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MACED Seeks Enterprise Development Intern


January 2017



MACED is looking for a highly motivated individual to join its Enterprise Development Team as a summer intern. The intern will assist the Enterprise Development Team's efforts to coordinate and administer MACED's annual client survey. The intern will also work closely with staff on other projects in accordance with MACED's mission and values.  



The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) is a 41 year-old multi-strategy sustainable economic development organization that seeks to create economic alternatives that work for people and places in Central Appalachia and Kentucky. MACED's long-term goals are a strong and diverse economy, increased family well-being – particularly for people with low-income – healthy and protected land, air and water, and an effective and accountable democracy.


MACED is a fast-paced, dynamic and growing organization with a 32-person staff that manages over $28 million in total assets. MACED seeks to make meaningful progress towards a Just Appalachian Transition through the following core strategies: 1) investing capital in enterprises and communities, 2) demonstrating development ideas, 3) engaging in research, communications and advocacy for policy change, and 4) building entrepreneurial and leadership capacity.


Position Description

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following areas:


Working with MACED staff to coordinate an annual client survey, including:

    • Updating survey documents and tracking tools

    • Refining client data

    • Distributing surveys to clients

    • Collecting completed surveys and updating financial information from clients

    • Following up by phone or in person to obtain outstanding survey information (travel, including overnight, may be required.)

    • Tracking distribution and collection of the surveys

    • Compiling data collected with the survey

    • Assisting with evaluating the implications of the information gathered

    • Assisting with other projects in accordance with MACED's mission and values

    • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications and Characteristics

Knowledge and experience:  College graduate or student seeking bachelor's degree in business or related area; strong project organization & follow up skills.


Personal characteristics:  Highly self-motivated; well-organized; attentive to detail and able to multi-task.


Technology and software:  Working competence with MS Excel and Word software programs.


Communications:  Ability to communicate effectively and confidently with numerous Appalachian based entrepreneurs; strong writing skills; strong interpersonal communication skills.


Physical:  Close vision with or without corrective lenses necessary for computer work; manual dexterity needed to operate computer; ability to perform assigned duties in a time-efficient manner; a valid driver's license and ability to drive. Any employment offer is contingent upon applicant's insurability on MACED's group vehicle insurance policy.

Additional Information

This is a paid, 10 week, 40 hour per week internship. Hourly rate will be based on experience. Some benefits will apply. The internship is based in Berea, Kentucky. Berea is a beautiful, small college town, less than an hour south of Lexington, on the edge of the Appalachian region. MACED is an equal opportunity employer.


Please e-mail your resume, contact information for three references and a cover letter specifically explaining why you are a good fit for this position to internships@maced.org. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be considered until the position is filled. For more information about MACED, visit www.maced.org.