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🚀 Internship

Menswear Apparel Design Summer Internship - 23-24 Design Leadership Development Program

🚀 Summer Internship


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  • The ideal candidate for the Menswear Apparel Design Summer Internship at Abercrombie & Fitch Co should be a junior student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, a passion for the brand, a strong eye for fashion trends, impeccable technical skills, excellent time management, and the ability to collaborate and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • As a Menswear Apparel Design Summer Intern at Abercrombie & Fitch Co, the candidate will be responsible for creating high-quality and aspirational products for the company's lifestyle brands. They will research emerging trends, shop the market, and stay in tune with customers to guide the trend and mood direction for the season. Additionally, they will be involved in every aspect of product development, from selecting fabrics and trims to fitting garments on live models.

Summer Internship

Creative Arts & FashionColumbus


  • Based out of our world headquarters in Columbus, OH the A&F LDP Programs are highly competitive initiatives that offer immediate exposure to senior level management, as well as a carefully crafted balance between classroom sessions and hands-on experience.
  • With a “promote from within” mentality in mind, these programs have been designed to shape top candidates into the future leaders of our company.
  • The LDP Programs feature an initial comprehensive training program up to six weeks long and continued career development through a custom curriculum.

The comprehensive orientation programs will include:

  • •    Combination of classroom sessions and on-the-job training
  • •    Relationship with a Mentor to guide learning in the new role
  • •    Interactive presentations from a variety of senior leaders in the company
  • •    Open and inclusive learning environment with fellow associates
  • •    Integrated social activities to help transition to Columbus and the unique corporate culture at A&F
  • •    Preparation to effectively manage a portion of the business in one of our critical areas at Home Office


  • Junior status working towards a Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Passion for the A&F brands and the role
  • Ability to identify and interpret relevant fashion trends
  • Solid technical skills with an impeccable taste level and eye for color
  • Detail-oriented with excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to thrive in team-based settings and a collaborative approach to working with cross-functional partners
  • A strong desire for adventure & curiosity
  • Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced, structured environment
  • Desire to learn & hunger for more!
  • To be eligible for consideration, students must also submit their unofficial transcripts, portfolio, and resumes, complete with cumulative GPA attached.

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Third Year
2:1 or higher

Area of Responsibilities

Creative Arts & Fashion


  • A&F Apparel Design Interns create high quality, aspirational product for each of our unique lifestyle brands.
  • The designer's role at A&F is to take the product from initial concept through the production of the garment.
  • Designers stay on top of emerging trends through shopping the market, researching vintage, and staying in tune with our customers.
  • This creative research fuels the big picture trend and mood direction at the beginning of each season.
  • Designers focus on every aspect of product development, from fabric and trim selection to editing how the garment fits on live models.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • Historically our interns have been compensated $9,000 for the 9-week program.
  • Other benefits of the program have included housing provided by A&F for the duration of the program, merchandise discounts at all of our brands, use of the A&F gym, and organized social events throughout the summer.
  • Our interns end the summer with a thorough understanding of the full-time Leadership Development Program and have early access to full-time job opportunities.