Internships

Calling World Changers

Communications/Marketing Internship Summer 2017

Do you believe commerce is a powerful catalyst for social transformation? Then you don’t want to pass up an opportunity to intern with this grassroots, hybrid organization that seeks to connect both shopper and artisan through mission branding.

You will dive into the fast-paced world of running a social enterprise in Haiti and the U.S. With the soul of a charity and the drive of a for-profit apparel brand, we combine the beauty of ministry with the beauty of fashion that fuels social transformation. In other words, we do A LOT!

What We Do

HandUp Global Goods seeks to eliminate a life of handouts for teens transitioning out of orphanages by working to seek social and spiritual change together.

We lovingly empower young men living in impoverished communities to transform their lives and the lives of those around them. Our holistic development process provides jobs, spiritual development, financial literacy, and vocational training to young men transitioning out of orphanages, equipping them to become responsible workers, family members, and community leaders.

The results extend beyond the individual men, bringing social and spiritual transformation to the families and communities within their spheres of influence. Our hope is that these transformed communities will build sustainable, global marketplaces.

That is why we offer a “HandUp”: to break them free from a life of handouts.

You will get hands-on experience in:

- Market research and analysis
- ”Speed of life” social media postings
- Providing support for all social campaigns
- Executing existing marketing strategies for Summer 2017
- Representation of the HandUp mission brand

Qualifications:

- Must be a college student who is eligible to receive credit and intern for the duration of a full summer
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Organized and detail-oriented
- Positive, passionate attitude
- An innovative, self-starter that knows how to prioritize
- Must lead with a servant-heart and be an enthusiastic team player.
- Be willing to receive and give constructive feedback; we are big on teamwork!
- Be mission-minded

Preferred majors:

Social Work, Communications, Entrepreneurship

Internship Requirements:

- Must be able to commute to Montgomery (just North of The Woodlands)
- 20 hours per week (some remote)
- Open to visiting Haiti to connect with HandUp artisans and management team

This is a stipend-only internship. Only students who are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university will be considered.

How to Apply:

Step 1:  Click the link below and fill out the application form.

Step 2:  Send your CV/Resume to [email protected]

How We Make A Difference: The HandUp Cornerstones

Employment

Employment in HandUp-created jobs

Provides immediate, short-term income

Positions youth to move toward independence

Evokes feelings of dignity and stability

Serves as a catalyst for growth, responsibility, and maturity

Builds trust between state-side management and artisans

Financial Literacy

Teaches faith-based money management

Provides future, long-term stability

Promotes a desire to give back to those in need

Results in positive economic impact on the community

Spiritual Discipleship

Mentoring: Introduces spiritual role models

Teaching: Equips artisans with Christ-centered truths

Accountability: Fosters a community of believers who encourage one another

Leadership Training: Implemented daily through workspace devotionals

Vocational Training

Instills a strong, committed work ethic for future endeavors

Creates local businesses

Nurtures a self-sustaining economy

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands; yes, establish the work of our hands!

Psalm 90:17