Internships and Practicums

Bring your classroom learning to life with exciting internships at some of the most successful companies in the industry.

In CARS, practical learning experiences complement academic programs. Without a doubt, our required internship experience is a transformative experience that will bring your classroom learning to life. The internship program prepares students for the real world of work while providing the industry with well-trained employees. As a student in the CARS major, you will begin preparation for the internship during your junior year with a professional development course. This course is designed to help you become aware of industry hiring trends and to ensure that you feel prepared for the role of professional business person.

Student in the work placeLocated in the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem), UNCG offers CARS students the unique opportunity to integrate classroom work with the retail, apparel and textile industries that fuel the local economy. Our interns have worked in firms such as VF Corporation, HanesBrands, Polo/Ralph Lauren, and Belk.

But you don’t have to stay local. You could go to such exciting places as New York, Los Angeles, London, or Hong Kong. Companies where CARS students have interned include Barney’s, Sak’s, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Vibe Magazine, and Alice and Olivia.

Intern positions held by CARS students include Assistant Retail Buyer, Assistant Designer, Visual Merchandiser, Fashion Illustrator, CAD operator, Assistant Stylist and Merchandise Specialist.

Graduate Students: Internships are for you, too!

Internships are not just for undergraduates in CARS.  If you are a student in the CARS Global Apparel Management master’s degree program and you are looking to gain practical industry experience, you can do your capstone practicum as an internship. Contact the Director of Graduate Studies to find out more.