Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Twin Oaks Conference Internship

Co-op / Organization: 
Federation of Egalitarian Communities
Location: 
Louisa, VA
Type of Organization: 
Association/Federation
Brief Description of Organization: 

The Federation of Egalitarian Communities is a union of egalitarian communities which have joined together in our common struggle to create a lifestyle based on equality, cooperation, and harmony with the earth.

Website: 
http://www.thefec.org/
Number of Members: 
230
Dress Code: 
Casual
Position Title: 
Twin Oaks Conference Internship
Position Duties: 
Objective of the internship:
To support the logistics coordination and organizing of two major conferences held at Twin Oaks: the Women's Gathering and the Communities Conference. Both conferences have approximately 250 participants. In addition the intern will participate in the diverse tasks of running the community - including (but not limited to) gardening, woodworking, cooking, child care, weaving hammocks, business management, making tofu, building buildings, conference organizing.
 
Job/Task Description and Responsibilities:
Corresponding with conference attendees, Pre- and On-site Registration, doing PR mailings to the people in our database, setting up workshop schedule with presenters, organizing activities during the conferences, contacting like-minded organizations and communities, preparing food for 200+ attendees, preparing rustic conference site for conference and more! Interns can work on all or some of the above tasks. Work for the conferences will be increased steadily as a fraction of the total work week (45 hours), the rest of the work week will be spent in other community work areas (domestic and/or income producing).
Position Training: 
Training will be provided as needed.
Skills Development & Learning: 
Logistics coordination for large events, including cooperative decision-making, public relations skills, coordinating activities, managing detailed administrative work, interpersonal skills, large-group food preparation, etc. There is a wide range of other things which an intern might learn (there are over 200 tasks scheduled weekly in the community) from bee keeping to software development, from cheese making to retail sales and lots in between.
Other details of working conditions: 
Residence at Twin Oaks Community: www.twinoaks.org
Compensation ($): 
$80 (monthly)
Room Included?: 
Yes
Board Included?: 
Yes
Relocation Stipend?: 
No
Working Hours: 
Flexible
Total Hours of Work Per Week: 
42