Ashevillage Sanctuary

Ashevillage Sanctuary is a dilapidated junkyard & crack house turned Goddess Sanctuary & Eco-Urban Homestead. A living learning laboratory dedicated to anchoring the wild & divine feminine on the planet & creating the world we want by putting our beliefs into practice in our own backyard. We are on 4 connected properties with residential homes, community event space, practitioner rooms for the healing arts & an integrated ecological landscape with organic edible & pollinator gardens, water retention systems, natural buildings & more. We border 60 acres of woodland trails & are a few blocks to downtown Asheville, NC.


Internship Overview

Our ideal intern would play an active role in helping to share &/or support our core activities, membership, in-house events & related ventures with our local community & the world at large. We have a variety of needs. Based on your skills, we will find valuable & rewarding ways for you to be involved, including one or some of the following: working with our social media platforms; assisting in communications & outreach via email; creating graphics; generating short videos & populating our YouTube channel; editing &/or transcribing our podcast recordings; supporting the back end of our websites; creating a media package; troubleshooting technology; etc. Our ideal candidate has a background in marketing, the digital media landscape, a keen eye for graphics & is highly organized in general.

This internship encompasses multiple ways of being engaged & in service. Based on your already-honed skills, we will customize the internship. Please note we do not have the capacity to train someone who is relatively inexperienced, or a first-timer, but will support your growth in the areas where you are already skilled. Let’s find where our needs & your strengths overlap : )


Time requirement

This position starts with a minimum 4-month commitment & no less than 5 hours per week. That said, we could easily keep you busy with 20+ hours, but want to work in a realistic manner with your available hours. The days/times of your hours can be designed around your availability, as our work hours are flexible.


Qualifications

• You have an enthusiastic attitude
• You are a solid communicator & team mate
• You have a laptop computer & a smart phone
• You have a keen eye for detail & a job well-done
• You are highly organized & efficient with systems
• You are located in Asheville. Flexibility to work remotely
• You are motivated & can work independently & with direction
• You are in alignment with the Sanctuary’s core purpose & culture


Positions

You must be gifted & excited to work in at least one of the following:
Correspondence: You are excellent at writing emails & enjoy helping people
Blog: You are a thorough & thoughtful writer & enjoy creating written content
WordPress: You are tech savvy & adept at working with SEO & Google analytics
Social Media: You are a social media geek (Twitter & FB) & love sharing content
Video: You are savvy working with basic video editing & loading videos to Youtube
Podcast transcriptions: You enjoy listening to podcasts & helping to transcribe them
Graphic design: You are adept at photoshop & enjoy working under artistic direction


Benefits

• Gain honed experience in your areas of interest
Build your resume & gain college credit if you are a student
• Design around your scheduling needs; work from home part-time
• Build a network of movers n’ shakers who are deeply engaged in the issues you care about 
• Feel supported in a women-led space that is black & brown positive (BLM) & queer/trans lovin’
• Work with experienced staff at our beautiful 1.33 acre Goddess Sanctuary & Eco-Urban Homestead
• Support a culture based on sexual liberation, ancestral healing & human evolutionary consciousness


Apply

Please follow these steps carefully: Copy, paste & complete the survey below. Include it in an email, along with your letter of interest, resume & two references. Send to info@ashevillage.org. Include in the subject line “Your Name + Outreach Internship Application.”

  1. Your name + birth date + email + phone number + Skype name
  2. How did you hear about us? Please be specific.
  3. What are you hoping to get out of this position?
  4. What are you hoping to give to this position?
  5. What are 3 times that you’re available for an interview?
  6. When are the ideal start & end dates for your internship?
  7. What days/times are you available for your weekly hours?
  8. Is there anything else that you would like to add?