Monday, April 4, 2011

Design Internship at Coach - Summer 2011

Code: 3112
Title: Design Internship - Summer 2011
Organization: Coach
Category: Category - Bags/Accessories
Function: Function - Design - Fashion
Region: NY Metro
Location: New York, NY
Description:

DESIGN INTERNSHIP - SUMMER 2011

Coach, founded in 1941, is America’s premier accessible luxury
accessories brand and a leader in international markets. We are a
designer and marketer of high quality, modern accessories that
complement the diverse lifestyles of today’s consumer.

Coach brings together strong, collaborative people in a dynamic
culture of mutual respect, support, and passion for the brand and
product. We believe innovation drives winning performance, and we
constantly challenge ourselves to be the very best we can in
every aspect of our business. You will be surrounded by some of
the best and brightest people in the industry. At Coach, you will
be in great company!

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Each summer, Coach offers a paid Internship
Program in our New York City corporate headquarters. The program
provides interns the opportunity to develop critical skill sets
and gain hands-on experience in a fast paced environment while
contributing to the performance of a high performing luxury
accessories brand.

We will be offering internships in summer 2011 from June through
August for current Bachelor's Degree students across a variety of
functions.

Internships consist of day-to-day work within the intern’s
specific department, as well as learning sessions with top
executives across the organization. Each intern works closely
with a mentor who gives guidance and enhances the learning
experience through feedback and coaching, and interns also attend
social events where they have the opportunity to network with
other interns and Coach employees.

WHAT YOU WILL DO...
You will partner with the design team to learn all aspects of the
design process, including assistance with design cards,
presentation boards, meeting preparation, and sample management.
You will be a part of a dynamic, creative environment where you
will collaborate with talented designers as well as partners in
the business. You will have ownership over:

* Maintaining and tracking designs in our Product Lifecycle
Management system
* Creating design flats and renderings using Adobe Illustrator
* Partnering with produce development in tracking samples
* Coordinating raw materials (leather, fabric, hardware) for
sample development
* Completing hardware cards and color palettes for the design
review process
* Organizing the design room and boards for presentation

QUALIFICATIONS YOU WILL NEED...
* Candidates should be pursuing or recent graduates of a
fashion/accessories design degree
* Prior brand related internship experience
* Advanced proficiency and experience using Adobe Illustrator
and Photoshop.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the
ability to interact with a diverse group at all levels
* Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
and follow-through
* Proven ability to sketch and spec
* Ability to work full-time, five days a week

Coach is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and
we pride ourselves on hiring and developing the best people. All
employment decisions (including recruitment, hiring, promotion,
compensation, transfer, training, discipline and termination) are
based on the applicant's or employee's qualifications as they
relate to the requirements of the position under consideration.
These decisions are made without regard to race, sex, national
origin, color, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual
orientation, religion or any other basis prohibited by applicable
law. Visit Coach at www.coach.com.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Apply for this opportunity directly at our website using the
link below. Please select StyleCareers.com as the referring
website.

You may apply directly to this job listing with the link below:
https://www.coach.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=3112&CurrentPage=1