Brown Association for Cooperative Housing - Cooperative Development Intern

Co-op / Organization: 
Brown Association for Cooperative Housing
Location: 
Providence, RI
Type of Organization: 
Housing
Brief Description of Organization: 

The Brown Association for Cooperative Housing (BACH) is a 501(c)3 non-profit student housing cooperative located in Providence, Rhode Island. BACH provides an affordable housing alternative for Brown, RISD, Johnson & Wales students and Providence Residents. BACH is currently made up of two houses (Watermyn and Findy) which house nearly 30 members. Both houses offer low-cost vegetarian and vegan dining alternatives to residents and other students and non-students. BACH is an entirely member-run cooperative. There are no paid staff of any kind at this time. Members are therefore obligated to perform all tasks relating both to the upkeep of two houses, and the running of a non-profit corporation.

The specific objectives of our organization are to assist individuals and communities- particularly those in low-income and socially disadvantaged urban areas- in the creation, expansion, and improvement of community-based enterprises

Website: 
https://watermyn.weebly.com/
Number of Members: 
30
Number of Staff: 
0
Dress Code: 
Casual
Position Title: 
Cooperative Development Intern
Position Duties: 

Cooperative Development Intern will assist the housing cooperative with specific cooperative projects.

Tasks are likely to include:
- Organizing Co-op archives
- Organizing Finances
- Event planning and outreach
- Social media engagement

The intern will work 15-20 hours a week as a part time intern. They will organize the house finances and work on community relations to build up a stronger community relationship, either through creating events using house/NASCO resources or through other means.

Position Training: 

Training as-needed for internal systems and organizational research. Training available in graphic design, social media marketing, budgeting (quickbooks, Excel).

Skills Development & Learning: 

The Intern will have opportunities to learn financial projections, governance methods, and other enterprise development skills depending on Intern's abilities and interest. Intern will have management of housing cooperative and membership/ access in local arts nonprofit As220/ As220 Industries.

Internship Field of Work: 
- Communications
- Financial
- Member Education/Services
Desired Skills/Experience: 

- Editing
- Graphic Design
- Writing
- Accounting and Finance
- Planning and Budgeting
- Marketing and Research
- Publications Design and Layout
- Social Media
- Conflict Resolution
- Co-op Values & Principles Education
- Diversity Education and/or Anti-Oppression Education
- Group Facilitation
- Member Recruitment and Education
- Webpage Design

Infrastructure for Intern: 
Own Desk; Internet Access
Other details of working conditions: 
Internet Access. 24/7 access to computer lab (full adobe suite, other software) & fabrication lab through local arts nonprofit.
Compensation ($): 
Exact $ amount TBD.
Room Included?: 
Yes
Board Included?: 
Yes
Relocation Stipend?: 
No
Working Hours: 
10am - 3pm Flexible
Total Hours of Work Per Week: 
20
Start Date: 
06/01/2018 (Flexible)
End Date: 
08/19/2018 (Flexible)