Design Intern - 2018 NYC Summer Internship Program

Work Location US-NY-New York

Specific Responsibilities

Global Brands Group Holding Limited (GBG) is one of the world’s leading branded fashion accessories, footwear, and apparel companies.

Global Brands Group designs, develops, and markets products globally across a diverse portfolio, including fashion, entertainment character licensing, accessories, home and footwear brands.

We are truly global, with teams in New York City, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and London, to name a few.  With over 350 of some of the biggest brands in the world, our first-class portfolio includes Calvin Klein, Frye, Under Armour, Joe’s, Spyder, Kenneth Cole, Juicy Couture and BCBG.  

We offer 10 week summer internship opportunities in the following disciplines:


  • Brand Management
  • Design (Apparel/Footwear/Handbags)
  • Marketing
  • Merchandising
  • Planning
  • Product Development
  • Production
  • Sales
  • Technical Design


Internship Highlights Include:


  • Cross functional team project
  • Hands-on experience
  • Guest speakers
  • Cultural field trips
  • Seminars & workshops


Design Internship:


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting the design team in all aspects of creating and executing the seasonal collection (from concept to final proto samples).
  • Work with the designers and graphic artists to create initial pattern concepts in prints, yarn dyes, and graphics.
  • Maintain fabric, trim and original store bought sample libraries.
  • Work to establish color standards and ensure approvals are coordinated among different fabrics, yarns, trims and product categories.
  • Prepare board presentations and showrooms to be ready for meetings.
  • Create tech packs.
  • Spec proto samples to ensure they are up to standards, i.e. measurement, checking pattern layouts, yarn, color and quality standards.
  • Design, recreate, manipulate, recolor prints, and resize artwork.
  • Maintain showrooms, closets and samples in good condition for use by the merchandising team.
  • Collaborate with a cross functional intern team to research, resolve and present (to senior management) a solution to a specific business challenge.

Skills and Requirements

  • Ability to work in NYC for the full 10 week program from June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018.
  • Matriculated in a Bachelor’s degree program in design (juniors and seniors).
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and multi-task.
  • Basic garment or accessories construction knowledge preferred.
  • Experience with the following programs: Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Excel, Word.
  • Demonstrated interest in the fashion industry through prior internship experiences, course selections, or extracurricular activities.
  • Team player with the ability to handle a fast paced work environment.

GBG USA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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