Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC)

Communications and Program Intern | ASAP

Hours Per Week: 10

Position Starts: Flexible

End Date: End of summer

Pay: $15.00/hr

Location: Burlington, VT

Main Focus of Internship:


Position Description

The Vermont Employee Ownership Center (VEOC) is a statewide non-profit whose mission is to promote and foster employee ownership in order to broaden capital ownership, deepen employee participation, retain jobs, increase living standards for working families, and stabilize communities.

The individual will assist the VEOC’s team with diverse initiatives and tasks, with a particular focus on communications and program support.

Required Qualifications

Pursuing or possessing a degree in business, economics, community development, sociology, or otherwise possessing the skills and interest for the position, including an interest in employee ownership as a valuable business model.

Desired Skills, Attributes, and Knowledge

Desirable skills and experience include familiarity with Google Apps and diverse social media platforms, experience with video production, effective written and verbal communication, event planning experience, and interest in business and economic development.

Education/Professional Development Outcomes

Intern will be supervised and mentored by, and work with, a team of three professionals, all with deep experience in working at high level policy and program development, much of the work being done in a collaborative team environment. The intern will learn about and make connections with many leaders in our community including business owners, policy makers, educators, and those working in economic development, to name just a few. The intern will build skills and experience and will make valuable contacts for future endeavors both personally and professionally, while contributing to the development of a more equitable economy in Vermont.

Work Environment / Culture

  • Collaborative work
  • Opportunity for all workers to contribute ideas
  • Sense of community
  • Employee/team recognition and/or celebrations
  • Independent/autonomous work
  • Focus on social responsibility in the work/workplace
  • Access to managers who can act as mentors
  • Respect based upon accomplishments, not seniority
  • Diversity valued, welcomed and encouraged
  • Creative work
  • Casual Dress
  • Fun!

Our work is mission-driven, exciting, and extremely relevant to our culture and economy. Much of our work is carried out collaboratively with outside individuals and entities, most of whom are leaders in their respective organizations and businesses.

We will seek a practical mix of in-person team work, balanced with individual work that can be done in the office or out. As with the other team members, the work hours will be determined taking into account the individual’s schedule and the work that is dictated by external factors. We are mindful that this is just 10 hours/week and must by necessity mesh with the intern’s other obligations. The only time we would definitely require the intern to work greater than 10 hours is the week of our annual conference held at the UVM Davis Center on June 11.

While we seek certain specific skills and aptitudes from the individual who will fill the position, we expect to build some of the details of the job responsibilities when we discover what talents candidates bring to the job.

Application Instructions

Your application will consist of your cover letter and resume. Please address your cover letter to Matthew Cropp, Associate Director, Vermont Employee Ownership Center, P.O. Box 546, Burlington, VT 05402. Applications will only be accepted by clicking on the”Apply” button on this page. You will complete an application form and upload your application materials.