Thrift Shop Internship

Berkeley Humane’s Thrift Shop is a successful retail model that includes a curated selection of clothing, jewelry, framed art, and home décor.  

Thrift Shop Internship will provide valuable experience in retail management, customer service, inventory control, and supporting a culture of volunteer staff. All internships are unpaid, but course credit can be arranged. Upon successful completion of an internship, interns may also request a letter of recommendation from their supervisor. 

  1. Support daily operations of the Thrift Shop to meet the goals of Berkeley Humane. 
  2. Provide excellent customer service and become familiar with Berkeley Humane’s mission to raise revenue for our Hope Medical Fund.  
  3. Mentor our diverse community of volunteers on their assigned daily tasks. 
  4. Process sales, handle cash and credit card transactions.  
  5. Receive, sort, and organize donated items.  
  6. Research and price donated items.
  • Able to commit to 3+ months.    
  • Able to commit to 10+ hours per week, Wednesday through Sunday.   
  • Able to bend, stoop, move and lift moderately heavy objects.    
  • Detail-oriented and have an interest in non-profit work. 
  • Able to work independently and in a team setting. 

If interested, please download and complete a Thrift Shop Internship Application. Please email us your completed application, your resume, and a cover letter describing your background, pertinent experiences, interests, accomplishments, and how this internship will benefit you.

Berkeley Humane is an Equal Opportunity Organization for Volunteers and Staff

Berkeley Humane is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusivity and belonging. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of volunteers and staff. We embrace individual differences, not limited to life experience, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our volunteers and staff bring to their work and to our culture. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

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