You yearn to create custom Haute Couture confections...or perhaps you're happiest writing about fashion or styling the season's latest trends at photoshoots; then again, maybe you're more of a business-minded fashionista (or fashionisto). Fashion internships let you learn about the fashion industry in a way that goes beyond just the glitz of the fabulous fashions & glamorous models. It's big business, literally, encompassing everything from the b-2-b transactions between suppliers and distributors; the actual clothing and style design process; production cycles & budgets; marketing & cross-promotion campaigns; multimedia coverage of the fashion industry; public relations & communications; photography and graphic design; and the influence of style and pop culture.
Whether you want to design, model, or write about fashion, or learn how to handle imports and exports and run a fashion house or distribution company, Internships.com is a must-visit for any aspiring fashion industry insider. They have oodles of internship opportunities around the country in firms specializing in different areas of the market - including shoe & bag designers & large sewing patterns firms, opportunities in the design department, production, PR, assisting in the fashion library, and e-merchandising (including watching your fave fashion TV & cable shows & then sourcing the fashions featured for the site's users to buy). "Use an internship to explore your personal perspective on style, learn about haute couture or mass production, and determine whether you belong on the catwalk, behind the camera, in the runway audience offering a critique, or in business operations," they add. "Try a fashion internship on for size and see what role suits you."
- Lesley Scott
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(fashion intern Barbie image: source)