publicthread

Internships

Sales Internship

Reports to

Marketing Manager & Founder/President

Compensation

Unpaid, for college credit

Term

The full semester at a minimum of 10 hours per week.

The Sales Intern will work in a start-up business environment helping to lay a foundation for how Public Thread pursues prospects and leads in order to reach sales goals. This includes, but is not limited to, spreading brand awareness of Public Thread, creating sales tools, building and helping to oversee a sales lead database, making connections, and building relationships with potential clients.

Responsibilities

  • Define and recommend appropriate sales funnel for custom order clients

  • Develop sales lead database and system for tracking progress

  • Seek out partnership opportunities between community organizations/businesses and Public Thread

  • Build and nurture mutually beneficial relationships with potential clients

  • Develop sales tools and brand awareness materials in collaboration with Marketing Intern/Manager

Qualifications

  • Pursuing a degree (or recently graduated with a degree) in Sales, Business Management, Apparel Design, Communications, Public Relations, or related field

  • Self-motivated and self-directed

  • Driven to achieve and dream with an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills

  • Dedicated to creating diverse connections within the community

  • Passionate about sustainable and ethical business practices

  • Existing knowledge of or desire to learn about the apparel and textile industry

  • Integrity and strong moral compass with a personal drive for social justice, equity, and sustainability

Perks

  • Opportunity to work in a start-up environment and participate in shaping the future of a local business

  • A collaborative, creative work environment with many opportunities to use your wide range of skills

  • Possibility for role to grow beyond semester and into employment

To Apply

Email Janay Brower (Founder/CEO) with the following:

  • Resume

  • One-page document explaining why you would be a good fit for this position at Public Thread. (Can be hand-drawn, digital, a cover-letter—whatever format you choose.)

  • Two samples of relevant work 


Marketing Internship

Reports to

Marketing Manager & Founder/President

Compensation

Unpaid, for college credit

Term

The full semester at a minimum of 10 hours per week.

The Marketing Intern will work in a start-up business environment where they will co-create our communications systems and help to lead our marketing and communications work. This position is for a highly-skilled, systems-focused, and community engaged individual. You will learn a first-hand how to manage and grow the marketing aspects of a small, creative business with an important and multi-layered story to tell.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct and analyze research to identify target and niche markets, key competitors, and potential partners

  • Establish systems for connecting with clients/potential clients and the community about our work/products

  • Create systems in collaboration with Sales Intern to create a professional Sales and Marketing plan for the next year to be tracked and evaluated

Qualifications

  • Pursuing a degree (or recently graduated with a degree) in Marketing, Sales, Business Management, Apparel Design, Communications, Public Relations, or related field

  • Knowledge in navigating SEO, Google, Instagram, and Facebook analytics.

  • Self-motivated and self-directed

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills

  • Dedicated to creating diverse connections within the community

  • Passionate about sustainable and ethical business practices

  • Existing knowledge of or desire to learn about the apparel and textile industry

  • Integrity and strong moral compass with a personal drive for social justice, equity, and sustainability

Perks

  • Opportunity to work in a start-up environment and participate in shaping the future of a local business

  • Part of a collaborative, creative work environment with many opportunities to use your wide range of skills

  • Possibility for role to grow beyond spring semester and into employment

To Apply

Email Janay Brower (Founder/CEO) with the following:

  • Resume

  • One-page document explaining why you would be a good fit for this position at Public Thread. (Can be hand-drawn, digital, a cover-letter—whichever format you choose.)

  • Two samples of relevant work


Product Development Internship

Reports to

Design/Product Development Lead & Founder/President

Compensation

Unpaid, for college credit

Term

Full semester at a minimum of 10 hours per week

The Product Development Intern will assist our Lead Designer with development, sampling, pattern-making, tech-pack creation, and product creation for our Public Thread line and contract work. This individual will be detail-oriented and hard-working with a passion for textiles and design. They will assist in creating sustainable and innovative designs. There will opportunities in real-time to use creativity and boundary-breaking innovation to continue building opportunities for Public Thread.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in designing products that can be created and brought to market

  • Support, assist, and possibly lead product development functions including conceptualizing, fabric/material selection, design, prototyping, pattern-making, sampling, tech pack creation, and costing for a variety of products

  • Assist with cutting and sewing of products for Public Thread and our clients

  • Learn the full product creation process and participate in all steps, from idea to development and through production

  • Help to build systems in collaboration with our team of Sewists to improve on production efficiency and sustainability

  • Conduct research to source materials for use in products made by Public Thread

Qualifications

  • Pursuing a degree (or recently graduated with a degree in) the field of Apparel Design/Production, Textiles, Manufacturing, or related field

  • Existing knowledge or desire to learn about the apparel and textile industry

  • Exceptional attention to detail and design components

  • Self-motivated and self-directed

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Driven to achieve and dream with an entrepreneurial spirit

  • Dedicated to creating diverse connections within the community

  • Passionate about sustainable and ethical business practices

  • Integrity and strong moral compass with a personal drive for social justice, equity, and sustainability

Perks

  • Opportunity to work in a start-up environment and participate in shaping the future of a local business

  • A collaborative and creative work environment with many opportunities to use your wide range of skills

  • Possibility for role to grow beyond spring semester and into employment

To Apply

Please email Janay Brower (Founder/CEO) with the following:

  • Resume

  • One-page document explaining why you would be a good fit for this position at Public Thread. (Can be hand-drawn, digital, a cover-letter—whichever format you choose.)

  • Two samples of relevant work

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