Goat Project Business Operations Intern
Salt Lake City (United States of America)
The East African Refugee Goat Project of Utah was created through the initiative of leaders from three East African communities in Salt Lake City in 2013 in collaboration with the IRC. The project provides access to culturally appropriate goat meat, offers youth educational and leadership opportunities, and a space for cultural and community engagement. Starting in 2021, the Goat Project will collaborate with interested members of the East African communities to develop supplemental income-earning activities through the renting of goats for paid offsite grazing, a form of invasive weed control and wildfire mitigation.
SCOPE OF INTERN WORK: With oversight from the Goat Project Financial Capability VISTA and Goat Project Coordinator, the Goat Project Business Operations Intern will assist in the development and research of a business model for expanding the Goat Project’s paid offsite grazing operations. He or she will also contribute to the creation and dissemination of resources to train Goat Project entrepreneurs about grazing best practices and accepted business practices and operational processes, such as marketing strategies, business tracking and record-keeping, product delivery and customer relations.
COMMITMENT: 4-5 months starting in January 2021, 15-20 hours per week
•Assist in the creation of a business model for grazing operations, including outlining a value proposition, key activities and resources, cost structure and revenue streams.
•Publicize and market Goat Project grazing through local, appropriate channels.
•Assist with the development of a library of culturally and linguistically appropriate guides and resources to train Goat Project entrepreneurs in business operations.
•Implement a scheduling system and calendar of Goat Project grazing activities.
•Where relevant, support Goat Project administration by assisting with collecting customer feedback, tracking data, and conducting community outreach.
1. The intern will gain professional experience in business management and operations, community outreach, and resource development.
2. The intern will gain experience and deepen understanding of working and communicating with diverse populations including English language learners and refugees.
3. The intern will learn various methods and technology used to track and report business-related data and information.