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About Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Founded in 1943 by a family of German immigrants, Jo-Ann Stores, Inc. can trace its roots back to a tiny cheese shop in Cleveland.  In just 25 years time, the business ran 169 stores in 28 states and became a publicly traded company on the NYSE.  Jo-Ann continues to inspire people all over the country to create arts and crafts, providing them with the tools that fuel this traditional pastime.  Today, Jo-Ann Stores have 20,000 full-time employees.

Interns work on a unique project and propose a “deliverable,” which is reviewed and approved by Human Resources.  At the end of the program, interns deliver a 15-minute presentation about their project in front of the Jo-Ann Stores executive committee and CEO.  Some of these presentations have been implemented within the company and are still being used.


Open to current college students who plan to graduate within one year of completing the internship.  A minimum major GPA of 3.0 is required.  The program is open to non-U.S. citizens provided they have the proper working documents.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Karen Frey
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Senior Recruiter
5555 Darrow Road
Hudson, OH 44236
Phone: (330) 463-5835


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Seniors


Columbus, OH