Help Wanted!

Below are opportunities to work with fellow student entrepreneurs on their ventures.

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Internship Opportunities with The Breathing Room


The Breathing Room is an expressive arts and wellness center opening in the summer of 2013.  We are part of the West End Mill Works project near downtown Winston Salem.
We will be offering classes, workshops and events involving the healing and performing arts including yoga, dance, tai chi, music, massage, reiki etc.

For more information check out our info flyer/attached or visit this online presentation here:http://prezi.com/-2gv2_gewcjl/the-breathing-room-presentation/
Our site is under construction here: http://thebreathingroomws.com/

The Breathing Room is actively seeking 2-3 committed artists, brilliant innovators and dedicated entrepreneurs that are interested in contributing to the success of this exciting, powerful, start up L3C. Our ideal candidate is a self starter - motivated, driven, creative and independent.  Experience in working with start up businesses, entrepreneurial projects and activities, community organizing, construction, grass roots art making, graphic design and social media work are all Major Pluses!  Students will work independently on projects and tasks with oversight by the business owners Suzy McCalley and Emily Stewart.  Both owners have creative and entrepreneurial experience as well as experience working with students, artists and interns. 

We are ideally looking for students to commit to assisting The Breathing Room for at least 4-6 months in an internship capacity.  At this point, all internships are unpaid.  Depending on the particular skills, interest and experience of the students/interns, we will assign roles, tasks and projects ranging from blogging, to social media engagement, to organizing events, to creating/managing our program schedule, to designing posters, to creating art happenings.. and more.

Here are some examples of specific projects we have in mind:
Getting a Community Garden Going at our space
Assisting with the Design and Creation of the actual space
Organizing a Mural Project

The Commitment we are looking for:
Ideally 4-6 months of engagement
Ideally 8-10 hours per week
Dedication to this work and the success of this business

What you can hope to gain from this experience:
Experience working with an awesome innovative and exciting start up company
Specific experience in your field of interest (whether its wellness, arts, community or business)
A fabulous recommendation
Getting tied into an awesome network of friends, innovators, artists, and entrepreneurs

Please send us:
Your name
Contact Info
A little bit about you (who you are, some of your experiences, and your personal and business interests - please include any relevant skills!)
Why you want to work with The Breathing Room (why you are drawn to this business)
And why you would be a good fit for us!

mail to suzana.mccalley@gmail.com by May 30th.

Internships will begin tentatively June 15th - August 15th (depending on the availability of the students and the status of the building project).

Interested?  But not sure if you're a good fit?  Contact us anyways and we can chat!

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Community Pharmacy: Research internship in access to medications with rural public health program in Nicaragua

Dates: Summer 2013 (Any time between May 27th through August 1st)

Program Length: 6 - 8 weeks 

Internship Description

AMOS Health and Hope is a non-profit public health organization working in rural health in Nicaragua. (amoshealth.org) We are offering internship to help our AMOS medical staff with research with the sustainability of revolving funds for community pharmacies in remote rural communities.

AMOS currently runs a network of 23 community-run clinics in remote rural settings. Health promoters are trained to diagnose and treat the most common illnesses and are provided with a free community pharmacy. In order to help communities be more sustainable with their community pharmacy, AMOS is exploring ways to implement a revolving fund that would allow the community pharmacies be self- sustainable instead of relying on an NGO for free medications.

Responsibilities

  1. Work with AMOS staff to learn about our current work in community based primary health care program and community pharmacies. This would involve visits to rural communities to learn how our current pharmacies function
  2. Visit local organizations working with revolving funds for community pharmacies to understand best practices for community pharmacies.
  3. Do a literature search on community pharmacies in remote rural settings
  4. Interview local leaders in rural communities about local practices and patterns for medication purchase and clinic visits with a community survey
  5. Do a cost analysis of a budget for the implementation of a revolving fund in rural communities
  6. Develop a recommendation for revolving funds for community pharmacies at the end of the 6 to 8 week experience.

Requirements for the Position

Education/ Experience:

Spanish fluency is a must! Strong interest in access to health care issues; accounting and budgeting skills; Research and writing skills in English; International experience living and working in rural areas with limited access to electricity, and running water is preferable.

Qualities: Enthusiastic, motivated, honest, self-starter, problem-solver

Why Participate in the AMOS Community Pharmacy Internship?

  • To use this experience to help support or fulfill an academic research project or Senior Thesis.
  • To truly immerse yourself in the country and culture for an extended period of time.
  • To use this unique experience as a preparation for graduate school or in a career-related field.

How to Apply

For questions regarding the internship, please email coordinador.aps@amoshealth.org

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Microfinance Internship with Rural Sewing Cooperative and a Non Profit Organization in Rural Nicaragua

Dates: Summer 2013 (Any time between May 27th through August 1st)

Program Length: 6 - 8 weeks 

Internship Description

AMOS Health and Hope is a non profit public health organization working in rural health in Nicaragua. We are offering an internship with a heavy focus on microfinance and sustainable development. This is a unique opportunity to work in conjunction with AMOS staff members as well as local leaders in rural communities of Nicaragua to develop a new way for short term service teams to support microfinance projects in rural Nicaragua.

AMOS has currently been piloting a women’s sewing and crafts cooperative group in a rural community in the RAAS, Nicaragua. The majority of the families in this area live in extreme poverty. Our goal at AMOS is to work with this rural community to develop a model for a functional microfinance project with the poorest of the poor that can be jump-started with small amounts of capital from short term service teams that can teach craft and sewing skills to local women, who can then market their product in a sustainable way. Since AMOS is a health organization (amoshealth.org), the microfinance project will also be tied to sessions on health issues that have been requested by the women’s cooperative.

Responsibilities

  1. Work with AMOS staff to learn about our current work in community empowerment and organization.
  2. Work with AMOS staff to learn about how AMOS short term mission teams work in rural communities
  3. Do a literature search on microfinance projects and training manuals for the poorest people in rural communities.
  4. Interview women’s cooperative to learn about their current cooperative model, and their dreams and hopes for their cooperative
  5. Interview local business people in the rural community of the RAAS to learn about local markets and their best practices for local business
  6. Using the interview data gathered from the local leaders, intern will work with AMOS staff and cooperative to help design and implement a local business model for the women’s cooperative
  7. Develop a training guide on how short term mission teams can support microfinance projects in rural communities
  8. Develop 3 training modules in microfinance for rural communities adapted from existing microfinance training guides
  9. Coordinate with rural health promoter to participate in sharing heatlh topics during the microfinance modules

Requirements for the Position

Education/ Experience:

Microfinance experience or strong interest in microfinance, Spanish fluency – A MUST, Leadership skills, Research skills, Facilitation Skills; International experience living and working in rural areas with limited access to electricity, and running water is preferable.

Qualities: Enthusiastic, motivated, honest, self-starter, problem-solver

Why Participate in the Rural Microfinance Internship?

  • This experience will take you far beyond the typcial short term mission experience. You'll learn the heart and work of AMOS' programs in the rural community, work alongside staff and local leaders, and be left with a life-changing experience.
  • The opportunity to gain business development skills while creating a rural microfinance project.
  • To help sustain a project which generates income for families living in poverty. A project, which is our hope, that will expand into many communities. 
  • To use this experience to help support or fulfill an academic research project or Senior Thesis.
  • To truly immerse yourself in the country and culture for an extended period of time.
  • To use this unique experience as a preparation for graduate school or in a career-related field.

How to Apply

For questions regarding the internship, please email communications@amoshealth.org

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Marketing and Sales Intern

Reports to:  Mike Thomson, President of Alpha Waste Industries

 To Apply, Contact:  Mike Thomson mike@alphawasteindustries.com

Responsibilities: Including but not limited to:

Sales

  • Telemarketing from call lists to set appointments for Account Managers
  • Follow-up calls from Direct Mail campaigns
  • Answer incoming calls in a professional manner, prepare quotes, contracts, and document in operations system
  • Work in the field with the Account Managers making new sales calls, follow-up calls, proposal presentations and contract negotiations

Marketing:

  • Designing direct marketing materials for direct mail campaigns
  • Preparing mailing lists and coordinating with the printing company
  • Maintaining existing data base for mailing lists
  • Designing brochure related to the services provided by the company

Management:

  • Work directly with the President
  1. General Operations
  2. Inventory Control
  3. Budgeting and Planning
  4. Accounting
  5. Billing and Collections

Administration

  • Must be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint
  • Training will be provided on industry specific operations system

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Software Startup Looking for Help! 

A software startup founded by a Wake Forest student is looking for people to help with multiple aspects of the business. 

Know Objective-C, C, or C++? Want to help customers who need support? Want to help lead production of new software? 

 If any of that sounds interesting, please contact everaj12@wfu.edu.


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Need some extra cash?

The very successful student venture, Buyback Boss, is hiring part-time student workers!

If interested, please contact Lee Lowden at lowdlr11@wfu.edu.

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New Green Venture Looking for Potential Partners

Ryan Daly is starting a green venture here on campus, making use of photo-chemistry to measure the intensity of sunlight and is currently looking to market to future solar panel owners.

Ryan is looking for 1-3 interested juniors, sophomores  or freshman to work with this semester, and potentially to continue work into the following year. Students who continue work into the 2013-14 academic year will receive part ownership in the venture. All majors are encouraged, but an interest in sustainability or entrepreneurship is a plus. 

If you are interested please send a resume and your preferred form of contact to dalyrw9@wfu.edu as soon as possible.