a little about us…

We don’t want you to blend in – we challenge interns or trainees to stand out and make a difference. With a team and results-driven culture, we are dedicated to supporting growth through training and hands-on experience. So if you like a challenge, some serious responsibility and a lot of fun, keep reading!

real work

During our internships or full-time trainee program, we do not waste time. Whether you're an art intern designing graphic tees or a software engineering intern working on the Kohl's App, you'll be an integrated part of the team on day one. No intern gloves.

not boring

Sometimes top trainers stop by to do a squat challenge or we have a fashion show in the auditorium. Other times it’s simply volunteering with your team. Work hard, play hard is a concept we know well.

we pay you

How much you say? Competitive doesn’t even cut it. Interns and trainees work 40 hrs/wk for 8-10 weeks over the summer. That’s a lot of dough! Oh, and did we mention more than 70% of our interns are offered a full-time job for after they graduate? How does walking into senior year with a job waiting sound?

we give back

We partner with the community not because we have to, but because we love to. Kohl’s is committed to making a difference; it’s in our DNA. So, when 150 interns spend a day making bookmarks or playing basketball at the Boys and Girls Club, they’re loving every minute of it.

interview process steps

Click below to read some Pro Tips on our internship interview process that will make it easy to know what to expect.

our locations

headquarters

Brew City, Cream City, America's Fresh Coast, or City of the Festivals; no matter what you call it, we simply call Milwaukee  home.  In the heart of the Midwest, our headquarters remain in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin - a suburb of Milwaukee - since we were founded in 1962. With all of the perks of small town living and the convenience of big city life close by, we get the best of both worlds.

Our corporate campus offers amenities like a walk-in health clinic, a fitness center, on-site daycare and banking to allow you to take care of the little things while you're at work. Associates can get their morning latte from baristas who serve up a favorite local roast, dine at one of our on-site cafes run by a restauranteur legend and grab a take-home meal on their way out the door. Kick back in a variety of work spaces beyond your desk; from our outdoor patio to an armchair next to a cozy fireplace (we do live in Wisconsin afterall!) work wherever your creative juices flow.

Kohls corporate headquarters

new york design office

Located on Fifth Avenue in the heart of the fashion district, we are just minutes from Bryant Park and Times Square. Whether you’re working on a pre-season launch in our spacious PR suite or taking in the city views from the outdoor balcony, our state of the art building will ensure your creativity is flowing!

Kohls newyork design office

innovation center

In Silicon Valley, you won’t have to look far to find the Kohl’s team of innovators and technology gurus working on the next big thing. Kohl’s digital center in Milpitas, California, puts us in the fast-paced technology industry and in close proximity to key technology partners. This creative environment is home to passionate associates, dedicated to seeking out and implementing the technology that will revolutionize the customer experience.

Kohls  innovation center

photo studio

A short drive from our corporate headquarters in Milwaukee, you’ll find a dedicated team of nearly 40 photo teams putting their creative talents to work on imagery that shows up everywhere from weekly ads to nearly every element of Kohls.com. Inside our Kohl’s photo studio you’ll find 35 photo bays, a digital photo lab, fully equipped carpentry shop, 2,000 square foot prop room, SEVEN makeup areas and a rooftop patio. It’s where all of our creative magic happens behind-the-scenes!

Kohls retail stores

retail stores

Chances are good you've been inside a Kohl's store. So why are we bothering to put it on here? Because the store is the heart and soul of what we do. The associates who work here represent what our customer sees firsthand and the work they do represents Kohl's more than any other space. No gray cubicles here; you're directly involved in the day to day of our business.

Kohls retail stores

credit & call centers

No matter if you work in our credit or distribution centers, you’ll ensure our customers are well taken care of. You will be well taken care of too - each location offers amenities such as on-site walk-in clinics, catered cafeterias and a variety of other fun activities from karaoke to basketball.

Kohls credit & call centers

see what our associates have to say

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we know what you are thinking...

I'm interested in an internship at Kohl's, but my school isn't on your events list - how can I apply?

If Kohl's is not going to be on your campus, or you missed us, you can join our Talent Network . This is not an application, but it's the best way to connect with us! If you are passionate about learning more about an internship at Kohl's, you can also reach out to your school's Career Services Center and ask for their guidance on how to apply.

I'm not yet a junior status undergraduate - am I eligible to be an intern?

It's never too early to start thinking about where you want to intern! Because our internship program is conversion-based (we offer most interns full time jobs when they complete their summer here) we are looking for students who will intern between their Junior and Senior years.

If you are a freshman or sophomore and interested in an internship at Kohl's, we would still love for you to come talk with us on campus and learn more about our positions and our annual Sophomore Career Expo!

When do your internships take place, and how long do they last?

It's never too early to start thinking about where you want to intern! Because our internship program is conversion-based (we offer most interns full time jobs when they complete their summer here) we are looking for students who will intern between their junior and senior years.

If you are a freshman or sophomore and interested in an internship at Kohl's, we would still love for you to come talk with us on campus and learn more about our positions and our annual Sophomore Career Expo!

Are Kohl's internships paid?

Yes! All internship programs at Kohl's are paid positions.

Can I get school credit for an internship at Kohl’s?

Yes, absolutely! We just ask that your campus contacts reach out to us directly and we can provide the information necessary for you to get credit.

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