Internship is a system of on-the-job training for white-collar and professional careers with a student or a recent graduate undergoing supervised practical training. Yes. That is true. But I can tell you an internship here at SP HQ is far more than that. Some might even say it’s a life-changing experience. Now if that change is for better of for worse, only time will tell, but the current class of interns here tell us they have been changed.
One of our all-star interns this Fall semester says, “Working as an intern here at SP for my fall semester credits has been an amazing experience. I have helped produce the New York Fashion Week presentation. I have written press releases and researched media and editors then pitched stories while working on PR for the Social Primer brand. I have built a pop-up shop online where we had to buy merchandise, advertise it, and now sell it. I never dreamed I would learn how to launch an e-commerce site, technical load ins and all. I definitely have learned more working at Social Primer than with any other class I have taken at a four-year university.”
How’s that for a cram session education? Now lest you have the impression that we work in some shiny sleek space with organized offices and purring efficiency here, that should be dispelled immediately. The only thing organized here is the chaos. We are design studio, brain trust/strategic planning, PR office, shipping department, art department, fabric warehouse, accounting department all rolled into one very tiny space. If you are the type of person who needs smooth, corporate efficiency to succeed, well, you’ll have to check back in a few years for SP HQ is a thumping, banging, whirling snow globe of constant all-hands-on-deck activity every day all day. An industry big wig stopped by recently for a studio visit and I offered my usual apology/excuse about the chaos he had just entered. His reply? “It looks like the birth of a brand.” So yeah, we subsist on that comment when the papers pile high and the room gets a bit more crowded than normal.
If all this sounds like something you would be interested in being a part of, please take a gander at the application below. We are looking for 2 full-time, for credit interns for Winter semester. Our hours are civilized, usually around 10-4 until a deadline approaches, Charleston Fashion Week for instance, when the crew works around the clock. You must live in Charleston, or be prepared to move here for the duration of the internship. This is an unpaid internship. We are also looking for part-time interns as well so please note that in your email if that is your preference. Applicants must be available for an in person interview during November or December. Good Luck!
Internship offers experience in these fields for these academic majors:
And areas interns will participate include:
Factor Liaison/Fabric Sourcing
If you would like to apply please email the attached application to firstname.lastname@example.org apply here.
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