Product Trend Analysis Internship Program

Cotton Incorporated is proud to offer unique opportunities to student interns interested in textiles and trend forecasting. The Product Trend Analysis internship is located at Cotton Incorporated’s New York office, which acts as the Consumer Marketing headquarters of the organization, providing student interns a unique environment to learn, participate, and collaborate with industry professionals on various projects.

The Product Trend Analysis (PTA) internship at Cotton Incorporated enables students to expand their skills and experience in preparation for a career in the fashion and textile industry. The internship position offered is extremely diverse, involving both the technical and creative aspects of the business. PTA interns participate in seasonal trend forecasting and market specific projects. The internship experience provides a dynamic setting to gain knowledge of fashion trend presentations geared towards mills, manufacturers and designers for the women’s, men’s, youth, denim and active markets.

Job Description:

  • Collaborate with Product Trend Analysis staff on major trend forecast concepts
  • Assist Product Trend Analysts with all aspects of production of forecasting materials
  • Take mood, stylized fabric, and street scene photography
  • Photograph/catalog fabric and silhouette samples
  • Cut, label, and assemble fabric swatches for client distribution
  • Conduct independent market research
  • Perform clerical duties


  • Must reside or attend school in NYC (or metropolitan NYC area) or relocate to NYC (no relocation reimbursement provided)
  • Must be presently enrolled in school and have Junior or Senior college-level student status
  • Must be available to work 3-4 days per week (approximately 20-28 hours per week)
  • Must have at least 2 prior internships; or equitable work experience in fashion, creative, textile or retail (retail must be fashion-related and must have additional related experience)


  • Must have some textile construction knowledge; able to differentiate between wovens and knits
  • Relevant college coursework required (fashion merchandising, marketing, textile or fashion design)
  • Must have excellent phone and communication skills
  • School schedule must be available upon interview
  • Must be highly proficient in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize efficiently

Internships are available throughout the year during the Spring, Summer, and Fall semesters. Upcoming application deadlines are as follows:

Internship Period Deadline
Summer 2016 (May – August) March 16, 2016
Fall 2016 (September – December) July 20, 2016
Spring 2017 (January – May) October 26, 2016

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in applying, please click here to send your resume and cover letter. You may also mail your information to the following address:

Cotton Incorporated
Attn: HR – PTA Internship
488 Madison Avenue, 20th floor
New York, NY 10022

Please note: Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to confirm the individual receipt of your application. If we are interested in pursuing your application further, you will be contacted shortly after the application deadline. We look forward to hearing from you!


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