Fashion business is Global Experiences' strongest and most varied field. Your role at your international internship may incorporate administration of fashion distribution, stock control, fashion product merchandising, invoice management and control, assistance with fashion production processes, and learning clothes manufacturing and design techniques. The roles here include merchandising, buying, selling, styling, events, marketing, photography and more. Your placement will depend on what you want to accomplish while abroad. Inquire today.
With overwhelming artistic and creative intent, this Barcelona based firm prides itself on attention to detail and fabrics, that give subtlety and tenderness blended with something sexier. This brand has its own identity with a recognizable fresh and feminine style.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate is a fashion or business student interested in learning about all aspects of fashion business, including marketing, styling, merchandising and client services.
With overwhelming artistic and creative intent, this Barcelona based firm, prides itself on attention to detail and fabrics, that give subtlety and tenderness blended with something sexier. This brand has its own identity with a recognizable fresh and feminine style. This placement focuses on styling for magazine campaigns and advertising.
Ideal Candidate: Fashion student or someone with styling experience. An independent intern that can take direction and follow through with a task without being micromanaged. Projects differ so you must be enthusiastic and like variety.
This company offers a new, forward thinking and highly professional service for buyers from abroad who are looking to import apparel from Italy or develop a private label. The firm is run by a young and highly motivated team who are specialists in fashion and deal mostly with designer wear. Interns will get to explore the business development side of the fashion business, attend meetings, select merchandise for presenting collections, work with international clients, and assist the marketing team.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a passion for fashion with a degree in marketing or business. Beginner Italian speakers are acceptable.
This showroom is a collective representation of many labels operated by Italian fashion companies. The organization has worked with many firms in the fashion industry and the most dynamic and reliable retailers in Tuscany. Interns in this placement will get a comprehensive business experience in a fast paced showroom. Typical intern tasks include working within the showroom, presenting collections and organizing orders for clients (those with more language skills will be able to interact more with clients), assisting with merchandise control, attending meetings with clientele, unpacking and pricing of new collections, and visual merchandising for clothes and accessories organized in the showroom.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have an academic background in fashion business/marketing and will be capable of handling multiple tasks at once.
This amazing placement is with one of the most important fashion stylists in Italy. She lives in Florence, but works all over the country. She built her own brand after gaining experience working with the major fashion brands like Fendi, Ferragamo, Gucci, Benetton, and Calzedonia . Her experience and strong personality give the interns a once in a lifetime fashion experience. Intern tasks may include: assisting the stylist during fashion shows, photo-shoots and fittings; helping to select clothing and accessories to showcase during events.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a passion for fashion styling, be proactive, exude confidence, and have the initiative to make the most of this opportunity. Styling interns with the ability to handle pressure and new challenges will exceed in this great role.
This showroom is a fashion sales and marketing agency representing a number of distinguished French, British, Spanish and other international labels. The Showroom has both worldwide and sole UK distribution rights for the labels it represents and sells to Independent boutiques, fashion chain stores and significant department stores. A diverse range of womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and accessories are offered, with a growing client base and a record of building strong Brands through focused marketing, and excellent buyers and press relations. Tasks may include: Up-keeping and merchandising the collections in the showroom. Monitoring press coverage and maintaining the press cuttings folder. Sending out of samples to publications. Chasing back outstanding samples. Writing press releases for all of our brands. Contacting celebrity agencies/stylists to push for celebrities to wear our brands. Researching new designers which we could potentially represent.
Ideal Candidate: Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, self-motivated, highly organized, educational background and/or experience/interest in fashion marketing/PR/sales.
This placement is a general supportive role within a small, yet very successful, fashion production company. The internship will entail a variety of tasks involved in the preparation, execution, and wrap up of fashion photography shoots. The intern will have the opportunity to work directly with the owner, learning how the business is run, and will get an inside look into the fashion industry. An interest in fashion, photography or event planning is useful and the candidate must have strong organisation skills, be detail oriented and present well to clients.
Ideal Candidate: -The ideal candidate will have an interest in "running" the business, marketing, attending to office systems, revising how we do things & considering better ways to work.
-This sometimes includes researching new kinds of software or iPad apps or even sourcing a particular type of card to make our company Christmas cards from. The candidate must be aware that the work may not be purely "organise then shoot, then organise next shoot".
-The intern also needs to be relatively fit & able because on the shoot days, they will likely be required to run to get things on location shoots & help crew to carry equipment as we set up or move location.
PR and Marketing for a Couture Wedding and Formal Boutique
This high-end boutique houses a couture wedding, formal, and semi-formal collection by the owner/lead designer as well as several other accessory collections that complement the main line. For an intern interested in an inside look into the business happenings of a small, successful boutique, this is an amazing experience! The intern will assist with marketing, PR, and new media strategy as wel as general business operations working closely with this highly skilled, small professional team located in their central London studio and boutique.
Ideal Candidate: Fashion business, marketing or merchandising background with an interest in bespoke design and retail.
This hot label was launched in spring 2009 and immediately embraced by London's cool young fashion crowd. Playful, fun and fashion forward, the concept behind the brand is individuality with innovative and eye catching detail. Stars including Rhianna, Alesha Dixon, Tulisa, Pixie Geldof and Daisy Lowe, and Emma Bunton are huge fans and can be regularly spotted wearing the label's cute and girly dresses. The vintage inspired collections feature contemporary fits and cute exclusive prints. Styles range from short and sassy sequined disco dresses, fresh nautical stripes, directional denim, ditsy floral summer playsuits and edgy tailoring. There is room for both fashion business and fashion design interns and the position will be tailored to meet the intern's interests and qualifications. Tasks may include: fashion marketing, PR, social media, website management, utilizing Photoshop skills, sketching, producing in-house samples, dropping samples off to magazines, sewing, pattern cutting, and more.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a fashion student or recent graduate with an interest in marketing and working with the press.
Fashion Journalism and Marketing for a Nontraditional Footwear Label
This fashion forward footwear brand brings together deliberately juxtaposed elements that would be at war without creative expertise. To avoid a world that has become cluttered with carbon copies, their creative view is independent, irreverent, and curious. Their website blogs about all things fashion from a unique perspective.
Ideal Candidate: Background in fashion journalism, marketing, and/or photography with excellent writing skills.
This company is a leading brand on the polo circuit and has been selected as the official supplier to several major tournaments, polo teams and polo clubs. The brand is worn by the best polo professionals from around the world as well as by amateur polo players, including members of the Royal Family, and polo watchers. Interns with this placement will be able to experience a variety of different sides of the business, working with suppliers, helping the design team, analyzing competitors, forecasting, and merchandising.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate for this internship will have a background in fashion and will be eager to make their mark in helping to launch a major brand. The candidate must be a self-starter who can work independently and as a part of small team.
Couture, Ready-to-Wear, and Bridal Fashion Designer
This designer won Sky 1's reality TV show "Project Catwalk", establishing himself "as one of the most exciting young designers around". This success led to a contract with the online retailer oli.co.uk and the launch of his self-named line. Interns with this design house will immerse themselves in the fast paced world of London fashion in a business and marketing capacity. Tasks may include: Planning, developing and implementing PR strategies; Liaising with company directors and answering inquiries from media, individuals and other organizations; Researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted media; Analyzing media coverage; Writing and editing in-house press, updating Facebook, twitter, and blogs; Devising and coordinating photo opportunities; Organizing events including press conferences, exhibitions, open days and press tours; Maintaining and updating website.
Ideal Candidate: Fashion Business or Marketing majors. The ability to multi-task is essential in this demanding environment.
This designer specializes in a mixture of textures, fabrics, embroidery and crochet. Her collections have been featured in various major publications worldwide. They seek a PR assistant and personal assistant for the designer/company owner. The selected intern will develop skills in fashion PR and work with various publications, stylists and photographers. He/she will also assist in the PR preparations of their Spring & Fall collections for London's Fashion week.
Ideal Candidate: A strong combination of fashion, marketing, and/or PR coursework is required.
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 our London based retail operation.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have an interest and/or background in fashion, retail and business administration in a social entrepreneurship environment.
This fashion showroom in downtown Milan features a host of well known exclusive designers. In a fashion business capacity, interns will learn how a high end showroom is run, interact with buyers and merchandisers and assist the team in day to day operations. The showroom is looking to further expand its international capabilities and will task the intern to help with the process.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a degree in marketing, fashion business or business. Basic Italian language skills are required. Speed and the desire to learn are required to succeed in this role.
This large fashion showroom is a space where agents interpret each specific fashion sector's distribution strategies and provide more than 800 stores with operational marketing support. Buyers and merchandisers convene in a dynamic work environment where the intern will be able to immerse themselves in a truly fast-paced showroom environment. General fashion business, marketing, merchandising and buying will all be touched upon in this internship.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in fashion business with basic Italian language skills and strong computer and Internet research skills.
Situated in the heart of the Milanese golden quad, this unique showroom specializes in PR and the distribution of important brands recognized by the fashion scene worldwide. Today, the showroom operates in 63 countries, exclusively distributing prestigious brands of shoes and bags produced by local Italian companies. Interns who are accepted for an internship at this prestigious showroom will be able to gain firsthand knowledge and experience with one of the premier showrooms of Milan.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a graduate in business or fashion business with skills in Microsoft Office programs.
This historical Italian luxury fashion company specializes in pret-a-porter, haute couture, wedding dresses and accessories. The brand is timeless in its tradition, elegance and modern day sophistication. Tasks may include: assisting with a variety of tasks to help promote and grow the brand; analyzing current marketing strategy and contributing to the marketing communication plan; building a business case for e-commerce; assisting with buyer meetings; engaging in business development efforts.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will speak beginner to intermediate Italian and have a strong background in business, marketing, fashion and customer service.
Fashion Buying, Merchandising, Styling and Event Planning in Milan!
This showroom, located in the center of Milan, receives collections and creates campaigns for well known brands such as Versace Jeans, Biblos, and Jenny. Interns in this role will sell brands from the showroom to buyers and reach out to potential buyers to secure future partnerships with companies from all over the world. They will gain experience meeting directly with customers and taking orders. Other tasks may include coordinating casting calls, styling models, visual merchandising around the showroom, and organizing fashion shows and related events.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a strong background in marketing, fashion business or business. Beginner Italian language skills are required. Those with confidence in their knowledge of the fashion industry and an outgoing personality will shine in this role.
Fashion Showroom seeks Merchandising and Buying Interns
This fast moving New York showroom bridges the gap between exclusive high end labels and department stores and boutiques in the greater New York area. A small, intimate setting, this showroom offer interns an amazing opportunity to gain firsthand merchandising, buying, event planning and marketing skills, assisting in many aspects of day to day operations.
Ideal Candidate: At least 2 years of fashion business coursework; knowledge of merchandising and buying. Showroom atmosphere requires interns to have a base knowledge of fashion designs (ability to pick a piece from the rack), and to be independent. Highly competitive placement.
This sophisticated fashion house is seeking a marketing intern to help in the following areas: Develop new creative campaigns to increase Facebook fans and interactions, Twitter followers and other SM platform engagement
• Utilizing blogs, and other media technologies to raise brand awareness
• Develop relationships with fashion bloggers and increase brand info dissemination
• Interact and act as the liaison between the PR company and the brand
• Overseeing the promotion of material for viral impact
• Building a social media profile analysis of key competitors including what platforms they use, how they participate along with key performance metrics
• Daily interaction with the designer and sales team to help promote and generate campaigns for B2B marketing
Ideal Candidate: Have a strong interest in fashion, contemporary women's ready to wear
• Passionate and knowledgeable about establishing a positive social media presence
• Idea generators: inspired by culture, fashion, arts, music, travel or business
• Excellent attention to detail, able to prioritize tasks and manage time
• Ability to think beyond the task, meet and exceed a standard of excellence
There are two positions available for a famous fashion design showroom in the heart of New York City. This brand is well know and consistently adorns celebrities on the red carpet. They are looking for fashion merchandising and marketing interns to help in a variety of tasks including model casting, visual display, press, event planning, dinners, contributing to the website, writing, sending out pictures, and sales assistance. This is a fast paced environment for experienced fashion merchandisers, and an incredible "foot in the door".
Ideal Candidate: 3rd year and up at school, majoring in Fashion Merchandising or Marketing. Previous Experience is ideal for this demanding position.
This internship is with a unique Parisian multi-label concept store offering luxury cocktail and evening dresses as well as wedding gowns, accessories, jewelry and shoes. This is a fabulous store in the middle of the fashion district in Paris. The intern will be mainly based in the store itself and will work alongside two experienced fashion professionals, working with customers and assisting with merchandising and store layout. Those interested in understanding how a luxury store functions will enjoy this well-rounded placement. In the beginning the intern will be assisting the staff, and specifically assisting with the bridal wear section, but may progress to work independently in this section. This unique placement is English speaking friendly! REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Sophomore standing, relevant background in fashion business/merchandising/marketing. Beginner French is acceptable.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a background in fashion and a desire to work with bridal-wear. Some French language skills absolutely necessary.
This online fashion company based in Paris offers a unique insight into the European and French fashion industry. This internship has two principal areas of focus: marketing and sales & customer service. Interns will report to the Head of Marketing and tasks may include: Assistance with website optimization (Google AdWords) to continuously improve the shopping experience; Help in marketing initiatives: newsletters, customer surveys, customer enrollment and loyalty programs and other initiatives; Market watch and research to determine trends; Provide support to clients by phone and email: understanding client needs, taking orders, managing returns and exchanges, dealing with issues, and monitoring results; Provide feedback to the marketing team and contribute to campaign development
There is the opportunity to contribute to the editorial department if the intern possesses strong writing skills and an interest or background in fashion journalism.
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will possess native English skills and a basic foundation in French. They must be interested in the business side of fashion. Strong writing and customer service skills are preferred. A related educational background like marketing or fashion business is helpful, but not necessary. Someone who is smart, willing, and modest will do well in the working environment.
This designer is well known for her resort wear, swim suits and dresses through their creative use of exotic prints from around the world. Their product line is targeted towards a high end consumer base. This is a creative and personality driven organization. Interns will do merchandising, ordering and a broad range of business tasks such as design assisting, dealing with manufacturers, assisting general manager, business development, handling wholesale accounts, coordinating fashion shows, private selling as well as ad hoc office administration. Although there is some exposure to design practices and procedures, this is not a design focused placement.
Ideal Candidate: A background and interest in fashion business, marketing, business or merchandising. Well organized and keen to gain a well rounded experience. Strong work ethic and the right attitude is required.
Fashion Business Placement with Prominent Womenswear Designer
One of Australia's leading fashion companies, the designer started her career in San Francisco before launching the label in Australia and now has several sub brands as part of the organization. The designs are sexy, playful, beautifully constructed and tailored. This designer has a reputation for being clever, creative, bold and brave. She is well known for selecting stylists, sales people, and creative teams to collaborate with, that can push the label to the edge. The label has become synonymous with featuring high profile supermodels and international talent at fashion shows. Interns in a general business placement will be exposed to a range of departments and will learn how the retail and wholesale business is managed including merchandising; showroom prep; production and online and social media.
Ideal Candidate: Fashion Business major, opportunities to intern in variety of areas depending on interests and skills. Must be knowledgeable and be confident enough to show initiative.
This established Australian fashion company has multiple retail stores focused on a mid-priced market. The selected intern(s) will get an excellent overview to many aspects of fashion business, retail, publicity and general operations. Students will work with their in-house staff on marketing, PR, as well as help plan for new seasonal launches. They will contribute to website content.
Ideal Candidate: This placement is ideal for first and second year fashion students interested in a well-rounded experience in fashion business.
Fashion Business and Marketing with a Growing Sportswear Brand
The company is a designer and manufacturer of fresh, wearable women's clothing for the 20 - 35 yr old market. This cool office is located in the inner city of Sydney and offers students an opportunity to build their skills in a serious growing fashion company. Tasks: Fashion Marketing interns will work on images for their online store; Update and promote brand through social media, work on design and delivery of mass mailings; Work with retailers on give-aways, online promotions; Work on orders and stocking and produce appropriate spec sheets for forward season and new season styles; Liaise with our PR team on new collaborations, stories and PR opportunities; Trend research and forecasting; Work on new season photo shoot; Work on new collection in terms of styling / detail / print / color.
Ideal Candidate: Background in marketing, PR, fashion coursework and some work experience preferred. Interest and knowledge of fashion trends and styles. Experience with Photoshop and mac PC programs. Ideal for someone seeking to break into the fashion industry.
Unique Placement with Socially Conscious Enterprise
This firm has a small central Sydney office and is involved in a socially conscious enterprise; the production of organic T-shirt designs produced in Bali and sold internationally. Their humanitarian mission is for social change as a percentage of profits go back to education of Balinese children. This position requires a combination of creative marketing and writing skills coupled with advanced computer skill sets. Candidates interested in fashion business, marketing, international business management and consumer behavior will flourish in this well-rounded placement. The company principals are very willing to treat the intern like a senior team member and have a well designed internship program. Tasks may include: online fashion marketing; daily update of blogs; approach bloggers and news sites; update photo and video materials; customer conversations online; customer satisfaction follow ups and surveys across market base; organizing events and photo shoots; recording videos, and more!
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and willingness to learn. Experience with e-marketing and social medial platforms such as Constant Contact, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc. is highly desired.
This handbag company specializes in luxury baby bags for the style conscious mother - a woman who wants the practicality of a diaper bag hidden in the facade of a cool, luxe, must-have designer handbag. These handbags have been designed to carry literally everything while keeping mom fashionable and confident!
Ideal Candidate: Knowledge and drive to work in the world of high-end fashion handbags.
This organization is a basics brand with a sports wear slant. The brand is understated, slick and authentic. Simple jersey pieces with a youthful flavour that are perfect for today, tomorrow and everyday.
Ideal Candidate: Someone who does not necessarily have a background in fashion (although this is preferable) but who is potentially studying or be a graduate in business studies / pr / fashion merchandising / media studies / communication / graphic design and has the following skills:
- great work ethic
- positive attitude
- prepared to take on any task assigned to them
- can work independently or as a team
- good common sense
- proficient on excel
- familiar with using Macs
- systematic and meticulous in their approach to things
- lateral thinking
- good time management skills
- able to work under pressure
- a 'culture vulture' - up to date on all things fashion, arts and culture - avid blog and fashion magazine reader
- sound knowledge and understanding of Adobe Photoshop ( not essential but very beneficial )
- desire to get a better understanding of the inner workings of a fashion business
- synergy with the brand
Sophia Virani University of Western Ontario
I hope all is well with you. I wanted to take this time to formally thank you for helping me set up my internship in Florence this summer. I have been having a lot of fun out in Europe, making new friends, exploring new places and cultures, and traveling to many foreign cities. I appreciate all of the time and energy you spent trying to find the best fit for me. Florence is a beautiful city, and I’m very glad it all worked out ending up here. I’m here for another 10 days, and then off to travel to Milan, Barcelona, Valencia, Paris, and London. I thought I would attach a picture just to show I am having a wonderful time in Europe (I’m the one in the red pants).
Thank you again for helping me create a memorable summer in Europe. I will be in contact with you in the future if I decide to go on another Global Experiences trip or If I have any other friends who are interested in pursuing this opportunity as well.
Take care, and all the best!
"Certainly, I believe that my work experience abroad will give me an edge against the competition especially in this economy. It will also boost my resume. It was a great experience and worth every penny."
"I cannot fully express in words how my internship with Global Experiences has changed my life. Coming back home, I am a new person who has grown more than I ever realized I could in 3 months living abroad."
“I went to a fashion show this afternoon which was really good fun and now have a stack of Australian fashion magazines which came in our goody bags!
I have had a fabulous first week. It has gone so quickly! Firstly the other interns, who I met last Friday, and myself went to a zoo in Sydney last Sunday and we are also going out tonight for a meal and maybe a couple of drinks! They all seem lovely!
In a couple of weeks there will be more work to do with their birthday celebrations events so that will be exciting. But overall a wonderful first week in Sydney!
It is forecast to be 27 degrees this weekend so think I’m going to head to the beach!!”