Merchandising - Nonprofit Internship
Longwood, FL
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MERCHANDISING INTERN

Hours: 15 Hrs/Wk

Location: Orlando, FL

Reports To: Marketing Coordinator

Employment Type: Internship

Areas of Interest: Marketing, Inventory, Sales, Projections, Branding, Sustainability


ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE) is a non-profit organization that ‘activates people for a hunger-free world'. To date, FCE has distributed over 100 million meals to hungry people across the globe and has mobilized over 600,000 volunteers.

The organization focuses efforts around addressing hunger and the root causes. The program vehicles include:

  • Hunger Projects - high energy corporate, church or civic social responsibility events that mobilize thousands of volunteers across the US to hand-package healthy meals for hungry people

  • Full Cart - a meal delivery service for hard-working individuals and families to extend their grocery budget and connect them with life-changing career resources

  • Disaster Relief - a program that activates people to package disaster relief meal kits in immediate response to natural disasters

  • International Development - community transformation projects that include the improvement of education, agriculture, women's health initiatives and economic development

  • Micro-Farming - community farming efforts that make nutrient-rich foods accessible in food desserts

FCE is full of people-people, loud laughers and world changers who have come together to make a difference. We support innovation, collaboration and always dream big - not even the sky is a limit! Together, we're helping feed millions of people all around the world. At Feeding Children Everywhere making a global impact is all in a day's "work".

POSITION SUMMARY

For this position, we are looking for the extroverted fashionista with a flair for numbers. This position manages our cause-driven merchandise line where every item purchased helps provide meals for those who need it most.
You will work with the marketing coordinator to come up with creative merchandise material as well as control product inventory and purchase transactions. There are opportunities to gain experience in creativity, marketing, organization and communicating with customers and retailers in the non-profit industry.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

First and foremost, empowering, activating, and connecting with PEOPLE.

  • Brainstorming and researching new products and ideas

  • Creating and revising large purchase orders

  • Distributing merchandise for events

  • Projecting and tracking sales and inventory

  • Promoting and marketing FCE merchandise

  • Advocating for our sustainability initiative

  • Maintaining an online boutique and fulfilling online orders

  • Helping lead Hunger Projects

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • YOU DON'T MISS A BEAT: Attention to detail, organized, and thorough

  • YOU'VE GOT THE GIFT OF GAB: Excellent communication skills

  • YOU'RE COMPUTER SAVVY: Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel & Word

  • YOU'VE GOT A CREATIVE FLAIR: You think outside of the box

  • YOU COULD SELL ICE TO AN ESKIMO: Ability to market & sell effectively

THE PERKS

  • OFFICE EXPERIENCE: Gain meaningful, relevant work experience in the nonprofit industry

  • TIME OFF: 25 hrs of time off throughout the semester, as well as University holidays

  • NETWORKING: Opportunity to work with industry partners and clients

  • GROWTH: Continuous training/leadership opportunities for personal and professional development

  • PEOPLE: Work with a vibrant group of people who are passionate about ending hunger

  • MEANINGFUL IMPACT: Knowing that all the work you do is behind an incredible cause

Job Type Internship