The inner workings of a multi-million dollar retail department store are both complex and dynamic. As a key player on a store leadership team, you’ll learn the challenges and collaborate on the solutions. Plus, you’ll get a firsthand introduction to the strategies and partnerships that will make you highly successful in this exciting, fast-paced program.
Available nationwide, the Store Management Internship will give you exposure to all facets of leading a store including customer service, merchandising, business analysis, visual presentation, store operations, colleague development, human resources, and asset protection.
Training & Mentorship
During the paid 8-week program, you will spend much of your time paired with a hand-picked Manager of Sales and Customer Experience as your mentor who will model leadership best-practices and help you grow through continuous constructive feedback. You will also have the opportunity to shadow a Manager of Operations and Visual Merchandising who will help you understand and plan product merchandising initiatives to optimize business performance. You will work through hands-on weekly assignments, have the opportunity to meet and learn from leaders from different business functions in your store and region, and work on a capstone business-driving project and presentation.
You will meet senior leaders, dig deeper into the analytical side of our business, and explore big picture retail strategies.
A Measurable Impact
As a Store Management Intern, you’ll help create a customer-focused selling environment by learning what it takes to coach and develop a team of associates. You will also help drive sales and profit through a range of different activities including: assisting in the daily operation of our stores, training and coaching associates, and analyzing trends alongside business partners who influence merchandise selections that better meet our customers’ needs. Additionally, you will complete a business-driving project & presentation demonstrating your learning throughout the program and consulting store leadership on your new ideas to grow the business.
You will be an integral part of a performance-oriented management team that encourages collaboration and learning new skills. Being a manager means you set the pace and direction of your business. You’ll have the opportunity every day to innovate and test your ideas. With a flexible schedule that considers your preferences, you are able to maximize both work/life balance and the ability to run your business effectively.
Over the summer, you’ll have many chances to interact with Store Managers, business partners, and regional leaders to gain greater insight into the structured and unstructured career paths available in our stores organization. An internship is a test run for both you and the company to determine job and culture fit. Upon successful completion of the internship, and with your store’s recommendation, you may be offered a position to join us after graduation as a Store Management Executive Development Program (EDP) trainee. EDP trainees are considered fast-track executives with the hope and expectation that they will eventually become senior leaders in at Macy’s. The EDP program is a 2 year rotational program.
First things first, to be eligible for our internship, you should be in your junior year, on your way to earning a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. A cumulative 3.0 GPA minimum is preferred. All majors will be considered for this opportunity.
Some qualities that we seek in candidates include intellectual curiosity, a positive attitude, and self-motivation. Beyond that, you should have a sincere passion for engaging with people—and the communication and organizational skills to match. Managing a team also calls for leadership experience that includes the ability to solve problems and drive results through others. Successful candidates have strong business acumen, the ability to execute plans and strategies, and a curiosity about developing a modern retail business.
Locations & Start Dates
The Macy’s Store Management Internship is offered in stores located in major markets nationwide. The program runs from June 13, 2022 to August 5, 2022