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Retail Leadership Development Program – Intern

Retail Leadership Development Program – Intern                                                                                          


At Amazon, we are excited to offer graduate students the opportunity to launch into big careers with limitless possibilities. We know searching for an internship role is as much about finding a company where you can picture yourself being successful as it is about finding the right role. We look forward to meeting you and your classmates this year. As we get to know you more, we invite you to get to know us better.


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Amazon’s Retail Business is growing and we’re looking for tenacious MBA interns who move fast, are capable of breaking down and solving complex problems, and have a strong desire to own, build, and grow. Incoming MBA interns are given ownership of large, important areas of opportunity; the autonomy to think strategically and make decisions; and the ability to drive significant impact to the customer experience and the business. Successful interns flourish in ambiguity and demonstrate nimble leadership.


Participants in the Retail Leadership Development Intern Program (RLD) join Amazon at our corporate headquarters in Seattle. An Amazon summer internship is 11-12 weeks long, consisting of a strategic project that is data intensive, analytical, and centered on a real business issue. RLD interns will have ownership of a high profile project within the Retail organization, where they will partner with key business groups and cross-functional teams clients. By participating in the internship, you will have opportunities to analyze unique business ideas, make data driven decisions and provide input to drive meaningful change. Each intern will have exposure to senior level management and the opportunity to apply general business and retail skills to support successful execution of strategy.


Successful full-time RLDs ultimately become general managers (category leaders) responsible for running large business segments and operate in dynamic retail organizations such as Amazon Fresh, Hardlines Shopping Experience, Toys, Sports, Private Label Fashion, Entertainment and Media, Amazon Business and our flagship Books category. Examples of intern projects include:


§ Launchpad: Drive retention and advocacy with Amazon Launchpad startups by developing a scalable startup facing communications strategy (including prioritization), and executing this strategy by creating the initial content. Effectiveness of the information and content produced will be measured using a survey that will collect a How’s my Driving score (how useful startups found the content) and a Net Promoter Score (how likely they are to recommend us to other startups).

§ US Books: Develop a recommendation for foreign language book growth and selection. Determine the overall financial opportunity, inventory sourcing plan, customer experience, and merchandizing strategy by working with key stakeholders.

§ Lawn & Garden: Evaluate the business case for consolidating holiday-specific (i.e. Christmas, July 4th, etc.) products into one category. Analyze sales curves and develop a playbook for inventory management and merchandising for these micro seasons.


Interning in Amazon’s Retail business is a great way to experience our culture, learn our peculiar business practices, and gain exposure to our full-time RLD program. The RLD full-time program is a 36-month program designed to accelerate your growth into a General Manager within Amazon Retail, leading a billion dollar+ business in 7 years … or sooner.


Basic Qualifications:

·         Currently enrolled in a 2-year full-time MBA program or a 3-year dual-degree full-time MBA program at the time of application

·         3 years of industry or military work experience prior to MBA program


Preferred Qualifications:

·         Intellectual curiosity, tenacity, and drive to get stuff done

·         Strong communication and analytical skills, including the ability to identify and solve complex, ambiguous problems

·         Passionate about inventing on behalf of customers

·         High attention to detail and demonstrated ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously

·         4+ years of work experience prior to your MBA including academic and/or internship experience


For internships in the US, applicants are required to have work authorization either through citizenship or Curricular Practical Training (CPT) sponsorship through their school.


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Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.


In order to be considered for interviews you must complete the Amazon online application via the link below in addition to your school application. Through your school career center, please submit individual applications to all roles in which you are interested (up to five positions). Through the Amazon link below, only one application is required – you will be asked to submit your role and location preferences within that application if you are interested in more than one role and/or location.


NOTE: When applying to the Amazon site, no cover letter is necessary.