Apparel Design Internship

📍 Cary, NC

💼 Internship

About ChicknLegs

ChicknLegs is a sports apparel company. We were born out of love for long distance running, but our products are loved and enjoyed by all kinds of athletes! We make fun, comfortable and affordable running apparel. You can find our products on our website,, where we ship worldwide, or in retailers nationwide and some select retail stores abroad. Our vision is to help people around the world live healthy and fun lives. 

About our Team

ChicknLegs is a family business, and we want every member of the team to feel a part of our family too! Our apparel design interns are an important part of our user experience, and we want our interns to also learn and explore their potential in other areas of the business they’re interested in.

This internship gives students the opportunity to gain real work experience in a sports apparel start up! The internship could potentially lead to a full-time offer – we are eager to find the right people to join our family and help us grow the business!

About ongoing Responsibilities and Learning Opportunities

As an apparel design intern you are responsible for assisting in developing products from ideation to execution! Our previous apparel design interns were leads in the creation of new patterns and even new product lines -- the goal is for our interns to be able to make a true impact on the business and gain real work experience!

  • Develop novel products and patterns from art-to-product, including sample testing and recalibrating 
  • Involved in development processes, such as digital pattern making and technical specifications for manufacturers
  • Create apparel visualization technologies, such as CAD
  • Opportunities to create new designs and concepts
  • Investigate market trends that align with the ChicknLegs brand
  • Assist team in creating design schematics, and product line drafts
  • Work with other team members and leadership to ensure brand cohesion
  • Collaborate on ad hoc projects as assigned by leadership

About Desired Qualifications 

  • Portfolios with class work and student assignments encouraged!
  • Working knowledge creating apparel visualization mock-ups
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Working knowledge of CAD
  • Strong fashion and creative sense
  • Experience creating technical specifications 
  • Knowledge in pattern-making
  • Sketching and illustrating skills a plus
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited program, with a HS diploma or GED
  • Passionate about running, sports/fitness and apparel

Culture and Personality

  • A “can do” mentality; flexibility and reliability
  • Honest communication; give, receive, and apply feedback 
  • Enjoy and participate in fun company culture – we don't take ourselves too seriously 
  • Opportunities to grow -- we hire from within first!

About benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Schedule that meets your needs
  • Time off to study during midterms and finals
  • Employee discount
  • Workout breaks!  


Even if you think you don't meet the desired qualifications for any of our job postings, we ask that you apply for any role you’re interested in – there are many intangibles that can make you an amazing fit for ChicknLegs! 


At ChicknLegs we don’t just celebrate wins and personal records, we champion diversity! We don’t discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender including pregnancy, childbirth, and/or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, veteran status, disabilities or any other protected status. We are committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment for all our employees. These Equal Employment Opportunity policies apply to all practices relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, discipline, transfer, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.