Jewelry Apprenticeship Program | LibertiUSA

NOT JUST ENTRY LEVEL JOBS. JOBS THAT TEACH SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE. 

Liberti Jewelry Apprenticeship Program

This program is a one-year, hands-on, paid internship to provide recently resettled refugees with access to learning the fundamentals of jewelry, including materials, techniques, concepts, process, quality control and distribution. Our jewelry apprentice program will launch at our manufacturing facility in Rhode Island in the summer of 2016, through our partnership with Dorcas International. Every year, Dorcas International works directly with more than 500 refugees from troubled regions all over the world, including Bhutan, Burma, Burundi, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Liberia, Rwanda, Somalia, Togo and the Ukraine. Watch for more details on our selected recipients later this summer.

Jewelry Apprenticeship Program Area of Focus

Cold Joining: Interns will learn the process of joining metal without the use of solder such as riveting, chain making, wire wrapping and more. The program provides training for non-soldered chains, riveting and commercial processes (wire wrapping, pearl knotting and beading).  

Fabrication and Soldering: The program will introduce interns to various soldering techniques such as forged cuff bracelets, bimetal inlay/marriage of metals, keyhole mechanisms, fibula brooches, bezel setting, prong setting and hand-built custom stone settings.

Casting: Interns will learn this process start to finish—from using organic moulds and casting found objects, to carving wax, making rubber moulds and finishing cast metal pieces. They will cast in-house and receive training on how to use the vacuum, kiln and torching techniques. Interns will also assist in building cast rings, cast found objects, body moulds, custom chain links/multiples of the same piece, cast-in-place stones and inclusions.


At the end of the year, interns will graduate with a certification and have all the requisite skills and techniques to work as a skilled professional in the industry.

Liberti E-Commerce Apprenticeship Program

This program is a one-year, hands-on, paid internship to provide recently resettled refugees with access to learning the fundamentals of e-commerce, quality control, inventory management and distribution. Liberti will launch our e-commerce and inventory apprentice program at our Denver facility this summer through our five-year partnership with resettled refugees from Nepal. We also plan to expand our program through our partnership with the African Community Center to include recent refugees from troubled regions all over the world. This e-commerce position will interface with the web mentoring team and inventory management department.

 

Apprenticeship Program Area of Focus

Inventory Management:  Intern will work with teams to monitor and analyze flow of items to ensure inventory is in place for the site programs. They will learn basic SEO, search engine and internet marketing industry trends and developments for all product lines. They will assist in the launch of new products and features across all teams. In addition, this intern will update new product SKU’s and inventory to our e-commerce platform and work closely with merchandising to ensure all stock positions are added into our system prior to campaign launches.

Intern will learn how to work on multiple products at once, across a number of different groups adhering to deadlines. They will assist in maintaining product web content, pricing, promotions across all e-commerce systems, and daily updates to our social media team.

At the end of the year, interns will graduate with a certification and have all the requisite skills and techniques to work as a skilled professional in the industry.

Liberti Customer Service/Inventory Apprenticeship Program

This program is a one-year, hands-on, paid internship to provide recently resettled refugees with access to learning and gaining expertise on customer service and inventory management skills.   

Intern will manage the uploading of all products, including product descriptions, technical data, features, imagery, pricing, options and more. They will actively search for data issues or gaps, both internally and externally, and proactively solve any problems they identify.

At the end of the year, interns will graduate with a certification and have all the requisite skills and techniques to work as a skilled professional in the industry.