Internship

Vision: To make coffee connect the world.

Mission: To celebrate the coffee community by empowering baristas to reach their fullest potential.

Be part of the team I´M NOT A BARISTA doing an internship, let’s make a real-world impact together. Give faith and voices to baristas.

INTERNSHIP

We’re a small organization, but a big friendly family

& a big dream

“60% of all wild coffee species could sipper in the coming decades due to worsening climatic conditions, deforestation, and the spread of fungal pathogens and pests. Climate change alone, experts predict, could cut the land suitable for Arabica coffee production in half by 2050.”

The coffee crisis is a huge challenge faced by the entire coffee industry, we all can make a substantial impact together. We want to find an alternative way to raise the awareness of these issues to ensure the coffee the industry is able to survive and thrive for generations to come.

We want to transform the coffee industry with information technologies to give people unseen in our industry paths to resources that value and raise their voices. Through connecting coffee consumers and small businesses, we use our platform at I´M NOT A BARISTA to unite the global coffee community through real stories that connect us.

The objective of our internship

is to provide a framework for assigning students and graduates from diverse academic backgrounds to I’M NOT A BARISTA that enhances their educational experience and skills through practical assignments.

We expect our interns to learn about coffee and spread knowledge and awareness of the challenges the coffee industry faces. Our internship’s duration at I´M NOT A BARISTA is between 3 to 6 months, 20 Hours/week.

Marketing Internship
  • Social Media Marekting
  • Public Relationship
  • Event Planning & Management
  • SEO Marketing
  • Email Marketing
Project Management Internship
  • Resource Coordination 
  • Time Management
  • Project Tracking & Measurement
  • Risk Management
  • Relationship Management
Design Internship
  • Graphic Design
  • Website Design
  • Industry Design
  • Frontend App Design
  • Marketing Design

Benefits

Coffee Knowledge

You will gain access to advanced coffee knowledge from the best from the coffee industry

Learning by Doing

Practise and apply your knowledge into the real business world

International

We provide a platform for you to work with international talents together

Community

Engage with our coffee community and meet new friends

Recommendation

We will write you a recommendation letter on Linkedin

Self Discovery

You can work in multiple fileds if you like, discover your true interests!

Mentorship

We care about you, that is why we guide you to become the best of yourself.

Flexible schedule

Time is precious, you will have flexible working hours to fit your schedule.

Internship Requirements

You will not only get your foot in the door but also have the opportunity to hone your skills, build their resumes, network with professionals, and increase your chances of landing a full-time position. To maximize your ROI from your precious time, we hope you are ready for this internship. We expect you to have the following values and skills.

Values Must Have

You must be humble and open-minded, you are willing to learn from work and learn from others.

You must have strong growth-mindset, belive in hardworking pays off and are willing to walk the extra miles to reach your goals.

You must be daring to speak the truth, and honest all the time.

Skills Required

To maximize the ROI of your internship with us, you must have the basic skills required in your special fields:

Marketing Internship:

  • Good understanding of the essence of business and strategies
  • Branding and brand management
  • Social media marketing, and management
  • Online event planning and management
  • Insightful market research
  • Good eyes for good design

Content Creation Internship:

  • Content writing skills
  • Interview skills
  • SEO and basic marketing knowledge

Designer Internship:

  • Design philosophies
  • Design process & methods
  • Design knowledge of using space, shapes, colours…
  • Branding & Marketing knowledge

Project Management Internship:

  • Time management
  • Leadership
  • Internal and external communication
  • Multitasking

Get Ready

To get your ready for the internship, we highly recommend you to get familiar with the following theories, methods, and tools.

Team Communication

  1. BE TRANSPARENT, CLEAN AND CONCISE,
  2. COMMUNICATE REGULARLY/STREAMLINE
  3. OPEN FOR FEEDBACK
  4. SHOW RESPECT
  5. KNOW YOUR TEAMMATE’S FOCUS

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is not an exclusive property of designers—all great innovators in literature, art, music, science, engineering, and business have practiced it.

Project Management

Project management is the process of leading the work of a team to achieve goals and meet success criteria at a specified time. The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals within the given constraints.

Time Management

Time management” is the process of organizing and planning how to divide your time between specific activities. … By using the timemanagement techniques in this section, you can improve your ability to function more effectively – even when time is tight and pressures are high.

Mental Readness

  1. Everyone else also has their priorities.
  2. Become the intern who doesn’t need to be told something twice.
  3. Do responsive, time is valuable for everyone, communicate. 
  4. Your ideas matter only if you can’t back it up with data or any real thought, detail matters. 
  5. Ask help only after you have tried to figure it out yourself, google is free and knows almost everything.
  6. Ask for feedback only after you have criticized your own work first. 
  7. Be an active learner, be an initiator. 
  8. It will not always be sunshine and rainbows, so be ready for some difficult times.
  9. Be a doer, a problem solver, that is how you grow and shine, complain and quit shouldn’t be the first option. 
  10. Use your time wisely and catch opportunities to learn and shine, it is your valuable time. 

Where to start

To get your ready for the internship, we highly recommend you to get familiar with the following theories, methods, and tools.

Join Discrod

Use the link below to join the Discord Intern Channel

After joining the channel, please send a message to the group. We will add you to your team channel.

Introduction

If you are a Marketing Intern, please record a 15s video introduce yourself, university, and favourite coffee, and how do you want to contribute to the coffee community as an intern. Share it with your mentor on Discord once it is done.

Register a new Instagram account, use  “your name + iamnotabarista”, you will use this account to contact interviewees, promote our NPO, and test your marketing strategies and skills

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Get familier with tools we use

  • Google Calendar
    Create a new Google account with your work email [email protected], create your Google calendar and share it with your team and [email protected]
  • Trello
  • Discord

Coffee course

About This Class
Learn what it takes to brew an amazing cup of coffee by hand! Go behind-the-scenes with celebrated California roaster Blue Bottle for a one-hour class on sourcing, brewing, and tasting everyone’s favorite bean. From the plant to your cup, Michael Phillips brings every lesson to life while also offering options — giving you a process for making a simple cup or going the distance with pro equipment.

Team communication

  1. Use discord to clock in each day when you start your work, greet your team mates in the open channel. 
  2. When you finish your day, please let us the team and us now. 
  3. Report to your mentor, team leader daily once you have progress on your work. 
  4. Fill your weekly feedback form every Friday.
  5. If you are not able to perform the same hours, please inform your mentor and team leader and add these information in your weekly feedback.
  6. After Monday meeting, must update your weekly work schedule on Google calendar and share with your team and [email protected], 
  7. Must update the Trello board and update your own to do list, when you make a progress, update your board till it is finished. 
  8. Each person must prepare a short 10 mins presentation to report to your mentor to present your learning progress, updates, and creative ideas. 

FAQs

Here are the Most Asked Questions and Answers, if you have any question not listed below. Please contact us through email [email protected] or Discord Channel.

Do's and Don'ts for Mentors

What a mentor Does

Listen:
function as a sounding board for problems and ideas 

Criticize constructively:
point out areas that need improvement, always focusing on the mentee’s behaviour, never his/her character. 

Support and facilitate:
provide networking experience; share knowledge of the system; offer assistance where needed 

Teach by example:
serve as a model for adhering to the highest values in every area of life 

Encourage and motivate:
help mentees to consistently move beyond their comfort zone 

Promote independence:
give their mentees every opportunity to learn by experience 

Promote balance:
serve as a model for balance between professional and personal needs and obligations 

Take pride in the success of their mentees:
recognize that students may rise to greater levels than those who trained them 

What a mentor Does Not Do

Protect from experience:
do not assume the role of problem-solver for the mentees 

Take over:
do not do what the mentees should be doing themselves 

Force:
do not attempt to force a mentee in one direction 

Use undue influence:
do not use a sense of obligation to influence the mentee’s professional decisions 

Lose critical oversight:
do not allow friendship to shade over into favouritism 

Condemn:
do not convey to the mentees that honest mistakes are career-altering disasters 

Do’s and Don’ts for Mentees

What a mentor Does

  • Take the initiative: recognize the need for mentoring and seek it out 
  • Avoid perfectionism: accept that you will make mistakes, and learn from them 
  • Maintain balance: preserve time for family and friends 
  • Work hard: are prepared to give your best 
  • Support your peers: exchange personal and professional support with fellow trainees 
  • Take responsibility for the long-term results of patient care: accept that your job does not begin and end in the operating room 
  • Welcome experience: are enthusiastic about pursuing the widest range of professional experience 
  • Seek counselling: solicit advice or counseling if you experience problems with depression, substance abuse, or burnout 

What a mentee Does Not Do

  • Avoid difficulties: do not expect mentors to solve all your problems for you 

  • Sidestep work: do not expect mentors to do work that you should be doing yourselves 

  • Stay in your comfort zone: do not shy away from new learning experiences 

  • Take advantage: do not use friendship with a mentor as a tool to avoid work or escape consequences of your own activities 

  • Bottle it up: do not avoid talking about problems, anxieties, or grief because it makes you seem less than perfect

  • Let your ego get in the way: recognize that everyone (faculty, residents, other trainees, nurses, and patients) has something to teach you 

     

How to

Here you can find some quick tips shared by our interns, mentors, and more.