact Internships & Job Opportunities

Here are some new opportunities that have entered Handshake amongst the many others that are there. Apply TODAY!


Coral Reef Conservation & Technology InternPerry Institute for Marine ScienceWaitsfield, Vermont, United States
Conservation Fellow – AmeriCorps positionsMontana Conservation CorpsBozeman, Montana, United States

Government/Public Policy/International

Fall Interns 2021International Development Group LLCArlington County, Virginia, United States
Events and Communications Internship, Economic StudiesBrookings Institution (The)Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Intern Diversity and Inclusion NJ Economic Development AuthorityTrenton, New Jersey, United States 
Summer and Fall Policy & Research Internships — Paid, RemoteNew England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Social Services/Youth/Empowerment

Hiring Engagement Fellows for the 2021-2022 Academic Year!

Are you interested in serving as a CCI ambassador, helping to share CCI programs and resources with fellow students and positively contribute to the CCI brand and mission?

Do you have some experience with marketing and promotion -OR- a passion for social media campaign strategies, creation, and content ideation?

Are you a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior who wants to help prepare students to translate their Middlebury experience into a successful pursuit of their post-graduate goals?

Then consider applying to be a Peer Career Engagement Fellow for the 2021-2022 Academic year!

ECO AmeriCorps is Recruiting for the 2021-2022 Service Year!

We are excited to be in the process of filling open positions for our next great group of ECO members in service to Vermont Communities

As we continue our recruitment process, we’d love your help reaching potential new members! Feel free to share our website where interested applicants will find our open positions with position descriptions and the links to the associated applications through the AmeriCorps portal.

Now through the application deadline of June 11th, applicants can reach out to Dustin at dustin.bowman@vermont.gov with any questions!

View our open positions & application materials here!

Hot Social Impact Handshake Internships & Jobs

2021 Program Summary Summer InternThe Consortium for Energy EfficiencyMiddleton, Massachusetts, United States 
Year Round Intern – Industry Growth ForumNational Renewable Energy LaboratoryGolden, Colorado, United States
Policy Research InternCenter for an Urban Future120 Wall Street, New York City, New York 10005, United States of America 
Philadelphia Education Research Consortium (PERC) InternResearch for ActionPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Year Round Intern – Industry Growth Forum at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

ACE: Program Education Support Team Members Denver, CO RemoteAmerican Conservation ExperienceDenver, Colorado, United States
2021 Summer Operations InternGrowing Gardens of Boulder CountyBoulder, Colorado, United States

Hot Social Impact Handshake Internships & Jobs

Here are some recent opportunities that have dropped into my inbox from Handshake. Check them out:

Environment/Climate Change/Renewable Energy/Sustainability:

Internship – Energy System Modelling and AnalysisInternational Atomic Energy AgencyVienna, Austria
2021 Summer Operations InternGrowing Gardens of Boulder CountyBoulder, Colorado, United States
ACE: Program Education Support Team Members Denver, CO RemoteAmerican Conservation ExperienceDenver, Colorado, United States

Public Policy/Think Tanks/International:

Policy Research InternCenter for an Urban Future120 Wall Street, New York City, New York 10005, United States of America
Summer Intern – FP EventsForeign PolicyWashington, District of Columbia, United States

Gain experience and career readiness this summer through Midd Gigs

Midd Gigs are short-term professional projects offered by Middlebury alumni and parents. Here are some current listings that may be of interest to students interested in social impact and education.

  • Looking for an artist interested in pedagogy or an educator who maintains a serious art practice. Either way, it should be somebody who wants to learn and grow in their practice. Work with The Art Detectives who are looking for a skilled, patient artist-educator in or around New York City to design and implement personalized arts and arts integration curricula for students of all ages and abilities.
  • Work with Thi Hoang ’21 as a Social Media Marketing intern at Boltz.ai, an AgTech startup using AI and quantum machine learning to make agricultural production efficient and sustainable.
  • Climate Four is dedicated to bringing useful information to individuals across the UK and around the world on climate action. We are looking for someone to help us develop a social media plan across four platforms (instagram, facebook, linkedin and twitter) and increase Climate Four’s visibility.
  • Gee & Co.: We are seeking an intern with excellent research and computer skills to assist in editorial tasks for the anthology Nonwhite and Woman: 153 Micro Essays on Being in the World, edited by Darien Hsu Gee and Carla Crujido, and forthcoming from Woodhall Press in 2022 in print and digital. We would especially like to introduce AAPI/BIPOC emerging writers and undergraduate/graduate students to the literary and publication world, but welcome any interested candidate who feels closely aligned to our project.

Visit Midd Gigs on Midd2Midd to apply for projects!

Click here for frequently asked questions regarding Midd Gigs.