"THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IS ROAD MAP FOR THE STUDENTS TO PLAN THEIR FUTURE CAREERS. THEY ARE ABLE TO HOLD A MIRROR UP TO THEMSELVES AND TO THE INDUSTRY TO SEE HOW THEY'RE GOING TO BECOME A PART OF IT."
KEN WYSE, YMA FSF CHAIRMAN
The YMA FSF offers its scholars internships in the fashion industry with member companies in various cities such as New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City and Greensboro.
Scholars have the opportunity to complete their internships in disiciplines such as design, buying, public relations, social media and finance at companies including Geoffrey Beene, Macy's, Tommy Hilfiger, Greg Norman, The Doneger Group, Fishman & Tobin and Ralph Lauren.
In addition to offering a real world, professional apprenticeship to its scholars, the YMA FSF also provides mentorship from the industry's top executives, many of whom also serve as YMA FSF Ambassadors. The mentors develop a relationship with their designated scholars through ongoing communication, in-person meetings, introductions to their professional network, and guidance about their career paths.
FSF Internship Connect is an online interactive platform where FSF scholars and member companies can find and match opportunities, skills and interests. FSF IC is owned and operated by the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund and is available exclusively to current FSF scholars.
Scholars are able to:
- list profiles, resumes and (if applicable) portfolio for FSF Member Companies to review
- search for internships matching requirements
- contact FSF Member Companies.
Companies are able to:
- list internships for FSF scholars to view
- search for FSF scholars matching requirements
- access FSF scholar resumes, portfolios and profiles
- contact FSF scholars