APPAREL DESIGN

At URBN, we pride ourselves on more than just our unique products and successful portfolio of brands. We source the best of the best talent to drive our business forward, and our Interns are a crucial part of that equation.

The URBN Summer Internship Program is an industry-leading, 10-week experience that hosts students from across the country and internationally. Our Interns have the unique opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience across a range of departments and brands with exposure to company leaders, engaging workshops/excursions and our creative & entrepreneurial culture (dogs on-campus included .)

URBN is a portfolio of global consumer brands comprised of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Free People, BHLDN, Terrain, Nuuly and URBN Food & Beverage. We create unique retail experiences with an eye toward creativity and a singular focus on pleasing our customer.

The 2020 Program will run from June 1st to August 7th.

CREATOR: You are innovative, inventive, artistic, and detail oriented.

Design Intern Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development of product
  • Organize samples and trims
  • Set up and maintain design books
  • Work with overseas factory shipments
  • Qualifications

  • Hand sketching skills as well as ability to sketch or to communicate design ideas via CAD
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively collaborate with partners in Merchandising, Buying, Production, and Design
  • Ability to respond to business objectives with creative, innovative, and cost-effective design solutions
  • Ability to research and report on industry trend direction, color direction, and fabric innovations approximately 9-12 months ahead of season
  • Ability to recognize and accurately forecast fashion and cultural trends as they relate to the target customer
  • What to Submit

    (1) Resume

    (2) Upload the link to your personal portfolio and/or attach samples of your work (including hand sketching)

    (3) S/S 2020Design Project (8.5 X 11 PDF)

  • Study our customer and design a concept board for the Spring/Summer 2020season showing fashion trends based upon your understanding of our customer and product (can focus on soft woven blouses, dresses, structured wovens, or knits - or a variety of these).
  • The board should touch upon trending fashion silhouettes, pattern direction, and color palette. Please include image tears, trims, knit downs, fabric qualities,or anything you feel is relevant to convey your point of view.
  • Create 4-5 hand-drawn figure sketches based around this idea to demonstrate your research abilities, ability to develop a concept, as well as your artistic hand.
  • This is the creative part of the application so have fun with it!
  • How to Submit

  • Please create 1 PDF that contains the two pieces of your application (resume and design project) and upload it to the Resume Section of your online application.
  • Application Process

  • Submit a completed application via our careers website . If there is a project component in the application (see below), it is required that you submit one to be considered for a position.
  • Complete HireVue: Within 2 weeks of submitting applications, candidates will receive an email with a link to complete a HireVue Video Interview. Candidates will have 2 days to complete this portion of the application once the email is received.
  • Intern Interview Day: If you are selected for an in-person interview, you will be notified on or around November 22nd. This event will be held at our Home Office in Philadelphia on December 12th and 13th. Please tentatively hold these dates in the case that you are selected to attend. If you are unable to attend Interview Day, we will do our best to accommodate you at another time but cannot guarantee it. You MUST be selected for an interview in order to attend this recruiting event.
  • *Please note you are only allowed to apply to ONE Summer Internship posting so choose the role you are the MOST excited about! Our team will assess if you are better suited for another area and let you know.*

    Please check out urbn.com/internships and @urbn_internships on Instagram to learn more about our program! Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please email ...@urbn.com.


    Associated topics: design, designer, esthetic, esthetician, fashion, fashion design, stylist

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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