Alumni Story: S. Caroline Kerr ’05, CEO for Joyce Ivy Foundation

Courtesy of S. Caroline Kerr.

Photo courtesy of S. Caroline Kerr.

S. Caroline Kerr ’05 is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of the Joyce Ivy Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers programs and scholarships to help young women from the Midwest attend college. At Dartmouth, Kerr majored in Sociology major modified with Women’s and Gender Studies. She also earned a minor in Education. She was also a member of Palaeopitus senior society, competed on the women’s crew team, and was Dartmouth Rainbow Alliance co-chair, among other activities.

Kerr is president of DGALA, Dartmouth’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender alumni association. She has previously worked in Dartmouth’s admissions office and recently completed a master’s degree at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Please provide a two sentence description of what you do.

I lead a non-profit organization that seeks to raise and broaden the college aspirations of talented female high schools students. The Joyce Ivy Foundation works with a variety of partner organizations across different sectors as we engage in our work.

What is most satisfying about your current work?

I believe in the mission of helping to connect talented youth with educational opportunities at highly selective colleges and universities (such as Dartmouth.) I enjoy the variety in my work: developing strategy, launching new initiatives, managing a team, and thinking creatively about how we contribute to the national landscape of college access.

What’s the best way to enter your field? Any essential elements of preparation?

The Joyce Ivy Foundation works specifically in the realm of college access, and I have previously worked in college admissions and college counseling. In an entrepreneurial setting, thinking creatively about partnerships and bringing an enthusiasm to relationships with potential partners, donors, and other supporters is invaluable.

What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

Take advantage of volunteer or internship opportunities as a way to gain exposure to the field or work of interest, and use those opportunities to build your network.

How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

My undergraduate courses, jobs and internships, and involvement in student organizations prepared me to work effectively with a range of colleagues. I worked in the Undergraduate Admissions Office after college, and the work environment and mentoring I received prepared me well for graduate school and other professional roles. I have also been active in Dartmouth alumni leadership, such as the Alumni Council and affiliated groups, which has significantly contributed to my leadership development as well as provided me an opportunity to  stay engaged with Dartmouth.

Career Blitz: Not-for-Profit and Careers for the Common Good

  1. Mountains & Restoration Trust Summer Internships (Apply Now), LoNFP-copy10-150x150s Angeles and Calabasas, CA
  2. Common Good Paid Summer Teaching Internships (Apply Now), Yonkers, NY
  3. ONEHOPE Foundation Corporate Development Intern (Apply Now), El Segundo, CA
  4. Project Eve Marketing Internship (Apply Now), New York, NY
  5. Massachusetts Jobs with Justice Latino Community Organizing Intern (Apply Now), Boston, MA
  6. Youth Villages Development Intern (Fall Internship), Woburn/Boston, MA
  7. Generation Citizen Program Associate (Full-time Position – Apply Now), Boston, MA
  8. NetImpact Marketing Production Associate (Full-time Position – Apply Now), San Francisco, CA
  9. Nonprofit Trends: Seeking Careers with Meaning Huffington Post (Resource)
  10. What is a Social Entrepreneur? Ashoka (Resource)
  11. The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur New York Times (Resource)

Mountains & Restoration Trust – Summer Internships, Los Angeles and Calabasas California
Help  preserve wildlands in the Santa Monica Mountains for nonprofit that acquires and protects land, restores areas including parklands and trails, and offers educational programs for the community. Internships available in Environmental Restoration, Social Media, and Marketing/Development. Unpaid.

Common Good – Paid Summer Teaching Internships, Yonkers, NY
Create innovative, community based programs, using social, artistic and intellectual projects to promote and support growth for individuals and the community. Internships available in Communications, Visual Arts, Community-Based Learning, Music, and Landscape Design. Compensation $1250 for 26 days.

ONEHOPE Foundation – Corporate Development Intern, El Segundo, CA
Research interesting potential partners, brainstorm and develop creative ideas for partnering, spearhead calls and email outreach to close partnerships

Project Eve – Marketing Internship, New York, NY
Drive new site traffic and new user sign ups through Project Eve’s online marketing campaign for site dedicated to connecting women entrepreneurs.

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice – Latino Community Organizing Intern, Boston, MA
Work with Jobs with Justice and Latino community organizations to address violations of workers’ rights in the Latino community in Massachusetts. Fluency in Spanish required.

Youth Villages – Development Intern, Fall Internship, Woburn/Boston, MA
Youth Villages, a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children’s mental and behavioral health, seeks a Development Intern to assist with fundraising efforts.

Generation Citizen – Program Associate, Full-time Position, Boston, MA
Are you a ’13 with significant leadership experience in student organizations? Provide intensive coaching and supervision to college and volunteer leaders – teaching others to become engaged and effective citizens.

NetImpact – Marketing Production Associate (Post-grad), Full-time Position, San Francisco, CA
Put your digital marketing skills to work to help inspire and engage people to change the world! From building email campaigns to tracking marketing metrics, you’ll play an integral, fast-paced support role in the organization’s overall marketing and member communications strategy

Nonprofit Trends: Seeking Careers with Meaning – Huffington Post (Resource)
Did you know that nonprofits employ 10 percent of all American workers? The number is growing? Learn more.

What is a Social Entrepreneur? – Ashoka (Resource)
About the authors: Ashoka strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector: one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers.

The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur – New York Times (Resource)
Social entrepreneurship is a budding field: According to this piece, a “Nexis search for ‘social entrepreneur yielded 389 English news stories in 2001 and more than 3,000 in 2011. Learn more about what why social entrepreneurship is on the rise.

For additional Non-Profit/Careers for the Common Good opportunities, see our website:

Career Blitz: Not-for-Profit & Careers for the Common Good

  1. Boston Harbor Island Alliance – Development Intern (Summer 2013), Boston, MA
  2. Do Something – Intern (Summer 2013), New York, NY
  3. Echoing Green – Knowledge Management Intern, New York, NY
  4. Education Pioneers – Summer Internship Program (April 17 Deadline), Oakland, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Memphis, New Orleans, and DC
  5. Endeavor – International Expansion Undergraduate Summer Program (Summer 2013), New York, NY
  6. Island Fellows – 2 Year Postgrad Fellowship (April 26 Deadline) Maine
  7. Lost in Service: Careers Promoting the Greater Good – Program (Monday April 15, 7:00 PM) B03 Moore Hall (Across from Filene Auditorium)
  8. Skoll Foundation – History of Social Entrepreneurship, Resource
  9. Top 50 Nonprofits to Work for in 2013 – Resource, Nationwide Directory
  10. United States Fund for Unicef – Proposal Development Intern (Summer 2013), New York, NY


Boston Harbor Island Alliance – Development Intern, Summer 2013, Boston, MA
Assist the Director of Individual Giving in fundraising and development activities, specifically supporting an expanding membership program.

Do Something – Intern, Summer 2013, New York, NY, an organization helping teens facilitate social change, seeks paid interns for positions including fundraising, IT, finance, HR and social media.

Echoing Green – Knowledge Management Intern, New York, NY
Echoing Green is growing as a data-driven organization, and has invested in both systems and talent to help the organization in this effort. The 2013 Knowledge Management Intern will work closely with Echoing Green’s Senior Associate for Knowledge Management on two projects

Education Pioneers – Summer Internship Program (April 17 Deadline), Oakland, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Memphis, New Orleans, and Washington, CA, MA, IL, TX, TN, LA, D.C.
Gain first-hand experience working for a rapidly growing national nonprofit designed to provide the best and the brightest with an entry-point into education careers.

Endeavor – International Expansion Undergraduate Summer Program, Summer 2013, New York, NY
Help an award-winning nonprofit that supports entrepreneurial initiatives in high growth markets. To date, Endeavor entrepreneurs have created over 200,000 jobs and generated more than $5B in revenue. Help the organization launch new offices around the world.

Island Fellows – 2 Year Postgrad Fellowship (April 26 Deadline), Maine
Build sustainability of Maine’s island and working waterfront communities.  Island Fellows have assisted with topics ranging from public health and affordable housing to curriculum development and sustainable agriculture.

Lost in Service: Careers Promoting the Greater Good – Program, Monday April 15, 7:00 PM, B03 Moore Hall (Across from Filene Auditorium)
Four accomplished professionals from the fields of education, entrepreneurship, and non-profit discuss how they turned their passion for serving others into meaningful, life-long careers. Sponsored by the Rotoract Club and Career Services.

Skoll Foundation – source
Video on the history of social entrepreneurship

Top 50 Nonprofits to Work for in 2013 – Resource, Nationwide
Non-Profit Times review of top 50 organizations to work for based on factors including benefits, employment practices, and employer reviews.

United States Fund for Unicef – Proposal Development Summer Intern, New York, NY
Conduct research and assist in proposal and report development for UNICEF programs.

For additional Non-Profit/Careers for the Common Good opportunities, see our website:

To schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor, call 6-2215.


Intern for a Community This Summer (& Score an Alumni Mentor)

Want an internship in Community Service — and an alumni mentor to boot? Apply to spend a leave term as an intern with the Dartmouth Partners in Community Service program. The deadline for Summer Term applications is April 24. (You’ve got two weeks to put your application in!)

The Dartmouth Partners in Community Service (DPCS) mission is to inspire Dartmouth students to join with Dartmouth alumni and their families in addressing problems facing our society. The DPCS program allows Dartmouth students to invest in their civic growth, personal growth and liberal education by participation in full-time, leave-term community service internships. Interns are matched with Dartmouth alumni, who serve as mentors for the interns.

For more about the DPCS program, visit the program website here.


Open to ALL Students!

  • Meet recruiters and make valuable contacts for the future
  • Learn about the culture, structure and opportunities in different organizations and careers
  • Hear what a typical day on the job entails (hours, responsibilities, work environment, tools)
  • Discover which skills you’ll need for each position and how employers will help you develop professionally
  • Ask questions, such as what they seek in a resume and how you should prepare for interviews

RSVP BY VISITING THIS LINK: REQUIRED by NOON the day before the event.

*When you RSVP, we notify our guest speakers of your intent so they plan accordingly. Upon registering for an info session, you will receive an email from with a cancellation link.  If you find later on that you are unable to attend, be sure to use this link to cancel your RSVP.

*Recommended Student Attire: Business Casual

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April 2 at 7pm in Haldeman 041

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding job? Interested in healthcare? How about technology? Then Epic is the place for you! Seniors are encouraged to attend, but all years are welcome!
What: Epic is a leading healthcare software company in Madison, WI that is revolutionizing the way patients receive care. We are seeking bright, talented, and motivated individuals from all majors to join our team and make a difference. Come to this informal information session and hear Molly Khalil ’12* talk about the company and her experience transitioning from Dartmouth to Epic. Why: Here at Epic, you have the chance improve patient care and lives. Don’t you want to do something Epic? (*Molly graduated in 2012 with a bachelors in Psychology. She was captain of the varsity softball team and a member of Tri Delta sorority.)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April 3 at 7pm in Carson L01

Interested in helping youth, but not committed to teaching yet? Not sure what you want to do after graduation? Looking for a rewarding gap year opportunity? City Year is an organization that puts talented young adults in under resourced schools to mentor and tutor students with the goal of getting and keeping students on track to graduate high school. With one year of your life, you could drastically change the lives of young students. For more information, join us for an informal info session to learn more and see why you should apply!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

April 4 at 7pm in Carson L02

Peace Corps service is the opportunity of a lifetime and offers two years of international development experience immediately upon graduation. The application process takes 9 – 12 months from the day you apply to your date of departure; so NOW is the time to start preparing! Stop by the Peace Corps Info Session at Dartmouth  to learn about Volunteer experiences from a local Recruiter and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Learn about current sustainable development project opportunities in the field. We are working in emerging and essential areas such as sustainable agriculture and microfinance, and contributing to the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Imagine where Peace Corps service can take you and your career!

Questions? Email

2/28 & 3/1 Tuck Conference on the Power of Incentives (Apply Now!)

Apply now to attend. Applications due 2/13.


Every year, MBA students at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business organize and host a conference that examines the impact of a selected initiative on business and society. This year, the conference examines the influence that incentives can play in improving the quality of life across sectors — from healthcare and education to clean energy and social change.

The conference organizers have graciously offered up to 30 undergraduates the opportunity to attend the conference for free. The application process for an invitation is simple — review the conference website, and tell us:

  • Why you want to attend,
  • What you hope to gain from the experience,
  • And how you hope to connect what you learn to your career.To apply, click here.

All applications are due by Wednesday, February 13. Invites will be issued by February 20. (If you have to miss a session or two during class, that’s okay!)


All Ivy Career Fair 3/1: Save Your Spot on the Big Green Bus!

Banner for the All Ivy Career Fair showing shields of participating universities and March 1 date

Career Services is partnering with the Sustainability Office to provide round-trip transportation for 20 students to the All Ivy Environmental and Sustainable Development Career Fair at Columbia University in New York on March 1.

The Big Green Bus will be leaving at 6am and traveling to Columbia University for one of the best Environmental Career Fairs around!  Last year over 70 employers participated, including representatives from for-profit organizations, government and non-profit.

Visit the career fair website to learn more about the conference and register.

Signing up for the fair and the road trip is a two-step process if you want a ride.

  1. Register to attend the fair on the conference website. It’s free and will allow you to share your resume with participating employers seeking to fill openings for full-time positions and internships.
  2. Secure your space on the Big Green Bus. Send an e-mail to and pay a deposit of $20 to hold your spot.
     (You’ll get $10 back on the bus).Deposits can be delivered to:  The Sustainability Office in Steele 112 (You can also drop off a deposit during office hours in Robinson Hall from noon to 2 pm in Robinson 108 or by sending a check to Jenna Musco HB #6182)

    All checks must be made out to the Dartmouth Sustainability Office.

Transportation is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The deadline to secure a spot on the bus is Friday, February 15.

Let’s go get awesome GREEN JOBS and INTERNSHIPS!


CAREER BLITZ: Non-Profit & Careers for the Common Good

  1. American Student Assistance – Internships (Boston, MA)
  2. Artis – Winter Internship (Available Now) (New York, NY)
  3. Corporate Accountability International – Non-Profit Administration Intern (Boston, MA)
  4. Grant Space Knowledge Base – Resource
  5. Great Oaks Charter School – Tutor Corps (Post-Graduate Fellowship 2013 – 2014; Applications accepted on a rolling basis.) (Newark, NJ)
  6. The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award – Grant (Sponsored by National Grid) (Application deadline January 18, 2013) (Global – You Choose Location))
  7. AmeriCorps – Louisiana Bucket Brigade (Post-Graduate) (Louisiana)
  8. Purpose – Strategy Internship in Social Entrepreneurship (Summer) (New York, NY)
  9. Social Entrepreneurship as a Career Choice – Resource (Article)
  10. Zipongo – Marketing/Creative Writing Internship (San Francisco, CA)


American Student AssistanceInternships (Boston, MA)
Intern for a private nonprofit whose public purpose mission is to empower students and alumni to successfully manage and repay their college loan debt.  Multiple internships are available to work with content creation, interactive design and market research. Bilingual? Language skills are also a plus.

ArtisWinter Internship (Available Now) (New York, NY)
Artis, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports and promotes contemporary visual artists from Israel internationally, seeks an intern to assist with the daily operations of a contemporary art non-profit; for immediate hire. Gain a wide range of experience in arts administration and nonprofit management working closely with 3 staff members.

Corporate Accountability InternationalNon-Profit Administration Intern (Boston, MA)
Take on significant projects to advance Corporate Accountability International’s mission, including the Think Outside the Bottle and Public Water Works! Campaigns to challenge corporate control of water, the Value [the] Meal campaign to challenge corporate abuse of our food, and the campaign to Challenge Big Tobacco.

Grant Space Knowledge BaseResource ()
Great overview of careers and opportunities in nonprofit sector, hosted by The Foundation Center.

Great Oaks Charter SchoolTutor Corps (Post-Graduate Fellowship) (Newark, NJ)
The Great Oaks Tutor Corps is an intense one-year Urban Education Fellowship designed to close the achievement gap one student at a time. A highly selective full-time service year for recent college graduates, the Corps members work in a startup charter school on the front lines of education reform in Newark.

The Samuel Huntington Public Service AwardFellowship (Sponsored by National Grid) (Global (You Choose Location))
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

AmeriCorpsLouisiana Bucket Brigade (Post-Graduate) (Louisiana)
Work closely with Lieutenant Governor’s Office of Social Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurs of New Orleans (SENO) to receive mentoring and pursue funding opportunities. Hold discussions with solar power and green jobs organizations and companies to create synergistic relationships for the communities.

PurposeStrategy Internship in Social Entrepreneurship (Summer) (New York, NY)
Purpose creates 21st century movements to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Help to develop and execute Purpose movements and corporate partner initiatives, from strategy and ideation through testing and implementation. Work with multidisciplinary teams of strategists, technologists and interaction designers.

Social Entrepreneurship as a Career ChoiceResource (Article) ()
David C. Hodgson, co-founder and board chairman of Echoing Green and managing director at General Atlantic, provides his perspective on careers in social entrepreneurship – why opportunities are increasing and why it matters.

ZipongoMarketing/Creative Writing Internship (San Francisco, CA)
Help with the execution of social media, blogging, and overall marketing and content strategy.  Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast-moving, startup environment, has a personal interest in health and wellness, and is passionate about Zipongo’s mission of decreasing the prevalence of chronic disease globally.


For additional Non-Profit/Careers for the Common Good opportunities, see our website:


Tuesday, November 27: Learn about the Non-Profit World & Make Connections through #GivingTuesday

Interested in working for — or helping to support non-profits? Check out Giving Tuesday on November 27 (tomorrow).  Giving Tuesday is a new initiative started by NYC’s 92nd Street Y to raise awareness and funds for charitable organizations. Over 2,000 partner organizations from all 50 states are participating — a neat initiative on the heels of Black Friday.

You can see a list of Founding Partners here:
(You can visit their websites for job and internships leads.)

Featured partners
include Do Something, Unilever (global consumer products company recognized for their charitable work), the United Nations Foundation, and the Gates Foundation.



16 Ways to Help Out Post SuperStorm Sandy

If you’ll be in an area hit by SuperStorm Sandy over break — or simply want to help out, here are 16 leads on volunteer opportunities that you may want to follow up on and take a look at.

Many of these organizations may be willing to have you volunteer for as short a time as three hours — or for several weeks.

Given the amount of time and energy it takes to clean up after a big storm, you may want to call — and phone — for the best response.

Astoria Recovers
Bay Ridge Cares Kitchen
Brokelyn: How to Help
Clean Up at Printed Matter
Corporation for National and Community Service
Food Not Bombs: Sandy Relief
Lower East Side Recovers
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
New York Blood Center Donor Center Locations
New York Cares
Occupy Sandy
Occupy Sandy Donations
Red Hook Recovers
Rockaway Relief
The Lo-Down’s List of Lower East Side Volunteer Spots

If you live in — or want to live in — New York, New Jersey, or another state affected by the storm, volunteering could be a great way to spend part of your break and make some new friends.