Lifestyle Footwear Materials and Design Internship

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New Balance has a history of 100 years of enduring performance and is still running strong today. Part of what makes New Balance so unique is our commitment to making products that not only provide performance, but also superior fit and comfort. The same attention that is placed on our athletic shoes and apparel is also placed on our associates. New Balance thrives because of the passion and dedication of the people we hire. We rely on our associates to match our enthusiasm for the business and to help drive consumers to move further, faster and more frequently. We seek associates who are always on the move. Associates who push themselves forward and are motivated to move New Balance forward. Ask yourself: Are you ready to move the world?




The New Balance Lifestyle team is looking for an intern with a graphic design background and a passion for sneakers and fashion. This role has many creative elements and they will be responsible for graphic design, layout work and creating spec sheets for colors and materials.


Concept, Color and Materials 

  • Analyze the competitive market
  • Create mood boards to convey trends, color and material forecasts
  • Swatches and labels colors/materials
  • Assists with photography and digital cataloging of materials
  • Keeps track of excel spreadsheet of color codes
  • Keep track of relevant blogs/social media/websites to help spot, support and predict trends 


  • Reformats Adobe Illustrator tech package files
  • Creates and uploads quarterly PowerPoint line plans with images and copy
  • Assists in setup for product design reviews
  • Designs deck layouts for product reviews and milestone meetings
  • Coordination of Global design cloud server
  • Assists with sample management
  • Loads files in PPM
  • Keep track of calendar and sends outs weekly calendar snapshot emails
  • Assists in building color CADS



  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Must be proficient in Excel
  •  Excellent communication skills required.
  • Strong time-management skills with the ability to meet deadlines.


New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.


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