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Summer 2019 Innovation Internship Job

DATE: Jan 9, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 84651 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Innovation 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


Summer 2019 Innovation Intern


Essential Duties  & Responsibilities:

  • Assists in execution of all innovation tests in local lab store(s)
  • Researches innovative test ideas and coordinates scheduling of vendor calls to explore potential partnerships
  • Coordinates weekly design and touch base meetings by aligning schedules and owning the agendas
  • Owns and executes at least one test from start to finish – engages key stakeholders, proposes measures of success, develops execution plan, facilitates hindsight, and provides recommendation

Required Skills & Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in ambiguous, fast-paced environment


  • Knowledge of Retail Industry
  • Strong communication, organization, and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Internships will begin summer 2019 (mid-to-late May) and last for 12 weeks
  • All interns are full-time, paid positions
  • All interns must be able to pay for their own housing and transportation while in Columbus
  • Only the candidates who meet the internship requirements will be contacted for interviews
  • All interns will be required to complete a project at the end of the internship program
  • Relocation expenses will not be covered by DSW

DSW believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate against any protected class including race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (defined as genetic information or impairments related to cancer), ancestry, marital status, family care leave, military and veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or based on any protected category under federal, state, or local laws. DSW also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and associates with disabilities unless doing so creates an undue hardship, in accordance with all legal requirements. Any applicant requiring a reasonable accommodation during the application process or applicant who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should request for accommodations by asking to speak with a Store Manager, District Manager, and Regional Manager, or by contacting Human Resources at DSW will work with the individual to attempt to identify a reasonable accommodation that will not impose an undue hardship on DSW.


Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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