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Feb 28 / BARD CEP

Enterprise Development Intern- Kentucky

Organization: Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED)

Position Title: Enterprise Development Intern

Location: 433 Chestnut Street, Berea, KY, 40403, US

Hours and Compensation: 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.

Application Deadline: not listed


Organization Overview

The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) is a 37 year-old multi-strategy sustainable economic development organization that seeks to create economic alternatives that work for people and places in need in Central Appalachia and Kentucky. MACED’s long-term goals are a strong and diverse economy; increased family well-being, particularly for low-income people; 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 $20 million in total assets. The organization focuses its efforts on sustainable development and change strategies that generate economic and environmental benefits to people and places. These strategies include: 1) providing financial capital and expertise to individuals, businesses and communities, 2) conducting research and engaging in effective communications to support good public policy, and 3) demonstrating effective community economic development efforts that make a difference. MACED’s strategic plan focuses on two sectors (new energy and sustainable forestry), deepens our commitment to entrepreneur and enterprise development, and promotes the development of a new economic vision in Appalachia and Kentucky.


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


  • 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.

How to Apply

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

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