Coconino County Community Services Department: Basic Business Empowerment



The Basic Business Empowerment Program offers internships pertaining to Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). IDAs:

  • are dedicated savings accounts, targeted specifically to working families
  • provide an incentive to work
  • save and build assets as a means to reach self-sufficiency


We’re looking for student interns and other volunteers to assist with:

  • recruitment and retention of participants
  • grant writing
  • marketing
  • data collection and analysis
  • development of financial education classes

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • developing a system for continuous marketing and recruitment of IDA account holders
  • timely preparation of semi-annual progress report
  • direct assistance to IDA participants including determining eligibility, monitoring deposits, referrals to community resources, creation of action plans and other individual assistance as needed
  • keeping informed of national IDA issues
  • maintaining current participant records and providing accurate information to database manager
  • development of relevant financial education based on identified needs of participants
  • assisting with applications for funding opportunities


You must be able to:

  • work and communicate effectively with others
  • maintain records and participant files
  • speak to individuals and groups as necessary to promote agency’s asset building opportunities
  • computer skills are desirable


Call (928) 679-7458 or look at the organization’s website.