Five Latina Smart interns will embark upon a 10-week paid summer internship where they will receive a panoramic view of the fast-paced retail environment at Sears Holdings corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL.

Interns will document their journey in real time via Latina Smart social media channels as they shadow a series of departments and job functions to gain an understanding of the retail process from business strategy and merchandising to store execution and customer experience. During the 10-week program, interns will be exposed to vendor negotiations, advertising and promotional planning, public relations and marketing activations, inventory turnover, sales and gross margin financial analysis and creative problem solving.












Each Latina Smart intern will receive structured training, personalized career development counseling, experience-enhancing field work and priceless networking opportunities.


Must meet all requirements

Internship is onsite at Sears Holdings’ corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, IL; interns must provide their own transportation and accommodations for the 10-week internship period.

Junior status (in final summer before graduation) at 4-year college or university

Business, marketing, public relations, retail and fashion-related majors considered

Strong academic performance with 3.0 GPA; involvement in extracurricular activities

Demonstrated leadership abilities and dedication to customer service

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Highly organized with an impeccable skill to follow-through and follow-up

Highly effective written and verbal communication skills

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; can balance multiple priorities

High focus on details to drive execution

Highly creative, thinks out of the box with a an innovative mind-set

Strong PC skills, Windows-based programs, particularly Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint


Works in tandem with multiple cross-functional teams/departments; assists with departmental processes, generates and analyzes reports

Serves as brand ambassador; provides ongoing content for Latina Smart social media channels

Actively maintains awareness of products, customer preferences and competitors

Responsible for ad hoc projects that support departmental strategic initiatives

Provides analysis and feedback on current business and/or process improvements to various levels of management


Think you’ve got what it takes?

Please tell us in 200 words or less, why you are the perfect Latina Smart internship candidate. (.pdf and .doc formats accepted) and insert in the “cover letter” box

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