Summer Internship - Human Resources

Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46278

Store # - Mall Name:  Corporate Office

About Lids

Lids Sports Group is the largest licensed sports retailer in North America, selling fan and fashion-oriented headwear and apparel across the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. Operating out of Indianapolis, IN, our retail stores offer officially licensed headwear and apparel from collegiate and professional sports teams, plus top brands like Nike, New Era, Adidas, and Mitchell & Ness.   

We currently operate 1,200+ locations domestically and 50+ internationally, including specialty concept stores for the NBA, NHL, Paris Saint-Germain, and numerous MLB teams. In recent years, Lids has built partnerships with iconic global brands including Marvel, Playboy, and the Harlem Globetrotters, and gained ambassadors like Justin Jefferson, Quavo, and Josephine Skriver – creating a community for both sports fans and fashion lovers.   

The company is currently expanding with the goal of becoming the largest licensed brick-and-mortar sports retailer across the globe.  

Internship Program Overview

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. 

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. 

Day in the Life of an HR Intern

  • Collaborate with each HR “Center of Excellence” (Talent, Employee Relations, HR Operations, Total Rewards, Payroll) to better streamline processes across the department. 
  • Assist with HCM System Implementation projects 
  • HR Analytics and Reporting 
  • Find innovative ways to improve overall employee experience and employer brand  
  • Assist in creating a campus recruiting and engagement strategy for Fall 2022 

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 
  • Interested in HR Analytics, Reporting and Process Improvement 
  • Energetic, external facing, people person 
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once 
  • Self-starter

Internship Requirements

  • 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 be present for the duration of the internship from 6/3/24-8/2/24. This internship is on-site at our corporate office in Indianapolis. 
  • Expected to graduate between December of 2024 and May 2025 (Junior Status)

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


EEO Statement:
Hat World, Inc., Lids Holdings, Inc., dba Lids and subsidiaries is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local EEO laws. Hat World, Inc., prohibits discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on the individual's race or color, religion or creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, sex, pregnancy status, age, military status, disability, or any other protected characteristic or class protected by law. Hat World, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation for disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

Notice to Applicants:
In connection with your application, we collect information that identifies, reasonably relates to or describes you (“Personal Information”). The categories of Personal Information that we collect include your name, government issued identification number(s), email address, mailing address, other contact information, emergency contact information, employment history, educational history, criminal record, and demographic information. We collect and use those categories of Personal Information about you for human resources and other business management purposes, including identifying and evaluating you as a candidate for potential or future employment or future contract positions, recordkeeping in relation to recruiting and hiring, conducting criminal background checks as permitted by law, conducting analytics, and ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements and Company policies.

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Req ID: 15550 

Location: Corporate Office 

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis