Akola seeks an exceptionally motivated and highly organized candidate to provide critical support to the Design team. The Design Intern reports directly to Akola’s Senior Designer and works closely alongside her on a wide range of logistical and support operations. The ideal candidate works well in a fast-paced environment for the timely and effective completion of responsibilities to support the Akola team.

Essential Functions:
• Assist senior designer in completing critical spec sheets and construction guides through the use of illustrator and photoshop
• Organization and sorting of jewelry materials. Which includes, but not limited to, sorting, verifying quantity/quality, labeling, and storing.
• Collaborate with senior designer with designing for future collections and trunk shows

Qualifications include, but are not limited to:
• The ideal candidate will thrive in a startup company culture, be a self-starter and balance highly detailed projects with creative thinking
• Must be currently pursuing a 4-year bachelor’s degree (Junior or Senior level standing – located in Dallas metro area)
• Highly organized with the ability to handle simultaneous projects and multi-task
• Self-starter who takes initiative by anticipating needs in a support capacity
• Demonstrates a passion for the mission and work of Akola
• Excellent team player mentality as well as willing to be flexible and adaptable to whatever the situation at hand may be.
• Knowledge of Illustrator & Photoshop
• Knowledge of Rhino 3-D (Preferred)
• Must have a car and be willing to drive locally (Preferred)

Please send cover letters and resumes to Carolina Herrera at carolina@akolaproject.org.

About Akola Project
Akola, “she works,” is a disruptive jewelry brand – sold in every door at Neiman Marcus and beyond – that empowers women in poverty in Dallas and Uganda to redesign their stories.

Akola Project is a social enterprise jewelry brand which works to empower marginalized women in Uganda and Dallas, TX. Since 2007, Akola has helped over 500 women transform the lives over 5,000 children in their communities by providing training and economic opportunity. As a non-profit, Akola has launched programs in 12 development categories, built three training centers and drilled 23 water wells in impoverished communities throughout Uganda.

Tell us the time period you would like the intern to work.
fall-2019 (generally September – November)

How many hours per week is the intern expected to work?

Can the intern work some or part of their time from home?
no-hours can be worked from home

Is your organization a for-profit or non-profit?

Akola Project