In today’s economy, thrift shop businesses are thriving and seeing significant growth potential. Shoppers find really amazing things, new or used, that does not break the bank and are not filling up landfills. Thrift shopping is an adventurous experience, it’s never the same thing twice, and customers enjoy the thrill of the hunt. You can’t find this in traditional retail shopping. After a year of closet purging, the second-hand market has seen a huge influx of ‘good as new’ garments, sweetening the thrill and discovery of thrifting.
The DCA Thrift Shop has been a mainstay on the Post Road for nearly 90 years, longer than any other shop in Darien. Proud of this heritage, the shop has recently undergone a renovation which has provided for more conducive experience for shoppers and volunteers alike. Volunteers play an essential role in the day to day shop activities, they process donations, stock the store, and assist clients and customers with their needs.
Within this thriving retail environment, the DCA is proud to offer internship opportunities.
This internship would offer you an opportunity to become familiar with foundational activities at the thrift shop, with the primary objective being to assign you a specific project that could be completed and make a tangible addition to your resume. Potential areas for intern assignment include:
1. Merchandise display, including window appearance
2. Donation curation and pricing
3. Social media, implement and manage Instagram, Facebook for shop
4. Communications - weekly newsletter, develop customer database5. On-line selling – enhance and extend existing eBay shop, research and develop new channels
This unpaid internship requires a commitment of 8 hours per week, timing flexible and would be based on-site at the thrift shop with remote work.
College students and graduates are invited to apply.
More information about the DCA Thrift Shop can be found online at dariendca.org or call 203-655-4552. DCA Thrift Shop normal hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm and Thursday, 10:00am - 4:00pm. The DCA Thrift Shop is located in downtown Darien at996 Post Road.