GiftAMeal Skandalaris Summer Internship Opportunity

We are a funded, highly awarded, and quickly growing social-impact startup in the food tech space, seeking someone to get in the weeds of all aspects of our startup.​

Limited to WashU Students in Skandalaris Summer Internship ​Program

4220 Duncan Ave, St. Louis, MO

 

Help us inspire simple acts of kindness by making it easy for people to fight hunger in their communities. GiftAMeal is a mobile application that helps provide a meal to someone in need each time a user dines at a partner restaurant. Featured in the St. Louis Business Journal, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fox 2 News, and more, GiftAMeal has over 150 partner restaurants and has provided over 218,000 meals to those in need. 3-minute video overview of what we do: hecmedia.org/posts/giftameal

 

We are seeking a summer intern to conduct research, acquire new restaurants, and ideate marketing strategies. The intern will work directly with the CEO and have the opportunity to be exposed to all aspects of the company.
 

We are at an inflection point, riding a wave of growth after doubling our sales in the last 6 months, closing a $165,000 round of funding, winning a $50,000 Arch Grant, and establishing relationships with some of the biggest names in food.

 

About you (ideally):

 

  • Outstanding communicator

  • Incredibly self-motivated

  • Self-starter who takes initiative

  • Resourceful and proactive

  • Cool, fun, and super smart

  • Willing to learn

  • Open to all projects from cold-calls to social media scheduling to market research to big picture strategy

 

Why you'll love working with us:

  • The chance to solve tough, interesting problems

  • Respect and a collaborative work environment that is open to new ideas

  • Total transparency - nothing off limits for inquiry or discussion

  • Innovative, tech-minded workspace in Cortex

  • Exciting progress

  • Autonomy and the power to effect a lot of change

  • Projects that actually matter and build your skillset to 10x your resume (past GiftAMeal interns have gone onto work at companies like: Goldman Sachs, Maritz, Oracle, KPMG, Stack Overflow, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Law school at Creighton University, and PhD at WashU)

  • Unlimited coffee, bagels, bananas, and miscellaneous other snacks at our office

  • A sense of purpose as we go from feeding hundreds of thousands to millions of people

Example projects you could work on:

 

  • Helping with our social media strategy / scheduling posts on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram about our restaurants and to boost follower engagement

  • Conducting market research on evaluating new cities to expand to

  • Distributing table-tents, window-decals, and other materials to partner restaurants

  • Compiling leads of restaurants and the owner names / notes on the restaurants

  • Calling restaurants to set up meetings for team members in St. Louis

  • Designing sales materials, website pages, app page mock ups, promotional materials, etc

  • Putting together a structured plan for how we could utilize 'brand ambassadors' at college campuses to increase awareness of GiftAMeal

  • Researching different sales hiring expansion strategies and organizational structures

  • Writing blog posts for our website to create inbound leads for restaurants and to engage users

 

If you are interested, please email your resume and why you think you are a fit for the role to Andrew Glantz (Founder/CEO): andrew@giftameal.com