A transformative, hands-on experience that sets the stage for a purposeful and international career.
The Ambassador Corps program offers an entry point for a meaningful career by way of internship opportunities with non-profit, micro-finance, governmental or private organizations. The Ambassador Corps is an intensive three-month summer internship that is specifically designed to provide Middlebury College, Institute and Schools Abroad students a unique frontlines work experience premier social entrepreneurship organizations in developing countries.
Ambassador Corps internship assignments focus on microfinance, sustainable agriculture, human trafficking, social justice, environmental conservation, eco-tourism, youth entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, disaster relief/development, public health and disease eradication, sustainable education, community-based engineering projects, and business planning for social enterprises and NGOs.
Each summer, the “Ambassadors” complete an intensive one-week cross cultural training program before departing on 1-3 month internships in various regions around the world, including Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.
Come find out more information TODAY: Monday, January 26th at CCI Adirondack House Library at 1:00 p.m.
Without a significant, serious and immediate increase in diversity and inclusion, the conservation community will become a movement of the past instead of a guiding principle of the future. The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is a multi-summer, undergraduate experiential-learning program focused on the themes of biodiversity, food, climate, and water across urban and wild spaces.
Last summer, two dozen stellar freshmen and sophomores from all over the country — and diverse along all axes: race, ethnicity, socio-economics, area of study — gathered in WA for this immersion/field-based course. They traveled all over the state and addressed a range of conservation issues through a variety of ecological and social science lenses. The overarching theme? How we can best grow an inclusive and diverse conservation movement.
Wondering what you’ll be doing after graduation?…Fret not—distract yourself —and come to this Monday’s information session on Jan. 12th in LaForce Hall Seminar Room at 7:00PM to hear first-hand from Middlebury alum, Stu Fram ’13, who is the current 2-year Fellow working on issues important to the sustainable development of Vermont’s future. THIS IS AN AMAZING FELLOWSHIP! Email me if you have any questions; the instructions for applying to this job are on MOJO, use keyword “High Meadows”. This is an amazing experience to apply your know-how by working in the fields of renewable energy, transportation, food systems, and land use.
The Research on Adaptation to Climate Change (RACC) internship program is designed to provide student research opportunities in lake and watershed ecology, climatology, hydrology, biogeochemistry, soil nutrients, environmental engineering and environmental policy and management, as well as computer science and modeling. We are especially interested in supporting students from populations underrepresented in science, including students Read more
The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) is seeking a motivated, organized individual to serve as an intern and support its Evaluation, Research, and Behavior (ER&B) Sector work, with a focus on behavior. The ERB sector supports CEE members and works with government and non-government agencies throughout the US and Canada to help improve evaluation methods and behavioral approaches in the energy efficiency program industry. This position works within a team of four and reports to the Behavior Program Manager.
The Adirondack Watershed Institute Stewardship Program (AWISP) at Paul Smith’s College is a community based program designed primarily to educate the public about aquatic invasive species (AIS) issues pertaining to specific watersheds. Stewards interact with visitors at boat ramps and perform watercraft inspections intended to prevent the transport of AIS. The AWISP also fulfills research and service functions. Visit the AWI webpage to view the annual report: http://www.adkwatershed.org/reports/annual-stewardship-reports
Check out this document attached for more information on the vacancies available (full time and part-time): Paulsmithcollege
The Research on Adaptation to Climate Change (RACC) internship program is designed to provide student research opportunities in lake and watershed biogeochemistry, ecology, climatology, hydrology, and environmental policy and management. They are especially interested in supporting students from populations underrepresented in science, including students from two year colleges, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities.
Our goal is to encourage a diverse group of talented students to explore careers in scientific research. You can help us meet this goal by sharing this information with students and faculty contacts you feel would benefit from this opportunity. Please refer to the attached brochure and the VT EPSCoR website for additional information: www.uvm.edu/epscor/undergrad. Applications are due by Friday, February 6th.
ACORN and the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) are pleased to announce a local money conference for networking food, agriculture, and forestry businesses. Entrepreneurs, regional capital providers and business service providers come together at this annual event in Middlebury. On Nov 6 from 8:30-2:30 Financing the Working Landscape aims to:
Introduce entrepreneurs to local capital providers and business service providers
Educate business owners and entrepreneurs about how to prepare for capitalization
Catalyze opportunities for all participants through networking and “elevator” pitches
The conference will include keynote speaker Mike Pieciak, Deputy Commissioner of the VT Department of Financial Regulation, an Entrepreneurs Showcase, a Challenge Presentation (expert feedback on a specific business challenge presented by a business owner), numerous business experts, and networking opportunities throughout the day. This is our 4th year and each year presents new insights for small business development.
To learn more and register please visit: http://acornvt.org/
For those of you with an eye on socially responsible investing and sustainability, Wellington Management Company, LLP, one of the worlds largest independent investment management firms is hiring into their Business Associate Program and looking for graduates with an interest in their investment management area on their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Team.
Investment Management – Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Team
The ESG Team helps their portfolio managers and investment teams better assess environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risks and opportunities in portfolios across the firm. At Wellington Management, they have integrated the analysis of ESG factors into their investment and risk-management processes firm wide. Read more
Middlebury students, this program is tailor-made for you, in fact, recent Midd graduate, Marty Schnure ’11 recently received a Wild Gift grant for her start-up Maps for Good!
“Wild Gift selects budding social entrepreneurs, take them on a deep wilderness trip, and give them startup capital ($10,000) and expert mentorship to accelerate their idea. THEY DO THE REST.
Every year Wild Gift recruits outstanding new leaders to its Network of better-world entrepreneurs through an intensive application process. I am pleased to inform you that we have begun to accept applications for the 2015 class. Through a rigorous application process, we recruit dynamic young individuals (ages 21-35) with innovative, entrepreneurial ideas. Successful applicants exhibit a deep passion and commitment to wilderness and sustainability and the capacity to bring better world projects to fruition. Selected applicants receive a deep wilderness trek in Idaho, up to $10,000 in grant funding, and professional mentorship to refine a leadership project that will advance the stewardship of wild nature and sustainable human development. Wild Gift recipients become a part of the Wild Gift Network — a community of action-oriented individuals that will support them on their life-long journey to develop and promote more sustainable communities.”
The Environmental Career Opportunities (ECO) newsletter has cool jobs and internships of various levels, including plenty of entry-level positions all over the country!
For example, if you’re passionate about nature and enjoy working with kids, you could spend a summer as an intern for the Boat Camp Nature School in Newburyport, MA. Check out the job board for many more opportunities!
Check out Orion’s job board to find environmentally focused, field-related internships and jobs. You can also find the link to this same resource on the right of the Careers in the Common Good main webpage, under the heading Environmental Jobs/Internships & Resources.
The Lake George Land Conservancy (LGLC) is a non-profit organization that strives to protect the land within Lake George’s watershed so as to keep Lake George gorgeous and pristine. There are three summer job openings in the organization for this summer. Check them out!
1. Lead / Stewardship Assistant (TWO openings)
Two 12-week positions (June – August)
$11 – $13/hr depending on experience
Application Deadline Extended: March 29
2. Communications and Outreach Manager (fill-in for maternity leave)
One position (mid-May – mid/late August)
Salary commensurate upon experience
Application Deadline: March 29
The MiddView program is seeking Middlebury students who are involved in student organizations on campus, so they can share with first year students their own experience of getting involved. Ideally, they can place student organization leaders on trips that could potentially connect with the mission and objective of their student organization, so leaders can make connections with first year students interested in similar topics as their organizations. There are 3 trip types to choose from including Community Engagement Trips, Vermont Explorations Trips and Wilderness Explorations Trips. See what kind of trips we ran last year here! Apply to be MiddView Trip Leaders here!
Applications are due Monday, February 10th and students can apply by visiting go/lead. If your organization would like to be more closely linked to a trip by working to create a themed trip, or sponsoring an activity during one of the trips, please email areinhardt[at]middlebury.edu, or mention it in your application!
Thank you for forwarding this opportunity onto other club members!
APPLY TO BE A MIDDIVEW TRIP LEADER
Orientation Trips Coordinator
14 Old Chapel Road
Scholarship opportunity for Sophomores and Juniors committed to careers related to the environment: Apply for the Udall Scholarship! The Udall provides up to $5,000 for tuition, fees, educational expenses. Eligibility: GPA 3.5 and up. U.S. citizen. Demonstrated commitment to work with environmental issues through academic study and activities. Scholarship requires nomination from Middlebury College—nomination deadline is January 23, 2014. Application instructions online at go/fellowships (Click on Udall) Questions? Contact Professor Chris McGrory-Klyza (klyza[at]middlebury.edu) or Lisa Gates (lgates[at]middlebury.edu)
The Global Diversity Foundation is hosting the 4th annual Global Environments Summer Academy (GESA) in Burn, Switzerland! The first application deadline of the two-stage application process is January 15th.
GESA works to broaden and deepen the knowledge, networking, and communication skills of postgraduate students and professionals who are concerned about the human dimensions of climate change and environmental challenges. GESA addresses the scale and scope of these challenges and puts them in context of contemporary environmental issues, history, and political ecology.
Join TNC’s Director of Global HR for an Information Session and Interviews for Internships.
Tuesday, November 5 4:30 P.M., The Orchard, Franklin Environmental Center WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Any class year interested in conservation and internships (2 specific PAID for Middlebury students) having a social impact.
Apply by Monday, November 4 for the two GLOBE internships for Midd students or any other GLOBE internships and you could get an interview with their representatives on Wednesday, November 6. Read more
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for progressive organizations across the country. Fund for the Public Interest runs campaigns for USPIRG, Environment America, the Human Rights Campaign, and Environmental Action. Currently, there are paid positions open on campaign staff in each of the organization locations.
Strong candidates are hard workers and have excellent communication skills. As a member of Fund for the Public Interest staff, you will fund raise, build membership for our partner groups, and educate and activate citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. Positions are open to all classes. The pay rate is $9-15/hr (varies by location).
To find out more, join the information table inMCCullough Grille Foyer !
Monday, March 11 or Tuesday,March 12, 2013, 9:30am – 6pm