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DescriptionMercado Global is a social enterprise with an innovative approach to fighting poverty and empowering women in rural Guatemala. By providing business development support and connecting artisan cooperatives to international sales opportunities in the on an unprecedented scale, Mercado Global is helping its partner artisans to be a source of change in global sourcing practices.
Each Mercado Global collection starts with a journey to the highlands of Guatemala where our designers partner with indigenous women artisans to develop unique pieces that combine Mayan craftsmanship with modern design. From one of the most marginalized populations in the world, our partner artisans are rising to become leaders in their communities and are sending their children to school, often for the first time.
Mercado Global's sales partners include Anthropologie, Calypso St. Barth, Levi Strauss, and ABC Carpet & Home, among others. Newsweek has also featured Mercado Global on its cover and Good Morning America, Elle Decor, and others have showcased the organization's designs.
As part of its mission to foster a sense of global responsibility among the next generation of leaders and consumers, Mercado Global accepts a limited number of students as interns at our Brooklyn offices. The internship offers the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of an international non-profit organization while becoming familiar with the growing ethical fashion industry.
The Community Outreach Intern will be a part of the Mercado Global Community Outreach Team at our Brooklyn office. The Community Outreach Intern will gain broad exposure to non-profit management and fundraising, including development operations, donor communication, grant-writing, social media, event planning, logistics, donor visits, and research. This position requires at least a 3 month commitment and will report remotely to the Institutional Partnerships Coordinator that is based in Guatemala.
Responsibilities-Assist in development and implementation of donor communications
-Conduct donor and conference research
-Assist in writing grant proposals
-Help maintain donor database
-Assist with aspects of event planning and logistics
-Assist with planning for donor trips and visits to Guatemala
-Support and implementation of social media and MG Blog
Requirements-Current or recent college graduate from an accredited four-year institution, graduate students also welcome
-Demonstrated interest in non-profit development and international work
-Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Knowledge of database management preferred
-Understanding of social media preferred
-Ability to exhibit tact and diplomacy in a confidential environment
-Ability to work in a high-pressure environment and balance competing demands and priorities
-Experience using DonorPerfect and Constant Contact a plus
-Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel
-Enthusiasm for Mercado Global's mission
-Flexibility, drive and a sense of humor