Graphic Design Intern
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 Creative Director and Senior Marketing Associate, the Marketing and Graphics Intern will support in the development of sales and marketing material for key accounts such as J Crew, Calypso St. Barth, and Anthropologie. The Graphic Design intern will also assist in the development of fundraising and press material, as well as contribute ideas/design brand specific content to develop social media strategies across the organization. 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 Coordinator in maintaining brand aesthetic through design, graphics, and packaging
Update website with new graphics, products and other content
Assist in photography across the business – product photography, community visits, etc.
Work with design team to create content for social media
Participation in brainstorms and concept development
A bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Graphics, or Design is required
Highly proficient in Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
Excellent organizational skills
Enthusiasm for Mercado Global’s mission and products
Spanish verbal and written proficiency preferred, but not required
Prior international work experience a plus, but not required
Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com