Community Outreach Intern (NYC)

Mercado Global

About the organization

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 global sourcing practices.


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 will report to the Institutional Partnerships Coordinator that is based in Guatemala. Start dates flexible. This position requires a minimum commitment of 3 months and can be either full or part time. Currently looking for interns for the fall and winter. Start dates flexible. Unpaid but academic credit is available if intern is a current student.




-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


-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

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send a resume and cover letter, with the title of the internship you are applying for in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Tell us why you are a good fit!

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