Fashion Internships in New York City

“London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it.” Dorothy Parker

Boasting the largest concentration of fashion designers and retailers in the world, it’s no surprise New York City is an international hub for the fashion industry. Home to world renowned designers like Vera Wang and Ralph Lauren, and one of the best fashion weeks in the world, New York City is the place to learn about the fashion industry. In fact, a surprising 6% of the New York City’s workforce work for the fashion industry. You can see it reflected on the fast-paced Manhattan streets, stomping grounds of the world’s best-dressed.

Proximity to such high level fashion industry professionals along with hands on experience in the industry gives those completing Fashion internships in New York an upper hand while starting out in their career. The contacts and work experience gained while completing Fashion internships in New York City are invaluable to establishing a career. Working relationships established during an internship experience are also great when seeking a job recommendation or a bit of career guidance.


“Every year The Women Of New York leave the past behind and look forward for the future. This is known as Fashion Week.” -Carrie Bradshaw


Fashion internships in New York


Your life in the Big Apple

Fashion interns in New York City live in private bedrooms in a residence set up for students, young professionals and interns. Accommodations are located in a safe New York neighborhood, just a few blocks away from Central Park. Close to cafes, museums and public transportation, interns will enjoy their time living the true New York experience.


Discover New York City’s treasures

New York is a magical city, filled with sites and activities that draw in millions of visitors a year. An intern abroad will have their entire stay in New York City to discover all the city has to offer. Central Park, for one has its statues, fountains and the famous Central Park Zoo. Meanwhile, a ride on the Hudson River provides an unforgettable view of the city. Fashion interns will especially be interested in the amazing art, design and architecture at their fingertips in New York City. The modern art museum MoMA features modern art by greats like Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman and Picasso. Some of the best views of Manhattan are available through the Top Of The Rock observation deck, another must for fashion interns abroad in New York City. The Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building and the MET or Metropolitan Museum of Art also top the list of true New York City treasures.


“But if I had to choose a single destination where I’d be held captive for the rest of my time in New York, I’d choose the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” Tim Gunn


Fashion internships in New York


A city of artists

New York City is chock full of artists from all over the world looking to make their mark. It also happens to be the one of the best places in the world to consume art, especially live performance. Everything from live theater, to soulful jazz, and beloved comedy acts can be found in the Big Apple. It’s got a little something for everyone. For successful candidates completing Fashion internships in New York, there will be literally thousands of ways for them to spend their free time.

“There’s nothing that can match Broadway for stature and dignity,” said Sammy Davis Jr. about New York’s famous theater district, which features plays put on by the best performers and directors in the world. Broadway encompasses 40 professional theaters, including gorgeous spaces like the Belasco Theater, which opened in 1907 and was built in the Edwardian style.

For a night of belly-busting laughs, New York City has loads of excellent comedy clubs that won’t let you down. Booking huge names like Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K. along with hilarious local acts, the Comedy Cellar is an intimate space worth at least one visit. Other must-see venues include The Apollo, Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall.

Along with its long list of live performance scenes, New York City has seen its fair share of prolific writers like Tony Kuscher, Jonathan Franzen and Walt Whitman make their mark. World-famous novels, poems, scripts, essays and screenplays have been written in New York, an excellent city for inspiration. A long-time literary scene and a publishing hub, it’s got a lot to offer a lover of words.


Shop til you drop

New York City is truly a shopaholic’s dream – especially for fashion lovers. The city is home to arguably some of the best department stores in the world. Whether scouting out Bloomingdales, the boutiques lining Fifth Avenue or the Green Flea Market, there’s always something to buy and something to sell in New York City. For the very best window shopping, take a stroll down Madison Avenue which boasts both celebrity designer shops and world-famous fashion-house boutiques.


Apply now for Fashion internships in New York and boost your career!



Sources: Wikipedia – Broadway theater, NYMag Time Out,, Wikipedia: Central Park, Demographics of NYC

Photo 1. based on Behind the Scenes with Aveda™ – Steven Alan SS14 NYFW – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York Spring Summer 2014 – #MBFW #NYFW – September 10, 2013 – Creative Commons (cc) photos distributed by Mainstream via Aveda Corporation, by Mainstream, CC-by-2.0

Photo 2. based on Toni Maticevski: New York Fashion Week Fall 2007, by Art Comments, CC-by-2.0

Photo 3. based on [2005] Crossroads of the World, by Diego Torres Silvestre, 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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  1. HAO ZHONG on September 30, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Dear Elizabeth,
    I am very interested in the Fashion industry in New York. Can you please send more information about the specific jobs, companies in New York which I may participate in if I choose the fashion program in New York. Thank you!

    • Kaylea on October 3, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      Hi Hao,
      Thanks for your message. We’ll be in touch with that information for you, the fashion industry is an exciting one to do an internship!

  2. Priyanka on November 13, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Hi there
    I would love to intern through your programme within the fashion industry in New York. Can you please email me more information on the companies with which you are partnered and the roles available.
    I look forward to hearing from you!
    Best wishes

    • Kaylea on November 14, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Hi Priyanka,
      Thanks for your message and your interest in our fashion internships in New York. There are many different areas in which we’ve placed previous fashion interns, including design, merchandising, marketing, textiles, jewelry and more. I’ll send you some information today with example placements and how to apply.

  3. niamh on May 17, 2018 at 11:26 am

    The internet programmes for the fashion industry in New York look very interesting and I’d be keen to do it. Can you please send some information in the companies you work with and what roles there are available. Thanks so much!

    • Gabrielle Trasatti on May 17, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      Hi Niamh, thanks for your comment! We’d be happy to send you some further information regarding the Fashion opportunities in New York. Warm regards

  4. Rebekka on June 27, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Hi there, could you please send me more information on the fashion internships in NYC? Are the internships funded or would I have to fund everything myself? 🙂

    Thank you!

    • Gabrielle Trasatti on June 29, 2018 at 9:05 pm

      Hi Rebekka, these are great questions! We just sent you an email with some further information. Warm regards

  5. Louise McDonald on October 25, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    Hi, I am really interested by what I have read about this fashion internship and would be eager to learn about multiple positions including the PR and marketing side. Would you be able to send me some more information such as funding, duration etc. Would be such an amazing opportunity to take part in this!

    thank you

    • Gabrielle Trasatti on November 1, 2018 at 2:26 am

      Hi Louise, thanks for your comment and interest in our program! The international Fashion internships we offer are designed to provide you with professional experience to further your education in a variety of fashion-based positions. We offer roles in Design, Merchandising, Buying, show-rooms, Fashion Week organizations, and Fashion PR. We’ll be sending you an email shortly with additional information. Warm regards

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