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Annual Lectures Internship Posted May 17
Schumacher Center for a New Economics , Great Barrington, MA
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 E. F. Schumacher Lectures:

The Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures include some of the foremost voices on a new economics.

In October 1981 the Schumacher Center for a New Economics hosted the First Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, which were delivered by Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson. They offered a promising view of the world as it could and should be. It was a propitious beginning for what has become a respected tradition.

We have garnered over the years a splendid compendium of lectures (edited by Hildegarde Hannum) that are acquainting people with a cultural and economic revolution in the making.

Speakers challenge entrenched ways of thinking. They are sometimes profound, sometimes practical, sometimes funny, always provocative, and invariably their wisdom points the way to a future in which people, land, and community matter. The Lecturers include some of the leading proponents of a new economics.

About the Internship:

The Annual Lectures Intern will gain exposure to 37 years of innovative community-based economic development work, gain familiarity with the workings of a non-profit organization, and have the opportunity to meet leaders in the new economy movement. The Schumacher Center runs its programs with a small core staff, providing the Intern with exposure to the full scope of activity at the Schumacher Center.

The Intern will work closely with our Director of Operations to prepare for our Annual E. F. Schumacher Lecture series. This includes conducting outreach to schools, affiliated organizations, and past lecture attendees to offer discounted tickets as well as posting information about the event to online calendars and posting flyers of the event around the region.

With guidance and direction from our Librarian, the Intern will also be expected to go through archival materials of our past events and create pages for them on our Wordpress website.

The internship begins on June 1st. The Annual Lectures Intern will work 32 hours per week and will receive a stipend of $100 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 Rachel Moriarty, Director of Operations, and Amelia Holmes, the Librarian.

Candidate requirements:

• A current U.S. Driver’s License and have the use of a car.
• Enthusiasm for public engagement and hosting.
• Team player willing to perform a variety of tasks.
• Well-organized and efficient.
• 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, a 1-2 page writing sample, 2-3 references, and an unofficial academic transcript to: with "annual lectures internship" in the subject line.

Interviews will be conducted in person, if possible.