In work and in life. On the field, the court or the ice. Nothing wins like a commitment to excellence, to your team and your goals. At DICK’S Sporting Goods, it’s this kind of thinking that inspires our mission to be the #1 choice for athletes and sports enthusiasts like you.
At DICK’S Sporting Goods, interns have the opportunity to work with and learn from the leaders of a growing Fortune 400 company. DICK’S Sporting Goods is returning to campus this year; to recruit, train and develop top collegiate talent into well-rounded design interns.
During the 11-week summer experience, interns will take on meaningful work assignments and make tangible contributions to the organization’s success. This structured and well-organized program provides on-the-job training, classroom instruction, cross-functional departmental exposure and an end-of-program project presentation.
Interns are assigned to a training manager within Product Development – Hardlines design.
Industrial Design Internship:
Under direction of the Design leadership, the Industrial Design Intern will support all aspects of the product design process. During development of the assigned projects, they will grow all core design skills, learn and adhere to the timing and action calendar, gain an understanding of the steps needed for execution of the product from concept to post design finalization, and work with cross functional team members during all aspects of execution.
DESIGN: Learn and refine how to Design and Develop products defined by the project briefs within a FOB goal. In this execution of the process they will do research, generate concepts, validate products, review usage patterns and ergonomics, generate 3D data, define materials and process, explore aesthetics, select color, generate tech packs and supportive collateral information for product execution, and use DSG available metrics.
DRIVE INNOVATION: Learn how to push beyond the core product ask and introduce innovation within various categories. Use available resources and tools to define product opportunities. Work with design management and product manager to justify the business case and size of the opportunity. Ground the concepts with trend, research, category history, and tangible data.
COLLABORATE: In conjunction with Design Management, work with cross-functional teams to ensure designs are accurate and complete as defined by the project brief. Changes defined during the development process are updated and communicated on all appropriate channels.
TRACK PROJECTS: Project manage and track updates , for all assigned projects, during development and ensure all data and information is accurate on PLM.
WORK WITH EXTERNAL RESOURCES: In conjunction with Design Management, work with internal, external, and foreign resources to obtain the required deliverables as define by the timing and action calendar. If required communicate with the HKO office and directly with manufacturing vendors to maintain design and functional intent. Working with external resources for execution of design work will be limited at this level, but expected for prototype needs.
Some of your experiences will include:
Multi day intern orientation to introduce you to the company, the program, Pittsburgh, and your classmates
Professional development workshops designed to increase your knowledge of the company and the retail industry, as well as develop their business acumen and office professionalism
Extensive exposure to our senior leadership through our exclusive intern only Executive Speaker Series which includes a private lunch with our CEO
Opportunities to ‘live the brand’ and experience summer fun outside the office through various events
Fully furnished summer housing is provided for interns who reside outside of the Metro Pittsburgh area or stipend for local interns
Working a 40 hour work week, Monday – Friday
Skills we are looking for:
A competitive spirit with a passion for results
Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to independently make data-driven recommendations
A curiosity and desire to learn about consumer and retail trends, including customer demographics, purchasing influencers and emerging technology
Dynamic written and verbal communication style to read and write reports, as well as communicate cross functionally and vertically throughout the organization
Ability to work in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
Creative problem solver
Foundational knowledge of design skills including concept sketching, presentation renderings, Aesthetic development, 3D data generation, model making, and color trend selection and development.