Title: Mercado Global seeks Production & Operations Intern
Date: 29 June 2017 9:38 pm

is looking for Production & Operations Intern

Sololá, Guatemala

June 29, 2017

Job Description


About Mercado Global: 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 partner artisans are becoming a source of change in their communities and global sourcing practices.

Each Mercado Global collection starts with a journey to the highlands of Guatemala where our designers partner with indigenous women artisans to develop unique pieces that combine Mayan craftsmanship with modern design. From one of the most marginalized populations in the world, our partner artisans are rising to become leaders in their communities and are sending their children to school, often for the first time. Mercado Global’s partners include Anthropologie, Calypso St. Barth, J.Crew, Peruvian Connection, and Levi Strauss, Newsweek has featured Mercado Global on its cover, and Good Morning America, Elle Decor, and others have showcased the organization’s designs.

Learn more at www.mercadoglobal.org.


As part of its mission to foster a sense of global responsibility among the next generation of leaders and consumers, Mercado Global accepts a limited number of students as interns. This internship offers the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of an international non-profit organization while becoming familiar with the growing ethical fashion industry.

Position Description:

Reporting to the Guatemala Operations Manager, the P&O Intern will be based in our office in Panajachel, Guatemala. The Production & Operations Intern will gain valuable experience in production processes, textiles and logistics, as well as broad exposure to both the social enterprise and fashion industries. This position requires at least a 3-month commitment, though we are seeking an intern to stay for the semester. Start date will be in August. Unpaid but academic credit is available if intern is a current student.


-Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both English and Spanish

-Current or recent college graduate from an accredited four-year institution, graduate students also welcome

-Ability to exhibit professionalism, tact, and diplomacy in a confidential environment

-Interest in MG’s work

-Demonstrated interest in non-profit development and international work

-Willingness to learn

-Excellent organizational skills

-Self-motivation and drive


Job Type: Internship

Required language:



-Create a fabric catalog/inventory

-Update the materials/accessories inventory

-Assist with preparation of price sheets

-Assist the Production team with shipments

-Take pictures of swatches

-Propose ideas to improve production processes

-Perform other related duties as required


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