Tom Ford interned at Chloé. Eva Chen interned at Harper’s Bazaar. Successful people will often tell you an internship is the first step toward paving a way toward your dream job, and this editor thinks they’re right (full disclosure: I interned at Who What Wear in college). It’s not too early to start thinking about a spring or summer internship, which is why we’re bringing you the best sites to get a jump start on your next big career move.
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Ed2010 is an online community dedicated to helping people find jobs in the magazine industry. If you’re interested in working for a print publication, this is your site. It currently has internship listings at NYLON, Cosmopolitan, and Town & Country.
Fashionista is a fashion news site that boasts a constantly updated careers section. It currently has internships at Yigal Azrouel, BPCM, and Joey Showroom. We often see PR internships listed here, as well.
Talent Trail is like matchmaking for internships. You tell the company about your passions and experience, and Talent Trail will match you with companies that fit you best. They also promise very quick responses, which is appealing considering the waiting game that comes along with many internship application processes.
FreeFashionInternships.com has the cream of the crop of fashion listings, including internships at Prabal Gurung, Zac Posen, and Harper's Bazaar. The breadth of listings can also be useful to get an idea of the different types of fashion internships available.
If there's a certain company you'd love to intern for, watch their website and social channels like a hawk. Most online editorial sites like Who What Wear, StyleCaster, and Zoe Report, will post their internship listings on their sites. And according to Fast Company, social media will play an increasing role in job searches in 2015. At Who What Wear, we often post our internships to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Have you ever interned before? Tell us where, and the biggest thing you learned in the comments below!
Kat Collings has over 15 years of experience in the editorial fashion space, largely in digital publishing. She currently leads the vision for editorial content at WhoWhatWear.com as the site's editor in chief, having risen through the editorial ranks after joining the company in 2012. Collings is a Digiday Future Leader Awards nominee, was named Buzzfeed's best fashion Instagram accounts of the year, and is a member of the CFDA Awards Fashion Guild. Prior to Who What Wear, Collings worked on styling projects for brands such as Vogue, Teen Vogue, Lucky, and Oliver Peoples. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in communications and calls Los Angeles home.