Monday, 22 August 2011

Intern Tip #4 - Top sites to find internships

People often ask me where I hear about/get my internships so I thought for this edition of Intern Tip I'd give you some useful links and advice to help you find those internship vacancies. 

 The internet is the easiest way to find internship vacanies

Most of the internships I apply for are Fashion Journalism or PR related, so one of the main sites I use is Gorkana. Its super easy to navigate and you can narrow your search by discipline, location and salary - however if your going to intern please remember there's little to no chance of a salary! I found some good internships here as most of the major fashion publications use it, even Vogue.

Another good site for internships in all areas of fashion is Fashion Monitor. It doesn't often have many writing positions but does have a lot of pr internships as well as cool and sometimes random jobs like model bookers or account managers for fashion brands. 

Another way you could try and bag an internship is to try and approach a person directly. This is easiest if the person has a blog or website as it should be fairly simple to get hold of them directly. Working for a blogger can mean you get a lot of hands on experience - at the very least your know you won't be stuck in the dreaded fashion cupboard all day - as chances are they won't have one!  This is a slightly unorthodox method so be prepared for rejection, but like all vacancy applications if you approach the situation in a polite and professional manner you should get some joy eventually. 

Good luck on your internship quests...

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Want to know a fashion secret?

Sorry I haven't posted in a few weeks but I went on holiday for a week and then was really unwell, but now I'm back I thought I'd share a little secret with you to make up for my absence.

One of my current internships involves going to a lot of press days. For anyone who doesn't know what a press day is its basically just an event where brands show off their new stock and try to entice journos into writing nice things about them by plying them with freebies. (A post on all the fab and not so fab freebies I've received is coming soon!). However press days are also a great place to chat to other fashiony people, make contacts, network and best of all - find out all the latest gossip. 

 Harrods will be getting a fashion makeover come September
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So want to know what I've heard? A very famous international fashion brand will be taking over Harrods for the whole of September. Everything from the windows to the escalators will be transformed! But shhh don't tell anyone...