Position Description

Spring 19' Intern - RVCA Women's Merchandising & Design
Location Costa Mesa HQ
City Costa Mesa
State/Territory California
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Requisition Number:
Human Resources
Employment Duration:
Part time
Employment Status:

Company Overview

Boardriders, Inc., is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company that designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories for Boardriders around the world. The Company’s apparel and footwear brands, represent a casual lifestyle for young‐minded people who are inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports. The Company’s Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. With approximately 10,000 team members globally, the Company’s products are sold in more than 110 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders stores and other Company‐owned retail stores, select department stores and through various e‐ commerce channels.

Boardriders is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including: Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans


**This is an un-paid, for academic credit internship**
Internship Duration: College/University course semester/quarterly dates

Boardriders, Inc. offers internships in various departments and provide college students with supervised practical experience in the workplace. You can intern in departments like Merchandising & Design, Retail Buying, Marketing, Public Relations, Operations and Human Resources to name a few.

To be considered for the Internship Program you   MUST:

  • Be a Junior or Senior currently enrolled at a college or university; or enrolled in an MBA program   AND
  • Receive academic credit for your internship   AND
  • Able to provide proof of health insurance

(Please note: Students are eligible to intern during their course dates.  Students may not begin before course date or continue past course date unless authorization letter is provided)


The Merchandising and Design intern will be exposed to all aspects of the design process, working closely with cross functional teams to gain understanding of how product is conceptualized, executed, developed, and sold in seasonally.  The intern will be exposed to various design, merchandising, and development roles such as print and color development, inspiration shopping and line planning, design cadding, line preparation for various meetings, and general day to day department functions. The intern will gain a clear understanding of the role each department plays in the seasonal design process.


  • Fashion Design, Merchandising, or Product Development Majors
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) ​
  • Corporate Active/Surf industry experience preferred
  • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop is a plus


  • Corporate discount at our campus store
  • Attend company events
  • Unlimited networking opportunities
  • Casual work environment- “shorts, flip flops and tee shirts are acceptable!”
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