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Fair Trade Internship job in Vista

Dr. Bronner's jobs
California (CA), Vista
Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturing
Job Type:  Administration
Employment:  Intern
Impact Area:  Quality of Life
Company Name:  Dr. Bronner's

Location
Country:  United States
State / Province:  California (CA)
City:  Vista
Zip / Postal Code:  92081
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Description

Fair Trade Internship Program Overview


Introduction


Dr. Bronner’s is committed to building the Fair Trade movement in as many ways as possible. To this end, we launched a Fair Trade Internship Program in 2017 whose aim is to inspire aspiring business students with first-hand knowledge of how a viable Fair Trade business actually functions. Through a weekly Fair Trade curriculum, rotational exposure to different aspects of our business operations, and individual department-specific project work within the “engine room” of the company, our interns will both contribute to the business and, more importantly, will learn about Dr. Bronner’s, Fair Trade supply chains, and Fair Trade principles in action. We hope that this program will plant seeds in the minds of our interns and help shape the careers of future business leaders.


 


Internship Structure




  • This is a paid, 10-week summer internship;




  • Interns will work 40 hours/week, Monday – Friday, from May 29 – August 3, 2018;




  • Hourly wage for Interns is $18.00;




  • Free vegan lunches will be provided through our All-One Cafe




  • Shared housing for interns is also provided in San Diego County, CA.




  • Interns are expected to provide administrative and program support to their department manager, complete at least one project of their own coordination, participate in company-wide rotations and special events, and attend weekly luncheons to gain exposure to other aspects of the business and learn about Fair Trade.




Intern Application & Selection Details


Interns will be selected from collegiate business programs.


To apply, go to  www.drbronner.com/careers and upload the following:




  • Cover letter describing interest in specific internship position and qualifications, including any previous work or internship experience.




  • Resume




  • College transcript (unofficial is fine).




  • Letter of recommendation from previous employer or professor.




Please apply and submit all documents by 12:00 Midnight on February 17, 2018.


Program Focus & Curriculum


Each Intern will have administrative/supportive tasks and a single larger project to complete over the course of the summer that contributes to the business, within one or more of the following departments:




  • Supply Chain & Logistics




  • Quality Assurance, Compliance & Sustainability




  • Operations Administration




  • Production Administration




To gain a broader understanding of both Dr. Bronner’s as a business and of Fair Trade principles, Interns will attend  weekly seminars at lunch featuring different department leaders following the program curriculum outlined below. In some cases, Interns will also spend time during that week working with that department (e.g. filling soap, doing a foam event, demo in-store, etc.). Topics of Fair Trade Principles include: Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade Projects, Fair Trade Premiums: How they work, Fair Trade Schemes: what exists?, Authentic Fair Trade: what is it and how can you tell?, Domestic Fair Trade, Fair Trade Activism: the frontier, Keys to Fair Trade Success, & The Future of Fair Trade.


For background information about Fair Trade, we encourage students to visit: https://www.drbronner.com/about/our-suppliers/projects-and-partnerships/ and http://fairworldproject.org/

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