Our vision at Petco is
Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World.
We’re making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.
From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, the ideal Petco interns are individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. The Petco Internship program aims to create exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment as our interns begin careers in their chosen fields.
Petco Animal Supplies Stores, Inc. has a paid summer internship available in its Product Design & Development Department. This internship, based in San Diego, CA, will focus on providing the opportunity to investigate career opportunities in this field of interest with hands-on professional experience prior to graduation. This intern will have the opportunity to choose from several projects based on his or her professional area of interest.
Project may include work in the following areas:
- Follow a few key projects through the design process – process improvement opportunities
- Responsible for the complete design of at least one key project which is inclusive of multiple SKUs
- Cross functional collaboration
- Create plan-o-grams with various product categories when reviewing new programs with product developers
- Work on projects to include research, compile and present statistics, and present recommendations
- Propose solutions for department or company issues
- Write internal communications
What to Expect:
This intern position is 30-40 hours per week for approximately three months, from May through August 2013. Work schedule (days and times) may be flexible based on the student intern’s class schedule and existing personal commitments. When applicable, some interns may travel to various store sites, distribution centers, or corporate locations. You will be expected to deliver a professional presentation at the conclusion of the internship to peers and/or business leaders summarizing your work at Petco.
The ideal intern candidate will be organized with the ability to meet deadlines and communicate effectively. This individual will be able to work independently, sometimes without sustained coaching or guidance. Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work within strict and limiting deadlines are essential to this position. Interns must be able to make sound decisions while also being willing to ask for direction. Strong computer skills are crucial, with proficiencies in Adobe Suite: Photoshop and Illustrator, CS5 or higher in MAC, Word, Excel and Outlook. Hand drawing/sketching skills are also a must. Knowledge of and/or experience with CAC software optional. A high level of creativity and fashion trend knowledge is a requirement. Minimum GPA of 3.2 preferred.
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