Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a melting pot of cultures, and ideas.

As the unofficial capital of the US west coast, art, culture, tourism and business all jostle for space, against a backdrop of world famous entertainment and fashion icons. One of the most popular program destinations for it's ability to combine amazing Californian weather and culture, with the number of up and coming designers that work there, Los Angeles leaves nothing to the imagination!

Fashion Week Internship programs run monthly in Los Angeles, with demand being consistently strong all year round. During Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter Fashion Week events in October and March, demand is exceptionally high, and applications for these programs should be made as far in advance of the event dates as possible.

Fashion Week Internships - Life Changing Experiences
General

Angelinos are characterised as being laid-back, friendly, and very welcoming of others.

Located on the Pacific west coast of the US, Los Angeles is less than 5 hours drive from San Francisco, Las Vegas, and many other noteworthy cities definitely worth visiting.

Home to Rodeo Drive, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Venice Beach, and major Hollywood Studios, as well some of the US's most innovative bars, restaurants and clubs, Los Angeles has a rich cultural history, and offers something for everyone.

Dynamic, ambitious, and modern, L.A is a great host city.

Industry Stats
Industry size:
£5 billion per annum
Employed in the industry:
14,500 people
LAFW visitors:
6,000+
Climate:
Hot summers and mild winters
Best known brands/designers:
Foxbait, Joshua Christensen, Armature, Monique Lhuiller, Trina Turk, Jeremy Scott, Rachel Zoe. 
Main airports:
LAX
Accommodation

Accommodation in Los Angeles is inexpensive, but prices rise markedly during S/S and A/W Fashion Week events.

Despite offering a broad range of options that includes private rented flat-shares, city centre hostels, and a variety of different classes of motels / hotels, demand is high and places fill fast.

Our team have relationships with a number of local providers and can advise on the most suitable options for your chosen program schedule, obtaining quotes and placing bookings on your behalf.

Typical costs per week in USD
Flatshare - Private room:
$ 170.00 - $ 220.001
Air b'n'b – Private room:
$ 150.00 - $ 300.002
Budget to Luxury hotel:
$ 200.00 - $ 4,000.003
City centre hostel:
$ 210.00 - $ 260.004
1. Not available for internships of less than 4 weeks.
2. Payment is typically due in advance.
3. No deposit is typically required.
4. A deposit is typically required.
Language Courses

With English being so widely spoken across the United States the demand for English courses is generally low. Despite this, there are a limited number of high quality language schools that offer intensive, refresher, and longer-term English and Spanish courses, that can be scheduled to run alongside your program.

Our team has relationships with a number of the best language schools across the city, and can provide advice, quotes and book courses on your behalf.

Typical course costs per week in USD
1-week intensive course: $170.00 - $260.00
2-week intensive course: $250.00 - $500.00
4 week evening course: $260.00 - $400.00
6 week evening course: $360.00 - $600.00
Weekend study (4 weeks): $140.00 - $360.00
Weekend study (8 weeks): $300.00 - $600.00
Airport Transfers

Having an airport transfer arranged and waiting for you upon your arrival provides peace of mind, and convenience.

From limos and taxis, to rail and coach transfers we have relationships with reputable local providers who will meet you as you arrive and deliver you to your accommodation safely and quickly.

Our team is happy to assist with providing quotes and making bookings on your behalf as required.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not compulsory for interns, however it is highly recommended that some level of cover is taken out to protect against unforeseen accidents, and/or loss of property.

For interns not covered by their own policy, we can introduce you to a number of reputable providers, provide advice about the various levels of cover available, and secure cover before your program begins.

Fashion Week Internships - Life Changing Experiences
2017 / 2018 Program Start Dates
  • June 19th 2017
  • July 3rd or 24th 2017
  • August 7th 2017
  • September 4th 2017
  • October 2nd 2017
  • November 6th 2017
  • December 4th 2017
  • January 8th 2018
  • February 5th 2018
  • March 7th 2018
  • April 2nd 2018
  • May 7th 2018
  • June 4th or 18th 2018
  • July 2nd or 23rd 2018
  • August 6th 2018
  • September 3rd 2018
  • November 5th 2018
  • December 3rd 2018
What's Included
A professional internship
The program includes a guaranteed internship within a dynamic brand/business that operates within the fashion industry for the period requested.
Pre-departure Q&A session
The program includes a pre-departure Q&A session with your Program Manager, who will answer any questions that you have about your internship, host brand/business or destination, and ensure that you have prepared everything necessary to get the most out of your trip.
Post-arrival orientation session with local coordinator
The program includes a post-arrival orientation session with your local coordinator who will answer any questions that you have about your chosen program, host brand/business or destination, and provide you with local insight, advice and information to ensure you get the most out of your trip, including information on events, and after-parties.
Welcome pack including local map and essential information
The program includes a 'fashionista welcome pack' which includes a local destination map, guides to public transport, local attractions, restaurants, and cultural events. The pack also includes a list of important contact numbers, a short insider’s city guide written by our team, and information about your host company.
Flight and travel insurance advice
The program includes access to our Partnerships Team who will answer any questions you might have about securing the most suitable flights to your destination, and sourcing the most appropriate insurance product.
Accommodation advice and booking facility
The program includes access to our Partnerships Team who can advise you on the best local accommodation options available, local prices, and importantly legal matters including tenancy agreements and deposit security (for private rentals). The team can also negotiate and make accommodation bookings on your behalf if necessary.
Program Fees in GBP and USD
1-4 weeks £650.00 $900.00
6-8 weeks £750.00 $1,030.00
12 weeks £850.00 $1,150.00
16 weeks £900.00 $1,230.00
20 weeks £1,050.00 $1,400.00
24 weeks £1,250.00 $1,650.00
48 weeks   £1,600.00             $2,150.00
i. Programs of less than 4-weeks are only available during S/S and A/W Fashion Week events.
ii. Accommodation and travel costs are not included in the program fees.
iii. USD/Dollar prices quoted are subject to change.
Why Fashion Week Internships?
  • We are the only specialist fashion industry internship provider
  • Our data -driven approach is unique
  • 99% of our 2015 students recommend us
  • We have access to the best industry businesses
  • Our service is professional and transparent