It’s not too late. The Ambassador Corps program connects students to the front line of social impact with unique global internship opportunities. A select group of the top undergraduate university students from across the US are chosen to do an 8 to 10 week international summer internships. The Ambassador Corps has opened a second round of applications to fill the high demand of international placements for summer 2016. Extended Deadline: Due April 25, 2016
The application deadline has been extended until April 25th. If you have any questions about the program, please call 831-647-3084 or email ambcorps[at]miis.edu. Fast Fact: There are AC placements still available in Rwanda, South Africa, Peru, the Philippines, India, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mongolia, Jordan, Chile and more. Submit Your Application today!
Are you ready to learn valuable skills at an organization committed to climate action? Are you searching for an opportunity to learn and grow with a community of grassroots activists and organizers?
If so, consider an internship with 350Vermont! Our mission is to unite a mass movement for bold solutions that both lift up Vermonters and cut down carbon. An internship with 350Vermont is a great opportunity to gain experience in the nitty-gritty of grassroots organizing and be fully supported and mentored by experienced staff and/or organizer.
In each position, we are looking for someone with a commitment to and passion for the 350Vermont mission of building a local movement to stop the climate crisis. We are looking for self-starters with the passion, creativity, and drive to make things happen while working independently and in close coordination with a team. Interns for the summer of 2016 will focus on one of the projects below:
We are seeking help with administrative work, outreach, data entry, and social media. Strong writing skills and attention to detail are a must, as are good communication and strong interpersonal and organizational skills. A background in social justice or climate organizing is desired, as well as the interest to learn more about this work.
Extreme Energy and Outreach Intern
We are looking for someone to support our base building efforts throughout the state and the region around extreme energy (local pipeline resistance, regional pipeline resistance, and regional resistance to oil trains). This intern would plan meetings and events to reach out to people who are interested in our work by attending events and managing social media outreach. Additional responsibilities may include working with our coalition of other organizations working to stop the pipeline and planning actions.
350Vermont is engaging mothers in climate activism and creating family-inclusive opportunities to get more involved throughout the state. We are looking for an intern to support the community organizers to connect with mothers, to reach out to mothers and families, and to plan events.
If you are interested in applying or would like to learn more, please contact Brittany Dunn, brittany[at]350vt.org.
Apogee Adventures is looking for current sophomores, juniors and seniors (age 20 or older by June 2016) to lead overnight outdoor adventure & community service trips in New England, Canada, Montana, Oregon, California, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and Europe this summer. If you are enthusiastic, responsible, and love working with kids in the outdoors, come learn more! Our Information Session will be held on Tuesday, March 1st in Bi-Hall 219 at 7:00 PM. We will be conducting interviews the following day. For more information about our leaders, check out our website. Hope to see you there! Hannah Gensheimer, Assistant Director, Apogee Adventures Brunswick, Maine 04011 207.725.7025 APOGEEADVENTURES.COM
Communications (communications/marketing, correspondence, graphic design, multimedia, web development)
Logistics (event production, fundraising, in-house operations, special ops)
Technology (data management, graphic design, information technology, multimedia, web development)
Clinton Presidential Center (communications, educational programs, volunteers & visitor services)
Within each function there are specific areas of interest and within each area of interest there are specific departments (see our available internships). The application requires that you (1) choose your areas of interest and (2) prioritize your departments of choice in your short essay. Please review the options and be prepared with your selections before beginning the application process.
There are also a few interesting entry-level jobs, but don’t trust me, check them out yourself!:
Passionate about alleviating poverty, closing the achievement gap, engaging in environmental issues, working toward healthier futures, and more? Consider applying to a New Sector Fellowship, a paid intensive opportunity for emerging leaders and students who are committed to the social sector.
New Sector matches committed, interested, and skilled early-career leaders with a nonprofit organization in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, or the Twin Cities to serve full-time completing projects that allow organizations to more effectively achieve their missions. Fellows join a peer-learning community where they participate in training, mentoring, and coaching to build skills needed for social sector careers. There are both summer and 11-month opportunities. Middlebury has several alums who have graduated from the New Sector Alliance fellowships.
Dates – February 1st is the next deadline for all Fellowship programs! Summer Fellowship: June 6, 2016 – August 19, 2016 or June 13, 2016 – August 26, 2016 RISE Fellowships: September 6, 2016 to July 28, 2017
Learn more, connect with us, and apply at http://newsector.org! If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact
The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The White House Internship Program’s mission is to make the “People’s House” accessible to future leaders from around the nation.
The application for the Summer 2016 White House Internship Program is open.
To apply for the White House Internship Program, please see Apply Here. For application deadlines and program dates, please see Internship Timeline and FAQs. Below is a timeline that might be handy for identifying when application deadlines are due. For Summer 2016 internships, the deadline for applying is January 15, 2016. Don’t wait to the last minute, come into CCI for our QQ and have a PCA review your application and resume.
For an exhaustive list of White House Offices and Departments where interns work, see HERE and for a list of FAQs about how to write the application, see HERE.
Less than two weeks remain to apply to 2016 Summer Internships (deadline is Monday, January 18, 2016, 5 pm EST) with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)! This premier Internship program advances the careers of emerging global health leaders, placing them alongside top experts and helping them take the next professional steps. Interns deliver high-quality technical support for international projects, and have special opportunities for career-building and networking. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply. There are only a few steps to submit an application, and you do NOT need letters of recommendation. See our application checklist for details.
Most of the jobs currently listed are for post-bachelor’s, however, after reviewing all 26 listed I found one that a qualified Senior could apply for: Population & Reproductive Health Communications Intern (Search: INT-P5-027). Another cool service USAID offers, is doing an informational interview with someone in USAID who could review your resume, even if you haven’t applied for one of their internships yet. This is your chance to ask questions about how to prepare yourself for a successful global health career, what qualities health employers are looking for, and any other related issues. Check out how to set up an appointment HERE.
Internship Facts Applications close: Monday, January 18, 2016, 5 pm EST Pay: Based on level of education, and specified in the job descriptions Duration: 12-weeks Location: Washington, DC / Arlington, VA Eligibility: Positions are available at master’s, bachelor’s, and doctoral levels. Internships are open to current students and recent graduates (within 12 months of master’s/PhD, or 24 months of BA/BS). You must be a US Citizen or US Permanent Resident to apply.
Please address questions to ghfprecruitment[at]ghfp.net.
Please join Annie Makela, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Center for Social Impact Learning at MIIS on Tuesday at 4:30PM in CCI’s Library in Adirondack House to learn more about developing hands-on experience doing social impact work abroad with Ambassador Corps.
More than an internship, the Ambassador Corps program offers an entry point for a meaningful international career. Students work with socially responsible organizations around the world and experience digital storytelling, mentorship, and a rewarding connection to an international community. Internship assignments focus on education, sports and development, social entrepreneurship, empowerment for women and girls, and environmental sustainability.
Want more information about Ambassador Corps? Check out our website (http://sites.miis.edu/ambassadorcorps/) for application details and profiles of the 2015 cohort!
Passionate about alleviating poverty, closing the achievement gap, engaging in environmental issues, working toward healthier futures, and more? Consider applying to a New Sector Fellowship, a paid intensive opportunity for emerging leaders and students who are committed to the social sector. We have several Middlebury alums that have are both New Sector Fellows and Mentors!
New Sector matches committed, interested, and skilled early-career leaders with a nonprofit organization in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, or the Twin Cities to serve full-time completing projects that allow organizations to more effectively achieve their missions. Fellows join a peer-learning community where they participate in training, mentoring, and coaching to build skills needed for social sector careers.
There are both summer and 11-month opportunities.
Dates Summer Fellowship: June 6, 2016 – August 19, 2016 or June 13, 2016 – August 26, 2016 RISE Fellowships: September 6, 2016 to July 28, 2017
Each year, News Sector Alliance offers multiple application deadlines. Historically, the chance for admission has been roughly the same at each deadline, with slightly higher admission rates in earlier deadlines. Applying early also means knowing your decision sooner! The following are the 2016-2017 program deadlines:
December 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by January 29
February 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by April 1
April 1 – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by May 16
June 1 (RISE only) – applicants for this deadline will know their decision by July 15
A Middlebury alumnae, Hilary Platt ’12, associate manager Product Marketing is working with Opower’s president on a task force to make Opower a greener company– from office operations to flying to events. They are looking for 2-3 students to spend a month at Opower doing a comprehensive audit. “I know J-Term is right around the corner, but do you think there is any chance of still finding a couple students to take on this project? I think this would be a great opportunity for the students to be at Opower working on a really important project. The month would culminate with a presentation to Opower’s management team with key recommendations.” If your interested in this unique opportunity working with a cutting edge company in the renewable industry, contact Hilary Platt, platt.hilary[at]gmail.com or contact Tracy Himmel Isham, thimmeli[at]middlebury.edu.
I’ve noticed some really cool social impact jobs that Feb graduates and recent grads may want to consider looking in to via the reliable targeted social impact resource: Idealist.org. Instead of posting them individually, I’m going to list them here with their relevant links so you can look at them more closely. But you should expand and personalize your own search on their site. Feel free to make an appointment with me (link to MOJO on this website) to discuss how well you are “telling your story” through your resume and other written materials, as well as your comfort with interviews. Read more
EcoAgriculture Partners, a pioneering non-profit organization that works to reduce hunger, increase agricultural production, improve rural people’s lives and conserve biodiversity using an innovative whole landscape approach, is hiring for 2 International Development positions for people who are interested in sustainability and agriculture. One position is full-time for a recent grad; the other is a stipend internship that could be for a J-term experience, perhaps. Read more
Business Incubator Development Internship at the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship
The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to providing entrepreneurs, business owners, and engaged community members with opportunities to learn and succeed. The Center’s main offerings are a business incubator, workshops, and one-on-one coaching on various topics, including financial management, social media, sales, marketing, and more.
The Center is seeking a motivated, creative intern to assist with marketing, curriculum development, and program documentation/structure for our core incubator. We are looking for someone who is not afraid to dig in and is always ready to learn more. Experience with business and/or economics is a plus, but is not required. The intern will report directly to the Program Director (Jake Nonweiler, a Middlebury alumnus!), but will also work with the Executive Director. Read more
The Cloud Forest School (el Centro de Educación Creativa) is an independent school located on 106 acres of cloud forest land in storied Monteverde, Costa Rica. Home to some 200 Pre-School through 11th graders, their student body is made up of 95% local Costa Rican students, and 5% international students.Their goal is to graduate bilingual individuals with strong roots in environmentalism. Armed with the tools to take on today’s complex problems, their graduates will become tomorrow’s botanists, farmers, lawyers, veterinarians, biologists & environmental justice warriors!
The Cloud Forest School/Centro de Educación Creativa in Monteverde, Costa Rica offers internships/study abroad opportunities for education students looking to gain experience teaching in the classroom. They have hosted students from Vassar College, Swarthmore College, Cardinal Stritch University, National Louis University, and the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching.
Students receive college credit through New Mexico State University by attending Spanish language school for their first month here at CPI (Centro Panamericano de Idiomas).
More information about the program: The program fee is $11,500 and includes the following: homestay (3 meals a day and laundry service), 5 day cultural/visa renewal trip to Nicaragua, round-trip airport transport, program coordination and logistical and emotional support. It does not include airfare, medical expenses or any additional expenses on food/entertainment. You can visit their website for more information: http://cloudforestschool.org/?page_id=95
Stagecoach Digital is a guide and partner to get clients where they want to go. They deftly navigate the frontiers of technology and connectedness to inspire supporters, amplify reach and grow revenue.
Stagecoach Digital is looking for an intern interested in contributing their skills to a creative integrated marketing agency that’s helping some of the world’s biggest and most innovative nonprofits expand their reach, raise more revenue, and make the world a better place.
As part of a small, agile team you’ll help them design web-ready emails and social media assets. You’ll persuade users to take action with designs that inspire, engage and excite them. And you’ll collaborate with your coworkers to create innovative, conversion-focused campaigns and websites that help change the world.
The Community Sailing Center is unique. They are a non-profit organization made of dedicated sailors, paddlers and recreation enthusiasts who share a deep passion for Lake Champlain because they live near and recreate on it regularly. They believe everyone deserves to play on, learn from and ultimately take care of Vermont’s greatest natural resource.
Check out two of their internship opportunities:
Environment Education and Recreation Internship
Women in Wind Events (Opportunity fro Women interested in Marketing & communications!!)
Follow the links below for more information about each opportunity:
Established in 2010, Plenitud’s teaching, demonstration, and research center is located in Las Marias, Puerto Rico and offers courses, internships, and demonstrations in sustainable and permaculture practices.
Plenitud has stewardship of a 15 acre parcel of land located in the Western, mountainous region of Puerto Rico, and founded a Teaching Center dedicated to the research and demonstration of organic agriculture and sustainable practices. The layout, methodology, and development of the farm have been primarily guided by “Permaculture” design principles, emphasizing soil conservation, responsible water management, renewable energy, and natural building.
Each year, hundreds of visitors from private and educational sectors from around the world participate in courses, internships, and research collaborations in a collective effort to gather and share the skills and values for a more sustainable and healthy future.
This year- Plenitud PR is offering a two week internship for individuals to learn the practical application of sustainable living skills!!
For the past 30 years Rural Vermont has worked to create economic justice for Vermont farmers through education, grassroots organizing and advocacy for the past 30 years. Join their team and help fulfill their vision for a community- based food system which sustains our farmers, our communities, and our lands.
The two summer internship opportunities, as a Grassroots Organizing intern and an Outreach Intern have deadlines on April 1st (but it is rolling admissions so apply ASAP)!!
To find out more information about the position(s) and how to apply please check out this poster: Rural vermont poster