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I’ve been stating that I would share more information about jobs in the sneaker industry since I created the “Sneakerhead to Boss Insider Ties: Episodes 10-19” series on YouTube. This is the first job listing I’m sharing. I hope some of you who are aspiring to enter the sneaker business beyond flipping benefit from this listing.


The New Balance one year Apprenticeship Program is all about taking young talented designers and molding them into future design stars. Our internship program, The Design Foundry, will give you the opportunity to work as part of the global design team and learn from industry veterans. You will be immersed into one of our business units that include running, speed, domestic, training, color, lifestyle and innovation. Your work at the Design Foundry will range from true inline projects to advanced concepts. You will be asked to create a portfolio project that will consist of sketches, renderings, models and prototypes. This project will take you through all the aspects of footwear design and development. You will be assigned an experienced mentor that will help you understand the many tasks involved in the design process. At the Design Foundry, you will truly have a unique experience that only New Balance can offer. Your internship will be at the Research/Design center and Manufacturing facility located in Lawrence, MA. New Balance is the only brand that manufacturers footwear in the United States. As part of your experience you will see and work in our sample room and factory. This will be a true hands on experience.


We are looking for talented and self motivated designers to be part of the New Balance team. Sketching, rendering and proficiency in illustrator is a must. We are looking for juniors, seniors or recent grads for a one year Apprenticeship starting in June.

In addition to applying online and to be considered, you must send your portfolio to

New Balance provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.