Vermont Employee Ownership Center

Program Intern | Summer

Hours Per Week: 20

Position Starts: June 3, 2019

End Date: August 31, 2019

Pay: $15.00/hr

Location: Burlington and South Burlington, VT

Main Focus of Internship:


Position Description

The Vermont Employee Ownership Center 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.

We provide information and resources to owners interested in selling their business to their employees, employee groups interested in purchasing a business, and entrepreneurs who wish to start up a company with broadly shared ownership.

The Summer Program Intern will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the preparation for, and execution of, the 17th Annual Vermont Employee Ownership Conference on June 12th.
  • Updating our annual survey of Vermont employee-owned companies and writing a report on the results.
  • Assisting with marketing and outreach work for seminars and events.
  • Researching and writing profiles of Vermont businesses.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent.
  • Strong written communication skills, including Google Docs and Sheets proficiency.

Desired Skills, Attributes, and Knowledge

This position is generally intended for a rising college junior, senior, or graduate student, but non-students with a college degree and interest in employee-ownership are also welcome to apply.

  • Pursuing or possessing a degree in business, community development, economics, or a related field and/or a strong demonstrated independent interest in employee ownership, alternative business models, etc.
  • If currently enrolled in an academic program, a GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Experience with event planning.
  • Understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Educational/Professional Development Outcomes

Intern will work with VEOC team of three whose professional experiences are deep in program and organizational development, employee ownership, and law and legislative process. Intern’s research work (and resulting report) will develop relevant skills and will result in a concrete work product.

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!

Intern will meet many individuals at the annual conference, including business owners, employees, professionals (attorneys, CPA’s and those involved with employee ownership development and support), legislators and others.

Application Information

Your application will consist of a cover letter and resume. Please address your cover letter to Michele Kupersmith, Program and Outreach Coordinator, Vermont Employee Ownership Center
286 College Street, PO Box 546, Burlington, VT 05402. Click on the”Apply” button on this page to complete an application form and upload your cover letter and resume. DO NOT mail a physical copy of your application materials to the Vermont Employee Ownership Center. Application deadline is April 18, 2019.