headquarters intern welcome

Target HQ is rolling out the red carpet to welcome its 2012 Summer Interns!  Headquarters will host over 350 interns this summer.  On Monday, Interns representing 42 different colleges travelled to downtown Minneapolis to begin what for many is the first day of a long-term career at Target.

Headquarters offers internships in areas like merchandising, finance and marketing.  The 10-week program involves a project and preview of what a full-time role at Target is like.  Interns gain experience solving a problem and presenting their findings to Target leadership.  Along the way they are immersed in Target culture, learning everything from what it means to “coffee” to how to give and receive feedback.

The day began with advice from Keri Jones, SVP of Merchandise Planning, and Corey Haaland, SVP of Financial Planning Analysis and Tax.  Interns listened eagerly as the two bestowed advice on making the most of the Target experience.  Next, interns received a crash course in everything Target, discussing topics ranging from W4’s to what to wear.

There’s no better way to kick off the summer than with a pizza lunch!  Interns enjoyed pizza while they met their mentors for the first time.  Intern mentors will be there every step of the way providing onboarding guidance, feedback and project advice.  More mentoring took place during the Former Intern Panel as interns listened to tips and tricks from those who had been in their shoes just a few years ago.

The day was full of excitement as the interns learned more about the summer ahead of them.  The next 10 weeks will be filled with barbecues, volunteer events, Twins games, and of course a great Target experience!

 

Learn more about Target opportunities for college students here.

  • Ethan Willinger

    June 25th, 2012

    I just had a quick question. I am currently a senior at the Eller College of Management which is the business school at the University of Arizona (GO CATS!!!!) I was just wondering if you have recruiters for your Target HQ internships (mainly marketing and advertising) that recruit at the University of Arizona? I know you recruit there for the store internships but what about for the HQ’s in Minneapolis. I ask this because my ultimate goal use to be to get into advertising for a company i truly believe in i just never grasped opportunities and im just wondering if thats because i wasnt aware of them or if i just messed up somewhere.

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  • sukie

    sukie

    June 26th, 2012

    Hi Ethan- good question! We don’t currently recruit at the University of Arizona for our HQ internships, but this fall would be a great time to check out the HQ internship options on our careers site. Thanks!

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  • Makinzie Krebsbach

    June 28th, 2012

    Hi! I recently graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University this past May with a degree in Economics Management and just moved back to Minnesota on Tuesday. I would absolutely love to work for Target and am very interested in going into marketing, communications, and/or advertising. I know that a 10-week program for interns started on Monday and I am extremely bummed I missed that chance. Are there other 10-week programs like that one that I can apply for starting soon or in the Fall? I would greatly enjoy the opportunity to go through the process of the 10-week program Target provides inters, to gain the proper expertise and experience needed to be a excellent employee and asset to the company.

    Thank you so much!

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  • sukie

    sukie

    June 28th, 2012

    Hi Makinzie- thanks for your interest in opportunities at Target! Our headquarters internship program is 10 weeks and only runs during the summer. I’d recommend checking out other opportunities for full-time positions here: http://sites.target.com/site/en/company/page.jsp?contentId=WCMP04-030889

    Good luck and welcome back to Minnesota!

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  • Makinzie Krebsbach

    June 29th, 2012

    I looked at the website you posted above. What route would you recommend me taking/applying to, since I am looking to going into marketing, advertising, and/or communications? What do you think will best fit me as a possible target employee?

    Thank you!!

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