Fashion Interning Tips

I'm coming to the end of my second fashion marketing internship and having been interning for around 7-8 months, I feel like I have learnt a lot about both the industry and interning in general. I can tell you now there are three things you will gain from being a fashion intern: priceless experience; industry knowledge you can't get from sitting in lectures; and most probably dark circles under your eyes. But it's something that everyone will have to do at some point, as it seems no one will hire anyone unless they have 100 years work experience. Here are ten tips to surviving a fashion internship, or any internship for that matter.


  1. Never think you are above doing any kind of job, if clothes need hanging, hang them- it shows your determination and willingness to help (as long as this is not all you are doing).
  2. Take every opportunity you are offered, you don't know when the next one will come along and you will most probably learn something really worthwhile.
  3. It's okay to change your mind on career choice- one of the main positives of interning is to see if you actually like the job you THINK you want to do. So if you don't like it, try another.
  4. Soak up every piece of information, and ask questions whenever you can to make the most of your time with the people who's job you want. Ask how they got there, what experience they have had and what qualities are important to be successful.
  5. Set yourself goals, make sure you have a clear idea of what you want to get from the internship and what skills you want to learn.
  6. Take everything seriously, you might not be classed as staff, but if you are late, lazy or unmotivated, it's only going to show your supervisor that you aren't bothered about becoming a member of staff in the future.
  7. Introduce yourself to everyone, make yourself known (in a good way) and that way they will remember you and consider you for future positions.
  8. Stay motivated, being unpaid can really take its tole on your motivation, but try your best to not let it, the experience you are gaining is priceless.
  9. Ask for feedback- asking for feedback is a great way of making sure you are developing the desirable skills. And then working on your weak points will only make you more employable for the future.
  10. Keep in contact- when you have finished keep in contact with the people you worked with so when the time comes for them to fill a position, you will be remembered and considered. 
I am not by any means calling myself an expert, but I know I wanted advice while I was in the first few weeks of my first internship so I hope this helps some of you! Interning has been on of the best decisions I have made, so if you have the chance I would say definitely do it!

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your tips, love all of them <3

    www.sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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  2. Great advice! Fashion interning sounds really fun, it's such a great industry to get into - I was very lucky to get a decent job straight out of uni but internships are still something I'm considering to get into the right industry!

    Alex
    efflorescentdream.co.uk
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    1. Yes it is very fun but can be so draining as well! That is so lucky, congratulations!

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  3. For those looking for experience in fashion, I've no doubt your tips will be so helpful! Your point on not considering yourself to be above any job is a very good one and applies to all areas of work really :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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  4. Lovely tips my dear, I will be doing a fashion internship in summer, so am excited to get loads of valuable experiences!

    Much love xxx
    CHRISTINANISTA.COM

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    1. Thank you! Good luck, I hope you get everything you want from it!

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