Summer Internships with C2BE

C2BE is currently accepting applications for Summer 2017 Interns. At this time, we are able to host ONE intern this summer. That intern can fill any of the following positions described below. However, if after reading these descriptions you think you could serve another role as an intern, please make a proposal to us by emailing info@c2be.org. The current internship roles are as follows:

  1. Communications Intern

    • Description:  C2BE seeks to uplift stories that promote the values of cooperation, community, solidarity, sustainability, and democracy. The C2BE Communications Intern will work under the supervision of C2BE’s marketing team. Individuals who are passionate about media-based organizing and social justice are encouraged to apply. Specific tasks include:

      • Storytelling: gather clients’ success stories and share them on c2be.org and social media

      • Newsletter Development: contribute to the development of a newsletter designed to contribute to the revitalization of Detroit by uplifting worker ownership as a viable tactic, while keeping our project partners and the larger Detroit economic development ecosystem apprised of C2BE’s work.

      • Social Media Growth: use innovative tactics to publicize C2BE events and collaborations; develop content for C2BE social media accounts and C2BE’s blog page; and manage regular posting to social media to meet our business goals.

      • To Apply: Please email info@c2be.org and follow these instructions:

        • Include in the email subject line, “Communications Intern Application”

        • Provide a Cover Letter that includes: (1) why you are passionate about interning with C2BE, (2) a short description of yourself, and (3) what specific program areas you are most interested in.

        • Attach a Resume

        • Attach a Writing Sample and/or Digital Portfolio

    • Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
       

  2. Business and Finance Intern

    • Description: Cooperative entrepreneurs and worker-owners are the pioneers of the new economy. Yet they are often held back from success because of a lack of access to business planning and financing. C2BE Business and Finance Interns will be able to provide their technical expertise to community-based entrepreneurs, all while collaborating with experienced development professionals to build a cooperative economy. Individuals interested in entrepreneurship and social justice are encouraged to apply. Possible assignments include:

      • Business Services: help C2BE provide services to our clients related to feasibility studies, business planning, product development, market research, and sales strategies.

      • Financial Services: provide education on financial literacy;  help set up accounting systems; help develop C2BE’s Worker Ownership Equity Loan Fund; develop innovative strategies to connect community-based entrepreneurs to patient and non-extractive capital.

    • To Apply: Please email info@c2be.org and follow these instructions:

      • Include in the email subject line, “Business and Finance Intern Application”

      • Provide a Cover Letter that includes: (1) why you are passionate about interning with C2BE, (2) a short description of yourself, and (3) what specific program areas you are most interested in.

      • Attach a Resume

      • Attach a Writing Sample

    • Application Deadline: April 15, 2017