Apparel Design Intern

New York, United States Part-time

This is an unpaid internship—Applicants must be part of a study program offering credit for an internship. 

ROCKETS OF AWESOME is reinventing the way parents shop for kids by leveraging technology, data, brand, personalization, and exceptional merchandise. We’re making shopping for kids apparel convenient and fun—This is the future of vertical commerce.

We are a New York City-based, venture-backed startup with extensive executive expertise. Join our creative and strategic team working to develop a scalable e-commerce system that powers a business with massive market opportunity. This team cultivates a culture of learning and continuous improvement by investing in automated testing, learning from real-world problems, and immediately adapting.

We value fun, simplicity, and teamwork.

About the Position

We are looking for an eager and excited fall intern who’s ready to dive into all aspects of a consumer-facing, ecommerce startup. We’re offering credit through your school’s program for this position. You’ll work directly with cross-functional leaders to collaborate on projects and initiatives that help drive us towards our company-wide goals. This is a great opportunity to gather hands-on experience in a startup environment, make meaningful connections in the venture-backed startup space, and have a direct impact on key deliverables. Our team is excited to bring on new interns to teach and develop over the coming semester. Join us in building something AWESOME!

We’re looking for somehow who is...

  • Communicative. You’re clear and concise, no matter the audience. Your meeting recap emails are the stuff of legend and you never let action items fall through the cracks.
  • A bit of a data geek. You want to know every detail of the problem so you can solve it efficiently and effectively. You’re excited to learn how to use data in creative ways to drive and measure results.
  • A tech wiz. You’re a pro on all sorts of platforms and can flawlessly navigate everything from Gmail to Excel to Illustrator.
  • Eager to dig in. Enthusiastic and proactive, you’re ready to learn new skills and experience the challenges an early stage startup firsthand.
  • A diligent self-starter. You exhaust all available resources before reaching out with a question and do your homework before important meetings. You’re always prepared and two steps ahead of the tasks assigned to you.
  • An organized builder. If the tool or process you need doesn’t exist, you build it yourself. You’re a pro at identifying inefficiencies and eliminating.
  • Ready for a Big Role at a Startup. You’re not easily intimidated by tackling projects and you’re comfortable managing your workflow in an unstructured environment.
  • An ace with a pen (or tablet). You have excellent technical drawing skills and the ability to detail garment construction quickly
  • High taste level and eye for fashion direction and future trends with an awareness of runway, street style and ability to translate trends into kids market.

What you’ll do...

  • Sketch illustrator flats, color fill for design reviews, and create design product packages
  • Match seasonal color palette for on screen and color printer
  • Create color cards
  • Maintain color library
  • Prepare materials for development: color, fabric and trim cards
  • Create and maintaining line sheets with clear direction
  • Assist in preparing and documenting presentation boards for key milestone meetings
  • Assist in approval of all strike-offs, hand looms and knit-downs.
  • Maintain and organize seasonal binders, inspiration and production samples.
  • Participate in research and development of seasonal trends.

Other Requirements and Considerations:

  • A current student in a NY-based study program or university eligible to work for credit in that program
    • Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Apparel Design are preferred
  • High proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop, and Microsoft Excel
  • Experience interning for a venture-backed startup or in e-commerce industry preferred