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Internship - Hollowware Silversmith

Tiffany & Co.
Cumberland, Rhode Island, United States
Closing date
27 Jan 2024

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Company Overview

Founded in New York in 1837, Tiffany & Co. is the world's premier jeweler and America's house of design. An iconic brand with a rich and storied heritage, Tiffany is a global manufacturer and retailer of jewelry and luxury accessories.

Careers at Tiffany & Co. come in many styles. All require a passion for excellence, driving an inclusive culture, a commitment to the highest standards of professionalism, and respect for the bold elegance of our global brand. Working with us will challenge you to achieve your very best. Consider the opportunity to join us now.

Internship Overview

We are seeking exceptional university students and recent graduates who want to build their professional skills while gaining experience with a global brand. Apply to be considered for our paid internship program.

The Tiffany Intern Learning Experience

This 10-week internship program will create a learning experience that will be a strong foundation for a future career. Students will have the chance to showcase their potential while applying their knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to the workplace at Tiffany. Throughout the program, Tiffany will provide on-the-job training as well as educational and networking opportunities for the interns. Each intern will assist their designated department with day-to-day responsibilities and special projects. Additionally, each intern will participate in a capstone project to demonstrate their learning experience and contributions to the organization.

Dates: This position will begin on June 3rd and end on August 9th. Candidates should be available to work for the entire 10-week program.

Location: Please note the position location is 300 Maple Ridge Drive, Cumberland, RI 02864.

Position Overview:

The Hollowware Silversmith Intern will form and fabricate simple silver pieces based on technical drawings, specifications and/or SOPs. This position focuses on safety, accuracy and quality during fabrication and working as a team to complete department goals.

Key Accountabilities:

• The Hollowware Silversmith Intern will be learning to interpret blueprints and fabricate items based on designs and tolerances set forth in production artwork to meet company QA standards within prescribed timelines. A focus on detail, in-process QA and limiting inventory failure is necessary while working on a wide size range of products where fitting, machining, and soldering (etcetera) is required. Utilize multiple torch sizes and types, from gas flux pin torches to large-scale soldering and annealing torches.

• Develop knowledge of hand forging of steel punches, chasing tools, snaring irons, and stakes. Utilize the drill press and flex shaft to drill, tap and thread components in order to mechanically fixture complex items to allow for the finishing and refurbishing process. Set up and operate power equipment including the draw bench, jump shears, band saw, disc and belt sander, power press, kick press, and any other tools essential to the job.

•Provide management with consistent progress updates and estimated completion schedules.

• Work to maintain the production schedule and be willing to assist on additional projects as skill sets progress

•Present to management on experience at the completion of the Intern period.

•All other duties or projects as assigned.

  • The qualified candidate will be working toward a bachelor's in Fine Arts with a focus on Metal Smithing or related field at RI School of Design
  • Superior attention to detail and quality
  • Good teamwork and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to take direction and make adjustments to technique or production methods.
  • Good communication skills in English, including the ability to read, write and understand.
  • Computer literate
  • Please note the position location is 300 Maple Ridge Drive, Cumberland, RI 02864.


•. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, and related computer skills



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