Upcoming career conversations at EIA : Mark your calender!

 U.S. State Department Diplomat in Residence

Linda Cheatham

Tuesday, November 13th

WORKSHOP:  How to Apply for Jobs and Internships at State

12:30 pm

Location TBA

Meeting Future Energy Needs:  Conflict and Cooperation

Olav Ljosne

Senior Manager, International Operations, Shell Oil

Thursday, November 15th  4:30 p.m.

Robert A. Jones ’59 House conference room

A Global Studies Colloquium lunchtime presentation

The US Government and Development: The Changing Roles of USAID

Eric Postel, LS Japanese, P’13

Assistant Administrator, USAID

Friday, Nov 16th 12:15 p.m.

Robert A. Jones ’59 House conference room

Conversation about Careers in Development immediately following the lecture

Palmer Panel: Careers in International Development

 Featuring Charlie MacCormack and Phil Oldham

Middlebury graduates with experience working overseas and with the management of INGOs

Monday, Nov 19th  8:00-9:00 p.m.

Palmer House


EIA Drop-In Hours: Monday – Friday, 2:00 – 5:00 at ADK House

Dartmouth Institute:Grad School Info Session : Tuesday, November 13, 5 – 6pm

Where :Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

The Center for Education offers cutting-edge, one-year graduate programs to produce a new kind of health care leader, grounded in the skills to measure, organize and improve health and health care. Placing MPH, MS and PhD graduates in positions, including clinical practice, health administration, business, health policy, scientific and health services research, where they bring a fresh understanding of the complexities of American health care and the innovation and dedication to achieve real reform.

MPH:    Dartmouth offers a 1 year full-time non-traditional Master of Public Health program that provides a uniquely comprehensive introduction to the U.S. health care systems and its impact on population health. This 56 credit program offers a generalist curriculum using an evidence-based approach focused on health outcomes and methods of analysis common to public health, MPH students gain an understanding of the medical care and public health systems.

MS:  The Master of Science program trains its students to be leaders and researchers in health services delivery and quality improvement. This distinctive degree program graduates students with the capacity to research and implement initiatives that will advance a patient-centered, high quality, cost-effective health care system with access and excellence for all. The 56-credit MS degree can be completed full-time in one year or part-time over two to three years.

Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government (HKS) 13th Annual Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC)

13th Annual Harvard Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) aims to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate programs in public policy and international affairs by informing students about opportunities for graduate study and careers in both domestic and international public policy.


Only first years and sophomores  (U.S. citizen and permanent residents) are eligible to apply.

 The conference is free of charge – all expenses are covered by HKS.   For more information visit :-


In addition, interviews with previous participants of the PPLC program can be found here:

http://hksadmissionblog.tumblr.com/post/31507049095/public-policy-and-leadership-conference-pplc-2013 Read more

New Sector ALLIANCE : Summer Fellowship 2013-2014 program!!

The New Sector Summer Fellowship program is an intensive, 11-week leadership development program for individuals interested in the social impact sector. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool to provide support to Boston and San Francisco organizations that enhances that organizations’ service to their constituents. Our Summer Fellowship program includes:

 The Summer Fellowship program:   is tailored to undergraduate juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. Fellows serve full-time at a non-profit organization for 11 weeks. Alongside their service, Fellows receive rigorous training from experienced social impact leaders, including 1 week of kickoff training, biweekly afternoon seminars, and 1 full-day workshop. Fellows also receive one-on-one mentorship from leaders in the social impact sector, including for-profit management consultants and non-profit professionals.

Application for  Summer 2013 Fellows cohort will open on November 1, 2012.

To download an overview of the Summer Fellows program in PDF format, click here.

Program Dates and Locations

2012 Summer Fellows will serve June 3, 2013 – Friday, August 16, 2014 in the Boston Area or San Francisco Bay Area (30-35 program participants of each cohort).  Student applicants who cannot start on June 3 due to their university calendar will serve June 17 – Friday, August 30, 2014. Read more

MCSE Fellowship Program – open to sophomore febs, sophomores, and junior febs interested in engaging more with the field of social entrepreneurship : Application deadline- October 25

The primary goals of this program are to extend this cohort’s exposure to opportunity, encourage humility and awareness of the complexities in trying to effect social change, and to help students avoid isolated experiences as they learn from failures and successes. The secondary goals are to develop a culture of dedicated leaders that mentor other Middlebury students and to assist the college in its quest to support summer internship opportunities for all Middlebury students.

A part of their award, MCSE Fellows will:

  • Enroll in a January 2013 winter-term course, “Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts.”
  • Integrate the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship into their academic work.
  • Engage in two consecutive relevant summer experiences (with total grant support of up to $10,000.)
  • Provide leadership on the Middlebury campus and beyond Read more

Program & Administrative Consultant – Part time : APPLY NOW !

Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions

Breakthrough Strategies & Solutions works with a diverse client base of philanthropists, foundations, political donors, NGOs, private companies, and government agencies to accelerate sustainable development, climate solutions, and a more vibrant and just democracy.  This small firm is totally virtually based.  Its founder and lead consultant is based in Takoma Park, Maryland.   This job requires 20hr/week , 3 days a week work and 8 months with an option to extend.

 Job responsibilities :

  • Provide logistical and planning support for multi-stakeholder events and meetings
  • Conduct online and phone-based research to support strategic initiatives
  • Draft correspondence, blogs, and short research memos
  • Communicate with clients
  • Help handle phone calls, e mail, and web support
  • Organize meetings, travel, and conference calls Read more

The Bill Emerson National HUnger Fellowship : 2013-2014 Program

  Training Leaders in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty            Deadline : January 14, 2013.

Do you want to spend a year fighting hunger and poverty with a tight-knit community of emerging leaders?

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a unique leadership development program that trains, inspires, and sustains emerging leaders committed to social justice.

  Program participants gain practical experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community-based organizations across the country, as well as policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. Through this unique program bridging community-based efforts and national public policy, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty. Read more

Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) Service Trips for Feb. Break 2013! Deadline:October 10

Apply to participate in the student-led MAlt trips over February Break.  This year’s there are five trips :

  • Different Voices, New Perspectives Along Mexico/US Border (El Paso, Texas)
  • Conserving a Tropical Ecosystem Treasure (Puerto Rico)
  • Breaking Through Preconceptions (Cherokee Nation )
  • Examining a Broken Justice System (New York City )
  • Empowering Local Communities (Dominican Republic )

The application- see attached Intro to MAlt 2012-2013 and Participant application 2013!—is due by Wednesday, October 10th at 5:00 pm to Ashley Calkins in Room 210 of the Center for Education in Action (EIA) on the second floor of Adirondack House.

Questions? E-mail MAlt co-chairs Charlotte Zelle ‘14 (czelle@middlebury.edu) or Maya Neria ’15 (mneria@middlebury.edu). Read more

Want to join the rising stars in social innovation? StartingBloc applications for the 2013 Los Angeles Institute are now open!!

StartingBloc has a network of 1800 Fellows from over 55 countries and more than 221 universities. They are founding social enterprises, launching sustainability programs, and working with the White House to foster social innovation.  You can start an application now! There are less than 2 weeks left to the regular deadline of October 15!

 To learn more about the StartingBloc Fellowship or the Institute for Social Innovation, please visit : http://www.startingbloc.org/

 LA ’13 Institute will be hosted at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica February 14 – 18!StartingBloc speakers lead interactive sessions that demonstrate how to blend social and economic impact.

  In addition to joining a life-long Fellowship community,  Fellows get access to benefits, some of which include :

  • Waived application fees for top graduate programs
  • Matching with a top mentor in your field of choice
  • Access to pro-bono services for your start-up, including legal and financial consulting

You can find the application here : http://www.startingbloc.org/application

Interested in studying in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in Wyoming?

 Teton Science Schools’ Graduate program 

Recruiter-in-Residence Open House

Monday , October 8

                 12:30-1:30PM Adirondack House Career Services Library

 Ecology. Leadership. Education. Sustainability.

 Teton Science Schools’ Graduate Program in Jackson Hole, Wyoming will have a representative at Middlebury on October 8th. Teton Science Schools’ graduate campus is located in Grand Teton National Park. The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is the perfect classroom for studying natural systems, human systems, and place-based education. Teton Science Schools’ Graduate Program develops skilled educators, field ecologists and community leaders.

 Learn more from faculty member Liz Palchak, at this recruiter-in-residence session!

Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity

Winter Term Internship: Teaching English in El Triunfo, Ecuador, and Nosara, Costa Rica! Information Session

TODAY :8:00-9:00PM

Axinn 109

Teaching English in El Triunfo, Ecuador gives students an opportunity to help local students from ages 6-13 improve their English skills. Aside from the English teacher no one else in the town speaks English, so the ability to speak Spanish is necessary. The goal of this J-term program is to get the kids excited about English and help them improve their speaking abilities.
You should attend this information session prior to submitting an application on MOJO. We will go over the differences between the Nosara and El Triunfo programs. Alumni from these programs will discuss the details of the internships. Selected students will need to complete the Winter Term proposals forms and submit them by the deadline on MOJO.

Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!

Four of the nation’s top environmental schools in one place!

Join them for a joint open house hosted by, Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the University of California at Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. This is your opportunity to learn about graduate opportunities in the environmental field from the Nation’s top environmental schools. Each school will make a brief presentation and will be available to answer all of your questions throughout the gathering. You will receive information on  degree programs, prerequisites, the application and admissions processes as well as financial aid and career services.

 New York, NY : October 17,2012

Washington, DC : October 16,2012



Boston day-long Job recruitment : November 2

   Eastern college

  Career day : Boston Job Recruitment Event

Deadline to apply is Monday, October 8th at midnight

ECCD is a day-long interviewing event in Boston  that provides you with an opportunity to apply for jobs with over 30 employers from a variety of industries.  Several  Job opportunities in different sectors such as Environmental, non-profit ,education and healthcare.  Employers including Epic, match education, Apprise incorporated, Cambridge Associates, and more are looking for liberal arts students like you. Students can have multiple interviews in one day while only needing to travel to one location.  Middlebury seniors are hired at this event every year.  You could be next!

The event will take place on Friday, November 2nd from 9:00 am- 5:00 pm at the Back Bay Events Center located at 200 Berkley Street, Boston.

Join Bill Mckibben (founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org) in Ira Allen Chapel at UVM campus on OCtober 13.

350.org was born in Vermont almost five years ago, and though this global climate campaign now stretches out across the globe, operating in every country but North Korea.  

 So I’m going to ask a favor. We’re getting ready to do a huge roadshow around America, beginning the night after the election. Before we go out on the road in November for 20 cities in 20 nights, we need to make sure we’ve got this production down pat. It’s not just me giving a speech—it’s going to be as multi-media as we can make it. So we hoped you’d come to Ira Allen Chapel at the UVM campus on October 13 to give it a look. We’ll be doing a test run, co-sponsored by the UVM Environmental Program. It won’t be polished; it will be fun. Read more

Great winter ’13 international, foreign language and travel internship opportunities!! All deadlines to apply: OCTOBER12.

To learn more about these positions or to apply, visit MOJO today!.

1. Study Abroad Startup Intern in Cambridge, MA
Founded by Harvard Business School graduates, Language International is a fast-growing Internet startup in the $55-billion study abroad space. Each year, we help thousands of students find and book life-changing immersion programs all over the world! We are looking for a hardworking and hyper-motivated intern who has a positive outlook, a go-and-get-it-done-now attitude, and an obsession with extreme order and details. Those who are looking for a relaxed 9 to 5 job need not apply. As an intern, you will be joining our school expansion team to help us achieve our mission of building the world’s largest database of study abroad programs. You will be given a tremendous amount of responsibilities as an intern.

This is a very intense full-time internship during the Winter Term.  Your specific responsibilities include:

– Signing and negotiating contracts with new partner schools all over the world
– Working with schools to get them to enter their profile onto our website
– Performing a quality check on every school profiled created on our website
– Updating incorrect or missing school and course content on our website
– Hiring and managing an offshore team of data entry contractors

2. World Camp International Service Intern in Malawi

The World Camp Service Internship is a total immersion program that offers the opportunity to be challenged by work in rural Malawian communities. Our 4.5 week program provides on the ground training and guidance, a chance to work directly with students, teachers and community groups to address local challenges, and develop personal leadership skills and a deeper self-awareness. Interns work directly in schools teaching a HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness curriculum, and leading environmental awareness and gender empowerment workshops. While there is downtime and some free days, most of your time is spent teaching, or interacting with community members and students.

3.   Winter Term ’13 – Global Health Corps Program and Operations Intern in NY, NY
Deadline to apply: October 12, 2012

The Global Health Corps is seeking 5 creative, well-organized, hard-working interns to support the programming and operations of the 2012-2013 Fellowship. Interns will work closely with the CEO, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Programs, Operations Associate and regional Program Managers, and will gain a first-hand understanding of the day to day programming and operations of a young entrepreneurial non-profit. This experience will also provide an insight into how fellowships or schools conduct admissions processes. 

Want to work as an instructor at a summer program at Yale, Wellesley, or St. Mark’s School in MA?

Want to work as an instructor at a summer program at Yale, Wellesley, or St. Mark’s School in MA?

 Exploration Summer Programs

Several Positions available : APPLY NOW!

Application deadline: Sunday, September 30

 Exploration Summer Program, a world-wide leader in summer academic enrichment, is seeking students for a variety of teaching and administrative positions at each of their summer programs: the Senior Program at Yale University, the Intermediate Program at Wellesley College and the Junior Program at St. Mark’s School.

For more detailed information about the available positions, please check MOJO or refer to the Faculty Hiring section of their website: hiring.explo.org.

 Exploration will be on campus Oct 3rd and Oct 4th, conducting an info table, session and on campus interviews.

Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!

Want to act as a mentor, tutor, and role model to youth to keep them on track to graduation? Join CITY YEAR!

City Year :AmeriCorps Member
  Application deadline: Sunday, September 30

 Every 26 seconds a student in America drops out of high school, producing one million dropouts annually. As a city Year corps member you can help lead the change in this crisis.

 City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. For information on What You’ll Do, visit www.cityyear.org/virtualopenhouse.

Here are just some things you’ll gain by joining City Year:

o Leadership training and development
o Project management and communication skills

o Eligibility for exclusive scholarships to dozens of colleges and universities
o Networking opportunities with more than 15,000 alumni
o $5,550 AmeriCorps Education Award
o Federal student loan forbearance

Please apply both on MOJO and on the City Year website at http://www.cityyear.org/CityYear/Home_New_2011/Home_A_2011.aspx . Apply early!

Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!

A year long paid program with GREEN CORPS! APPLY NOW!

2013-2014 Field School for Environmental Organizing


 Application deadline: Sunday, September 30

 *This is an On-Campus Recruiting position.*

 Green Corps is looking for graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. In Green Corps’ year-long paid program, you’ll get hands-on experience, and we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures such as Adam Ruben, political director of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and organizer of the “350.org”rallies for climate action. Green Corps organizers have also built the campaigns that helped keep the Arctic safe from drilling, that led to new laws that support clean, renewable energy, and much, much more.

Check MOJO for full details on this job opportunity!

Venture For America : An exciting fellowship opportunity for seniors!!

What is Venture for America?

Venture for America is a 2-year fellowship program to launch your career as an entrepreneur. We recruit, train, and place top recent graduates at start-ups in Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans, and more…

Fellows are fully employed by their host company and receive health benefits through their employer. Salaries are estimated at $32,000 – $38,000. All Fellowship programs and benefits are provided at no charge to each Venture Fellow.

What are the biggest advantages to becoming a VFA fellow?

There are three major advantages, among many others, to becoming a VFA fellow:

  1. Network. The Fellow class consists of exceptional people who will be lifelong partners, advisors, and colleagues. Fellows are connected to leading entrepreneurs and investors in their regions.
  2. Work experience. Fellows gain invaluable hands-on experience of building a business from the ground up.
  3. Training and Mentorship. VFA’s educational component gives Fellows the best of business school without the school debt. Training Camp teaches hard skills through a mix of real-life challenges, inspiring guest speakers, and valuable advice. Read more

Food Studies 101! Today in Hillcrest 103 @ 4:30pm

There will be tasty, local snacks.

    Every wonder what it would be like if Middlebury had a Food Studies Program?

Come listen to Dr. Amy Trubek, assistant professor in the Nutrition Food Sciences department        at the University of Vermont as she explores the role of Food Studies in an undergraduate degree and the range of Food Studies programs popping up across the country. Dr. Trubek’s knowledge will help Middlebury students and faculty better understand how a Food Studies program would fit into Middlebury’s unique liberal arts curriculum.

This event is sponsored by the Environmental Council Food Subcommittee.


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