Coldwater Creek in Sandpoint, Idaho has a few internship opportunities available:
The intern program will support our efforts by working on assigned projects with external and internal business partners regarding promotions, sponsorship and public/media relations. This may include new store promotions, networking with mall managers and store managers for fashion shows and promotions, and working with Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure Foundation to promote internal and external awareness. The candidate will also gain experience in how best to communicate in a complex working environment that ensures business objectives are met and teamwork is used.
The Photography Assistant intern will work as an integral member of the photo team at our Home Office in Sandpoint, Idaho. He/she will learn how projects are initiated and follow them to their conclusion and release. Responsibilities will include Assisting Photographers as stated below and follow-up, research, and communication by working closely with members of the other Creative teams such as Project Management, Production and Design.
Web Design Intern is responsible for the creation of e-mails, site designs and digital asset production. Must have knowledge of digital asset preparation including compression and web formatting. This position requires excellent design skills that support the integration of typography, content and imagery into a rapidly evolving e-commerce interface. Web Design Intern will work as a member of the in-house design team supporting the design director, team members and other internal clients.
More details are available via the original job (well, internship really) listings.
2 Replies to “Internships with Coldwater Creek”
It’s interesting that the Web Design “Intern” description doesn’t seem to contain any words such as “learn” or “gain experience” like the descriptions for the photography and marketing intern positions.
In fact, if we remove the word “Intern” from the web designer description, the qualifications and experience required for the job are identical to that of a full-time, professional employment opportunity. I always advise my students to watch out for situations such as this.
Any AIGA members who are opposed to spec work should be equally opposed to the current trend of employers abusing the definitions and purpose of contract labor and internships. More often than not, their motivation simply seems to be avoiding the expenses associated with a qualified, full-time employee.
Maybe I am overreacting, and this internship description was just written in haste. If this is the case, I encourage the employer in question to re-phrase the description so that it can be clearly defined as an internship. The “required” skills in this description are typically what an intern would be “learning” from the “experience.”
Under the Marketing Intern position, the correct spelling and title should read: Susan G. Komen For the Cure®. As a corporate sponsor and partner, they should be able to correctly identify their charity.
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