Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce

Project Intern | ASAP

Hours Per Week: 4-20

Position Starts: ASAP

End Date: TBD

Pay: This internship is for students who qualify to use a summer internship stipend from their college or university.

Location: Ludlow, VT

Main Focus of Internship:

Administrative/Business Operations

Position Description

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce (OVRCC) serves 11 communities in South Central Vermont. Our region is known as a 4-season recreational destination. Summer brings golf, fishing, swimming, hiking, inn-to-inn walking tours, mountain biking, festivals, outdoor summer concerts and theater at the Weston Playhouse. Winter brings all kinds of skiing, snowmobiling and outdoor activities. We’re home to Okemo Mountain Resort and Scenic Route 100 Byway.

We’re home to artisan cheese makers and great shopping: The Vermont Country Store, family owned bookstores, artisans, antiques, galleries, museums and President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site. And we have the oldest arts & crafts schools in the country, Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts.

Our area is known as a ‘foodie destination” offering unique experiences from farm-to-table dining to High Tea and everything in between! There truly is something for everyone!

The OVRCC is a chamber member-driven business association in South Central Vermont. In order to better serve our members, an intern could assist with various administrative, customer service, events, research & analysis, and social media tasks. The position is flexible to work with the student’s schedule. We are open 6 days a week from Monday – Saturday. The Chamber also operates in a visitors center so an intern familiar with the region would be very helpful. There is currently no budget for the position, however we are seeking a student who’s college offers interns grants or stipends. This would be a wonderful opportunity for a student to learn about the business community and also network with our members who may be hiring after they graduate!

Required Qualifications

College students majoring in business, marketing, communications, or economics are preferred. Reliable, professional & engaging applicants are most welcome to join us!

Desired Skills, Attributes, Knowledge

Multitasking, organized, attention to detail, knowledge of business basics, & some social media experience (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterist, Linkedin, Google Ads)

Educational / Professional Development Outcomes

They will learn association management, public relations, and community development. They will use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) They could also help with photoshop & powerpoint. They will also be exposed to our email service (constant contact) and member & events database (EverWondr). As a temporary employee of the chamber, they would be eligible for discounts from our members during the duration of the internship.

Application Information

Your application will consist of a cover letter and a resume. Please address your cover letter to Carol Lighthall, Executive Director, Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, 57 Pond St, Ludlow, VT 05149. Click on the”Apply” button on this page to complete an application form and upload your cover letter and resume. Position is available until filled.