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Marketing and Sales Intern

We are looking for creative and dedicated individuals to intern with our marketing and sales team. We are a fast-growing small business, so this is a great way to get hands-on experience in the world of fashion. Internship positions are approximately 3 months in duration, hours are flexible and we can work around a class or work schedule. This is an unpaid position. 

Duties include:

  • Assist with digital strategy, including SEO, analytics reporting, and social media: create content for facebook, twitter, pinterest, YouTube, our blog, and email marketing
  • Sales outreach to wholesale customer leads
  • Assist with website management, database management, wholesale order fulfillment, retail order fulfillment
  • Brainstorm and execute PR ideas to build brand recognition, help with our current PR campaigns
  • Represent our brand at industry trade shows like Beckman’s and Stylemax
  • Assist with merchandising and sales at our off-site events and Galleria space
  • Help design flyers, brochures, catalog, tags, etc
  • Trend research for collections

To Apply

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to AJ Barks at AJ@matatraders.com and indicate what dates you are available for the internship. You are welcome to include relevant graphic design or writing samples. Please allow 7-10 days for a reply.

 

Design Intern

We are looking for creative and dedicated individuals to intern with our design team. We are a fast-growing independent label, so this is a great way to get hands-on experience in the world of fashion. Internship positions are approximately 3 months in duration, hours are flexible and we can work around a class or work schedule. This is an unpaid position. 

For fashion design majors, basic pattern making and alteration skills are a plus, as well as knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator. You will be making flats, patterns, cutters must, and specs to send to our cooperatives. There are also opportunities to design jewelry and bags.

Interested in fiber arts/textiles?
We have a passion for color and bold, funky prints. Help us create new block print and screen print designs. In addition, you can help us design the appliqué and embroidery work found on many of our pieces.

Hours are flexible and we can work around a class or work schedule.  Interns are welcome to work from their home to do their independent design work, although you must be able to come to the office and work on various projects 1-2 times a week. This is an unpaid position. 

Duties include:

  • Assist with design of clothing, jewelry, and bags
  • Trend search
  • Help develop the collection's color story; this will include researching Pantone and other color trend forecasts
  • Sketch new garment cuts and jewelry pieces
  • Create spec sheets from physical samples, patterns, or sketches
  • Design block and screen prints suitable to our fabrics and aesthetic
  • Design appliqué and embroidery work
  • Assist with general office duties, including visually organizing representations of the collections in development and tracking changes

To Apply

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and design samples to AJ Barks at AJ@matatraders.com and indicate what dates you are available for the internship. Please allow 7-10 days for a reply.

 

Post-Production Video Intern

We are seeking Video Production Interns to join our marketing team. This is a hands-on opportunity to contribute to a growing business with a social mission. We have a ton of footage from our visits to our producer groups in India and Nepal, and we need help putting it together to tell our story. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, fastidious, and creative. The candidate must be proficient with editing software.

Internship positions are approximately three months in duration. Hours are flexible and we can work around a class or work schedule. Interns are welcome to work from home to do their independent editing work or can work from our office. This is an unpaid position.

To Apply

To apply, please e-mail a resume and cover letter in PDF format to AJ Barks at AJ@matatraders.com with the position in the subject line. Please allow 7-10 days for a reply.


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