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Fashion Design Intern

Gain startup experience! Ruby Sampson is a rapidly growing fashion accessories line for women with natural hair. The Designer is located in downtown Washington, DC and is looking for a Fashion Design Intern to assist with production, textile buying, and fashion forecasting. Founded in February 2016, the brand has received national recognition and has earned a presence at coveted cultural festivals such as New Orleans Natural Hair Expo and Essence Fest Pop Up Mall. The designer is looking for the right candidate who is punctual, talented, and agile to assist in the design process and product development. This position reports directly to the Designer and works with a small, dynamic team. Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

.Fashion Forecasting

  • Act as a fashion information source to designers and buyers 
  • Predict long-range fashion trends 
  • Interpret and evaluate what’s current and popular in the fashion world 

Assistant Designer

  • Assist in the creation of mood boards and collection themes
  • Assist with concepts, sketches, fabrics, and trends
  • Schedule and accompany designer on fabric appointments

Production Assistant


  • Work closely with designer to construct garments according to quality standards and timelines 
  • Track pieces from conception to completion 


Textile Buying

  • Gathers and recommends fabrics to designer at the beginning of each season and whenever new fabrics are added
  • Help source and order fabrics and notions within allocated budget

Skills and Qualifications

  • Openness to new ideas and projects
  • Ability to work under tight timelines
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Time management and strong organizational skills


This is an unpaid internship with the possibility for growth.


Please email a resume to with a portfolio.