Apparel Design Intern (Summer 2023)

DICK'S Sporting Goods
Coraopolis, PA 15108, USA
Posted 14 hours ago
Full timeSporting Goods Manufacturing,Manufacturing,Retail



At DICK’S Sporting Goods, interns have the opportunity to work with and learn from the leaders of a growing Fortune 400 company. DICK’S Sporting Goods is returning to campus this year; to recruit, train and develop top collegiate talent into well-rounded design interns.

During the 11-week summer experience, interns will take on meaningful work assignments and make tangible contributions to the organization’s success. This structured and well-organized program provides on-the-job training, classroom instruction, cross-functional departmental exposure and an end-of-program project presentation.

Interns are assigned to a training manager within Product Development – primarily in Athletic Apparel design. Potential areas of placement include Calia, VRST, DSG, Alpine Design, Walter Hagen, Slazenger, and more.

Apparel Design Internship

Interns will be responsible for assisting in the design & development of processes. Additional responsibilities include helping to develop themes, color, fabrications, silhouettes, & mood for upcoming season, as well as working with manufacturers to develop original textiles & patterns.

  • Supports Designer in the creation and execution of product assortments and adheres to the Time & Action Calendar
  • Conducts raw material research and fabric / trim market research. Able to draw flat sketches & fashion sketches
  • Communicates with vendors & follow through on sample development
  • Build/update seasonal product/trend/color boards and CADs. Assist in building the tools to communicate the designers vision at a store/fixture level
  • Assists in managing PLM database for tech packs
  • Assists in room set up for product presentations

Some Of Your Experiences Will Include

  • Multi day intern orientation to introduce you to the company, the program, Pittsburgh, and your classmates
  • Professional development workshops designed to increase your knowledge of the company and the retail industry, as well as develop their business acumen and office professionalism
  • Extensive exposure to our senior leadership through our exclusive intern only Executive Speaker Series which includes a meet & greet with our CEO
  • Opportunities to “live the brand” and experience summer fun outside the office through various events
  • Fully furnished summer housing is provided for interns who reside outside of the Metro Pittsburgh area or stipend for local interns
  • Working a 40 hour work week, Monday – Friday


Skills we are looking for:

  • A competitive spirit with a passion for results
  • Forward thinking with a strong eye for trend, color, and print
  • A curiosity and desire to learn about consumer and retail trends, including customer demographics, purchasing influencers and emerging technology
  • Dynamic written and verbal communication style to read and write reports, as well as communicate cross functionally and vertically throughout the organization
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment

We Look For Potential Candidates With

  • Graduation date of Winter 2023 or Spring 2024
  • A major in Fashion Design
  • Ability to create CADs
  • Ability to design using new advanced technology; Adobe Illustrator, Photo Shop, Kaledo
  • Ability to create technical sketches and tech packs in AI
  • An ability to relocate to the Pittsburgh, PA area for the summer
  • Portfolio of work is REQUIRED upon application

Start Date: May 15, 2023

End Date: July 28, 2023

Full-time Opportunities In 2024

Interns will be evaluated at the end of the program for full-time positions in 2024.

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