Intern Creative Assistant

24.11.2022 - 22.12.2022


Cambodja / Siem Reap

Are you looking for a beautiful adventure in Cambodia? Expressing your passion, being creative, contributing to a better world and support rural artisanal women with a brighter future? Then we are looking for you!

MANAVA is looking for an adventurous Creative Assistant Intern to join our small team in Cambodia! You will assist with all our day to day activities including assisting designing our hand-woven rattan bags and baskets, shooting photo’s and packing orders to name a few. He/She will gain an invaluable experience with the logistics of running a start-up artisan brand in a developing country, while learning about the fields of sustainable design, production, marketing and international development. Having the possibility to work together with rural female artisans and help support them with a sustainable future.


About the job:

  • Contribute in the design and development, researching materials and production (weaving) techniques, identifying key trends, creating innovative ideas;

  • Designing promotional (print) media;  

  • Take part in all our social media management from photoshoot of our products, making newsletters, creating new content ideas;

  • Pack and assemble orders with care;

  • Sourcing and design packaging that suits our brand identity;

  • Assist designing store interior. 

About you:

  • Knowledge and passion for contemporary (fashion) design, trends, craftsmanship and branding;

  • Preferable Product/Fashion/Graphic Design Student with 2-3 years of design study;

  • Preferable having experience in computer programs; Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Word, Excel, Solid Works;

  • Excellent command of the English language;

  • Strong organizational skills, project management and attention to detail;

  • Working independent and willingness to pitch in when needed;

  • Ability to adapt to new cultures and simple living conditions;

  • Professional, honest and reliable independence, as you will get the guidance you want and need but will be given space to do your work independently;

  • Being able to follow an internship for minimum 3 months in Siem Reap, Cambodia.



  • Make an impact - You will experience the satisfaction of contributing to an organization that positively affects the lives of local artisanal women;

  •  Unique experience – You will have the possibility to work with rural artisans on the field near Krobey Riel village in Siem Reap, Cambodia;

  •  Expand your professional skills – Get invaluable experience with the logistics of running a small international company in a developing country. Learning about the fields of sustainable design, production, marketing, international development.


We are a social enterprise (conscious lifestyle brand) in Cambodia focused on quality, sustainable materials and female empowerment. Working closely with rural artisanal women we create home accessories and fashion items made by locally sourced rattan palm. It is our mission to share Cambodia’s artisanal weaving traditions with the world, while empowering and supporting rural artisan Cambodian women with a sustainable income and brighter future. Ka-Lai Chan (*1985, NL) is the founder of MANAVA and has 10+ years’ experience as a product designer. She worked for renowned International design brands, hotels and museums.


If you are motivated and you have passion and dedication for crafts, helping people and product design, we would love to hear from you! Send your motivation letter, CV and portfolio to info@kalaichan.nl.

For more info check www.manava-cambodia.com