Twin Oaks Community - Hammocks Marketing Internship

Co-op / Organization: 
Twin Oaks Community
Louisa, VA, USA
Type of Organization: 
Intentional community
Brief Description of Organization: 

Twin Oaks is an intentional community in rural central Virginia, made up of around 90 adult members and 15 children. Since the community's beginning in 1967, our way of life has reflected our values of cooperation, sharing, nonviolence, equality, and ecology.

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Position Title: 
Hammocks Marketing Internship
Position Duties: 

The intern will aid in the development of wholesale and retail marketing strategy for our hammocks business. The intern will assist in designing marketing strategies and campaigns, working with the marketing managers on increasing sales.

Position Training: 

The intern will receive whatever on-the-job training is necessary for the work they will do. They will complete a 3-week orientation period after which the community will approve their internship so long as they have demonstrated an ability and willingness to live and work within the norms of the community.

Skills Development & Learning: 

The intern will learn how a community business operates. As Twin Oaks is an incomesharing intentional community, there are some limitations to the growth of production and investment in the hammocks business.

Other details of working conditions: 
Intern will be living and working in the community with other members. The intern will be working the community's quota of 40 hours per week, much of which will consist of the marketing internship itself along with domestic and income-earning work.
Compensation ($): 
Room Included?: 
Private room
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Relocation Stipend?: 
A stipend is unlikely to be granted, but a small amount of assistance may be possible in the case of supporting diversity of applications.
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