: Fashion Design students are required to complete an internship with a
design establishment approved by a faculty advisor during a summer of six
to twelve weeks. Prior to enrolling in FCS 4394, students must have completed
the prerequisites FCS 2373 Apparel Design I, FCS 3360 Cad Apparel Design/Retail
and FCS 3373 Apparel Design II. An internship position should be secured
prior to the end of the spring semester of the junior or senior year for
students fulfilling internship experiences during the summer. Upon
completion of the internship, the student will provide fashion design faculty
and peers with a summary of his/her experiences. PowerPoint presentations
with photos of their work experience are required. In the past fashion design
majors have completed internships both within the states and internationally.
Locations have included New York, Paris, Italy, London, Los Angeles, Dallas
as well as numerous other locations.
LSU : A growing
number of students in the LSU School of Human Ecology's Textile, Apparel
Design, and Merchandising (TAM) program have discovered that a degree in
agriculture can help them launch a career in the fashion industry.
Much of the success of the TAM program at LSU is due to a strong internship
program that has been nurtured by former LSU professor Kathleen Rees and
now Marquette. Using a network of former LSU alumni who are currently employed
in the fashion industry, the TAM faculty have helped place about 50 students
each summer in paid or non-paid internships across the country at companies
like Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Betsey Johnson, Cosmo Girl Magazine, Paul
Frank Industries, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Dillard's, Anthropologie,
School of Communication and the Arts : Internships are an exceptionally
important component of the fashion student's course of study. Through internships,
students: Enhance classroom learning through access to the resources in
our industry Add depth and relevance to more traditional classroom work
Learn about the industry Acquire experience in the working world Improve
job search and interview skills Network to gain contacts Develop an impressive
resume. Marist's strength in internship placement,
and unusual depth of internship opportunities, derives from our close proximity
to New York City. Here in the fashion capital of the world, students have
access to a wide variety of work environments. Fashion students have completed
internships at companies such as MTV, Betsey Johnson, DKNY, Chanel, Escada,
Calvin Klein, Polo, Armani A/X, and Nordstrom. Students are offered
opportunities for professional internships during their junior and senior
years. Each intern has an on-site supervisor as well as a faculty advisor.
Department of Design,
Merchandising and Textiles (Texas
Christian University) : Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Promotion
Majors must complete their fulltime supervised internship for 6 semester
credit hours. This is typically taken in the fall semester of the student's
senior year after completion of 15 hours of "block" courses offered
the first 8 weeks of the fall semester. The student is required to work
between 320 and 400 hours during their ten-week internship and their work
experiences should be involved in all areas of the cooperating company.
The primary goal is to give the intern a broad overview of business operations
related to the student's professional major. Participation in an internship
allows the cooperating employer to aid in the development of an individual
student's professional career and to observe a potential employee. The TCU
Faculty Internship Coordinator will make one on-site visit to the cooperating
company during the ten-week period to discuss the intern's progress and
performance. The Internship serves as an interface between education and
business during the student's college career.
Did you know that fashion schools are not the only
ones that do grading?
In the following section you will find some
apparel industry internships but you will also find regular
jobs that are not internships. In the opinion of
we think internships are a wonderful way to learn the industry.
However, we also think having a job that will pay you as you
learn will be even more beneficial.
* please check with the listed fashion schools for the most current information
regarding the fashion career internship programs. The information
in this section may NOT be the most current. You will need to contact
the schools or fashion companies directly for exact details and requirements
of their internship programs.