Saks Fifth Avenue was established in 1924 by Horace Saks and Bernard Gimbel. These men wanted to construct a specialty retail store that resembled “fashionable, gracious living.” Since opening, Saks Fifth Avenue has become world-renowned for its merchandise, which features such notable designers as Gucci, Ferragamo, Chanel, Prada, Michael Kors, Giorgio Armani, Donna Karan, Jil Sander, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Oscar de la Renta and Calvin Klein, to name a few. The flagship store, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is the largest of Saks’s locations.
Interns gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced retail environment. Participants work in different departments such as communications, finance, human resources, information technology, logistics, merchandising (buyer) and store management. In addition to attending to specific department tasks, interns participate in weekly seminars conducted by the senior management team. Past seminar topics have included overviews of public relations, marketing, direct marketing, understanding merchandising reports, product development, e-commerce, media relations and visual merchandising.
Open to college juniors, seniors and recent graduates. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Saks Fifth Avenue
12 East 49th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Number of Interns: Varies
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates
New York, NY