Subject: Where to find an Internship/Job #2
The world of internships can be stressful and intimidating. Sometimes, the hardest part is not the internship itself, but the ability to simply get started on your search. Your family and friends might be pressuring you to determine what you’ll be doing next summer or next semester. And if you’re anything like me, then you put even more pressure on yourself.
How can you possibly get that coveted internship at your favorite brand? Luckily, the internet makes the internship world smaller and more easily accessible. Once your resume is together, it’s can be as easy as a Google search these days.
Below are some of the best websites for fashion internships and jobs. Each has their own listings so if you don’t find what you’re looking for on one website, move on to another one! The next time your grandmother asks you about your plans for the summer, you’ll be able to impress her with your position!
Specifically caters toward jobs/internships in the magazine industry
Has job listings as well as mentoring, resume makeovers and career advice
Keyword search based on location and type of job, including remote and freelance jobs
Current listings: Marie Claire, Apartment Therapy, Food Network, INSIDER
Plenty of listings for fashion internships, many of which are based in New York City and Los Angeles
Also has PR listings
Current listings: Joey Showroom, Jimmy Choo, Mason Hosker, Creative Exchange Agency
Branded as the largest, fashion-only job listing website
Search for jobs and internships based on category (accessories, apparel, textiles, etc), job function (including Intern) and region (including the UK and International)
Get email alerts, post your resume and learn about career fair opportunities
Current internship listings: Elie Tahari, Longchamp, Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West Group
Indeed & Indeed UK
Keyword search based on location and job title. I recommend typing “fashion intern” in the search box
Wide range of companies and brands
Provides descriptions of the position and job requirements
Current listings in the UK: Conde Nast, GQ, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters
Current listings in the US: Nordstrom, Rent the Runway, POPSUGAR, Net-A-Porter
Search based on industry, semester and year
Other industries include PR, social media, journalist, interior design, fashion, entertainment--just to name a few!
Founder held 15 internships while in school
Current listings: Alice and Trixie, Jane Owen PR, Michael Kors, Stylehaul
Forbes published an article last year with their list for the best websites to find internships, including those in fashion.
Once you apply for a position, it could take some time for the brand to get back to you. If there’s a Human Resources contact that appears with the position, it certainly doesn’t hurt to reach out to him or her to introduce yourself. You don’t want to sound annoying so keep it short and sweet, but memorable.
Due to the increasing popularity and reliance on social media for communication, it’s crucial to follow your favorite brands via Instagram, Twitter, blogs, etc. More often than not, they’ll post open positions there first!