Environmental Merchandising Intern
DUTIES/JOB DESCRIPTION: Don’t Waste Durham (www.dontwastedurham.org) is a non-profit organization that works to reduce the amount of trash produced by our community – by preventing it in the first place! One of our many programs is to promote reuse through sustainable alternatives to single-use household items, such as bamboo cutlery, stainless steel straws, and hand-sewn reusable cosmetic rounds. We are looking for someone to assist with our environmental merchandise program and help us promote a circular reuse economy. This internship provides an opportunity to increase skills in sustainable materials management, environmental marketing, visual merchandising, and more. The ideal candidate is organized and has an interest in sustainable business practices and making a positive environmental impact on the world. Bonus interests are marketing, photography, graphic design, and/or crafting.
HOURS: Average 1-2 hours per week. Must commit to at least 3 months of service to the team.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Work closely with Don’t Waste Durham Executive Director to monitor merchandise inventory in our online systems, maintain contact with our local artisans to handcraft additional inventory when needed, and prepare online orders for shipment. Secondary responsibilities are researching and proposing new merchandise items, photographing and adding new items to online store, designing and creating product signage, developing new marketing techniques, and assisting with event tabling when possible.
COMPENSATION: This is an unpaid internship. However, we will reward completed work with credit in our online store. Don’t Waste Durham is also very happy to write letters of recommendation and/or complete internship documentation; and we will pass along as many perks from our member businesses and organizations that we possibly can! This internship is a growth opportunity with the potential to develop into more.
HOW TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.dontwastedurham.org, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org