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Apparel Design Intern (Summer 2023)
Coraopolis, PA (USA)
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Company: DICK'S Sporting Goods Contact:
Post Date: 11/23/22 Phone:
Job Type: Full Time Fax:
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At DICK’S Sporting Goods, interns have the opportunity to work with and learn from the leaders of a growing Fortune 400 company. DICK’S Sporting Goods is returning to campus this year; to recruit, train and develop top collegiate talent into well-rounded design interns. 

During the 11-week summer experience, interns will take on meaningful work assignments and make tangible contributions to the organization’s success. This structured and well-organized program provides on-the-job training, classroom instruction, cross-functional departmental exposure and an end-of-program project presentation. 

Interns are assigned to a training manager within Product Development – primarily in Athletic Apparel design. Potential areas of placement include Calia, VRST, DSG, Alpine Design, Walter Hagen, Slazenger, and more. 

Apparel Design Internship: 
Interns will be responsible for assisting in the design & development of processes. Additional responsibilities include helping to develop themes, color, fabrications, silhouettes, & mood for upcoming season, as well as working with manufacturers to develop original textiles & patterns. 
*    Supports Designer in the creation and execution of product assortments and adheres to the Time & Action Calendar 
*    Conducts raw material research and fabric / trim market research. Able to draw flat sketches & fashion sketches 
*    Communicates with vendors & follow through on sample development 
*    Build/update seasonal product/trend/color boards and CADs. Assist in building the tools to communicate the designers vision at a store/fixture level
*    Assists in managing PLM database for tech packs
*    Assists in room set up for product presentations

Some of your experiences will include: 
*    Multi day intern orientation to introduce you to the company, the program, Pittsburgh, and your classmates 
*    Professional development workshops designed to increase your knowledge of the company and the retail industry, as well as develop their business acumen and office professionalism 
*    Extensive exposure to our senior leadership through our exclusive intern only Executive Speaker Series which includes a meet & greet with our CEO 
*    Opportunities to “live the brand” and experience summer fun outside the office through various events 
*    Fully furnished summer housing is provided for interns who reside outside of the Metro Pittsburgh area or stipend for local interns 
*    Working a 40 hour work week, Monday – Friday 


Skills we are looking for: 
*    A competitive spirit with a passion for results 
*    Forward thinking with a strong eye for trend, color, and print 
*    A curiosity and desire to learn about consumer and retail trends, including customer demographics, purchasing influencers and emerging technology 
*    Dynamic written and verbal communication style to read and write reports, as well as communicate cross functionally and vertically throughout the organization 
*    Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment 

We look for potential candidates with: 
*    Graduation date of Winter 2023 or Spring 2024 
*    A major in Fashion Design 
*    Ability to create CADs 
*    Ability to design using new advanced technology; Adobe Illustrator, Photo Shop, Kaledo
*    Ability to create technical sketches and tech packs in AI 
*    An ability to relocate to the Pittsburgh, PA area for the summer 
*    Portfolio of work is REQUIRED upon application

Start Date: May 15, 2023
End Date: July 28, 2023

Full-time opportunities in 2024: 
Interns will be evaluated at the end of the program for full-time positions in 2024.

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