Intern at York Project - 2018

Who is York Project?

York Project is a Detroit based social streetwear fashion brand that is dedicated not only to making the high quality clothing that we actually want to wear, but also focuses on Creating Change in our communities.  We currently operate as a one-for-one brand, donating almost $100,000 worth of in-kind goods to homeless shelters, support organizations, and people across America since we were founded in 2013.  We currently are located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, and have plans to open multiple retail locations throughout 2018.

This summer, we'll begin producing all of our garments right in Detroit.  We're partnering with a local women's shelter to hire Detroiters to work as part of our cut and sew production team.  We're living out our mission to BE THE CHANGE.


Why work for York Project?

While all of our internships are officially unpaid, we feel that there are still plenty of compelling reasons to join our team.  Here are just a few!

•Be part of a fast growing startup in Detroit

•Making a real difference in a company, and ultimately lives of those in our community

•Get incredible, (truly unbelievable) discounts on clothing, and sometimes even free stuff!

•Some free food (mostly tacos from nearby Mexicantown) Who doesn't like free tacos?!

•Transformational giving and volunteering experiences

•Get amazing internship experience, and build your network and resume.  Previous York Project team members have gone on to receive offers from companies like: Shinola, Quicken Loans, Adidas, Barstool Sports, VaynerMedia, Abercrombie & Fitch, Fiat Chrysler, Boeing, Amazon, Discover, Detroit Red Wings, and Marathon among others.

Ideally, we'd love to hire you fulltime after a successful internship, but on the chance that there isn't a spot available for you, we have an extensive network and know how to help get you where you want to go!


Still interested after all that?  Below is who we're looking for!  If you're our girl/guy for any of below positions, please email us and include your resume/portfolio at


General Qualifications

•10-25 hours per week

•Must have reliable transportation to Corktown, Detroit

•Must be able/willing to occasionally work/attend weekend events

•Willingness to travel both around the US and potentially abroad a plus

•Passport a huge plus


Video Production - 001

•A camera (nothing fancy required)

•Strong understanding of editing 

•Must be able to work under tight deadlines/fast turnarounds

•Unique artistic style and ability to direct


Graphic Design Intern - 002

•Must have graphic design programs

•Project entails building Marketing catalog

•Strong portfolio


Fashion Design & Merchandising Intern - 003

•Interest in Fashion/Merchandising

•Related Degree a plus

•Sewing/construction skills a plus


Photography Intern - 004

•A camera

•Strong portfolio

•Studio/Lifestyle photography experience


Operations Intern - 005

•Self starters, this is for you.  It's far from making coffee runs.

•We need people that are hard workers and are willing to get the job done, whatever it may be

•This could be:  Folding clothes, sweeping floors, shipping orders, modeling shirts, watering plants, traveling with the team and setting up sales displays, literally everything and anything that could come up.  

•We're looking for a jack of all trades to keep things running smoothly.  We want a good team player that can help be the backbone of the company.