2023 Summer Intern: Walmart Merchandising Undergra...

2023 Summer Intern: Walmart Merchandising Undergrad Intern

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Business Operations
  • Job Function -
  • Employment Type Intern/Co-Op/Grad (Trainee)
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition WD1253486

What you'll do at

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

A Merchandising Internship means an opportunity to explore a career as part of the world’s largest retailer!  We are looking for students who are strong problem solvers who can deliver solutions to complex, challenging problems. You will learn the core merchandising business as well as the support functions of Merchandising (such as Private Brands, Sourcing, Merchandising Execution, and Replenishment).  

The Internship: Held over an 11-week period during the summer of 2023 for students in their penultimate year of college. The paid internship will prepare associates for a career in Merchandising. Work on a meaningful project, network with industry experts, and develop your skills at the Fortune 1 as you explore Northwest Arkansas at our HQ!

What is Merchandising at Walmart? See below!

Data and Digital Acumen: Leverages data analysis tools to explore simple data, performs basic statistical analysis, derives insights, and creates basic reports. Uses visualization tools to represent data and construct coherent stories to influence decisions. Identifies, implements, and drives technology change within scope of work.

Shopper/Customer Experience: Owns the execution of customer communication and education programs in stores. Collaborates with the modular team. Owns search queries for an assigned category. Ensures the quality and accuracy of product page content. Follows taxonomy guidelines. Collaborates with Site Merchandising to run campaigns on the Walmart.com home page as planned. Implements rules to filter what appears in search results for shared search terms as needed.

Budgeting & Forecasting: Supports category finances by tracking performance against organizational financial targets. Creates sales reports that analyze sub-category performance against overall business results as needed. Supports forecasting as assigned. Provides input on budgeting at the sub-category level or below. Coordinates with planners/business analysts to determine financial plans and inventory purchase amounts.

Features and Promos: Develops and executes approved proposals for features across stores and online channels. Implements themes for monthly category features. Supports decisions on recommended modular strategies.

Modular & Assortment: Supports the implementation of modular layout principles for a category along with the modular team. Supports walkthrough execution, owns necessary adjustments based on post-walkthrough analysis, and makes recommendations. Supports decisions on corporate quantities of committed-buy and allocated items and quantities to be shared. Advises on sharing of items and item replenishment. Supports determination of the finalized modulars.

Category Administration: Supports merchants with the resolution of supplier issues and supports the setup of new suppliers for stores and online. Obtains missing, item-related information from suppliers and/or distributors to ensure items are correctly set up. Supports activity planning, store trainings, and store communications.

Business Execution: Supports the execution of business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs. developing and communicating. Develops and communicates business plans and priorities. Removes barriers and obstacles that impact performance. Provides resources Identifies performance standards. Measures progress and adjusts performance accordingly. Develops contingency plans. Demonstrates adaptability and supports continuous learning.

Strategic Initiative Support: Executes key business strategies and communication platforms by managing cross-functional initiatives that impact store and corporate processes. Manages merchandising programs and initiatives, customer and company communications, and associate training content. Makes recommendations for system support developments. Recommends merchandise priorities. Provides insight to senior management and other business partners on key issues and opportunities to drive the business. Translates merchandise strategies for assigned departments into executable programs.

Office Environment: Corporate, in-person internship

U.S. Hub Locations: Bentonville, AR  


Desired Majors: General Business, Retail/Buying, Economics, Accounting/Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship  

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Must be enrolled in a Bachelors degree program currently 

  • Expected graduation date between December 2023-August 2024 

  • 0-1 years of full-time relevant experience (excludes internship and research-based roles) 


Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Primary Location...

2101 SE SIMPLE SAVINGS DR, BENTONVILLE, AR 72712-4304, United States of America

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

Walmart, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer- By Choice. We believe we are best equipped to help our associates, customers, and the communities we serve live better when we really know them. That means understanding, respecting, and valuing diversity- unique styles, experiences, identities, abilities, ideas and opinions- while being inclusive of all people.

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options, including vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans, life insurance and more
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents
  • Parental Leave
  • Pay during military service
  • Paid Time off - to include vacation, sick, parental
  • Short-term and long-term disability for when you can't work because of injury, illness, or childbirth

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to specific plan or program terms. For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.com/Benefits.

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