Walgreens Corporate Internship Program is a structured, ten-week
opportunity for high-caliber, talented students to join our office
and gain practical experience in their area of study, while also
contributing to Walgreens goals and objectives. The goal of the
corporate internship program is to attract, recruit, retain and
convert students into entry-level roles throughout the company.
Listed below are aspects of the internship program that support
our goal of attracting, retaining and converting students:
- Mentors - To ensure a supportive environment, each intern is
assigned a manager and a mentor. Ultimately, the entire department
takes responsibility for making sure the intern is fully involved
and satisfied with their internship experience.
- Information Sessions - Weekly presentations feature departments
from across Walgreens' broad corporate base. These exchanges
provide insight into the personal career progression and current
responsibilities of other Walgreens employees.
- Skill Building Sessions - Programming is provided to bolster
key professional development skills for interns as they move
forward in their careers. Sessions on networking, business writing
and managing up for the millennial generation are scheduled
throughout the summer.
- Performance Management - Interns jointly set goals with their
managers at the beginning of the summer. Formal mid-point and
end-of-summer conversations on goal progress and competencies for
success are scheduled. Informal feedback is encouraged throughout
the summer as well.
- Field Trips - To provide a holistic understanding of the retail
industry, tours of some our facilities connect the corporate office
functions with the front lines. Tours include:
- Flagship Store Visit - While touring a fully functioning
flagship Walgreens store, interns will have the opportunity to view
how Walgreens is becoming a daily living destination through
understanding of the retail and pharmacy operations from the
perspective of store managers and pharmacists.
- Distribution Center - Interns will learn how our innovative
inventory tracking system makes Walgreens distribution centers the
most automated in the industry.
- Social events - We want interns to enjoy their summer with us
and to get to know Walgreens and their colleagues better. So our
internship program includes frequent social events scheduled
throughout the summer. These activities will allow them to
communicate with professionals both inside and outside their field
in a relaxed setting. Fun outings where they can get to know other
interns better - students with a variety of majors and career
interests that can help round out their educational experience with