Intern With Us

Our internship program offers hands-on work experience in a non-profit setting designed to develop your skill set and offer support on your own career path. There is no better environment to develop your career skills than with a non-profit organization whose sole mission is to help the underemployed/unemployed find the dignity of work.  You have the power to make a difference in our community by empowering thousands of men and women that find dignity and support at Working Wardrobes.

Benefits

While our internships are unpaid, students are offered the following benefits:

  • Full access to virtual workforce readiness trainings
  • One-on-one job coaching with an experience HR professional
  • A professional business suit through our Wardrobe Center. So you can rock your next job interview!
  • Mentorship and networking opportunities with talented professionals in the nonprofit industry
  • Opportunity to apply academic skills and knowledge in a non-profit workplace environment

Desired Qualifications

  • We are open to students 18 years and older currently enrolled in a college accredited program.
  • Time commitment of 10-15 hrs/week.
  • Some internships are recommended for particular fields of study and will be indicated as such on the individual job descriptions.
  • We are open to a hybrid (in-person and virtual) work schedule following all health & safety CDC recommended guidelines.
  • Final candidates are subject to a background check and Covid vaccination attestation.

Fall 2021 Internship Opportunities

Human Resources & Volunteer Management Internship

The HR & Volunteer Intern will work directly with the Chief People Officer and Volunteer & Intern Manager on multiple facets of Human Resources including talent management, employee policy & procedures, recruiting initiatives and learning & development. This intern will stay updated on the latest labor laws including COVID related legislation. They will also receive hands-on work experience with recruiting both employee and volunteer support, launching a volunteer management system, and developing on-boarding training materials.

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Marketing Internship

The Marketing Intern will work directly with the Public Relations Committee and supervised by the Marketing Manager. They while support the organization by working on marketing initiatives that reinforce Working Wardrobes development campaigns and events, communicating campaigns that drive revenue in our retail stores; and collateral/campaigns that promote the organization’s mission/brand and attract donors and corporate partners.

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Public Affairs/Government Relations Internship

The Public Affairs intern will work directly with the Public Affairs Committee and supervised by the Career Services Director. They will assist the organization in fostering partnerships with public entities and local government and political representatives. The intern will also conduct research on policies and potential funding streams that may positively impact the financial well-being of the organization.

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Retail/Social Enterprise Business Internship

The Retail/Social Enterprise Business Intern will work directly with the Retail Team to provide assistance with research, data analytics of sales and customer information along with helping to research and compile future growth initiatives and strategies for our social enterprise business. They will be a part of a growing retail business that is the envy of thrift and consignment shops in Orange County.

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Development Internship

The Development Intern will work directly with the Development Team to learn and support in areas of development, stewardship, relationship management, and nonprofit fundraising. The position will focus on assisting in a large project to overhaul our donor database. This individual will learn the ins and outs of our CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system used to engage with our donor base and help to streamline process and procedures to ensure efficiency while focusing on donor stewardship.

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How To Apply

We can’t wait to hear from you! To apply, please send the following to Bianca Herrera, Volunteer & Intern Manager at volunteer@workingwardrobes.org. The cover letter is an opportunity for students to describe career and academic goals, to elaborate upon personal and academic accomplishments, and to identify what type of internship experience they are seeking. Writing sample may include a research paper, editorial, article or blog preferably related to your field of study.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing why you are interested in the particular internship for which you are applying. Include any school internship requirements.
  • Writing Sample

Contact us today to learn more about the Internships we offer.

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