Internships – AD490
Internships are typically short-term work assignments related to your major or career interests. Completing an internship is an excellent way to develop the hands-on skills and professionalism needed for a successful transition into the work place. Below, you’ll find information on what exactly an internship is, why you should complete one, strategies for finding a great internship opportunity and legal aspects you should be aware of when completing an internship.

Why should you consider an internship?
— Explore your interests and gain valuable experience
— Apply knowledge from the classroom
— Develop new skills & confidence
— Build your resume
— Network with employers and professionals
— Explore possible career paths
— Transition into a job

Prerequisite: Fourth quarter or more standing and approval of PFI director.  Paid internships preferred.

Register in person or below.
Student Responsibilities
— Serve as a representative of Portland Fashion Institute and, as such, have influence regarding the employer’s decision to host students from PFI in the future.
— Approach internships in a professional manner that is guided by courtesy, a desire to learn, and a willingness to receive feedback for improvement.
— Act in a responsible and appropriate manner in accordance with the rules and regulations of the organization.


Sharon Blair, PFI director
Cost/Cost Options:
Students receive 18 clock hours for 90 clock hours of internship work plus 4 internship meetings.
Supply List:
Please contact the PFI Sewing Store Manager for questions about your Supply List.
Additional Notes/Costs:

Prerequisite: Fourth quarter or more standing and approval of PFI director.