Wikipedia defines an intern as one who works in a
temporary position with an emphasis on on-the-job training rather than
merely employment, making it similar to an apprenticeship. Interns are
usually college or university students, but they can also be high school
students or post graduate adults seeking skills for a new career.
Student internships provide opportunities for students to gain
experience in their field, determine if they have an interest in a
particular career, create a network of contacts, or gain school credit.
Internships provide the employers with cheap or free labor for
(typically) low-level tasks (stereotypically including fetching coffee
for the office), and also the prospect of interns returning to the
company after completing their education and requiring little or no
An internship may be either paid, unpaid or
partially paid (in the form of a stipend). Internships may be part-time
or full-time; typically they are part-time during the university year
and full-time in the summer, and they typically last 6-12 weeks, but can
be shorter or longer. The act of job shadowing may also constitute as
Those considering entering the fashion industry
should intern at companies that offer positions that align with their
career interests. For example, an aspiring fashion designer would gain a
lot of on-the-job knowledge and networking contacts by obtaining an
intern at a design house. An aspiring fashion editor should intern at a
By the way, you should check
out our employment section.
From there you can find employment agencies and many other tools to
assist you with starting your
Also, you can check the
fashion job search website to search for intern opportunities and
also check the clothing
industry jobs site for full or part time positions.