Title: Handbag Designer 101 & The Independent Handbag Designer Awards seeks Handbag Awards Event Intern
Date: 18 December 2016 | 5:00 am

is looking for Handbag Awards Event Intern

New York,
New York, United States

December 18, 2016

The Independent Handbag Designer Awards presented by Handbag Designer 101 is looking for 1-2 interns from now through the end of June (and possibly after if we have a good fit.)


Your responsibilities will be:
– Help plan our Preliminary Judging Panel event
– Work w/ our Bloggers
– Tally votes
– Organize giftbags with for both the Prelim Panel in April
– Set up bags for our Esteemed Panel
– Liaise with our Sponsors
– Make sure our invite list is up-to-date
– Liaise with our Esteemed Judges (think Kenneth Cole’s people…)
– Maintain constant contact w/ our designers and make sure they are on top of everything
– Work w/ our venue space
– Liaise w/ our caterer & beverage sponsors
– Organize volunteers for the day of
– Captain projects of day of the event and before (June 14th…)
– Be able to be on top of things so we don’t need to worry
– Make look books of the designers, sponsors and presenters
– Work w/ our photographer & videographer
– Liaise w/ our social media team to make sure all is organized
– Make sure our check-in runs smoothly


The IHDA (www.thehandbagawards.com), is now in its 11th year with partners like InStyle, Bloomingdale’s & Guess. We are responsible for discovering the next “IT” bag handbag designer from around the world and designers depend on us for this.

What we need is someone who is:
– Responsible
– Doesn’t need to be micro-managed
– Can write well & speak well
– Work well with others
– Can hold themselves when working w/ high-powered clients
– Has no ego
– Can be left in charge of a large group
– Is detail oriented
– Must be available from March to June without exception

This is a large scale of event and so if this overwhelms you, then don’t bother. If reading this gets you super jazzed and you think – I can so do this with my eyes closed and want to be exposed to top industry fashion folks and have the chance to get hooked up with something bigger – then please apply.

Make sure though you review www.thehandbagawards.com before applying so time is wasted. This internship is the real deal and you will have a lot of responsibility and our past interns have gone on to great things. You could be one of them.


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