Welcome Interns!

June is an exciting month for Target – it’s when we welcome our summer interns! Read on to learn more about our intern programs from the program owners themselves.

Christen, Field Campus Program Manager, Field Talent Acquisition

Jenna, HQ Internship Program Owner, HQ Campus Talent Acquisition

What internship programs does Target have?

    • We have 8 total undergraduate internship programs and 4 total graduate programs across HQ and the Field. The HQ Internship Program spans several businesses including, Target Technology Services, Inventory Management, Space and Presentation, Product Design and Development, Finance and Accounting, and Marketing for undergraduates. The graduate interns span across EDABI, Merchandising, Finance and Supply Chain (HQ and in the Field). For Field-based internships, we have the Stores Executive Internship and Fulfillment Center Operations Internship.
  • Who is involved in the planning of an internship program?
    • It might be easier to start with who is NOT involved in the internship programs! Running the each program takes a village. With Target being as large as it is, there are several moving parts and key stakeholders. From all the work behind the scenes by our HR generalists, learning and development partners, Target systems and technology experts, and Travel Services team to our frontline teams in Talent Acquisition including our recruiters and HQ and Field managers, mentors and administrative assistants. There are many teams involved in the success of our internship programs. We also partner with other Fortune 500 companies to plan joint internship events across the country. How cool is that? Through these partnerships we also ensure our interns have a place to live, a way to travel, a project, a computer (sometimes two!), access to Target’s systems, access to C-Suite leaders, critical resources…oh, and did I mention fun?! It takes an entire year of planning for a 9, 10 or 14-week program and we take every minute of it seriously because we truly want every intern to succeed.
  • How connected is Target to Universities around the country?
    • Very! It’s vital in how we secure the amazing talent we do. Whether we’re on campus at a Career Fair, or hosting our own event, we make the most of every campus visit. We love to engage with potential candidates, meet with professors and partner with Career Services teams to ensure Target, the students and the College/University benefits. While we can’t be at every campus (although that would be fun!), we are likely posting job opportunities or sourcing potential candidates from other schools.
  • How many interns are joining Target this summer?
    • Across HQ and Field, there are roughly 973 total interns joining us in summer 2017. At HQ, we have 185 total interns in 2017 across our HQ graduate and undergraduate internship programs. In the Field, there are 65 total Fulfillment Center undergraduate interns and 723 Stores Executive interns.
  • What piece of advice to you have for our interns?
    • Go for it. Be curious. Ask questions. Ask lots of questions. Really listen. Learn. Put in the work. Dig in. Drive for results. Take accountability. Get involved. Stay engaged. Remain focused. Make connections. Have fun! Most importantly, be yourself. Embrace who you are and all that you bring to the table. Our hope is that you head back to campus this fall feeling like you’ve made a real impact at Target this summer!
  • How can people stay connected to what the interns are up to this summer?
    • This blog is a good start! Also, you can follow our hashtags #TGTInterns2017 and #WeAreTarget. For HQ internal team members, we have an HQ Target Interns Community on InsideTGT with additional resources, local events and more!
  • Matthew L. Garrett

    June 13th, 2017

    I would love to get in contact with you all. I’ve wanted to work with the merchandising and design side of Target for some time now. Please reach back!

    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    June 16th, 2017

    Hi!

    We’re excited to hear that you’re interested in becoming a part of #TeamTarget! Find current openings and information about the application process here: target.com/careers.

    Thanks,
    ET

  • Maria E

    June 13th, 2017

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    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    June 16th, 2017

    Hola:
    ¡Nos alegra su interés en Target! Todos los puestos vacantes están anunciados en target.com/careers. Puede encontrar más información sobre el proceso de solicitud de empleo si visita nuestra página y busca los puestos que le interesan, o puede solicitar un puesto en persona en cualquiera de nuestras tiendas o centros de distribución.
    Gracias
    Erika

  • Armani

    June 14th, 2017

    I will work hard and I’m trying to own my own store

    Reply
  • Kenneth R. Brookins

    June 15th, 2017

    Very interested in moving forward as a Target Employee,there is room for advancement with TARGET INTERNSHIP. Hope to be considered, Thank You…

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    June 16th, 2017

    Hi!

    We’re excited to hear that you’re interested in becoming a part of #TeamTarget! Find current openings and information about the application process here: target.com/careers.

    Thanks,
    ET

  • Ward Swank

    June 15th, 2017

    I was wondering how can I enroll in to one of your 8 programs in order to become a team member of your company. I do have about 10yrs of experience working in a Warehouse environment learning every aspect of what it takes to run and manage a well trained team of employees. So please let me know how to enroll in one of your 8 programs. I’m looking forward to hear from you very soon.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    June 16th, 2017

    Hi!

    We’re excited to hear that you’re interested in becoming a part of #TeamTarget! Find current openings and information about the application process here: target.com/careers.

    Thanks,
    ET

  • Grace

    June 18th, 2017

    Hi,

    I have been trying to apply for a job on your site for 2 days. The site is not working, when I click on start application nothing happens

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    July 3rd, 2017

    Thanks for sharing your interest to join #TeamTarget. Our guest services team should be able to assist you with your application questions: 800.591.3869

  • M.Lennial

    June 21st, 2017

    I am a victim looking for an income. I will work out of my parents basement. What is your vacation policy, your retirement plan and healthcare policy? Please have your HR person stop by to interview with me. I also need to know your sustainability as a company.

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    July 3rd, 2017

    Hi!

    We’re excited to hear that you’re interested in becoming a part of #TeamTarget! Find current openings and information about the application process here: target.com/careers.

    Thanks,
    ET

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    July 6th, 2017

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  • Ayesha Jones

    July 12th, 2017

    Good work

    Reply
  • Dina Almodares

    July 16th, 2017

    Dir sir /madam
    I am interested in joining the internship program. I aspire to develop my skills through a large company and have a great reputation like Target

    Reply
  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    July 18th, 2017

    Hi!

    We’re excited to hear that you’re interested in becoming a part of #TeamTarget! Find current openings and information about the application process here: target.com/careers.

    Thanks,
    ET

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    July 17th, 2017

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  • Pulse Blog Administrator

    Pulse Blog Administrator

    July 18th, 2017

    Hello,
    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! Our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.
    Thank you,
    Erika

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