[Social Innovation]: LA Internship Opportunity: fair trade + social justice

Los Angeles internship opportunity for student interested in fair trade and social justice. You would be working with Sica Schmitz, who is a rising star in social entrepreneurship and ethical fashion, as well as the recent winner of the LA Sustainable Business Council Award. See below for her internship description!


Internship Opportunity with Bead & Reel


We are heading into our 3rd annual Fair Trade Fashion Show Fundraiser with the non-profit Free the Slaves on July 29th, 2017 in Los Angeles. This year's focus will be on fair trade fashion's role in ending human trafficking, told through an inspiring evening including a cocktail reception, panel discussion, and of course fashion show. 


The internship will be from June 1 (flexible start date) to August 31 for 10 - 15 hours per week. Work can mostly be done from home with occasional meetings or projects in my Lincoln Heights studio (outside of downtown) and errands around Los Angeles. Full days will be required July 26 - 29 as well as July 31 but otherwise work hours are flexible. 


This internship will cover:


- Event planning

- Social media / marketing

- PR / press 

- Soliciting and securing sponsorships

- Collaborating with non-profit partners, brand partners, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers 


Requirements for this position:


- A car

- Self motivation

- Good with deadlines and time management

- Able to lift up to 50lbs (there may be some clothing, food, or drinks that require lifting)

- Efficient 

- Positive and polite attitude

- 3-month commitment

- Enthusiasm for fair trade and social justice


While this internship will be mostly focused on the Fair Trade Fashion Show Fundraiser there may be some tasks relating to our various other non-profit collaborations and projects including with the Downtown Women's CenterMercy for Animals, and Fair Trade LA.


Benefits of this internship:


- Fantastic networking opportunity

- Working with really nice people

- Opportunity to learn a wide variety of skills

- Access to vendor, sponsor, and press contact lists

- Being a part of changing lives (and, maybe the world!)

- Letter of recommendation

- 2 tickets to the Fair Trade Fashion Show to share with friends or family

- School credit (as arranged by your school)


Contact: Sica Schmitz

Founder, Curator 

bead & reel: an ethical boutique


o: 323.389.7091 | c: 360.808.6200


Katherine Black

Program Coordinator, Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E)

www.entrepreneurship.duke.edu | @dukesocent


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