The Teen Fashion + Beauty Institute (F+BI) exposes teens to various careers in the fashion industry, connects them with industry professionals and prepares them to market themselves as future fashion icons. This 8 month, 2 part Institiute provides career education and work experience. Student interns will learn about industry trends, connect with industry professionals and prepare to market themselves as future fashion gurus.
Teens participating in Albany High School’s Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP) or have a flexible schedule and are able to enroll in the program or enrolled in one of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs may apply to participate in this Institutes. Through Fashion + Beauty Institute student interns are exposed to careers and work experiences in the fashion + beauty industries from apparel design to personal styling to graphic design to hair styling and product creation and more. Once enrolled students will be interns of Mission Accomplished Transition Services. Student interns will participate in an extensive mentorship program to prepare to work on a fashion or beauty related project alongside industry professionals.
The Institute addresses the barriers to the fashion and beauty industries, particularly for Black Indigenous People of Color, by providing aspiring teen fashion and beauty professionals with the necessary knowledge, experience and connections to prepare themselves to follow their desired path while making an impact in their communities.
Weekly interactive and student centered workshops are developed and delivered in partnership with industry professionals.
Time commitment: 6-9 hours per week (October – June)
Days of the Week: 4pm-7pm, every Wednesday + Thursday
- work two times per week at our office
- some weeks, work remotely one day from home or other location
The Institute includes 2 parts:
Part I, the Institute (October – January). Student interns will:
- learn industry language
- foster stronger relationships with industry peers
- experience a professional learning environment while fostering an industry specific learning community
- whether or not the industry, organization, or professional role is a good personal and professional fit for them
- strengthen their business etiquette skills and knowledge
- learn about the career journeys and requirements from industry professional
Part II, the work based learning experience/internship (January-June). Student interns will:
- work on a project in partnership with a local company in the fashion, beauty, construction, mural painting or interior design/decorating industry.
*Project is dependent on the Institute they enroll in*
- foster relationships with industry peers and professionals
- experience a professional work environment
- enhance project management and execution skills
- identify whether or not the industry, organization, or professional role is a good personal and professional fit for them
- industry experience
- enhance professional network
- Develop team building skills
- Develop public speaking and professional writing skills
- Shadow local business leaders in their desired trade of interest
- Gain access to local inspirational industry professionals