• The intent of our internship program is to hire exceptional
talent that we hope to convert to full-time hires upon graduation
based on performance and business need. We do not hire interns for
• Increase workplace diversity
• Bring new technology and thought processes to help grow our
• We primarily focus on undergraduates at four year institutions
available during the summer of their junior and senior year. Our
typical profile student is enthusiastic with a good GPA and
excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal, problem solving
and analytical skills
• Typically we have 50-55 interns and it varies each year by
• Our interns are expected to spend 12 weeks with Hallmark leading
a project or being a key member on a project team. It's expected
these projects are timely, relevant and impactful to the
• Our program is robust! Each assignment includes individual
development plans with specific objectives and deliverables
intended to drive or impact the business in a positive way. Interns
are formally evaluated by their internship manager at least two
times during the 12 weeks.
• Interns participate in discussions with their college recruiter
regarding the program at least twice during the summer.
• Internships are paid - typically competitive with the national
market. A relocation stipend is provided to students who relocate
to the Kansas City metro area. All interns receive travel
reimbursement for their travel to Kansas City at the beginning of
the summer and then back to their university at the end of the
• We usually have interns in Finance, Marketing, Corporate Retail,
IT, DIM, Mass Customers, HR, Creative (writing, editorial, design)
and Supply Chain, Engineering
• While most internship opportunities will be located at our
corporate headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, internships may
also be available at one of our production or distribution centers
in Kansas, Missouri or Connecticut.
Networking, Mentors and Peer Interaction
• Interns participate in a half-day orientation on their first day
conducted by the college relations department.
• Each intern is assigned a mentor and perhaps a "buddy" in
addition to a manager.
• We support "corporate activities" (all interns from all divisions
participate together with college relations staff) for the interns
to participate in after hours (local entertainment, sports etc.) as
well as business presentations during business hours.
• Each division supports division-specific activities after hours
as well as speaking events during business hours.
• Interns have access to all management levels at Hallmark for
networking meetings, lunch and learns and other networking and
• Interns participate on committees to organize volunteer and
community service activities throughout the summer, as well as
social events and planning the intern family visit to
Selection for Full-time Process
• Interns present project work at the end of the summer to senior
managers/directors of the department/division, college recruiting
board members and the internship managers.
• A decision meeting is held to rank the interns based on
performance, culture fit and their stated interest in full-time
• Offers and rejections are typically communicated once the student
returns to school.