We seek a motivated individual interested in helping with and learning more about the management of our online online certificate program in Sustainable Community Development. The program, founded in 2003, is a collaboration between Village Earth and Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. This 100% online certificate program is a non-credit program available to anyone globally with a curriculum of over 15 different courses.
We are looking for assistance with managing and updating our website, marketing the program, and assisting with the matriculation of participants.
Participants must be fluent in English and have completed at least 2 years of college. While not required, the following skills are desired:
Village Earth helps reconnect communities to the resources that promote human well-being by enhancing social and political empowerment, community self-reliance and self-determination. We do this by strengthening intermediate and grassroots organizations through fiscal sponsorship, networking, training, research and advocacy.
Inspired by the concept that all humanity lives in a single global community or village, the Village Earth approach was designed as more holistic, just and equitable model of development that recognizes the right of ALL people to be active participants in that global community. The Approach works by "assisting disadvantaged individuals and groups gain greater control than they presently have over local and national decision-making and resources, and of their ability and right to define collective goals, make decisions and learn from experience" (Edwards & Hulme, 1992, p. 24). In the spirit of Ghandi's philosophy of swaraj , Village Earth is focused on enhancing the control and management that marginalized communities have over their resources. Doing so not only contributes to their well-being but also increases their capacity for self-determination. This is especially relevant for indigenous communities whose culture is often intimately intertwined with their environment and who define progress, oftentimes, very different from Western market-oriented societies.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
January 8, 2021
Basic Computer Skills
Must be at least 18
5 hours per week but may require more if interns seek college credit.
If you're interested, please complete a volunteer/intern application at https://forms.gle/v8MvdvL4NaBcF9VX7