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Visual Merchandise Intern


Ruby Sampson is a rapidly growing fashion accessories line for women with natural hair. Ruby Sampson offers silk-lined head wraps, silk bedding, and other accessories. The Designer is located in downtown Washington, DC and is looking for a Visual Merchandise Intern to assist with daily operations, marketing, and business growth. 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 Afropunk Festival. The designer is looking for the right candidate who is customer-friendly, flexible, resourceful, and creative to assist in visual merchandising and event management. This position reports directly to the Designer and works with a small, dynamic team. Opportunity for travel! Roles and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Merchandising and Sales

  • Assist in inventory management, including restocking orders and shipments
  • Assist in design and implementation of new visual display, including placing orders, managing budget, and other logistics  
  • Display products in a visually engaging manner to attract prospects and repeat customers
  • Serve as the Ruby Sampson representative to collect payment, provide head wrap tutorials, and assist with customer inquiries
  • Order and/or assemble branding signage
  • Manage lead captures and raffle giveaways

Event Management

  • Pre-event: confirm attendance, book travel, share brand assets with organizer including logo, images, and company description
  • Event: Set up and breakdown display at events
  • Liaise with onsite coordinator for any instructions, requests, logistics etc

Ecommerce Store

  • Ship orders, manage returns, exchanges, and confirmation notices

Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain professionalism
  • Well groomed, professional and friendly deamonor; customer-friendly
  • Visual display and merchandise experience a strong plus
  • Basic accounting and inventory management principles
  • Travel required


Negotiable sales commission for events. This is a part-time, unpaid internship with possibility for course credit.


Please email a resume and cover letter to