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Product Development Intern Summer 2021

***Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to attend our virtual Creative Panel Discussion on Thursday October 29th from 2:00PM-2:45PM CST. ***

Our panel will provide in depth information about creative opportunities within our company and answer questions from attendees. Please submit your questions in advance to Lauren Nelson and Jennifer Devine


The Bradford Group is a world leader in direct marketing and provider of limited-edition collectibles, gifts, home décor, and jewelry. Founded in 1973, we have an unyielding commitment to product quality and exceptional customer service which has helped us become one of the premier direct marketing companies in today’s international economy. Each of our business units specializes in a particular product line; together we form a focused, concept-driven whole that shares collective knowledge, infrastructure and resources. We hire top talent; we support initiative and encourage creativity. We expect to have internship opportunities on various business divisions, including our Jewelry, Home Décor, Hawthorne Villages, and Apparel teams. If you are an innovative, results-oriented individual, The Bradford Group may have an opportunity for you.


Product Development Internship – Various Teams

We are looking for candidates interested in pursuing a career in the product development field who are seeking hands-on experience. The Product Development Intern will be responsible for assisting Product Development teams with concepting new products and preparing those concepts for presentation to the company. Ideal candidates should possess strong traditional artistic and illustration skills, as well as demonstrated experience using Adobe Photoshop. This is a full-time, paid internship.


  • Assisting product development managers in concepting and developing product series
  • Preparing product for presentation to the company
  • Mock-ups, sculpture critiques, photo manipulation, and rough concept drawings
  • Research and other administrative project management tasks
Required Skills:  

  • BA, BFA, MA, or MFA, in progress or completed with a major in Art, Fine Art, Illustration, or Fashion Design, or another art-related field is required
  • Experience in a clerical and/or art/craft environment is a major plus
  • Must possess excellent organizational, project management, and communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Must be detailed-oriented
  • Knowledge of MAC/PC including MS Office and Adobe Photo Shop is required; familiarity with Illustrator and/or databases (such as File Maker Pro) is helpful

We seek results-oriented, motivated individuals with high-energy, passion, and a commitment to quality.

We are an equal opportunity employer.