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Spend Winter Term Engaged in International Sustainable Development

The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development has re-posted their winter term internship opportunity with a deadline of November 25th. 

Students, you may apply for Cross-cultural Community Service Grants funding through the Center for Community Engagement, which has a deadline of December 2nd.  CCE has generously offered to support AASD applications, but students will need to apply individually by the deadline, as there is not a pre-set amount of funding dedicated for AASD participants only as we have had in place for past j term cohorts.  It is the responsibility of the student to secure their own funding as needed, secure the position with AASD, apply for winter term credit, and to find a faculty sponsor by December 2.

This is a tall order, but if you happened to have seen the recent screening of The Potato King documentary last week, which included utterly beautiful footage of the Peruvian landscape where the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development works, you might be motivated to get this done!  This virtual internship with them won’t be like a visit, but it will help you learn about the culture and resources of Peru.  The deadline for applications to do the internship is November 25.

Vermont Food Systems News

Food System Events and Workshops
October 11-17, Online: Exploring Food in Your Backyard
October 15, Online: Webinar: Building Food Security and Sovereignty Through Local Zoning Codes
October 15, Online: BIPOC Womxn and Femmes: Navigating Vermont’s Food System
October 21, Colchester: USDA State Technical Committee Meeting 
October 30, Online: Webinar: The Farm and Energy Initiative, a New Law and Policy Resource
November 5-6, Online: UVM Extension Master Gardener State Conference – Gardening for Resilience 
November 12-13, Online: 10th Annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering
November 16, Online: Ag Literacy Week 2020: Exploring Abenaki Foodways Cooking Class
November 17, OnlineAg Literacy Week 2020: #MilkwithDignity: Advancing the Human Rights of Farm workers
November 18, Online: Ag Literacy Week 2020: Building Soil Health Resilience 
November 19, Online: Indigenous & Tribal Perspectives on Agritourism
November 19, Online: Ag Literacy Week 2020: Gender, Agriculture, and Food Access
Add YOUR EventVirtual Events and Webinars are Welcome!
Food System Jobs
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Bulk, Cheese, & Dairy Staff
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, Substitute Staff
Intervale Center, Administrative Coordinator
Vermont Foodbank, 3SquaresVT Resource Specialist
UVM Extension, Director of Extension and Associate Dean,CALS
Black Dirt Farm, Compost Operator
Skinny Pancake, Staff Bookkeeper
J&R Family Farm, Cheesemaker
Grow Compost of Vermont, CDL A/B Drivers
Cabot Creamery, Join the Cabot Creamery Cooperative Team in Middlebury, Montpelier, and Cabot PT & FT

VT Farm to Plate Jobs

Farm to Plate is Vermont’s food system plan being implemented statewide to increase economic development and jobs in the farm and food sector and improve access to healthy local food for all Vermonters.

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Food System Jobs – May 2020:
Yankee Farm Credit, Loan Officer
Maple Wind Farm, Poultry Processing Crew
Maple Wind Farm, Pasture-Based Livestock Farm and Processing Crew
Rural Vermont, Operations Director
Green Mountain Farm-to-School, AmeriCorps Farm to School Coordinator
Flack Family Farm, Farm Crew
NOFA-VT, Farmer Services Program Facilitator
Cabot Creamery, Consider joining the Cabot Creamery Cooperative Team in Middlebury, Montpelier, and Cabot PT & FT
Montpelier Parks & Trees Department, Farm and Forest Community Coordinator – VHCB AmeriCorps
Cedar Circle Farm & Education Center, Full Season Farm Production Crew

Hot Handshake SOCIAL IMPACT Internships & Jobs

There are lots of really cool internships and jobs in Handshake under the lens of SOCIAL IMPACT: environmental, non profit, social services, agriculture, utilities and renewable energy, international development and MORE. Take the time over break to check them out HERE.

Hot SOCIAL IMPACT Internship & Job – Handshake Opportunities

Don’t forget to check out all the opportunities in Handshake and use creative ways to search: by location, by keywords, and by industry and function. Hence, there are lots of ways to find opportunities and don’t forget to save the query into a Job Alert, if you liked the results.

For upcoming deadlines in NGOs, Nonprofits and International Affairs, click HERE.

For upcoming deadlines in Environmental Services, Agriculture, and Renewables, click HERE.

Deadline TONIGHT for Feb Break All-Expense Paid Trip to CA!

Fully Funded February Break Trip
The Center for Careers and Internships and the Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a fully donor-funded “Environment & Sustainability Student Trek” to the San Francisco Bay Area & Monterey, CA over February break. The objective is to expose students interested in all areas of the environment and sustainability to real-world professional experiences that will enable them to apply their liberal arts learning while informing their career exploration and other post-graduate planning.


The Environment & Sustainability Student Trek experience is open to all sophomoresjuniors, and seniors. It will include 10 students competitively selected through the application process described below, with strong preference given to students who receive financial aid as per the request of the donor. Students will travel to San Francisco as a group, departing from Burlington on Sunday, February 2nd, and returning on Saturday, February 8th, accompanied by a CCI advisor. To help ensure that there is no barrier to participation, all travel, lodging, meals, and related expenses will be paid.

This immersive “living and learning” experience will be organized around job-shadowing opportunities with alumni and field visits to organizations with a focus on renewable energy, water/air/land conservation, sustainable agriculture, and climate change mitigation, along with programming at MIIS and the Center for the Blue Economy in Monterey. The experience will also include reflection dinners and career conversations with other select alumni and friends of the College. Students will travel and live together as a cohort, and the week will kick-off with an Energy2028 Summit Reception including alumni and student participants on the first day of the trip in SF.

To learn more about the Trek and the application process, apply through Handshake here.