We encourage you, as a New York City Fashion student, to engage in Industry experience whether through volunteering or an internship. The experience and hands-on knowledge gained will be invaluable to your future. Please review the details and guidelines for completing an internship while studying with us in New York City.
An average internship consists of 15 to 30 hours of work per week for a total of 225 hours to be considered for credit. Your school may have different specific requirements, so, again, it is up to you to know these particulars. An internship is every bit as impactful as a job and should be approached with the same level of professionalism.
While we are here to assist, just like any job, it is ultimately up to you to find your internship opportunity. It is never too early to begin the search process. It is absolutely possible, even recommended, to find an internship before moving to the city. However, it is true that some students have interviewed for positions after arriving in New York. Rule of thumb: start early.
Please review the Student Guidelines for taking an internship, whether you plan to take it for credit or not. See below for a list of companies in New York City that have hired Kent State students in the past.