Internships

  • The Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising encourages all students to complete an internship.  An internship is one of the best experiences a student can have during their undergraduate studies.  Internships provide hands-on, on-site learning and help students build their professional network.  Internship opportunities are available all over the U.S, and some internationally, and include experiences in areas such as product development, design room assistant, buying or merchandise management assistant, forecasting, and technical design.

    Internship Coordinator for Fashion Design
    Kristin Caskey, Associate Professor, kacaskey@vcu.edu

  • Morgan Swank was the technical design intern for shoes at TARGET.  Morgan was responsible for contacting vendors and acquiring raw material for a resource library.  She researched and gathered information and data from global partners to create basic training information on certain raw materials TARGET uses in footwear to increase quality and decrease cost of the product.  Some of the most important aspects of her internship were being part of a team, learning the importance of deadlines, and experiencing what it is like to work int he real world.  “Seeing how things I learned in school applied to working as a designer was super rewarding!”