Entrepreneurship Intern, Make-It Springfield, Springfield, MA

In the summer of 2016, Make-It launched as a 1 month pop-up project in a vacant storefront. Since then, Make-It Springfield has become a treasured community incubator and makerspace for local artists, entrepreneurs, makers, programmers, students and enthusiasts to make, create & share their skills and tools. Make-It provides a platform for community members of all backgrounds to learn new skills, build relationships, launch businesses & inspire one another.

Make-It recently launched a retail program that supports entrepreneurs interested in selling their handmade items at retail establishments in local shops and online. Current retail items include hot sauce, bow ties, gourmet chocolates, screen-printed shirts and bags, jewelry, artist notecards, and more. Current retail outlets include the Springfield Museums online store and the new Visitor Center next to the MassMutual Center.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for an Entrepreneurship Intern for the following projects:

  • Organize trainings to support entrepreneur members, with a focus on those with retail products
  • Interview the talented makers and create profiles for website and social media
  • Photograph and film makers and products for website

Depending on the individual’s interests and skills, other projects may include:

  • Designing flyers, signage, and other printed promotional materials to promote retail program
  • Drafting email blasts to promote retail program
  • Identify new products that Make-It can create and sell
  • Other self-directed projects

You might be a great fit for this if you have:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Basic graphic design skills (preferred)
  • Basic video skills (preferred)
  • Experience with social media platforms, ideally on behalf of an organization or business
  • Ideally bilingual in English & Spanish
  • An enthusiasm for all the great activities happening at Make-It!

We have a team of dedicated advisory board members. Each intern will have a lead board member they are working with on projects for guidance, support and encouragement. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in entrepreneurship and small businesses. You will be a valued member of our team and you’ll enjoy being a part of this vibrant community space!

PERIOD OF INTERNSHIP/EMPLOYMENT: Flexible

PAY TYPE: Unpaid, with potential for academic credit and/or recommendation letter

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Internship

JOB STATUS: Part-Time (about 5 hours/week), flexible

LOCATION: Make-It Springfield, 168 Worthington St, Springfield, MA (with option to complete some hours remotely)

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Rolling

REQUIRED DEGREE: All majors welcome

CONTACT: MakeItSpringfield@gmail.com

HOW TO APPLY: Resume & brief cover letter