Accelerate your career with our award-winning paid Fashion internships
Build Your Fashion Career
Our fashion internships help you kick-start your global careers by immersing you in an exciting and challenging internship from 6 weeks up to 6 months long.
Learn about business-to-business trade between the fashion supply and demand side, as well as trends and forecasts, production processes, finances, fashion marketing and sales, fashion design processes, fashion media coverage, as well as international and public relations.
Key Skills For Fashion Industry
- Strong drawing skills
- Creativity & artistic
- Good eye for detail
- Strong visualization skills
- Excellent communication
- Interpersonal skills
- Ability to work well in a team
- Strong understanding of fabrics
Career Paths You Can Take In Fashion
- Retail Buyer
- Fashion Designer
- Textile Designer
- Visual Merchandiser
- Magazine Journalist
- Jewellery Designer
- Fashion PR
At The Glance
were offered full-time roles within 6 months of completing their internships
years worth of experience
Fashion Internship Responsibilities
- Merchandising (Buying & Selling)
Assist with sourcing quality fabrics, materials, and other goods to help with production. Provide support with selecting, purchasing design samples, managing production and keeping client’s individual preferences in mind.
- Fashion Design
Provide support with creating original clothing, sketching designs, selecting fabrics and patterns, and providing instructions on how to create the design. Develop new concepts with other designers to create a prototype design. Present design ideas to the creative, and/or showcase them in fashion or trade shows.
- Fashion Management
Organize and provide assistance with photoshoots, help with exhibitions and work with designers on the coordination of orders. Assist with planning, briefing, development and analysis of all marketing activities including direct fashion marketing messaging.
- Develop new concepts
- Fashion buying
- Assist sourcing and materials
- Assistance with Photoshoots
- Market Research
- Create prototype designs
Types Of Programs Available For Fashion Industry
Kick-start your fashion internship with a paid remote internship that allows you to intern with global companies from the comfort of your own home.
6+ month International Fashion Internship
Build a global career with our paid 6+ month international internship in fashion.
Fashion Summer Internships
Gain a competitive edge, travel the world and build your fashion career with our immersive summer internship.
Get A Head Start In Your Career
- The Art and Science of Buying and Merchandising Offered By Susanne Tide-Frater, Chief Consultant Augmented Retail, Farfetch
- Fashion Management: Defining Markets, Business Models & Trends By The Institut Français de la Mode (IFM)
- Fashion and Sustainability: Understanding Luxury Fashion in a Changing World By London College of Fashion
- The End of Fashion by Tri Agins
- The Fashion Designer Survival Guide by Mary Gehlhar
- "Fashion (Oxford History of Art)" by Christopher Breward
Fashion Internships FAQ
What does a fashion intern do?
As a fashion intern, you may be asked to assist with fashion design, buying and selling as well as organising and scheduling photoshoots. You may also be asked to help with sketching, event planning or sewing and finally, researching future fashion trends.
Do fashion interns get paid?
Depending on the length and location of your internship. Our graduate internship programs in London, Singapore and New York are all paid fashion internships. For our summer fashion internship program, it may be unpaid depending on the employer.
Can you get a fashion internship without college?
Yes, you can get a fashion internship without a college degree. You can either participate in an apprenticeship or simply by building connections with those in the industries. In fact, an internship in fashion isn’t a necessary requirement. We encourage you to apply for internships at fashion companies.
What fashion jobs are there in the market?
Fashion jobs include being a retail buyer, visual merchandiser, fashion designer, Textile Designer, stylist, jewelry designer, fashion editor or magazine journalist, fashion PR, fashion illustrator, garment technologist, personal stylist or personal shopper, graphic designer, fashion photographer, fashion blogger, fashion model, trend forecaster or ecommerce manager.
What fashion job makes the most money?
Fashion designers and creative directors are some of the highest paying jobs, averaging between $109-136,000 annually. Product and sourcing managers average around $104-110,000 annually. Followed by brand managers and marketing managers with an average salary between $70,000-95,000 per year.