In a Year Like No Other, Target’s Summer Interns are Rising to New Challenges
A Bullseye View | July 30, 2020
It’s been a year unlike any other, and while that means our internship programs look a little different this summer, one thing hasn’t changed. Our interns continue to develop skills and shape important work across the company as they help build brands, enhance technology and make joyful moments for guests. That joy is the reason we bring our Target teams together, and we back it up with compelling career paths and big investments in the people who bring it to life.
This year, we welcomed nearly 700 interns to programs supporting our stores, distribution centers (DCs) and headquarters (HQ) teams across the U.S. To create internship experiences that were both safe and rewarding during the pandemic, we made some important adjustments. At our stores and DCs, we shortened programs to six weeks and kicked them off later in July, giving teams extra time to plan how their interns’ work would fit into the essential role they’re playing for our guests and communities. And our HQ interns shifted to a virtual experience, working remotely with their teams to learn all about the retail business.