Softgoods Product Development Intern

Location: Burlington, Vermont, United States


This position is no longer open.

Requisition Number: 785

Position Title: Intern

External Description:

Drawing on 30-plus years of product innovation and rider feedback, our relentless focus on innovation and quality has made Burton the world’s leading snowboard equipment and gear manufacturer. Come join our team for a summer internship opportunity to learn from the best, working in industry-leading facilities with resources at your fingertips to learn how to create and build Softgoods product from the ground up.


  • Build a strong foundation and understanding for creating commercial ready product from conception to market.
  • Assist in materials library organization and process implementation, gaining textile and trim material experience
  • Learn and work within our PLM software for spec and material database creation and management.
  • Work on selected inline projects and collaborate with cross functional teams across design, development, merchandising, and marketing
  • Work on select R&D projects through concept to commercialization sprints, practicing design thinking, rapid prototyping, consumer insight and product validation, and commercial viability.
  • Learn and understand product calendar and timelines to ensure development success.
  • Assist in the completion of new renovations at our on-site Craig’s R&D lab
  • Work directly with our Asia based R&D team and supplier base on project-based needs like prototyping, material procurement, spec and database inputs, etc. 


  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in fashion design, apparel production, engineering or other appropriate field.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years apparel design/development expertise.
  • Experience in Outdoor/Performance Apparel preferred
  • Knowledge of technical and lifestyle apparel markets.
  • Technical experience in materials, fabrications, garment construction, colors, and design processes.
  • Understanding of sourcing and costing processes.
  • Experience in conceptual garment illustration and detailed CAD or CLO illustration (a plus!).
  • Exposure to PLM, OneDrive, or SharePoint is a plus but not necessary.
  • Strong oral, written, and general language skills.
  • Computer skills: proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Solidworks (a plus!), Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to sit, stand and work on a computer for long periods of time, and work in a sometimes noisy environment
  • Team oriented, working cross-functionally with Development, Technical and Creative Design, and Merchandising.
  • Possess the ability to work independently and to be self-motivated
  • Extremely detail oriented, with strong organizational capabilities



Community / Marketing Title: Softgoods Product Development Intern

Company Profile:

EEO Employer Verbiage:

At Burton, we are a purpose-led brand rooted in snowboarding and the outdoors. We fight for the future of our people, planet, and sport. We aim to maximize our positive social impact and minimize our negative environmental impact while delivering high-quality performance products. 


As a global leader in snowboarding, we’re committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion for the long-term health of our company, sport, and community. Through these efforts, we aim to make snowboarding and the outdoors accessible to all.

Location_formattedLocationLong: Burlington, Vermont US

CountryEEOText_Description: The Burton community believes in respect for all people and the planet. We embrace and strive for a community that values differences and stands for equality and the fight to get there. Regardless of how you identify, how the world sees you, or how you play outside, please feel welcome to apply and join our community.

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