Following is a sample of our international Fashion Design and Business Internships. New opportunities are created every year. Get in touch if you don't see what you're looking for!
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This unique fashion and lifestyle organization sells merchandise through hundreds of retail outlets in England and Australia. In the last ten years, they have continued to grow the business to maintain their position at the forefront of organic natural clothing manufacturing and retailing. They seek an intern interested in environmentally conscious clothing alternatives who is willing to assist with general office duties and provide managerial support to their London based retail operation.
This is a fashion design house that is offering the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with the designer as he crafts his evening wear. Interns will work in the design room directly with the designer, assisting in the creation of the sample collections and special orders for each season. The ideal candidate will have a strong portfolio and a range of technical skills, including sewing, as you will be working one-on-one with the designer.
This company is a luxury shopping and consulting agency located in the heart of the Golden Triangle in Paris. They are a team of experts who guide remarkable women and men from all over the world in a journey to elevate their personal style. Their wealth of knowledge of the industry combined with their unique team of international and multilingual stylists result in a personalized and custom-made experience. They deliver exclusive personal shopping and styling services that highlight the style of our clients and fulfills desires and demands. Interns will assist staff members in community management, business development and general outreach activities involved in the high-end fashion to which their clients are accustomed.
This dynamic British design brand provides unique luxury tailoring for contemporary women. Their core product lines have gained recognition from the world's media and are now stocked internationally in the UK, USA, France and online with a bespoke service available in London. The student selected for this internship will gain production experience by assisting the designers with alterations, sewing, pattern cutting, and fabric/source trimming. Other general tasks involve assisting during factory visits and helping backstage (or preparing for) London Fashion Week. The selected intern will learn how to work as a team, develop sewing and pattern cutting skills and gain an intimate glimpse into how a fashion label works.
This company was born in the heart of New York City, a city marked by rich culture and diverse aesthetic. With inspiration around every corner, this company has adopted its intoxicating energy by incorporating it into every stitch of each collection. With the perfect combination of sophistication and versatility, this company provides a curated mix of designs that express, enhance, and elevate each woman’s individual identity as she celebrates the most important and memorable moments of her life. Interns here will have the responsibility of assisting the design team in all aspects of the design process and providing support to the design team.
This bridal and ready-to-wear evening gown designer has more than twenty years of experience and has been recognized as a true expert when it comes to pattern cutting. Her dresses are made of the finest fabrics and bejeweled with Swarovski crystals and fresh water pearls. Fashion design student with an interest in apparel construction and the opportunity to learn about the operations of a small, yet highly successful upscale boutique.
Depending on your internship location, you can expect to stay in a shared room in an apartment, college dorm, or student residence. A local program advisor and coordinator will be available to help you settle in and answer any questions during your program. Your accommodations will likely be within walking distance of city public transportation.
During your stay, you’ll be within the same network as the students and/or interns you’re living with. It is often through these individuals that you can learn the most, as you explore the highlights of the city together, share career-building advice, and venture out on your own to your internship posts.
Most locations are very English-friendly, and do not require prior knowledge of the local language. Depending on your placement, you may have the opportunity to integrate further into the community by attending language lessons.
* If your internship takes place in Paris, you’ll have the chance to experience full cultural immersion by living with a local host family. (French language skills are required for an internship in this location, and you should expect to be evaluated beforehand via Skype interview.)
Before you depart, you’ll be introduced to your internship advisor for one-on-one support and career guidance. Your advisor will help you prepare for your internship interview, build an effective cover letter and resume, and choose the right placement. Working with your advisor, you’ll take the Clifton Strengths Finder Assessment to identify your top five strengths. These strengths will be useful in determining future opportunities and helping to focus your interests into clear career goals well beyond the scope of the program.
Once you and your advisor have selected your internship, you’ll have access to a pre-departure orientation video series to help you get ready for the transformational experience of working and living abroad. You’ll also have career skills training videos and articles at your fingertips to help you build your resume in advance. We want you to succeed and thrive abroad, and will provide countless resources to ensure you have what you need to do so.
When you arrive at your destination, you’ll attend a welcome orientation to help you settle in and start your experience with your best foot forward. Midway through your program, you’ll check in with local advisors at a career coaching session. During this visit, onsite staff will interview you and your employer to identify your strengths and areas where you could improve. We find this feedback-loop to not only be essential for success, but often lacking in environments where you’re on your own. Before the conclusion of your internship, you’ll attend a program debriefing and re-entry career and culture training. When you return home, you’ll join a network of alumni across the world who have used the skills they gained to advance their lives and careers!
This program is implemented by a trusted organization within the AFSNext partnership community and has our full endorsement. While not managed or operated by AFS, it maintains the same exceptional quality standards, which are set by a network of experienced international non-profits operating within the international education field.