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When school is out, you “betta” believe PetSmart is the place to be. By joining one of our immersive programs, you'll be prepared to dive right into a fulfilling career!


Career paths

Whatever your major, you'll use your education and skill set to help make a positive impact on pets and pet parents.


Here at PetSmart, we are all rooting for you!  You will receive exposure to Senior Leadership and will have the support of the whole PetSmart pack.  


We start posting roles on a rolling basis at the end of August. We recruit interns from late summer to the end of March. Acceptance for applications starts as soon as the roles go live. Once the role is open, you can apply directly on this site.

Pick Your Passion

Internships are available in IT, Merchandising, Supply Chain, Finance, Marketing and HR. 

Impact the Business

PetSmart interns are empowered to complete business critical work and will have the opportunity to apply their studies to significant projects for the business while bringing their unique perspectives to the company. Our interns work on projects that solve for real company problems. 

Hear from interns and trainees


Former Supply Chain Logistics Analyst Intern

"I couldn't have found a better internship program! I am so happy to be part of the PetSmart family and culture! I have been able to meet some AMAZING people! I couldn’t be more proud of PetSmart and all my support system there. Thank you everyone who is so dedicated and enthusiastic to teach me new tricks! Maya and I loved our time here, and we thank you all for making our experience so special and welcoming.”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


Former Outbound Transportation Intern

“I had such a great time at PetSmart this summer. I was so impressed by this company's culture, and everyone I met from top to bottom was extremely welcoming and supportive. I'm so glad I was part of this amazing program. A special thanks to the Emerging Talent team, my mentor, my manager, and the rest of the Outbound team for making me feel so at home this summer!”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


Former Industrial Design Intern

“Roo and I thoroughly enjoyed our internship at PetSmart. He worked hard testing and giving harsh critiques to concepts and designs I came up with. I learned so much this summer and credit this internship being successful due to SO many people. Thank you to the Emerging Talent team for organizing so many different things! Also - my manager was the absolute best throughout the entire summer!”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


Former Social Media Intern

"I am so grateful for this opportunity. My manager provided so much support and insight. In addition, my team guided me throughout this process. I learned so much and grew professionally. I feel so incredibly lucky to have been here this summer!”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


Former Buying Intern

“I am honored to have been a part of PetSmart’s 2021 summer internship program. The skills I gained and the knowledge I took away from this experience were immeasurable. I want to give a big shoutout to my manager for the constant support, guidance, and preparation for my first step into the “real world”! From everything I have learned to the talented people I have met, being at PetSmart has marked a defining chapter in my career.”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


Former Brand Marketing Intern

“I can’t thank my manager and the wonderful Emerging Talent team enough for welcoming me into #LifeAtPetSmart with open arms! Ten weeks of collaboration, exploration, and experiencing for myself what makes PetSmart so unique!”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


Merch Trainee

"I met so many kind people and received so many warm welcomes from across the company! #LifeAtPetSmart is amazing! Special shout out to my manager and team for being so helpful and answering my countless questions! I’m very grateful to grow and develop with a company dedicated to inclusion, diversity and all things pets!"

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


2021 Buying Intern – Cat Consumables

“I celebrate the wonderful learning experience I had this summer as a buying intern at PetSmart. I loved every minute of my #LifeAtPetSmart. I'm so thankful for this great opportunity and all of those who have made it possible!”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


Former Product Formulation Intern

"A huge thanks to PetSmart for making this summer so memorable! A big thank you to both my mentor and manager for weathering all my questions, banter and jokes this summer. I don't know how I'll ever repay you for the lifetime supply of supplement chews I've received these past 10 weeks - Thank you for helping me experience the world of Pet Food!”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


Supply Chain Rotational Analyst

"I learned a ton and met so many amazing people. Special shout out to my team for welcoming me with open arms, big smiles and even bigger hearts. So excited to continue working for this amazing team and organization!"

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!



of projects presented to senior leadership, including CEO J.K. Symancyk



in Phoenix during the summer. But don't worry, it's a dry heat!



interns (and counting!) have experienced #LifeAtPetSmart in the past 10 years across our different business departments



of interns were offered full-time roles or return internship offers last year

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