Audio Archives Internship

The Schumacher Center for a New Economics is seeking an intern to assist with the operations of its unique audio archives.


About the Schumacher Center for a New Economics

The Schumacher Center is heir to the programs of the E. F. Schumacher Society, founded in 1980. It is a leader in the movement to create a new economy— one that supports both people and the planet. The Schumacher Center houses a research library that stewards the rich tradition of community economics and an annual lecture series that showcases the visionaries of the movement. Its on-the-ground projects test and develop models and tools to empower citizens in the economic realm.


About the Lectures and Publications

The Schumacher Center’s online collection of lectures and publications

represent some of the foremost voices on a new economics. Included are the Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, launched in 1981 with Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson as speakers and continuing annually since then, and other lectures hosted by the Schumacher Center.

There is growing interest in building a new economy that is just and recognizes planetary limits. Schumacher Center speakers have been at the forefront of this movement.

Past lectures have been transcribed and edited by Hildegarde Hannum. They are available as pamphlets and eBooks. Many are available to listen to as audio on Archive.org and as podcast episodes on LibSyn and iTunes.


About the Internship

Interns will be working independently to digitize, record intros and outros, edit, and publish online or in podcast form audio from our archives. Previous Schumacher Center interns have written a guide explaining the basic steps to creating and publishing audio as podcast episodes.

Interns will also organize the Archive.org audio archive by updating subject tags and creating playlists for the different types of audio.

The Audio Archives intern will work 32 hours per week and will receive a stipend of $200 a week. Housing in a 4 bedroom shared home near the Schumacher Center’s office and Library is available. This internship will be supported by all staff.


Candidate requirements:

  • A current U.S. Driver’s License and have the use of a car.
  • Strong organizational skills and a keen attention to detail.
  • Previous audio editing experience.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Strong interest in any of the following areas: ecologically and socially responsible economics, local economies, appropriate technology, worker ownership, community supported agriculture, and restoring the commons.

Please send a resume, a cover letter, an audio sample, 2-3 references, and an unofficial academic transcript to: schumacher@centerforneweconomics.org with “audio archives internship” in the subject line.

Interviews will be conducted in person, if possible.