NASCO Cooperative Internship Network

NASCO's Cooperative Internship Network connects talented cooperators and cooperative organizations. Since the 1980s, this program has provided organizations with qualified interns while building the skills and knowledge of new generations of leaders.

The network is designed to provide a direct service by finding skilled students and young cooperators to help fill organizational needs. By hosting interns, organizations can gain assistance with specific projects of importance to their operations while building the future of the cooperative and community development movements.

Learn more about hosting an intern or applying to be an intern by using the menu on the left of your screen.

Program timeline

March 1, 2018 - Host application deadline. Host organizations submit applications complete with internship job descriptions and preferences for skill and experience sets. Each organization can submit up to three internship proposals for NASCO to review.

March 8, 2018 - Approved internship positions are posted online.

April 1, 2018 - Intern application deadline. Prospective interns apply online, supplying their responses to a set of application questions, resume, references, preferences (i.e. sector, specific positions, geography), and availabilities (i.e. start date and end date).

April 4, 2018 - NASCO forwards reviewed and ranked applications to host organizations.

April 4-11, 2018 - Host organizations conduct phone or video interviews.

April 13, 2018 - We will ask both applicants and host organizations to rank their preferences after the interview period. NASCO will match applicants with host organizations based on these preferences.

April 17, 2018 - NASCO announces internship placements via email.*

Through the course of the internship, NASCO will continue to communicate with and support the host organization and intern.

*NOTE: Former hosts have found that offering positions to prospective interns applying to several positions has caused uncertainty in securing a match. This year, NASCO will ask hosts and interns to rank each other so we can effectively and efficiently match interns to host organizations.