PLEASE NOTE THIS POSITION MAY BE COMPLETED FROM OUR LOCATIONS IN PANAJACHEL, GUATEMALA, OR BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
About Mercado Global:
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 partner artisans are becoming 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.
Mercado Global's partners include Anthropologie, Calypso St. Barth, Lucky Brand, and most recently J.Crew. Newsweek has featured Mercado Global on its cover, and Good Morning America, Elle Decor, and others have showcased the organization's designs.
Learn more at www.mercadoglobal.org.
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. This 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.
Mercado Global is seeking a highly motivated Sales & Marketing intern who is eager to expand their breadth of knowledge within both the social enterprise and fashion industries. This is a unique opportunity for current and recent college graduates to gain skills and knowledge in supporting the day- to-day operations of a sales team, and assist in expanding our quickly growing client base. The Sales & Marketing Intern works on a variety of sales projects. He or she helps with development of promotional materials and communication for clients, maintaining our e-commerce site, outreach to specialty retailers, and development of text and collateral to tell the stories behind our products and of the women who craft them. This position can be completed from our New York or Guatemala offices or remotely. Please indicate your preferred location in your application.
This position requires a minimum commitment of 3 months and can be either full/part time. There are positions open in both Panajachel, Guatemala, and Brooklyn, New York. Currently looking for interns from May on. Start dates flexible. Unpaid but academic credit is available if intern is a current student. Responsibilities:
-Assist in development of sales tools, including linesheets, e-pitches, product & collection descriptions, and other collateral
-Assist with data management
-Assist in outreach to specialty stores and boutiques
-Update contact information for target clients and specialty stores
-Assist with organizing trunk shows & sample sales
-Assist with setting up meetings with boutiques
-Following up with boutiques in collecting payment/shipping information
-Assist in setting up meetings with Department/Specialty Stores
-Experience in sales highly preferred
-Self-motivated and highly organized
-Strong verbal and written communication skills
-Polished and professional demeanor
-Proficient in MS Office, including Word and Excel
-Strong database management skills.
-Experience with Salesforce is a plus
-Knowledge of Photoshop or Illustrator is a plus, but not required
-Enthusiasm for Mercado Global's mission and products
-College degree, or working towards, in marketing, communications, or public relations a plus
How to apply
Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org