Careers

Thank you for your interest in working at the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA).

 

AAFA stands at the forefront as a leader of positive change for the apparel and footwear industry. With integrity and purpose, AAFA delivers a unified voice on key legislative and regulatory issues. AAFA enables a collaborative forum to promote best practices and innovation. AAFA's comprehensive work ensures the continued success and growth of the apparel and footwear industry, its suppliers, and its customers.
 

Full-time Positions

AAFA provides a generous benefits package including health benefits, parking or metro benefit, and a 401(k) plan. Learn more about AAFA.

AAFA does not have any additional full-time job postings. Inquiries for future positions may be sent to jobapps@aafaglobal.org.

Internship Opportunities

AAFA offers rewarding internship opportunities in both our Government Relations and Communications & Marketing departments. AAFA seeks to offer substantive internships through projects and firsthand experiences. Interns will have the opportunity to attend meetings, forums, and other events in Washington, D.C.

AAFA is currently accepting internship applications for spring and summer 2018 opportunities.

Application details:

  • Internship start date/end date is flexible dependent on students’ schedules, with a minimum of an eight week internship duration. A stipend will be allocated on a monthly basis.
  • Submission process: Please clearly note which position you are applying for and email your resume and cover letter to Kristen Kern for the Public Policy position(s) and Alexander Gibson for the Public Affairs/Communications position. 

AAFA Communications/Public Affairs Internship (Communications & Marketing Department)

AAFA is seeking candidates for a communications/public affairs intern with the following personal characteristics and qualifications. This internship opportunity offers aspiring journalists/public affairs professionals firsthand experience in the role of communications, public relations, and messaging for a nonprofit trade association in Washington.

Personal characteristics & qualifications:

  • Enthusiastic self-starter and problem solver.
  • Demonstrated interest in marketing, communications, public affairs, and/or public policy issues.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized.
  • Proficiency in AP Style a plus.

Key responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the association’s collateral material development to include: weekly e-newsletter, handouts, and issue one-pagers.
  • Maintain press contacts, track news clips.
  • Support website revisions and social media communications.
  • Support creative production/design of outbound emails.

AAFA Public Policy Internship (Government Relations Department)

AAFA offers competitive internship opportunities in our Government Relations Department. The department is interested in trade, legislative, and regulatory matters at national and international levels, while directing lobbying and advocacy responses for matters affecting the apparel and footwear industries. Interns will have the opportunity to attend meetings, forums, and other events in Washington, D.C., while meeting top officials in the political arena.

Personal characteristics & qualifications:

  • Enthusiastic self-starter and problem solver.
  • Demonstrated interest in trade, legislative, and regulatory matters.
  • Demonstrated interest in corporate social responsibility and/or sustainability a plus.*
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized.

*Seeking two interns for the Government Relations Department; one will emphasize corporate social responsibility. Please demonstrate interest in this area if applicable.

Key responsibilities:

  • Research trade, legislative, product safety and other regulatory matters.
  • Support the development of letters and agendas and summarize regulatory updates.
  • Support development of presentation content for government relations-oriented speaking engagements.