Special Projects Associate at 1Berkshire

1Berkshire seeks a college student for an exciting paid summer internship! As the Special Projects Associate, you will assist our Economic Development and Member Services teams and spend a full summer immersed in the middle of the Berkshire business economy. You will engage with our team in important projects and programs such as the Berkshire Blueprint 2.0 implementation, the Workforce Skills Cabinet, and the jobs thing while also participating in event planning and member outreach. Attendance at meetings with regional leaders and influencers will also expose you to a variety of systems and networks, including but not limited to the Economic Prosperity Impact Council (EPIC), Berkshire Compact, Berkshire Starts, and our regional chambers.

About 1Berkshire

1Berkshire is a county-wide non-profit organization, headquartered in Pittsfield, focused on economic development and promotion of the region as a preferred place to visit, to live, and to grow a business. 1Berkshire staff serve a membership of nearly 1,000 businesses throughout the region and provide programming, support, and advocacy for the business community, visitor economy, creative economy, entrepreneurs, and next generation leaders. For information, visit 1Berkshire.com

Desired Qualifications

1Berkshire hopes to find a motivated team player that would enjoy working with a creative and diverse team that’s passionate about the region. Applicants should possess familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software (Google docs and/or Microsoft Office Suite) as well as a comfort level with learning new digital interfaces and systems. Ideal candidates will possess strong communication skills, an ability to balance multiple tasks, and a willingness to learn while doing. Web skills, social media and strong writing experience are a plus.

Compensation and Application Instructions Hourly Wage: 40 hours a week @ $12.50/hr

Timeframe: June 10th – August 16th. Additional week optional.

Required Application Materials: Resume, cover letter (tell us why you’re awesome!) and a writing sample (minimum 1 page).

1Berkshire work attire is casual (dress for your calendar) and office hours are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM daily. Applications will be due by March 15th. Interviews to be conducted between March 18th and 29th.

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