Lids Sports Group Merchandising Internship


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10555 Lids Way
United States of America



LIDS Sports Group Internship Program

The LIDS Sports Group Internship Program offers students an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in a variety of professional disciplines. In order to be considered for any internship position, applicants must be rising college sophomores through graduate school students.

Program Description:
LIDS Sports group offers a college internship program that provides a 10-week full-time summer internship opportunity with preference given for students pursuing degrees in Retail Management, Accounting/Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Business and Fashion Merchandising. During their internship, students will work at the LIDS Corporate Office in Zionsville, IN under the guidance of mentors while engaging in real career-related activities. Students will have the opportunity to present their business project to the LIDS Leadership team and other key members of the organization that summarizes their experiences and business recommendations at the end of each program.  The program is designed to complement and expand the students’ classroom education and offers an opportunity to gain marketable career experience.


What to Expect as a Merchandising Intern:

This internship will provide you with a holistic understanding of retail as you interact with internal departments outside of your primary role in buying and planning.


  • Develop adhoc reporting to analyze performance, support recommendations, and communicate cross functionally
  • 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 such as:
    • Helping develop an assortment plan and allocation strategy for a particular product
    • Building out a sales and receipt flow plan for key items
    • Propose company-wide promotions while supporting them with the sales and margin impact
  • 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

Minimum Requirements



For consideration to participate in the internship program, an applicant must have a 3.0 GPA and either a full-time student pursuing a baccalaureate or higher degree in a business-related field at an accredited college/university or attending an accredit 2-year college/university. A selected student must begin the internship on one of the scheduled dates listed below:

  • Summer 2019 Start/End Dates:  June 3rd – August 9th, 2019


Internship students will be paid hourly. LIDS Sports Group Internship Program does not provide any housing allocation. Participants are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation.