Designer Brands is committed to developing the next generation of strong leaders. Want to grow a career with one of North America's largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories? An internship with Designer Brands gives students real-world experience in a growing organization.

All internships are full-time, paid positions. Students must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university, and be a junior or senior. Contact with questions.

Anne-Marie Kurtz

“The internship was a catalyst for my career in retail. I was able to network with vendors & seasoned professionals within my industry. With my experiences, I got an insiders view of the retail industry which allowed me continue to grow & feel confident that I was going into an industry I was passionate about.” (Merchandising)

Felicia Bisconti

“Interning at DSW was like landing my first big dream job. I felt that I was truly valued and my input helped impact big and small changes through the summer. The connections I made and the exposure I received are immeasurable… Thank you DSW!” (Merchandising)

Hanna Tumbusch

“I am extremely grateful for my time as an intern at DSW where I was a direct beneficiary of the robust, and specialized internship program. During my time as an intern, I was given the opportunity to have a tangible impact on the merchandising team, learn from and communicate with the leaders of the company, and take part in the customer experience within the stores. DSW recognized my potential and offered me an internship out of college – which subsequently led to a full-time position where I now have the platform to accelerate my career. The company’s ability to educate and offer unique experiences to their ambitious interns allows each person to grow professionally, all while allowing for young professionals, like me, growth in a robust business atmosphere. I am greatly indebted to this program for giving me an invaluable framework for success.” (Merchandising)

Thomas Stopak

“My internship at Designer Brands provided me an invaluable professional experience that I could not have gotten anywhere else. During my internship at Designer Brands I received hands-on experience in my future career field doing work that had real impacts to the business. I would recommend this internship to anyone looking to work with amazing talent while improving their own professional skillset at the same time.” (Information Technology)

Claudia Zeigler

“Working at DBI as an intern gave me innumerable opportunities to improve myself and my work. I felt all the work that I was given was valued and important. Throughout my internship, I felt that the company truly embodied their four values: Passion, Accountability, Collaboration, and Humility. Anyone looking to better themselves and gain real experience while working with helpful, talented people, should strive towards an internship at DBI.” (Information Technology)