Domestic Materials Development Intern

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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?


As the Footwear Materials Development Intern, you will assist the Domestic Development Team as they produce footwear styles from concept to commercialization for US manufacturing. 



  • Provide library support such as locating materials or vendor catalogs, organization library wares and displays, and guiding our product team members as they use the library
  • Support the materials developer in preparing seasonal trend presentations and palettes
  • Internal and external distribution of confirmed materials and colors
  • Leading the tracking & organizing of confirmed materials and seasonal color palettes
  • Assist with ordering and creating part numbers for new materials.



  • Domestic Product Development



  • By the end of the internship you will have gained a solid understanding of how footwear materials are created, produced, and implemented within domestic manufacturing.
  • You will have a hands on experience of how prototypes and production shoes are made in our domestic factories


  • Domestic Product Development Manager



  • A strong interest in footwear… materials, design, construction, and/or manufacturing.
  • Enrolled in a Bachelors program in one of the following or related fields: industrial design, apparel design, textile science, or fine arts OR recent completion of such a degree.
  • Proficient Mac computer skills including Photoshop, Illustrator, Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • You have an outgoing personality, and are comfortable speaking to all types of personalities.
  • Self motivated
  • Comfortable in a busy environment


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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