Merchandising Internship


Weissman is a family-owned company specializing in the design and manufacturing of dancewear and costumes for recitals and performances. Weissman employs hundreds of people at its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, and produces much of its inventory at its adjoining factory. Weissman sells wholesale to businesses, and also direct to consumers under Dancewear Solutions. House brands include Weissman costumes and Balera dancewear. Its products are sold domestically and around the globe.

Founded over 60 years ago by Rose and Julius Weissman, Weissman is an industry leader in design quality, technology and customer relations. Its network of dance professionals—including studio owners, dance teachers, students, parents, coaches and career dancers—is vast, loyal and continues to grow.

Weissman is dedicated to providing the best quality costumes at the best prices, but its commitment to care doesn’t stop there. Employees enjoy a creative work environment that fosters interaction and innovation. Thanks to an open floor plan and on-site production facility and distribution center, every team—from planning to marketing—can take part in the creation of our one-of-a-kind designs. We are also devoted to our local dance community, sponsoring National Dance Week in St. Louis every year, as well as a host of other local and national non-profits.

Ready to join the Weissman team—one of the world’s most respected names in the dance industry? View our current job opportunities below, and apply now!

Job Description: Merchandising Internship: Summer 2023

Our Weissman Summer Internship is a 10 week program based in our St. Louis office. Participants of our intern program will gain valuable hands-on experience to include, but not limited to, industry training, cross-functional departmental exposure, and a final project presentation at the end of the summer.

Dates: May 29th, 2023 - August 4th, 2023 (10 Weeks, Paid Internship) Application Deadline: March 17th, 2023


● Full-time, paid internship

● Potential eligibility for full-time position upon completion of degree

● Compile and present a summer project to company leaders

● Real world experience within the fashion industry

● One-on-one partnership from a mentor who wants to see you succeed

● Orientation to introduce you to the company, St. Louis, and your fellow interns

● Attend professional seminars designed to enhance your development

● Exposure to our leadership team through our Leadership Luncheon

● Outside of the office, networking activities throughout St. Louis

Position Summary: Weissman Intern is responsible for providing administrative assistance and organizational support to the corresponding department. Interns are assigned a mentor within the department to collaborate with throughout the program. Interns have a primary focus on completing a project with partners from cross-functional teams. At the end of the summer, the final project will be presented to the leadership team. After successful completion of the internship, there is an opportunity to become eligible for full-time employment.

Merchandising Intern Responsibilities:

Merchandising Project: Work with their assigned mentor as well as collaboratively with other department interns, to develop costume or dancewear garments for our line that reflect the Weissman brand. This process will include roadmapping, sketch selection, prototype review and cost engineering, finalization of colors/sizes, and product positioning. Upon successful completion, styles are eligible for consideration of being adopted into our final line.

Administrative and Organization Support: Responsible for tasks such as data entry, organization of samples and supplies, catalog and website proofing, etc. to gain hands-on experience within Merchandising systems and tools, familiarize themselves with product, and offer support to the Merchandising department.

Competitive Analysis: Assist with the creation and execution of the Merchandising Competitive Analysis presentations to gain knowledge about competitor brands, product offerings and identify possible assortment opportunities.

Sales Analysis: Complete sales analysis projects including color analysis, size analysis, web search term analysis, promotion analysis, survey score analysis, etc. to gain hands-on experience within Merchandising systems and tools, gain Microsoft Excel experience, and offer support to the Merchandising department.

Ad Hoc Project Support: Involved in the creation and execution of projects as needed to enhance their learning experience.

Managing Timelines: Meet all internal Merchandising and internship curriculum deadlines. Present final Merchandising project at conclusion of internship with cross-functional partners.

Skills & Expertise:

Organized: Strong organizational ability, including time management

Detail Oriented: Ability to execute tasks and projects thoroughly and with accuracy

Work Ethic: Determined, highly motivated and disciplined in their approach to work

Flexibility: Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment

Professionalism: Reliable, accountable and reflective of Weissman’s values

Excellent Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills

Strong Computer Skills: Ability to operate in Google systems, minimal Google Suite/Microsoft Excel skills

Strong Visual Skills: Creative formatting skills for visual presentations and recaps

Team Player: Works well in a collaborative team environment where diverse ideas and points of view and add value. An active contributor amongst team members.


Currently enrolled in a college or university; Sophomore year or above.

● Working towards a degree in Business or a related field - ideally specific to retail or Merchandising.

● Proficiency in Google Suite, Microsoft Suite is a plus.

● Ability to relocate to St. Louis, Missouri for the summer.

● Knowledge of dance or activewear is a plus.

● Available to participate in our full-time internship program from the end of May/June to August 2023. Work Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.

● Eligible to work in the US without restrictions.


● Please submit your cover letter along with your resume to be considered for this role.

No calls please.

To apply, please email