Ringling College of Art and Design students are well into their summer internships at major organizations and companies across the country. The College’s Center for Career Services offers career assessment advice and services to help students determine what type of career and work environment would work best for them. They also provide job and internship searches that give students access to thousands of opportunities, networking support, and interviewing skills.
See what current Ringling students are working on this summer in this ongoing series: Summer Internships
Sky Chandler ’25, Illustration
“This summer I have had the privilege of interning in the art department at Carter’s in their corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. I am on the Baby Print team for Carter’s Exclusive Brands, primarily focusing on creating art for Walmart’s Child of Mine, or COM.
On a typical day, I start my morning off commuting into the office via a walk, a bus, a train,
and then another walk. Navigating public transportation in a big city has been an extremely valuable learning experience for me, and I love using my commute to spend time people-watching and drawing in my sketchbook. I arrive at the office at about eight, and get right to work!
My day-to-day duties vary depending on where we are in our production timeline. I do anything from work on researching trends, prints, and techniques for upcoming prints to spending time concepting and creating art. I spend a lot of time working on my teammates’
prints as well, whether it is recoloring, redrawing assets, or working on revisions after a meeting. It really is a team effort and I love that about Carter’s. I love that I am entrusted with actual products that will be sold in stores — I really feel as though my work and opinions matter, and that I add value to the team.
When I am not working on product to be sold in-store, I spend time working on my personal
intern project — this is a separate mock collection that I am creating on my own and will present to the entire department at the conclusion of my internship. Since the prints that I am working on won’t be out in stores until next year, this is a great opportunity for me to create portfolio pieces and put my newfound print and pattern knowledge to the test!
I also get to spend a lot of time in different meetings absorbing information, and learning more
about Carter’s and how their timeline of creating a product works from start to finish. I have the opportunity to hear from other departments and soak up even more knowledge of the apparel industry.”
Read about Graphic Design student Dave Scheele’s internship with the Washington Capitals here and stay tuned for more notes from the field from Ringling student interns.