Madison Community Cooperative - Alumni Outreach Intern

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Madison Community Cooperative
Madison, WI
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Brief Description of Organization: 

Our mission is to improve the Madison community by providing low-cost, not-for-profit cooperative housing for very low to moderate-income people and to be inclusive of underrepresented and marginalized groups of the community.

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Position Title: 
Alumni Outreach Intern
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Are you interested in celebrating and expanding cooperative networks? Would you enjoy connecting with elders in the co-op and “solidarity economy” movements? Do you want to explore Madison, Wisconsin with one of the largest community housing co-op organizations in the universe as your home base?

In this position, you will:

  • Create a database of MCC alumni contact information in cooperation with Archives Intern.
  • Design and execute initial outreach campaign via social media, mailings, etc.
  • Follow up with alumni responses to cultivate relationships and gather feedback.
  • Participate in initial planning process for MCC’s 50-year celebration in 2018.
  • Participate in initial planning process for an oral history project on Madison cooperatives.
Position Training: 
  • Ongoing communication with MCC officers and staff, who will share about MCC’s history and current operations.
  • Introduction to the Madison InfoShop, a collectively organized library/archives hosted in our office space.
  • Meetings with alumni who have expressed interest in helping organize a reunion event.
Skills Development & Learning: 
  • Database creation/management
  • “Marketing” for meaningful ends
  • Primary-source research
  • Stories from co-op elders
Other details of working conditions: 
In our shared office space with several computers, some coordination with other staff will be necessary.
Compensation ($): 
Interns will receive room/board for hours up to 15, and $12.85/hr after that.
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