SUMMER 2018 Internships & Jobs

February 5, 2018

Let’s Find a Summer 2018 Internship or Job!



Here is what we will share with you in the 3rd Annual Summer Internship Post:


  1. Helpful hints and links on how to search and apply for internships

  2. Lists of companies to research because they have strong internship programs or good learning environments

  3. Internships across the nation in fashion, PR, social media, marketing, and events 

  4. Jobs across the nation fashion, PR, social media, marketing, and events 




If you have questions about any of the items listed or if you have a unique need, email and myself and the alums will try and help you!


Finding an internship takes time and A LOT OF EFFORT.


This post should make that hard process just a little bit easier.

Before we dive in, let me encourage you from an alum who knows what she is talking about!


"Be persistent! Often times your resume and portfolio, not to mention your character, are perfect for a company, but the powers that be don't have time to read through everything. Sometimes it's about more than just putting together something that stands out. Keep in touch, send them emails, and call them on the phone. Don't stop until you have a clear "no"! This is how most of the interns who worked for me received their positions."



(Now the owner of Blog “The Dinner Chef”)




Helpful Hints on How to Search and Apply for Internships:



1. Get yourself organized BEFORE you begin searching and applying for internships. Head to THIS BLOG POST to grab a FREE Job Hunt Excel Sheet that will keep you organized as you prepare your documents, search for opportunities, and apply.


2. Know what you are looking for. You will get overwhelmed very easily if you begin searching for internships without focus. Answer the WHO, WHAT, WHERE questions as it pertains to an internship or job:


WHO: Who do you want to intern for? (Can be specific companies or a description of the type of companies you like)


WHAT: What area of the industry? What do you want to learn? What do you want to do for the company?


WHERE: List the towns, cities, states, countries you are interested in living in for an internship or job.





3. Use the information you wrote down in Step 2 and begin searching for opportunities on these sites:







Use social media to your advantage. Follow companies you are interested in. Watch for internship postings.


If you are going to do this – make sure your profiles looks awesome so IF they decide to look at you – they are impressed.


If you need help with key terms to use in your searches, HEAD TO THIS POST. It has a long list.




Companies We Recommend You Explore:

(Note: some companies may not have posted summer 2018 opportunities yet – keep checking)





Studio 319  |  Opelika, AL  |


The Mint Julep  | Auburn, AL  | Alum: Lana Blankenship | Internship Program |  |  Email:


Therapy Boutique  |  Auburn, AL  |  Alum: McKenzie Shaffer  |  Deadline may have passed but it is worth researching.


Fabrik | Atlanta, GA

Design Alum: Kristi Parris @


Alabama Chanin or Natalie Chanin | Florence, AL | Website:


CHF Industries | NYC | Bedding and Bath License Company | Website:


JPMA Global | NYC | Visual Merchandising fixture company  |


Kleinfeld’s | NYC |  Contact Riley Scott on AlumNetwork Facebook Group (she interned there)


MadaLuxe LLC  |  NYC  |  Website:

Submit Resume to:


Manufacturer NYC – production, pattern making, design   |  NYC

No program but would receive great experience | email  if interested


Marie Claire Internships  |  NYC


Send cover letters and résumés several months in advance to Jessica Rawls @

Other merchandising students have interned there – ask around!


Michael Bastain – Design Intern  |  NYC  | Website:


Roberta Roller Rabbit by Roberta Freymann | NYC | Website:

Email Resume:


Squeeze Jeans/Maran INC. – design  | NYC | great working environment | email Eloise at if interested


Talbots | NYC | Internship Programs | Good Working Environment | HR Contact – Josie Dollar Website:


Smathers & Branson | Maryland | Website:

Send Resume


Southern Fashion House | Florida | Alum and CEO: Christy Smith | Website: |


Trashy Diva | New Orleans  | Website:


Brackish Bowties |  Charleston, SC


Gildan – Merchandising and Marketing | Charleston, SC



LVHM (represents brands like Celine)  |  NYC  


Draper James  |  NYC  |   Email for opportunities:


Showrooms at America’s Mart   |   Atlanta, GA  |  Search for  Showrooms such as: Uncommon Fashion, Paula Hyman, Lieb, Karlie, Trina Turke, etc.  |  Contact Eloise if interested in opportunities throughout the year


Guess Inc.   |   Los Angeles, CA  |  Search for Guess? Inc on LinkedIn for a list of internships and jobs


Research training or internship programs with large high-end department stores such as:

  • Neiman Marcus

  • Nordstrom

  • Bloomingdales




Men’s Warehouse  |  Locations across the nation + Corporate Hubs in Manhattan & Houston  |  Sam Adams currently works for the company – message her on the AlumNetwork Facebook page


K&G Fashion Stores  |  Corporate Office: Atlanta  |  AU Alum: Madalyn Jenkins – message her on the AlumNetwork Facebook group



Auburn Chamber of Commerce  |  Take PR & Communications Interns  |  Email the VP of Communication + Marketing Jennifer Fincher at


Opelika Chamber of Commerce  |  Opelika, AL

Call for opportunities or Email Dinah Motley for Marketing Opportunities:


Verge Pipe Media  |  Auburn, AL  |  Email the Owner, Don Crow at


Opelika Observer  |  Opelika, AL   |  Email Michelle Key at


Auburn Downtown   |  Aubrun, AL  |  Represents businesses in downtown and plans community events  |  Use their contact page to inquire of opportunities:


Opelika Mainstreet   |  Opelika, AL  |  Represents businesses in downtown and plans community events  |


Coach Pat Dye Properties and Radio Show  |  Auburn, AL  |  Email Lynn Huggins:


RSVP Magazine   |  Montgomery, AL  |  Email with your resume:


Marie Claire Internships  |  NYC



The Wilbert Group (formerly APR)  |  Atlanta, GA 

Sarah Weston (AU Alum is a VP there)


WHO WHAT WEAR (Clique Brands)  |  LA and NYC  |  Social Media, Editorial, Graphic Design 

Keep checking Linkedin and their websites for Summer 2018 internships


Peritus PR (Birmingham) Intern   |   Website:


Rick & Bubba Show  |  Montgomery, AL  | 

Radio Intern Packet:

TV Intern Packet:


Nebo Agency   |   Website:


Pineapple Public Relations  |  Chamblee, GA |  Contact Liz Trent if interested in any opportunities  at   |




Search for venues, wineries, downtown associations, event planners, wedding planners, non-profits and athletic teams in your city and state. Look at their website and then contact them via email to ask if there are any internship opportunities.


Many local small event companies do not always post on LinkedIn or Indeed. They post on social media or use word of mouth. Follow them on social media.


Pebble Hill Events Intern, Contact: Brianna Foster


Search University Alumni Affairs, Athletics, and College Departments


Internships or Jobs We Have Found That May Interest You:

This list is to encourage your searches and hopefully help you find a company or opportunity that fits you.





Luxury Garage Sale |  Chicago IL  |  AU Alum: Haley Zoller:   


Mi Golondrina  |  Dallas, Texas   |  Email Cristina Lynch at with your resume if you are interested   |


Nautica |  NYC  | Internships in design, merchandising, production for  VF owned brands including, Nautica, NorthFace, Vans, Wrangler, and Jansport can be found here:  or


Fisher Footwear  |  NYC  |  Alum: Laura Cobb (connect with her on LinkedIn) | Email if Interested:


Land’s End  |  Dodgeville,WI   |   Internship Program  |  Alum: Katie Baker at



Vince  | Los Angeles, CA  |  Merchandising Internship  |  Found on


Caleres (Famous Footwear)  | St. Louis, MO  |   Analytics  Internship


Nanette Lepore  |  NYC  |  Good working environment! | Try and Find Kelly Jenkins (sampling and design) |  Email Resume to


Belk | Charlotte, NC  |  Internship Program or Emerging Leaders Program



Macy’s | NYC | Internship Program | Website:


Moda Operandi – Editorial and Photo shoot Production  |   NYC  |  Apply Online and follow up with email


Ross Stores  |  NYC  |  Alum: Molly Sheehan  |


Spanx | Atlanta, GA | Paid Internships

Website: or "Handshake" for AU students


Ann Inc.  |  NYC  | |  Internship Program



BCBGMaxAzria  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  Alum formally there: Kelsey Mann | Internship Programs | UnPaid Internship | Website:


Stoll Knitting | NYC | Internship for those interested in knits, construction, and knit design

Great company to learn from | Unpaid Internship | Email them using their site



Carter’s | Atlanta, GA | Various Alums | Internship Program 


CADS department sometimes hosts interview days – ask your professor



Coach (part of Tapestry brands)   |  NYC  |  Internship Program







Career Contessa  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  Social Media Intern 



Career Contessa  |  Los Angeles, CA  |  Editorial  Intern



Opelika Life Magazine   |  Opelika, AL  |  Advertising Intern  |  Use their Contact page to inquire:


Nashville Sounds Baseball Club  |  Nashville, TN  |  Social Media Intern  |  Found on


G&S Business Communications   |   Chicago, IL   | To apply: send your resume to any of the 3 offices by Friday, March 16th: (NYC) (Raleigh) (Chicago)


Walker Sands Communications  |   Chicago, IL  |  PR Internship  |  Apply by February 26th at


Novant Health   |  Charlotte, NC   |  Internal Communication Intern  |  Interested students should submit their cover letter, resume and two relevant writing samples to Materials must be submitted no later than Friday, March 23 to be considered for summer


Lintzky Public Relations  |  Hoboken, NJ  |  PR Intern  |  Please email your resume to with the subject line “Spring 2018 Internship.”   |  For more information on LPR please visit




If you are interested in Social Media or remote jobs, search for social media freelance or virtual assistant on


These may require more years of experience than you have but look at the companies for other opportunities)


Whiskey Business  |  Nashville, TN  |  Adventurous Social Media Coordinator (part time),-Ink,-&-Lace/jobs/Adventurous-Social-Media-Coordinator-53383710bae5e9d4?q=public+relations&vjs=3


Neiman Marcus  |  Dallas, TX   |   Manager, Corporate Communications & Public Relations



Zola  |  NYC  |  Public Relations & Events Coordinator


CSX  |  Jacksonville, FL  |  Manager Internal Communications


Amazon  |  Seattle, WA  |  Content Manager


Goodyear  |  Gadsden, AL  |  Communications Manager


Blanc & Otus  |  San Francisco, CA   |   PR Associate of Technology



GoPro Event Solutions  |  Birmingham, AL  |  GoPro Event Management Internship  |  Please submit resume to   |   



Search social event intern, corporate event intern, wedding event intern, non-profit event intern, non-profit fundraising intern for more options in your city



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