New York

New York is known as ‘the City that never sleeps’ for good reason. One of the largest and most densely populated cities in the World, New York moves at a frenetic pace.

New York is a new destination on our 2016 program calendar, and has already become the second most applied for destination, due to the sheer size and scope of the opportunities that the city, and the industry there, offer.

FWI internship programs start monthly in New York, with demand consistently strong all year round. During Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter Fashion Week events, 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

New York is the cultural and fashion capital of the US.

With a population of over 8-million inhabitants, New York is a 24-hour, fun-loving city blessed with culture in abundance. Home to icons such as the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the setting for too many movies to mention, New York feels like home, whether you are visiting for the first time or not.

The design capital of many of the worlds best known brands, and home to a thriving independent label scene, New York is a city currently undergoing a fashion renaissance, which is serving to keep it firmly in place as one of the fashion capitals of the world.

Industry Stats
Industry size:
$76 billion per annum
Employed in the industry:
1,130,000 people
LFW visitors:
15,000+
Climate:
Hot summers and very cold winters
Best known brands/designers:
Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Tory Burch
Main airports:
John F Kennedy (JFK), NY La Guardia
Accommodation

Accommodation in New York can be expensive, especially during S/S and A/W Fashion Week events.

Despite offering a broad range of options that includes campus-based university accommodation, private rented flat-shares, city centre hostels, and some of the worlds best 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:
$180.00 - $480.001
Air BnB – Private room:
$220.00 - $630.002
Budget to Luxury hotel:
$230.00 - $5,000.003
City centre hostel
$210.00 - $400.004
1. A one month rent deposit is typically required.
2. Payment is typically due in advance.
3. No deposit is typically required.
4. A one week deposit is typically required.
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 option 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 4-weeks or less are only available during S/S and A/W Fashion Week events. 
ii. Accommodation and Travel costs are not included in the program price.
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