Fashion Design Intern

We are currently searching for an energetic, detail-oriented and passionate intern to work alongside the designer and AK team at our Chicago office. The internship is designed to expose students to all aspects of fashion design and running a small business as they assist with design, production, marketing, and so much more.

Deadline: October 9, 2019

 What you’ll be responsible for:

  • Assisting head pattern maker with pattern updates and muslin samples for fittings

  • Assisting with cutting fabrics and patterns

  • Sourcing fabrics and trims for sample production samples

  • Analyzing patterns to create cutters musts for prototypes and samples

  • Market research

  • Assisting with photoshoots

  • Assisting with everyday tasks – organizational and administrative

 What you’ll learn:

  • Pattern making, cutting and sewing skills

  • How to build strong business relationships with your team, clients and vendors

The ideal candidate is/has:

  • Passion for the fashion industry & small businesses

  • Coursework or completed degree in Fashion Design

  • Experience with pattern drafting, draping, and cutting

  • Experiencing cutting and sewing fabrics

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) a plus, but not required

  • A good eye for design and a creative spirit

  • A positive attitude with willingness to work hard

  • Self-starter, detail oriented, dedicated



  • The internship requires up to 15 hours a week, flexible for the right candidate.

  • The internship is unpaid and intended to be educational, inspirational and purposeful. Eligible for class credit.


How to apply:

  • Send your resume and portfolio to Include “Fashion Design Intern” in the subject line.

  • Answer the following questions in your email:

    • What is your weekly availability (days/hours)

    • How many hours can you commit to weekly?

    • How soon can you start and can you commit to three months with the AK team?

    • Is there anything else you’d like us to know?

  • Please include all requested information or your application will NOT be considered.

  • No phone calls.  

Can’t wait to hear from you! xo