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2025 Summer Undergraduate Intern: Walmart Merchandising



Sales & Business Development
Bentonville, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

A Merchandising Internship means an opportunity to explore a career as part of the world’s largest retailer! We are seeking students who exhibit curiosity, digital and financial acumen, as well as robust problem-solving skills to deliver solutions to complex and challenging issues. You will learn the core merchandising business as well as the support functions of Merchandising (such as Private Brands, Sourcing, Planning, Business Analytics, and Replenishment).

The Internship: Held over an 11-week period during the summer of 2025 for students in their penultimate year of college. The paid internship will prepare associates for a career in Merchandising by working on a meaningful project, networking with industry experts, and developing your skills at the Fortune 1 as you explore our HQ in Northwest Arkansas!

What is Merchandising at Walmart? See below!

Data and Digital Acumen: Leverages data analysis tools to explore simple data, performs basic statistical analysis, derives insights, and creates basic reports. Uses visualization tools to represent data and construct coherent stories to influence decisions. Identifies, implements, and drives technology change within scope of work.

Shopper/Customer Experience: Owns the execution of customer communication and education programs in stores. Collaborates with the modular team. Owns search queries for an assigned category. Ensures the quality and accuracy of product page content. Follows taxonomy guidelines. Collaborates with Site Merchandising to run campaigns on the Walmart.com home page as planned. Implements rules to filter what appears in search results for shared search terms as needed.

Budgeting & Forecasting: Supports category finances by tracking performance against organizational financial targets. Creates sales reports that analyze sub-category performance against overall business results as needed. Supports forecasting as assigned. Provides input on budgeting at the sub-category level or below. Coordinates with planners/business analysts to determine financial plans and inventory purchase amounts.

Features and Promos: Develops and executes approved proposals for features across stores and online channels. Implements themes for monthly category features. Supports decisions on recommended modular strategies.

Modular & Assortment: Supports the implementation of modular layout principles for a category along with the modular team. Supports walkthrough execution, owns necessary adjustments based on post-walkthrough analysis, and makes recommendations. Supports decisions on corporate quantities of committed-buy and allocated items and quantities to be shared. Advises on sharing of items and item replenishment. Supports determination of the finalized modulars.

Category Administration: Supports merchants with the resolution of supplier issues and supports the setup of new suppliers for stores and online. Obtains missing, item-related information from suppliers and/or distributors to ensure items are correctly set up. Supports activity planning, store trainings, and store communications.

Business Execution: Supports the execution of business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs. developing and communicating. Develops and communicates business plans and priorities. Removes barriers and obstacles that impact performance. Provides resources Identifies performance standards. Measures progress and adjusts performance accordingly. Develops contingency plans. Demonstrates adaptability and supports continuous learning.

Strategic Initiative Support: Executes key business strategies and communication platforms by managing cross-functional initiatives that impact store and corporate processes. Manages merchandising programs and initiatives, customer and company communications, and associate training content. Makes recommendations for system support developments. Recommends merchandise priorities. Provides insight to senior management and other business partners on key issues and opportunities to drive the business. Translates merchandise strategies for assigned departments into executable programs.

Office Environment: Corporate, in-person internship

U.S. Hub Locations: Bentonville, AR

Desired Majors: General Business, Retail/Buying, Merchandising, Economics, Accounting/Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain, Entrepreneurship

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program currently
  • Expected graduation date between December 2025-August 2026


At Walmart, we offer competitive pay as well as performance-based bonus awards and other great benefits for a happier mind, body, and wallet. Health benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage. Financial benefits include 401(k), stock purchase and company-paid life insurance. Paid time off benefits include PTO (including sick leave), parental leave, family care leave, bereavement, jury duty, and voting. Other benefits include short-term and long-term disability, company discounts, Military Leave Pay, adoption and surrogacy expense reimbursement, and more.

You will also receive PTO and/or PPTO that can be used for vacation, sick leave, holidays, or other purposes. The amount you receive depends on your job classification and length of employment. It will meet or exceed the requirements of paid sick leave laws, where applicable.

For information about PTO, see https://one.walmart.com/notices.

Live Better U is a Walmart-paid education benefit program for full-time and part-time associates in Walmart and Sam's Club facilities. Programs range from high school completion to bachelor's degrees, including English Language Learning and short-form certificates. Tuition, books, and fees are completely paid for by Walmart.

Eligibility requirements apply to some benefits and may depend on your job classification and length of employment. Benefits are subject to change and may be subject to a specific plan or program terms.

For information about benefits and eligibility, see One.Walmart.

The annual salary range for this position for a 12 month period is $43,888.00-$65,000.00*

*The duration of the internship is generally 11 weeks but can vary based on College/University guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Primary Location...

702 Sw 8Th St, Bentonville, AR 72716, United States of America