image/svg+xml Crizal Crizal Eyezen Eyezen Crizal Essilor USA Eyezen Varilux Experio UV logo-xperio-uv Xperio UV Experio UV Experio UV Single Vision Single Vision Transitions Transitions UV Protection UV Protection Varilux Varilux Xperio UV Xperio UV
Skip to main content Find an Eyecare Professional

Essilor Announces Summer Internship For Optometry Student

By Essilor News


Applications Opened March 20, 2015

DALLAS – Essilor of America, Inc., the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States, is now taking applications for its 2015 Summer Intern Program. Qualified 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 beginning June 1 through August 7, 2015. Applications are due by April 20, 2015. 

This internship is a paid position, and includes housing costs and accommodations for the duration of the summer.

“At Essilor, interns are not just observers of our business,” said Dr. Janelle Routhier, OD, FAAO, senior director of customer development at Essilor.  “Throughout the summer, our intern will receive hands-on experience in a variety of settings including professional education, marketing, patient care and other departments.”

The internship consists of specific projects to be completed within the 10-week timeframe, with an opportunity to present results to Essilor leadership. Applicants will be highly motivated, professional and dynamic.

How to Apply
Qualified candidates will need to film and submit a video no longer than 3-minutes on their qualifications and desire for the internship.  Videos can be submitted via Dropbox or equivalent file sharing program.

Please submit your resume and video to Danne Ventura ( with copies to Dr. Janelle Routhier (, Frank Pigneri ( and Jessica Royce (

Applications will be accepted through April 20, with interviews conducted until April 30. The recipient of the internship will be notified May 1, 2015.

About Essilor
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™, 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, including Essilor premium lenses, 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).

# # #


VARILUX, CRIZAL, XPERIO UV, E-SPF and DEFINITY are trademarks of Essilor International.  THIN & LITE is a registered trademark of Essilor of America, Inc.  Transitions and XTRActive are registered trademarks of Transitions Optical, Inc. Photochromic performance is influenced by temperature, UV exposure, and lens material.


Media Contact Information

Cherie Gifford
Essilor of America