VEOC Seeks 2020 Communications and Program Intern!

Pay Rate: $15/hour
Hours Per Week: 10
Start Date: As early as March 1, 2020
End Date: August 28, 2020
Maximum Budgeted Hours: 300

Vermont Employee Ownership Center is hiring an intern to assist our team in diverse initiatives and tasks, with a particular focus on communications and program support.

Required qualifications include pursuing or possessing a degree in business, community development, economics, sociology, or otherwise possessing the skills for and interest in the position, including an interest in employee ownership as a valuable business model.  

Desirable skills and experience include familiarity with Google Apps and diverse social media platforms, experience with video production, effective written and verbal communication, event planning experience, and interest in business and economic development.

Intern will be supervised and mentored by, and work with, a team of three professionals, all with deep experience in working on high level policy and program development, much of the work being done in a collaborative team environment.  The intern will learn and make connections with many leaders in our community including business owners, policy makers, educators, and those working in economic development, to name just a few. The intern will build skills and experience and will make valuable contacts for future endeavors both personally and professionally, while contributing to the development of a more equitable economy in Vermont.

We will seek a practical mix of in-person team work, balanced with individual work that can be done in the office or out. As with the other team members, the work hours will be determined taking into account the individual’s schedule and the work that is dictated by external factors. We are mindful that this is just 10 hours/week and must by necessity mesh with the intern’s other obligations. The only week we would definitely require the intern to work greater than 10 hours, and for which the intern must be available, is that of our annual conference on June 11th at the UVM Davis Center.

Our work is mission-driven, exciting, and extremely relevant to our culture and economy.  Much of our work is carried out collaboratively with outside individuals and entities, most of whom are leaders in their respective organizations or businesses.  While we seek certain specific skills and aptitudes from the individual who will fill the position, we expect to build some of the details of the job responsibilities when we discover what talents candidates bring to the job.

To apply, submit an application via the posting on the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility internship portal.