Essilor Announces Summer Internships For Optometry Students

Feb 10, 2017
3 min read

Optometry students have an incredible opportunity to complete a summer internship at Essilor Headquarters and gain valuable industry experience.

Essilor is offering optometry students an incredible opportunity to gain valuable experience working within industry over a 10-week internship program.

1) 1st Year Student Opportunity

  • This position will allow optometry students to work in various settings including Professional Relations, Professional Education, Marketing, Patient Care, and other areas.
  • The internship is paid and includes all living expenses.

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2) 4th year 2017 optometry graduate opportunity Essilor

  • Position involves working in various industry sectors.
  • Once again, it is a 10-week internship program and compensated at very competitive rates.
  • This is the perfect opportunity to advance your career and set yourself apart from your peers over the summer period when you typically are waiting for your optometry license.

Get all the details here.

Included below is the official press release.

Company Offers Opportunities for First-Year and Graduate Students

DALLAS – February 3, 2017 – Essilor of America, Inc., the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States, is now taking applications for its 2017 Summer Intern Program. The company has opportunities for one first-year optometry student and one student who have just completed their fourth year of optometry school.

Qualified first-year candidates will have completed their first year of education in Optometry in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico and be able to live and work in Dallas, Texas from May 30 through August 1, 2017. Qualified graduate student candidates will have just completed their fourth year of optometry school (2017 graduate) in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico and be available to live and work in Dallas from May 30 through August 2, 2017. Both internships are paid positions and include living costs and accommodations.

“At Essilor, we’re committed to the future of independent optometry and recognize the value of hands-on experience,” says Dr. Janelle Routhier, OD, FAAO, senior director of customer development at Essilor. “We created this program to give students and new graduates an opportunity to be immersed in the business side of an eyecare company and introduce them to the possibility of a career one day in industry, which many of them aren’t aware is even an option. The program exposes interns to a variety of areas including professional relations, marketing, sales and customer education.”

Interns will have specific projects to complete during the 10-week program and will present results to Essilor leadership. Recent graduates will also have the chance to experience working on the industry side of the optometric field.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates will need to submit a resume along with a video no longer than three minutes in length detailing their qualifications and desire for the internship. Videos can be submitted via Dropbox or equivalent file sharing program. Resumes, videos and contact information should be sent to

Applications will be accepted through February 15 and interviews will be conducted until March 15. The recipient of each internship will be notified on March 20, 2017.

About Essilor of America, Inc.
Essilor is the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States and is the market leader in progressive, high-index, photochromic and anti-reflective coated lenses. A pioneer in the development and production of ophthalmic lenses, Essilor employs more than 10,000 people throughout North America. Essilor manufactures optical lenses under the VARILUX®, CRIZAL®, TRANSITIONS®, XPERIO UV, EYEZEN, DEFINITY®, THIN&LITE® and other Essilor brand names. Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc is the largest, and most trusted, optical lab network in the U.S. and offers a wide choice of services and lens brands to eyecare professionals across the nation. Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor) is a subsidiary of Paris-based Essilor International, a publicly held company traded on the Euronext Paris stock exchange (Reuters: ESSI.PA).

About Antonio Chirumbolo, OD

Antonio works in Client Marketing at CovalentCareers. His passions are everything and anything digital media.