Internships in the Fashion Industry

Getting Experience is Critical

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 About PVH Corp.:

As part of PVH Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel companies with revenues of over $8.2 billion in 2013, that also owns the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide; PVH Corp. is also the leader in shirt and neckwear and offers a wide variety of goods under its own brands, including: Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Warner’s and Olga, as well as its licensed brands, that include Speedo, Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Donald J.

Trump Signature Collection, Joseph Abboud, DKNY, Ike Behar and John Varvatos.

Working for PVH Corp.:

PVH Corp. attributes its success to exceptional work and talent of its diverse workforce. PVH Corp. prides itself in being a company that embraces a culture that is driven by its own core values and is reflected in each of its subsidiaries. For interns interested in a company that values individuality, partnership, passion, integrity and accountability, this is the place to be. PVH Corp. continually seeks new employees that will fit in well with the corporate culture that they’ve established.

Internships:

Are you interested in fashion? Would you like to become involved with one of the top leaders in the industry? If the answer to these questions is yes and if you are thinking of potentially pursuing a future career in fashion, I recommend that you do some research on ways you can enter this exciting and competitive field while still in college.

As in any industry, many of the industry leaders seek out talent through their summer internship programs. Internships in the field provide an opportunity for students to gain exposure and experience while also giving a chance for companies to test out the waters and select those individuals that they feel would be the best fit for the organization.

The PVH Corporate Summer Internship Program:

The PVH Corporate Summer Internship Program is a ten-week intensive experience for college students. A lot of thought goes into creating opportunities for college students to enabled them to get their feet wet in this highly competitive industry. As with most internships, this program was created to give students an opportunity to get hand on experience in the field by participating in daily activities, such as: Lunch and Learn seminars, exposure to individuals pursuing a similar career path, as well as a chance to work alongside top professionals currently working in the apparel industry.  The internship program also challenges each student while giving them the chance to be creative and learn about many aspects of the business through their individual and group internship assignments as well as participating in community service projects.

Duration:

The summer internship program runs for 10 consecutive weeks from June to August. The application process is very competitive and for students who know that they’d like to pursue an internship in fashion, it’s important to start the process early.

Housing:

Students must plan for their own housing and transportation costs during the summer of their internship.

Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work as a team player
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Rising Junior or Senior in a Bachelor’s Degree program
  • Students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA

Intern Benefits:

  • Planned Networking Events
  • Training & Development Seminars
  • Summer Hours
  • Associate Discounts

Locations:

  • Mid-town Manhattan, New York
  • Bridgewater, NJ

To Apply:

To see current PVH Corp. internship and job openings, you can visit the Career Center on their website. Be sure to have a professional resume prepared prior to applying. Each year the deadline to apply is in early December, prior to the following year’s internships, so it’s extremely important that you begin the process early.

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