Career Conversation: Environmental and Energy Policy on Wednesday, April 11

 Darren Springer, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

When :  Wednesday, April 11

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Where:  EIA Career Services Office library – located in Adirondack House

Darren Springer will be available to meet with students informally as a Professional in Residence to discuss:

  •  Topics in his areas of expertise – energy/environment/climate policy at the federal and state level, legislative policy-making
  •  Opportunities for current Middlebury students interested in careers in Washington D.C. and policy work

    Mark your calendar !


Career Conversation: International Development & Nonprofit Management on Tuesday, April 10

Dr. Beryl Levinger, Distinguished Professor and Program Chair, Public Administration, Monterey Institute of International Studies

When : Tuesday, April 10

12:15-1:15 PM

Where: EIA Career Services Office library – located in Adirondack House

Dr. Levinger will be available to meet with students informally as a Professional in Residence & *luncheon to discuss:

    • Topics in her areas of expertise – development planning, educational policy analysis, program evaluation, and capacity-building to strengthen civil society organizations.
    • Opportunities for current Middlebury students at MIIS in a Master’s in Public Administration                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             *RSVP by April 7 for the Luncheon*

Middlebury FoodWorks Internship Info Sessions

Middlebury FoodWorks: Louisville

Bring your Meal and Attend an Info Session to Learn More!

Wednesday, March 7th at 6:15pm in Ross B11

Thursday, March 8th at 12:30pm in LaForce 121

Thursday, March 8th at 7:30pm in The Orchard, Hillcrest


Louisville partner Rowan Claypool will be available at these sessions to truly describe the FoodWorks experience and answer your questions!

 Middlebury FoodWorks: Louisville is a nine-week competitive PAID internship program – with FREE housing – centered on the different aspects of a local food economy in Louisville, KY. This information session will provide an overview of the program and its benefits, the kind of internships available, and answer any questions you may have!

Positions available in: city government, microenterprise and development, health and nutrition, marketing and retail, publishing, event planning, with non-profits, AND, yes, on farms and in restaurants.

For more information, please visit go/mfw and visit MOJO to apply! Deadline to Apply: March 15!


For more information, contact Amy McGlashan at EIA, x5103.

Breakthrough Collaborative Information Session TONIGHT, January 19th

McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104

7:00-8:00 p.m.


At 33 locations across the nation and abroad, Breakthrough Collaborative launches motivated middle-school students on the path to college and prepares older students for careers in education. A national nonprofit, Breakthrough Collaborative is devoted to preparing high-achieving middle-school students, most of whom are of color and from low-income families, to enter and succeed in college-preparatory high school programs. Breakthrough also recruits and trains outstanding high school and college students to become Breakthrough teachers and build an interest in careers as educators.

 Contact your campus recruiter Guadalupe Daniela Barajas ‘14 at gbarajas[at] if you have any questions.

1/31 Application Deadline: Community-Based Post-Graduate Opportunity for Future Healthcare Leaders


Unique community based “Gap Year” opportunity for those interested in medicine, healthcare, community health, public health, or other community based service careers.

Students who are selected for this competitive one year (13 month) Fellowship will live in Greensboro, Alabama and will work alongside other outstanding “Horseshoe Farm Fellows” selected from around the country. Selected Fellows will have the opportunity to be directly involved in nearly all aspects of the leadership and management of this innovative community based non-profit organization and its service programs for children, mentally disabled adults, and elderly members of the community. Selected Fellows will also have the opportunity to:

* Learn about effective engagement with and work with a community. Learn how to effectively develop and lead social entrepreneurial initiatives in a community.

* Help lead, manage, and provide direct service in an innovative housing and companionship program for women with mental disorders.

* Help manage and run several mentoring, tutoring, and activities programs for children in the community.

* Help lead, manage, and develop programs for a new “Community Clubhouse” for vulnerable members of our community.

* Learn about (through weekly readings and discussions) health care systems issues including the structure and financing of the U.S. health care system, health care law and ethics, healthcare economics, the history of the U.S. health care system, and health policy.

* Work directly with M.D., M.B.A. physician who is Director and primary teacher in project and Fellowship. Have opportunity to work in and learn about rural community hospital settings, to shadow other physicians and health professionals, and learn about rural healthcare and health systems.

This opportunity is geared primarily to students with very strong leadership potential and with an interest in community based service careers (especially but not exclusively those interested in medicine or healthcare).

The Fellowship application & more information are available at The Fellowship application deadline is January 31, 2012.

Passionate about issues of poverty and social justice? Paid summer internship opportunity!

Spend eight weeks as a paid Shepherd Alliance Intern during the summer working at an agency located in an urban or rural area in the Eastern U.S. Applications due January 15th.

What is the Shepherd Alliance Program?
The Shepherd Alliance unites student interns from Berea, Middlebury, Morehouse and Spelman colleges; Washington and Lee University law and undergraduate programs; and participating Bonner Scholar institutions with agencies that work to benefit impoverished members of society. Students learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States by working for eight weeks to strengthen impoverished communities and work alongside individuals seeking to improve their communities. The agencies, located in various urban and rural sites in the United States, focus on education, healthcare, legal services, housing, hunger, social and economic needs, and community-building efforts. Students work with agencies that fit their intellectual interests in order to develop their experience and skills for o civic involvement and employment.

When is the Shepherd Alliance Program?

The 2012 program will begin with an orientation June 8-10. After concluding volunteer work, students will gather for a conference, August 7-8, in Little Rock, Arkansas in order to report on their summer experiences. Students from each of the Alliance schools participate in the orientation and the closing conference. All expenses for housing and meals are covered for these meetings.

How do I apply?
Middlebury College students apply for the Shepherd Poverty Alliance Summer Internship through MOJO! Log in and search for “Shepherd Poverty” under Midd-friendly Internships and follow the instructions (complete the online application and upload a resume, transcript (can be unofficial), and two letters of recommendation. At least one of these recommendations should come from a Middlebury staff or faculty member. Selected applicants will be interviewed later in January. Finalists will be determined in late January, early February. Applications are due on January 15, 2012. Interviews will be held in late January. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of January 2012, with placements finalized
in mid-spring.

What if I have questions?
Attend one of the two information sessions:
Tues., Jan. 10, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. in the Center for Education in Action (EIA) Library in Adirondack House
OR Contact Tiffany Sargent ( or ext. 5082) about the internships.
Contact Tim Mosehauer ( or ext. 5105) about MOJO.

View the Shepherd Alliance information page

How can I afford to do this?
The 3-5 students selected to represent Middlebury will each receive a $1,500 stipend. In addition, housing, meals and a small living allowance will also be provided. Note: U.S citizens may also be eligible to pursue a part-time AmeriCorps education award (voucher to be used toward education costs) valued at approximately $1,000.

Summer Job:Outdoor Adventure, Service and Writing Trip Leaders Needed Across the US and International

Overland Travel — Summer Trip Leaders



Overland hires exceptional college students and recent graduates to lead summer programs across the country and around the world. Apply to lead hiking, biking, service, writing, language or field studies programs with Overland.

Program Destinations:
• Overland has 43 programs in New England, North Carolina, the Gulf Coast, Western US, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, the Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, France, Spain, Switzerland, Europe, Thailand and Tanzania.

Why Overland? Read more

Most Climate-Responsible Companies Revealed; Scores up 54% in 4 Years

For those of you thinking about graduation and where you want to work, here’s an interesting index just released by Climate Counts 2011 of the top firms and how sustainable they are. The most climate-responsible companies are revealed with scores up 54% in 4 years. Check them out and think about the criteria as you research companies that you want to work for.

Career Conversation: Environmental Advocacy with Amanda Maxwell ’02, NRDC

Join us for a Career Conversation with Amanda Maxwell ’02, Latin American Advocate, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

WHEN:  4:30 PM on Thursday, December 1, 2011

WHERE:  Adirondack House Library (EIA)

(this talk will precede the screening & discussion for Patagonia Rising w/Amanda Maxwell)

 NRDC works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth. This includes issues ranging from Global Warming, Energy, Air, Transportation, Smart Growth, US Law & Policy and International issues.

Amanda W. Maxwell joined the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in July 2009, in the Washington, D.C. office. As the Director of Latin America Projects, Ms. Maxwell manages all of NRDC’s campaigns in Mexico, Central America and South America, where the organization works on environmental conservation, energy development, sustainable tourism, fresh water supply, deforestation and other issues.  Ms. Maxwell also leads projects promoting the development of sustainable energy and energy efficiency in the region as a whole. Read more

Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Presentation

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 16, 2011

TIME:  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

LOCATION:   McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is a camp in Connecticut for kids and teens living with serious or chronic illnesses. This session will be about employment and volunteer opportunities for summer 2012. There are positions in both the general camp for kids ages 7-15 and the wilderness program for ages 16-18. It’s an amazing place and opportunity!! Established in 1988, it is the first camp founded in Paul Newman’s family of camps collectively know as The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps.

Educator’s Ally: Information Session

WHEN:  Monday, November 14, 2011

TIME:  7:00-8:00 P.M.

WHERE:  Axinn Center 220

Educator’s Ally is a highly personalized search and placement agency for educators and independent schools. They represent and recruit for a number of boarding and day schools located primarily in the Northeast, with a special concentration on schools in Westchester, Connecticut and New York City. For more information:

J-Term Internship: Marketing Public Relations Manager at the Shelburne Museum

Do you want to gain invaluable work experience this j-term but don’t want to miss all the fun happening on campus? Apply to be the Marketing Public Relations Manager at the Shelburne Museum.


  • Work directly with Manager of Public Relations and Marketing to assist with marketing and public relations at Shelburne Museum. Emphasis on social media and video production.
  • Generate facebook postings, tweet and update web site. Assist with creating video content for the Museum’s YouTube channel and web site!!!


·         Please note that video experience is necessary for this position! Excellent communication skills. Interest in the arts. Familiarity with shooting and editing video. Familiarity with digital photography and photoshop, a plus. Social media savvy.
Make sure to apply via MOJO before the deadline on November 6!

2011-2012 New Sector Alliance Residency in Social Enterprise

New Sector’s Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) is a competitive program that provides young professionals with up to ten years of work experience the opportunity to be trained and serve as an AmeriCorps member at a nonprofit organization for one year.

New Sector AmeriCorps Residents are selected from a competitive applicant pool to provide Boston or San Francisco-area organizations (“host sites”) support that enhances the organizations’ service to their constituents. Residents engage in capacity-building projects such as measuring impact, developing collaborations and partnerships, promoting effective use of technology, engaging volunteers, and expanding communication and strategic marketing efforts. We develop each project in coordination with service sites to ensure a substantive, high-impact experience that builds the character of the Resident and benefits the service site and larger community. Read more

For Seniors/Febs-Want to Make a Difference Working on Environmental and Sustainable Food Issues in VT?

The Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) seeks applicants for a two-year paid Environmental Philanthropy Associate located in Middlebury, VT.

The work of the fellow will be focused in two primary areas: the High Meadows Fund (HMF, and the Vermont Food Funders Network. HMF’s mission is to promote a healthy natural environment while encouraging long-term economic vitality in Vermont. High Meadows focuses on reducing reliance on fossil fuels, making agriculture viable and food affordable, and encouraging vibrant compact settlements surrounded by working farms and forests. Read more

Middlebury World Youth Peace Summit Program: Fostering Community Through Athletics and Arts!

Panel Discussion: Athletics and Art as Agents of Social Change
Thursday, January 20, Wright Theatre, 7:00 p.m.

A panel discussion will explore the experiences of individuals working in the sport-for-development and art-for-development sectors. It will expose Middlebury students to various opportunities in these burgeoning fields. Panelists include: Read more

DC: The Congressional Hunger Center seeks Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows

The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is excited to offer a unique opportunity to be actively involved in the movement to end hunger and poverty. CHC is a bi-partisan organization committed to making access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food a national priority. Every year, we look for promising young leaders who care about addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in communities across the nation. Read more

Job Post: Get Paid to Solve Social Problems

Changemakers® is a community of action where we all collaborate on solutions. We know we have the power to solve the world’s most pressing social problems. We’re already doing it, one project, one idea at a time.

How do we do it? We talk about the issues, share stories and mentor, advise, and encourage each other in group forums, even engage in friendly competition. We form surprising connections and unexpected partnerships across the globe that turn the old ways of problem solving upside down. We try things that have never been tried before.

Our mantra is “Everyone a Changemaker.”™ Whatever your passions, however you want to make a difference, you’ll find a way to make it happen it here. Changemakers® connects you to action because we’re on the ground, making changes every day.

Be the change that you want to see in the world. -Mohandas Gandhi

Job Post: CleanTech U Seeking 5 New Associates

**MOJO has this job posted. GO/MOJO

**Application deadline is Tuesday, November 12th. They do not sponsor for the H1-B visa.

CleanTech U Associates Overview

Building the new clean energy and green economy is not only one of the largest economic opportunities of our century, but a human necessity. In a few short months, CleanTech U ( has launched at several leading U.S. universities, been recognized at the Clinton Global Initiative and begun formulating a China engagement strategy to create an international network and organization.

CleanTech U is looking for dynamic, innovative upstarts to help create launchpads for student entrepreneurs and leaders. We’re not looking for the pencil pushing, pinstripe dressed, clock in-clock out type; we’re looking for the troublemakers, envelope pushers, dreamers. If you have a penchant for carving out new solutions, innovating out of a corner, seeing the opportunity in the midst of chaos: We’d love to hear from you!

We’re looking for five associates in various fields. Location is virtual and time commitments vary according to position, availability and aspirations. To apply, please send your resume and motivation letter (not in formal diction please!) to and insert the position you’re applying for in the subject line. We’re looking to fill these positions ASAP, so tell us why you’re crazy enough to be considered!

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