Gift Shop / Retail Internship (Unpaid)

Organization: Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House (AZA Member)
Location: Chesterfield, MO, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

The Butterfly House Gift Shop / Retail Intern will assist the Gift Shop Manager and staff with day to day operations in the Butterfly House Gift Shop. Interns will assist with greeting and assisting guests, answering questions from guests about all aspects of the Butterfly House, supervise volunteers, provide excellent guest service in both admissions and retail. Interns will be expected to learn, follow and uphold the Butterfly House retail policies and procedures. Interns will gain experience in visual merchandising and buying. This includes researching new products, entering purchase orders and receiving orders as they are delivered. Other duties include, but are not limited to: help with inventory, organizing and dusting of merchandise, assisting with promotional items, as needed, and implementing promotional efforts.


An interest in Retail Management

Excellent communication skills


Excellent customer service skills

Interest in working with people

Cash-handling skills

Excellent Organization Skills with attention to detail

Enthusiastic and friendly with the ability to work well independently


Pursuing or recently completed a degree in business or retail management, nonprofit management or marketing.

Ability to work weekends

140 hours minimum commitment (will adjust to meet school requirements)

2.5 cumulative GPA

High school seniors entering college in the fall are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Internship dates:

Summer: May – mid-August (application deadline: 4/1)

Hours: part time/20 hours per week; full time/37.5 hours per week

Apply now by emailing a cover letter and resume to: Jennifer Mullix;