About Mercado Global:
Mercado Global is a social enterprise with an innovative approach to fighting poverty and empowering women in rural Guatemala. By providing business development support and connecting artisan cooperatives to sales opportunities in the U.S. on an unprecedented scale, Mercado Global is helping its partner artisans to be a source of change in global sourcing practices. Each Mercado Global collection starts with a journey to the highlands of Guatemala where our designers partner with indigenous women artisans to develop unique pieces that combine Mayan craftsmanship with modern design. From one of the most marginalized populations in the world, our partner artisans are rising to become leaders in their communities and are sending their children to school, often for the first time.
Reporting to and working predominantly with the Marketing Senior Associate, the Photography Intern will support in the development of social media content across all Mercado digital platforms. The ideal candidate is experienced with fashion and product photography, has a great point of view to capture beautiful moments on camera, and understands content production and retouching needs for various online channels.
This internship provides current and recent college graduates with the opportunity to develop key skills and experience in the fashion world while also directly helping artisans in Guatemala develop income opportunities. This position requires a three month minimum commitment and involves collaborative work with our experienced production and design team, Guatemala and U.S. based staff, and the talented women artisans we serve in Guatemala.
-Support the Marketing Senior Associate in maintaining brand aesthetic through photography and graphics
-Assist in photography across the business – product photography, etc
-Work with design team to create content for social media and develop social media plans
-Participation in brainstorms and concept development
-Studying or graduated with a degree in Marketing, Graphics, or Design is preferred
-Highly proficient in Photoshop, and Illustrator
-Excellent organizational skills
-Enthusiasm for Mercado Global’s mission and products
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