Internship Opportunities at Womensphere

Are you taking a Winter Term class, but would like internship experience?
Then, apply today for a part-time internship at Womensphere—and work from here!


Womensphere ( is a global community of individuals, leaders, networks, organizations, and companies, aligned by a shared mission and purpose: Empowering and connecting the world’s women to unleash potential, create opportunities, and inspire impact. And bringing together leaders – women, men, organizations – to collaborate on solving important global and local issues of our time. 


DEADLINE: December 30 at 6pm!

Applications are evaluated and admissions are made on a ROLLING basis, so apply early.


We are looking for 20 interns to work with us for three weeks in the month of January (from January 4-22, or a similar length) on what are typically called J-Term internships. Read more

Research Analysts Job Openings

Industrial Economics, Incorporated (IEc) is looking to hire bright individuals as Research Analysts, people from disciplines such as Economics, Environmental Science, Government, and Applied Mathematics who are able quantitative analysts, creative problem-solvers, and excellent communicators.

Working with other IEc consultants, Research Analysts gather and evaluate data; perform analyses using a variety of economic, financial, or scientific methods; and communicate results in both written and oral form. An RA’s responsibilities require consistent exercise of discretion and judgment to work on projects of significance to Read more

Graduate School Option

The University for Peace (UPEACE), the U.N. Mandated Graduate School of Peace and Conflict Studies, is currently enrolling students for the Academic Year 2010-2011. This institution offers MA degrees in areas related to Peace and Conflict Studies; Gender and Peace Education; Environment, Peace and Security;  International Law and Human Rights; and Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development. UPEACE provides a multicultural environment where more than 60 nationalities are represented within the student and faculty body.

The application deadline is 15 February, 2010.

Government Affairs Assistant

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) seeks a Government Affairs Assistant.  Successful candidate will work within NACWA’s Government Affairs Group providing general administrative support; assisting in the preparation, editing and distribution of publications; arranging and coordinating meetings and conference calls; compiling member comments; tabulating survey data; and assisting in the development of responses to inquiries from members, federal agencies, Congress and other organizations.  Excellent entry level position for individuals interested in environmental advocacy and public policyRead more

Job for Environmental Policy

If you are an ES grad, you may be interested this position.

The Appalachian Mountain Club is looking to hire a Maine Policy Associate in Brunswick, ME.

AMC is seeking a Maine Policy Associate to work directly with the Maine Policy Manager in furthering AMC’s conservation interests in the state of Maine, with some work in northern NH.  The focus of this position encompasses AMC’s involvement in the Mahoosuc Initiative, public funding for land conservation programs, engaging grassroots support for strategic land conservation projects, building a coalition for outdoor recreation, and promoting appropriate management of public land. As our Maine Woods Initiative (MWI) is a substantial component of AMC’s efforts in Maine, the Maine Policy Associate will also work with other MWI and Conservation staff to ensure continuity and consistency between the MWI and other Maine conservation issues.  This is a year round, exempt position based in Southern Maine with excellent benefits, reporting to the Maine Policy Manager.

Where in the World are the Green Jobs?

Do you know what green companies are in your area? As I have mentioned in the past, Green Career Central contains some great tips, but their post on maps has to be one of their best.

One of their links, Clean Tech Startups, is a google map which shows where various clean tech startups are around the world. It not only shows you who and where each company is, but it differentiates them by industry.

Green Career Central also links to the Environmental Defense Fund’s maps of renewable energy and energy efficiency companies in manufacturing states.

Opportunities in Education-Updated

Referring back to my earlier post Opportunities in Education, I found a few problems in the file Education Opportunities and Resources.pdf

So, I have gone through and made sure all of the descriptions can be seen, but most importantly, the links will only work correctly if you copy and paste them into your browser window.

That said, here is the revised copy of Education Opportunities and Resources.

Happy Job and Internship Hunting!

The Skoll Foundation Blog

banner1Do you know about the Skoll Foundation? According to their website, “The Skoll Foundation’s mission is to drive large-scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world’s most pressing problems.”

The Skoll Foundation also has a blog, which is an amazing and fun way to stay up-to-date with topics such as Economic and Social Equity, Environmental Sustainability, and Tolerance and Human Rights.

Check out this November 18th post that has a hilarious but informative clip from The Colbert Report.

UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

You may have heard whispers of it from around the water cooler, or perhaps they were persuasive yells from people outside Proctor Dining Hall. Well, what you heard is true. The United Nations Climate Change Conference is happening from December 7th to December 18th in Copenhagen.

What does Green Career Central say you should do to prepare?

“The best thing you can do at this juncture is to be aware of the issues. Pay attention to the news. Listen for indications of how various decisions are likely to impact your target industry. Invest some time in understanding the issues at hand.”

Why is it important to come together and make a deal for the future? Check out this fact sheet for a Copenhagen deal as published by the United Nations Climate Change Conference. It is a great way to clue into the issues at hand.

For an overview of what to expect, key things to look for in the news, and an overview of the important issues, the Green Career Central’s newsletter.

Environmental Educator- JOB

mslc_logo_001Alaska Geographic is seeking experienced educators for a summer of learning, exploration, and sharing. Alaska Geographic is a managing partner of the Murie Science and Learning Center facility at the entrance to Denali National Park. The Center has a stimulating and nurturing working environment that is dedicated to introducing visitors to this fascinating and unique ecosystem.

Instructional staff will be involved in programs ranging from one hour to multi-day field courses for youth and adults. In a typical day, staff will give a one-hour indoor science presentation in the morning and then lead a half-day bus/walking educational excursion in the Park. Additional responsibilities include working as a guide on multi-day field seminars in the park while assisting guest instructors by taking the lead in group management, driving, safety, leave-no-trace practices, cooking, and logistics at a remote field camp. Read more

Opportunities in Education

Do you want to be a teacher once you graduate?

The CSO has compiled a list of the many education options and resources available to Middlebury Students. It contains Private School Programs, Public School Programs, Summer Internship Programs and more! It also indicates with which ones Middlebury has a recruiting relationship. Included are programs in which you can get your masters while you teach, or programs that are just for those of you who are considering a teaching career. This matrix also has international teaching opportunities. To download, click the Read more

American Jewish Committee’s Goldman Fellowship Program

American Jewish Committee’s Goldman Fellowship Program is designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. This competitive Fellowship gives students the unique opportunity to work in offices domestically and throughout the world – from New York City to Melbourne, Australia.

Fellows work closely with supervisors in a mentor relationship with senior AJC personnel to learn about strategy, advocacy, and the development and implementation of programming. Fellows may also spend part of their time developing an independent project with the AJC office to which they are assigned.

AJC Goldman Fellows receive $3,000 for the 9-week program plus major travel expenses. Read more

Global Health & Innovation Conference

Are you interested in global health and international development, public health, medicine, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, philanthropy, microfinance, human rights, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, public service, environmental health, or education?

If you are, then you should attend

GH/Innovate 2010
Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 7th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 17 – Sunday, April 18, 2010

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

Only 4.5 hours away from Middlebury, in New Haven, Connecticut, you will spend two days listening to and learning from 200 speakers, including keynote addresses by Seth Godin, Jacqueline Novogratz, Jeffrey Sachs and Sonia Sachs. There will also be social innovation sessions by CEOs and Directors of Acumen Fund, Partners in Health, WaterPartners, Save The Children, HealthStore Foundation, and many others.

The Global Health & Innovation Conference convenes more than 2,200 students and professionals from 55 countries.

Register Today For Lowest Registration Rate (Rate Increases Monthly):

New Call For Social Enterprise Pitches: Do you have an innovative idea or a new program in development?  Submit your idea for presentation.  Complete details on conference website.

Keynote Speakers Read more

Waste-to-Energy, an expanding industry

Have you heard of the Waste-to-Energy industry? Instead of filling up our precious land with garbage, Companies in the industry burn waste to produce energy. According to Green Career Central, “for each ton of municipal solid waste combusted, 500-600 kWh of electricity are produced.” The industry is very careful to burn the waste in such a way that the emissions are controlled and scrubbed. For more information on this expanding, check out the Energy Recovery Council.

Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health

cleh_logo_2008CDC/ATSDR’s National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR) is offering a 10-week summer internship program for students in Environmental Studies, Ecology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, and other related majors to take place June 9-August 13, 2010.

During the course of the internship, students are introduced to environmental health at the federal level through project collaboration, Read more

Wind Turbine Performance Analyst- JOB

Are you interested in the renewable energy sector?

Horizon Wind Energy is looking to hire a Performance Analyst at their office in Houston, TX. As their analyst, you would collaborate with Performance Engineering and Energy Assessment teams in analyzing operational performance of wind turbines, and develop tools to monitor said performance and routinely identify performance deficiencies. They are looking for a college graduate with a major in Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Finance, or a related field. Read more

Holidays are Here and So Are Your Best Networks!

Do you have a solid network that you can rely on? And no, I am not talking about the 1976 Oscar-winning movie “Network.”  Instead, I am referring to the tried and true method of meeting people and organizing your contacts in order to help you out in the job market.

Why Network

One benefit is access to job and internship opportunities that are only available through friends, family and colleagues. Also, with a solid network, you have access to advice from people who actually know you. To this point, it’s no coincidence that seed capital for entrepreneurs tends to start with the friends and family network.

How To Network

When networking, it is important to organize yourself. So, get out your Rolodex and start sorting. But, if you don’t have a Rolodex (I sadly admit that I have never used one), a notebook, or a computer spreadsheet will work just fine. It is important to keep track of your contacts’ names, what they have been up to, how you met them etc. Furthermore it is important to keep in touch. But, don’t only keep in touch when you need something from your contact. Try to call/e-mail/grab lunch during the good times so that when you do need their help, they don’t only remember you as someone “taking” but maybe as someone who they want to stay in touch with based on your common interests.

It is also important to meet new contacts. While this might be unnerving, Middlebury has a great alumni network called MiddNet to help you out. offers amazing advice on how to approach a potential contact. They recommend that you “solicit career tips and advice from your contact.” However, they stress that you avoid asking questions such as “‘Do you know of any jobs that would be good for me?'” For more tips, make sure to check out their article.

When To Network

All holidays, parties and events are networking opportunities. An article at recommends that to these events you arrive unfashionably early because it is easier to enter a room full of five strangers than it is to enter a room with thirty strangers.  Furthermore, the article brings up the fact that if you are there early you already have your conversation starter, So, um, I guess we’re the first ones here …

How To Make It Last

And last but not least, make sure you help out your contacts. Whether the person is another student, a friend’s uncle or a family member, if the person asks for help, try to give it. You might not have a job offer in your pocket waiting to give someone, but if you know of a new company in someones sector, let them know. A relationship is about communication as well as give and take, all of which applies to networking. As in all cases, if someone helps you out, write them a thank you note. There is nothing like a little bit of gratitude to nudge someone towards rose-colored glasses.

Solve Global Health Delivery Workshop

Unite For Sight’s Founder and CEO will hold a 1/2-day dynamic, immersive global health workshop. Currently, 4 billion people in the world own cell phones, including those in villages where healthcare is non-existent. What enables the delivery and distribution of goods at the “base of the pyramid,” and what hinders healthcare delivery? What strategies can be applied to provide healthcare for the world’s poorest people? This workshop is aimed at future leaders in global health who will gain skills and knowledge about global health delivery. The workshop will be a small, intimate forum with a limited capacity of no more than 10 participants.

  • Who: Students and professionals are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will have demonstrated an interest in global health.
  • When: Friday, December 4, 1-5pm
  • Where: Unite For Sight headquarters in downtown New Haven (across the street from Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center)

Complete details and application instructions online at

International Teaching Fellowship Deadline

Are you interested in teaching abroad after graduation? If so, consider the China Education Initiative (CEI). CEI has been actively recruiting here at Middlebury this semester and their deadline is approaching! So log onto MOJO and send in your application before December 1, 2009. Read on for more CEI’s job posting on MOJO

CEI is an innovative non-profit organization, supported by the Ford Foundation, that addresses educational inequality in low-income, indigenous minority communities in rural parts of China that have not, as yet, seen the rapid economic growth that the coastal areas have experienced in the past two decades (request prospectus for more detailed information). Read more

Maine Conservation Corps- Accepting Applications Now!

header_agency_logoMaine Conservation Corps is dedicated to conservation projects, volunteers, education, and leadership skills. MCC is recruiting enthusiastic people to participate in a trail training program starting February 22, 2010. Successful participants will lead MCC teams from late May until mid August.  Teams are young adults (18 or older).  Team members are both men and women from Maine and other States. As a team leader, your responsibilities would include teaching and leading an MCC team doing trail construction, completing reports, coordinating food and logistics for 6 people, camping in tents and living with team members during service sessions. You would also have to be a safe driver.

Benefits: Read more

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