L.L.Bean, Inc

  • Corporate Internship - Summer 2019

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    At L.L.Bean, we’ve been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for over 100 years. Why? Because our employees love what they do and share a passion for the outdoors – whether they’re working inside or playing outside. Come work in an environment where our values are demonstrated in every interaction with our customers.


    We’re looking for college students who are ready for adventures in the workplace and the outdoors, who thrive in a fast-paced environment, and want to have a role in bringing our brand to life.


    As a participant in our Summer Internship Program, you’ll be fully immersed in the business and culture of L.L.Bean, including what it means to Be an Outsider. Over the course of 12 weeks, you’ll produce meaningful work that directly impacts our company, gain exposure to senior leaders, be mentored by experts in the retail business, go on outdoor adventures with your fellow interns, and so much more.

    This is a paid position that typically begins in May or June. All of our internships take place at our Flagship/Corporate campuses in Freeport, Maine.



    Below you will find areas of our company that have hired interns in past years:

    • Copywriting
    • Creative
    • Customer Insights & Planning
    • Customer Satisfaction
    • Design
    • Engineering
    • Facilities
    • Finance
    • Health, Safety, & Wellness
    • Human Resources
    • Information Services
    • Marketing
    • Merchandising
    • Retail
    • Supply Chain


    In addition, as an intern you will be given specific projects to complete throughout the summer within your department and the results of your projects will have a direct impact on our company. Here’s a sample of some of the recent projects our interns have worked on:

    • Update and enhance tools used to forecast inventory levels during promotional events
    • Assist on video and catalog shoots
    • Present customer acquisition tactics research and recommendations
    • Enhance the customer experience and engagement with our brand
    • Travel with the Experiential Marketing team to present “Bean Outsider at Work”
    • Write content for our website, catalog, and social posts
    • Analyze performance trends, customer demand, and price point to help determine assortment lines
    • Dive into Paid Search analytics
    • Assist in re-designing the Gortex Bean Boot
    • Assist and drive Java backend development projects
    • Design and develop specific branded materials for our Student Ambassador program
    • Assist with running the Yoga in the Park spa experience and Summer in the Park concert series


    Health and Safety Requirement: Ensures compliance with the L.L.Bean comprehensive Health and Safety program by knowing and following all safety guidelines, policies, procedures and expectations. Takes immediate and appropriate action to rectify any unsafe conditions.


    • Must be currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university degree program
    • Strong preference will be given to rising Juniors and Seniors as well as Seniors graduating in the Winter/Spring of 2019
    • Passion for the outdoors and L.L.Bean’s core activities
    • Have proven leadership skills, with the ability to develop and motivate others
    • Capability to build strong partnerships and to work collaboratively to achieve goals
    • Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills
    • Ability to maintain a high level of enthusiasm, motivation and a positive attitude
    • Established time management and organization skills
    • Demonstrated interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
    • Ideally has long-term interest in the outdoor apparel and gear industry
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • Must be able to find personal housing accommodations within a commutable distance to Freeport, ME (housing leads and referrals will be provided)
    • Must have reliable transportation for the duration of the internship


    When applying, submit a resume and cover letter. Please indicate in your cover letter which department(s) you’d like to intern in.


    Applications for Summer 2019 are currently being accepted. Interviews will start to take place in January 2019.



    About Maine:

    Maine is a great place to start your career. Maine offers an abundance of seacoast, mountains, and natural beauty, accessible within short drives. Portland, Maine is a bustling small city, heralded for its restaurants, galleries, entertainment.


    To learn more about living in Maine, visit: https://llbeancareers.com/maine.html 


    About L.L.Bean:

    Much has changed since our start in 1912, but the important things remain the same. The values that the company's founder, L.L. Bean (Leon Leonwood Bean) was raised to believe in were simple and deeply ingrained. Nature is something to be revered. Family ties are a priority. Being neighborly is a matter of course. And "do unto others" is not just a saying but a way of life.

    Over the past few years L.L.Bean has received numerous accolades including being named #1 in 2017 on Forbes Best Employers List for America’s Best Mid-Size Employers, thanks to the corporate culture and unique benefits we offer our employees:


    L.L.Bean offers the following employee benefits for temporary positions:

    • 401(k) program with employer match
    • generous discounts on L.L.Bean merchandise
    • access to the on-site Fitness Rooms, Employee Store, and Employee Use Room

    We recognize the importance of diversity in creating a better world and a stronger organization. L.L.Bean is an equal opportunity employer.


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