As ABLE continues to grow, we know that interns are a vital part to our success. Join our team to learn more, motivate more, be inspired more, and gain more valuable experience than you could ever imagine!
INTERNSHIPS run in three seasons: spring, summer, & fall. Each intern applies to and specializes in a specific department, though we highly value a collaborative team environment and there is often overlap in departments + responsibilities. You’ll learn the ins and outs of sustainable business and receive valuable hands-on experience in how ABLE runs! Oh, and have the time of your life, too.
Positions are unpaid, and interns must provide their own housing arrangements and transportation to & from our office in Nashville, TN.
- Fall 2018
- start date: Wednesday, Aug 22
- end date: Friday, Dec 14
- Spring 2019
- start date: Wednesday, Jan 16
- end date: Friday, May 3
Internship Job Descriptions
As the ABLE Events Intern you will gain hands on experience working to help represent ABLE well in marketplace events such as pop-ups and influencer conferences. With the opportunity to sell product as well as actively sharing the ABLE mission, this internship allows for a range of experience. During your internship you will learn the ins and outs of pop-up event prep and execution, from inventory and display needs, to working with the marketing and PR team, all the way to setting up and working events where ABLE will be represented. Applicants must be organized and have a flexible schedule. Retail and/or communications experience is a plus, as well as an eye for aesthetics and visual merchandising
Our Online Fulfillment team is in search of interns to come alongside them to learn the grind of online fulfillment and work with them in their daily tasks, such as prep leather goods for fulfillment and assist their quality control team in reviewing products as they arrive in our Nashville, TN office. Other tasks may include, but are not limited to stocking prepped leather goods in our stockroom and warehouse, taking inventory of low stock items to create priority prep list for the following day, picking and pulling inventory for online orders to ship within 48 hours of order date, receiving and counting incoming international shipments (leather, shoes, apparel, & denim), assist in cleaning and organizing our warehouse space, and restocking returned inventory from online returns, events, photoshoots, etc.
- Attention to detail
- Focused on the task at hand
- Motivated to meet and exceed weekly goals
- Can easily transition from one task to the next
- Communicates kindly and graciously to fellow team-members
- Does not shy away from hard work
- Loves working for a company who is actively working to break the chain of generational poverty!
Our team is looking for bench jewelers to assist with in-house production. You will have an opportunity to gain valuable insight from concept to creation, production to packaging. Our jewelry department is very team oriented, working collaboratively and efficiently to complete tasks and fulfill orders. Experience and knowledge of pick soldering, wire-wrapping and basic jewelry making is a plus. Attention to detail is essential.
Buying + Planning
This department is seeking an intern who is interested in assisting our buyers generate performance reports, attend important buying meetings, assist in entering and revising purchase orders and reorders, and help track orders to ensure timely delivery of merchandise. Having experience in Excel and Retail Math will help you succeed in this internship! Overall, we are looking for someone who is detail-oriented, resourceful, proactive, organized, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Customer Care + AdminOur customer service team keeps our organization running behind the scenes. Help with everything from data entry to replying to email and chat inquiries to assisting with product fulfillment. This applicant must be ridiculously organized and an excellent communicator, with a working knowledge of Excel/Word. You may be the one and only interaction someone has with our customer service!
Shipping + ReceivingOur shipping & receiving team keeps our internal operations running smoothly. Do you love organization, counting and accuracy, enjoy adding that special touch to products, & willing to do whatever it takes? This internship is for you! You will assist our order processing department in receiving international shipments and all outbound orders for online, wholesale, events & more!
Product DevelopmentDo you have an eye for fashion and design? We’re looking for those that have a background in fashion design that can assist our lead designer with seasonal research, forecasting, and development, while helping to create tech packs and sample plans. Various design skills include fashion illustration, technical flat sketching, and color theory. Technical machine and hand sewing skills are a plus, as well as a proficiency in illustrator or indesign.
Operations + Business ManagementABLE operations are vast and varied – from managing our sales forecast in the states, to communicating daily with our overseas production partners — if you have an interest in the business side of fashion, this is the position for you. Assist in ordering inventory, analyzing sales and consumer data, and offering insight into our production process both here and in abroadincluding quality control, logistics, and product development. Experience with data analysis or understanding of international business is a plus.
Wholesale Support + SalesThe retailers who carry ABLE products and tell our story are a vital part to our success. As a young company, we are constantly growing our base of retailers and desiring to improve our relationships with those that already sell our products. Provide interpersonal support to retailers, and act as a sales representative to potential new stores. Must be a confident communicator and comfortable on the phone. Sales experience is a plus.
Visual MerchandisingWe are looking for someone with retail and visual merchandising experience to be a part of our new merchandising team! You will have hands on experience in assisting our merchandiser by executing projects, merchandising displays in-store, contacting display vendors and helping to design and create concepts for display materials both for our flagship store and brand-wide for our wholesale partners. Looking for a multi-tasker, who proactively seeks out opportunities to support the team with a can-do and follow- through attitude. This position is for someone who works well in a fast paced environment, has strong leadership, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Graphic Design + VideoWe highly value the way we look and feel in the print + video world. Work with our team on design projects from brainstorming to implementation. Interns will design smaller projects on their own, and work with our in-house graphic designer on larger projects (both web & print). Video applicants should have a camera and a working knowledge of final cut pro. Graphic design applicants should be able to use photoshop and indesign, and preferably on mac.
Public Relations + CommunicationsThe ABLE story gets told through a wide variety of influencers, advocates, and affiliates. Help us in crafting our brand strategy and messaging through multiple channels and partnerships. This applicant should enjoy researching + brainstorming, be a strong communicator, and have an understanding of public relations and advertising. Proven writing and journalism skills and an online presence are a must.
Look through the departments and fill out the interest form below. We will then follow-up with an application.
Want to apply now? Download the intern application here.