Social Enterprise Product Development Internship in Ghana, West Africa

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Abroad Impact
15417 Bald Eagle Lane
Woodbridge, VA
Posted: June 05 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Full-time, Unpaid

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Description

Abroad Impact is recruiting recent graduates to intern in Ghana for the summer and fall helping local artisans develop and sell products international. The internship will be primarily based in Accra Ghana and interns will have the opportunity to explore other parts of Ghana , exploring crafts from different regions of Ghana. The intern will help with the development of the program, establish relationships with artisans, train artisans, recruit volunteers, and help establish an online platform to sell goods.

We are looking for 2-3 interns to help in different aspects including:
1. business formation and development
2. on-boarding and establishing relationships with artisans and
3. developing an online platform for sales
4. establishing relationships with distributors and customers
5. creating and executing marketing strategies including branding and social media marketing

This is an exciting opportunity to build skills in business development, empower artisans to reach a broader market and generate sustainable income, take charge of developing a business and experience a new culture.

Internships are unpaid and interns must pay a fee depending on length of stay. Interns must commit a minimum of 4 weeks. The fee will cover housing, administrative and program fees, and business development costs. The fee does not cover airfare, visa and immunization fees, feeding and personal expenses. Program fees are as follows:

1 month: $1,600 USD
2 months: $2,400 USD
3 months: $2,800 USD

Applications are expected on a rolling basis. The project is set to begin in August 2015.

Requirements

Qualifications
1. Undergraduate or Young Professional
2. Proactive, problem-solver and easily adaptable
3. Fluent in English
4. Experience with business developing and marketing is a plus
5. Project management skills
6. Proficient in the use of computer and the internet
7. Excellent facilitation skills

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