Posted on: August 19, 2021 | Job#: 372137-590240020131

Undergrad Summer Internship - Merchandising

Intern | New York, NY, US 10013

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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 team is 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

Every summer, we invite talented rising seniors to join us for a challenging, hands-on experience in the retail industry. The ten-week Summer Intern Program is based in San Francisco and New York.

The Internship Program combines meaningful work experiences with exposure to different areas of our business to give interns a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge of the retail industry and determine whether they would like to pursue a career at Gap Inc. after graduation. As an intern, you will get to meet our senior executives and leaders in Merchandising. You will work on impactful projects and you will have the opportunity to present to senior management. We invite you to participate in events, such as hanging out at a baseball game, happy hours, local excursions, volunteering in the community, etc. 

Our Merchandising Interns 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 participating in key milestone meetings and supporting 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.

What you'll do

  • 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.

Who you are

  • Undergraduate degree in progress - accepting students that graduate in December 2022 and Spring 2023.

  • 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.

  • Ability to share out 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 & willingness to learn 

  • Please note that it is important that you use the same email address throughout our process - from applying to the role to taking the online assessment.

  • Upload your resume in PDF format ('Last name/First Name Resume')

  • This role may require you to be in the office on a full-time or occasional basis. Pursuant to Gap Inc.’s policy, all employees who enter Gap Inc.’s San Francisco, New York, and Albuquerque office buildings after September 7, 2021 will need to be vaccinated, unless an exemption from the vaccine requirement due to an accommodation for a disability or for a sincerely held religious belief is approved.

Notice to applicants in San Francisco: Gap Inc. and its related brands will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. The Fair Chance Ordinance is provided here: English Spanish Chinese Tagalog

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.

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