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2-Year Post-Grad Fellowship in Social Impact Leadership

Are you a hard worker? A person who’s excited about problem-solving, who cares deeply about community and social justice and achieving real goals? Are you a dreamer, and incredibly practical, tough, resilient and persistent?

Each year, a new cohort of FAO Schwarz Fellows begins paid two-year assignments with leading nonprofit organizations.

FELLOWS AT WORK

The Fellows work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. These organizations are all deeply valued in their communities and have a strong record of delivering consistent results and high-quality services. Host organizations vary from year to year — and all have a proven commitment to addressing critical issues of social inequity.

What We’re Looking For

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social impact that includes focused professional development. Our Fellows are highly motivated, passionate recent college graduates who are committed to social justice.

Successful candidates have proven academic excellence, demonstrated leadership in their college communities and are eager to immerse themselves in a two-year experience that will challenge them, train them and empower them with the skills and network they need to take a first step towards leadership in world of social impact.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be college seniors at the time of application and be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the Fellowship.

How To Apply

Prospective Fellows apply directly to the host organizations for the next cohort. 

Applications open each year in early November when we announce new host organizations and Fellowship positions.

Online Info Sessions

We host several online info sessions throughout the year for interested students and college advisors who want to learn more about the Fellowships. Please join us by selecting a date and registering in advance. We’ll send you call in instructions in an email.

OCTOBER 15, 2019 
3:00 – 3:45 pm EST

NOVEMBER 15, 2019
11 a.m. – 11:45 am EST

JANUARY 15, 2020 
10:00 – 10:45 am EST

REGISTER

SENIORS: Help fuel solutions rooted in social, environmental, racial & economic justice with WhyHunger JOB

WhyHunger’s US Programs team is excited to bring on a new member to help support their work in partnering with US-based movements for food justice and food sovereignty.  WhyHunger’s US Programs partners with grassroots-led networks and alliances, across the United States and Canada, implementing community-led and sustainable solutions that move us forward from exploitative and extractive social, political and economic systems to ones that are life affirming, restorative, resilient and value human dignity and the lives of all living beings and our planet. You can learn more about the entry-level position HERE on Idealist.org.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and brief cover letter, where they learned of the position, and any informational questions to whyhungerjobs@gmail.com by the deadline of May 16.

For more information about WhyHunger visit our website at https://www.whyHunger.org

Town Hall Meeting for a Green New Deal

This Friday, April 19

Mead Chapel

6:00 – 8:00p

Sunrise Middlebury would like to welcome you to a Vermont Town Hall on the Green New Deal.  The town hall will offer the opportunity to listen to presentations on the Green New Deal for Vermont and the U.S. as well as the Sunrise movement. Participants are encouraged to share stories about the impacts of climate change and discuss what a Green New Deal could mean for Vermont. 

Many people are inspired by the vision of a Green New Deal. And history has shown us that the sweeping societal change we’re calling for with the Green New Deal can only be won with an alignment of political and social movements that establish the political ‘common sense,’ and advance a shared agenda for society. We know we can’t do this alone! Town Halls are an opportunity to build relationships and power with other organizations and movements who share our values and have interest in the Green New Deal.

Click here for the Facebook event page.  Location is subject to change and updates will be posted there as the planning process unfolds. 

HOT Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Internships & Jobs Week of 3/11-3/18

Here is the weekly LINK to social impact internships, jobs, fellowships that will expire of the week of March 11 through March 18. There are some exciting opportunities that you should definitely check out:

INTERNSHIPS

VtSBDC Special Projects Intern, Vermont Small Business Development Center (local in Middlebury)

Migrant Justice: Supporting Vermont Migrant Farm Workers and Their Families

WHERE: Ilsley Public Library Community Meeting Room, Middlebury

WHEN: Tuesday, March 19, 7:00-8:30pm

Representatives from Vermont Migrant Justice will be speaking at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on March 19 at 7:00pm, hosted by the Middlebury Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The public is welcome to attend and learn about the struggle of migrant farmworkers in Addison County and throughout the state.

Migrant Justice is a grassroots farmworker-led organization building the voice, capacity, and power of the farmworker community and engaging community partners to organize for economic justice and human rights. Migrant farmworkers in Vermont have developed a human rights map which guides their campaign work from access to transportation and healthcare, to freedom from discrimination to just and dignified living and working conditions through their Milk with Dignity Program. This is an important and timely program that will provide our community with much-needed information about our neighbors and how we can support them and advocate for their human rights.

New Jobs/Internship Resource in Advocacy, Communications & Public Affairs – Check It Out OFTEN

Just posted a new Top Resource on the Social Impact site which features LOTS of job opportunities and is regularly updated called:

WASHINGTON DC AREA JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS, COMMUNICATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, MEDIA, WEB DEVELOPMENT, LOBBYING AND RELATED FIELDS.

Here are a few featured that I cherry-picked from the last few days related to social impact opportunities:

Urban Institute

The International Council for Clean Transportation has just shared these with us:

Rescue – The Behavior Change Agency

Behavior/social marketing agency Rescue seeks Field Organizing Fellow to drive implementation of youth-targeted tobacco control and nutrition/obesity prevention policy campaigns across Virginia – significant travel required.

Obama Foundation

American Institutes for Research – Communications Assistant/Intern – Summer 2019 – suited for candidates currently seeking a degree in such fields as communications, graphic design, technical communication & marketing.

The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for & serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – and your place in this worthy enterprise could be Communications Associate, Media & Public Relations .

E-bike & -scooter sharing outfit Lime is seeking a Community Affairs Manager with 3+ years community organizing, political campaign field org.

Fresh opportunities with the Human Rights Campaign:

Food & Water Watch – Communications Coordinator – $40k-$45k – experience in communications or politics, preferably linked to issue campaigns, and proven ability to place stories in traditional media outlets sought.

The Marshall Legacy Institute, a group helping remove landmines & returning war-scarred territories to a measure of stability, seeks part-time Marketing & Development Intern (pdf) for a Feb.-Aug. 2019 term of duty – $12-$15/hr – more info here

Pew Research Center – Intern, Global Migration & Demography – Summer 2019 – paid position – strong quantitative skills with proficiency in STATA, SPSS, or R required

Hot Jobs/Internships on Handshake – Social Impact

Summer 2019 REU Program in Translational Ecology at Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies – Due 1/28 @ 11:55pm

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook NY is accepting applications for the summer 2019 REU program in “Translational Ecology”!
Students conduct mentored research projects, and have many chances to interact, give and receive feedback and support. They also participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips around the theme of translational ecology.

Venture For America Class of 2019 Fellow atVenture For America – Due 1/28 @ 11:55pm

Venture For America is seeking college seniors and recent grads to join our two-year Fellowship program. If you are excited to learn and grow while working at a startup in one of 14 cities across the country. We’re looking for applicants from any academic background who are well-rounded, highly motivated, and community-focused to join our newest class!  Our application consists of an activities submission, written application, a Skype interview, and a full-day in-person interview. The next deadline to join the Class of 2019 is Monday, January 28th at 11:59 PM EST.  To apply you must: be a US Citizen, Permanent Resident, or DACA Recipient; have earned your undergraduate degree by Spring 2019; and/or graduated with your first undergraduate degree in Spring 2016 or later.

Legal Action Program, Legal Assistant at Justice in Motion – Due 1/30 @ 7:00pm

Program Description

Justice in Motion is a non-profit organization with the mission of protecting migrant rights across borders. At the core of this mission is the belief that all migrants should be treated fairly and should have access to justice, and that in today’s globalized world, cross-border partnerships within civil society are essential to fair treatment and justice for migrants. To this end, Justice in Motion has designed an innovative model which partners US and Canadian lawyers with members of Justice in Motion’s Defender Network to collaborate on concrete legal cases for migrants. The Defender Network is comprised of human rights lawyers and community-based organizations in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Justice in Motion’s legal action, capacity building, and policy programs provide advocates throughout the region with the necessary skills, knowledge, and connections to ensure migrants have access to justice wherever and whenever they need it.
Justice in Motion is currently seeking a bilingual (English/Spanish) college graduate for a new paralegal position. The paralegal will work closely with and report directly to the Legal Director. This position provides a unique opportunity to join a dynamic team of internationally-minded creative thinkers and change makers.
About The Public International Law & Policy Group
The Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates as a global, pro bono law firm providing free assistance to developing states and governments involved in violent conflicts. To facilitate the utilization of this legal assistance, PILPG also provides policy formulation advice and training on matters related to conflict resolution. To date, PILPG has advised over 20 states and governments on the legal aspects of peace negotiations and post-conflict constitution drafting, and over two dozen states and war crimes tribunals in Europe, Asia, and Africa concerning the protection of human rights, self-determination, and transitional justice.

Repair the World Fellowship at Repair the World – Due 1/31 @ 10:55pm

Program Overview:
We’re looking for courageousinnovative and compassionate leaders who want to spend 11 months accelerating their professional networks and personal growth, while addressing social inequity through meaningful service and recruiting the Jewish community to volunteer alongside them. Think you have what it takes? Priority Applications are due Thursday January 31st. The Repair the World Fellowship is a unique 11-month opportunity for individuals ages 21 – 26 who are passionate about social justice, community engagement, and meaningful service.

International Development Intern, Strategic Initiatives at TechnoServe, Inc – Due 2/1 @ 2:55am

Background

Working with Nespresso to develop a coffee sector in South Sudan fresh from gaining independence.
Partnering with Unilever to design a new women-owned micro-retail model for the sale of clean water
in Nigeria. Working with The Coca Cola Company to develop new local sourcing models from
smallholder fruit farmers in East Africa. And working with Syngenta to identify new base of the
pyramid distribution models for high quality seed in West and East Africa. These are just some
examples of the type of projects overseen by TechnoServe’s Strategic Initiatives unit, as we partner
with multinational corporations to deliver on our mission to use business solutions to help solve
poverty.  TechnoServe is a global NGO that celebrated its 50th birthday in 2018. We operate in 30 countries
around the world, with more than 1,500 staff. Our work is based on the philosophy that if you provide
the knowledge and market access to small businesses in emerging markets, you can successfully
increase their incomes, helping poor individuals feed their families, send their children to school and
invest in their communities. In 2017, our work supported 461,000 farmers and entrepreneurs to
increase their business revenues by $189M.