We believe that an internship is a valuable part of learning about the creative industry as much as it is about developing practical skills and experiencing what it's like to be part of a bustling business. We look for candidates who are friendly, motivated, eager to learn, show attention to detail and have good communication skills. Two years of study required.

Sustainability Internship

We are always endeavouring to produce our garments as sustainably as possible. One of the many ways in which we look to achieve this is through producing near zero waste. ‘Crooked Sustainable’ is the umbrella name for the products we produce in this manner and the scale of the operation has grown to the point in which we feel that an eco conscious intern could benefit both their own learning and the business. So, here we are advertising for our first ever Sustainability Intern with the possibility of an immediate start!

The chosen green fingered candidate will be required to work across a range of mediums with a wide variety of techniques. We are looking for a candidate who has at least 2 years experience using a lockstitch machine and over locker, understands pattern cutting, has excellent listening and instruction following skills and a high level of attention to detail. The role will test your knowledge of colour and composition whilst making it necessary for you to implement creative problem solving skills. 

Fashion & Textiles Internship

This internship is practical based working as a design and studio assistant to head designer, Megan Crook. She will be giving one to one tutorials throughout the placement. You may work on a variety of tasks and projects, including but not limited to: pattern cutting, grading and tracing, manufacturing and sampling, illustrating, developing concepts for new products, trend research, assisting with special projects such as commissions or developing upcoming collections for varying demographics and price points and assisting with photoshoots.

PR and Marketing Internship

Some of the tasks for this placement might include: creating content for blog posts, social media, newsletters and press releases, designing online promotions and creating new product listings for our website or affiliate sites, doing market research and developing marketing campaigns, contacting editors or assisting with organising fashion shows and photoshoots. You will also have the opportunity to assist with exhibitions, product photography, photo editing, book keeping and admin should you choose. Confident writing skills are a must!

Mixed Media & Jewellery Internship

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the business for our very first Mixed Media and Jewellery Intern to join our ranks. The lucky candidate will have the task of working with multi fibres to work with us to create and launch our first ever collection of this type.

The internship will require the ability to competently create different compositions and require an excellent eye for colour, it will give you the opportunity to get involved with many aspects in launching the new collection, not just the production but also the marketing and design process as well. It is imperative that the successful candidate has experience working with resin.


Please note all short term placements (3-6 months) are unpaid. The time invested into your training is extensive and we can not pay to teach you! Long term placements will be considered for paid piece work after a successful trial period. We do reimburse travel costs up to £10 per day to our premises in Derby city centre. 

If you are interested in our internship opportunities and would like to be part of the Crooked Knitwear Team then we would love to hear form you! Please only apply if you can genuinely commit to your agreed placement duration.

Please send your CV, expression of interest and availability to: