opportunity

Operations & Outreach Intern

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 Annual Lectures Series 

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 hosted on Simplecast and available on Spotify and iTunes.

The Operations and Outreach Intern will have the following responsibilities:

  • Updating FileMaker Pro donor database and processing donations.
  • Creating content for various social media platforms.
  • Transcribing, editing, and publishing lectures in different formats, including video and podcast.
  • Helping plan events and seminars, including webinars.

Candidate requirements:

  • A current U.S. Driver’s License and the use of a car.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Audio and video editing experience and computer literacy.
  • Passion for one or more of the following: local economies, earth stewardship and environmental justice, democratizing money, sustainable agriculture, the commons, land access, or worker ownership.

Housing in a 4 bedroom shared home near the Schumacher Center’s office and Library is available. The intern will work 32 hours per week and will receive a stipend of $200 a week.

If interested, please send a resume, a cover letter, a 1-2 page writing sample, 2-3 references, and an unofficial academic transcript to:

Rachel Moriarty, Director of Operations: rachelmoriarty@centerforneweconomics.org