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2024 RL Inspire Summer Internship (Design:Handbags, Footwear & Mens)

Employer
Ralph Lauren
Location
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
17 Feb 2024

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Company Description
Starting with a wide tie that revolutionized the fashion industry, Ralph Lauren has built an over 50-year legacy by taking risks and always looking beyond what is in style. Our brands are timeless at their core, and our consumers know we are not simply dressing them for this season - we are serving them for their lives and lifestyles. With this uncompromising spirit of innovation, we always endeavor to dream big when it comes to our designs and the ways we bring the World of Ralph Lauren to life. Each new look and every new dream present an opportunity for us to pioneer new ways of producing more responsibly, accelerating our commitments to a more sustainable future, and delivering an enhanced and more seamless connected retail experience for our consumers.

Position Overview
This summer, we are offering a 10-week compensated internship for rising senior undergraduate students a challenging, hands-on experience in the retail industry. Our RL Inspire Internship program is focused on three areas: immersion into RL company & culture, building your network and sharpening your functional skills. Our intern program will provide you with an opportunity to work on strategic and complex assignments alongside our teams that will help enhance your competencies and skills in a fast-paced, dynamic, international corporate environment. If you're looking for a place that will challenge you, help you grow, that will give you every opportunity to make a difference, it is Ralph Lauren. Areas where Design/Brand/ Creative interns may be placed include:
* Accessories Design (Handbags, Accessories and small leather goods)
* Apparel Design (Menswear & Childrenswear); PROGRAM OVERVIEW As an RL Inspire intern, you will ... ONBOARD: Participate in our company in-person orientation with the entire intern class in New York City LEARN: Take part in weekly RL Cultural and Company events including executive speaker events, DEI events and professional development trainings. DEVELOP: Receive coaching and on-going feedback from your supervisor and Early Career Talent Team COLLABORATE: Work closely with fellow interns on a cross functional group project where you will present to senior leadership at the end of the internship program. GIVE BACK: Make a difference by volunteering as part of the Ralph Lauren Gives Back Program HAVE FUN: Take advantage of social and networking activities as intern cohort After successful completion of the program, full time entry-level offers may be extended to top candidates to join our early career rotational program upon graduation

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
To be eligible for a US-based Ralph Lauren Internship position, applicants must:
* Attend college full-time in the United States and be entering your final semester or year of undergraduate studies. (Expected graduation date : December 2024 or June 2025)
* Authorized to work in the United States
* Work arrangement: 3 to 4 days in office work with ability to work remote atleast 1 day
* Available the entire duration of the 10-week internship and reside in commutable distance to one of our office locations (NY &NJ). A housing stipend will be provided to help with travel and accommodations
* Must submit a portfolio via a website link or pdf attachment (Please NO google drive links)

Experience, Skills & Knowledge
Technical Skills:
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, XD
• Proficient in hand sketching, and Illustration
• Garment making and construction knowledge; ability to make physical mock ups
• Patternmaking, draping, and technical design skills
• Knowledge of handbag construction
• Design, color, and aesthetic sensibility
• Basic knowledge in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• CAD skills
• 3D Design Tools - Browzwear (V-Stitcher/Lotta), Shima Seiki (Apex 3), CLO3D, Optitex, Rhino, Keyshot, AutoDesk (Maya),
• Animation and video production skills are a plus Additional desired skills · Strong organization and presentation skills with the ability to balance creativity and effectiveness · Understanding and appreciation of the Ralph Lauren Aesthetic, brand heritage and retail industry · Curious, desire to learn, innovative, forward thinking, strong interpersonal skills · Well organized, eager, creative, team player; Strong collaborative skills set · Ability to drive results against timelines and managing multiple priorities and execute effectively · Active listener with strong communication skill; able to communicate ideas written and verbally. · A self-starter with an ability to excel in a dynamic, ever-changing environment and to switch gears as required; Think strategically to seize opportunities and solve problems · A champion of Diversity & Psychological Safety · Design experience, production, product development · Affinity for the following categories: footwear, accessories, menswear, womenswear & Luxury

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