2019 Wellspring Cooperative Corporation Internship

Organization/Program Description: The Wellspring Cooperative Corporation is a community-based cooperative development organization with a mission to create a network of worker owned companies in inner city Springfield, Massachusetts that will provide on-the-job training, employment and wealth creation opportunities for low income and unemployed residents of the city.

Position Title: Communications and Development Summer Internship

Duration: 20 hours a week from June 1-July 31

Duties/Job description:

Interns are supervised by the staff of the Wellspring Collaborative. A work plan will be collaboratively established with staff (including setting goals and milestones, and regular check-ins to ensure that the work done is satisfying to both the intern and the program). The internship with the Wellspring Cooperative Corporation may include the following: regular attendance of communications committee meetings, attendance of other organizational meetings as needed, social media outreach, outreach, administrative organization, special projects. Interns can help to shape the focus of their internship, and are provided training and information to get started. The work for any issue is varied and flexible.

Qualifications: Interns must possess a passion for social justice, cooperative development, solidarity economies, and a strong sense of self-initiative. Supervision and help will, of course, be available, but interns must have a degree of self-direction in their work. Organizational, computer, research, and good telephone communication skills are necessary. In addition, experience with qualitative research is preferred.

To Apply:

Send the following items to bshear@umass.edu by April 7

1) A resume or CV

2) A one page letter of interest that includes 3 elements: how your background, experiences, and interests relate to the internship; what you hope to accomplish in relation to the internship; what work would you like your internship to include

3) Your summer availability in June and July, mode of transportation, and preferred work hours (include both daily hours and weekly availability).