College of the Environment Announces 2017 Summer and Fall Internships

UnknownThe College of the Environment announces 2017 summer and fall internships. This year, we are using an online application process that can be accessed from our website – www.wesleyan.edu/coe under the column labeled COE INTERNSHIPS. Please read the memorandum from Director Barry Chernoff for the details. (http://www.wesleyan.edu/coe/internships/index.html). The summer internship will run from May 31, 2017 – August 3, 2017 with a stipend payment of $4,000. The deadline for the application and two letters of recommendations are due on or before Monday, February 27, 2017, 5pm.

CLIMB Internship Program

CLIMB-logo (1)The Gordon Career Center at Wesleyan University is excited to announce a new partnership with the Denver-based CLIMB Internship Program.

Colorado Leaders, Interns and Mentors in Business (CLIMB) is an intensive paid summer internship program for students from Wesleyan, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Middlebury, Brown, MIT, Denison, and Northwestern McCormick School of Engineering. The 30-40 students learn the business, professional, civic, and social offerings of the Denver area. CLIMB offers students challenging paid jobs, introductions to the community and its leaders, alumni mentorships, interesting events and group housing for the summer.

The CLIMB program consists of four principal compo
nents to educate students and connect them with Denver and Colorado.

Challenging Internships
The cornerstone of the program is to provide high-quality, 7- to 10-week paid summer internships (private, nonprofit, and public). The program offers a wide range of employment opportunities in metro Denver. A few of our past employers include the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Pathfinder Systems, the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, Analysis Group, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Emich Volkswagen, Hosting.com and Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO).

Events
The program sponsors a series of programs and events during the summer to educate students about Denver, and introduce them to Colorado. Events have included discussions with the Mayor, the Superintendent of Denver Public Schools, Senator Gary Hart, the President and CEO of the Denver Broncos, business leaders, discussions of climate change and water policy, a lecture and Shakespeare play “under the stars,” rafting on the Colorado and Arkansas rivers, picnics and hikes, community service opportunities, and alumni-hosted dinners.

Group Housing
Interns are housed together, at the Program’s expense, at Campus Village at Aurariawww.campusvillagedenver.com. Students share dinners and discussions of work, and build close and lasting friendships, and understandings of their various schools.

Mentors
Students are paired with local mentors to help them learn about Denver, and to connect them to Denver. Mentors are friends and models for the students as they demonstrate the balance of work, family, organizational commitments, and civic leadership. Alumni of participating schools are welcome to apply for mentoring opportunities by contacting climbinternships@gmail.com.

Current Opportunities
Internship opportunities across a variety of fields and industries are posted by the CLIMB Internship Program (rather than by each company) on Handshake. To see newly added opportunities log-in to Handshake, click on “Jobs & Internships,” and search by the keyword “CLIMB.”

Apply to be a Sustainability Intern

Are you interested in sustainability? Want to help lead change on campus? Want to learn all the ins and outs of project management & event planning? Love Waste Not?

Apply to be a Sustainability Intern starting in February 2017! This job will have you working on events & projects all throughout campus to promote sustainability and conservation! You’d be working within an established structure with institutional and peer support. It’s a great opportunity to learn how to be an operator of change with an important issue!

Apply through the Google Form link below by Sunday, January 29: https://goo.gl/forms/SIUm9dzMFUks7mvB3.

For more information, please contact: 

Jennifer Kleindienst
Sustainability Director
North College 404
jkleindienst@wesleyan.edu
(860) 685-3242

Gordon Career Center Open House for the Class of 2020 10/14

The Gordon Career Center (41 Wyllys Avenue) is hosting a special “open-house” event for first-year students on Friday, October 14, at 12:15 pm. Learn about the Center’s resources and services available to you from the start of your first year at Wesleyan. We will provide a brief overview about resume writing, internships, opportunities over winter break,  our career management platform Handshake, and how to get involved on-campus to gain experiences and skills that will help you to land summer internships and jobs.

Meet the staff and the Peer Career Advisors and let us partner with you as you begin to explore your interests and possible career paths. This event is a perfect first step to working with the Gordon Career Center.

For more information, please contact:

Rachel M. Munafo
Assistant Director of PR & Communication
Gordon Career Center
860.685.2180
rmunafo@wesleyan.edu