AEO INC. OFFERS PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIPS in our Pittsburgh corporate office for students currently in their junior year, working towards a 4-year degree. As a supplement to your education, an AEO Inc. internship offers you the opportunity to work for 10 weeks in the fast paced retail environment with the potential of a full time offer before you even return to your senior year. The AEO Internship Program is where careers begin and future leaders are discovered.


As a Merchandising Intern at AEO Inc. you will be partnered with a Merchant in either of our two brands and spend 10 weeks learning what it takes to create, edit and produce the assortment that ends up in stores. Merchants act as the hub of the wheel and manage an assortment from initial concept, through design, onto production and ultimately into our customers' shopping bags. This role requires not only a passion for retail and trend, but also a very strong analytical and business acumen. If you love trends, shopping and clothing but have a passion for business, this is the role for you.


The Merchandise & Inventory Planning Internship prepares you to be the financial leader on our product and assortment choices. In this internship you will spend time exploring all functions within Merchandise & Inventory Planning and learn how we make business decisions that allow the company to continue growing. The Merchandise Planning piece of the internship teaches you how we create sales goals for product at a high level. In this role you will work closely with your buying team to decide exactly how much we are going to invest in every style in your assortment and build the financial sales plan for that product. As an Inventory Planning Intern, you work closely with your teams to monitor inventory levels in our stores and our distribution centers and to send out the right amount of product to the right stores so our inventory levels are maximized for profitability. If you have a passion for retail, but numbers are your friend, this is the internship for you.

  • Students are eligible after they have completed their junior year at a 4-year college or university
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 required
  • Strong business acumen through classes, internships or prior work experience
  • Passion for retail and knowledge of the AEO Inc. family of brands
  • Strong communication, cross-functional and leadership skills