Fashion internships were Global Experiences' first offered career field programs. We started with the goal to provide students and young professionals interested in this exciting industry, opportunities to work in the world’s top fashion hubs. Our fashion business and fashion marketing placements cover a wide variety of responsibilities depending on your background and what you would like to accomplish while interning abroad. See below for more on program locations, placement examples, stories from our fashion interns, and discover what fashion internship is right for you.
I learned, grew, and was challenged throughout the summer and ultimately gained new insight on the industry and the detailed components of running your own company. Join this program and have the time of your life. It will grow you, work you, and open up your eyes to all the amazing possibilities that lie ahead. I promise you won't regret a single bit.
University of Southern California - Milan
Through my internship with GE, I found lifelong friendships and countless networking opportunities. I would not have been afforded these opportunities had I interned in the states. If you are looking for a killer internship to put on your resume, look no further.
Missouri State University - Florence
My time in Florence Italy was by far one of my most valuable experiences I have ever had. The Showroom experience was like none other. I walked away from this experience a well-rounded individual and ready to start my career in the fashion industry.
West Virginia University - Florence
From start to finish this experience has given me so many amazing memories. My internship was so fun and well assigned to what I was wanting. You truly do get out what you put in, not only to your internship but the city.
Santa Clara University - London
I had the pleasure of working in Upper concept store, a boutique/art gallery/event space in the 4th district of Paris. I helped creative business and marketing strategies for the concept store. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who is looking to do a summer abroad!
Temple University - Paris
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 on 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.
With overwhelming artistic and creative intent, this Barcelona-based firm prides itself on attention to detail and the use of subtlety and tenderness within fabrics. This brand has its own identity with a recognizable fresh and feminine style, and focuses on styling for magazine campaigns and advertising. The intern must be a fashion student or have previous styling experience. They must be enthusiastic and enjoy variety.
Located in the center of Barcelona, this company is an international design studio with creative and dynamic employees. This company seeks to create new fashion concepts and transform them into large-scale global products. An ideal candidate should be prepared to assist with product design/development, follow-up with clients, and work with overseas factories, among other tasks. Interns will get the full experience of nearly every side of the fashion industry.
This small fashion design business, which has both a shoe and apparel collection, combines the creativity of three European designers. Their concentrations are strong, feminine silhouettes accented with color-blocking and prints, decorative abstract jewelry with semi-precious stones that have a Jackson Pollock feel, and sophisticated, traditional Italian footwear. They also consult for two Italian shoe collections as their designers. Primary responsibilities will be establishing and maintaining the company's online presence, which include: blogging, tweeting, Facebook updates, and managing the website. The intern will work with Italian consultants, assist in publicizing sample sales, and organize media along with other events to include the opening of a pop-up store.
A high-end independent menswear store in Stephens Green is seeking an intern to receive training in all aspects of running a successful clothing store. Duties include sales, merchandising, window display, buying, customer service, bespoke tailoring & measuring. They operate a relaxed but efficient company environment. Interns will get a chance to learn to sell menswear at one of the most exclusive end of the market.
This company offers a new, forward thinking and highly professional service for buyers from abroad who are looking to import apparel 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 enterprise, attend meetings, select merchandise for presenting collections, work with international clients, and assist the marketing team.
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.
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 and engaging in business development efforts.
This showroom is a collective representation of several labels that are operated by fashion companies. The organization has worked with many firms in the fashion industry and the most dynamic and reliable retailers. 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, the unpacking and pricing of new collections, and visual merchandising for clothes and accessories that are organized in the showroom.
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 gives the interns a once-in-a-lifetime fashion experience. Intern tasks may include assisting the stylist during fashion shows, photo-shoots and fittings as well as helping to select clothing and accessories to showcase during events.
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 enterprise, attend meetings, select merchandise for presenting collections, work with international clients, and assist the marketing team.
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.
This showroom is a collective representation of several labels that are 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, the unpacking and pricing of new collections, and visual merchandising for clothes and accessories that are organized in the showroom.
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. Successful interns don't necessarily have a background in fashion but are studying business studies / pr / fashion merchandising / media studies / communication / graphic design.
This designer is well known for her resort wear, swim suits and dresses through her company's 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 the general manager, business development, handling wholesale accounts, coordinating fashion shows, private selling and ad hoc office administration. Although there is some exposure to design practices and procedures, this is not a design focused placement.
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 everything, while keeping the mother fashionable and confident. Knowledge and interest of the fashion industry and a drive to work are necessary for the intern in the world of high-end fashion handbags.
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!
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.
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 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.
This placement is a generally 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 of the fashion company, where they will learn how the business is run and get an inside look into the fashion industry. An interest in fashion, photography or event planning is useful for this position. The candidate must have strong organization skills, be detail-oriented and present well to clients.
London Fashion Showroom is seeking an style research intern for their two showrooms. This fashion company prides itself on their simple, elegant clothing, with a touch of quirkiness. Born and inspired by architecture, rich textures, and strong colors, their clothes are designed to fit the consumer's body perfectly. Ideal candidates should have a background in business and a passion for fashion. Intern tasks will include trend research, working with special orders, mood board presentation, and alterations. This is the perfect setting to learn the fashion business world in a small and professional showroom.
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 offers interns an amazing opportunity to gain firsthand merchandising, buying, event planning and marketing skills as they assist in many aspects of day to day operations.
This company hosts a designer showroom with major designers from all over the world. Interns here will have a plethora of responsibilities and opportunities to see what it is really like to live, breathe, and work in the world of fashion.
This company introduced its very first collection in 1993. Since their foundation, they have generated an incredible following in the United States and around the world. The reason for this success is simple – the designers have always been true to who they are. This is a fresh, contemporary and innovative knitwear company, creating cashmere, cashmere blend and cotton sweaters and accessories that excite the senses and inspire fun living. Interns will gain experience in the functioning of a Women’s contemporary showroom and learn the skills necessary to begin a career in the wholesale market. The ideal candidate should be enthusiastic, detail oriented, have a strong interest in the fashion industry.
The cities listed above are just a sample of what internships are available. Even if you don't see the location you're looking for, doesn't mean that a placement there is unattainable. Think about where you can professionally thrive during your time abroad. Want to find out the top cities for your career field? Inquire now and one of our Admissions Counselors will get in contact.
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