Akola seeks an exceptionally motivated and highly organized candidate to provide critical support to the Marketing and Sales team. The Marketing Intern reports directly to Akola’s Graphic Designer and works closely across all departments on a wide range of operations including graphic design, photography, copywriting, digital content and social media strategy. The ideal candidate works well in a fast-paced environment for timely and effective completion of responsibilities to support the Akola team.

Essential Functions

• Support Akola’s Marketing and Sales team by generating content that reflects Akola’s brand and mission
• Carry out digital copywriting tasks for website, email campaigns and social media content
• Assist in product photography execution and photoshopping needs
Work to generate website traffic and sales
• Execute monthly digital content calendar and support Akola’s digital marketing initiatives
• Monitor key performance indicators and generate reports for the Marketing and Sales team
• Assist in maintaining social media and e-commerce website to contain the most up-to-date information reflecting promotions and special events
• Design and generate product-related material using Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
• Assist with seasonal marketing campaigns if applicable 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
 

Requirements

• Must be currently pursuing a 4-year bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design, or a similar field (Junior or Senior level standing – located in Dallas metro area)
• Excellent communications skills, both written and oral
• Excellent team player mentality as well as willing to be flexible and adaptable to whatever the situation at hand may be.
• Demonstrated drive to solve problems in a matrix of team
• Must have a working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office and Google Apps
• e-Commerce and website administration experience (preferred)
• Experience using social media in digital marketing strategy
• Must be highly organized with excellent follow up and execution skills
• Demonstrates a passion for the mission and work of Akola
 
Please send cover letters and resumes to Carolina Herrera at [email protected]
 
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?
10-15-hours
 
Can the intern work some or part of their time from home?
no-hours can be worked from home
 
Are you willing to complete the forms necessary to allow students to receive course credit for this internship?
yes
 
Is your organization a for-profit or non-profit?
non-profit
 
Akola Project
411 N AKARD STREET, SUITE 150, DALLAS, Texas 75214
Contact:
CAROLINA HERRERA