Summer Internship - Merchandising

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 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
  •  Innovative thinker
  • 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

Eligibility 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)

Interk 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: 15553 

Location: Corporate Office 

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis