Tag Archives: Social Impact

Interested in Social Impact Work? FAO Schwarz Fellowship Applications Now Open!

Applications for the 2023-2025 Fellowships are now open. Visit the website to learn more about the new Fellowship positions. Applications are due February 10, 2023. Visit the website for details on applying.  The Fellowship program provides opportunities for new college graduates interested in social impact careers to be part of organizations that are deeply committed to social justice […]

Learn More About Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity (DICE) at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College

As the Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, Climate and Equity (DICE) at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, I’d like to invite your students and alumni to the “virtual” information session I’m hosting next week as part of our prospective student open house, Fall Visitation! In this interactive session, I plan to talk about the work we’re doing in the DICE office to impact and improve the student experience, to foster community and belonging and to engage our students in bringing critical conversations about the intersection of technology, policy and justice to Heinz College. This conversation is intended for any and all of your students and/or alumni who may be interested in learning more about Heinz College and the work we’re doing at DICE.

This session will be happening on Wednesday, November 16, from 7-8pm ET. For more information, please visit our Fall Visitation website. All sessions will be hosted November 14-18, 2022 and registration can be found here.

Other online sessions we will be offering next week include: 

  • Master’s Program Overviews
  • Career Services, Support and Outcomes 
  • Current Student Panels
  • Admissions and Financial Aid for Heinz College students

Please consider passing this invitation along to all of your students and alumni! Those who attend will connect with current students, faculty, myself and other Heinz leadership; specifically, they would be able to connect with community members who are actively engaging in DICE related work. 

Thank you so much for your help. I’m looking forward to connecting with your students!

Interested in Public Policy? Learn More About UChicago’s Harris School of Public Policy

Greetings from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago! My name is Shilin Liu and I am the Executive Director of Admissions at Harris. We have had students from your institution enroll in our programs in the past, and I am extending the invitation for your community members to continue to join our programs this year. It would be highly appreciated if you would forward this email to those in your community who may be interested in graduate school or a career in public policy or policy analysis.  
The Harris School of Public Policy offers a variety of full-time degree programs and non-degree credential programs.  

Thank you, and I look forward to connecting!  

Hot Social Impact Internships & Jobs in Handshake

Nonprofit/Social Services/Global Health/Advocacy:

Summer 2023 Internship – Respite Care and Life Skills SpecialistCamp StarfishRindge, New Hampshire, United States
Safety and Security Team InternHuman Rights WatchLos Angeles, California, United States and 2 more
Civil Society Innovation Project InternshipRights CoLabNew York City, New York, United States
Protect Democracy Internship 2023 – President’s Office Stand Up for Voting Rights & Secure ElectionsPublic CitizenWashington, District of Columbia, United States and 1 more
Psychology Summer Internship – Yale University School of Medicine – Adolescent Eating DisordersYale School of MedicineNew Haven, Connecticut, United States

Environmental/Conservation/Climate Change/Clean Energy:

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Programmable Plant SystemsBoyce Thompson Institute for Plant ResearchIthaca, New York, United States
Diverse Voices in Science Journalism Summer InternshipAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)Washington, District of Columbia, United States
R9610 Research Technician II– Li-Ion Battery Materials RecyclingNational Renewable Energy LaboratoryGolden, Colorado, United States
GIS TechnicianVermont Association of Conservation DistrictsColchester, Vermont, United States
Summer 2023 Leadership Development Internship: Advocacy Institute – Factory Farming Awareness CoalitionFactory Farming Awareness CoalitionNew York City, New York, United States and 5 more
Entry Business Development (Renewable Energy)LHi Group LtdLos Angeles, California, United States
2023 Summer InternshipEHS Support LLCPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Environmental Protection Specialist Pathways Student InternFederal Highway AdministrationWashington, District of Columbia, United States
AIES Intern Spring 2023The Arava InstituteKetura, Southern District, Israel
R9817 Undergrad/Graduate (Year-Round) Intern – Electrodialysis Testing National Renewable Energy LaboratoryGolden, Colorado, United States 
Undergraduate (Year-Round) Internship: PV ReliabilityNational Renewable Energy LaboratoryGolden, Colorado, United States 
R9859 Post-Undergraduate/Graduate (Year-Long) Intern – Power System Modeling & AnalysisNational Renewable Energy LaboratoryGolden, Colorado, United States 
R9753 Undergraduate/Graduate (Year-Long) Intern – Wireless Communication Modeling in Transportation SystemsNational Renewable Energy LaboratoryGolden, Colorado, United States
GIS ProgrammerTesla GovernmentFalls Church, Virginia, United States
Geographic Information System SpecialistOak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
ArchaeologistBureau of Land ManagementVale, Oregon, United States and 1 more

International Affairs & Development:

Policy & Advocacy InternMercy CorpsWashington, District of Columbia, United States
CAPAL 2023 Public Service Scholarship and Internship ProgramConference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Winter Term Education-Focused Internships for Credit! Apply NOW!!

There are two last minute Winter Term internships for credit with an education focus that are available now. If you decide to apply, we are asking you to do so by contacting the employers directly. In order to secure WT internship credit this must be done by December 1, you will also need to secure a faculty sponsor and apply for credit through CCI. These internships are available even if you don’t want/need to earn credit. If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to reach out to Cheryl Whitney Lower.

Bridge School

Their Head of School, Jennifer Grilly, has reached out in the hopes that there might be students interested in doing a J-Term Internship with Bridge School (K-6) this coming winter term. They had a student join them last year and it was a wonderful experience for all. Are there any students still looking for opportunities that might be a good fit? Contact: Jen Grilly, Head of School, Bridge School, 1469 Exchange Street, Middlebury, VT 05753, Tel: (802) 349-1661, email: Jen[at]bridgeschoolvermont.org

Stride Foundation – Sports Mentoring Program Coordinator

Stride’s Winter Term Sports Mentoring Program Coordinator makes the mentoring magic happen that builds self esteem, confidence, and camaraderie in girls from elementary school to high school. Coordinator reports to executive director and is responsible for successful operation of mentoring programs that pair Middlebury College student athletes with local students from Mary Hogan elementary school, Ripton elementary school, Middlebury Union Middle School and St. Michael’s College student athletes with Winooski Middle School. Programs are Sisters in Sport in basketball with middle school girls and Snow Stars in skiing with elementary through high school girls.

Coordinator works independently to organize mentoring meetings between college team mentors and mentees. Coordinator also updates website and social media and works to gain media coverage of Stride programs. Coordinator organizes celebration for each Sisters in Sport program. Internship is a minimum of 25 hours per week. Requires an organized self starter who can work independently, multi-task, and creatively solve problems. Excellent opportunity to gain experience working in non-profit sector in communications and programs. Contact: Leslie Wright, Founder, Stride Foundation, Middlebury, VT, email: stridewright[at]msn.com

UChicago Energy & Environment Lab is Hiring!

Position: Project Associate – Energy & Environment Lab (Full-Time, Benefits Eligible)-Entry-Level

The University of Chicago Urban Labs partners with government and non-governmental organizations to identify and rigorously evaluate the policies and programs with the greatest potential to improve human lives at scale. Urban Labs’ evidence-based approach gives policymakers and practitioners the knowledge they need to effectively achieve the greatest social good per dollar spent. The University of Chicago Energy & Environment Lab (E&E Lab) partners with agencies at the federal, state and local level to identify, rigorously evaluate, and help scale programs and policies that reduce pollution and improve environmental outcomes, while ensuring access to reliable and affordable energy. The E&E Lab applies rigorous evaluation and modeling methods, including natural and field experiments, randomized controlled trials, behavioral economics, and machine learning, to help policymakers identify and generate evidence on innovative approaches and policy solutions to their most pressing environmental and energy challenges.

The position offers the opportunity to work directly with leading policy researchers and faculty at the University of Chicago and other universities, and policymakers in state and local environmental agencies.

Global Sustainability Alums Speaker Series Begins-Join Us! 11/14 @7PM

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Global Sustainability Alums Speaker Series with an inaugural event scheduled for Monday, November 14 at 7:00p in the Robert A. Jones ’59 Conference Room, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs.  Or register here to attend via Zoom webinar.

Two Middlebury alums from Wellington Management Company LLP will return to campus for a moderated in-person discussion about Applying Sustainability and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors in the Capital Markets:

  • Sandhya Subramanian Douglas ’93 P’25, Partner, Senior Managing Director, Director of Strategic Analysis and Implementation
  • Soyibou Sylla ’20, Investment Science Associate

Wellington was one of the first firms to integrate climate science with asset management by appointing a climate scientist from Woods Hole Research Center in 2018.  Sandhya and Soyibou will share their firsthand experiences with this initiative and some perspectives on their own professional journeys in sustainability since graduating from Middlebury.

The conversation will be moderated by Amanda Frank ’23.5 and Samuel Sullivan ’23.

Visit go/sustainabilityalums for more details about the Global Sustainability Alums Speaker Series and the inaugural event.  

Cosponsored by Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Climate Action Capacity Project, and Center for Careers and Internships.