Why host an intern?
Not your typical interns
Internship listing on NASCO website
Internship advertised to NASCO’s membership email list and general mailing list
Internship program posters mailed to NASCO members (50 co-ops, 4,000 individuals)
Internship advertised to NASCO’s newsletter (3,000+), Facebook (2,000+), and Twitter (1,800+) followers
One-on-one meetings between NASCO staff and hosts for support developing meaningful internship positions
Applications from interns (general information, short/long responses, resume, and references) compiled and sent to hosts for review
Other applicants that are good fits for specific positions will be encouraged to apply
NASCO staff will support host in communicating with applicants, ranking applications, and scheduling interviews
NASCO staff will place interns with hosts based on intern and host preferences (NEW IN 2018)*
NASCO encourages internship hosts to provide:
- A meaningful internship of at least three months which allows the intern to develop specific employable skills. Take a look at this list of previous positions for inspiration.
- Mentoring to ensure mutual learning benefits for the host organizations and the intern.
- Educational activities organized for the intern to demonstrate the values and principles of cooperative and community organizations.
Associations of cooperatives
Cooperative development organizations
Organizations that support cooperatives
Solidarity Economy/New Economy organizations
Full-time (30-40 hrs/week): Provide living wage hourly rates, room/board plus living wage stipend, or a combination of hourly wages/ stipend/ room/ board based on living wage.
Part-time (10-30 hrs/week): Provide living wage hourly rates or room/board.
Less than part-time (Less than 10 hrs/week): Internships that are less than 10 hrs/week may be uncompensated if an organization has very limited funds, however providing a stipend is strongly encouraged in order to make internships accessible to people of limited means.
Internship start & end dates
Many of our internship applicants are students or recent graduates. Late May or early June to late August are recommended start and end dates.
Active and Associate Members of NASCO
Participating in the program is free for NASCO member organizations for up to three postings. For every posting after that there is a $50 processing fee.
A $50 USD non-refundable deposit is required with the application for non-members. If matching is successful, there is an additional $150 program fee. Organizations with limited funds may apply for fee discounts.
- Feb 16, 2018 12:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
- Feb 21, 2018 4:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
We invite you to submit an application today using this form. Applications must be received by Thursday, March 1, 2018.