2023 Undergrad Summer Internship - Merchandising (Hybrid, Full Time)

Gap Inc.
New York, New York, United States of America
04 Aug 2022
12 Sep 2022
About Gap Inc.

Our brands bridge the gaps we see in the world. Old Navy democratizes style to ensure everyone has access to quality fashion at every price point. Athleta unleashes the potential of every woman, regardless of body size, age or ethnicity. Banana Republic believes in sustainable luxury for all. And Gap inspires the world to bring individuality to modern, responsibly made essentials.    

This simple idea-that we all deserve to belong, and on our own terms-is core to who we are as a company and how we make decisions. Our teamis made up of thousands of people across the globe who take risks, think big, and do good for our customers, communities, and the planet. Ready to  learn fast, create with audacity and lead boldly? Join our team.

About the Role

Our passion is what sets us apart - we're not just here to execute, but also to learn, grow and innovate on what's next. Every summer, we invite talented rising seniors to join us for a challenging, hands-on experience in the retail industry. We designed our 9-10-week program to include many elements to help you contribute and grow during your summer at Gap Inc.

The Gap Inc. Summer Internship Program combines meaningful work experiences with exposure to different areas of our business to give interns a unique opportunity to expand their functional knowledge as well as exposure to the fast-paced retail industry. You will work on impactful projects that contribute to our bottom line, and you will have the opportunity to present to senior management. Interns who meet & exceed their individual goal plans during the summer will receive a full-time job offer to begin after graduation.  

In addition to daily work and projects we invite you to participate in fun interactive events that bring our interns together as a group throughout the summer for a variety of experiences ranging from cooking classes, executive speaker series, trivia hour, & more! 

This role requires you to work in our San Francisco or New York HQ offices, however teams are still operating under a hybrid work environment so you will not be required in office every day. Please note that work schedules and in office reporting requirements may change from time to time based on business needs.  Interns in these locations will be offered the benefit of corporate intern housing.

Our Merchandising Intern will get exposure to the buyer/merchant role at a global vertical retailer. These interns will work on a merchandising team within a specific Gap Inc. brand (Old Navy, Athleta, Banana Republic & Gap) and participate in key milestone meetings and support projects to drive the business. Past projects include identifying white space in the market for potential opportunities, running a competitive analysis on product assortment and pricing and competitive shopping with merchant teams for research and inspiration.

At the end of the summer, Merchandising interns will have the opportunity to convert into the best-in-class Rotational Management Program (RMP) after graduation.

What You'll Do

  • Please note that this role will be full time 40 hours a week from mid-June through mid-August
  • Support merchant teams in key projects throughout the summer, and actively participate in presentations to senior leadership based on findings
  • Monitor trend reporting, social channels, blogs and magazines to identify trends based on category and project needs
  • Create mood/inspiration boards with pictures and product inspiration to support project presentations & category needs.
  • Shop the competition online & in stores to collect data points on a variety of business needs by category. These needs include data on price points, customer trends, style count in store & online, promotional activity, customer profiles & target customer, flow strategies, & product performance.
  • Maintain, create, and understand weekly & monthly reports and tools used by merchant teams to understand category performance and participate in conversations and ideas to drive the business.
  • Collaborate cross functionally with key business partners to achieve goals

Who You Are

  • Undergraduate degree in progress - accepting students that graduate in December 2023 and Spring 2024.
  • Previous experience in Microsoft Excel required; other Microsoft Office programs a plus
  • Passion for retail with a strong trend point of view and customer obsession. Retail experience preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to share information to an audience with effective oral and written communication utilizing various forms of media (PowerPoint, Pinterest, mood/inspiration boards).
  • Attention to detail and an ability to work with raw data to understand customer priorities
  • Self-starter attitude with an ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong intellectual curiosity & seeks out new ways of learning in complex situations
  • In order to be considered for this position, you will need to upload your resume in PDF format when applying to this role. (Eg: LastName_FirstName Resume)
  • Use the same email address throughout our process - from applying to the role to taking the online assessment.
  • We are not able to provide visa sponsorship for this role. 

Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we've been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row. US Candidates - Non NYCPlease note that effective, June 30, 2022, Gap Inc. will no longer require any of its employees to wear face masks or require proof of COVID vaccination, unless required by local or state/provincial mandates or as part of Gap Inc's quarantine guidelines after being exposed to or testing positive for COVID. Therefore, please disregard any language in any job posting that refers to Gap Inc.'s face mask and proof of vaccination policy as said policy is no longer effective.US Candidates - NYCBeginning December 27, 2021 the City of New York requires all employees in the City who work on site to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption from the vaccine requirement is approved due to an accommodation for a disability, a sincerely held religious belief or other legally protected basis (including status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offenses).

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