Are you a college student looking for a summer internship? Finding the right company is not an easy task. There are many things to consider, and with all the options to choose from, it’s hard to know where to begin.

To start, ask yourself:

“Where can I gain real-world experience and have fun while doing it?”

We have good news! We offer an awesome internship program that will make your decision a no-brainer.

Is Publix the Right Fit for You?

If you have shopped in our stores 01_Intern_Image 2before, you have probably noticed that Publix is very focused on customer service. What you may not know is that our associates are just as important as our customers. Our associates are valued and appreciated, which in turn encourages them to take care of our customers.

We have been among Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For 20 consecutive years. There is a reason for that, our culture is strong because we are focused on the same principles we were founded on 87 years ago. We offer great benefits, promote from within and give back to our communities. If you are looking for a company with strong core values and a revered brand, look no further. Our internship program offers great opportunities to jump-start your career.

While we love welcoming our own associates into the program, you don’t have to be a current Publix associate to be considered for an internship position. We welcome all degree-seeking students who are looking to learn and build on their experience.

Does Publix Offer a Variety of Programs for Different Interests?

Absolutely! We offer more than 35 positions each summer for college students. Here are a few examples of departments that you might be interested in:

These departments only scratch the surface. We have a wide range of internship positions each year.

Majoring in Marine Biology? Passionate about the ocean? Our Seafood team works closely with suppliers to ensure sustainability of our seafood while also making sure our customers are getting the best quality product.
Studying to be an architect? Our Facilities teams can teach you a thing or two about what goes into building our stores and warehouses.
Dreaming of developing others? Our Education and Training Development team could use your talents to help create training for our retail and corporate associates.

Going to school for Communications? You could spend your summer working with our Social Media team engaging with customers on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.
No matter where your interests lie, we may have something for you.

What Does the Internship Program Entail?

During the summer months, you will spend your time working 40 hours a week in your role.

As an intern, you can look forward to:

  • Hands-on experience – working on projects that have a real impact on the company’s operations
  • Executive luncheons – meeting with company executives
  • Social events– networking and building relationships with interns in other departments
  • Community service project – giving back to the community while spending time with peers
  • Tours of distribution/manufacturing facilities – getting a behind-the-scenes look at some of our operations
  • Presentation – showcasing your summer project to company executives and leaders

What Perks Does the Program Offer?

Aside from competitive hourly pay and the opportunity to network and showcase yourself, there is even more to look forward to. As a college student, free is probably a favorite adjective. When you intern with us, you are offered free housing and free lunch; a complete win-win in anyone’s book! Who doesn’t love free?

How Do I Apply?

Internships are generally 01_Intern_Image 3posted in the beginning of February, with selections made in April. To apply, visit our Careers site and find the internship best suited for you. Keep in mind that our internships are highly competitive, with thousands of submissions received. Be sure to monitor our openings and apply quickly for this great opportunity!

If you are looking for an opportunity to gain experience, or start your career, we hope you will consider applying to intern with us.

Jazmyn M.

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Jazmyn M. started her career with Publix in 2012 as a Front Service Clerk where she enjoyed engaging with customers and quickly fell in love with the company. Jazmyn's passion for Publix came full circle. As the company's Employment Branding Specialist, Jazmyn gets to share what she loves about working for Publix and helps our recruiters advertise job openings through traditional print, digital, and social media advertising. In her free time, she enjoys writing, spending time with her friends and family and occasionally binging a series on Netflix. Jazmyn looks forward to continuing to educate others about the career opportunities that exist at Publix and showcasing why it is a great place to work.

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