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Operations Intern, Spring 2018

Background
In 1998 we started our first website, PromGirl.com, with a simple premise: people should have access to the top special occasion dresses and they should be able to shop for them online.

Fast forward to 2017 and Occasion Brands has become the leading special occasion retailer online with two brands - PromGirl and SimplyDresses. We are growing and have plans to introduce new special occasion stores online under the Occasion Brands umbrella. We’re also bringing the PromGirl experience offline as we make preparations to open up a pop-up store in 2018.

The Occasion Brands Operations Team is seeking an Operations Intern for the Spring 2018 semester. This is the perfect opportunity for an aspiring entrepreneur looking to gain a 360-degree view of how a fashion and technology company operates. As a member of our nimble team, you will have an immediate impact on our business and see your ideas comes to life and your contributions put to immediate use. If you are an independent, creative problem solver and like to laugh, Occasion Brands is the place for you.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in day-to-day activities of NYC office operations shadowing the Office Manager to accomplish a wide range of tasks that span many departments across the organization
  • Dream up new ideas and strategies that deliver sparkle to our employees and customers and encourage them to "Keep Calm and Think Prom"
  • Work on projects with fellow interns to help better our company and its relation to our customers
  • Communicate between departments to help the office operate at it’s absolute best
  • Read the Teen Vogue Woke Letter, Women’s Wear Daily and other fashion and beauty publications to keep current on all things teen and trend
  • Do weekly research on teen trends, slang, pop culture and more in order to share with the whole office
  • Keep stock of office supplies and order as needed. In operations, it’s about solving problems before they start

Specific qualifications we are looking for include:

  • Works well under pressure and uses good judgement when interpreting instructions
  • Someone who takes initiative and is an independent, creative problem solver
  • Must have the ability to multi task
  • Enthusiastic and excited to work with a team
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

INTERNSHIP DETAILS:

  • Compensation
    • College credit and a small monthly travel stipend
  • Program Dates
    • The spring semester runs January 29th-May 11th but start/end dates are flexible
  • Scheduling
    • Typical internships are 15-18 hours/week over 2-3 days
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