Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Women in Community Sustainable Living Internship|
|Organization:||Windward Education and Research Center|
|Description:||"The restoration of vibrant, fierce communities of women across the globe would eradicate much of the world's injustice almost overnight."
--Christiane Pelmas, MSW, www.therewilding.com
Are you determined to create a just and sustainable culture?
Do you want to cultivate your talents and build lasting, life-affirming relationships?
The foundation for resilient, equitable culture is laid when women create alliances with one another and form mutually supportive circles that protect the long-term welfare of the community, and that inspire and require integrity and character-?? first in themselves, and then by their example in the other members of their community. The Windward Center's Women in Community Sustainability Living Internship is a 3 month, full immersion experience intended to develop the baseline of skills needed for young women to play a key role in creating and maintaining thriving, sustainable community.
This 12-week internship will involve:
1.) The study of historical and modern examples of matrilocal cultures.
2.) On-going dialogue about the impact of patriarchal and consumer cultures on female sexuality and empowerment.
3.) The experience of daily living in a small, land-based community with ample opportunity for putting theory into practice.
Participants will be exposed to conceptual frameworks, practical techniques, and living examples of ways to maintain ecologically sustainable community.
Creating sustainable culture is truly an inter-disciplinary task, requiring the integration of a variety of skills and backgrounds, interests and passions. So we encourage women from all academic backgrounds to apply. More than academic interest, however, creating sustainable culture requires courage of heart, strength of spirit and a determination to create a better way of living.
More About Windward
The Windward Education and Research Center is a village-scale sustainability research cooperative, dedicated to maintaining and developing the knowledge and skills needed to live well with the Earth and one another, managed by an intentional community of over 30 years in the making.
Send an email to Windward@gorge.net with Ping! in the subject line, with responses to following questions:
1.) Why do you want to participate in the Women in Community Sustainable Living Internship?
2.) Describe some of your experiences living in community, or working towards creating a sustainable culture.
3.) Describe your academic background, personal interests, hobbies and passions.
4.) What do you consider your strengths and weaknesses, particularly as it relates to living and working collaboratively with others?