Social Innovation Intern



The Social Innovation Intern will support and assist in daily operations and projects. Scope of responsibilities includes research and recommendations on methods and impact (SROI), administrative support for sales and operations, communications, development, and relationship building.


Areas of Focus

  • General Management Responsibilities
    • Support with tasks, projects, and programs on an as-needed basis, understanding the necessary flexibility and urgency often required in a rapidly paced entrepreneurial environment.
    • Attend meetings and events, including advance preparation of materials as needed.
    • Research and provide recommendations on programs, impact and communication strategies.


  • Sales & Operations
    • Always be professional and polished as a representative with your “sales radar” on, understanding that sandal sales is the #1 priority of all employees/interns at all times.
    • Be prepared to represent REBUILD/deux mains designs in a sales meeting or to fill in as needed.
    • Research new sales opportunities, both retail and wholesale.


  • Communication
    • Maintain website content and performing any necessary updates.
    • Maintain and grow REBUILD’s contact database with regular updates for newsletter and correspondence distribution.
    • Represent RG in the community at events, including tabling, event displays, etc.
    • Research and schedule events and opportunities for RG to be represented and visible in community including tabling events, charity events, and speaking opportunities for the team.


  • Development
    • Track annual grant opportunities including application priorities and deadlines.
    • Provide grant-writing support as needed.
    • Research new philanthropic partnerships and funding opportunities, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
    • Handwrite and distribute appreciation letters and quarterly update letters to key donors, volunteers, and stakeholders.


What Will You Learn?

  • Verbal and written communications from business and socially responsible perspectives.
  • Establishing professional partnerships and networks, responsibility for follow-up and customer/client relations.
  • Learning standard social business operations on an international level.
  • An understanding of working within an international social enterprise, as well as the balance of a non-profit organization and a business.
  • To portray the business’s vision and essence through written and verbal content.


  • Professional persona, appearance, and correspondence at all times
  • Working knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
  • Understanding of and passion for community development and community outreach
  • Ability to build strong relationships and work effectively cross-culturally
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to self-manage, including effective time management and prioritization of competing demands/multiple deadlines
  • Willingness to learn and perform unfamiliar/ undesirable duties as needed; positive attitude approaching change and new skills as valuable learning opportunities

The internship is based out of our Orlando, FL headquarters.

20-hour/wk for approximately Must have personal computer. Compensation TBD.

To apply please send requested materials to Isabel Walker at

  1. Your resumé
  2. Cover letter explaining why you would make a great addition to our team! Include 2 references who can speak to the quality of your work  
  3. Work Samples of your choice that highlight your unique skills!

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