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Internship Program

Expand your learning outside the classroom.

The WWT Internship Program is 10-14 week summer program designed to give college students an opportunity to experience the workplace prior to graduation and enhance their education. Our program is focused on better preparing students for the business world while providing valuable contributions to our company. WWT interns work in a dynamic and collaborative culture that highlights career opportunities and advancement. 

The Application for Summer 2021 is now open and will close Sunday, November 1, 2020. “Find Your Fit” and learn more about our program specifics below.

*Please note, with the growing risk of COVID-19, our Internship Program dates, details and hiring are subject to change.

Find Your Fit

Creating a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity is what makes us unique as an organization, but inclusion is what sparks our innovation and creativity. Our focus areas include Workforce, Business Impact, and Community Outreach. Building and retaining a diverse workforce starts with our recruiting efforts, reinforced through our leadership. We leverage collaborations through strategic diverse partners, inclusive professional organizations, Historically Black Universities, inclusive campus affinity groups and community outreach partners. These organizations have continually allowed us to build a recruitment strategy in diverse areas through job boards and events while serving as a means to develop a talent pipeline for our future. Our vision and mission are to provide all employees an opportunity to advance their competencies through continuous learning while building a sense of comradery, mentorship and increased awareness throughout the organization, making WWT a Great Place to Work for All.

Benefits and Perks

Through recruitment, workforce inclusion and education we provide our employees with the needed resources for success and strive to maintain our Great Place to Work® atmosphere by always putting our employees first. Our commitment to developing our students begins with an assigned manager AND mentor to be sure all interns have the proper internal resources and support while with us. Time spent at WWT as an intern also means exposure to our encouraging executive leadership through various events and presentations.

The WWT Internship program offers many unique experiences to our interns, all of which are specifically designed to foster the professional growth of our students and contribute to the advancement of their education.

As an intern, you will not only have the benefit of gaining real-world job experience, but you’ll also enjoy benefits and perks similar to our full-time employees.

EVENTS
  • Intern Kick-Off Week – The first week of the summer program, where students are welcomed to WWT through an event-filled week of activities and learning.
  • Annual Great Place to Work Celebration – Being a Great Place to Work is something to celebrate! With this annual celebration, students get to participate, volunteer and have fun.
  • Intern Outing – Exclusive to our interns, this off-campus event is an opportunity for students to mingle with their peers during a fun activity like sand volleyball, bowling, etc.
  • Intern Leadership Summit – This summit gives students an opportunity to hear from various department leaders talk about different areas of the business.
  • Flash Week – Followed by the Intern Leadership Summit, this is an opportunity for students to think outside of their own box and shadow in different (and multiple) areas of the business. Whether you are an HR student wanting to learn more about the ATC or a Supply Chain Intern wanting to learn more about marketing, Flash Week has something for you
  • Fireside Chat With the Executives - Our leaders are tapped into the future of WWT. Join them for a Q&A panel to get to know more about their professional journeys and gain advice from the experts.
  • Chat With the Chairman – Students get to meet and have a session with our Chairman and Founder, Dave Steward, as he reflects on the history of WWT as well as his vision for the future of the business.
WORKSHOPS
  • Resume Building Workshop – WWT Interns get to hear firsthand from our recruiters about the ins and outs of hiring, along with how to build an ideal resume.
  • Generational Navigation Workshop – Did you know for the first time in history, there are five generations in the workplace? We teach our interns how to navigate gracefully and the importance of different perspectives in the workplace.
  • Diversity and Inclusion – Diversity and Inclusion starts with WWT’s future. Here, students learn from our VP of Global Human Resources about the importance of D&I in our organization.
  • Coaching Presentation With the CFO – We have a very special way of encouraging growth and development, which is through our coaching tool. Hear from our Chief Financial Officer on how to apply this tool to your professional and personal lives.
  • Trust Presentation With the PresidentTrust, being the first of our seven core values, is highly valued at WWT. Hear from WWT's President about the different kinds of trust and how we implement them into our workplace.
  • Goal Setting Workshop - Here, interns learn the importance of organizing, setting and achieving their goals.
  • Cyber Security Bootcamp – Taught by our cyber gurus, you will hear all things security, from best practices to trends!
  • Presentation Skills - Practice the art of public speaking and presenting.
CAPSTONE PROJECT

Each summer, our leadership teams come together to decide on a Capstone Project relevant to WWT’s business needs for the interns to work on throughout their program. Groups of 8-10 interns from different departments will work together to solve the business problem and present their outcomes to leadership and WWT team members at the end of the summer. This project serves as a means for students to collaborate, apply skills and deep dive into WWT’s business solutions. The ideas are used, implemented and contribute to the overall go to market strategy.

And YES, a winning group is chosen for the most captivating project!

Program Qualifications

Program Qualifications

We are committed to investing in you personally and professionally, and that means finding an internship within our company that is right for you. Explore the "Find Your Fit" section to get an idea of specific qualifications.

Here are the basics:

  • Must have at least one completed semester of college.
  • Currently enrolled in a four-year university and will have at least one semester left after the internship.
  • Must be pursuing a degree relevant to the business.
  • Must be able to complete the 10-14 week program and be present for key dates throughout the summer.
  • Must provide reliable housing and transportation.

If you’re interested in any of our opportunities, are looking for a challenging internship program and meet the qualifications, apply for our next program!

Application Process

WWT’s selection and hiring process is unique. We embrace your individual strengths and want to understand a candidates’ experience, education, skills, career desires and individual talents. We also look for candidates who are aligned with our core values of THE PATH.

If you do not meet WWT’s current needs, your resume will remain in our database for a period of time. If a future opening matches your qualifications, we will not hesitate to be in contact with you.

Apply online by filling out the application in its entirety.

  1. You will receive an automatic email notification that confirms we received your application.
  2. Recruiters will review the applications and resumes to identify candidates that meet our specific needs.
  3. If you meet WWT’s qualifications, a recruiter will contact you to begin the interview process. This process may involve various interviews through video conferencing, phone and face-to-face.

Hear what our Summer 2020 Interns had to say!

Josh, Integration Services Intern
Libby, Human Resources Intern
Keith, ATC Automation Intern
Kayla, Creative Services Intern
Joelle, Business Marketing Intern

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

To apply for the WWT Internship Program, please visit the “Application Process” tab.

When will the hiring decisions be made?

The recruitment process for our program begins in September, with final hiring decisions made in late April.

What can I expect for the interview process?

Applicants will first be screened by a recruiter in our HR department to see if your education, experience, skills and interests align with the requirements of the internship. If it’s decided to further pursue a candidate, an interview will be scheduled with a hiring manager.

Is this internship paid?

Yes. Our competitive compensation varies depending on job duties and tenure.

Where will the internship be located?

The majority of our internship opportunities are at our headquarters location in Maryland Heights, MO and our warehouses located in Edwardsville, IL. We also offer internships at a variety of our remote office locations. Please inquire for more information about these opportunities. WWT does not pay for housing or transportation for any internship at any office location. 

When does the program start/end?

The program kick-off is typically in May and will continue through August for 10 to 14 weeks. The program end date varies for each intern, dependent on his/her college schedule.

Are there year round opportunities?

Yes. Although it is not guaranteed, there are some departments who are able to offer their summer interns year-round, part-time work after the summer program is over.

Will I be hired after graduation?

WWT is fully invested in our internship program; however, we cannot guarantee a full time position to any intern after he/she graduates.

What do I need to know for the interview?

We encourage you to explore our platform, careers page and social media to be all caught up on WWT's Mission, Vision, Core Values and other business initiatives.