Local Currency Internship

About the Schumacher Center for a New Economics

The Schumacher Center is a non-profit organization based in Western Massachusetts that uniquely combines vision, application, and communication to further the transition to a new economy— one that supports both people and the planet. Our multidisciplinary approach consists of research, applied theory, public campaigns, and educational events to identify an alternative socio-economic system that is capable of addressing the enormous challenges of our times.

About the Internship:

The Local Currency Intern will focus on building BerkShares, the local currency for Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Provide business support for digital BerkShares mobile payments app.
  • Assist staff with the expansion of BerkShares program in Northern Berkshires County.
  • Manage BerkShares website, including directory, and updating numbers from banks.
  • Create e-newsletters to businesses.
  • Work with BerkShares Board in organizing events.
  • Develop new brochures and ad campaigns.
  • Maintain information on other local currency programs with the purpose of updating the informative database of global local currencies for the Schumacher website.

Qualified candidates must have:

  • A current U.S. Driver’s License and the use of a car.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Familiarity with public relations and a high comfort-level with interviews and public speaking;
  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently;
  • A passion for local economies and local currency;
  • Prior experience with web-editing and design preferred.

If interested, please send a resume, a cover letter, a 1-2 page writing sample, and an unofficial academic transcript to: schumacher@centerforneweconomics.org  with “local currency internship” in the subject line.