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Wouldn’t you love to bring your pet to the office and work in an environment that feels like family? Well, you can have all that and more in our home office in Phoenix, AZ. It’s part of how a career at PetSmart is the purr-fect fit for some of the best and brightest people. Learn more about our home office here.

Store Operations Internship

Location Phoenix, Arizona ID 2019-1644 Apply Now
About the Team:

There are a lot of activities that happen in our stores, so we have 2 operations teams to make sure things run smoothly: Store Operations team and Services Operations team. Store Operations leads all operations in the core section of our stores including merchandise execution, process improvement, associate engagement, live pet care, and labor optimization. Our Services group leads all the efforts for Pet Grooming, PetsHotel, Doggie Day Camp and Pet Training. Both teams work hard to take care of our associates, pets, and pet parents while also working to grow this unique piece of our business.


About the Job:

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Experience the Store Operationsfunction of the leading pet specialty retailer firsthand
  • Understand how process improvement drives in-store execution efficiencies to allow for additional customer facing time 
  • Leave your “paw” print with a project designed to make a true impact on the business
  • Present your recommendations and innovative ideas to PetSmart leaders
  • Develop and grow your skills with the support of a caring manager and dedicated mentor

WHAT WILL YOU NEED?

  • A love for deep diving into details and finding solutions
  • You excel at Excel 
  • Passion for retail - and puppies!
  • You're a great communicator
  • Design capabilities 
  • Undergraduate junior (graduating December 2020 or May 2021)

MAYBE YOUR MAJOR IS 

  • Business
  • Communication
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain
  • Leadership

About the Culture:

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • 10 week paid summer internship
  • Develop and grow your skills with the support of a caring manager and dedicated mentor
  • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
  • “Top Dog” gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
  • “Sit & Stay” Café serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
  • Starbucks cart—productivity at its finest!
  • Make a difference! Volunteer with your fellow interns during the annual “PetSmart Interns Give Back” day
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What We Do

At our home office, passionate professionals come together to focus on one thing — the love of pets. Whether it's sniffing out new store locations, analyzing business trends, or providing technology solutions, this common bond is what motivates us every day to create the best possible experience for pet parents and their pets.

Our home office is so pet friendly, it even has its own on-site dog park

Associate resource groups enable our diverse communities to come together and shine

From family BBQs to volunteer days, we’re always putting on exciting events

Career progression is supported through training opportunities and individual development plans

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You don’t have to work in our retail stores to make the world a better place for pets. No matter where your specialties lie, you will be able to develop your skills and provide solutions that will make a huge difference in the lives of millions of pets and in your career.

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The average temperature in Phoenix is 72.6 degrees

Phoenix is the 5th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.

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My favorite thing about our corporate office is the ability to find a puppy at any given moment!

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