Tag Archives: Social Impact

JOB with Vermont Natural Resources Council

“We’re looking to add a Community Energy Coordinator to our team this fall.  While the position is managed through Vermont Housing and Conservation Board (VHCB) as part of the AmeriCorps program, the chosen candidate will play an invaluable role on our Energy and Climate team as the lead organizer of our VECAN network.  The Community Energy Coordinator helps communities across Vermont play a leadership role in meeting the state’s comprehensive energy and climate targets and supports/expands the network of all-volunteer town energy committees.  The term of service begins September 7, 2022 and ends August 19, 2023, but we’re only accepting applications through June 30, 2022.”

Learn more here: https://vnrc.org/join-our-team/

Apply here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=104813

Hot Social Impact Internships & Jobs in Handshake

Here are some social impact opportunities that have come into my inbox over the past week:

Green/Blue Economy Analyst Internship (PAID)Education Development CenterWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Refuge Operations InternThe Student Conservation AssociationTrenton, Ohio, United States
Conservation InternMontana Conservation CorpsMalta, Montana, United States 
Internship – Private Sector in International DevelopmentPact Inc.Washington, District of Columbia, United States 
Corporate Communications InternGlobalFoundriesMalta, New York, United States
Database Development and GIS Internship – Addis Ababa, EthiopiaMercy CorpsAddis Ababa, Ethiopia
Agriculture and Climate Change Specialist InternRegenerate DCWashington, District of Columbia, United States and 2 more
GHG PROTOCOL LAND SECTOR INTERN – World Resources Institute MIIS External OpportunitiesWashington, District of Columbia, United States 
Intern, Communications – Aspen InstituteMIIS External OpportunitiesWashington, District of Columbia, United States 
HGB BridgeUp Externship Youth Crew LeaderThe Student Conservation AssociationNew York City, New York, United States 
Learning and Engagement InternWorld Resources InstituteWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Special Events and Fundraising InternGLBTQ Legal Advocates and DefendersBoston, Massachusetts, United States
New Leaders Collective (NLC) InternshipHamkae CenterAnnandale, Virginia, United States
Web Development InternAutism Society of AmericaRockville, Maryland, United States
Internship, CFR Digital, Multimedia, Summer 2022Council on Foreign RelationsWashington, District of Columbia, United States
Market Research Data AnalystUnited Nations Childrens’ Fund (UNICEF)Copenhagen, Capital RegionDenmark, Denmark
Business and Community Outreach CoordinatorRegenerate DCWashington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Political Research Intern (Summer)PoliCornerNew York City, New York, United States 
Summer 2022 InternPoliCornerNew York City, New York, United States

Public Service Weekend – apply by June 6

Building an equitable and sustainable World: Virtual Conference and Policy Hack-a-thon for future public interest leaders. Open to rising college juniors and seniors interested in public policy, public interest technology, policy analytics, and related fields, who are strongly considering graduate education and/or careers in these fields. Preference will be given to students representing under-resourced communities from across the United States and/or working towards equity issues.

More details below and apply here: https://www.heinz.cmu.edu/events/public-service-weekend-2022

VT Food System News: Farm2Plate Opportunities

Lots of ways to stay in Vermont this summer or after graduation if you are interested in contributing to Vermont’s sustainable food system growth. Below are a few of the great places looking to hire YOU!

Food System Jobs (Compliments of VT Farm to Plate May News)
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, 2 VT NRCS Openings Apply by May 16
Chittenden Solid Waste District, Drop-Off Center Operator – On Call
Vermont Foodbank, Operations Technician
Vermont Foodbank, VT Fresh and Network Partner Coordinator
Addison County Relocalization Network (ACORN), Food Hub Manager
Vital Communities, Project Managers-Climate, Agriculture, Energy, Economy
Vermont Community Loan Fund, Loan Officer
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Grants and Fund Development Manager
Pigasus Meats, Part-Time Farm Help
Norwich Farmers’ Market (Summer), Market Manager
Littleton Food Co-op, FT/PT Cooks, Meat Cutters, Asst. Prepared Foods Manager
Center for an Agricultural Economy, Just Cut Kitchen Staff
Center for an Agricultural Economy, Administrative Operations Coordinator
Rural Vermont, Operations Director
Vermont Foodbank, Community Kitchen Academy
Flack Family Farm, Farm Crew
Bennington Community Market, General Manager
Sun Hill Farm, Farmstead Internship Program and Homestead Manager
Salvation Farms, Vermont Commodity Manager and Community Relations Coordinator
City Market, Onion River Cooperative, Produce Buyer, City Market – South End
Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Americorps Farm to School Coordinator
High Mowing Organic Seeds, Trials Farm Crew
New Village Farm, Livestock, Agriculture, & Craft Skill Mentors
Vermont Fresh Network, Vermont Open Farm Week Coordinator
New Village Farm, Livestock Manager/Educator and Ag and Craft Teachers & Mentors (PT)
NOFA Vermont, Development Coordinator
NOFA Vermont, Mobile Oven Baker
NOFA Vermont, Farm Resilience Specialist
Intervale Center, Food Access Assistant
Intervale Center, Everyone Eats Community Outreach and Distribution Manager
Intervale Center, Conservation Nursery Crew (Temporary)
Intervale Center, Event Staff
Intervale Center, Volunteer Music Intern

Vermont Innovation Summer: Education Intern @Center for Women & Enterprise

This opportunity is part of Middlebury College’s Vermont Innovation Summer cohort program, sponsored by the Innovation Hub. This program supports students working with companies and on self-directed projects across Burlington’s innovation ecosystem. For more information about Vermont Innovation Summer, please contact Ben Yamron at byamron@middlebury.edu.

This position comes with access to affordable, fee-based dormitory housing through an educational partner in Burlington. More information will be available in April upon the intern’s offer of employment.


The Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont (CWEVT) is an inclusive economic empowerment organization. We help women business owners and aspiring women entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses by providing greater access to the resources, tools, and support they need. We are home to the Vermont Women’s Business Center, which receives partial federal funding to provide no-cost business counseling and tons of training experiences to women entrepreneurs at all stages of their development.  


CWE seeks a dynamic, organized independent person to oversee the redesign of some of our signature entrepreneurship education programs. This position is great for students interested in educational design, Universal Design, entrepreneurship, and branding.

Entrepreneurship Training Curricula Internship – CWE is known for its entrepreneurial training experiences, where entrepreneurs have a chance to connect deeply with the community and with each other to build their businesses. Over the last year, CWE has undergone an extensive curriculum audit, conducted by outside parties, with an eye on best practices in adult education, cultural competency, and feminist principles in business. Now, we need those updates and suggestions vetted and incorporated into our 3 signature curricula: Getting To Your First Sale, Business Planning, and Power Forward: Strategic Growth Planning. 

Work Towards Food Justice & Learn About Regenerative Agriculture

New Community Project (NCP) is an international non-profit organization with a local program in Starksboro VT – a 28 minute drive from the Middlebury campus. 

Our mission is to seek social justice and ecological healing to create a more peaceful world. We express our mission through several community programs aimed to help low income Vermonters have a fair shot at a decent life while benefiting the environment. 

These include: 

  • A weekly food pantry program that combines food rescued from area stores with food we grow in our Food Justice Garden.  We also are a distribution hub for the Everyone Eats Program and Age Well VT’s Grab and Go meals for seniors. 
  • Our Food Justice Garden Project. Located next to the Town’s Community Garden. Each year we grow over a thousand pounds of vegetables to help supply our food pantry program. This year we have expanded our growing area by three times. So we will be able to significantly increase the amount of food we can share with those in need. 
  • Our Community Woodbank and Emergency Heating Assistance Program. Each winter we supply firewood and other heating fuels to those in emergency heating situations. We also work with low income residents to help guide them through the process of applying to the State’s Weatherization Program. 

In 2022 we are seeking help with the expansion of our Food Justice Garden. We are looking for folks who want to help serve those in need and also learn about regenerative agriculture. Work will include planting, weeding, mulching, watering, harvesting, cleaning, and managing insect pests. 

Work days and times can be flexible. We tend to aim to work in the morning or the evening when possible to minimize evaporation of water and not work in the heat of the day. 

If you have an interest in learning to grow food and serving the community we’d love to hear from you. For more information please contact Pete at NCP at 802-434-2333 or antosketchamncp@gmail.com

Vermont Innovation Summer Internship Opportunity at the Center for Women & Enterprise!

The Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont (CWEVT) is an inclusive economic empowerment organization. We help women business owners and aspiring women entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses by providing greater access to the resources, tools, and support they need. CWE seeks a dynamic, organized independent person to oversee the redesign of some of our signature entrepreneurship education programs. This position is great for students interested in educational design, Universal Design, entrepreneurship, and branding.This position will be part of the Innovation Hub’s Vermont Innovation Summer cohort of students working across Burlington’s innovation ecosystem. The position comes with access to subsidized housing at Champlain College in the heart of the city.
Read the full job description and apply on Handshake!