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Ready to get out of the classroom and start an inspiring career? Then a role with PetSmart could be exactly what you’re looking for. Whatever your major, we’ll help you put your education and skill set to excellent use as you make a positive impact on pets and their parents. Unleash your potential with a PetSmart internship or training program!

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  • 10-Week

    Paid Summer Internship


  • We have provided more than

    $245 Million

    In Grants and Programs

    Benefiting Animal Welfare Agencies

  • Rotational

    Training Programs

    For Recent Graduates

  • We annually provide our

    products and services to the

    Food Bank

Summer Internships

Immerse yourself in the world of pets with a rewarding internship with PetSmart! We’ll help you develop the essential skills for a successful future while you experience the inner workings of the leading pet specialty retailer firsthand.

No matter where you work with us, you'll be assigned a project designed to make a true impact on the business, with the guidance and support of a caring manager and a dedicated mentor. Plus, you’ll get the chance to present your recommendations to PetSmart senior leaders.

With a variety of learning and developmental resources, you’ll have everything you need to grow and unleash your success.

Hear what our interns had to say

Hear from some associates who have built their career at PetSmart.

  • Home Office
  • Distribution Centers
  • Home Office Internships

    Join our team of passionate pet lovers at our Phoenix Home Office. We offer internships in IT, Buying, Supply Chain, Marketing, HR Finance, and more! You'll explore, learn and grow alongside talented experts and office pets!


  • Distribution Center Internships

    You don’t have to work in our stores to touch the lives of pets and pet parents. Our DC leaders strive to deliver our products and solutions to our pet parents as efficiently as possible! During our DC Internship Program, you’ll learn to lead all aspects of our DC from head-to-tail! Our DCs are located in OH, AZ, TX, PA, IL, GA, & NV.


I pride myself in finding work that is meaningful and impactful, and that's just what I got to do here at PetSmart. Something I learned very early in my internship is to not shy away from new experiences. From SQL meetings with external departments to spontaneous PetSmart Zumba classes, my willingness to take advantage of the resources that PetSmart offers has enriched my intern experience and allowed me to continue to learn and love my life at PetSmart.


Supply Chain Intern 2018

Full Time Trainee Programs

Our leadership secret? Letting pets inspire, motivate and encourage us will help us inspire others. That’s what our Training Programs are all about. They are unique opportunities to observe and learn from passionate leaders over the course of a structured development curriculum. You'll learn to work with a team in a fast-paced, energetic work environment with the guidance and support of a caring manager and dedicated mentor. And, with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, you'll find everything you need for a rewarding and successful career as you help us make a difference for pets every day.

  • Home Office
  • Distribution centers
  • Home Office Training Program

    At our Home Office we have 2 full time training programs to start your career as a Supply Chain Analyst or a Merchandise Fulfillment Inventory Analyst (MFIA). In these 6-month programs, you will follow a comprehensive, hands on, and growth oriented curriculumn to prepare you for a full time role.


  • Store Training Program

    At PetSmart, we're all about creating pet-inspired moments, and our retail stores help our pet parents connect with and care for their best friends. Our Store Leader-in-Training program prepares you with the tools you need to become a successful PetSmart manager. In this program, you'll rotate through all departments of our retail store, build interpersonal and leadership skills, and learn from our experienced leaders.


  • Distribution Centers Training Program

    The Distribution Centers are the key to PetSmart's thriving supply chain. When you join our DC Leader-in- Training Program, you'll rotate through all departments of our PetSmart Distribution Center and develop operational, interpersonal and leadership skills. Upon completion of the program, you'll be ready to assume the role of a DC Operations Supervisor for PetSmart.


The MFIA Trainee program was a perfect step into the corporate world right after college. Not only did it prepare me for my everyday responsibilities as a PetSmart associate, but it taught me how ALL areas of the business work together to serve our pet parents each day. After the program, I felt confident in my position and ready to grow in my career as a PetSmart associate.


MFIA Graduate 2018