Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles

  • Pullman Chamber of Commerce Administrative Internship
    The Pullman Chamber of Commerce is seeking an Administration Intern for May 8-August 11. This internship will provide hands on experience in: customer service, community relations, public relations/marketing, administrative tasks and more. The position would be approximately 20 hours a week of in-office work, Monday – Friday. This is a paid internship opportunity. Responsibilities: – Field questions from Pullman visitors and community members regarding things to do, places to stay, what to see, major attractions, etc. in Pullman submit as email, phone call and drop-in requests. – Help to promote chamber membership to area businesses. – Help manage social media and online promotions. – Help ... » More ...
  • Communications Internship – Regional Theatre Of the Palouse
    All RTOP internships share the same basic expectations. At a minimum, applicants must: Possess the knowledge and skills required to work successfully in a specific department of the theater. Be socially mature and self-confident. Be able to take direction and criticism well. Be able to digest new information quickly and apply it productively. Be consistent and dependable in their work habits. Have good communication skills. Enjoy multi-tasking and creative problem-solving. Work comfortably and effectively in a highly collaborative environment. A basic knowledge of computing is essential; RTOP uses a wide assortment of computer equipment and software. Communications Activities: Develop creative concepts and marketing strategies to promote ... » More ...
  • Costume Internship – Regional Theatre Of the Palouse
    All RTOP internships share the same basic expectations. At a minimum, applicants must: Possess the knowledge and skills required to work successfully in a specific department of the theater. Be socially mature and self-confident. Be able to take direction and criticism well. Be able to digest new information quickly and apply it productively. Be consistent and dependable in their work habits. Have good communication skills. Enjoy multi-tasking and creative problem-solving. Work comfortably and effectively in a highly collaborative environment. A basic knowledge of computing is essential; RTOP uses a wide assortment of computer equipment and software. Costumes Activities: Observe the costume design process and day-to-day management ... » More ...
  • The Pathways Programs – Federal Internships & Recent Graduates Program
    Under President Obama’s leadership, the Federal Government has taken steps to help students and recent graduates join the Federal service. New opportunities will appear on USAJOBS as agencies post them. We encourage you to visit this site periodically, or set up a saved search. Find an Internships Find a Recent Graduate Jobs The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals ... » More ...
  • Walt Disney World College Program – Orlando, FL
    An internship unlike any other in the world. Imagine an internship opportunity that only happens once-in-a-lifetime. Where classroom studies are applied to practical experiences. Where participants have a special opportunity to contribute to a global company, learning and working with the best in the business. With internships available in a wide range of majors and durations, the possibilities are endless. Internships are paid and may include housing and/or relocation assistance. Eligibility and qualifications vary by position. While ... » More ...

AMDT 490

Cooperative Education Internship

An internship is a valuable way to gain experience and contacts in the industry.  Having an internship makes a student much more competitive when they graduate, and many internships lead to job opportunities after graduation.  There are thousands of companies in the U.S. and abroad that offer internships in the textile and apparel field. Internship exposure helps students gain work experience, better their understanding of the industry, and determine what career path is best for them. The AMT 490 course is required for Merchandising Option and recommended for Apparel Design Option.  AMDT 488 is a pre-requisite for AMT 490 and required for graduation for students. Check with your advisor to be sure of the number of credits needed for internships and to finish your degree.  Credits range from 3-10, with 6 being typical. Contact Shanna Pumphrey, Internship and Academic Coordinator for details: s.pumphrey@wsu.edu; 509-335-3823.

Here are a few hints to help students start the internship search process:

  1. Identify career options that combine your interests and strengths, and search for companies that offer those kinds of internships or entry level jobs.
  2. Utilize the internship coordinator to help you develop your resume and cover letter to meet industry standards.
  3. Regularly visit career fairs to gain familiarity with face-to-face networking needed to land an interview.
  4. Ask family and friends if they have a network you can contact to get into areas of interest.
  5. Stay tuned to the Department of AMDT’s email announcements of available opportunities. As WSU alums continue to impress employers our students are sought out for career positions.

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