Undergraduate Programs

Apparel and Merchandising Internships

Students in the Apparel and Merchandising undergraduate program are encouraged to participate in the department-coordinated internship program that involves a full-time, twelve week (i.e., 12-credit) professional experience with nationally and internationally recognized firms and organizations in the apparel industry or a related field. The internship is intended to provide students with real life experience in design, product development, merchandising, sourcing, retailing, and promotions/public relations with supervision from industry professionals. Over the years, students have participated in internships with companies including Betsy Johnson, Nordstrom, Ralph Lauren, Target, and non-profit organizations such as Ten Thousand Villages and Women in Progress. Students are required to have a GPA of 2.5 or higher in order to participate in the internship program.

Outdoor Sportswear Internships

For more detailed information about the Apparel and Merchandising internship program, please contact:
Carol Engel-Enright
Internship Coordinator

Current Internship Partners

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  • Alice & Oliva, New York, NY
  • Billabong, Irvine, CA
  • Chloe Oliver, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dooney & Bourke, Norwalk, CT
  • Element Eden, Irvine, CA
  • Jonathon Simkai, New York, NY
  • Marchesa, New York, NY
  • Nordstrom’s (various locations)
  • Pearl Izumi, Boulder, CO
  • Title Nine, Emeryville, CA
  • Urban Outiftters, Philadelphia, PA
  • Vera Wang, New York, NY

Students also are encouraged to consider international internship opportunities. More information about international internships can be obtained through Study Abroad in the Office of International Programs. To make an appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor/Coordinators, call 491-5917 or email intled@colostate.edu.