Non-Profit/Common Good Digest: February 10th, 2012

 Non-Profit/Common Good Digest: February 10th, 2012

 1. Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellowship – DEADLINE: 4/4/12
2. Socially Responsible Internships in Vermont!
3. Class of 1982 Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship – DEADLINE: 2/15/12
4. Religion and Conflict Resolution Intern – Tanenbaum Center (New York City)
5. Hands-On Community-Based Learning Courses! (Dartmouth Resources)
6. Council on Foreign Relations Internships (Spring & Summer)(New York City)
7. What do I do with a major in Psychology? (Web Resource)
8. Program Associate (Entry Level) – International Development Non-Profit (Washington, D.C.)

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1. Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellowship – DEADLINE: 4/4/12

The Olga Gruss Lewin Post-Graduate Fellowship supports graduates who have proven leadership in the Dartmouth community and who are pursuing significant acts of citizenship and service to others. For information, visit: http://bit.ly/pVXwHK

2. Socially Responsible Internships in Vermont!

Interested in working for an organization that is socially responsible? Consider an opportunity over the river in Vermont. View listings with Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility at http://bit.ly/AjdyxF

3. Class of 1982 Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship – DEADLINE: 2/15/12

The Fellowship is awarded annually to one Dartmouth undergraduate and supports the establishment of new, ongoing initiatives that expand economic and social opportunities for low-income people in the Upper Valley. For information, visit: http://bit.ly/t4AwFQ

4. Religion and Conflict Resolution Intern – Tanenbaum Center (New York City)

An opportunity for a motivated student or recent graduate to help build the growing field of religious peacemaking. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/xRB1iH

5. Hands-On Dartmouth Courses! (Dartmouth Resources)

Thinking about next term? Thinking about your next four terms? Consider a community-based learning opportunity at Dartmouth. To learn more at http://bit.ly/xUtISx

6. Council on Foreign Relations Internships (Spring & Summer)(New York City)

Varying internships ranging from global health to international governance. Learn more at: http://on.cfr.org/7nVCjk

7. What do I do with a major in Psychology? (Web Resource)

Did you know that there are over 1,000 Dartmouth alumni in the Dartmouth Career Network that majored in Psychology and have volunteered to advise students? There are many things that you can do with a major in psychology; call us for an appointment to learn more and take some time to visit: http://bit.ly/xNQ4nE

8. Program Associate (Entry Level) – International Development Non-Profit (Washington, D.C.)

CDC Development Solutions leverages public, private and volunteer resources to strengthen SMEs and the institutions, governments, and industries that drive economic growth in emerging markets. For information: http://bit.ly/y0zyJQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Profit Career Digest: November 3, 2011

 NON-PROFIT CAREER DIGEST: NOVEMBER 3rd, 2011

1. Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years of Partnership with the Peace Corps! – 11/15
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The Unreasonable Institute – Post-Graduate Social Entrepreneur Fellowship – DEADLINE: 11/10/2011
3. ChinaFAQs Climate & Energy Information Network Internship; Markets & Enterprise Internship
4. World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy – Internships (Spring) DEADLINE: 12/1/2011
5. Exploring a career in sustainable agriculture? (Web Resources)
6. The Food Trust Internship Programs (Philadelphia, PA)
7. Interfaith Youth Corps Leadership Institute – January 12th – 15th, 2012 – DEADLINE: 11/28/2011
8. DPCS Post-Graduate Resume/Cover Letter Workshops – 11/8 & 11/14
9. Consortium on Gender, Security, & Human Rights Internships (Boston, MA)
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1. Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years of Partnership with the Peace Corps!
Join us as we celebrate 50 years of partnership with the Peace Corps. All events are open to the public; RSVP is requested to the Tucker Foundation for the evening dinner only. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/rGbMOs

2. The Unreasonable Institute – Post-Graduate Social Entrepreneur Fellowship – DEADLINE: 11/10/2011
The Unreasonable Institute arms entrepreneurs creating solutions to the world’s biggest social and environmental problems with the mentorship, capital, and networks they need to do so. The 2012 Summer Institute, a 6-week mentor-driven accelerator, will take place between June 13 and July 25, 2012. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/qFH6Hq

3. ChinaFAQs Climate & Energy Information Network Internship; Markets & Enterprise Internship
World Resource Institute (WRI) is an environmental non-profit think-tank based in Washington, D.C. WRI is currently seeking interns for a variety of different projects. For information, please visit: http://www.wri.org/careers

4. World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy Internships (NEW YORK) (SPRING) – DEADLINE: 12/1/2011
The World Federalist Movement–Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) works to advance the global promise of peace and is committed to building a safer and more just world. For more information about the many internships available, please visit: http://www.wfm-igp.org/site/internships

5. Exploring a career in sustainable agriculture? (Web Resources)
Exploring a career in sustainable agriculture? Not sure what that entails? Check out these two (2) helpful links that highlight information pertaining to sustainable agriculture and food-systems. 1) http://sustainableagriculture.net/, and 2) http://www.sare.org/

6. The Food Trust Internship Programs (Philadelphia, PA)
Work with a dynamic, cutting-edge food security, nutrition education and sustainable farming nonprofit advocacy group located in Philadelphia. The Food Trust is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization improving the supply of affordable food and good nutrition in the mid-Atlantic region. The mission of The Food Trust is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/81Y9Tt

7. Interfaith Youth Corps Leadership Institute – January 12th – 15th, 2012 – DEADLINE: 11/28/2011
Interested in interfaith cooperative efforts on campus? Consider applying for the Winter Institute sponsored by the Interfaith Youth Corp which will take place January 12th – 15th at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/gDGWG2

8. DPCS Post-Graduate Resume/Cover Letter Workshops – 11/8 & 11/14
Learn more about resume and cover letter writing for the non-profit field! No RSVP required for the workshop on 11/8 which is being held at 7 PM in Haldeman 041.
TO RSVP to the workshop on 11/14 at 6 PM in Kemeny 007, please visit: http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/jsqix.

9. Consortium on Gender, Security, & Human Rights Internships (Boston, MA) (All Terms)
The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights is an organization devoted to bringing knowledge about gender to bear on the quest to end armed conflicts and build sustainable peace.
The Consortium requires the assistance of several interns to coordinate research on gender and security issues, and to implement the organization’s goals within the local academic community. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/vRlAQa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years of Partnership with the Peace Corps! Tuesday, 11/15

Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years of Partnership with the Peace Corps! Tuesday, 11/15

SCHEDULE OF THE DAY

(Events are open to all; Dinner requires a response to the Tucker Foundation):

2:00 p.m. Open House for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and interested others at the Faculty Lounge of the Hopkins Center

4:00 p.m. Panel of Dartmouth Returned Peace Corps Volunteers with Shari Hubert ’92 , Peace Corps Director of Recruitment, presiding; Loew Auditorium, Hopkins Center

5:30 p.m. Presentation of honors by President Jim Yong Kim to Dr. John Rassias and Charley “Doc” Dey ’52, Tucker Foundation Dean Emeritus, followed by a talk by Dey entitled “An Unintended Consequence”; Loew Auditorium

6:00 p.m. Premier of “Dartmouth and the Peace Corps: 50 Years of Partnership” Documentary; Loew Auditorium

6:30 p.m. Celebration dinner and reflection; Collis Common Ground
(RSVP required by Nov. 1)

Dinner RSVP and questions may be directed to the Tucker Foundation

Non-Profit Career Digest: October 21st, 2011

NON-PROFIT CAREER DIGEST: OCTOBER 21st, 2011

1. Funding for Unpaid Winter 2012 Internships – October 26th, 2011
2. Looking for a job, an internship or volunteer option? Check Idealist.org!
3. Campus Campaign Fellowship – Urban Teacher Center
4. Chicago History Museum InternshipS (Chicago) (All-Terms)
5. Paul Revere House Internships (Winter, Spring, Summer)
6. Interested in Non-Profit work? Serve on a Board! (Blog Article)
7. Social Networking for Non-Profit Young Professionals (Website)
8. DoSomething.org, Marketing Intern (New York City)(Paid) – DEADLINE: 10/30/2011

1. Funding for Unpaid Winter 2012 Internships – October 26th, 2011
The funding deadline for unpaid internships is fast approaching! For more information about funding resources, please visit our website: http://bit.ly/qD6svk

2. Idealist.org
www.idealist.org is the leading non-profit and non-governmental organization search engine. In addition to searching for internships, volunteer opportunities, or jobs, students also should search through organizations. Idealist lists nearly 70,000 organizations on their site.

3. Campus Campaign Fellowship – Urban Teacher Center (ON-CAMPUS)(STIPEND)
Urban Teacher Center (UTC) is a fast-growing non-profit that prepares highly effective teachers who significantly accelerate student achievement in the nation’s highest-need schools. UTC is looking for mission-driven sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students to serve in the first cohort of Campus Campaign Fellows. Part-time: 5-8 hours/week (flexible). For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/pmyyzF

4. Chicago History Museum Internships (Chicago) (All-Terms)
Working alongside staff members in a tutorial arrangement, interns gain valuable skills and training in museum practice, archival administration, arts administration, and historical scholarship. For more information about available internships, please visit: http://bit.ly/oB0QNQ

5. Paul Revere House Internships (Winter, Spring, Summer)
Internships at the Revere House involve participation in most day-to-day site activities (interacting with the public, speaking to school groups, curatorial duties as needed) along with a research or other project determined by prior agreement between the intern and Revere House internship supervisor. Prospective Revere House interns should have a background in history, American studies, museum studies, decorative arts, preservation studies or other related field and be prepared to spend 10-20 hours per week on their internship work. For more information, please contact Patrick M. Leehey at 617-523-2338 or pat@paulreverehouse.org

6. Interested in Non-Profit work? Serve on a Board!
Interested in obtaining leadership skills, and developing your knowledge set within the non-profit arena? Consider serving or volunteering with a board of overseers. Visit Rosetta Thurman’s blog article for more information: http://bit.ly/czmMiG

7. Social Networking for Non-Profit Young Professionals (Website)
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) promotes an efficient, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector that supports the growth, learning, and development of young professionals. Become involved by visiting: http://ynpn.org/

8. DoSomething.org, Marketing Intern (New York City)(Paid) – DEADLINE: 10/30/2011
Interning at Do Something is a great way to learn the ins and outs of the not-for-profit world, work in a fun and young office environment and get great work experience. We give our interns tons of responsibility and are also known to have brownie bake-offs every once in a while. For more information, visit: http://dsorg.us/bPL2s

 

 

 

 


Non-Profit Career Digest: October 6, 2011



NON-PROFIT CAREER DIGEST: OCTOBER 6, 2011

 1. Funding for Unpaid Internships – Deadline for Winter 2012: 10/26/2011
2. Human Rights Campaign Internships
3. Mental Health Internships
4. Joseph Nye, Jr., Development/Donor Outreach Internship
5. ReThink Media Internships for Political/Advocacy Think Tanks & Non-Profit Orgs.
6. American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Multiple Paid Internships
7. Relief International – Multiple Internships
8. Food First – Institute for Food & Development Policy Internships
9. Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years of Partnership with Peace Corps – 11/15/2011
10. Industry Information: Social Enterprise Associates (articles & resources)
11. Wediko Children’s Services Assistant Teacher or Residential Counselor (full-time)
12. Physicians for Human Rights Internships

1. Funding for Unpaid Winter 2012 Internships – October 26th, 2011
The funding deadline for unpaid internships is fast approaching! For more information about funding resources, please visit our website: http://bit.ly/qD6svk

2. HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN (WASHINGTON, D.C.) (ALL TERMS)
HRC offers a variety of opportunities, including internships in: Communications & Marketing, Major Gifts, Family Projects, Public Education & Outreach, Religion & Faith, and Website Development. Applications can be submitted on a rolling basis. For more information visit: http://bit.ly/qryA9z

3. MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF SAN FRANCISCO (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) (ALL TERMS)
Interns can expect to develop pertinent skills that will grow their expertise and understanding of how to promote mental health. MHA-SF is deeply committed to furthering interest and leadership development in the field of mental health. Internships are unpaid. See website for more information regarding applications process (http://www.mha-sf.org/opportunities/internships.cfm).

4. CENTER FOR A NEW AMERICAN SECURITY (WASHINGTON, D.C.)(WINTER/SPRING) – PAID
Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Development Internship
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) develops strong, pragmatic and principled national security and defense policies that promote and protect American interests and values. The Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Development Intern works with the Director of Development on donor and prospect outreach, communications and marketing collaterals, tracking and writing proposals and letters, tracking and processing internal fundraising activities. For more information on how to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/cKzAGx

5. RETHINK MEDIA (WASHINGTON, D.C.)(SPRING) – PAID
Media & Communications Internships/Fellowships

ReThink Media works with the foremost think tanks, foundations, advocacy organizations and groups working in the fields of disarmament, nuclear nonproliferation, conflict prevention, international law, human rights and peace. Rethink Media’s paid Internship and Fellowship programs provide experiences in media and communications, public relations, digital and online communications and journalism with hands-on experience in the field of nonprofit political and advocacy communications. For more information, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/internship/b4THn7Z8ZNH4

6. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (WASHINGTON D.C.)(ALL TERMS) – PAID
Leadership Programs Intern, Public Policy & Government Intern, Marketing Intern

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Since 1881, AAUW has been one of the nation’s leading voices promoting education and equity for women and girls. AAUW has a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institutional partners. For more information on how to apply, please visit: http://www.aauw.org/about/career/aauwjobs.cfm

7. RELIEF INTERNATIONAL (VARIOUS LOCATIONS)(ALL TERMS)
Relief International is a humanitarian non-profit agency that provides emergency relief, rehabilitation, development assistance, and program services to vulnerable communities worldwide. Relief International is solely dedicated to reducing human suffering and is non-political and non-sectarian in its mission. For more information on available internships, please visit: http://bit.ly/nX9S4U

8. FOOD FIRST – INSTITUTE FOR FOOD & DEVELOPMENT POLICY (OAKLAND, CA)(ALL TERMS)
The purpose of the Institute for Food and Development Policy – Food First – is to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger. Interns work with staff on specific projects for anywhere from 15 to 40 hours per week for a minimum of three months. Interns conduct research and analysis, provide outreach and education, and assist with publications and publicity. For more information on how to apply, visit:  http://bit.ly/pqj4IO

9. DARTMOUTH CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP WITH PEACE CORPS – 11/15/2011
The Dartmouth community is invited to celebrate 50 years of Dartmouth College in extraordinary partnership with the Peace Corps on Nov. 15, 2011.  The day will feature time for returned Peace Corps volunteers to get acquainted; a panel of returned Peace Corps volunteers; recognition of Professor John Rassias’s work with language teaching and the Peace; a talk by Charley “Doc” Dey, Dean Emeritus of the Tucker Foundation; airing of the new documentary on Dartmouth and the Peace Corps through 50 years; and a culminating reflection and celebratory dinner. Co-sponsored by the Tucker Foundation, the President’s Office, the Provost’s Office, the Alumni Office, Career Services, the Rockefeller Center, the Dickey Center, Off- Campus Programs, the Rassias Center, and the Dartmouth Centers Forum.

10. INTERESTED IN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE?
Keeping up-to-date on current information in fields of interest is an essential part of becoming a desirable candidate for an internship or full-time job. Explore articles and resources in Social Enterprise by visiting: http://socialenterprise.net/publications.html

11. WEDIKO CHILDREN’S SERVICES (WINDSOR, NH)(ENTRY-LEVEL)
Assistant Teacher or Residential Counselor

Wediko Children’s Services is a non-profit organization created to help children at risk. The Wediko School was founded in 1989, and is based on Wediko’s therapeutic Summer Program. Wediko’s spectrum of psychological and educational approaches encourages self-knowledge, self control and the development of self esteem. The school offers residential, day, and independent living programs for boys between the ages of 6 and 21. Login to DartBoard and select “Job Search” for instructions on how to apply.

12. PHYSICIANS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS INTERNSHIPS (CAMBRIDGE, MA)(SPRING)
Asylum Network Internship; Human Rights Research Internship

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is an independent organization that uses the integrity of medicine and science to stop mass atrocities and severe human rights violations against individuals. For more information regarding Spring 2012 internships, please visit: http://bit.ly/pcGb97

Kate Knight ’01: Following Your Bliss Into Social Enterprise

Kate Knight ’01

Following Your Bliss Into Social Enterprises

by Melissa Lynch ’06

Ever since experiencing the boredom of volunteering stuffing envelopes in high school, Kate Knight ’01 knew she wanted to do something socially beneficial but also intellectually engaging.  A combination of geography, foreign language, urban planning, and economics courses at Dartmouth taught her that a business model could be used to do something helpful to people, a concept that led her to a career in microfinance.

Kate used her time at Dartmouth to the fullest, utilizing her extracurricular activities as opportunities to learn.  She praises the DOC Trips program as a “smart way to get people comfortable in the outdoors,” and was deeply involved in the program, from leading a trip herself to participating on Hanover Croo and Climbing Croo.  Kate also joined Dartmouth’s Nordic ski team, despite never having skied before college.

Kate spent a transfer term at Cornell University in Rome.  There, she took the opportunity to talk with students at another institution about options after college, and learned about careers in the social enterprise sector. Frustrated by the corporate recruiting she saw at Dartmouth, Kate organized the school’s first social enterprise career fair to encourage students to “interact with alumni who were involved in non-traditional careers.”  The career fair, still held annually, involves non-profit organizations that offer sustainable salaries to employees, which Kate felt was essential to attract and retain successful students to the non-profit world.

She also emphasized the importance of going abroad as part of a full Dartmouth education. “You have to get out of Hanover,” she said, “and love coming back.” Motivated by a desire to learn Spanish, she spent a term in Chile working with an environmental group with the aid of a grant from the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.  Later, she also spent a term in Barcelona improving her Spanish and working for Spanish Professor Francine A’Ness

“What sets Dartmouth apart,” Kate said, “is the way it encourages you to take the reins of your education and shape your whole experience.”

A year after graduating, Kate was approached by the founders of DREAM, Mike and Jesse Foote ‘01 and Jon Potter ‘01, to aid them in the transition from a volunteer group to a sustainable non-profit organization. Kate helped the organization craft a business model and provided a foundation for DREAM to grow into the successful program it has become.

Although she had already signed to begin work with a strategy consulting firm after graduation, Kate first completed a three month summer internship at Unitus, a small start-up microfinance institution in Seattle. Microfinance, which involves providing financial services for low-income clients, combines both of Kate’s career goals—helping people to better their lives while utilizing an interesting and challenging business model.  At the end of three months the company extended a full-time offer, which she accepted rather than going into strategy consulting.

Kate worked with Unitus until the summer of 2006, helping to develop the organization from a small start-up of six  employees to one of the most successful microfinance institutions in the country.  Unitus has won a number of awards recently, including the 2006 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the Fast Company Magazine Social Capitalist Award in 2006.  During her tenure there, Kate also spent a year in Bangalore, India, establishing a Unitus branch there.  Kate has now left Unitus to pursue an MBA from Columbia University in order to “round out her education.”  No matter where her MBA takes her next, it seems likely that Kate Knight will always be using her education and passion for learning to make a difference in the world.

“Follow your bliss,” Kate says. “Find what you love to do and go do it.”