Cooperation Texas is seeking interns!

February 7th, 2012

Research & Development Intern

Cooperation Texas seeks a Research & Development intern for the organization’s Cooperative Business Institute program.

About us

Founded in October 2009 in response to growing economic inequality, Cooperation Texas is an Austin-based non-profit committed to the creation of sustainable jobs through the development, support and promotion of worker-owned cooperatives. We believe everyone deserves equal access to dignified employment, which is why we place those most directly affected by social and economic inequality at the center of our work. We provide education, training and technical assistance to existing and start-up worker cooperatives in all sectors of the economy, helping launch and strengthen businesses across Texas that put people and the planet first.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and review existing literature on worker cooperative development
  • Conduct market & industry research.
  • Assist with feasibility studies & business planning
  • Work with staff on project management
  • General program support for the Cooperative Business Institute
  • Other tasks as assigned

Requirements:

  • Education level: Bachelor’s degree in progress or higher
  • Subject/Major: Financing; Business Management; Economics; Marketing
  • Research-oriented and organized
  • Demonstrated interest in business development and the cooperative economy
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Spanish-language proficiency preferred, not required.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer literate, including Word, Internet and databases
  • Available at least 10-12 hours per week.

Please note that this is an UNPAID internship.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

To Apply: Send an email with your resume and cover letter to Carlos Pérez de Alejo at carlos@cooperationtexas.coop

Cooperation Texas is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, and LGBTQ individuals to apply.

Research Intern for Cooperative Opportunities Outreach Program

Cooperation Texas seeks a research intern for the organization’s Cooperative Opportunities Outreach Program.

About us

Founded in October 2009 in response to growing economic inequality, Cooperation Texas is an Austin-based non-profit committed to the creation of sustainable jobs through the development, support and promotion of worker-owned cooperatives. We believe everyone deserves equal access to dignified employment, which is why we place those most directly affected by social and economic inequality at the center of our work. We provide education, training and technical assistance to existing and start-up worker cooperatives in all sectors of the economy, helping launch and strengthen businesses across Texas that put people and the planet first.

Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with and comfortable talking about worker cooperatives
  • Research possible funding sources for worker cooperatives
  • Research possible partnerships with community based organizations
  • Work with staff on research and design for presentations and educational materials
  • General program support for the Cooperative Opportunities and Outreach Program
  • Other tasks as assigned

Requirements:

  • Education level: High School Equivalency in progress or higher
  • Subject/Major: Community Organizing, Social Services, Finance, Business Development
  • Demonstrated interest in community service, the cooperative economy, small business development
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Spanish-language proficiency strongly preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer literate, including Word, Internet and databases
  • Available at least 10-12 hours per week.

Please note that this is an UNPAID internship.

Start Date: As soon as possible.

To Apply: Send an email with your resume and cover letter to Kim Penna at kim@cooperationtexas.coop.

Cooperation Texas is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, and LGBTQ individuals to apply.

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