Fashion internships in Chicago

Chicago is a major metropolitan city, home to many robust creative industries, including Fashion. The city is a wonderful place for an intern to get their foot in the door in this competitive and dynamic industry. Interning with some of the most well-respected names in Fashion, alongside some of the industry’s best professionals offers a young person a unique opportunity to jump start their career. Fashion internships in Chicago can also lead to career-making industry connections as interns learn the ins and outs of Chicago’s Fashion sector. These working relationships can play a major role in getting hired when interns are looking for a full-time job after their internship.

If you’re looking to set yourself up for a dynamic and successful career, nothing really compares to earning real-world professional Fashion experience in a competitive city like Chicago. A Fashion internship abroad in Chicago offers hardworking international candidates the opportunity to intern for leading designers in the USA. Internationally, Chicago is among the top American cities and is highly competitive, attracting leading professionals from around the world.


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Participants of our Fashion internships in Chicago won’t want to leave the charismatic city. From its world-class sports infrastructure, like United Center and Wrigley Field, to top-tier museums like the Art Institute of Chicago, an amazing array of restaurants, music venues and more, Chicago is the kind of city that never stops entertaining its residents. The best part is Fashion interns abroad will have the chance to discover all the city’s leading entertainment and attractions with fellow interns from all over the world.


Life in the Windy City

While in Chicago, Fashion interns will get the best of both worlds – a truly local experience with the added comforts of home. The Intern Group international internship program not only handles the professional aspect of your experience, but also provides you safe and comfortable housing and a 24/7 support system. With your accommodation, paid-for Chicago public transportation, advanced professional training, cultural and social events, and 24/7 local support, interns will be set up for success from the start. This multifaceted program means you can use your energy to focus on getting the best professional experience possible – the rest is taken care of.


A friendly and diverse metropolis

Chicago may feel cold during the wintertime, but the local Midwesterners are warm and friendly all year long. People doing fashion internships in Chicago will feel right at home. Beyond the friendly locals in Chicago, this multicultural city offers plenty of diversity, attracting people from all around the United States and the world. Interns abroad will feel right at home, meeting a wide range of interesting people and competent professionals.


“… Chicago divided your heart. Leaving you loving the joint for keeps. Yet knowing it never can love you.”
― Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make


Sightseeing in Chi-Town

There are so many places for Fashion interns to explore in this fast-paced and multicultural city. The lakeside Navy Pier is a great place to catch beautiful views of the Lake Michigan shoreline and walk along the 3,300-foot-long pier featuring cool shops, restaurants, parks and more. On a beautiful, sunny day, any one of the city’s 552 parks make a great place for a picnic or people-watching. Also, Chicago is home to informative and fun museums, like the Chicago History Museum or the Hyde Park’s Museum of Science and Industry.


fashion internships in Chicago


Nights on the town in Chi-Town

Fashion interns in Chicago will have an array of entertainment options to choose from during their stay. Foodies can check out the many delicious international hole-in-the-wall restaurants around the city. Or interns can try out Chicago’s legendary deep-dish pizza. The city also boasts a rich live theatre and music scene, so interns should keep their eyes out for whats playing. For a night out, the Loop is a particularly lively part of town, famous for its unique night life and energy that attracts lots of locals and tourists alike. And depending on the season, sports fans can catch the Chicago Bulls, the Bears, the Cubs, the White Sox and more at home games at one of the many arenas and stadiums in the city. You’ll never be bored in the Windy City.

Apply now to boost your career with one of our leading Fashion internships in Chicago.




1. based on Pink Chicago, by Roman Boed, CC-by-2.0

2. based on Heels and pantaloons, by Quinn Dombrowski, CC-by-SA 2.0

3. based on Chicago River at Night (2), by Roman Boed, CC-by-2.0


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Elizabeth Trovall

After short stints in Argentina and Belize, Elizabeth is finishing up her fourth year in Santiago, Chile. Elizabeth writes about international internships, life abroad and professional development for The Intern Group. She also reports on politics, business and culture in Latin America for public radio and print media. An Austin, Texas native, Elizabeth first left home to earn her journalism degree from the Reynolds Institute of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Besides her friends and family, she misses live music and Mexican food the most.
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