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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 project 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, but have a passion for business, this is the role for you.


  • Interns will be placed in Merchandising within a specific brand/product category
  • On-the-Job training with assignments guided by an individual Mentor
  • Classroom learning
  • Individual and group projects incorporating both product and financials
  • Roundtables with top level executives
  • Bi-weekly self-evaluations to understand progress throughout program
  • Pre-planned events around Pittsburgh to get to know the city that AEO loves to call home!
  • Opportunity for a full time offer into the Assistant Buyer Training Program after successful completion of the 10 week internship program
  • Students are eligible after they have completed their junior year at a 4 year college or university
  • Preferred majors include a Business Related Degree
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required
  • Required to complete a project during the interview process
  • Required to pass an Advanced Retail Math Test during interview process
  • Passion for retail and knowledge of the AEO Inc. family of brands
  • Understanding of trends and how they relate to the AE/aerie customer
  • Strong business acumen through classes, internships or prior work experience
  • Strong organizational, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, and presentation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills and ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, specifically Excel
  • Must accommodate living and working in Pittsburgh, PA for 10 weeks in June-August 2017
American Eagle Outfitters is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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