Makersphere “Hiring Made Better” Internship at SFMade

Fields: social work, job training, poverty, social enterprise, policy

Location: San Francisco, California

About the Organization: SFMade is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, established in 2010 and headquartered in San Francisco. It is the only organization of its kind focused on building San Francisco’s economic base by developing the local manufacturing sector. SFMade’s mission is to build and support a vibrant manufacturing sector in San Francisco, that sustains companies producing locally-made products, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, and creates employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce. Our vision is a more diverse and sustainable local economy, where companies who design and manufacture products locally thrive, in turn, creating quality jobs for people from all walks of life and contributing to the overall economic and social vibrancy of our City. The Hiring Made Better Program connects local job seekers to open positions at SFMade businesses, with a special focus on San Francisco’s low income, disadvantaged communities and entry level jobs. Helping local people with barriers to employment secure entry level jobs at local manufacturing businesses is mutually beneficial to job seekers and local manufacturers–job seekers are looking for higher quality jobs with the potential to advance, and business owners are looking for hard working, long term employees. The SFMade job board is an important resource to both SFMade businesses and local job seekers. The Hiring Made Better Program also supports SFMade members with HR and employment resources, educational events, connections to professional volunteer advisors, and one-on-one assistance.

About the Position: Interns at SFMade get to experience how a high performing, unique, and innovative economic development nonprofit organization operates in the Bay Area. He/she will be given a high level of autonomy and responsibility as well as the opportunity to engage with a large variety of organizations and people in San Francisco. The CCSF Makersphere Intern reports to the SFMade Workforce and Youth Program Coordinator and will work on special projects supporting SFMade’s partnership with CCSF. Tasks and projects will include (but not be limited to) the following projects:
1.) Employer Recruitment: Reach out to SFMade business members and recruit 15 to host CCSF Makersphere interns during the 2018/19 school year.
2.) Program Management: Work closely with CCSF staff partners to manage the application process, conduct site visits, recruit students and collect feedback.
3.) CCSF Collaboration: Help identify SFMade businesses to attend a meeting of Makersphere Industry Advisory committee.
4.) Plan a quarterly activity to help increase visibility for the Makersphere program and represent SFMade at CCSF events.

Special Requirements/Qualifications: The internship is limited to current graduate or undergraduate students in the field of Public Administration, Public Policy, Social Work, Business, Human Resources, or a related field. Students who have finished undergraduate school and are starting graduate school within the calendar year will also be considered. Arrangements can be made to receive school credit for the internship.
• Outstanding organizational and project management skills: problem-solving, attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to meet deadlines and objectives.
• Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse set of business owners and stakeholders
• 1-2 years’ experience in one or more of the following areas: working independently on projects, with small businesses, in the workforce or youth field, and/or marketing and outreach.
• Proficiency in Salesforce or related database, and Internet research abilities.
• Flexible, ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment.

Estimated Salary: $2,500-$3,750 depending on availability/hours; 10 – 15 hours a week. [For 16 weeks, this works out to between $13.89 – $15.63 /hour.]

Deadline: August 13, 2018

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