We encourage students who participate in the NYC Studio program to engage in some type of work or volunteer experience so they can gain hands-on knowledge and build a network during their time in New York City. If students are not eligible to participate in an internship for credit, there are internship sites that will allow them to intern without receiving academic credit. Students must investigate this option on their own. Furthermore, part-time jobs are also a great alternative to an internship experience.

Students are required to find their own internship opportunities. Kent State University and the NYC Studio will assist students, but we do not place students in internships. The NYC Studio will forward internship and job opportunities to enrolled students as they are received.

It is never too early to begin the search process. We recommend that students determine what type of company they are interested in and research companies that meet those criteria. It never hurts to contact a company and build a relationship with them early on. This will be advantageous when applying for future opportunities. Kent State or the NYC Studio may be able to connect students with someone, if we have a contact within a company of your interest. It is possible to find an internship before moving to the city, but if necessary, students have interviewed for positions after arriving in New York.

Please review the Student Guidelines for taking an internship, whether you plan to take it for credit or not, and see below for a list of companies in New York City that have hired Kent State students in the past. 

NYC Studio Student Internship Companies

List of Internship Firms

5 Star Apparel

G Star Raw

Patricia Underwood

Adam Lippes

Gemma Kahng

People's Revolution

Addison + Crescent

Gita Omri

Phat Buddha Wear

Agentry PR

Grace Hats


Alexis Bittar

Gucci (PR)

Rafael Cennamo

Alfred Dunner

Harris Dolbee Showroom

Ralph Rucci

Alice + Olivia

Haskell Jewels

Rebecca Minkoff (PR)

Amsale Bridal


Rent the Runway

Angel Sanchez

J. Mendel

Robin Brouillette

Barney's NY

James Coviello

Seventeen Magazine


Kal Rieman



Karla Otto (PR)

Stella McCartney

Bibhu Mohapatra

Karolina Zmarlak

Study NY

Bismarck Phillips Communications

Kensie Showroom

Style Life Showroom

Blend Showroom

Kleinfeld Bridal

Style Made Simple

Bond & Bari

Latitude Showroom


by Land + Sea

Lauren Gabrielson


Calvin Klein

Leanne Marshall Designs

The Bromley Group

Catherine Malandrino

Lucky Magazine

The Lionesque Group

Christian Siriano


Thea Grant Jewelry

Cosmopolitan Magazine

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Titania Inglis


Marc Jacobs

Tracy Reese

Donna Karan

Marie Claire Magazine

Uye Surana

DVF Studios

Michael Kors

Valentina Kova

Elle Magazine

MILLY by Michelle Smith


Ellen Christine Couture Millinery

Modellounge X Microsoft

Victoria's Secret (PR)

Ellery Homestyles

Mondani Handbags

Williamson PR

Elliott Lauren

Nanette Lepore


Esquire Magazine

Navia Vision

WWD Magic

Fabric to Finish

Olarte Foussard Showroom

Yigal Azrouel

Fashion Edits (Photographer)

Page Sargisson

Zac Posen