That having been said, here is a things of what NOT to do when you're apply for a summer internship (in any field, really, not just fashion or the creative industries):
- I don't need to see your headshots. This is not a modeling agency.
- If using a template cover letter, sign your name where it currently says "Sign name here" rather than leaving it as is. Or better yet, skip the jargon and write something authentic.
- If your job objective says you want to work for a company that is not us...then we probably won't be calling you!
- If you've attached a resume, there is no need for a CV as well - functionally (for us and really any fashion internship) they are the same thing.
- Your resume shouldn't be longer than a page. If it is, shorten it. Mine is less than a page long.
- PDF's are preferred, although MS Word is fine too. And definitely send resumes as an attachment rather than in the body of the email.
- When in doubt, use spell check! And proof read it a second time!
- Being enthusiastic really shows, and we appreciate it when your cover letter (in the body of the email) shows a genuine interest in the kind of thing we have to offer you! (Shows you actually read the job posting).
[What do you guys think of these tips? Obvious or interesting?]