Mercado Global is a social enterprise with an innovative approach to fighting poverty and empowering women in rural Guatemala.
Mercado 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 on an unprecedented scale, Mercado Global is helping its partner artisans to be a source of change in their communities and 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.
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 out of our New York and Guatemala offices. The internship offers the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a non-profit organization while becoming familiar with the growing ethical fashion industry.
The Operations Internship is based out of MG's office in Brooklyn and will report to the Operations Manager. The intern must commit to working for a minimum of 3 months. Start dates flexible. Unpaid but academic credit is available if intern is a current student.
The Operations Intern will assist the Operations Manager in:
-Fulfillment and shipping of orders
-Coordination of imports/exports and providing order and packaging instructions to our Guatemala production team
-Assist at trade shows and other Mercado Global events in the NYC area
-Maintaining inventory records, assisting with trunk show logistics, mailings, and other operations projects
-Communication between the Operations Manager in New York and Guatemala
-Detail oriented with strong organizational skills required
-Ability to work independently and troubleshoot
-Proficient with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office Suite programs
-Experience and/or knowledge of fashion industry or marketing a plus
-Spanish proficiency required
-Customer-facing experience preferred
-Must have college degree or currently be working towards a degree
How to apply
Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org