Today, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. The Company operates over 700 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations across the United States, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops dedicated to Team Sports, Athletic Apparel, Golf, Lodge/Outdoor, Fitness and Footwear.
DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as GameChanger, a youth sports mobile app for scheduling, communications, and live scorekeeping. DICK’S offers its products through a dynamic eCommerce platform that is integrated with its store network and provides customers with the convenience and expertise of a 24-hour storefront.
Programs & Internship Experiences
Corporate Merchandising Internships
Dive into one of our product categories such as Golf, Lodge, Team Sports, Footwear, Apparel, etc., and take on the role of an Assistant Buyer or Assistant Inventory Planner. As an Assistant Buyer Intern, you will gain insight into how a department level merchandise strategy is built, an assortment is chosen to support the strategy (including the private brands) and how these align to meet the financial expectations. Our Assistant Inventory Planner interns will ensure the right product, gets to the right place, at the right time to meet athlete demand. Put your love for numbers and product to the test through this 11-week experience.
Through our 11-week internship program, technology interns will have the opportunity to work on balanced product teams consisting of Software Engineers, UX Designers, & Product Managers. In a matter of days, you can see your work come to life whether it’s our athlete-facing technologies or behind the scenes. Check out the work from our Summer 2020 BOPIS intern team.
Full Time Training Programs
Our internship program is meant to be a pipeline into full time opportunities. Many interns return full time in one of our rotational programs:
- Merchandising Trainee Program – a 48-week program with two core rotations through buying & inventory planning
- Finance Development Program – a 2-year program with the option to concentrate on finance analytics or accounting
- Analytics Development Program – an 18-month program with the opportunity to customize your experience, focusing on highly analytical functions within the business; you must intern with DSG to be considered for this program
Through cross-functional experience, you will gain the foundational skillsets for long term success. Successful technology and design interns will be offered to return full time in a direct entry role.
Other Internship Opportunities
Retail is a dynamic industry and we pride ourselves on providing an authentic snapshot through our 11-week summer program. From Apparel Design to Corporate Accounting to Data Science, we have an opportunity for you! All interns are placed 1-1 with a training manager who facilitates your day to day experience. The hands-on learning experience coupled with professional development workshops and executive exposure, you’ll be sure to have a well-rounded experience.
Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
From our Stores to our Distribution Centers and our Corporate office, we are a team. We believe the best teams not only share common goals and values, but they also need a diverse set of skills, perspectives and experiences to truly succeed. It’s important that our teammates reflect the athletes and communities we serve, and we’re working hard to make sure they do. We actively seek to hire a diverse workforce to promote and celebrate inclusion and diversity. Doing so strengthens our ability to serve all our athletes, drives innovation and growth, and enables us to attract and retain the best talent.
Launched in 2019, our Inclusion & Diversity Council is made of teammates who represent a variety of backgrounds, roles and communities. This diverse group of individuals are inclusive of corporate, distribution center, and field teammates. They will be providing insights and ideas to ensure we have inclusive workplace that respects and values differences. The Council meets quarterly to help foster an open dialogue within our diverse and broad teammate population.
Stemming from teammate suggestions, DICK’S created ‘Impact Teams’. These teams will work together to make an impact in our organization and communities. Each team focuses on implementing one of the following strategy items: educate, hire & develop, power of our business, civic action and investigation & analysis.
Inclusion takes a village and relies on the unique strengths and interests of all teammates. DICK’S created an extension of our I&D Council, the 5 Court Side Teams, to help us drive to inclusion across the entire organization. The 5 Court Side Teams are open to all teammates who want to reflect on their own inclusion and diversity journey and to help others begin to progress further.
Featured Perks & Benefits
All full-time teammates begin accruing up to 120 hours of paid vacation from the day they begin. In addition, teammates receive 3 personal days, 8 paid holidays and unlimited sick time.
Employee Assistance Program
Offered to all teammates at no cost, you can take advantage of a variety of professional counseling services including a 24/7 hotline.
With several options available, you can select which health insurance plan supports your needs. You also gain access to Teladoc, a $0 copay virtual visit with a board certified, state licensed doctor.
No matter your future financial goals, participating in the 401(k) Plan is a convenient, easy and tax-advantaged way to start and keep building savings for your future. Even better, the company contributes around 50 cents to every dollar, up to 10%.
Tag up with your teammate and release that competitive energy on the field through several of our intramural sports teams.
Take control of your health & wellness goals with our state-of-the-art gym facility, located on the ground floor of our Customer Support Center.
Don’t worry if you forgot to pack a lunch or you need an extra dose of afternoon caffeine. Our Customer Support Center features a full cafeteria, including a full service restaurant, and Starbucks café.
All teammates are eligible to take advantage of the teammate discount program upon date of hire. This includes up to 25% off your favorite products carried at DICK’S Sporting Goods, Golf Galaxy, and Field & Stream.
We offer tuition reimbursement programs for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. You can even take advantage of our on-site MBA program in partnership with University of Pittsburgh, Katz School of Business.