At Dominican, each fashion student must complete at least one internship to graduate.

Students should allow plenty of time to research internship opportunities. Starting the process near the end of sophomore year should give you ample time to complete two or even more internships.

The more an internship meshes with your interests and long-term goals, the better its chances of turning into a permanent job at graduation.

There are many ways to find an internship, including:

  • Browse the listings on Dominican’s Career Development website
  • Talk to faculty members about their connections
  • Take the initiative and contact an internship sponsor directly
  • Study and complete an internship in New York City through our partnership with Kent State University

“I love that the fashion department at Dominican requires students to have internships before graduation. My internship at AllchokedUp, a startup jewelry company, provided me with amazing opportunities that allowed me to apply the concepts I learned in the classroom to real world scenarios. During my internship, I learned about fashion entrepreneurship, organizing and executing fashion related events, trend forecasting, and the importance of social media. After my internship, I feel more comfortable entering the fashion industry post-graduation.”
–Myhka McKinney ‘18, Fashion Merchandising

“My internship at Zzazz Productions allowed me to take knowledge obtained in the classroom and apply it to a hands-on-experience. Working at a fashion production company gave me an opportunity to work trade shows, Fox News segments and fashion shows. From creating inventory spreadsheets, working on social media, pulling clothes for shows, and dressing models backstage; I am more confident and experienced in my career choice.”
–Elena Defeo-Romanucci ‘18, Fashion Merchandising

“Being an intern at Puma NA allowed me to exemplify knowledge from my classes into my work. I was able to construct, meet project deadlines, and help execute visuals of big name celebrities at Puma.”
–Joselyn Ramos ‘18, Fashion Merchandising