Internship Program Overview
Lowe's 2020 Summer Store Management Internship Program offers an immersive leadership assignment to undergraduate students, enhancing their understanding of the retail business world through valuable, hands-on experience with a FORTUNE 50 company. This paid summer internship program is store-based, team-centric and
customer focused. Internships begin with orientation in late May and conclude in early August. The goal of this role is conversion into a full-time management position for those that successfully complete the internship and upon candidate's graduation.
The internship will consist of a project-based assignment to broaden learning, experience, organizational knowledge, and business acumen. We are looking for people driven by potential. Dynamic individuals who are inspiring as they are inspired. Sharp minds eager to take on new challenges and recognize new opportunities. Great collaborators who understand the power of "we". People who push the boundaries of what's possible.
During the 10-week program, interns will gain an in-depth understanding of the Assistant Store Manager (ASM) career opportunity, through guided practical application. Interns will work closely with a mentor and manager while leading the different departments and functions that drive a multimillion dollar business. The ASM is primarily responsible for overseeing operations that facilitate the store’s ability to drive profitable sales and provide superior customer service. Activities for which this role is responsible include but are not limited to product display, pricing and signage, area recovery, freight flow, inventory, assembly, product fulfillment delivery, cashiers, and facility service. Responsibilities also include managing the opening and closing procedures in the store, managing the handling of cash deposits and outflow for the business, and ensuring store compliance with all safety procedures. In addition, the ASM is expected to provide full leadership over the store while acting as the Manager on Duty. Finally, the ASM is responsible for building and developing (includes recruiting, hiring, training, mentoring and coaching) a professional, engaged and talented team of managers that collectively foster an inclusive culture of efficiency and commitment to the customer experience.
Education and/or Experience
•Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with expected graduation date of May 2020, December 2020 or May 2021
•Business area of study preferred, but not required
•Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is preferred
•Strong interpersonal, analytical, organizational , and communication skills are required
•Relevant internship and retail experience is a plus, as is experience in a leadership position at work or within a campus organization
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
Lowe’s is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, genetics or any other category protected under applicable law.