Career Opportunity

2024 RL Inspire Summer Internship (IT, Finance, People (HR), Corp Comms)

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Administrative Services


New York


New York


United States

Pay Range: The pay range for this job  is $18.99 - $25.72 per hour; actual pay is dependent on experience and geographic location. 

Benefits: Base pay is only one part of our employee value proposition, which includes a robust benefits package, above-market time off, flexible working arrangements, incentive compensation, where applicable, and varied learning opportunities.

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Company Description

This summer, we are offering a 10-week compensated internship for rising senior undergraduate students a challenging, hands-on experience in the retail industry. Our RL Inspire Internship program is focused on three areas: immersion into RL company & culture, building your network and sharpening your functional skills. 

Starting with a wide tie that revolutionized the fashion industry, Ralph Lauren has built an over 50-year legacy by taking risks and always looking beyond what is in style.  Our brands are timeless at their core, and our consumers know we are not simply dressing them for this season — we are serving them for their lives and lifestyles.

With this uncompromising spirit of innovation, we always endeavor to dream big when it comes to our designs and the ways we bring the World of Ralph Lauren to life. Each new look and every new dream present an opportunity for us to pioneer new ways of producing more responsibly, accelerating our commitments to a more sustainable future, and delivering an enhanced and more seamless connected retail experience for our consumers.

Position Overview

Our intern program will provide you with an opportunity to work on strategic and complex assignments alongside our teams that will help enhance your competencies and skills in a fast-paced, dynamic, international corporate environment. If you’re looking for a place that will challenge you, help you grow, that will give you every opportunity to make a difference, it is Ralph Lauren.  


As an RL Inspire intern, you will …

ONBOARD: Participate in a Company in-person orientation with the entire intern class in New York City 

LEARN: Take part in weekly RL Cultural and Company events including executive speaker events, DEI events and professional development trainings. 

DEVELOP: Receive coaching and on-going feedback from your supervisor and Early Career Talent Team 

COLLABORATE: Work closely with fellow interns on a cross functional group project where you will present to senior leadership at the end of the internship program. 

GIVE BACK: Make a difference by volunteering as part of the Ralph Lauren Gives Back Program

HAVE FUN: Take advantage of social and networking activities as intern cohort 

After successful completion of the program, full time entry-level offers may be extended to top candidates to join our early career rotational program upon graduation

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

To be eligible for a US-based Ralph Lauren Internship position, applicants must:

  • Attend college full-time in the United States and be entering your final semester or year of undergraduate studies. (Expected graduation date : December 2024 or June 2025)
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Able to work in a Hybrid workplace arrangement with 1 to 2 days of in-person work in one of our corporate offices located in NY/NJ/N
  • Available the entire duration of the 10-week internship and reside in commutable distance to one of our office locations (NY, NJ, NC). A housing stipend will be provided to help with travel and accommodations.

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

 Desired skills for all intern roles 

·      Understanding and appreciation of the Ralph Lauren Aesthetic, brand heritage and retail industry 

·      Basic knowledge in MS office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook). 

·      Strong writing skills, communication and math skills; retail math a plus

·      Well organized, eager, creative, team player; Strong collaborative skills set

·      Able to drive results against timelines and managing multiple priorities and execute effectively; strong attention to detail 

·      Think strategically to seize opportunities and solve problems

·      Active listener with strong communication; able to communicate ideas written and verbally.

·      Able to balance creativity and effectiveness

·      A self-starter with an ability to excel in a dynamic, ever-changing environment and to switch gears as required

·      Champion of Diversity & Psychological Safety                        

·      Curious, desire to learn, innovative, forward thinking, strong interpersonal skills

 Desired Skills for specific intern roles:

IT roles: Major: Information Technology or Computer Science

Sourcing & Logistics roles:

·      Major: Engineering (Industrial & Systems Engineering preferred)                                                                                         

·      Ability to be onsite in North Carolina        

Ralph Lauren will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest or conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of the law, including any applicable fair chance laws.