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Summer 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Intern

DATE:  Feb 3, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  111252
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus

If you are driven to help build a better planet through environmental, social and governance topics worldwide through a corporate structure, and have research, reporting and presentations skills, this is the internship for you!


  • Sustainability research
    • Collect and analyze information on company-wide achievements, opportunities/gaps and plans to inform responsibility reporting.
    • Research best practices and emerging trends for corporate social responsibility and present findings to team.
    • Research most common sustainability criteria used in measuring the environmental and social impact of our established goals & initiatives
  • Determine the proper criteria and questions to ask suppliers, to obtain useful and measurable data on suppliers’ emissions, environmental impact, social impact, procurement practices
  • Develop user-friendly process and dashboard for collecting data and sharing our success to the broader organization
  • Develop public-facing document briefs as assigned to help communicate target CSR efforts, results and expectations
  • As needed, support associate volunteerism program promotion and tracking and assist in executing volunteer events

Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to develop work plan, escalate questions and seek clarification when needed from management
  • Clear and concise report and summary writing capabilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Nice to have skills – familiarity with CSR concepts
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-tasking will be required


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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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