INTERN COOPERATIVE BUSINESS ANALYST
Non- profit company focused on helping to develop cooperatives that focus on fair wages, safe working conditions, and respect for building BIPOC cooperative ecosystems Seeking a motivated business major who is ready to apply knowledge of business practices and processes in a fast-paced, real-world business environment. The intern is supervised in supporting services to worker-owner cooperatives based on principles of social justice, equality, and democracy. This will be a valuable experience for any student pursuing a career in business administration, entrepreneurship, and business management.
SUCCESSFUL COOPERATIVE BUSINESS INTERN WILL HAVE
♣ A strong interest/background in worker-cooperative business development, entrepreneurship, business development and,
♣ Experience including meeting facilitation and coordination. Groups will range from 10 to 20 people.
♣ Ability to learn quickly and be interested in developing a variety of new skills; be able to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines; can work both autonomously and in a team.
♣ Willingness to engage with the cooperative members, and other individuals and organizations supporting the development of the cooperative businesses.
♣ Experience interacting with the press as well as supporting cooperative members with public speaking engagements and networking.
♣ Superior organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated experience of written and oral presentation skills.
♣ Entrepreneurial/Business skills are preferred.
RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:
♣ Assist coordination cooperative academy based on the training curriculum.
♣ Coordinate weekly coop meetings in the evenings and weekends.
♣ Supporting the various coop teams with leadership development of members.
♣ Coordinate with attorney legal business incorporation and governance of coops.
♣ Assist with ongoing technical and leadership trainings.
♣ Assist with developing plan with coops for marketing strategy.
♣ Maintaining cooperative contact database/member information.
♣ Assist with guiding coop members with developing sales promotions, e-newsletters, and updates to their website.
♣ Assist with coordinate cooperative symposiums and public events.
Spring (max 10 hrs per wk) Summer Semester (max 20 hrs per wk)
Languages: Able to write, read and speak fluently in English and Spanish is helpful
♣ Community Development, Business, or related field.
♣ Business development experience is preferred.
♣ Experience with community organizing.
♣ Experience with working in Latin@ immigrant communities. Work in other immigrant communities is a plus.
♣ Must be a strong verbal and written communicator in English and Spanish.
♣ Experience with media, and communications messaging a plus.
Application Process: Applicants should submit their full resume along with a cover letter by email to email@example.com. Subject line should include: “Worker Cooperative Business Intern” .
- Shadowing, mentoring, and training opportunities with experienced and accomplished business professionals.
- Opportunity to attend business meetings and networking events
- Flexible schedule for students and potential compensation available