The Wardrobe’s services help support education and skill-building to increase confidence and promote self-sufficiency.
Nearly 20% of job seekers referred to The Wardrobe go on to voluntarily take advantage of our professional development seminars, which provide a complete continuum of job readiness services focusing on employment skills such as communication, time management, and financial literacy. When surveyed about their employment outcomes, attendees report more successful results on their job search and subsequent employment:
The Wardrobe Careers Internship Program is a competitive paid internship opportunity for candidates interested in developing skills for jobs in customer service, retail sales, and the sustainable fashion industry. The Wardrobe offers customer service training in a supportive environment that will prepare our interns for careers facing the public (sales, healthcare, restaurants, and more). Applications are open three times per year.
Internships are open to the public, with preference given to those pursuing careers in retail or fashion and/or enrolled in job training, re-entry, or educational (high school grades 11-12 or college) programs, and/or referred through The Wardrobe’s Referral Partner members. Interns should be able to commit to work 20 hours per week for the 12-week period, which may include evenings and Saturdays.
During the 12 weeks, interns will learn and understand the importance of workplace norms and behaviors. They will gain specific retail and customer service skills, learning employer expectations and responsibilities. Interns will be paid a stipend of $2,400 (based on $10/hour for up to 20 hours per week for 12 weeks) paid out twice a month. They will also be eligible for in-store discounts during their internship period.
Timing and Application Process
Depending on funding, The Wardrobe will run three cohorts of The Wardrobe Careers Internship Program annually:
February 1 – April 30
June 1 – August 30
October 1 – December 31
For each internship period, The Wardrobe will select up to four interns for our customer service internship. To apply for a Wardrobe Careers Internship, please fill out this application completely and attach either your resume or link to your LinkedIn profile. All applications will be reviewed and a select number of applicants will be interviewed.
The Wardrobe is pleased to offer special professional development events throughout the year.