Internship Opportunities

Intern Development Program (IDP)

Our Intern Development Program is the best way to introduce you to a career at Giant Eagle. You’ll have a chance to work on real projects, solve strategic business problems, interact with leaders and present your ideas to senior executives. Giant Eagle’s Intern Development Program will help prepare you for a career in grocery retail and potentially for long-term employment with our Company.

Each year the intern positions we hire for vary based on Corporate, Retail Operations (Market District/Giant Eagle), Retail Operations (GetGo), and Retail Support Center (warehouse) needs.  The upcoming 2018 Internship Development Program will be focused on:

  • Retail Operations (Market District/Giant Eagle)

Program Highlights

  • 10-week program
  • Paid, full-time (40 hours/week) opportunities
  • Focused on engaging young, talented college graduates in the retail industry
  • All Interns will participate in team projects, solve strategic business problems, interact with leaders, and present their ideas to Senior Executives at the end of the program
  • Work side-by-side with experienced Team Members and gain exposure to real world business projects
  • After successful completion, our Interns are better prepared for a career as a Supermarket Store Leader and considered for long-term employment with Giant Eagle

Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s program at an accredited college
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Undergraduates must be entering their junior or senior year at the time of the internship

We hope you’ll consider Giant Eagle’s Intern Development Program for your internship next summer!

Click HERE for Internship opportunities!

Listen to former interns talk about what makes our program so unique:
Giant Eagle Careers: Internship Video

What drew me to Giant Eagle was a great internship opportunity for business. I knew I wanted to get into business when I was in freshman and sophomore year of college, and Giant Eagle had a great retail internship opportunity for me to expand my knowledge and gain business experience. I was looking at a mix of consumer packaged goods companies, marketing and kind of business development overall, and so I think what was really intriguing about Giant Eagle was because it’s a retail company, because of supermarket retail, you have so many different assets of the business that you can learn about so you have the operation side of it, and you still have the classic marketing side, and brand management, and you have the financial pieces, and so there’s so many different layers to the company and it’s constantly evolving that that was something that kind of really set it apart from the other industries and other companies. One of my favorite things was we didn’t do the same things day in and day out, so we had the internship portion that was part of our kind of daily job, but then we also had intern projects and we would meet as an intern team, and we would go and do rotations in retail, and we would go through the warehouses, and just learn about different aspects of the business so that was nice that we were constantly learning something new about Giant Eagle and getting more insight into other departments. Oh it actually gave me an opportunity to learn different departments such as the produce department, prepared foods, the deli and the grocery department. It gave me a well-rounded understanding of how the business is operated from a day-to-day basis, and the future comings of how they’re changing and evolving the business. The internship really allowed me to kind of hit the ground running when I started full-time, so I was more familiar with the company, and I had a general understanding of the day-to-day operations, and had had the experience a little bit in retail and in some of the different departments, so it kind of gave me that, you know, toolkit to get things started and move up in my career and have a better understanding of Giant Eagle. Just a great understanding of what it would be that I would work with. I would definitely say be prepared to be challenged to work, be open-minded for different opportunities, just not only in retail but also within marketing, corporate areas as well, and to expand your networking opportunities to meet new people. Leadership to me, I would have to say is leading other people and making sure that we do the right things for the right cause. Especially for our customers because they are our number one people that we want to keep happy and to come back every day. You can see leaders all over the company and I think it’s just a matter of you know, what Josh had said that, people trying to make sure the world working towards what’s best for our customers at the end of the day. And so you’ll see people, whether it’s leading a project, or leading a meeting, or a big initiative, I think that there’s leaders all over the company and it’s something that’s open and encouraged at Giant Eagle.

END OF TRANSCRIPT

Questions?

Feel free to contact us at: idp.info@gianteagle.com.

Success is found on many paths.
Start yours today at Giant Eagle.

“Giant Eagle ensured that I was developing as a professional and as an individual.That kind of loyalty is something that I value deeply.”
– DAVE, CATEGORY BUYER, GROCERY.
INTERN IN 2007 & PROUD TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2008.
“I had met several corporate Team Members who’d been with the company for over 20 years. I believe that to be a rare characteristic today and I wanted to be part of it.”
– A.J., MERCHANDISING MANAGER, GETGO CENTER STORE.
INTERN IN 2007 & PROUD TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2008.
“Giant Eagle stood out to me on day one. The warm, family environment, the respect for people, supportive leadership, and teamwork are evident right away. I could not be happier!”
– MARISSA, RECRUITER.
INTERN IN 2011, 2012 & PROUD TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2011.
“After interning with Giant Eagle, I knew this was the place for me because of the people I worked with on a daily basis.”
– DOUG, SENIOR MANAGER, GIANT EAGLE BUSINESS SYSTEMS.
INTERN IN 2007 & PROUD TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2008.
“As a Leadership Development Trainee, I am constantly being challenged. Giant Eagle sets their trainees up for success.”
– RACHEL, RETAIL LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAINEE.
INTERN IN 2009 & PROUD TEAM MEMBER SINCE 2010.

Search Jobs

Keyword search tip: If searching by Job Req/Ref ID, please use the full 7 character ID which includes 5 numbers & 2 letters. (Example 10010BR).

Returning Applicant?
Corporate Candidates or All Others.

Do you need assistance?
Click for reasonable accommodation information.

STAY CONNECTED

Click the button below to receive information about opportunities with Giant Eagle.

Do You Need Assistance?

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of Giant Eagle’s employment process, please contact MyHRConnection at 888-892-2248 or myhrconnection@gianteagle.com. Your request will be kept confidential and shared only on a need-to-know basis.