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Summer 2022 Internship Program - Merchandising Intern (Men's & Women's) - Open to Remote

DATE:  Nov 19, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
REQ #:  125692
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Buying/Merchandising

* Please note that only viable candidates will be contacted to continue in the process.


DSW Merchant Teams research fashion trends to get the right product into our stores that our customers will love!  Our Merchants are also implementing assortment plans to maximize gross profit by coordinating sales, margin, inventory turnover, promotions, and markdowns for their specific categories by working with cross-functional partners across the business.  These partners include DSW Marketing, Transportation, Finance, Merchandising Planning, Central Planning, etc.

The Merchandising interns will assist all Merchant levels with all aspects of style (product) and purchase order processing.  At the end of the program, interns will have a better understanding of the Merchandising function within DSW.


  • Internships will begin Summer 2022 (Mid to late May) and last for 12 weeks.
  • All interns are full-time, paid positions based in Columbus, OH (hybrid – onsite & remote)
  • 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
  • This opportunity is only open to Sophomore, Junior, and Senior candidates at this time, local candidates preferred
  • Relocation and housing expenses will not be covered by Designer Brands


Qualifications and Education:

  • Knowledge of Retail Industry
  • Strong written and verbal communication, organization skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Innovative thinker
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and analytical skills needed to analyze queried data
  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Retail Merchandising, Marketing or Business-related field



Common Tools:

  • MS Excel, MS One Note, MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint


You must apply through our internal portal: 
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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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