Sourcing 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: Sourcing 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 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

  • Increased textile and garment production knowledge

  • Work with a multicultural team

  • Exposure to our leadership team through our Leadership Luncheon

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.

Sourcing Intern Responsibilities:

Internship Project: Works closely with cross-functional interns to develop a costume or dancewear garments for our line that reflects the Weissman brand. Assists and recommends raw materials to be used in order to meet the stretch, aesthetic, cost, and MOQ/MCQ requirements for the business.

Raw Material Library: Assist in the upkeep of the raw materials closet, filing and organizing bulk headers, development header and lab dips.

Projects: Partner with the team to complete various projects and day to day tasks, including an Annual Shade Band Project

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

Skills & Expertise:

  • Knowledge of Texture, Color, and Fabric: Basic understanding of fabric qualities, types of various textures, and strong eye for color and print.

  • Interest in Fashion Trends: Knowledge and enthusiasm about current fashion trends in relation to dancewear. Constantly looking for the latest and greatest customer appropriate trends to stay competitive.

  • Detail Oriented: Displays high organizational skills in order to balance multiple projects. Possesses meticulous attention to detail.

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

  • Flexibility: Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment. Flexible and adaptable to change; possess a strong work ethic as well as the ability to multitask, problem solve, and generate new ideas.

  • Excellent Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate with colleagues with respectful behavior and a positive attitude.

  • Strong Computer Skills: Proficient in excel and Google


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

  • Working towards a degree in Fashion/Apparel Design, Fashion Merchandising, Retail and Supply Chain Management or related field

  • 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.

  • Portfolio links and additional attachments are a plus.

No calls please.

To apply, please email