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Robert Vega, Director FAC 18 / 2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200 78712-1508 • 512-471-7900

Vogue Magazine

Summer 2009 Site Review

Student:  Rhetoric & Writing Sophomore
Position:  Accessories Intern

I consider interning for Vogue Magazine one of the most eye-opening and inspired experiences of my life. Even though my daily tasks as an intern for the Accessories Department were sometimes menial, the whole experience, from my perspective, was brilliant. All of the interns worked three days a week, so I worked on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and had Tuesday and Thursday to see New York City. The working day would usually last from 9am to 6 or 7pm. In the mornings, I would come into the Vogue Accessories Department office to see if there were any accessories that had been delivered from other P.R. companies or designers. If so, I would invoice and take a picture of them, which is the process for “checking in” items to the Vogue office.

Our main jobs as interns involved returning items in the Vogue Accessories Closet to their respective companies as well as organizing the closet. Although cleaning up and re-organizing the closet was sometimes a tedious job, I enjoyed being around all of the glamorous accessories; and, when the interns were busy organizing in the closet, we had a chance to get to know each other. Our other responsibilities involved running errands and scanning in pictures of items to be requested from companies. Checking-out, checking-in, packing, and unpacking accessories that were going to or coming back from photo shoots was a very common occurrence. It was a fun day when you got to drop something off at the Vogue Studio because you might catch a glimpse of an on-going photo shoot. At the end of the normal workday, we would upload the day’s check-in and check- out photos, name them, and file the invoices so that we had both a computer and hard-copy file for our current inventory. My favorite day at Vogue was when I helped out with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund final judging event, where I worked backstage at the fashion show. I had an amazing time interning for Vogue Magazine and I would strongly recommend this internship to anyone interested in the fashion industry.

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