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The global fashion industry employs approximately 75 million people.
Age 18-24: 47%
Age 25-35: 28%
Apparel and textile are among of the worlds largest industries. Total Global apparel exports is worth approximately USD 412 billion (2011) and global textile exports USD 294 billion.
A fashion internship is a great way to learn about the fashion industry. An internship is a temporarily position at a fashion house, company or brand with the focus on training rather than employment. Interns usually start during college or university, however, some companies are open to high-school students, or post graduate students. Fashion internships give you the opportunity to learn about business-to-business trade between the supply and demand side, trends and forecasts, retail production processes, finances, fashion marketing and sales, fashion design processes, fashion media coverage, international and public relations in the fashion industry and many more facets of the fashion industry.
You can use an internship to determine which career in fashion suits you and explore your personal perspective on trends and style. Besides, an internship give you the opportunity to gain work experience and build a network. Was your internship a great success? Then you might be offered a job after graduation.
Looking to get a leg-up in the fashion industry? An internship in fashion is a fun and educational experience to start your professional career. Many fashion scholars are seeking for fashion internships and the Internet is the perfect source to do so.
Access the FashionUnited career center and get a complete overview of fashion internships at top US fashion companies that are ready to hire dedicated fashion interns. From haute couture, to street-style fashion, the international FashionUnited career center offers a complete overview of fashion internships for you to access for free.
The Career Center on FashionUnited offers a broad range of internships in the international fashion industry. You will find an overview of different intern positions in fashion. Fashion vacancies in Miami, Los Angles, New York and the rest of the USA, The Netherlands, UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium and India are brought to you by FashionUnited. You can find internship positions, post-graduate internships, and trainee-ships in different positions. Start you internship at one of these positions for top brands in the international fashion industry. Register online, post your CV and create a professional fashion profile.
US Fashion Internships:
- Fashion Production Internship
- Fashion Merchandising Internship
- Fashion Marketing/PR Internship
- Fashion Design Internship
- Internship – Fashion Communication
- Fashion Sales & Marketing Internship
- Fashion e-commerce Internship
- Photography or Videography Internship
- Graphic Design Internship
- Pro Sports - Public Relations Internship
- Product Development (Design) Internship
Latest USA Fashion Internship overview:
Fashion Marketing and Sales (3 month work experience workplace) – L.A. USA
Mudpie, a well established international fashion trend forecasting company, is looking for an intern to assist their busy sales & marketing department within their large Californian design studio based in LA, NY. This is a great opportunity for a student or graduate to gain some experience in working in a busy and challenging environment.
The successful applicant will need to have an interest in business marketing and sales and have accomplished English and numerical skills. Strong IT skills are essential; knowledge of Excel and an interest in the fashion industry would be beneficial. Applicants need to be hardworking, enthusiastic and possess great attention to detail.
The placement will be for three months, and applicants will be given the opportunity to assist with the following; uploading and sourcing industry contacts to our CRM system, writing press releases, assisting with research for magazine collaborations, preparing marketing materials for trade shows, media and press research, basic design jobs and writing articles for our online service Mpdclick. Applicants will also be given the opportunity to experience working within other departments of the company.
Mudpie is an ambitious company and is interested in receiving applications from individuals who can share our company vision. Applicants must have their own transport and a full US license.
This internship is available as a job share or on a part-time basis for the duration of three months depending on the applicants other commitments.
Fashion Trade Internship – New York, USA
Music & Goods Exchange Ltd is a well established retail company based in New York City. The company is specialized in trading designer/ secondhand/vintage clothes and accessories.
Currently, several second-hand trade shops in NYC and the rest f US. Besides attracting many New yorkers and beyond, we can often be found in travel guides as a ‘must-visit’ destination.
Fulfilling an internship position at our company means that you will be trained in the buying of fashion from our customers, developing an eye for the genuine fashion designer articles. You might have the opportunity to work at the sales department. Often new fashion buyer positions will become available which can be fulfilled by successful interns. Internship positions are offered for graduate and undergraduate students or those who are incredibly knowledgeable and enthusiastic for fashion and related industries.
Our internships are flexible, full or part-time and travel expenses within the US will be paid.
Duration: up to 6 months Location: NYC, USA Requirements: A degree in fashion or demonstrable knowledge and enthusiasm for fashion.
Distribution and Marketing Internship – New York, USA
Macandi is a leading fashion sales agency, based in NY and has the following internship available: Distribution and Marketing Internship.
Working with the Distribution Assistant, Operations Manager and Company Director in the busy office which deals with international distribution of brands Folk, Folk Shoes, Humanoid, Virginie Castaway, Alternative, Hill Side and Blue Blood, as well as the management of the Folk online website.
- Being in charge of the stock
- Looking after the Internet orders
- Organizing the shipment of samples for our agents in the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark and Canada
- Taking care of re-order requests from our International clients.
- Day to day office duties
Candidates must be very organized and willing to learn.
Our internship is 3 - 6 months and include a London travel card and lunch expenses.
Millinery placement – Miami, USA
Kate Langrish is an award winning Miami based Milliner, who designs and makes a broad range of hats from couture to prêt-a-porter. Having just won the Hat Designer of The Year 2010 award, Kate is looking for assistance in the production of her debut Autumn/Winter 2011 Collection to be shown in Paris next March.
The role requires someone who has experience of sewing by hand and machine, and who preferably has some millinery experience, although this is not essential, as long as they possess a good eye for detail and are quick and keen to learn.
He/she will assist with the development and production of the collection, including fabric cutting, blocking, hand sewing to a couture level, quality control, as well as some studio and admin duties.
English language skills are essential, and you must be a confident communicator both verbally and creatively. A background in some form of art and design is preferable.
It is a flexible part-time internship of between 1-2 days per week.
Date Posted: 11-11-2010 Company Information: Brimful Hats How to Apply: FashionUnited
Sales & Admin Internship at International Fashion Company – New York, USA
Company: Conditions Apply
6 month Internship
Conditions Apply is a fun, fresh company perfect for those who express themselves through clothing. Our concept as a brand is to express this in the work place and in the clothing. We create pieces full of bold prints and playful shapes, vivid colors, and pieces adorned with quirky embroideries. Conditions Apply has a girly edge without leaving quality or style behind, renowned for offering fashion that makes you feel good and inspires both the wardrobe and soul.
We launched the label in 2009 and are selling to companies such as Urban Outfitters, Anthropologies, Bloomingdales, we are growing as a company and we want someone that can help the company grow. We are based in the upper east side of NYC with customers in over 30 countries across Europe, the US and Asia and we are looking for a Sales & admin intern who can:
- Can work under pressure
- Must be incredibly organized
- can think for themselves
- promote the brand
- come up with new fresh idea
- find new clients
- Push marketing opportunities
- You must be computer literate
- Retail and sales experience
Foreign Language Skills are highly valued e.g. Italian, Spanish etc.
Preferential treatment will also be given to candidates with experience of working in sales in the fashion/retail/creative/media industry.
The position will involve:
- Selling to customers, not only in the US but to customers in other countries such as in Europe or Asia
- Answering phone calls assisting with customer queries regarding their orders
- Using opportunities to advance our brands via online marketing and looking for new customers
- Mailing of promotional materials
- Any other ad-hoc tasks
- Calling up customers and selling assortments which you will then send out
- Managing orders
- Assist in financial responsibilities: billing, reporting, invoicing for Marketing fees and expenses, cooperative advertising requests
- Assist in organizing trade shows and sample sales
- Dealing with general queries
- Organize meetings and business trips
- Creating and maintaining contact with clients
- Excellent customer service
- Able to sell our product with knowledge and confidence (On-the job training will be given)
- Excellent telephone manner
- Excellent communication skills
- Excellent written and spoken English
- Quick Learner
- Excellent computer and administration skills
- Ability to work alone and as part of a team
- Ability to work towards targets, goals and tight deadlines
- Able to successfully work under pressure
- Willingness to go the extra mile
- Very Organized with attention to detail
The right candidate will have the opportunity to travel to shows in Paris, New York and other locations. The position could lead to a permanent position for the right candidate.
In addition to this you must have permission to work in US. This is a full time position which requires a commitment of 3 - 6 months. Please note this is an unpaid position, however travel per week will be paid.
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