Posted on: August 2, 2019 | Job#: 288718

Undergrad Summer Internship - Merchandising

Intern | Two Folsom, San Francisco, CA, US 94105

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About Gap Inc.

Our past is full of iconic moments — but our future is going to spark many more. Our brands — Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, INTERMIX and Hill City — have dressed people from all walks of life and all kinds of families, all over the world, for every occasion for more than 50 years.

But we’re more than the clothes that we make. We know that business can and should be a force for good, and it’s why we work hard to make product that makes people feel good, inside and out. It’s why we’re committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. If you're one of the super-talented who thrive on change, aren't afraid to take risks and love to make a difference, come grow with us. 

About the role

Every summer, we invite talented rising seniors to join us in our headquarters offices for a challenging, and engaging experience in the retail industry. The ten-week Summer Internship Program runs in San Francisco.

The Summer Internship Program combines meaningful work experiences with significant exposure to different areas of our business. It also provides a path for expanding knowledge of the retail industry and exploring a career at Gap Inc. after graduation. As an intern, you will meet and collaborate with our most senior executives in retail and technology. You will work on individual projects as well as jumping in on projects with your team. You will even be asked to present to senior management at the end of the summer.

You will quickly learn that we work hard…but we also play hard! We will invite you to many events, such as hanging out at a baseball game, happy hours, local excursions, and of course volunteering in the community.

Our Merchandising Intern will get exposure to the buyer/merchant role at a global vertical retailer. This intern will work on a merchandising team within a specific Gap Inc. brands (Gap, Banana Republic, or Athleta), 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 blogs and magazines to identify trends based on project needs
  • Create mood/inspiration boards with pictures, magazine tears, and product samples to support project presentations
  • Keep samples organized and up to date for use in presentations, visual set-ups, and seasonal marketing materials
  • Shop the competition to purchase samples and collect data points as requested by merchant team (price points, styles per store, promotional activity, customer profiles, flow strategies, product performance)
  • Maintain, create, and understand reports and tools used by merchant teams to support requests and participate in conversations and ideas to drive the business.

Who you are

  • Undergraduate degree in progress - accepting students that graduate in December 2021 and Spring 2022.
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Previous experience in Microsoft Excel required; other Microsoft Office programs a plus
  • Strong organizational and planning skills to ensure timely and accurate execution of responsibilities.
  • Strong ability to identify and execute priorities with a sense of urgency.
  • Handle multiple tasks and manage time effectively to satisfactorily meet deadlines
  • Strong communication and presentations skills.
  • Ability to present information in a concise, productive manner utilizing various forms of media (magazine tears, PowerPoint, Pinterest, mood/inspiration boards).
  • Ability to manage large data sets and extrapolate information based on the data
  • Demonstrated interest in the fashion industry & retail experience preferred

Benefits at Gap Inc.

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy, 30% off at Outlet and 25% off at Athleta 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.*
  • See more of the benefits we offer.

*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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