Internships have been an integral part of the Fashion program at Cazenovia College for many years.  Six credits of Internship course work are required for both Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising students. 

Internship Preparation:
  • Students must complete a required number of credits in their program and demonstrate knowledge-based and social competency to qualify for internship placement
  • The Fashion Tour class provides students with an overview of the fashion industry and prepares them for internships
  • Faculty and staff in the Fashion Studies Program, College Career and Internship offices work with students to help define their goals, explore internship options, and complete the application process
Internship Locations:
  • Central New York:  Students have worked with a variety of fashion companies during their fall or spring semester, while also taking other courses on campus. Internships may also be completed during the summer near campus, home, or elsewhere!
  • New York City: A majority of Fashion Studies students have interned at NYC sites during the summer following their junior year
  • Semester in NYC: See program description below
Features of the Semester in NYC Program include:
  • Qualified students will have the opportunity to spend the fall semester of their junior year in NYC
  • Courses will be conducted through Cazenovia College including: Internship class (6 credits – 3 credits will count as an elective toward their degree); first semester of senior project/senior collection (3 credits); open elective or Humanities course (3 credits)
  • Housing:  Webster House offers housing for women who have internships or jobs in NYC.  The Webster House is one housing option for students and is clean, affordable, safe, and convenient to the garment district.
  • Faculty will be based in Cazenovia, with an industry contact serving as instructor/facilitator of the program. Some courses may be conducted in a distance learning format.
  • Facilities:  This program will take advantage of the many resources available in NYC and class meeting places may include museums or collections, public libraries, or a host of other public arenas to expose students to some of the fashion-related and broader cultural venues available in NYC.
Fashion Studies Internship Sites:
· Betsey Johnson, New York, NY; Design intern
· Black Book, New York, NY; fashion stylist for fashion/entertainment magazine
· Bloomingdale’s, Merchandising for Free People department
· Cache, Apparel Retailer:  Merchandiser for Prom Collection and fashion show production
· Calhoun Sportswear, St. Catherine’s, ON, Canada; casual and promotional garment design and production
· Cynthia Rowley, New York, NY; Dress design intern
· Dick’s Sporting Goods, Alexandria, VA and Elmira, NY; Retail Training internships
· Dreissig Athletic DA Spot, Syracuse, NY; Athletic apparel company design interns specialty retail apparel
· Flax Showroom, New York, NY; showroom assistant for a national clothing designer
· Grace Hats, New York, NY; showroom for accessory lines
· Hartstrings, Children’s wear manufacturer:  corporate offices near Philadelphia, PA and retail showroom in NYC
· Isadora, Armory Square, Syracuse, NY; retail training for an independently-owned lingerie boutique
· Jacqueline’s Bridal, Hudson Falls, NY; bridal design and sales
· J.C. Penney, Dallas, TX; product development at corporate headquarters
· Jenny Yoo, New York, NY; bridal design and sales
· JES Apparel (formerly Seaboard Atlantic Garment, Inc.), Manlius/Syracuse, NY; Product Development/Design Assistants for sportswear company
· Liz Claiborne, New York, NY; Product Development/Design Assistant
· Lord & Taylor, Syracuse, NY; Retail Training internships
· Malia Mills, New York, NY; swimsuit/sportswear merchandising and design assistant
· Moose Jaw, Ann Arbor, MI; merchandising at corporate headquarters
· Mr. Shop, Syracuse, NY; Menswear sales and tailoring
· New York and Company, New York, NY; Design intern
· New York City Ballet, New York, NY; Design Assistant internships for ballet costumes
· ONE: Rachel Gordon, Charleston, SC; promotions assistant to local designer 
· Ryan Boyd Salon, West Hollywood, CA; Salon assistant/merchandiser
· Rebecca’s Bridal, New York, NY; bridal design and sales
· Sara Campbell, Boston, MA; Design/Product Development intern for women’s apparel company
· Sears, New York State; Retail Training internships
· Seventeen Magazine, New York, NY; Fashion department assistant
· Some Girl’s Boutique, Syracuse, NY; Retail and promotions assistant
· Suzy Chin at Maggy Boutique, New York, NY; Product Development/Design Assistants
· Tommy Hilfiger, NYC: Product Development/Design Assistants; T.H.E. Outlet, Inc. Horseheads, NY; retail training
· Triple Five Soul, Brooklyn, NY: urban/street wear apparel and accessories design and merchandising
· Ursula of Switzerland, Waterford, NY: design and manufacture of formal wear dresses
· QVC, West Chester, PA; merchandising for jewelry collections
· William H. Stark Enterprises, Ltd., New York, NY; Design/Product Development interns for knitwear company
· Zac Posen, New York, NY; Design and patternmaking
Additional Fashion Studies Industry Contacts:
(with potential for internship placement)
· Alfred Dunner, NYC: Womenswear – design, technical design, and merchandising opportunities
· Cotton, Inc., NYC: organization to promote the cotton industry with fabric library and trend/forecasting services
· ECHO Design Group, NYC: Accessories and Apparel design and merchandising
· Guess?, NYC corporate offices and retail showrooms
· Here and There, NYC:  Trend Research and Forecasting Company
· Hickey Freeman Company, Rochester, NY: Technical Designer/Pattern Maker
· Jaclyn Apparel, NYC: Sleepwear manufacturer design and merchandising assistant
· Kids Headquarters, NYC: Children’s wear design and merchandising assistant
·, NYC buying offices
· Mark Ecko, NYC: Menswear company – sales, merchandising, and design opportunities
· Nautica, NYC: Design/merchandising positions including Assistant to Project Manager for Retail Merchandising
· Warnaco, NYC: Intimates and Swimwear – design, technical design, and merchandising opportunities