Riverton is a decades old non-profit organization whose mission is "To develop and maintain quality student-oriented housing communities operating on a non-profit, democratic basis." Riverton owns and operates 7 housing communities near the campuses of University of Minnesota and Augsburg College. These communities provide 578 independent-living apartments and townhomes; all seven are cooperatives, governed by a board of directors made up of residents.
This summer, the Riverton Community Housing is pleased to offer a position as a RCH Cooperative Member Services Intern. This internship will involve working with all members from 7 of RCH housing cooperatives and staff.
Work closely with Community Managers and RCH staff. Attend RCH All Staff functions, all 7 co-op monthly board meetings, events and activities for a full non-profit co-op experience.
Create a spreadsheet or measurement tools to guage and understand member participation and engagement.
Help to coordinate an all 7 cooperative collaborative event and other co-op summer events and activities.
Identify and develop board training opportunities to improve co-op board functions. This includes, but not limited to new board member orientation, officer training, board development training and new resident member orientation.
As the RCH Cooperative Member Services intern, you will receive a personal orientation to RCH, our co-op's history. You will receive ongoing support from staff about current operations and internship goals. You will have the opportunity to gain leadership experience by coordinating interested members to assist you with internship projects. Over the course of the internship, you will be able to further the development of your cooperative, outreach, engagement and general professional skills.
Advanced understanding about co-op operations, member recruitment and educational resource development.
Introduction into the non-profit worklife and co-op experience.
Membership education, cooperative goverance, civic engagement and community organizing.