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.
Step 1
Find out when we'll be at a Career Fair or other event on your campus and make plans to be there! You'll get to talk to one of our recruiters or business representatives (the people that actually work in the area you're interested in)!
Missed step 1?
So we're not coming to your school - or you missed us when we were there. No biggie. Click the ‘submit interest’ button at the top or bottom of this page and fill out your info. We'll reach out to you directly if your interests seem like they align with one of our positions!
Step 2
Face to face is the most common way we conduct first round interviews, but thankfully we live in a digital world and have the option to set up a live video call using your computer's webcam or your mobile device. Our recruiting team selects candidates based on their experience, interests and passion.
Step 3
Your final interview will take place in person, typically at the same place your internship is located. Pro Tip: Don't be nervous. (Easy for us to say, right?) We're looking for people with passion and an interest in making a difference in retail and at Kohl's.

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.

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!

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.

efulfillment centers

Want to be where all the action is? Kohl's eFulfillment Centers help move products around the country to our customers, whether it be to their doorsteps or to our stores. These facilities are climate controlled and use state of the art technology, with locations in Maryland, Ohio, California, Texas and our newest in Indiana. Interns here learn leadership management through a rotation between different departments within distribution.

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.

credit

Associates at our Credit Centers make a difference in the lives of our customers by answering questions about an order, ensuring a customer's Kohl's charge card is safe from fraud and by developing more efficient processes. Located in Dallas and San Antonio in Texas and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we offer internships in leadership management, as well as financial or decision analytics, and business reporting.

See what our associates have to say “The biggest difference between the culture at Kohl's and the other retailing internship I considered was the expression of associate contentedness. Everyone, and I mean everyone, comes to work excited and ready for challenges at Kohl's and that's the type of environment that any aspiring professional would appreciate.”
Bryan M. Merchandise Analyst Intern
See what our associates have to say “One of the main reasons I accepted this internship is because I really appreciate the culture that Kohl's stands for...The supervisors always leave room for open communication and really want to be there to help associates succeed. All of the managers that I interviewed with had such a positive, fun attitudes. They were cracking jokes during the interview and really showed me that companies can have fun and still get their work done.”
Jocelyn S. Leadership Management Intern
See what our associates have to say “I chose Kohl's for my internship because I was so impressed by the people and the culture of Kohl's as I went through interviewing. I also love that Kohl's allows us to work in the fashion industry, but with such high values that are apparent throughout the company. I feel truly lucky to be at a company where people have a life outside of work, but still have the same passion for their products.”
Rachel L. Product Development Intern

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