Careers in Retail

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in retail? Here's an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have entry level and internship opportunities that will interest you.

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Retail Careers

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Retail deals with selling goods and services to end users. Big stores, small shops, street stands, and online stores all make up the retail sector.

There are two sides to retail, the customer-facing sales side and the corporate side. If you’ve been in a store you’ve interacted with the former. Maybe you’ve even worked retail before. That’s one job path to take if it interests you; it can lead to a management career and possibly a job working in retail strategy and marketing.

You can also work in the corporate side of retail. This path has all the standard departments a large company has: marketing, advertising, design, technology, human resources, and finance. You might also consider working for an online retailer, particularly if you have a software development or customer service bent.

While working directly with customers usually doesn’t require a degree, working behind the scenes at a company usually does. You’ll need a degree in a relevant field and other skills relevant to the department you want to enter.


Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Retail

Piece & Co. Logo

Piece & Co. - Piece & Co. is a Chicago based social enterprise that partners with fashion/retail brands to have female artisans "create beautiful, handmade products and accessories."

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Kanjoya - Kanjoya is a San Francisco, CA based company that transforms “emotional insights into remarkable customer experiences” by analyzing unstructured data in real time.

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Job TitleLocation
VP of Enterprise MarketingSan Francisco, CA
Full Stack EngineerLos Altos, CA
Software Engineer - Big DataSan Francisco, CA
NLP EngineerSan Francisco, CA
Software Engineer - Front-EndSan Francisco, CA
See all 11 job postings


Fashion Update Logo

Fashion Update - Fashion Update is a New York, NY based company that offers tours that will help you “find designer name merchandise for less than a fraction of the retail cost.”

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Things Remembered Logo

Things Remembered - Things Remembered, based in Highland Heights, OH, is “the nation’s largest and most prominent retailer of personalized gifts.”

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Vince Logo

Vince - Vince is a New York, NY based fashion brand that offers a “collection of iconic essentials that women and men would want to wear every day.”

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Job TitleLocation
Carpet CleanerButler, PA
Photo Booth RenterChino, CA
Vince Fall Visual Merchandising Intern, NYNew York, NY
Reiki HealerSaint Petersburg, FL
Dog TrainerMenomonee Falls, WI
See all 75 job postings


Filson Logo

Filson - Filson is a Seattle, WA based company that is “renowned for making products in the USA" for activities like hunting, fly fishing, travel, and even work.

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Eataly - Eataly is a New York, NY and Chicago, IL based gourmet Italian marketplace inspired by the famous chef Mario Batali.

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Job TitleLocation
ServerChicago, IL
BartenderChicago, IL
Executive AssistantChelsea, NY
Brewery AssistantChicago, IL
Payroll & Human Resources InternNew York, NY
See all 33 job postings

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momofuku - momofuku is a New York City based restaurant group that was started by chef David Chang and has won countless awards.

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Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Logo

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a Pocantico Hills, NY based non-profit that's "working to improve the way America eats and farms.”

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Wanderful Media Logo

Wanderful Media - Wanderful Media, based in Los Gatos, CA, is aiming “to transform the $4 billion business of traditional advertising circulars through digital innovation."

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Clover Logo

Clover - Clover is a Mountain View, CA based company that replaces the “cash register, payment terminal, receipt printer, and barcode scanner with an all-in-one solution.”

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Found Animals Logo

Found Animals - Found Found Animals is a Los Angeles, CA based nonprofit that is dedicated to changing the fact that 3-4 million animals are euthanized in the U.S. every year.

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Destination Maternity Corporation Logo

Destination Maternity Corporation - Destination Maternity Corporation, which is based in Philadelphia, PA, does $500 million in annual sales as “the world’s leading maternity apparel retailer.”

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Godiva Logo

Godiva - It’s hard to think of a more romantic chocolatier than New York, NY based Godiva–I mean their logo is a naked lady on a horse.

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Camping World Logo

Camping World - Camping World is based in Bowling Green, KY and is “the camping and recreational vehicle enthusiast’s one-stop-shop for everything they need to enjoy their RV.”

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San Francisco Botanical Garden Society Logo

San Francisco Botanical Garden Society - San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is a non-profit that supports “55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces" in Golden Gate Park.

See the complete San Francisco Botanical Garden Society profile



Benefit Cosmetics Logo

Benefit Cosmetics - Benefit Cosmetics is a cosmetics company that got its start when twin sisters moved to San Francisco, CA and opened a beauty boutique.

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Art.com Logo

Art.com - Art.com is based in Emeryville, CA, and it “is a leading authority in wall décor and the world’s largest online retailer of posters, prints, and framed art.”

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Jockey International - Jockey International is a Kenosha, WI based company that aims “to satisfy the human need for comfort” by offering more than 600 styles of underwear and t-shirts.

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Lilly Pulitzer - Lilly Pulitzer is a King of Prussia, PA based fashion brand and retailer that is known for its over the top, colorful prints.

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Dylan's Candy Bar

Dylan’s Candy Bar - Dylan's Candy Bar is a New York, NY based company that has built "the world's largest confectionary emporium and lifestyle brand."

See the complete Dylan’s Candy Bar profile


Job TitleLocation
Merchandising InternNew York, NY
General ManagerChicago, IL
Sales ManagerNew York, NY
Cafe AssociateNew York, NY
Assistant Sales ManagerNew York, NY
See all 9 job postings



Fuhu Logo

Fuhu - Fuhu is an El Segundo, CA based company aiming to be "the leading designer, seller and innovator of ‘thoughtful’ consumer products and services for children.”

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Volcom Logo

Volcom - Volcom is a San Clemente, CA based “designer, marketer and distributor of premium quality young men’s and young women’s clothing, accessories and related products.”

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Savers Logo

Savers - Savers is a Bellevue, WA based chain that aims to “provide [their] customers with the best selection and shopping experience of any thrift store in the world.”

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Baked By Melissa Logo

Baked By Melissa - Baked By Melissa is a New York, NY based company that offers mini cupcakes that are delicious, yet help you avoid the "post-dessert guilt trip.”

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C. Wonder Logo

C. Wonder - NYC based C. Wonder offers "clothing, accessories and home decor products of outstanding quality and astonishing value in a setting that excites and inspires.”

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Coldwater Creek Logo

Coldwater Creek - Coldwater Creek is a multi-channel "specialty retailer of women's apparel, jewelry and accessories" that started as a one-room mail order business.

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The North Face Logo

The North Face - The North Face is an Alameda, CA based company that pushes “the boundaries of innovation so that you can push the boundaries of exploration.”

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Charming Charlie Logo

Charming Charlie - Charming Charlie is a Houston, TX based “fashion accessories retailer” with more than 200 stores across the country.

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DNA Footwear Logo

DNA Footwear - DNA Footwear is a Brooklyn, NY shoe retailer that is now working to be “the top online destination for today’s latest trends in the world of footwear.”

See the complete DNA Footwear profile



Trek Logo

Trek - Trek is based in Waterloo, WI and has been pursuing a mission to “build the best bikes in the world” since they were founded in 1976.

See the complete Trek profile



MyWebGrocer Logo

MyWebGrocer - MyWebGrocer is a Winooski, VT based company that provides “leading-edge eCommerce and eMarketing solutions to the grocery and consumer packaged goods industries.”

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Demandware Logo

Demandware - Demandware is a Burlington, MA based company that offers an “enterprise-class cloud commerce platform” that powers “more than 150 retail brands across more than 575 sites."

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