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When school is out, you “betta” believe PetSmart is the place to be. By joining one of our immersive programs, you'll be prepared to dive right into a fulfilling career!

career pathing

Whatever your major, you'll use your education and skill set to help make a positive impact on pets and pet parents.

Learn About PetSmart

Discover more about how we bring our mission to life. You’ll participate in insightful and informative panel discussions with business leaders and past interns.

Learn About Retail

Learn all about the retail industry, including the product lifecycle, supply chain operations and how to create exceptional customer experiences.

Leadership Support

You’ll have a manager available to work with day-to-day and a dedicated mentor to guide you through the summer. Of course, all of our teams are there to help, as well!


Our application process for 2022 summer interns is now open!

Pick Your Passion

Internships are available in most departments, including Information Technology, Merchandising, Marketing, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Finance, Product Development and more.

Business Impact

You'll spend your summer working on multiple projects that have a real impact on the company, and during your last week, you’ll present to members of our senior leadership team.

hear from interns and trainees


2021 Supply Chain Logistics Analyst Intern

"I couldn't have found a better internship program! I am so happy to be part of the PetSmart family and culture! I have been able to meet some AMAZING people! I couldn’t be more proud of PetSmart and all my support system there. Thank you everyone who is so dedicated and enthusiastic to teach me new tricks! Maya and I loved our time here, and we thank you all for making our experience so special and welcoming.”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


2021 Outbound Transportation Intern

“I had such a great time at PetSmart this summer. I was so impressed by this company's culture, and everyone I met from top to bottom was extremely welcoming and supportive. I'm so glad I was part of this amazing program. A special thanks to the Emerging Talent team, my mentor, my manager, and the rest of the Outbound team for making me feel so at home this summer!”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


2021 Industrial Design Intern

“Roo and I thoroughly enjoyed our internship at PetSmart. He worked hard testing and giving harsh critiques to concepts and designs I came up with. I learned so much this summer and credit this internship being successful due to SO many people. Thank you to the Emerging Talent team for organizing so many different things! Also - my manager was the absolute best throughout the entire summer!”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


2021 Social Media Intern

"I am so grateful for this opportunity. My manager provided so much support and insight. In addition, my team guided me throughout this process. I learned so much and grew professionally. I feel so incredibly lucky to have been here this summer!”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


2021 Buying Intern

“I am honored to have been a part of PetSmart’s 2021 summer internship program. The skills I gained and the knowledge I took away from this experience were immeasurable. I want to give a big shoutout to my manager for the constant support, guidance, and preparation for my first step into the “real world”! From everything I have learned to the talented people I have met, being at PetSmart has marked a defining chapter in my career.”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


2021 Brand Marketing Intern

“I can’t thank my manager and the wonderful Emerging Talent team enough for welcoming me into #LifeatPetSmart with open arms! Ten weeks of collaboration, exploration, and experiencing for myself what makes PetSmart so unique!”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


Merch Trainee

"I met so many kind people and received so many warm welcomes from across the company! #LifeatPetSmart is amazing! Special shout out to my manager and team for being so helpful and answering my countless questions! I’m very grateful to grow and develop with a company dedicated to inclusion, diversity and all things pets!"

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


2021 Buying Intern – Cat Consumables

“I celebrate the wonderful learning experience I had this summer as a buying intern at PetSmart. I loved every minute of my #LifeatPetSmart. I'm so thankful for this great opportunity and all of those who have made it possible!”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


2021 Product Formulation Intern

"A huge thanks to PetSmart for making this summer so memorable! A big thank you to both my mentor and manager for weathering all my questions, banter and jokes this summer. I don't know how I'll ever repay you for the lifetime supply of supplement chews I've received these past 10 weeks - Thank you for helping me experience the world of Pet Food!”

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!


Supply Chain Rotational Analyst

"I learned a ton and met so many amazing people. Special shout out to my team for welcoming me with open arms, big smiles and even bigger hearts. So excited to continue working for this amazing team and organization!"

Learn more about the #PetSmartOnCampus experience here!



of projects are presented to senior leadership, along with a chance to hear from
J.K. Symancyk himself



in Phoenix during the summer. But don't worry, it's a dry heat!



hours of volunteering in the Phoenix community



of our interns accept full-time positions with us

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