My Trip to Minneapolis

Eighteen hours and roughly about 1,200 miles—these are the time and distance that took me to drive to Minneapolis from my suburban home near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I still vividly remember checking my car dashboard and looking up one more time to say good-bye to my mom before departing for my summer internship at Target HQ. When I left home with an excited heart, I did not realize how much I would learn from just the drive to Minneapolis. The two biggest lessons I learned were dealing with a sense of uncertainty and expanding the horizon of my interests. I have always been a planner. Whether it is merely going to grab a lunch or hanging out with friends, I had to make plans.  In hindsight, I think it was a way of coping with my sense of uncertainty about the future. From the trip, I realized that sometimes I have to […]

My Target Internship: Michael

Target offers Store Executive, Distribution, HQ Undergrad and HQ Graduate internship opportunities.  Want to learn more?  Michael, a Store Executive Intern, shares his experience below. • Name: Michael S. • Lives in: Upper St. Clair (Pittsburgh), PA • College year: Penn State University, Class of December 2017 • Why did you decide to do an internship at Target? I decided to do this internship with Target because it seemed like it would be a great experience with an even better company that would help me to build essential business and leadership skills. • Which Target team(s) will you be working with this summer? What is your role? My role as an executive intern means I will be working with all the different teams throughout the Target store to gain insight and experience with each over the 10 week program. This will hopefully prepare me to lead the store and different teams throughout the final couple weeks […]

My Target Internship: Jabari

Target offers Store Executive, Distribution, HQ Undergrad and HQ Graduate internship opportunities.  Want to learn more?  Jabari, an HQ intern in Technology, shares his experience below. Name: Jabari Lives in: White Plains, NY College year: 4th year at SUNY New Paltz Why I decided to do an internship at Target:  This is my second summer at Target. The first time I chose to intern here was because I had the opportunity to meet several recruiters and visit the headquarters. The Target representatives demonstrated to me Target had a great company culture, and there was a lot of new technology to be learned. After my first summer, I can say that Target exceeded my expectations. The laid back, but still hard-working and productive tech culture was everything that I imagined and more. Through that experience, I have learned skills that have jumpstarted my professional career. I chose to come back because […]

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 […]