Design and Communications Internship with Essmart (3/30)

essmart_globalWe were recently contacted by Francesca Jones ’12 about an internship with Essmart, a marketplace for life-improving, essential technologies in local retail shops. This unpaid internship would start as soon as possible and has the potential to transition to a paid position. Read more about this opportunity below and apply today!

Essmart Description

Essmart bridges the distribution gap in the global supply chain by creating a marketplace for life-improving, essential technologies in local retail shops. We source a wide range of essential, life-improving goods, such as solar lighting solutions, water filters, and efficient cook stoves. We then demonstrate this catalogue of technologies in communities, distribute to local retail shops, and facilitate manufacturers’ warranties. We started operations in Tamil Nadu, India, and we invite you to join us as we deliver the goods.

Job Description

The Design and Communications Intern will help us market Essmart to both our customers (rural end users and shops in India) and to our funders and supporters (generally US-based Internet users). You will work with our COO and Indian Director to design rural marketing materials such as catalogues, fliers, and banners. You will also work with our CEO and COO to re-design Essmart’s website (using the WordPress platform), update our Facebook page and Twitter accounts with new stories and photos from the field, and manage our mailing list and general engagement with a worldwide audience.


• Astute design aesthetic and graphic design experience
• Outstanding written communications skills in English
• Proficiency with Adobe CS (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and WordPress
• Demonstrated history of self-driven enthusiasm
• Passion for Essmart’s mission of improving the world through technology

• Knowledge of Tamil (reading and writing)

To apply, please send a Cover Letter, CV, and Portfolio to

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.