The North American Students of Cooperation (NASCO)’s Cooperative Internship Network is officially accepting host applications for 2015 internship positions. NASCO Director of Educational Programs Morgan Crawford sent this announcement:
We are reaching out to you as a potential partner to participate in our matching process and host an intern this upcoming summer. Whatever the size or type of your organization, we encourage you to take part in this opportunity to expand your support team. Eligible host sites may be co-ops, organizations that support co-ops, or New/Solidarity Economy organizations. If you are already considering hiring an intern, NASCO’s internship network can help you expand your reach and find the ideal candidate. If you are a small organization with no paid staff, we can help you take this opportunity to advance your work. NASCO is committed to leadership and career development for the next generation of cooperators, and your participation will enrich the skills of youth interested in cooperative careers and growing our movement.
The NASCO Cooperative Internship Network allows cooperatives and other organizations to directly market internships to cooperative youth through NASCO’s membership and networks without the hassle of a traditional intern hiring process. Through this service, NASCO is responsible for processing host/intern applications, advertising the internships, identifying potential matches, and coordinating communications between hosts and interns – hosts simply design their internship and make a hiring decision!
NASCO’s 65 member organizations represent more than 5,500 individuals, the majority of whom are youth living in housing cooperatives. Unlike typical internship applicant pools, our members are entering the workforce with a wealth of cooperative experience, advanced democratic competencies and a deep appreciation for the cooperative model.
Through leadership positions in their co-ops, many applicants have honed valuable skills relating to nonprofit governance, financial literacy, personnel management, organizational development, conflict resolution, member education, maintenance, kitchen management and community organizing. These are not your typical interns.
Applications from host organizations are due by Friday, February 20th. Visit www.nasco.coop for more information or to apply. For questions about the internship program or application process, email NASCO Director of Educational Programs Morgan Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org.