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Thinking of Fellowships for your Post-Grad plans?

Here are just a few of the many listed in this great resource called ProFellow:

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans offers merit-based graduate school fellowships of up to $90,000 for children of immigrants 30 and younger. Fellows study in any discipline at U.S. universities. We have had at least one Middlebury alum award!
Learn more and apply by November 1.

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers a select cohort of accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive intercultural professional program in Germany for 8 to 11 months. Apply by November 1.

Princeton in Africa Fellowships: Princeton in Africa helps future leaders develop lifelong connections to the people and nations of Africa. We offer highly selective yearlong fellowships to recent college graduates with organizations across the African continent; we enable our Fellows, through their work, to make significant contributions to Africa’s well-being; and we encourage our Fellows to cultivate meaningful relationships with communities in Africa and with one another. Fellows are provided with basic living stipends. Graduating seniors and young alumni from any college or university accredited in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Please note that prior Africa experience is NOT a requirement. / Due October 30, 2019.

Princeton in Asia Fellowships: Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent, non-profit organization affiliated with Princeton University. Founded in 1898, the program has long been driven by a mission to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences. PiA offers year-long, service-oriented fellowships in 22 countries and regions of Asia in the fields of education, public health, economic development, environmental sustainability, and peace, justice, and access to information. PiA fellowships are open to graduates or graduating seniors of any university. / Due October 31, 2019.

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowships: The PPIA Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors or rising seniors from diverse backgrounds for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and groom them for professional roles in public service. The fellowship is a series of educational and developmental programs that span from the end of a student’s junior year in college to the completion of a Master’s degree in public policy, public administration and/or international affairs. Fellowships include full tuition to attend PPIA Junior Summer Institute, plus a stipend up to $1,500. Minimum of $5,000 toward graduate school tuition. / Due November 1, 2019.

Wallace Stegner Fellowship: The Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University provides 10 two-year professional fellowships annually: 5 fellowships in fiction writing and 5 fellowships in poetry writing. Fellows meet weekly in a 3 hour class with teachers, but do not need to meet any curricular demands except for attending workshops. The Fellowship does not offer a degree. Candidates must demonstrate the quality of their creative work, their willingness to develop their skills, and their capacity to expand their expertise. Fellowships receive a stipend of $26,000 annually and Stanford University pays educational costs and medical health insurance. / Due November 1, 2019.

Have you ever felt STUCK deciding what you want to be when you grow up? You’re NOT alone…

Whether you are a senior or a 1st-year, thinking what you’ll be doing beyond graduation can feel like a wicked big problem. Join us Weds., 10/2 @ 7PM in Davis Library 105A/B for a 2-hour workshop based on the popular Stanford undergraduate course and book, Designing Your Life: How To Build A Well-Lived, Joyful Life. Workshop will be led by Ernie Parizeau, Middlebury Prof. of the Practice and MiddCORE Mentor. The workshop will introduce students to design thinking concepts and tools which can be used to help students build out their careers and a meaningful life beyond Middlebury. Workshop is limited to 30 participants and for those registering, the NYT bestselling book, Designing Your Life, will be provided!

Be one of the first 30 students to RSVP on Handshake HERE to receive your copy of the book!

HOT Social Impact Info Session & Internship

Marathon Capital: Investment Banking for Global Energy and Infrastructure Markets

Wednesday, October 9th 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm in Coltrane Lounge

Meet recent grad Georgia Carroll ’18 working at Marathon Capital, which is a boutique investment bank that provides advisory services for M&A, capital raising, project financing, tax equity, and financial restructuring transactions. The firm is an industry leader in renewable energy asset M&A and was Power Finance & Risk’s M&A 2019 Advisor of the Year.
RSVP in Handshake HERE.

Winter Term Intern, Global Conservation Campaigns Team at The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Earn credit while working as the winter term intern with the Global Conservation Campaigns (GCC) team at TNC. This team serves as consultants to the state chapters to help create new conservation funding through legislative initiatives and ballot campaigns at the state and local level. GCC is also working on TNC’s five major initiatives both nationally and internationally: water, oceans and coasts, cities, land, and climate. Learn more about the opportunity to earn Winter Term credit as an intern for an environmental NGO in the Washington, DC area by checking out Handshake HERE. The deadline for applying is November 1, 2019.

1-Day Student Technology Trek to Boston – Open to ALL MAJORS!

Application deadline 9/29 at 11:55 p.m.

Looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend part of your fall break? Come meet tech alumni in Boston!

The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a student ‘Tech Trek’ in Boston, MA on Monday, October 21st

You will be introduced to alumni working in all areas within tech companies – such as:

  • engineering
  • product management
  • advertising
  • marketing
  • and new ventures

You will be exposed to real-world professional experiences that will enable you to apply your liberal arts learning while informing your career exploration and other post-graduate planning.

Spend the day visiting with alumni at companies such as Google (one of the Big Four tech companies), Wayfair (a leader in home goods e-commerce), and Cogo Labs (a startup accelerator), and close out the day with a networking reception in the evening. 

This trek is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors of all majors!

Learn more and apply in Handshake.

Inclusion NextWork Remote, Part-time, Internship (Paid)

Inclusion NextWork is a global collaborative for emerging leaders dedicated to IDEAS: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Social justice. To support our vision of a world in which all people feel valued, included, and empowered in their lives, INW incorporated as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in February 2018. INW operationalizes our mission to advance our collective ability to lead social change as a collective impact network, connecting, supporting, and strengthening the capacity of Millennial and Generation-Z leaders across sectors and geographies and organizations where they work.

This internship with Inclusion NextWork will be entirely virtual with weekly scheduled check-in calls to discuss assignments, requests, and ensure you have everything you need to be successful. We anticipate 1-4 hours of INW-related work per week, with ebbs and flows depending on our programming (for example, attending our virtual community conversations will entail 1.5-2 hours per conversation and we have two a month). We are open to the duration of the internship as well as the frequency/length of our touchpoints. Our funding will enable us to pay $15/hour for up to 100 total hours of paid work.

This opportunity is generously offered through alum Dan Egol ’13. Lots more details and application instructions in Handshake HERE. This position is available NOW, so apply soon if you can.

Davis Projects for Peace $10,000 Grant

The Projects for Peace program is now accepting proposals for its next cycle of funding. The program, which honors international philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, invites all current students, including graduating seniors, to submit proposals that address the goal of improving the prospects for peace in the 21st century. The Middlebury project judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000. The Innovation Hub is hosting an info session on Wednesday, October 23rd at 4:30pm in their conference room, located at 118 South Main Street. Students can learn more about this grant and proposal details at go/peace. Please email mbenti[at]middlebury.edu if you have any further questions.

MiddVentures Alumni Series with Coumba Winfield ’17

Curious about what it feels and looks like to run your own business?

Interested in learning more about the intricacies and highlights of starting a tech startup as a recent grad? Come meet Coumba Winfield ’17, MiddChallenge grant recipient, founder of app PopGig and currently self-employed as a graphic and web designer based in Burlington, VT. This talk and Q&A session will take place on Monday, October 7th at 5pm in the new location of the Old Stone Mill at 82 Weybrdge.