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