Summer 2022 Internship - Merchandising

Date:  Nov 17, 2021

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46278

Store # - Mall Name:  Corporate Office

General Description

Looking for a game-changing opportunity to pull away from the competition and boost your career after college? We’re always interested in attracting future talent to our team. Lids offers a comprehensive internship program across multiple professional disciplines in the fast-paced world of sports, retail and fashion.

Program Details- What we can offer YOU!

Students will work at the Lids Corporate Office in Indianapolis, IN under the guidance of mentors while engaging in real career-related activities. Interns will have the opportunity to present their business projects to the Lids Leadership team and other key members of the organization. The program is designed to complement and expand the students' classroom education and offers an opportunity to gain marketable career experience. 

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Daily Responsibilities of a Merchandising Intern

  • Spend time rotating through all aspects of merchandising: buying, planning, and allocation Utilize company-wide reporting to identify trends and spot opportunities across the business
  • Develop adhoc reporting to analyze performance, support recommendations, and communicate cross functionally
  • Forecast future sales metrics utilizing principles of both art and science
  • Identify in-store allocation opportunities and systemically move product through the supply chain
  • Monitor the sports world on a daily basis to help understand how wins and losses impact our business
  • Attend important buying meetings regarding product selection, design, and style
  • Participate in real, meaningful work assignments that positively impact the company
  • Complete a summer project and present your findings and solution to our executive leadership team
  • Visit stores to analyze our product mix as well as our competitors

Who you are

  • True team player
  • Strong communicator (verbal & written)
  •  Innovative thinker
  • Proven ability to provide exceptional work and customer service
  • Proven leader and engaged student on campus
  • Passion for retail, sports and business
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Results-oriented, willingness to follow through, make informed decisions, complete tasks and problem solve
  • Uses rigorous logic and thoughtful thinking to effectively identify, address and resolve challenges
  • Demonstrated abilities in learning new skills, change/variety in work and creativity, exhibit attention to detail with high degree of accuracy

Additional Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Intern Perks
•    Competitive Pay
•    Opportunity for full-time placement after graduation
•    Participate in meaningful projects that drive business results
•    Executive exposure and mentorship
•    Professional development workshops
•    Daily collaboration with subject matter experts
•    Snack attacks, cold brew coffee on tap, sports on the TVs!
•    Casual work environment- Lids is a hat company after all
•    40% Associate discount

Job Required Knowledge & Skills


  • For consideration to participate in the internship program, an applicant must have a 3.0 minimum GPA and either be a full-time student pursuing a baccalaureate or higher degree in a business-related field at an accredited college/university or attending an accredited 2-year college/university.
  • A selected student must begin the internship on 6/6/22-8/5/22.
  • Expected to graduate between December of 2022 and May 2023 (Junior Status)


Bachelor's Level Degree in Business or Other

Reports To

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis