Careers

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

Full-time Positions

AAFA does not have any full time positions open at this time.

 

Internship Opportunities

Policy Intern

About this Job:

AAFA offers competitive internship opportunities in our Policy Department. The department is interested in legislative and regulatory matters at national and international levels, while directing lobbying and advocacy responses for matters affecting the apparel and footwear industries.

We focus our policy work around three core pillars: brand protection, trade, and supply chain and manufacturing. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Participate in virtual meetings with AAFA members on policy-related matters as well as occasional external meetings with government agencies and members of Congress.
  • Support the creation of AAFA regulatory resources and tools.
  • Support the development of letters and agendas and summarize regulatory updates.
  • Support development of presentation content for policy-oriented speaking engagements.

Personal characteristics and qualifications:

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

Application Process:

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis for a fall 2022 internship starting in August/September. Please send your resume and a short email about your interest in the position to jobapps@aafaglobal.org

Location:

Washington, D.C. (mix of telework and office days) 

Product Safety Policy Intern

About this Job:
AAFA offers competitive internship opportunities in our Policy Department. The department is interested in legislative and regulatory matters at national and international levels, while directing lobbying and advocacy responses for matters affecting the apparel and footwear industries.

We focus our policy work around three core pillars: brand protection, trade, and supply chain and manufacturing. This position will be focused on our supply chain and manufacturing pillar. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Participate in virtual meetings with AAFA members on policy-related matters as well as occasional external meetings with government agencies and members of Congress.
  • Support the creation of AAFA regulatory resources and tools.
  • Support the development of letters and agendas and summarize regulatory updates.
  • Support development of presentation content for policy-oriented speaking engagements.

Personal characteristics and qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in legislative and regulatory matters as it relates to chemical use and product safety.
  • Demonstrated interest in corporate social responsibility and/or sustainability a plus.
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized.
     

Application Process:

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis for a fall 2022 internship starting in August/September. Please send your resume and a short email about your interest in the position to jobapps@aafaglobal.org

Location:

Washington, D.C. (mix of telework and office days) 

Creative Marketing Intern

About this Job:

AAFA offers a virtual internship in the Communications and Marketing department. The intern will be educated on Email marketing software, website editing, social media content development and scheduling via Hootsuite, and have the opportunity to refine skills across the Adobe creative suite.

The intern will work alongside the AAFA Education and Corporate Marketing department to understand audiences, registration goals for virtual and in-person events, and to invoke visual marketing interest. The position will report to the Vice President of Communications and Marketing and Creative Marketing Specialist.  

Project examples:

  • Design infographics to facilitate story telling around policy/advocacy efforts, and economic impacts of the industry.
  • Build email marketing in Critical Impact.
  • Learn video editing skills.
  • Shadow graphic designer on layout signage (for print or digital) and collateral (e.g., Social, presentation PPTs, handouts).
  • Schedule and manage impact of social media content.

Personal characteristics and qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest marketing and communications.
  • Demonstrated interest in brand protection.
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Adobe Programs are a plus

Application Process:

Summer internship applications have closed. We are accepting applications until July 3rd for a fall 2022 internship starting in August/September. Please send your resume and a short email about your interest in the CREATIVE MARKETING intern position to Jordan Turner.

Location:

Fully remote