When school is out for the summer, you “betta” believe PetSmart is the place to be. By joining one of our immersive, early career programs, you’ll be prepared to dive right into a fulfilling career!
Whatever your major, you'll use your education and skill set to help make a positive impact on pets and pet parents.
All PetSmart interns will be paid as an hourly associate during their time with us on a weekly basis. Your pay rate will be outlined in your offer letter.
Relocation and Housing Available
PetSmart offers interns pet-friendly, furnished housing accommodations in proximity to our home office. Qualifying students will also receive a monetary stipend that will assist you in getting to and from Phoenix. Additional details will be provided to those students who meet requirement.
Take part in developmental sessions covering topics such as public speaking, via our Toastmasters on-campus leaders, wellness & work activities and more! We aim for your time in Phoenix to aid in developing you both personally and professionally.
And some fun too, of course!
From being able to bring your pet to work, remember – housing is pet-friendly – to fun, team-building activities, #LifeAtPetSmart is the place to be! Scroll down to see what some of our past interns and rotational associates have to say!.
Recruitment efforts begin once schools are in session & career fairs begin in September. The interview process includes an initial interview & if selected, progresses to a 2nd round final interview conducted by leaders & teammates within the respective department. We make every effort to be as expeditious as possible, please be mindful that a real person will review each application, not AI. Once our internship roles are live, you’re able to submit your application directly on this site.
Here at PetSmart, we’re all rooting for you! You’ll receive exposure to Senior Leadership across the organization, and also be assigned a dedicated Manager, to support your projects & development efforts, as well as a dedicated Mentor, who will be there to assist in anything from showing you how things operate at home office, as well as those little things like getting connected to the right printer, navigating all the little questions or information support for you all summer long.
Pick Your Passion
Internships are available in a variety of areas, including in IT, Merchandising, Buying, Supply Chain, Human Resources, Finance, Marketing, & more. Working cross-functionally is part of #LifeAtPetSmart, so you can count on being exposed to cross-functional business partners & peers who will help you succeed.
Impact the Business
PetSmart interns are empowered to apply their studies to multiple projects while bringing their unique perspectives to the company. Several of the program’s alumni recommendations have been implemented, proving continued efficiencies & streamlined processes within the offices, Distribution Centers, and PetSmart stores.
Customer Experience (Marketing) Rotational Program
During this 11-month program, you’ll gain a holistic understanding of our marketing function as you rotate through the integrated marketing, national promotions, internal & external communications, and PR teams and then graduate into an entry-level role.
Digital Rotational Program
Through this 11-month program, you’ll gain a keen understanding of all things digital and work with teams such as Digital Merchandising, omni channel operations, digital product and UX, as well as analytics and business management. Aimed at focusing solely on our pet-parent’s digital experience, you’ll get an opportunity to make business-impactful recommendations, all while building up your tool kit for your future role.
Merchant Trainee Program
In this 18-week rotation, you’ll be immersed in the world of merchandising: buying, planning and product development. Upon completion, you’ll be placed within an entry-level role within this department.