Anthropologie Internship

 
Anthropologie Internships
3.67 out of 5

21 review(s)
Headquarters:
Trenton, SC
Employees:
1,200
Annual Interns:
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Anthropologie

Internship Overview
Internship Rating (Avg): 3.67 out of 5
21 Intern Reviews
21 Intern Salaries
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About Anthropologie

Anthropologie, Inc. offers clothing, jewelry, and objects for home. The company offers clothes, such as sweaters, dresses, and tops; shoes an bags, including clutches, bags, flats, and boots; jewelry, such as earrings, pins, baubles, and statements; and accessories and holiday items, such as belts, leg wear, hair accessories, hats and horns, gifts, and decorations. It offers its products through stores and online. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Trenton, South Carolina. Anthropologie, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Urban Outfitters, Inc.*

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Anthropologie Jobs & Internships: here
21 Anthropologie Intern Salaries
Apparel Merchandiser: unpaid
Visual Display Intern: unpaid
Merchandising Intern: unpaid
Visual Display Intern: unpaid
Buying Intern: unpaid
Visual Display Intern: unpaid
Visual Merchandising Intern: unpaid
Visual Merchandising Intern: unpaid
PR Intern: unpaid
Visual Merchandising Intern: unpaid
unpaid
Visual Display Intern : unpaid
Visual Display Intern: unpaid
Visual intern: unpaid
Visual Intern: unpaid
Display and Visual Merchandising Intern: unpaid
Merchandising Intern: unpaid
Visual Merchandising Intern: unpaid
PR Intern: unpaid
unpaid
Merchandising Intern: unpaid
21 Anthropologie reviews posted anonymously by former interns:
"Free Labor"
Position: Visual Design Intern
Location: Minnesota
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 5/28/2013
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Strongly Disagree
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Strongly Disagree

Pros:

Learn some cool DIY things.

Cons:

Not paid.

Advice for other students:

I would basically slave myself waking up at the crack of dawn to work nine hour shifts a couple times a week to do work that most definitely should be paid. Work that anyone would charge a lot of money for. Seeing as how expensive Anthropologie's clothes are, they could at least pay $8/hr right?
 
"You're essentially paying to work as a sales associate.."
Position: Apparel Merchandiser
Location: New York City
Duration: 14 weeks
Review posted on 5/4/2012
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Neutral "OK"
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The work I performed was interesting:
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Neutral "OK"
Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Neutral "OK"

Pros:

-Really fun environment with unique aesthetic (great if you're into the use of visual arts in fashion/retail)
-Respectful co-workers

Cons:

-Expected to do work that paid sales associates do (sorting and standardizing)
-Not really allowed to make any final decisions on merchandising

Advice for other students:

Don't do this internship if you don't like folding/hanging clothes and doing arts and crafts all day.
 
"Great Experience"
Position: Visual Display Intern
Location: Rockefeller Center
Duration: 5 weeks
Review posted on 2/4/2012
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Pros:

Overall, it was a great experience. I loved working for this company. All of the employees were great people, very hard-working, and easy to get along with.

Advice for other students:

Apply for this if you want a very hands-on internship.
 
"Inspiring staff and challenging work. I learned so much and gained great experience that I will appl"
Position: Visual Display Intern
Location: New York City
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 1/24/2012
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

Worked alongside my bosses and got a true understanding of what display work for Anthro entails. I was inspired, challenged and encouraged on a regular basis. I truly enjoyed coming in to work.

Cons:

Did not get to work with power tools because of liabilities.

Advice for other students:

If you aren't willing to work hard, you won't enjoy it. This isn't always a glamorous internship, but it gives the intern a very realistic understanding of what display work is like at Anthro. If that is something you are interested in, I think this internship is the best opportunity to grow and learn in an inspiring environment.
 
"Good experience on the Home and Beauty Buying team"
Position: Buying Intern
Location: Trenton, SC
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 1/19/2012
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Neutral "OK"
Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

I learned a ton during my summer internship with Anthropologie. I managed photographs, execute baords, and picture packs. I was also put in charge of best/worst merchandising review. Anthropologie taught me a ton.

Cons:

- Hard to turn into an fulltime position.
- Unpaid.
- Can do some crappy work.
- Culture can be odd.

Advice for other students:

Get retail/buying/merchandising experience any way possible.
 
"Best internship out there for art students"
Position: Visual Display Intern
Location: Chicago
Duration: 24 weeks
Review posted on 1/18/2012
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

Great people, good for resume, amazing add to your portfolio, company discount

Cons:

Repetitive tasks

Advice for other students:

Do it!
 
"It's okay if you need a resume item"
Position: Visual Merchandising Intern
Location: Atlanta, GA
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 1/8/2012
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Neutral "OK"
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Neutral "OK"
I feel better positioned to gain a fulltime job:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

- Given freedom to create displays.
- I did actually learn a lot about merchandising and what goes into running a successful store. The merchandising part was very interesting.
- People know Anthrologie.
- Boss was create, but some co-workers were not cool.
- Pretty flexible.

Cons:

- Unpaid.
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Advice for other students:

It's a trade off here - experience with a company people have heard of for your time.
 
"Great internship in visual merchandising!"
Position: Visual Merchandising Intern
Location: New York, NY
Duration: 16 weeks
Review posted on 12/31/2011
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Pros:

My overall experience working with the visual team was phenomenal. Everyone is super nice, professional and willing to answer any and all of your questions. As a whole they really work well as a team, to present the best possible in store experience for the customer.

I think that the way that Anthropologie approaches the visual merchandising aspect within the store is unique and a great credit to the success of the company. I love their ingenuity. The use of recycled items found in the local drugstore in order to create beautiful stories is amazing.

They truly care about their customers and how she perceives her experience within the store. For me, this was not just a valuable learning experience but I realized that merchandising is what I want to make my career.

Cons:

Only for school credit but then again you do get a discount at the store.

Advice for other students:

Be prepared to work hard. You have to make the most out of this internship but if you are willing to put in the time and effort, it will pay off in the end.
 
"Perfect first internship"
Position: PR Intern
Location: New York City
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 12/9/2011
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Pros:

This was the perfect first internship for me. Everyone I worked with was very friendly and eager to help me if I ever had questions. I was almost always busy, but never felt overwhelmed or stressed out. I also had the chance to meet some important people within the company at events we held. Overall, this internship was the perfect stepping stone into the fashion industry for me.

Cons:

There were days where there wasn't much for me to do, but my supervisor tried to come up with activities and if it was a slow day, she never made me stay if I didn't want to.

Advice for other students:

Make the most of this! As with any internship in PR and fashion, it's all about networking! Always ask to learn new tasks and take the opportunity to learn about this vastly growing company and all of the jobs it has to offer.
 
"Anthropologie a place to learn"
Position: Visual Merchandising Intern
Location: 85 5th Avenue New York
Duration: 19 weeks
Review posted on 11/28/2011
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The work I performed was interesting:
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I feel better positioned to gain a fulltime job:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Strongly Agree

Pros:

- Environment
- People

Cons:

- Sometimes you need to do duties that are not related with your internship
 
"Great!!!"
Location: New York, ny
Review posted on 11/28/2011
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Pros:

-Real world experience as a Merchandiser
-Helped Merchandiser pick out outfits for forms and organize the merchandise in the store

Cons:

-Had to do some heavy lifting but so did the Merchandisers
 
"In my experience, great first internship."
Position: Visual Display Intern
Location: Austin, TX
Duration: 12 weeks
Review posted on 11/3/2011
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

The space we worked in was really inspiring; the store inspired creativity and my co-workers were very nice. Most of the time they would joke around with the other interns and me, and once we even had pizza during a long installation. Working the holiday season is was definitely an amazing experience. Towards the end of my internship they gave another intern and me a whole display to work on by ourselves because we had 'earned it.' The district managers were located in my store and they were super friendly and open to give out emails and keep contact for future job opportunities.

Cons:

In my store, the display coordinator was not very open to input. They let you get creative in how you mark your work efficient, and sometimes they're very critical of it. The visual team was definitely not very interested in my opinion as much as in my helping their work be better.

Advice for other students:

It seems like this can be a hit or miss. I can see how I would have easily been forced to do free labor if the visual managers and the display coordinator would have been a more disinterested. In my case, I was in the middle because I didn't get to be too creative, but I didn't do any of the horror stories' work. I would give it a try at least.
 
"Visual display internship at Anthropologie"
Position: Visual Display Intern
Location: New York, NY
Duration: 8 weeks
Review posted on 11/3/2011
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Neutral "OK"
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Neutral "OK"
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Neutral "OK"
Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Neutral "OK"

Pros:

- I was working with Anthropologie which is a retailer that most people know.
- Some creativity.
- I worked at a big store in NYC which gave this internship more excitement.
- Interior and exterior display.

Cons:

- Unpaid.
- Some of the internship work is just silly.

Advice for other students:

Sometimes it takes one of these types of internships to get your foot in the merchandising door. Make sure to look for these early in your college career, you don't want to be doing an internship like this junior or senior year (in my opinion).
 
"Nothing short of amazing."
Position: Visual intern
Location: 404
Duration: 4 weeks
Review posted on 10/31/2011
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

I worked in a huge art room, with amazing access to items that I'd never had otherwise. Anthro is filled with amazingly creative people who are kindhearted and eager to teach. I learned so much more interning at Anthro than I have in an actual class room.

Advice for other students:

Make sure you take full advantage of the tasks you're performing. Don't half effort any of your work - it will only effect you in the end! Don't think that this internship is an easy one, it's a lot of learning and has a lot of creative demand. Be prepared to learn a lot about yourself and your abilities to work with others.

It's so important to take internships seriously and be as professional as possible - these people will indefinitely help you in the long run if you are!
 
"Free Labor"
Position: Visual Intern
Location: Victor
Duration: 5 weeks
Review posted on 7/21/2011
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Pros:

Find out what is really going on with the project when you can. Corporate sends a packet for the display concepts and these are interesting to look at.

Cons:

I was free labor. About half the shifts I was scheduled for I was "up for grabs" for any whatever department needed help-which meant folding clothes or marking down clearance. Everyone else who does this gets paid, except the interns. I didn't do any thoughtful work, just whatever my boss said to do. Also, dangerous working environment: no one seems to care about any sort of protection when using the chop saw, drills, etc. I was the lowest on the totem pole. The one supposed advantage was the less-than-employee discount, but I never received a discount card. My purse was always checked on the way out to make sure I didn't steal anything. The place is extremely disorganized.

Advice for other students:

Maybe it's worth the experience, but should be a last resort.
 
"You can get creative, but you don't get paid - trade off"
Position: Display and Visual Merchandising Intern
Location: Carmel, CA
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 7/1/2011
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Pros:

- I was able to creatively decorate the Anthropologie store.
- I got along really well with the assistant manager and she taught me a ton about the retail business (it's tough).
- People know Anthropologie.

Cons:

- Unpaid.
- I don't really see how this internship helps me with the entry level job search.

Advice for other students:

It is what it is. I'm guessing that the freedom/coolness of these Anthropologie branch internships depends entirely on the actual store mgmt.
 
"You get an Anthropologie discount, which is cool"
Position: Merchandising Intern
Location: Detroit, MI
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 7/1/2011
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Neutral "OK"
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I enjoyed my fellow co-workers:
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Strongly Disagree
Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Neutral "OK"

Pros:

I think this internship at Anthropologie was officially a "visual design" internship, but I basically, helped decorate the store. It's kind of a fun task and you are given some room to be creative. I also learned a bunch of stuff that I would never have thought like inventory, employee management, sales strategy, etc (just from observation).

Cons:

Anthropologie doesn't pay it's store design interns (credit or just unpaid), so that really stinks.

Advice for other students:

Know what you are getting into with this internship. If you are okay with not being paid and want to take it, make sure that the Anthropologie store manager is going to give you the creative reigns. Otherwise, I imagine you will just do crappy tasks all day.
 
"Felt like a bait and switch, or maybe I was niave"
Position: Visual Merchandising Intern
Location: Omaha, NE
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 6/1/2011
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The work I performed was interesting:
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Strongly Disagree
Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Strongly Disagree

Pros:

They do try to make it educational and talk about in-store merchandising.

Cons:

- Unpaid internship (credit).
- Anthropologie "Visual Merchandising" sounds fancy and strategic, but it's not. You basically set up the store and then help out with customers when needed.

Advice for other students:

Avoid. But then again, I don't know how to crack into the industry.
 
"Worked in Anthropologie's NYC PR dept, it was okay"
Position: PR Intern
Location: New York, NY
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 6/1/2011
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Neutral "OK"

Pros:

I really enjoyed getting my feet wet with actual PR stuff, it's demanding. Did a litte bit of media monitoring, sample traffic, media relations and worked a couple of very fun media events. Boss and co-workers were nice to me, which is always a plus.

Cons:

- Unpaid, college credit only.
- Lots of busy work.

Advice for other students:

Anthropologies provides a window into PR, but I didn't love the internship. It was okay.
 
"Worst internship ever"
Location: NYC
Duration: 16 weeks
Review posted on 5/6/2011
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Strongly Disagree

Advice for other students:

trust me, it's just the hype of the company's name. it's really not that great at all. they just want free labor.
 
"Unpaid and not that cool"
Position: Merchandising Intern
Location: New York, NY
Duration: 10 weeks
Review posted on 2/24/2011
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Neutral "OK"
My boss treated me with respect:
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The work I performed was interesting:
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I feel better positioned to gain a fulltime job:
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Overall, I was satisfied with my internship:
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Strongly Disagree

Pros:

Hmmm... not sure. Thought it would be cool.

Cons:

Worked 20 hours a week for no pay and a supposed employee discount card which never came.

Advice for other students:

Make sure you are crystal clear with your manager.
 
 
 

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